Job Opening – Wanda Alston Foundation

Wanda Alston Foundation

Employment Opportunities

We’re hiring! Join our team and be a part of the life changing work we do everyday to support LGBTQ youth in Washington D.C.   The Wanda Alston Foundation understands the value of its employees and how quality work translates into improved services for the LGBTQ youth we serve. For these reasons, the Wanda Alston Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to its employees as well as ongoing training and career growth opportunities.

Please contact hr@wandaalstonfoundation.org with any questions.

Currently Hiring:


HOUSE Monitor

The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a House Monitor to join their team.
About the Wanda Alston Foundation

At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is their mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer
(LGBTQ+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are experiencing
homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to achieve this
mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness. They
provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and assist youth in their
goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Thier programming is youth-
centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and self-sufficiency.

Job Description:
The House Monitor works to ensure that all LGBTQ youth, ages 18 to 24, who are residents of the Wanda
Alston Foundation youth housing program are safe, supported, monitored and cared for respectfully. This
position works with the Case Manager and the Operation Manager to implement tasks, directives, and
intervention to assist residents in meeting their case plan goals. The role is essential to ensuring that residents
adhere to the program, including the housing rules, policies and regulations. This position reports to the
Operations Manager.
Tasks include, but are not limited to:
 Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the facility, including chore assignment and adherence to
House rules and regulations.
 Monitor building and facility conditions following agency guidelines for maintenance and coordinate
the acquisition of furniture and other household supplies.
 Works with case manager to develop and monitor individual case plans for residents to provide
optimum supportive services.
 Mentor residents and coordinate services as needed such as making doctor’s appointments, helping
with schoolwork, and applying to jobs.
 Implement strategies to motivate resident’s attendance and participation in life skills workshops,
mental health therapy appointments, and other programs
 Coordinate activities of volunteers and social work interns assigned to facility or individual residents.

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 Make entries into the Daily Log detailing activities and observed behavioral changes in youth
 Perform other duties as assigned, understanding the changing environment working with youth in a
housing environment.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
 High School Diploma/GED Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 Competency in basic community engagement, medical, social, and practical case management.
 Experience working directly with LGBTQ young adults preferred.
 Experience in Group Home living or Shelter facility preferred.
 Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery work, family systems, mental health concerns, and
suicidality.
 Must be a self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks and needs with the ability to prioritize and
execute tasks efficiently.
 Sensitivity to the needs and problems of primarily Black/African American LGBTQ young adults
who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, and who have experienced trauma.
 Must be able to exercise patience and understanding in escalated or crisis situations.

Other Terms of Employment:
● Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child Protection Register,
and criminal background check prior to employment
● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
● Full-Time, exempt position
● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
● $15.20 an hour
● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

Clinical Director

About the Organization
We are proud to honor the legacy of Wanda Alston, a Black lesbian activist that trailblazed new
opportunities for the LGBTQIA2S+ community and the civil rights movement. Some of her most notable
achievements include Co-Chair of the 1995 United Nations Women’s Conference, Member of the
National Board of Directors of the National Organization of Women, and Peer Advocate for the recovery
movement in DC. Wanda was the inaugural Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT+ Affairs from
February 2004 until her tragic death in March 2005. Founded in 2007, the Wanda Alston Foundation
carries on her legacy of service in providing three residential experiences for members of the LGBTQ+ community:

Wanda’s House – Founded in 2007, our inaugural facility located in Ward 7 hosts up to nine youth
Residents (ages 16 to 24) for a maximum of 18 months.

Alston’s Place – Founded in June 2020, WAF became the fifth organization in DC and the first LGBTQ+
focused housing facility to open an Extended Transitional Housing facility that hosts up to twelve youth
Residents for a maximum of six years.

Counseling Center – Founded in February of 2022, WAF opened a therapy clinic and emergency
housing program for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence.
Renita’s – In the planning stages, this will be a maximum 24-month facility to serve 2 adult transmen of
color experiencing homelessness. This program is the first of its kind in Washington, DC.

