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Browse the open positions below, then fill out the form to attach and submit required documents. You may also send application materials to the appropriate email address if one has been provided.

Member agency abbreviations are as follows: BVAC (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center), DVRCSC (Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County), EBCC (Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center), SOJ (Sojourner House), WRC (Women's Resource Center). To learn more about our member agencies, click here.

 

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RICADV & SOAR
  • Open Positions

  • RICADV Communications Associate

    The Incumbent supports the work of the Communications Team, writes and edits content in a variety of mediums, updates websites and social media, coordinates communications interns, supports the work of member agencies and other RICADV teams, and performs additional communications activities as needed. This full time position reports to the Communications Manager.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Write, schedule, and update the RICADV’s online communications, including social media, websites, and Constant Contact.  

    Draft media releases, speeches, and other external communications as needed.

    Design and/or update graphics as needed.

    Assist with developing and maintaining systems to update media lists, the RICADV YouTube channel, bi-weekly news clips, and the RICADV website with news coverage.

    Provide support for internal events and campaigns, and coordinate external events.

    Coordinate communications interns, including training, scheduling, and follow-up.

    Assist with short-term communications projects and campaigns.

    Requirements:

    Must have a Bachelor of Arts degree in a communications-related discipline, preferably with a minimum of one year of communications experience in a career setting, or comparable experience; exceptional ability and interest in writing in a variety of mediums; strong interpersonal communications skills; detail-oriented, efficient, reliable, and self-motivated; ability to work well independently and with a team; able to balance and prioritize multiple tasks with a positive attitude in a fast-paced work environment; possess a demonstrated passion for nonprofit work and/or social justice; and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and social media platforms, Google Apps, HTML, Joomla!, photo-editing software, and graphic design.

    Reports to: Communications Manager

    Salary Range: $33,000 - $37,000


    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or email a cover letter and resume to kate@ricadv.org.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

  • RICADV Community Engagement Specialist

    This new position is responsible for implementing the community outreach work of the RICADV, supporting the work of the RICADV’s task force of survivors SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and providing training and technical assistance to affiliate and full member agencies.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    Build relationships and strengthen collaborations with ally organizations, with a focus on marginalized communities.

    Provide support to SOAR by providing logistical support during monthly meetings and events.

    Oversee the intern program, including recruitment, training, and supervision.

    Work with member agencies and affiliate members to provide training, support, monitoring, and technical assistance.

    Work with the RICADV Administrative Assistant to develop the training calendar.


    Requirements:

    Three years’ experience in domestic violence prevention/advocacy, or comparable experience; excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, and organizational skills; strong skills as a trainer; ability to work independently and take initiative; and ability to work as part of a team.


    Reports to:
     Director of Community Engagement


    Salary Range: $38,000 - $40,000


    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or email a cover letter and resume to carmen@ricadv.org.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

  • SOAR Coordinator

    This full time position with the RICADV coordinates the award-winning task force of survivors SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships). The position requires strong community organizing experience, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.

    The Incumbent implements the goals, objectives, and policies of SOAR and is responsible for the coordination of SOAR’s activities as a membership organization and task force of the RICADV. Responsibilities include campaign planning, project implementation, organizing and outreach, membership and leadership development, communications, and providing leadership in fulfilling SOAR’s mission.

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Oversee SOAR’s community organizing and outreach efforts; recruit members and develop systems for member retention and leadership development.

    Work with SOAR members to develop and implement annual work plan, integrating SOAR’s work with the strategic plan of the RICADV.

    Manage the development and monitoring of SOAR’s annual budget, fiscal projections, and compliance with grants.

    Conduct written correspondence, such as memos, grant reports, membership mailings and newsletters, outreach materials, and acknowledgement letters.

    Coordinate the SOAR meetings and develop leadership among membership.

    Develop and maintain effective working relationships and collaborative activities with allied agencies.

    Oversee administrative duties needed to maintain the SOAR activities.

    Increase SOAR’s visibility.

