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SOLUTION BASED CASEWORK
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Children, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is a
community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire African immigrant women and girls to
individual and collective self-empowerment.
Sauti Yetu is a multi-issue community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrant
women to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities.
Sauti Yetu’s direct services, public education and advocacy promote immigrant girls’ safe transitions into
adulthood, curbs violence in the family, and gives poor and low-income immigrant women access to life
skills and leadership opportunities. Our services are evidence-based, focused on sustainability, and
designed to leverage each woman and family’s strength and resilience to develop solutions to problems
that create barriers to their political and economic self-sufficiency and personal well-being.
Solution Based Casework Program (SBC) is an evidenced-informed casework practice model that
prioritizes working in partnership with families, focuses on pragmatic solutions to difficult situations, and
notices and celebrates change. The model is based on three theoretical underpinnings: solution-focused
family therapy, family life cycle theory and relapse prevention. Solution Based Casework (SBC) provides a
common conceptual map for child welfare Case Planners, Supervisors, Leadership staff, and treatment
providers to help focus everyone's efforts on clear and agreed upon outcomes. The Solution Based
Casework Program (SBC) of Sauti Yetu serves 384 families in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Using
an evidence-based, family-centered framework we strive to strengthen families and reduce the incidence
child abuse and neglect. Our evidence-based clinical approach supported by the case management piece is
crucial in addressing safety and risk issues for our families to become independent of system involvement.
We are seeking an Administrative Assistant for our SBC program. This primarily support the
program’s administrative requirements. This role is pivotal to the program; this staff member will
efficiently attend to a range of responsibilities, will look for and implement efficiencies, and will initiate
new tasks and functions as needed.
• Provide secretarial and administrative support for the program
• Monitor and maintain all files and records
• Reserve appropriate space for all meetings, conferences, and training
• Participates in relevant training and seminars; maintains and applies a current knowledge of
necessary clerical and computer skills
• Type routine and complex correspondence accurately.
• Provide basic clerical coverage including photo copying
• Monitor department timesheets and submit signed sheets to HR
• Schedule appointments and meetings
• Meet, greet, and keep track of clients
• Other tasks assigned, and as necessary to support the program's needs.
• Associates Degree required
• Minimum of three years of experience as an administrative assistant
• Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Ability to work independently, as well as contribute to a team.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Powerpoint
• Language fluency is preferred in Spanish/English or French/English, and one or more African and Asian
languages such as, (Bengali, Urdu, Hind, Wolof, Fulani, Soninké, Mooré, Dioula, Bambara, or Mandingo).
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