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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
  • Open Positions

  • Administrative Assistant

    Position: This is a full-time (37.5 hours a week) position

    Salary range: Mid- to upper-30's

    General description: This is a full-time position which reports directly to the Executive Director. During RICADV office hours—Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm—the incumbent provides professional telephone response, performs receptionist duties, and maintains the agency’s general office systems. Additionally, the administrative assistant is responsible for maintaining the agency’s database (Salesforce), providing primary support to the executive director, and assisting with clerical and organizational support for all other staff as needed. The current structure of this position includes a combination of in-person and remote work, with the expectation that the incumbent will spend a minimum of four hours each weekday at the RICADV office. As the agency transitions back to a more in-person work structure, the incumbent will be expected to work full-time at the RICADV office.

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Provide professional and courteous reception to the public through telephone, email, and in-person contact; utilize voice mail system or take messages; respond to requests for information; manage the reservations for meeting space as needed
    • Maintain and develop the agency mailing list in Salesforce; data entry for additions to the database, address changes and other updates as needed
    • Generate general office correspondence, including acknowledgement letters
    • Open mail, sort mail, and ensure that outgoing mail is processed daily
    • Assist with bank deposits, sending out payables, and other fiscal support services such as maintaining the financial files
    • Develop and maintain the general organizational filing systems
    • Manage office operations, including oversight for office equipment, office supplies and kitchen/meeting supplies inventory, and office maintenance
    • Coordinate site logistics, registration, CEUs for the RICADV’s Training Calendar; compile evaluation forms from attendees
    • Coordinate logistics for meetings by arranging for location, food, and other details as needed; oversee the meeting room schedule and database; coordinate travel arrangements for staff
    • Work supportively with other RICADV staff, member agencies and others in order to meet the mission of the RICADV; other duties as required


    Requirements/qualifications:
    Excellent clerical and organizational skills, attention to detail, management of office systems and strong interpersonal skills necessary. Microsoft Office or equivalent computer experience (word processing, data entry) is required. Experience with Salesforce or similar database is required. Bilingual (Spanish) required. Proven ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and answer several incoming phone lines at once is required.


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

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by September 3.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The RICADV is fully committed to a culturally diverse staff. People of color, women, people who identify as LGBQ/T and gender non-conforming individuals and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Case Manager, Mid-shift

    Position: Full-time, $15-$17 per hour

    General Summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services and according to established policies and procedures, has the 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: Please send 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 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.

  • Court 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 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 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.

  • Director of Finance

    Compensation: $60K annually with comprehensive benefits

    Essential Functions:

    • Oversees and directs the program's fiscal operations, including all program liabilities and submission of all financially related reports.
    • Confers with the Executive Director and other program coordinators on matters concerning internal control, budgets, and property control.
    • Executes accounting operations.
    • Assists in the preparation of budgets and grant applications, including, but not limited to preparation of budget line item spreadsheets, at the request of the Executive Director.
    • Confers with the Executive Director and other involved administrative staff in the preparation of financial and activity reports and budgets, including, but not limited to reports to funding sources, the Board of Directors, and internal staff members when necessary.
    • Compiles and submits monthly/quarterly reports, and forms required by the funding source.
    • Assists the Executive Director in budget management and control.
    • Maintains, compiles, and collates all fiscal, budgetary and monetary data relevant for audits and prepares monthly bank reconciliation on all program bank accounts.
    • Assures preparation and maintenance of complete and accurate cash receipts and cash disbursement records.
    • Prepares general journal entries and maintains a posted general ledger.
    • Maintains accurate budget records.
    • Processes all payroll checks; secures required signatures.
    • In conjunction with the Executive Director, monitors consistency between contract budget and actual expenditures.
    • Calculates and monitors Administrative Cost to ensure compliance.
    • Calculates and monitors the program's non-federal share.
    • Maintains the program's ledger analysis and conducts trial balances.
    • Participates in the annual program self-assessment.
    • Compiles information needed for reimbursements; prepares claims for reimbursement; maintains documentation.
    • Maintains documentation of all contracts.
    • With the Executive Director, maintains purchasing and procurement systems, and maintains records of procurement.
    • Performs other duties, as requested.

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
    • At least seven to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally six-plus years of broad financial and operations management experience
    • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
    • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
    • A track record in grants management
    • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
    • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
    • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
    • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

    To apply: Please send resume tojobs@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.