    Represent the SOAR membership at RICADV meetings, including committee meetings with the member agencies.

    Work in partnership with other RICADV staff, member agencies, and others in order to meet the mission of SOAR.

    Supervise SOAR interns, and work cooperatively with the Community Engagement staff and other RICADV staff as needed.

    Maintain SOAR’s website and social media accounts.

    Prepare SOAR members for public speaking presentations and media appearances.

    Coordinate special events, activities.

    Develop and implement projects.

    Other duties as required by the SOAR Coordinator position.


    Requirements:

    The SOAR Coordinator must have a minimum of three years of community organizing, advocacy, or program coordination experience; strong written and verbal communication skills; supervisory experience; strong organizational skills; computer proficiency; ability to multi-task; flexibility; and a demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and commitment to ending violence against women. Bicultural/Bilingual preferred.


    Reports to:
     Director of Community Engagement 


    Salary Range:
    $38,000 - $40,000



    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or email a cover letter and resume to carmen@ricadv.org.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Director of Residential Services


    Manage the function and activities of the Residential Programs, including the Safe Home, Transitional Housing Program, and Helpline.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Assume overall responsibility for the Residential Programs and activities. Oversee activities of clients and conduct intake of new clients. Communicate appropriate information to staff as necessary.

    Prepare monthly schedules for coverage of all Residential staff.

    Provide supervision to Residential Program direct service staff according to established policies and procedures.

    Responsible for the relationship with landlords by renewing new contracts, and renegotiate leasing agreement for the Transitional Housing Program landlords.

    Purchase all food and household supplies for the Safe Home within budgetary guidelines. Purchase food items for all meals in quality and quantity sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of families.

    Make arrangements for necessary repairs to the Transitional and Safe Home facilities.

    Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to clients. Assist clients in identifying immediate needs, reviewing options, and setting goals; make referrals as necessary.

    Receive and respond to all calls to the agency and statewide 800 line from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others.

    Oversee demographic statistics on clients who reside in both the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program, as well as the Helpline database, and compile weekly and monthly reports through data entry.


    Skills and Abilities Required:

    High level of organizational skills to engage in diverse functions

    Analytical ability to plan for and purchase sufficient quantities of food and household supplies in a cost effective manner

    A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients and to facilitate group discussions

    Prior experience in the field of domestic violence

    The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations

    Bilingual Spanish preferred

    A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required

    Prior supervision experience required



    TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

 

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Law Enforcement Advocate


    General Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the assigned Project Director of the Coventry Police Department, the LEA will provide enhanced services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. The LEA will receive additional guidance from the assigned project officer for the West Greenwich Police Department, East Greenwich Police Department, and Manager of Advocacy Services at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


    Case Review and Assessment:

    Under the direction of each police department’s Police Supervisor, review all assigned cases of domestic violence and sexual assault for the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. Cases may come to the project from within the police department, through referrals from the victim service agencies, and/or from other community-based agencies.

    Develop a follow-up plan for each reviewed case, which may include any of the following, or other appropriate response to victim’s needs:

    • Telephone contact
    • Contact by letter or email
    • In-person contact (at police department, court, other agency, or at the victim’s residence when deemed safe and when accompanied by an assigned officer or other professional)


    Victim Assistance and Case Coordination

    Work with the victim to identify needs for short-term safety planning and for longer-term changes related to living free of abuse.

    Work with the victim to identify and address concerns about the criminal justice process. Provide necessary information and referrals.

    Assist the victim in identifying and coordinating services from appropriate agencies, making referrals, and also advocating with those agencies on behalf of the victim.

    Provide information and assistance to police to enhance case response.

    Provide victims with accompaniment to meetings and/or criminal justice proceedings as needed on a case-by-case basis.


    Outreach and Awareness

    Participate in police department outreach in the community to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Participate in police department work with community-based service providers to develop strong, comprehensive support networks for victims, including training and meetings.

