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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), WRC (Women's Resource Center). To learn more about our member agencies, click here.

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RICADV & SOAR

There are no positions available at this time.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Business Manager

    Position type: Part-time, Monday-Friday. 20-25 hours a week.

    Salary: $25 per hour

    Job summary: Responsible for financial administrative duties while providing an effective level of organization and efficiency to the office.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation and grant management through QuickBooks online program.
    • Provides function of human resources including maintaining staff accrued time and preparing payroll in conjunction with the program supervisors and Executive Director.
    • Monthly and quarterly billing to funding sources
    • Prepare program fiscal reports as required by funding sources, creating the reports and completing appropriate formats.
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.
    • Coordinates communications and meeting scheduling between Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Maintains the Board information including minutes, financial reports and agendas.
    • Prepare and maintain monthly analysis reports on expenditures and revenues.
    • Assists with maintaining and developing annual agency budget.
    • Provide information to the auditor on an annual basis working closely to ensure information is accurate.


    Skills and Abilities Required

    • Five or more years in nonprofit finance experience.
    • Effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Online required.
    • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of bookkeeping and general accepted accounting principles.

    To apply: Please send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

  • Case Manager, Mid-shift

    General summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility of case management focusing on support for children in families who reside in the Safe Home and the Transitional Housing Program.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Conducts activities necessary to admit women and their children to the Safe Home.  Records necessary information, explains house rules, tours, distributes linens and other necessary items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responsible for implementing transitional services to families who are leaving the Safe Home. Assist in developing long-term plans for economic stability through employment and/or job training programs. Assessment of interests, financial needs and progress. Support guests in goal planning and timelines. 
    • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to guests in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.  Assist in identifying immediate and long -term needs, reviewing options and setting goals; make referrals as necessary.
    • Maintain demographic statistics on guests who reside in both the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program and compile weekly and monthly reports through data entry.
    • Represent the agency at various local housing providers meetings as needed.
    • Facilitate children’s group events and individual sessions.
    • Facilitate weekly guests meeting to discuss care plans and goals.
    • Responsible for billing and/or collecting rent directly from guests as appropriate. 
    • Responsible for maintaining the donation room and inventory of donations received in conjunction with other staff.
    • Research and create links with established local and statewide employment and housing resources such as job banks, businesses, adult education programs, housing authorities, statewide housing organizations, etc.
    • Responsible for receiving, screening, routing and/or responding to telephone calls to the Victims of Crime Helpline and agency helpline as needed.
    • Participation in on-call weekend and emergency coverage as needed to safe home.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency assigned.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families in crisis, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with crisis level situations.
    • The physical ability to lift heavy items.

    Working conditions:

    • Work environment is often noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable disease (Colds, Flu, Covid-19 virus etc.).
    • Work involves in-state travel to provide weekly outreach visits to clients, pick up food and household supplies. A valid driver’s license and automobile insurance is required.

    Minimum education and experience:

    • A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the skills and abilities required.
    • A level of knowledge equivalent to that which is acquired by a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, trauma informed services and child development.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish preferred.

    To apply: If interested, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@bvadvocacycenter.org

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

  • Family Advocate

    General summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services and according to established policies and procedures, implement the Safe Families Collaboration Program in conjunction with the Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP).

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Collaborate and strengthen relationships with the FCCP’s to provide families in crisis with resources and safety planning. Including: 
      • identifying underlying issues relating to domestic violence;
      • identify appropriate support services that may assist FCCP’s in helping at risk families;
      • assist in identifying additional resources and support to promote positive and expeditious case termination;
      • provide a link with Family Court in a way to ensure coordination and appropriate family support within the community where safety to the child is not a factor and DCYF intervention is not warranted.
    • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to assist in identifying immediate needs, reviewing options and setting goals; makes referrals as necessary.
    • Provides a liaison relationship between parent, children and professionals in order to provide a comprehensive array of services.
    • Strengthen relationships with FCCP staff and the local domestic violence programs.
    • Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics as needed.
    • Represent agency on various designated committees/consultations providing reports as necessary.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of child development, effective parenting, behavior management skills, ability to act as a role model for families, demonstrating social skills and communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate with outside agencies providing verbal communication skills to represent the agency favorably.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations.

    Working conditions:

    • Work requires flexible hours.
    • Completion of the next 36-hour volunteer training for Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Position requires in-state travel and, thus, reliable transportation is needed along with valid insurance.

    Minimum education and experience: 

    • A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the skills and abilities required.
    • A level of knowledge equivalent to that which would be acquired by a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish or strongly preferred.

    To apply: If you're interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to jobs@bvadvocacycenter.org.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

     

     

  • Shelter Advocate

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

    Position/Salary: Full time, $17.23 /hour

    Responsibilities and duties: Provide victims of domestic violence with emotional support, referrals and information about the court process. Including but not limited to: inform of their rights as victims; empower victims to make their own decisions and advocate on their behalf; inform victims of the core of information about domestic violence; inform victims of the court process in which they are involved; intervene on their behalf with police or court personnel, as appropriate.