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant for employment of conditions or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

  • DCYF Family Advocate

    Position type: Full-time

    Compensation:  $16.00 - $18.00 per hour

    Position summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility to implement the Safe Families Collaboration Project.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) to provide families in crisis with resources and safety planning. Including:
    • identifying underlying issues relating to domestic violence;
    • identify appropriate support services that may avert a case from opening to Family Service Units;
    • assist in identifying additional resources and support to promote positive and expeditious case termination;
    • to 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.
    • Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics as needed.
    • Represents agency on various designated committees providing reports as necessary.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.

    Skills and abilities required:

    • 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 agency favorably.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs 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 some 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 English/Portuguese strongly preferred

    To apply: Please send resume tojobs@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.

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant for employment of conditions or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

  • Drop-In Center Advocate

    Position: Full-time, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Job Summary: The drop-in center advocate will be the first point of contact for any client or professional seeking information and referrals at our Providence Drop-In Center. This person will be friendly, familiar with community resources, and welcoming to all who seek services through our agency.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist clients with crime victim compensation applications
    • Provide information on support services and residential options for victims
    • Referrals to domestic violence and sexual assault case management and advocacy programs
    • Maintain support service referrals to community resources
    • Answer incoming calls to the center and manage the front desk and reception areas
    • Maintain program information for partnering agencies
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive binder of community resources
    • Maintain postings of information to our clients about community events
    • Maintain this data in the EmpowerDB system and provide reports as requested
    • Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times

    Required Education, Experience and Abilities:

    • This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of community resources.
    • Bilingual fluent English/Spanish
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

    To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and at least three professional references 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 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.

  • Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Coordinator

    Job Summary: The Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator will facilitate the assessment, planning, and implementation of the Blackstone Valley HEZ Initiative, a place-based approach to improving health outcomes in high need neighborhoods. The first year of the HEZ Initiative will involve organizing professionals and residents into active working groups to guide a 6-month assets and needs assessment, followed by a community-driven planning process. In the following years, the HEZ Coordinator will facilitate Health Equity Plan implementation and evaluation.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate the Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative in Cumberland, Lincoln, and North Smithfield.
    • Lead strategic growth and deepen impact of Health Equity Zone initiatives by developing strategic action goals in collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Spearhead relationship building and cultivate meaningful collaborations with community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations.
    • Mobilize community members and collaborators to fulfill community-building goals.
    • Represent the HEZ and BVAC at local events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and to community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations.
    • Supervise the HEZ Community Organizing Core
    • Represent the HEZ and BVAC with local and state government officials, in the media, and with private organizations
    • Facilitate community-organizing initiatives, including curriculum and program development.
    • Coordinate, collaborate, and strategize in tandem with BVAC’s Director of Community Services, community organizer, the Health
    • Equity Collaborative and the Community Organizing Core.
    • Develop program logic model and work plan.
    • Generate new program ideas and work with teams to implement and carry out programming related to community building and health equity.
    • Monitor and evaluate HEZ programs, practices, and initiatives to ensure quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement.
    • Act as a resource for staff, collaborators, and community members by providing technical support within areas of responsibility and expertise.

    Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Excellent community organizing skills; demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and following through on organizing campaigns
    • Bring inspirational presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for WRC’s mission and vision to community meetings, task forces, and other strategic sites.
    • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships and environments.
    • Strong program planning skills; strong interest in evaluation skills
    • Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once with attention to detail.
    • Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills.
    • Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide variety of constituents including youth, parents, health and human services professionals, teachers and school leaders.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
    • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programming 
    • Familiarity with the Cumberland, Lincoln, and North Smithfield communities preferred.

    Education and Experience Required:

    • Master’s degree in a field related to community planning, public health, or social justice and three years of significant, related community organizing experience OR five or more years of significant, related community-organizing experience.
    • Understanding and analysis of systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
    • Comfort working with diverse populations.
    • Knowledge of community development models and experience supporting leadership development of community members.
    • Interest in being part of a learning environment and in supervising interns.
    • Desire for and comfort with community taking the lead; the candidate must be able to motivate community members and support community self-determination while also creating and enforcing systems of accountability.
    • Flexibility and willingness to grow in response to community needs or changes in the field.
    • Ability to work as part of a diverse team inclusive of various experiences of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or age.
    • Excellent ability to plan and organize a demanding workload.
    • Understanding of how to create and carry out work plans; experience developing logic models a plus.
    • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, and proficiency in utilizing the internet including social media.
    • Knowledge of and experience working in the Blackstone Valley area a plus.