All facilities seek to provide residents with a safe, supportive living environment, case management,
connection to medical and mental health services, and support to meet education, employment, and
personal development goals. The program seeks to assist residents with life skills development and
access to stable, permanent housing in the community.

Role Summary
The Clinical Director delivers trauma-informed, strengths-based guidance to best support client-centered
case management services, in-house programs and events, and advocating for our youth’s mental health
needs. The Clinical Director provides evaluations, individual therapy, psychoeducation, and support to
Wanda Alston Foundation residents in acute crisis situations to assist with stabilization within the
transitional home. The Clinical Director provides client centered therapeutic services to address the
client’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health goals through coordinated activities and referrals. The

Clinical Director supervises and supports clinical staff and interns by providing clinical supervision and
crisis intervention. The Clinical Director is responsible for providing weekly clinical consultation to staff,
managing our mental health-focused student interns, and informing policy, programming, and initiative
development with a focus on the health and wellness needs of our youth. The Clinical Director also
works to connect youth to holistic supportive services with the goal of developing skills that lead to
sustainable mental health goals. The Clinical Director also supports the Wanda Alston Foundation
Housing program by providing clinical guidance to staff when deemed necessary by case management
staff or Operations Director.  The Clinical Director will report directly to the executive director.

Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
● Provides assessments of new clients
● Present psychosocial needs, strengths, and limitations of all assigned clients during supervision,
house monitor meetings, as needed, and case consultation
● Recruitment, management, supervision, and appropriate assignment of clinical interns
● Lead creation and facilitation of internal staff skill development with a focus on psychoeducation,
strengths-based youth engagement, and supporting our staff as credible messengers to our residents,
including providing staff orientation for new hires.
● Providing clinical supervision and oversight to Case Managers and interns
● Meeting with residents as needed to address acute or crisis mental health care issues
● Oversight and auditing of client documentation and clinical/case management paper and
clinical records in monthly meetings with Executive Director and Operations Director
● Participating in outside community and agency meetings, building partnerships with community
agencies to gather resources beneficial to the organization
● Ensuring youth perspective is included at all Wanda Alston Foundation staff meetings
● Consulting and creating program policy related to clinical issues and clinical supervision
● Attending and reporting on biweekly CAHP policy meetings
● Program reporting and data acquisition, with a strong focus towards supporting maintenance of
internal reports archive

Required Skills and Qualifications
● Master’s of Social Work degree, or equivalent (i.e. MHC, MPC)
● District of Columbia advanced clinical licensure (i.e. LGSW, LICSW, LMHC, LMPC) with 3+
years clinical experience post obtaining advanced clinical licensure**
● 2+ years of clinical supervisory experience (i.e. interns, fellows, staff)
● 2+ years of case management experience
● At least 1 year of experience working with LGBTQIA2S+ youth
● At least 1 year of experience working in a residential setting, preferably youth focused (i.e.
outpatient, group home)
● Notable experience in developing and implementing strengths-based, trauma-informed care
practices to clients with complex trauma recovering from experiences related to substance abuse and/or
systemic oppression unique to youth experiencing homelessness
● Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
LGBTQIS2S+ youth at-risk or experiencing homelessness
● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, reliability, and a commitment to and passion for the
Wanda Alston Foundation’s mission
**Open to candidates in the process of achieving their licensure at the time of interview

Other Terms of Employment:
● Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child
Protection Register and criminal background check prior to employment
● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position (booster included if eligible)
● 20-30 hours a week (may fluctuate)
● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
● $42 an hour
● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The Wanda Alston Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are
committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate in employment,
volunteerism, or internship provision on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity, political affiliation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization,
parental status, military service or other non-merit factor.
LGBTQ+ identified people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with a personal history
of overcoming homelessness are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, please email us your resume
and cover letter in one PDF document to Human Resources Manager Joya Corr at
jcorr@wandaalstonfoundation.org with the subject line “Applicant – Clinical Director Position.”