    Assist in the training of police officers of the participating departments to increase their understanding of the role of the LEA; to promote good working relationships between police, the LEA and service providers; and to keep law enforcement current on issues related to victimization.

    At the request of the participating police departments, assist in other professional trainings and community awareness events related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Participate in meetings of the VAWA Curriculum Committee as available.

    Participate in LEA in-service and peer support meetings as scheduled.


    Administrative Tasks

    Keep appropriate records (written and electronic) to track case contacts, victim demographics, and other required data.

    Provide reports as required by the Supervising officer.

    Attend organizational meetings of project partner agencies.



    Requirements

    Education/training on victimization issues, law enforcement responsibilities, and relevant laws. Education may be a combination of prior training/experience provided through the project collaborating agencies.

    Ability to work well with law enforcement, community professionals, general public, and victims of abuse/assault.

    Valid driver’s license

    Criminal background check


    TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or send a resume and cover letter to Gina Davis, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, at ginad@ebchouse.org.

 

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Bilingual Housing Advocate


    Basic Function:

    Working with the Senior Housing Specialist, Director of Residential Services, and the residential housing team, the Bilingual Housing Advocate will provide direct services and programming to Transitional Housing (TH) and Safe Home (SH) clients. The Advocate will also work to coordinate outreach efforts to the Latina community in Providence and northern Rhode Island, and they will assist with Sojourner House’s shelter for victims of human trafficking.


    Principal Job Duties:

    Provide individual case management services to residential clients and their children. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment (if they are transitional housing clients). Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, child care, and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.

    Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential residential clients.

    Assist the residential team to develop and implement programming to benefit women in our residential program. At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings, or programs per week that will benefit residential clients who speak Spanish as their primary language. The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential clients and offer programs reflective of those needs.

    Provide all residents of the program with the support and assistance they need, including: emotional support, education on domestic violence, and assistance adjusting to their new environment.

    Support residential clients with help to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc.

    Monitor and implement residential policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.

    Assist residential clients with applying for permanent housing, and become familiar with permanent housing programs at Sojourner House and in the larger community.

    Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.

    Assist in the maintenance of the facilities as needed by encouraging residents to participate and reporting any issues to the Senior Housing Specialist or Director of Residential Services.

    Coordinate the collection and use of donated items.

    Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in northern Rhode Island and throughout the state.

    Coordinate outreach to the Latina community in Providence and northern Rhode Island to provide information to individuals who could benefit from Sojourner House’s residential program. Work with other Sojourner House staff to effectively reach potential clients.

    At the earliest training, participate in the Dept. of Health certification training in order to become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) in order to administer oral HIV tests.

    Prepare and deliver community presentations in northern Rhode Island on issues related to domestic and sexual violence and housing when requested.

    Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.

    Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Housing Manager, Director of Residential Services, or Executive Director.

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

    Experience and Special Skills:

    A minimum of two to three years' experience in human or social services

    Familiarity with domestic violence and/or general women’s issues

    Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills

    Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) is required.

    Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)

    Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds

    Experience developing and delivering community presentations

    A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations

    Comfortable working as an individual and in teams

    Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island

    Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change): Tuesday through Saturday, including one late shift (days off will be on Sunday and Monday)

    Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations

    Applicant must pass BCI check.

    Position is full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Applicants will be eligible for benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, accrual of leave time, and a 401(k) plan.

    Job Location:                       Northern Rhode Island

    Reports to:                           Senior Housing Specialist

    Rate of Pay:                          $16 to $17 an hour, depending on experience

     

    TO APPLY:

    Send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Adelaide Downham at adownham@sojournerri.org with subject line “Bilingual Housing Advocate.”

    No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on November 16, 2017.

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

  • Director of Clinical Services


    Basic Function:

    The Director of Clinical Services position is responsible for helping to establish a new clinical program at Sojourner House, which is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency. The Director will provide effective mental health intervention to assigned clients, maintain necessary clinical documentation and records, and oversee the implementation of a new agency project (a school-based advocacy program).

