YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Residential Specialist - Shelter

The Residential Specialist is a constant champion of parents and children.  This role advances trauma informed care and participant-centered principles and practices to shelter residents of the Domestic Violence Program of YWCA Evanston/North Shore.  The Residential Support Specialist embodies a deep commitment to creating a warm and welcoming space for all, and will spend most of their time engaging with residents; taking every opportunity to compassionately build supportive resident relationships, role model appropriate behavior and boundaries, and create a healthy, healing shelter environment.

Experience Required

Education: • High School Diploma or GED required • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent skills and experience preferred Experience and/or Training: • Experience working with children, youth, adults, and families and offering support to individuals who have experienced trauma. • Previous experience working with children, youth, adults, and families on issues related to domestic/intimate partner/family violence preferred • Previous residential experience desirable • Bilingual in Spanish or other languages a plus Licenses/Certificates: • Successful completion of 40 hour domestic violence training within 3 months or previous completion of 40 hour domestic violence training • ICDVP exam completion within 12 months or previous successful completion • Food sanitation license within 6 months or valid food sanitation license Technology/Equipment: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Outlook email.

How to Apply


YWCA Evanston/North Shore
1215 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847-864-8445

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