Start Date: Immediately

Operations Manager

The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking an Operations Manager to join our team.
About the Wanda Alston Foundation:
At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is our mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer
(LGBTQIA2S+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQIA2S+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are
experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to
achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQIA2S+ youth who are experiencing
homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and
assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Our
programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and self-
sufficiency.

Job Description:
The Operations Manager is a high level, key part of this management team and is responsible for the overall
success of the programs that WAF operate. In this role, the operations director is the direct supervisor of
approximately 15 to 20 house monitors who staff the facilities on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis. The
Operations Manager is responsible for the scheduling, training, and evaluation of house monitors. The
Operations Manager will work closely with the Human Resources Manager to communicate hiring needs and
assist with the onboarding of new hires.
The Operations Manager is also responsible for day-to-day operations of the youth facilities. The Operations
Manager is responsible for the maintenance of the youth housing facilities and must respond to house
monitors’ and/or residents’ maintenance requests in a timely and appropriate manner. The operations
manager will work closely with the case managers and the clinical director to ensure that the needs of the
youth residents are met, and that the programing that WAF provides meet all goals and objectives.
The operations director will report directly to the executive director.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:
 Creating a bi-weekly staff schedule taking into consideration leave requests and PTO
 Finding staff coverage when staff call out
 Facilitating a weekly staff meeting with house monitors
 Assessing and communicating hiring needs to human resources
 Training of new staff
 Evaluating staff performance and conducting performance evaluations on a yearly basis
 Administering warnings of policy violations and process terminations as appropriate
 Responding to maintenance requests and connecting with contractors as needed
 Collaborating with case managers and clinical director to ensure program goals are being met
 Ensuring that all necessary resident and programmatic data is uploaded on HMIS database
 Developing and implementing policies and procedures in alignment with program objectives
 Management of programmatic expenses and tracking of invoices while remaining within budget
 Maintaining and expanding relationships with partnership organizations and stakeholders

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
 Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
 At least three years of management experience required, preferably in nonprofit or startup
 Supervisory experience preferred
 Experience working directly with the LGBTQIA2S+ population preferred
 Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficient
 Must be a creative problem solver
 Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills
 Experience working in group home living, transitional shelter, or emergency shelter facility preferred
 Must be a self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks
efficiently
 Sensitivity to the needs and problems of primarily Black/African American LGBTQIA2S+ young
adults who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, and who have experienced trauma
 Some evenings and weekends may be required in this role

Other Terms of Employment:
● Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child Protection Register
and criminal background check prior to employment
● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
● Full-Time, exempt position
● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
● $55,000 starting salary
● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

Outreach Advocate

The Wanda Alston Foundation (WAF) is currently seeking an Outreach Advocate.
About the Wanda Alston Foundation
The Wanda Alston Foundation, provides trauma informed support services to LGBTQIA2S+
individuals, through youth housing and counseling center for survivors of partner abuse and
sexual violence. The organization began with youth housing and it is our mission to eradicate
lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2S+)
homelessness and to ensure LGBTQIA2S+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are
experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation
works to achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQIA2S+ youth who
are experiencing homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access
to essential services, and assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow
for independent living. Our programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on
personal growth, development, and self-sufficiency.

The Wanda Alston Foundation also has a Counseling Center for LGBTQIA2S+ people
experiencing intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence. The Wanda Alston Counseling
Center (WACC) provides trauma-informed counseling, case management, and emergency
housing for LGBTQIA2S+ individuals who are experiencing or have experienced intimate
partner violence and/or sexual violence. A strong part of this program is to provide training to
other providers to advocate for improved quality of care at other organizations. In addition, we
do community education and outreach efforts.