    • Inform victims of the status of their cases, forms of protection available, domestic violence services and other appropriate social services.
    • Assist victims in identifying appropriate jurisdiction and in completion of required paperwork for protective orders.
    • Provide information to victims via telephone or mail on a timely basis. Such information includes court dates, case dispositions and agency services.
    • Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics.
    • Meet regularly with your supervisor and provide any written statistical or narrative reports s/he requests.
    • Attend all training sessions deemed necessary/appropriate by Supervisor including statewide Court Advocate meetings.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • A high level of organizational skills to engage diverse functions.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of various individuals, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations.
    • Conduct oneself in ways that empower victims of domestic violence.
    • Knowledge of the Rhode Island court system.
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

    To apply: If you're interested in applying for this position, please fill out the form above or send your resume and cover letter to to cynthia@bvadvocacycenter.org. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative but not an exhaustive list of duties performed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Crossroads Rhode Island

There are no positions available at this time.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.

 

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Women's Resource Center
  • Open Positions

  • Bilingual Licensed Clinician

    Position title: Bilingual licensed clinician

    Location: Office space is available in our Warren and Newport offices and in our sister organization's office in Central Falls. You will be able to schedule at your convenience, including weekends and evenings.

    Job summary: The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), serving the Newport and Bristol counties of Rhode Island, currently seeks 
    fee-for-service bilingual licensed clinicians as we seek to expand our outpatient counseling services to adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Clinicians specializing in counseling either adults or children exclusively will be considered, but our ideal candidate will be able to work with all ages.

    Preferred qualifications: Experience working with domestic violence issues is a strong plus. We are seeking Rhode Island independently licensed (LICSW, LMHC, PhD, LMFT, etc.) applicants. A minimum of two years’ experience in a counseling setting is required and fluency in languages other than English should be noted in your submission.

    Compensation: Our clinicians receive competitive rates and are reimbursed for services provided to clients without insurance as well as those who are insured. Financial support for CEUs/trainings is available to all clinicians.  

    To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@wrcnbc.org.


    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

    About WRC: Since 1977, WRC has been a listening ear, a helping hand and, in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence. Its community-based work has helped women, men, children and families achieve physical, mental, emotional and financial safety.

    Now, over 40 years later, with an annual operating budget of over $2 million, a staff of 27 and an active ten-member board of directors, WRC provides a comprehensive array of advocacy, support, shelter and housing, information, referral and follow-up services to survivors of domestic violence and persons at-risk for domestic violence. Specifically, WRC operates the following programs and initiatives:

    • 24-hour helpline
    • Shelter serving up to 13 adults and children
    • Transitional housing program with 10 apartments in three East Bay communities (Bristol, Tiverton and Warren)
    • Drop-in center
    • Court advocacy program
    • Family Violence Option Advocacy Program for clients of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services
    • Law enforcement advocacy program
    • The Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ)
    • Counseling program with licensed practitioners providing individual services
    • Support groups

    Of particular note, WRC is among a small cohort of organizations nationally that are engaging in health equity work as a domestic violence prevention strategy. We are recognized leaders in the development of this work, and have been invited to present at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our team has had the privilege of training domestic violence program staff members in other states as they begin to adopt evidence-informed prevention practice. 

    WRC operates from three principal locations: Downtown Newport, at 114 Touro St., in Warren, at 624 Main St. and at the Florence Gray Center, in Newport’s North End, where our prevention team is housed.

  • Office Manager

    Position title: Office manager

    Job summary: The Office Manager provides high-level administratice support and assistance to the Executive Director and staff in a fast-paced environment. The Office Manager will have direct contact with the Board and Committee members, staff, donors, government officials, clients, vendors, and the general public, preparing and distributing agency materials as assigned. The Office Manager will assist with all Board and Committee meetings and help to coordinate all materials, agendas, and minutes as needed. The Office Manager requires a high-level, independent judgement to plan, prioritize, and organize the office workload, prepare non-routine correspondence, and handle highly confidential and sensitive information. The Office Manager oversees the operations and running of the office.

    Responsibilities: The following responsibilities represent the essential functions of the position. An employee in the classification is responsible for carrying out all of the following functions:

    • Support the work of the Executive Director (ED).
    • Manage external contacts for ED, proactively understanding what they are, which are priority contacts and keep track of periodic communication needed for priority contacts.
    • Effectively manage contacts and relationships with Board members, board meeting logistics, and act as a first point of contact for Board member quiries.
    • Understand organizational policies and procedures necessary to ensure appropriate decision-making protocols are followed.
    • Handle confidential information in a professional and discreet manner.
    • Ensure various administrative tasks are done in an effecitve and efficient manner, including but not limited to; copying, scanning, reviewing outside mail, drafting correspondence, ordering office supplies, assisting with managing donations, screening phone calls when requested, and maintaining executive files as needed.
    • Work independently and within a team on special, non-recurring and ongoing projects. Acr as a project manager for special projects at the request of the Executive Director, which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and organizing events.
    • Manage and update various online accounts for WRC.
    • Support fundraising/development activities, including, but not limited to: accurately entering donations into the donor database, processing thank you letters, coordinating donor appeals, supporting donor cultivation and stewardship, supporting grant proposals and reporting submissions, and supporting specials events as needed.
    • Support communications and public relations activities, including, but not limited to: coordinating the development of e-newsletters and other communications, drafting press releases, supporting social media communications as needed.
    • Drive own vehicle to meetings and other venues, as required; document and report all mileage according to agency procedures; comply with agency vehicle policy at all times.
    • Complete and submit accurate timesheets to the Finance Manager for payroll purposes.
    • Actively nurture and advance the cooperative, harmonious, and teamwork-oriented environment WRC strives to promote within the workplace, and promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect in line with the organization's mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures.
    • Perform other related duties, responsibilities and special projects as assigned.


    Qualifications: Previous experience working in a non-profit, specifically in a community-based, behavioral health organization, is highly desired. Minimum three years' experience providing direct administrative support is preferred.

    Required skills:

    • Must be passionate about WRC's mission and believe in social justice.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to write a variety of materials to different audiences. Experience working with board members, handling board relations and coordinating board meetings preferred.
    • Excellent time management skills, with the proven ability to continuosly manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
    • Must have excellent computer skills, including extensive work with Microsoft 360 (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.). Experience with social media web lpatforms, and software applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is highly preferred.
    • Problem solving; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Client service; manages difficult client situations, responds promptly to client needs and solicits feedback to improve service.
    • Quality management; looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Planning/organizing; prioritizes plans and work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
    • Adaptability; adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Dependibility; is consistently at work on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
    • Safety and security; the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
    • Must be a dynamic self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently on special projects.
    • Must be detail-oriented, and enjoy being with people.
    • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

    Compensation and benefits: Salary range is $38-45K, commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition to our competitive pay structure, WRC offers a benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Simple IRA, and generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time accrual plans. 

    To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@wrcnbc.org by Friday, December 11, 2020, at 5 p.m. EST. Please note: resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

    About WRC: Since 1977, WRC has been a listening ear, a helping hand and, in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence. Its community-based work has helped women, men, children and families achieve physical, mental, emotional and financial safety.

    Now, over 40 years later, with an annual operating budget of over $2 million, a staff of 27 and an active ten-member board of directors, WRC provides a comprehensive array of advocacy, support, shelter and housing, information, referral and follow-up services to survivors of domestic violence and persons at-risk for domestic violence. Specifically, WRC operates the following programs and initiatives:

    • 24-hour helpline
    • Shelter serving up to 13 adults and children
    • Transitional housing program with 10 apartments in three East Bay communities (Bristol, Tiverton and Warren)
    • Drop-in center
    • Court advocacy program
    • Family Violence Option Advocacy Program for clients of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services
    • Law enforcement advocacy program
    • The Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ)
    • Counseling program with licensed practitioners providing individual services
    • Support groups

    Of particular note, WRC is among a small cohort of organizations nationally that are engaging in health equity work as a domestic violence prevention strategy. We are recognized leaders in the development of this work, and have been invited to present at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our team has had the privilege of training domestic violence program staff members in other states as they begin to adopt evidence-informed prevention practice. 

    WRC operates from three principal locations: Downtown Newport, at 114 Touro St., in Warren, at 624 Main St. and at the Florence Gray Center, in Newport’s North End, where our prevention team is housed.

  • Part-time FVOAP Advocate

    Job Title: Family Violence Options Advocacy Program (FVOAP) advocate
    Position: Part-time, Monday-Friday (20 hours)

    General Description: The FVOAP advocate is responsible for, but is not limited to, providing Department of Human Service (DHS) clients who are victims/survivors of domestic violence with support and assistance during the application process. The FVOAP works directly with all DHS clients throughout the entire State of Rhode Island. This position requires the candidate to work mostly in the Kent County areas and closely with Warwick DHS.

    The successful candidate will be a clear communicator and compassionate individual with an appropriate educational background to include a working knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

    Included duties:

    • Assessing eligibility of potential clients
    • Requesting DHS waivers
    • Listening, conducting assessments of clients' circumstances and immediate needs
    • Providing appropriate and necessary referrals
    • Assisting with safety plans and continuing ongoing services to clients as appropriate


    Requirements:

    • BA/BS and/or experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assualt or experience in the field of social service.
    • Valid driver's license with access to reliable and insured vehicle.
    • Capable of working 20 hours per week, Monday throuhh Friday. Hours are flexible.

     

    COVID-19 considerations: Advocates are presently mostly working remotely from home and conducting basic needs through curbside drop offs if needed. Advocates go into the office for meetings or specific office related duties. Our office space adheres to CDC "safe for business" guidelines.

    To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@wrcnbc.org.

    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

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