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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.

Please browse the open positions below, and send application materials to the email address provided for each specific job posting.

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.

RICADV & SOAR
  • Open Positions

  • SOAR Coordinator

    Position type: Full-time (37.5 hours a week)
    Salary range:
    $45,000 to $50,000

    Position summary: The incumbent implements the goals, objectives and policies of the RICADV's survivor task force, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and is responsible for the coordination of all SOAR’s activities as a membership organization and task force of the RICADV. Responsibilities include campaign implementation, organizing and outreach, membership and leadership development, communications and providing leadership in fulfilling SOAR’s mission. The SOAR coordinator is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Community Engagement. The RICADV is currently working in a hybrid structure, with staff working in-person at our office and remotely.

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Oversee SOAR's community organizing and outreach efforts, recruit members and develop systems for member retention and leadership development
    • Prepare SOAR members for public speaking presentations, legislative testimony and media appearances
    • Work with SOAR members to develop and implement annual work plan, integrating SOAR’s work with the strategic plan of the RICADV
    • Manage the development of SOAR's annual budget and compliance with grants
    • Conduct written correspondence such as memos, grant reports, membership mailings and newsletters, outreach materials, etc.
    • Coordinate SOAR meetings and community events (e.g. tabling opportunities, vigils, health fairs)
    • Develop and implement projects identified by and in partnership with SOAR members
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with allied agencies
    • Implement administrative duties needed to maintain SOAR activities
    • Increase SOAR's visibility by maintaining SOAR's social media handles and website
    • Represent SOAR membership at RICADV meetings, including committee meetings with member agencies and external partners
    • Work in partnership with other RICADV staff, member agencies and others to meet the mission of SOAR
    • Other duties as assigned


    Requirements:
     
    The SOAR coordinator must have a minimum of three years of community organizing, advocacy or program coordination experience, strong written and verbal communication skills, supervisory experience, strong organizational skills, computer proficiency, ability to multitask, flexibility, a demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and commitment to ending violence against women. Bicultural/bilingual is a plus. BIPOC candidates and survivors are encouraged to apply.

    To apply: Qualified candidates may apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to ricadv@ricadv.org.

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

  • Director of Communications

    Summary:The Director of Communications plans, develops and implements the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (RICADV) public relations and strategic communications activities. These activities include the development and implementation of special events, media relations, public awareness activities and web and social media strategy to boost engagement and reach. This full-time position reports to the executive director. This is a new role within the RICADV’s current communications team structure. The RICADV is currently working in a hybrid structure, with staff working in-person at our office and remotely.

    Salary range: $60,000 to $64,000

    Specific responsibilities:
    Develop, implement and evaluate the RICADV's strategic communications plan, including:

    • Strengthen and build relationships with news media outlets, issue press statements, improve media monitoring systems; supervise the communications manager
    • Develop and direct several annual statewide public awareness campaigns, including the Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign, Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month campaign, prevention/men's campaign and the statewide Helpline's publicity efforts to raise public awareness about domestic violence services and create an attitude of intolerance to domestic violence; solicit and manage sponsorships to support these public awareness efforts and advertising
    • Create graphic design content as needed for large-scale projects, including public awareness campaigns (i.e. billboards and large, on-site venue ads), and smaller scale projects (i.e. reports, publications and brochures); oversee production of the RICADV's annual publications calendar (i.e. brochures, reports, mailing materials, fact sheets and other materials as needed)
    • Provide training, technical assistance and consulting to other organizations, including other state domestic violence coalitions/organizations and news media outlets about domestic violence dynamics, strategic communications and/or news reporting best practices; update and promote the utilization of the RICADV's online guide for journalists' website
    • Work across RICADV teams, including the policy and advocacy team to develop legislative-specific campaigns and materials during legislative session and the prevention team to promote initiatives such as Ten Men and R.I.'s Deborah DeBare Domestic Violence Prevention Fund (DVPF)
    • Manage the communications team budget and communications-related metrics (e.g. Google Analytics and social media engagement and reach)
    • Ensure promotion of RICADV member agencies' local events and initiatives; oversee activities of the statewide public awareness community engagement strategies committee (PACES)
    • Represent the RICADV on national committees, such as the northeast chapter of "No More" and the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and fill in for the executive director as needed for public speaking events, including media interviews and community events
    • Work in partnership with the other RICADV staff, member agencies, the RICADV's survivor task force SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) and others to meet the mission of the RICADV
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements:

    The Director of Communications must have a minimum of seven years of experience in public relations or equivalent experience. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills required. Proven experience working with news media, directing and developing publications and multimedia campaigns, graphic design, public speaking and managing staff desired. Ability to work independently, take initiative, work with diverse groups and work as part of a team required. A passion for working in the domestic violence movement is a plus. BIPOC candidates and survivors are encouraged to apply. 