Job Description:
The Wanda Alston Counseling Center is seeking an Outreach Advocate to conduct outreach and
provide trauma-informed support to survivors. The Outreach Advocate will also provide
educational presentations to community partners as part of the outreach efforts and work closely
with WACC intake and clinical staff, to ensure survivors are accessing the full suite of services
available to them. The Outreach Advocate will work with community partners and providers to
coordinate services and facilitate connections using a “warm hand off approach” while carrying
out WACC mission.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:
● Coordinate and execute virtual and in person presentations.
● Assisting in the development and delivery of trainings and workshops for professionals,
college students, community members, and youth to address intimate partner violence
and sexual violence.
● Provide preliminary crisis intervention services to individuals who identify as survivors
during outreach.
● Assist survivors with navigating and connecting to advocacy and other services at
WACC and other community resources.
● Develops and maintains trusting relationships with schools, service providers, families
and their communities through equity-based programs.
● Representing WACC at community events (ex: health fairs, resource fairs, etc.).
● Assist with the planning, organizing and implementation of community and annual
awareness events around intimate partner violence within the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
● Maintain social media presence.
● Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional
engagement.
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
● Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work
● Experience with community outreach preferred
● Experience with providing trainings and/or group facilitation
● Strong oral and written communication, organizational, problem solving and planning
skills
● Experience working with survivors of partner abuse, sexual assault or other personal
violence.
● Willingness and ability to travel and work occasional evenings and limited weekends
as necessary
● At least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area
● High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred
● Sensitivity to the needs and problems of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals who are homeless
or at risk for homelessness
● Experience working closely with the LGBTQIA2S+ community

Other Terms of Employment:
● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
● Full-Time, exempt position
● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
● $45,000 annual salary
● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

If you are or know anyone interested, they can reach out for more information and/or email their resumes directly to the HR Manager – jcorr@wandaalstonfoundation.org
Apply today by clicking here.

Oportunidad de empleo con Mundo Verde

Mundo Verde busca contratar personal adicional para su programa de día extendido. Este programa de inmersión en español ofrece actividades dinámicas de enriquecimiento para estudiantes de 3 a 12 años y se lleva a cabo todos los días después de la escuela, de 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p. M. De lunes, martes, jueves, viernes y miércoles de 10 a 6 p. M. El personal debe dominar el español y tener un título de asociado o experiencia equivalente.

Se adjunta la descripción del trabajo de Asociado después de la escuela.

Los candidatos interesados en el puesto pueden postularse aquí.

DC Center Reopening FAQ

As we reopen, the DC Center is doing our best to meet the needs of our community while creating a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Please see below some of the information available about our space, our meetings, and other questions. We will update this information as necessary as the situation changes or we understand better what information people are looking for.

 

What are The DC Center’s hours of operation?

  • Mondays through Fridays from 12pm to 6pm
  • Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
  • Sundays are closed

 

Are support groups/meetings meeting in-person, virtually or hybrid?

Based on surveys and conversations with peer group facilitators and participants and abiding by social distancing guidelines, we are offering a hybrid (physical with webstation for Zoom) option for some while a completely virtual option for others, at each groups’ discretion. The information is available on the event sign-up for each group (easily found via: thedccenter.org/calendar

 

Which groups/meetings, and when, are offering a hybrid (in-person with webstation) meeting option? (This list subject to change as groups choose to return to the DC Center’s offices)

Fridays: Tea Time from 2 – 4 pm.

2nd Tuesday: Coming Out Group from 7 to 8:30pm.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays: Job Club from 6 – 7 pm.

3rd Saturdays: KhushDC from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

4th Saturdays: Black Lesbian Peer Support Group from 11 am – 1 pm

 

Which groups/meetings, and when, are offering a virtual (Zoom) only meeting option?

Any groups not listed above are meeting virtually.

Can I just walk-in to participate in a hybrid support group/meeting?

Currently, the Center is unable to accommodate walk-ups for peer support groups. Registration in advance will be required for peer support group meetings. Information in this regard will be circulated among peer support group leaders and participants as well as be listed on the Center’s website.

 

Are therapy meetings still being offered at the Center?

At this time all mental health therapy groups and sessions are remaining virtual via HIPAA compliant Zoom due to the continuing rates of COVID-19. A hybrid model of virtual and in person therapy services will be re-evaluated once the pandemic conditions permit safe in-person meeting.