    To apply: please send 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 an exhaustive list of duties performed.

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant for employment of conditions or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

  • Helpline Advocate - Second Shift

    Position: Full time, second shift (4 p.m. - 12 a.m.), Monday-Friday, rotating holidays

    Job summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility of answering the Victims of Crime Helpline via telephone and internet.

    Compensation: $17.50 per hour

    Principal duties and responsibilities: Receives and responds to the Victims of Crime Helpline from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others. Gives information on services provided and makes referrals as necessary.

    • Maintains comprehensive log of all incoming calls to Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Performs all tasks necessary to the efficient operation of the Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Represent agency at various local housing providers meetings as needed.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.

    Skills and abilities required:

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients.
    • Verbal communication skills to represent agency.
    • 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 stressful situations.
    • A valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

    Working conditions: Work environment is often noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable disease (colds, flu, virus etc.).

    Minimum education and experience:A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the above listed required skills and abilities and an associates degree with experience.

    Bilingual ability in English/Spanish preferred.

    To apply: Please send 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 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.

  • Law Enforcement Advocate

    Position type: Full time with benefits package available.

    Job summary: Responsible to implement the Law Enforcement Advocate Program in collaboration with the Central Falls, Cumberland, Lincoln and Pawtucket police departments.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide information and assistance to police officers working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
    • Meet with victims either on the scene (with police accompaniment), at the police department or at the hospital, following the incident or within a few days as a follow up. Refer victim to additional services as necessary.
    • Generate reports and statistics.
    • Assist with training programs for police officers, community members and other agencies on sexual assault and domestic violence issues.
    • Represents agency at community-based meetings, roundtables, conferences and sexual assault/domestic violence police in-service trainings as needed.
    • Attends and participates in conferences and in-service trainings as needed.
    • Provide hospital and court accompaniment to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

    Skills and Abilities Required 

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide assistance to victims and to deal effectively with all segments of the community.
    • Organizational and analytical abilities to deal with difficult human and administrative problems.
    • An understanding of issues related to sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
    • Ability to deal effectively in stressful situations and to handle crisis as they arise.
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Bilingual Spanish required.


    TO APPLY: Please send resume tojobs@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.

  • On-Call Advocate

    Job Summary: Provide management and supervision to the Safe Home when needed to provide coverage and/or be responsible to answer the statewide Victims of Crime Helpline on an as-needed basis

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Aid in coverage of the Safe Home and/or Victims of Crime Helpline including daytime, evening, overnight or holiday shifts
    • Receives and responds to all calls to the Safe Home 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 women and their children to the Safe Home.  Records necessary information, explains house rules, distributes linens and other items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responds to requests from guests for food items and medication according to established policy and procedures.
    • Maintains log of activities such as calls received, guests admitted and medication dispensed.  Communicates pertinent information to staff.
    • Perform all tasks necessary to the efficient operation of the Safe Home.
    • Maintain records for all calls taken on the Victims of Crime Helpline
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.
    • Aid in coverage of the Safe Home and/or Victims of Crime Helpline including daytime, evening, overnight or holiday shifts

    Skills and Abilities Required:

    • The ability to work independently and without close supervision.
    • Verbal communication skills to give information to callers.
    • The ability to appropriately, effectively and calmly deal with stressful or emergency situations.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required:

    • A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the above-listed skills and abilities.
    • A level of knowledge equivalent to that which would be acquired by completion of a high school diploma.
    • Previous experience demonstrating the ability to work independently and responsibly is required; experience working in a group home environment is preferred.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish or English/Portuguese is preferred.

    Working Conditions: work environment can be noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable diseases (colds, flu, virus, etc.).

    To apply: please send 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 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
  • Open Positions

  • Domestic Violence Program Manager

    Summary: 

    The Program Manager is responsible for the effective management of the daily operations of the residential and supportive services for survivors experiencing domestic violence. This includes supervision and training of the program staff to ensure that all organizational and program policies are successfully achieved.