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to ricadv@ricadv.org.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

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.

  • 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.

  • Bilingual Office Manager

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

    Job Summary: The bilingual office manager 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 BVAC’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


    Education and Experience Required:

    • Bachelor'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
    • 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 
    • Understanding of how to create and carry out work plans; experience developing logic models 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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  • 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 expand our outpatient counseling services to adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Our ideal candidate will work with both adults and children, however, a clinician who specializes in either will be considered. 

    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.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.

  • Licensed Clinician

    Position title: 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 licensed clinicians as we expand our outpatient counseling services to adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Our ideal candidate will work with both adults and children, however a clinician who specializes in either will be considered. 

    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 $45-70 per session 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.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 which 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 (CDC).  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.

  • Housing Advocate

    Position type: Full-time, 40 hours per week, employment at will
    Location: Newport/Bristol Counties
    Salary: $37,000-40,000
    Reports to: Housing Advocate Manager

    Position summary: The Housing Advocate will provide advocacy and support to the Housing Advocacy Program of the WRC. These responsibilities include interacting with residents on a daily basis through active listening and offering non-judgmental responses, crisis intervention, mediating house problems, performing hotline calls screenings, delivering warnings, intakes and discharges as needed. The most important aspect of this position is to provide advocacy services in the form of a case plan and appropriate referrals on a weekly basis. The Housing Advocate will be assisting the Housing Advocate Manager in managing and coordinating the maintenance and repairs of the safe home and transitional housing units.

    Role-specific competencies: 

    • Works cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. 
    • Work closely with property owners.
    • Daily interaction with stakeholders—residents, staff, volunteers, community and vendors.
    • Engage in training community members and other agencies on domestic violence issues.
    • Collaborate and partner with local police department, housing authority, food pantries, school department and childcare facilities to meet the needs of clients.
    • Credit others for their contributions and accomplishments.
    • Gain trust and support of others.
    • Provide trauma-informed direct services; including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to residents.
    • Serve as a role model while maintaining professional boundaries in relationships with residents.
    • Demonstrate the ability to relate with women and children from all walks of life.
    • Provide full case management to support residents in moving toward self-sufficiency and monitor residents' progress with individual case plan.
    • Identify appropriate clients for transitional housing services.
    • Promote economic independence with residents.
    • Complete the Financial Literacy Class and utilize those skills with residents to enable them to become financially self-sufficient and assist in clearing up any debts.
    • Assist clients in obtaining long-term housing support.
    • Provide follow-up supportive programming for residents in the Housing Advocacy Program who have transitioned into the community.
    • Stay up-to-date on changes in policies and procedures, community resources, and other information.
    • Have a strong understanding of community resources in Newport and Bristol County.
    • Understanding of trauma-informed care and empowerment philosophy of advocacy; ability to interact sensitively with traumatized populations and to handle crises 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.
    • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries.
    • Remain non-judgmental and be culturally competent. 
    • Be willing to enforce policies and guidelines.

    Essential Competencies:

    • Attend and be committed to ongoing training and growth opportunities.
    • Adhere to agency policies, procedures and processes, including strict adherence to WRC confidentiality policy and ethical standards.
    • Commitment to WRC’s mission, vision and values.
    • Perform screenings, intakes, discharges and issue warnings when necessary.
    • Establish and maintain professional boundaries.
    • Maintain resident 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.
    • Accurately report all statistics in the JustGrant System.
    • Must carry work phone to be available for staff/clients crisis calls as necessary.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Attend and actively participate in agency meetings as required, including department meetings and regularly scheduled supervision.
    • Identify and consult with Housing Advocacy Manager and the Housing 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.
    • Facilitate house meetings with Housing Advocacy Team.
    • Commitment to social justice, gender and racial equity.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; communication, conflict management, empathy, leadership, negotiation, positive attitude and teamwork.
    • High level of listening skills with attention to detail and curiosity.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, is effective in a variety of communication settings: One-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels.
    • Generate program reports and statistics.
       