    Working closely with Sojourner House direct services staff, the Director will provide 1:1 counseling to adult clients in our shelter for victims of human trafficking; provide clinical support to the residential staff members with specific client-related issues; provide 1:1 counseling to children who have witnessed violence; and provide oversight and management to supervise a staff member to implement a new school-based advocacy program. The Director may also provide clinical supervision to 1-2 interns.

    Principal Job Duties: (in descending order of priority)

    Provide individual counseling to clients in our shelter for victims of human trafficking. These clients have experienced severe trauma, sexual assault, and often are grappling with PTSD and substance abuse issues. 

    Supervise one staff member and oversee the implementation of a new agency project, a school-based advocacy program. The program will be run by the full time staff member; the Director of Residential Services will provide supervision and limited 1:1 counseling to children who have witnessed domestic violence. 

    Provide clinical support to residential team staff members who are providing case management to clients in Sojourner House’s residential program. Offer support, guidance, and clinical support to staff members who are working with challenging client situations. Respond to emergency situations when needed.  

    Complete data entry, clinical documentation, and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance and billing reimbursements. Prepare and deliver community presentations when requested. Supervise 1-2 interns. Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

    Education & License:    

    Master’s degree or terminal degree in social work, mental health counseling, or psychology from an accredited institution

    Must be registered or certified with, or licensed by, either the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the Rhode Island Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Rhode Island Board of Psychology, or the Rhode Island Department of Health as a Mental Health Counselor or a Therapist in Marriage or Family Practice, or by an equivalent state licensing authority. LCSW or LICSW preferred. Please do not apply for this position without proper licensure, and please indicate in your cover letter which license you hold.

    Experience & Special Skills:  

    Familiarity with domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or trafficking is required.

    Must be exceptionally organized, and experience with managing projects is preferred.

    Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) is preferred but not required.

    Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)

    Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds

    Familiarity and experience working with clients who have substance abuse issues. Please indicate in your cover letter what experience you have working with clients who have substance abuse issues.

    Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.

    Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations

    Applicant must pass BCI check.

    Position is classified as part time. Hours, days of work, and schedule are flexible but must total 20 to 25 a week. Applicants will not be eligible for health insurance benefits, but they will qualify for a 401(k) plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and earned time off after July 1st.


    Job Location
    : Providence and northern Rhode Island


    Reports to: 
    Executive Director


    Rate of Pay: 
    $33 to $37 an hour, depending on experience

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Adelaide Downham at adownham@sojournerri.org with subject line “Director of Clinical Services.” Please ensure that you address how your license and experience comply with the above-mentioned requirements.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on November 30, 2017.

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

  • Relief Advocate


    Basic Function:

    Responsible for the overnight and/or daily operation of Sojourner House’s Shelter and the helpline, creating an atmosphere of advocacy where guests are able to heal and redirect their lives.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Maintain a safe and secure environment at the shelter facility.

    Provide all temporary guests of the shelter with the support and assistance they need, including emotional support and education on domestic violence, in adjusting to their new environment.

    Answer the helpline, providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral information to clients.

    Perform intake interviews and refer cases to full-time case managers if the shelter is the appropriate place for the client. If so, orient the client to the facility. If not, direct the client to the appropriate services available to them.

    Support clients to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc. Support their work towards their personal goals.  

    Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

    Maintain communication with other shelter staff.

    Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.

    Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.

    Education: Associate's degree or equivalent experience

    Experience: Two to three years in human services. Domestic violence experience preferred.

    Special Skills:

    Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills

    Bilingual preferred

    Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing

    Able to work a flexible schedule

    Reliability

    Must pass BCI

    Organization Location: Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter (northern Rhode Island) and/or THEIA (Trafficking) Shelter (Providence)

    Reports to: LGBTQ+ Manager

    Rate of Pay: $13 an hour (hourly; no benefits)


    TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Kassie Hawkins at khawkins@sojournerri.org or by mail to Sojourner House, 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

Women's Resource Center

There are no positions available at this time.

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