 

When is the Center expected to open back up and what are some of the processes?

  • Monday October 4th; Monday through Friday 12 to 6pm; Saturday 11 to 3pm.
  • CyberStation social distance with three separate computers.
  • Peer and Support groups able to offer hybrid options depending on the comfort level of members and facilitators STARTING on Oct 13th. Option to sign up and come to join the Zoom meeting.
  • Mental Health services are to remain virtual at this time.
  • The Library and Lounge will have social distancing with fewer seats available to accommodate social distancing.
  • New and expanding clothing closet and food pantry for those in need of clothes and food.
  • The Art Gallery is opening up Saturday October 2nd with new artists. Art will be up for the next three months so it can be seen.

 

Now that the Center is reopening again, what kind of opportunities are available for those in the community who would like to get involved?

  • The best way to stay current with the Center’s activities is to subscribe to our newsletter via our website which comes out every week. This includes volunteer opportunities, information about art installation, monthly programs, and all different social media accounts to get news updates.
  • Volunteers wanting to become a support group facilitator are provided with the necessary training.
  • Joining a support group is the best way to stay connected to the Center and others in the community.
  • There is an events volunteer list to help in events like help preparing to open before events.
  • Members of the community can also join a board committee to help and learn how the Center works.

 

What will be the mitigation efforts to reopen the Center back safely?

  • Self-screenings will ask questions with regards to health symptoms.
  • Per DC law all staff are required to be vaccinated. However, proof of vaccinations or recent test are not going to be asked from community members.
  • In the center social distance practices and mask wearing will be mandated.
  • Peer support groups are being offered in hybrid format so those who are not feeling well do not feel obligated to come into the Center.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines contact-tracing will be implemented so signup sheets will be mandatory for all who visit the center with their name, phone number and email address.
  • 2 portable air filters have been purchased for the DC Center’s meeting space. They are rated to filter down to .01 microns in size.

 

Are masks required at the Center?

Per CDC guidelines all staff/participants (2yrs or older) physically at the building are required to always wear masks to stop the spreading of COVID-19.

 

What will happen if either staff or participants test positive for COVID-19?

  • The Center will be closed until a full deep cleaning is completed.
  • Staff present/exposed will be asked to quarantine and work remotely until such time as they can provide a negative non-rapid COVID test, per CDC guidelines.
  • Participants/guests who visited 3-4 days prior will be notified of the potential exposure and be asked to contact the DC Center if they are showing symptoms.

 

Will social distancing be enforced at the Center?

The maximum number of people in the DC Center at one time has been adjusted to a maximum of 25 to 30 to accommodate enough space for social distancing.

 

What kind of sanitation procedures will be implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID-19?

  • Sneeze Guards will be installed at the Cyber Center and front desk, as well as 6-foot distance floor markers.
  • A sanitation station will be set up outside the Center that includes wipes/sanitizer, gloves, mask and health self-assessment.
  • Using a clean pen and used pen system, all who enter the Center will need to fill out a log for contact tracing purposes with information such as name, phone number and email address.
  • Cleaning and sanitation procedures will be implemented more frequently throughout the day.
  • Air purification system will be provided for various spaces within the Center.

 

If I am unwilling or unable to comply with mask mandates, will I be turned away from the Center?

To enter the DC Center, you will be asked to wear a mask. If someone is unwilling or unable to wear a mask and/or mentions health issues, assistance will be provided to them outside the DC Center in the Atrium to the best of our staff’s ability. We ask that everyone consider that many people come through the DC Center on a regular basis, so it’s important to make sure everyone is protecting the community by doing what we can. 

 

If rates of COVID continue to rise in DC will the Center remain open?

Federal and local guidelines will be closely monitored and adhered to, up to and including closing the Center due to an increase in COVID cases in the DC area to ensure the safety of our employees and constituents.

