Welcome to the employment section of our website, where you can find career opportunities with the RICADV and SOAR as well as with our member agencies.

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



    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


    • 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)


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


    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

  • Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA)


    The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, in collaboration with the Coventry, East Greenwich and West Greenwich Police Departments, 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 departments.  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. 


    The ideal candidate for this position has experience working with victims of interpersonal violence.

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent education/work experience

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

    The Application Process:

    • Resume and cover letter by November 9, 2018
    • Initial interview with EBCC Manager of Advocacy Services
    • Reference check
    • Criminal background check
    • Second interview may be requested



    Send resume and cover letter via email to:

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


Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Relief Advocate


    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.



    • 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. 



Women's Resource Center

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