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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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Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Overnight Advocate

    Job Summary

    Part time position. Sundays and Tuesdays 9:00 PM - 9:00 AM.

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center's Overnight Advocate will provide overnight coverage and supervision of the Safe Home to assure its continuous operation and security for families.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Receives and responds to all calls to the Residential Program and Victims of Crime Helpline from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others. Gives information on services provided, determines appropriateness for shelter residency, and makes referrals as necessary.
    • Conducts activities necessary to admit families to the Residential Program. Records necessary information, explains house rules, distributes linens and other items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responds to requests for food items, medication, etc., according to established policy and procedures.
    • Assures that Safe Home is physically secured for the night by conducting periodical check throughout entire shift and log information in log book. Must be alert for, and respond to, emergencies by following established procedures.
    • Maintains log of overnight activities, such as calls received, residents admitted, and medications dispensed. Communicates pertinent information to day staff.
    • Provides crisis intervention and support to families, including handling problems that can be resolved on shift.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • The ability to work independently and without close supervision
    • The interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to guests
    • Verbal communication skills to provide information to callers
    • The ability to appropriately, effectively, and calmly deal with stressful or emergency situations
    • Associate's Degree required; prior group home experience preferred

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please fill out the form above, or send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
  • Open Positions

  • Residential Advocate

    Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County is seeking candidates for the position of Residential Advocate. 

    Job Description:

    Provide advocacy and case management for DVRCSC clients, primarily those in the agency's residential program. Duties include working with and assisting clients to achieve their goals. Assist in the overseeing of the daily operations of the residential/housing program and facilities. This is a full-time position that includes weekend and evening hours.

    Candidate should be fluent in English (bilingual preferred) and hold a bachelors degree in Human Services or a related field. Able to play and interact with children of all ages. Must be reliable, computer literate, able to work a flexible schedule, and must pass BCI. Experience with victims of domestic violence preferred.

    To apply, please email cover letter and resume to: lheiner@dvrcsc.org

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Law Enforcement Advocate (North Providence)

    The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, in collaboration with the North Providence Police Department, is searching for a skilled Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) who will be responsible for:

    • Providing a range of services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
    • Working collaboratively with police officers involved in investigation and prosecution of crimes related to domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
    • Representing the four partner agencies at diverse educational, community and outreach events;
    • Compiling and analyzing data related to services provided.

    The LEA will be employed by the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center but will work from the partnering police department. This is a full-time position requiring flexibility in work hours. The LEA may be on-call in addition to regular work hours, and may need to respond to police department requests evenings and weekends. 

    Full job description available at www.ebccenter.org

    Requirements:

    • Education/training and/or work experience on victimization issues, law enforcement responsibilities, and relevant laws.
    • Ability to work well with law enforcement, community professionals, general public and victims of interpersonal violence.
    • Valid driver’s license, up-to-date car insurance, and reliable transportation
    • Satisfactorily pass a criminal background check

    Send cover letter and resume to Gina Davis, Manager of Community Services, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center at ginad@ebchouse.org no later than December 19, 2018.

 

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • 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, 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.
    • Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.
    • Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.
    • Maintain communication with other shelter staff.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

    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

     

    TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Melissa Babington at mbabington@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. 

     

  • LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides education, residential services (shelter and transitional housing) and community-based services (including support groups, immigration advocacy, and HIV testing and education) to all victims and survivors of domestic violence.

    Sojourner House is in the process of expanding its programs to accommodate victims who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.  We are seeking an Advocate of this program who will provide direct services, conduct outreach to potential clients and organizations, and provide educational trainings on intimate partner violence and how it affects men and the LGBTQ community.

    Job Location: Providence/Northern Rhode Island

    Reports to:  Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs

     

    Basic Function:

    Working with the Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs, the residential housing team, and the Drop-In community services staff, the Advocate will provide direct services and programming to domestic and sexual violence victims who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

     

    Status and Salary:

    Full Time with benefits (including health/dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an Employee Assistance Program) with an hourly rate of $17 to $19 an hour.  Advocate must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including one late evening a week and occasional weekend hours that can be flexed as needed.

     

    Principal job Duties:

    • Provide individual case management services to male-identified and/or LGBTQ+ clients in the community and in Sojourner House’s residential program.  This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment.  Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, and permanent housing.  Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, housing referrals and applications, mental health, medical services and/or other referrals as needed.
    • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients and provide referrals and information to potential residential and community clients.
    • Coordinate programming to benefit male-identified victims in our residential program and in the community.  At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings or programs per week that will benefit male residential clients.  The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s clients and offer programs reflective of those needs (e.g. GLBTQ discussion groups, HIV/AIDS prevention groups, etc.).
    • Provide coverage at the confidential Safe House to provide male-identified and/or trans residents with the support and assistance they need, including emotional support, education on domestic violence, and assistance adjusting to their new environment.
    • Provide advocacy at the Drop-In Center to clients as needed.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
    • Conduct outreach to the community about our services for male-identified and/or trans victims and the LGBTQ community.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence and throughout the state.
    • At the earliest training, participate in the Department of Health certification training and become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) in order to have the ability to administer oral HIV tests.
    • Once QPTC certified, provide oral HIV tests to Sojourner House clients and conduct outreach in the community to provide testing at designated sites.
    • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence, male-identified victims, HIV transmission, and/or the LGBTQ community when requested.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Assist with fundraising and awareness-raising events to directly benefit Sojourner House’s men’s services and LGBTQ programs.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Manager of Residential Services or the Sojourner House management team.