DC Center reopens to the Public

Relaying information about the DC Center's reopening

The DC Center Reopens to the public Monday, October 4th!

 

The DC Center is excited to announce that we are reopening to the public effective Monday, October 4th. After providing services virtually nonstop since March 2020, we are overjoyed to welcome the community back into our space. We are going to be modifying how we provide services, please check out some of the information below to know how we’re keeping the community safe, as well as how we are asking the community to help protect the staff and others at The DC Center.

 

Hours of Operation

The DC Center will resume our normal office hours of 12 pm – 6 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm. We are still located at the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105.

Expectations

As grantees of the DC government, The DC Center staff fall under Mayor Bowser’s vaccine mandate, so all staff are required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing. While we are not mandating vaccinations from our participants, we are asking people to wear masks that cover mouths and noses securely (disposable masks are available at the entrance to the DC Center), and self-screen for common COVID-19 symptoms (fever/shakes, recent loss of sense of smell, congestion, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, etc) and ask for assistance outside the DC Center’s offices if they aren’t feeling well.

FAQ

Services available

The DC Center will be making some changes to the way we operate, especially in how we have our peer support groups. Please click here for Hybrid Peer Support Group information. Otherwise services are listed below with a quick summary of changes in how we operate

Cyber Center: Reduced capacity, 3 people at once. If someone is waiting to use the services, we will discuss what makes sense with everyone trying to use the Cyber Center.

Mental Health Services: Mental Health Services will be remote for the time being. If you are interested in receiving services, you can email supportdesk@thedccenter.org to get started.

Lounge: Our lounge has been rearranged to help promote social distancing, as has our Meeting Room Space.

Clothing Closet: Our Clothing Closet has been relocated and better organized to help people more easily access it.

Food Pantry: Our Food Pantry is being restocked, as much of the donated food had expired during the pandemic.

Referrals/Service Linkages: These are happening in person or can be accessed by calling our Main desk at (202) 682-2245, or via email at Supportdesk@thedccenter.org

 

 

Job Opening – Lutheran Church of the Reformation Washington, DC

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Open Positions

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Washington, DC

Applications due: September 15, 2021

Preferred Start Date: Immediate and negotiable

Director of Operations (reposting)

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a creative leader and effective manager to serve as director of operations to help us worship God, serve our neighbors, and care for creation. The director of operations manages the facilities, office, and financial ministries. The director of operations supervises and collaborates with a great variety of people, communicates effectively with compassion, and manages projects with technical savvy.  This is a full-time position (Monday-Friday) performed in the congregation office. The starting salary range is $55,000-60,000. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Administrative Assistant 

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a part-time administrative assistant to advance God’s mission and ministry. The administrative assistant prepares and publishes the weekly worship booklet, provides front office and clerical support, and assists with the Food Pantry distribution. This position facilitates a healthy, effective flow of information within the congregation and with its partners. This is a 32-hour/week position (Monday-Thursday) performed in the congregation office. The hourly starting wage is $20. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Visit the website www.ReformationDC.org/apply to learn about the congregation and see complete job descriptions, including compensation and benefits. Generous and competitive compensation package includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Michael D. Wilker at apply@ReformationDC.org.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation is a dynamic spiritual community located in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Reformation enjoys an active, diverse, and engaged congregation of 170 households. The Holy Spirit inspires and provokes us to keep reforming church and society. Since 1987, Reformation has welcomed and affirmed LGBTQ+ persons and their families. We work for racial equity and economic justice within our community and nation. The congregation has a large facility comprised of the sanctuary building, education building, and three row houses. We maintain several long-term space use agreements with approximately ten equally diverse, independent organizations that serve children and adults, including Hill Havurah, the Jewish community on Capitol Hill. Reformation also hosts many groups for other religious, cultural, and advocacy events.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS WINTER 2020

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County, offers free Adult English classes to anyone that is 18 years or older and lives or works in Maryland. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they will be offering online classes. Interested clients should click on the link with the most suitable schedule.