    The successful candidate will:

    • Advocate for the mission of the organization and uphold the agency's values.
    • Participates as an active member of the Management team.
    • Provides supervision, direction, support and coaching to the program staff through regular communication, timely performance management and oversight.
    • Ensure the delivery of quality services through clear program procedures and guidelines.
    • In conjunction with management, plans short and long-range goals and objectives for the housing and supportive programs.
    • Makes recommendations regarding immediate and long-term needs for programs, staffing and funding. Implements authorized policies, procedures and programs in accordance with stated goals.
    • Responsible for daily operation of the residential facility, making recommendations regarding major purchases and/or renovations to assure a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff.
    • Provides for sufficient staff coverage to maintain day-to-day service delivery/operation of the 24-hour Help line and the residential program.  Prepares regular and on-call schedules, reviews timesheets and approves vacation, sick and personal time off requests.
    • Provides supervision and training to program staff, and is responsible for the design and delivery of client services which assist clients to achieve self-sufficiency and secure and maintain appropriate services.  Makes program decision and recommendation when appropriate.
    • Assures that staff members are effectively providing individual advocacy and support to residents, in accordance with programs philosophy, policies and procedures.  Facilitates weekly team meetings; arranges for in-service training for staff; oversees staff development.
    • Acts as a liaison to other community-based service providers and RI Coalition against Domestic Violence and member agencies.  Attends meetings when appropriate.  Makes presentation as needed.
    • Responsible for monitoring and ensuring accurate statistical reporting and confidential data collection. Develop systems to track and maintain all required records for residential program.  Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual program reports as required by funding sources.
    • Completes reports and other program administrative duties in a timely manager.
    • Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, supervisor, and evaluation of direct service staff.


    Experience and Education: 
    BA required, Advanced degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field preferred.

    Consideration will be given to any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education:

    • 5+ years of experience working in domestic violence, trauma and homeless-related issues
    • 3+ years of experience working in social services with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory/management experience
    • Previous experience providing trauma-informed care services required
    • Experience working in shelter or residential environment required

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of social casework principles, practices, and techniques and the ability to apply these effectively.
    • Knowledge of issues related to homelessness, including substance abuse, and mental health;
    • A high level of organization and supervisory skills to direct activities of staff and programs
    • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and crisis management skills
    • Analytical skills to participate in identifying needs and to plan and develop procedures and programs to meet those needs
    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to residents, and to facilitate groups
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of women and children, especially those affected by domestic violence
    • Previous experience working in multi-cultural environments and collaboration with community-based and other external organizations.

    To Apply:

    Interested applicants are asked to submit an online application on the Crossroads Rhode Island website.

  • Part-time Shelter Advocate

    Position type: Part-time

    Location: Providence, R.I. domestic violence shelter

    Schedule: Thursday - Monday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Position summary:
    Crossroads Rhode Island, the largest homeless services organization in the state, is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking individual to join our team in the role of Shelter Advocate.

    The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing trauma-informed services to survivors of domestic abuse including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information, and referrals. 

    Included duties:

    • Complete on-site Domestic Violence 101 training, hotline training and other required training
    • Assist callers on our crisis hotline
    • Assist with the daily needs of clients in our shelter
    • Complete intakes of clients entering shelter
    • Facilitate cooperative living, peer support and resident participation in shelter programming
    • Models and actively promotes positive, nurturing interactions between adults and children in shelter
    • Communicates shelter expectations and communal living guidelines to residents as outlined in the shelter guidelines
    • Provide crisis intervention as needed
    • Packs client belongings as needed; cleans/sanitizes rooms after clients exit; prepares room for next client
    • Adheres to agency policies and work rules, including strict adherence to CRI’s confidentiality policies and code of ethics
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in social/human services, psychology or related field or equivalent working experience
    • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma and related issues
    • Experience working in direct client services
    • Experience in a residential facility setting strongly preferred
    • Experience working with a diverse population
    • Proficient in basic computer skills
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required


    Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Understand and put into practice the trauma-informed philosophy and goals of the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads
    • Understanding of and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they apply to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors
    • Knowledge of social casework principles, practices and techniques and the ability to apply these effectively
    • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
    • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and objectives
    • Knowledge of techniques used in dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to exercise a wide degree of independent judgment, decision, and action on an ongoing basis


    Requirements:

    • Must have at least 1-2 years of experience working with victims of domestic violence
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Physical demands: Sitting, walking, climbing stairs, lifting up to 20 pounds, reaching, carrying, speaking, listening
      • Work environment: An environment of fast pace of crisis intervention; protocol for safety and security is a priority; use of phones, in person assistance, computer, fax and other general office machinery.


    To apply:
    Please apply on the Crossroads RI website

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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 careers@wrcnbc.orgPlease write "bilingual licensed clinician" in the subject line.


    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.