     

    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree preferred

     

    Experience and Special Skills:          

    • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
    • A demonstrated familiarity with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or gender issues
    • A demonstrated familiarity working with the LGBTQ community
    • 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 HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
    • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some evenings and occasional weekends.  This position is full time (37.5 hours each week) with access to full employee benefits (health, dental, leave time, and a 401(k) plan)
    • Ability to speak Spanish or a language other than English is preferred
    • Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations
    • Applicant must pass BCI check

     

    TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until deadline of December 19th, 2018.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Housing Advocate

    Position:

    Full-time (37.5 hours per week); $17 to $18 an hour, depending on experience, with benefits that include health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan.

    Basic Function: 

    Responsible for coordinating the different components of Sojourner House’s Providence-based transitional housing program.  Working with the Providence Housing Team and the larger residential program, the Advocate will provide direct services and programming to transitional housing clients, rapid re-housing clients, and permanent supportive housing clients.  The Advocate will work alongside other staff of the Residential Housing Program to provide clients with support and empowerment as they seek to rebuild their lives.

    Job Location: Providence Housing Office

    Reports to: Director of Housing

     

    Principal Job Duties:

    • Provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s transitional housing program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment.  Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and permanent housing.  Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
    • Provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s rapid re-housing and permanent supportive housing programs. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment.  Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and permanent housing.  Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
    • Develop and implement programming to benefit clients in the larger transitional housing program, which includes units in both Providence and northern Rhode Island. At a minimum, the Coordinator will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings and/or programs per week that will benefit transitional housing clients and other community members.  The Coordinator will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s housing clients and offer programs reflective of those needs.
    • Working with the Youth Advocate, coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for transitional housing families with minor children, which may include but are not limited to: enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs.
    • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential housing clients.
    • Provide advocacy and coverage on a weekly basis at Sojourner House’s Drop-In Advocacy Center in Providence.
    • Provide shelter coverage on a weekly basis at Sojourner House’s emergency shelter(s).
    • Monitor and implement housing policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
    • Help in the collection of rent from clients in the transitional housing program.
    • Address the maintenance needs of the transitional housing units as needed. This may include communication with landlords and property management companies to provide repairs.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state.
    • Prepare and deliver community presentations in northern Rhode Island on issues related to domestic violence and housing when requested.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Work as necessary with other residential advocates and Volunteer Coordinator to help supervise volunteers.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Housing and/or the Sojourner House management team.

     

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred

     

    Experience and special skills:        

    • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
    • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or gender issues
    • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
    • Proficiency in Spanish is preferred
    • 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
    • Access to a reliable vehicle in order to facilitate traveling between the agency’s different locations and scattered site apartments
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty and service delivery
    • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night a week and one weekend day.

    To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org or by mail to 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908 by Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.  No phone calls, please.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Community Based Advocate

    General Function

    In this newly-created position, the Community-Based Advocate will work with local community partners to provide drop-in hours and scheduled appointments with clients of domestic and sexual violence who may not otherwise be aware of Sojourner House’s services.  Targeted populations include the refugee and immigrant communities.

    Job Title:  Community-Based Advocate

    Reports to:  Director of Immigration Advocacy

    Location:  Providence Drop-In Center

    Salary:  $16 to $18 an hour, depending on experience, with full benefits (health/dental insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan)

     

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Build and maintain relationships with organizations and assist with on-going outreach efforts to communities that serve under-represented groups (including the refugee population, undocumented victims, clients in recovery, etc.)
    • Conduct outreach to ensure that other agencies and prospective clients are aware of Sojourner House’s services
    • Provide support groups, advocacy, and referrals for supplemental services to victims of abuse.
    • Seek and obtain resources for victims of domestic and sexual violence
    • Assist immigrant victims with public benefits, by providing referrals or act as a liaison between client and DHS
    • Assist with case management of victims who have been trafficked
    • Provide case management for clients who access other Sojourner House services
    • Assist in the screening of potential clients and help with providing coverage at the agency’s Drop-In Center
    • Provide presentations to community partners about the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, and Sojourner House’s services
    • Provide technical assistance to community partners to ensure that clients are appropriately screened for DV/SA and referred for follow-up services

     

    Experience and Skills:

    • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services;
    • Ability to speak English and Spanish (or another language) is required;
    • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or gender issues;
    • Must be organized and detail-oriented;
    • Be computer literate (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills);
    • Have familiarity with working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds;
    • Have experience developing and delivering community presentations;
    • Have a demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations;
    • Possess the ability to lift 25 pounds;
    • Have comfort working individually and in teams;
    • Have a familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island;
    • Have the ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. shifts during the week and one shift on the weekend.
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
    • Applicant must have reliable access to a vehicle.

     

    To Apply:  Please send your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) references to Gloria Greenfield at ggreenfield@sojournerri.org with the subject line, “Community-Based Advocate.”  Your cover letter should demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position, including the language requirement.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, January 7, 2019.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.  You can learn more about our agency and our work at www.sojournerri.org.

 

Women's Resource Center

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