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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 Manager


    Position Summary

    The Residential Manager for the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRCSC) leads all aspects of the agency’s residential programs (safe home and transitional housing) and four permanent supportive housing units for clients (including children) who have been involved in domestic violence situations, ensuring that they have an environment that is safe and confidential. The incumbent maintains the physical buildings and interacts on a regular basis with safe home clients to address issues and concerns. She/he facilitates client access to advocacy and resources that will enable them to move on to a healthy life free from violence. Additionally, she/he provides crisis intervention, conflict resolution amongst residents, and intake services and ensures that clients and employees follow agency procedures and regulations. The incumbent must work well independently, make quick decisions, and be committed to the vision of a three-tier residential program.

    This is a full time position (40 hours, with benefits) located in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

    REQUIRED: Valid RI Driver’s License and own working vehicle

    PREFERRED: Bi-lingual (Spanish)

    Experience - 1 to 3 years of experience:

    • Manage up to 3 people in a small organization (non-profit or business)
    • In-house property management, with responsibility to work closely with residents as well as the physical environment
    • Proven experience working with men, women, and/or children in a supportive environment, providing non-judgmental and respectful assistance to vulnerable clients
    • Proven ability to caringly work with people coming from stressful situations in an environment that requires quick thinking, problem solving, and empathy with arms-length emotional involvement
    • Domestic violence experience (e.g., hotline, advocacy, training)
      • Must complete domestic violence training within 6 months of hire

    Qualifications/Skills  - 2 to 3 years of hands-on experience:

    • Proven ability to manage a residential agency and up to 4 employees
    • Office management - attention to detail in record keeping, attending to client needs, and maintaining supplies
    • Data entry into database and ability to retrieve data in report form
    • Current certification in CPR and first aid
    • Proven ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment

    Education

    • Associate in Arts with concentration in Human Services
    • Domestic Violence Training (within first 6 months of employment)
    • Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults (within first 6 months of employment)


    Competencies

    • Decisiveness & Judgment; Problem Solving & Analysis; Open Communication; Client Focus; Valuing Diversity

    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates should fill out the form above, or send cover letter and resume via email to Judy Beatrice, Director of Clinical Services, at jbeatrice@dvrcsc.org.

     

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Court Advocate


    The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is seeking applicants for a full-time position (35 hours/week).

    The Court Advocate will work from the agency office at the Kent County Courthouse, providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including provision of support, information, referrals, and advocacy.

    Key responsibilities include assisting victims in understanding court procedures related to both criminal cases and protective orders, working to ensure that victims receive appropriate consideration in court proceedings, and assisting victims with necessary paperwork.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with victims of interpersonal violence, an understanding of the Rhode Island courts and the criminal justice process, strong problem-solving and communication skills, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

    Hours: 35 hours/week. Schedule to be determined.

    The Application Process:

    • Resume and cover letter by October 24, 2018
    • Initial interview with EBCC Manager of Advocacy Services
    • Reference check
    • Criminal background check
    • Second interview may be requested


    TO APPLY:

    Fill out the form above, or send resume and cover letter via email to:

    Gina Davis, Manager of Advocacy Services, at ginad@ebchouse.org

  • Counselor for Victims of Sexual Assault

    The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center is seeking applicants for a full-time position.

    The counselor will be responsible for providing individual counseling and support to victims of sexual assault.

    Responsibilities will include conducting initial contact with potential clients, providing available services and scheduling and managing appointments. Services will include individual counseling and support group. Will also work with partners to bring awareness of services to the community and to identify victims and their need and readiness for counseling.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate for this position has an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and related issues.  Preferably, the candidate will have extensive background in working with victims of sexual assault and their families.  The candidate will have knowledge and experience in trauma-informed care and the ability to work with adults and teens from a variety of backgrounds.

    Hours: 35 hours per week.  Schedule to be determined.