  • Systems Advocate

    Position title: Systems Advocate 
    Location: Newport/Bristol Counties 
    Salary: $35,000-45,000

    Job summary: The Systems Advocate will report to the Systems Advocacy Manager. The Systems Advocate will focus on providing crisis intervention, safety planning, support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, molestation and stalking in collaboration with Tiverton, Little Compton, Bristol, Warren and Barrington Police Departments. The Systems Advocate will be on-call (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to provide support to victims on as needed.


    Role-specific competencies: 

    Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

    • Engage in training police officers, community members and other agencies on sexual assault and domestic violence issues.
    • Collaborate and partner with local police departments, prosecutors, and justice system to meet the needs of clients


    Customer focus:
    Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions

    • Meet with victims of domestic violence or sexual assault crimes on scene (with police presence), at the police department or at WRC offices as needed
    • Provide trauma-informed direct services; including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to clients in crisis
    • Engage with victims on the phone, through the mail, after an incident for follow-up
    • Provide support during initial police reports, statements, and follow-up interviews with police
    • Provide follow-up case management to clients, as needed
    • Support victims during criminal court proceedings


    Resourcefulness:
    Securing and deploying resources effectively and efficiently

    • Maintain current knowledge of changes in policies and procedures, community resources and other
      information.
    • Have a strong understanding of community resources in Newport and Bristol County.


    Situational adaptability:
    Adapting approach and demeanor in real-time to match the shifting demands of different situations

    • Understanding of trauma-informed care and empowerment philosophy of advocacy; ability to interact sensitively with traumatized populations and to handle crisis with empathy
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment
    • Ability to quickly assess volatile situations and use good judgment to resolve or diffuse situations
    • High level of problem-solving skills


    Essential competencies:
     

    Nimble learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both success and failures as learning fodder

    • Attend and be committed to ongoing training and growth opportunities


    Ensures accountability:
    Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments

    • Adheres to agency policies, procedures and processes, including strict adherence to WRC confidentiality policy and ethical standards
    • Commitment to WRC’s mission, vision and values
    • Establishes and maintains professional boundaries
    • Maintain client files, agency files, statistics, forms, and other record-keeping as required
    • Complete documentation and enter it into the client records database in a timely manner
    • Excellent organizational skills 


    Demonstrates self-awareness:
    Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal development channels

    • Attend and actively participate in agency meetings as required, including department meetings, and regularly scheduled supervision
    • Identify and consult with Systems Advocacy Manager and the Systems Advocacy Team on any potentially high-risk client situations and/or any areas of concern about services or the agency. Bring forth ideas for service delivery improvement 


    Global perspective:
    Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens

    • Commitment to social justice, gender and racial equity


    Interpersonal savvy:
    Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

    • Excellent interpersonal skills; communication, conflict management, empathy, leadership, negotiation, positive attitude and teamwork 


    Communicates effectively:
    Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

    • High level of listening skills with an attention to detail and curiosity
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Generate program reports and statistics 


    Action-oriented:
    Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy
    and enthusiasm 


    Quality decision-making:
    Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward


    Qualifications / physical demands:
     

    • Experience working with victims of domestic violence
    • Bilingual (Spanish/English/Portuguese) preferred
    • Must have a vehicle with car insurance
    • Must have a current (MA/RI) driver’s license
    • Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
    • Manual dexterity and ability to use wrists, hands and/or fingers in repetitive motion
    • Prepare and/or inspect documents and communications on a computer or on paper
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Bending, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds (donations/commodities)
    • Lifting from floor or from inside car, truck, or from trunk
    • Moving up and down stairs in facilities


    To apply: 
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@wrcnbc.org. Please write "Systems Advocate" in the subject line.

    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.

  • Volunteer Board Member

    Position title: Volunteer Board Member

    Duties: The Board shall provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance of the WRC. The Board operates as a collective to assure the public trust in the organization’s pursuit of its mission. The Board of Directors is accountable through oversight for the organizational health and effectiveness of the WRC and ensures the organization pursues its mission in a prudent and ethical manner.

    Board terms / participation: Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held monthly and committee meetings are held at least quarterly or more frequently as needed.


    Desired skills and expertise: We are currently recruiting for diversity in leadership that is representative of the population(s) we serve and the East Bay community, who are looking to make an impact on their community through volunteer Board Membership. An affinity for our mission and expertise in finance, human resources, legal, public health or community engagement, are particularly desirable. Candidates who work or live in the East Bay of Rhode Island are preferred. However, all interested persons are invited to apply!

    To apply: We are looking to fill two board positions in October 2021. Please send your resume and cover letter to rknight@wrcnbc.org.

    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or another status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation.


    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.

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