 

Morning Classes (9:30 am- 1:30pm)

Daytime Classes (10am-2pm)

Evening Classes (6:30pm-9pm and 6:00pm-9pm)

 

 

We Are Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

 

The DC Center will be closed on June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth

and

to support the #StrikeForBlackLives. #BlackLivesMatter

If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org

 

DC Center – Closed Effective 3/16/20

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Taking guidance and recommendations about social distancing from the DC government and the CDC, effective Monday, March 16th, The DC Center for the LGBT Community’s office will be closed. Staff are still working remotely, and will be checking emails and voicemails multiple times each day. Please reach out to supportdesk@thedccenter.org to connect with the DC Center, as we are still able to provide services and support.

If you are interested in attending support groups remotely, please reach out to your facilitator or supportdesk@thedccenter.org and we can provide options for remote meetings using conference lines.

The situation is changing rapidly, please refer to the CDC’s website and coronavirus.dc.gov for up-to-date information on what you can do to help prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

The DC Center team will be meeting regularly to assess the situation and rest assured that we will open as soon as it is safe to do so, as we know that many of our clients and participants are vulnerable and will need support. If you are able, please consider donating and supporting organizations that provide food, medicine, and other support to marginalized populations. 

 

If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org

 

Job Opening at the DC Center : Social Worker/Therapist

Job Opportunity at the DC Center for the LGBT Community

The DC Center for the LGBT Community is hiring! We are looking for a full-time social worker/therapist. Bilingual in Spanish, a plus. See below for details.

Social Worker/Therapist Position:

The DC Center for the LGBT Community has a mission of educating, empowering, celebrating, and connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, DC. The Social Worker/Therapist helps to achieve this mission by providing mental health support services to survivors of violence, crime, and trauma. These services are available free-of-charge to our community members due to grant funding from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The Social Worker/Therapist will see clients individually and in group settings, as well as in a couples/collateral therapy capacity, if requested. The person who fills this position is also responsible for assisting on other related projects, such as quarterly reporting and management of the OVSJG grant, outreach and education in the LGBTQ community, and assisting the mission, vision, and values of The DC Anti-Violence Project (DC AVP). The Social Worker/Therapist will report to the Executive Director.

Special Skills:

The Social Worker/Therapist must have the appropriate licensure to practice in DC (LGSW or LICSW) and have at least 2 years’ experience working as a clinician with a diverse client population. They must also have a demonstrated ability to work with LGBTQ+ adults, to work well in a team, to problem solve and communicate at all levels verbally as well as in writing. Must be self-motivated and be able to build and maintain relationships, both with colleagues and with key stakeholders in the larger victim-serving network of Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have prior nonprofit/grant management experience and is well adept at multitasking in a fast-paced environment. Bilingual capabilities are not required but strongly preferred.

Functions and Duties

Social Worker/Therapist: Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, couples, and group mental health support services to a caseload of 25-35 unique clients
  • Conduct intake assessments with all new potential clients to assess safety, job status, financial resources, living arrangements, current support system, type and history of victimization, legal issues, related medical history, and clinical symptomatology for the past 30 days
  • Provide clients with LGBTQ-friendly and affirming referrals to community-based services, aimed at assisting individuals affected by crime, violence and trauma
  • Assess clients and provide necessary intervention in crisis situations (safety plans, hospitalization, referrals, etc.)
  • Keep current and accurate records of all clinical interactions in our clinical database system
  • Collaborate with DC Center staff to provide community-based education and outreach opportunities in line with OVSJG grant requirements
  • Provide data for quarterly reports and help manage grant deliverables for the OVSJG grant throughout the fiscal year
  • Deliver trauma-informed, culturally competent assessment and treatment techniques to all survivors seeking support services, and serve as a resource for all individuals seeking support through The DC Center
  • Work in partnership with The DC Anti-Violence Project members to further the mission, vision, and values of DC AVP
  • Work well with a diverse staff to facilitate an open, supportive and warm environment for all individuals who visit The DC Center

Please click here to apply