    The Application Process:

    • Submit resume and cover letter by October 24, 2018
    • Interview with Manager of Counseling Services
    • Reference check
    • Criminal background check
    • Second interview may be requested

     

    Qualifications:

    Masters degree in counseling or related field preferred or

    Bachelors Degree required in related field and equivalent work experience

     

    3 to 5 years work experience in related field


    TO APPLY:

    Fill out the form above, or send resume and cover letter via email to:

    Deborah Ferrante, Manager of Counseling Services at deborahf@ebchouse.org



 

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Development Coordinator


    Basic Function:

    Sojourner House is a domestic and sexual violence non-profit organization with offices in Providence and northern Rhode Island that provides direct services and educational programming to the community. With an annual budget of slightly over $2 million, the agency supplements federal, state, and foundation grants with fundraising initiatives that are focused on individual donor giving, corporate donations, and special events-based revenue. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, board of directors, and volunteer committees. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for (1) recruiting and managing volunteers who are able to help with the operations of the agency, fundraising initiatives, and educational work; (2) planning, coordinating, and promoting events that raise awareness about Sojourner House’s work and bring in funds for the agency; (3) increasing the size and amounts of corporate gifts, through event sponsorship and general donations; and (4) assisting with donor communications works, including creating content for e-newsletters and social media.

    The Development Coordinator will be motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), have some prior experience with event management and/or fundraising, work very well with individuals, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).  

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


    Volunteer Coordination

    • Recruits and interviews individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House
    • Oversees the implementation of a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers
    • Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available
    • Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House
    • Works with volunteers and staff to provide assistance for tabling opportunities at community events
    • Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members, and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed
    • Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate
    • Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns engaged with fundraising work
    • Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities


    Event Planning

    • Serves as a liaison for donors and business owners who offer to host fundraisers, and coordinates logistics when requested
    • Serves as the point person for small fundraising events that Sojourner House initiates
    • Is the primary coordinator for Sojourner House's major annual events (a Masquerade Ball & a spring breakfast). This includes:
      • Coordinating logistics
      • Assisting with the recruitment and supervision of volunteer event planning teams
      • Assisting with sponsorship solicitation
      • Promoting the event
      • Collecting donations
      • Managing communications related to the event
      • Managing online fundraising platforms
      • Developing strategies for corporate sponsorship opportunities and making solicitations
      • Documenting best practices and models for fundraising events
    • Works with the volunteer members of event planning committees to ensure that tasks are being delegated and executed


    Communications

    • Manages social media platforms and ensures the posting of regular content
    • Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter
    • Drafts press release for Sojourner House events, programs, and related news
    • Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned
    • Other Duties:
      • Assists Deputy Director with drafting of grant and sponsorship proposals
      • Manages the design, content, production, and bulk mailing process for donor appeals and fundraising campaign solicitations
      • Other duties as assigned by Sojourner House management


    Education: 
    Bachelor’s Degree required


    Experience and Special Skills:

    • A minimum of two years of experience in fundraising and/or event planning is required.
    • Applicants must have demonstrated work experience in order to apply.
    • Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred.
    • Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend hours required).
    • Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence
    • Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects
    • Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral
    • Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
    • Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and general Internet skills)
    • Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content
    • Experience in developing and delivering community presentations
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
    • Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle.


    Location: Providence

    Reports to: Deputy Director

    Salary: $37k to $40k a year with full benefits (health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and access to an Employer Assistance Plan)

    TO APPLY:

    Please fill out the form above, or send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org with subject line, “Development Coordinator.”

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on Friday, August 31, 2018.

    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 Shelter Operations


    Basic Function:

    Working with the Senior Director of Advocacy, Executive Director, and the residential housing staff, the Director of Shelter Operations will oversee the operations of Sojourner House’s three (3) shelters for victims of abuse; manage the direct services residential staff members; ensure that agency-owned residential properties are properly maintained and repairs are made in a timely manner; oversee the agency’s residential hotline and on-call phone; identify and implement new initiatives to benefit the clients of the agency’s residential housing program; provide data for grant reports and proposals; work with community partners to facilitate collaboration; and coordinate with the housing staff to ensure that advocates are working with clients to secure permanent housing.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide supervision to residential staff for individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s shelter programs (including the Safe House, men’s services program, and shelter for victims of trafficking) and transitional housing program. Develop action plans with staff members so that clients are working towards 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.
    • Review all shelter and transitional housing intakes, refer them to the Residential Team for review, and communicate regularly with the Senior Director of Advocacy about changes in the residential housing program population. Revise residential intake policies as necessary.
    • Monitor two agency-owned properties and ensure that facilities are appropriately maintained and repairs are scheduled in a timely manner.
    • Develop programming for the shelters and transitional housing program, and work with residential staff to ensure that the programming being offered is reflective of the clients’ current needs. The Director will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential housing clients. 
    • Serve as a resource for all residential housing staff for case management and advocacy to benefit residential clients. The Director will also oversee the volunteers/interns who work with the residential program. 
    • Become a certified Qualified Test Counselor and be eligible to administer HIV tests to clients and, where appropriate, community members.
    • Work with Rhode Island social service providers to best serve the needs of residential housing clients. Maintain regular contact with key contacts from partner organizations and represent Sojourner House at community meetings and forums.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in northern Rhode Island, Providence, and throughout the state.
    • Serve as the primary on-call contact for the shelter and transitional housing programs. Respond to emergencies as they arise and/or delegate staff to respond to emergencies that may occur during off-hours.
    • Working with the Youth Advocate, oversee the coordination of children’s services and make referrals as necessary for families with minor children. This may include but is 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.
    • Monitor and implement residential housing policies and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community. Make recommendations for policy changes or modifications when appropriate.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports for grant compliance.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Perform other duties as requested by Sojourner House management.


    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree required


    Experience and Special Skills:

    • A minimum of five to eight years of experience in human or social services
    • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or sexual assault
    • Previous experience providing supervision to staff members
    • Professional experience managing a shelter or residential program
    • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
    • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
    • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
    • A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery
    • Familiarity with social services in Rhode Island
    • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. shifts during the week and occasional work on the weekends
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check.

    Location: Northern RI and Providence

    Reports to: Senior Director of Advocacy

    Status: Full-Time

    Rate of Pay: $52,000 to $55,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (health/dental insurance, earned time off, a 401(k) plan, and access to an Employee Assistance Program)

    TO APPLY:

    Please fill out the form above, or send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org with subject line, “Director of Shelter Operations.”  No phone calls, please.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on Friday, August 17, 2018.

    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.  

    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

    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.

  • Volunteer Coordinator


    Sojourner House is a domestic and sexual violence non-profit organization with offices in Providence and northern Rhode Island that provides direct services and educational programming to the community. With an annual budget of slightly over $2 million, the agency relies on assistance from volunteers to help with direct client services, administrative tasks, and fundraising initiatives. The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with Sojourner House staff to recruit, train, manage, and retain volunteers at the organization.

    The Volunteer Coordinator will be motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), have prior experience with managing volunteers, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).

    PRIMARY JOB DUTIES

    • Recruits and interviews individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House;
    • Oversees the curriculum, content, and implementation of a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers;
    • Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available via email and in-person meetings;
    • Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House;
    • Provides training to new volunteers to orient them to their new role;
    • Organizes ongoing training opportunities for volunteers;
    • Works with volunteers and staff to provide assistance for tabling opportunities at community events;
    • Ensures proper recording and documentation of volunteer hours for grant compliance;
    • Assists with hotline coverage at Sojourner House’s location when necessary;
    • Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed;
    • Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate;
    • Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns;
    • Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities and the work that Sojourner House does in the community;
    • Provides presentations about domestic violence to community groups as requested;
    • Assists with social media platforms and ensures the posting of regular content about volunteer work, opportunities, and news at the agency;
    • Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter to showcase the work of volunteers and the work that Sojourner House does;
    • Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned.
    • Works with volunteers to organize the bulk mailing process for donor appeals and fundraising campaign solicitations;
    • Other duties as assigned by Sojourner House management.

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor's Degree required

     

    EXPERIENCE & SPECIAL SKILLS

    • A minimum of two years of professional experience working with programs or volunteers is required.
    • Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred.
    • Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend hours required).
    • Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence.
    • Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
    • Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral.
    • Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
    • Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet skills).
    • Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content.
    • Experience in developing and delivering community presentations.
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
    • Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle.

    TO APPLY:

    Please fill out the form above, or send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org with subject line, “Volunteer Coordinator.”

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on Friday, October 24, 2018.

    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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