    Qualifications and 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 (Mass./R.I.) driver’s license
    • Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
    • Manual dexterity and able to use wrists, hands and/or fingers in repetitive motion
    • Prepare and/or inspect documents and communications on computer or on paper
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Bending, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds (donations/commodities)
    • Ability to turn over transitional housing units, including cleaning, removing and adding furniture
    • Lifting from floor or from inside car, truck, or from trunk
    • Moving up and down stairs in facilities
    • Pick up donations when necessary


    To apply: 
    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@wrcnbc.org. Please write "Housing 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: Founded in 1977, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has a long history of providing a full range of compassionate, comprehensive direct services to survivors of domestic violence. Over the past fifteen years, the WRC has also been at the forefront of innovative prevention practice nationally. The WRC’s purpose is to work with the community to end violence, combining survivor-centered service delivery with evidence-informed prevention strategies. We engage a myriad of governmental and state agencies, organizational partners, and diverse local residents of all ages, races, ethnicities, languages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds to ensure that survivors have the supports they need, while simultaneously working to create healthy, safe communities.

    The WRC is committed to being at the top of our field with all of our services and practice. We prioritize organizational and staff development, to ensure that all of our practices reflect best practices in the field. In addition, we are participating in Move to End Violence, a national project focused on centering the domestic violence movement on the experiences of marginalized communities. Members of our staff have attended local, regional, and national trainings as well as webinars to continue to grow their professional skills.

  • Lived Experience Consultants

    Position title: Lived experience consultants

    Job summary: 
    We are recruiting lived experience consultants for a short-term opportunity to become involved in an effort to improve domestic violence services and supports in Newport and Bristol Counties and to identify solutions for how to stop domestic violence in our community. No experience is needed. Training will be provided. 

    Lived experience advisors are people who have valuable lived experience with the issues we are addressing and who will work together with The Capacity Group and The Women’s Resource Center to improve domestic violence services and support, and to think about how to work toward ending domestic violence, and improving overall wellbeing in their own community. Lived experience consultants will have the opportunity to participate in positive healthy changes in Newport and Bristol Counties.


    Duties: 
    Work collaboratively with The Capacity Group and staff at The Women’s Resource Center to:

    • Provide feedback on questions we will ask staff, board members, current and former clients about what is working well and how to improve services and supports
    • Look at what others are saying, help to bring up ideas that have not been considered
    • Help to identify different people/groups to talk to make sure we get all points of view
    • Help to co-facilitate online and/or in person conversations on issues related to domestic violence, preventing domestic violence and improving overall wellbeing 

    Time commitment: Approximately 2 to 5 hours per week, for a total of 40 hours from April 2022 through November 2022. Those who can work only 20 to 30 hours in that timeframe will be considered as well. The pay is $20/hr. 

    Expectations: Respond to emails, attend meetings, help to review information, participate in learning sessions, attend trainings, provide your point of view. 

    Requirements: Strong familiarity with Newport and Bristol Counties, strong interest in stopping domestic violence and supporting those who have experienced domestic violence, ability to work well with others. 

    Training: Training will be provided for all aspects of this work.

    How to apply: Send an email describing your interest in doing this type of work and your connection to Newport and Bristol Counties to: contact@thecapacitygroup.org by April 15.


    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 - LEA

    Position type: Full-time, permanent
    Location: Newport/Bristol Counties
    Salary: $35,000-45,000
    Reports to: Systems Advocacy Manager 

    Position 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 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 and/or 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 judgement 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 successes 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.

    Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

    Qualifications and 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 (Mass./R.I.) driver’s license

    • Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information

    • Manual dexterity and able to use wrists, hands and/or fingers in repetitive motion
    • Prepare and/or inspect documents and communications on 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. 

    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 opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other 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: Founded in 1977, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) has a long history of providing a full range of compassionate, comprehensive direct services to survivors of domestic violence. Over the past fifteen years, the WRC has also been at the forefront of innovative prevention practice nationally. The WRC’s purpose is to work with the community to end violence, combining survivor-centered service delivery with evidence-informed prevention strategies. We engage a myriad of governmental and state agencies, organizational partners, and diverse local residents of all ages, races, ethnicities, languages, abilities, and socio-economic backgrounds to ensure that survivors have the supports they need, while simultaneously working to create healthy, safe communities.

    The WRC is committed to being at the top of our field with all of our services and practice. We prioritize organizational and staff development, to ensure that all of our practices reflect best practices in the field. In addition, we are participating in Move to End Violence, a national project focused on centering the domestic violence movement on the experiences of marginalized communities. Members of our staff have attended local, regional, and national trainings as well as webinars to continue to grow their professional skills.

    The WRC has many strengths to build on including a strong revenue base from state and federal funds and foundation grants, a diverse, highly committed, engaged, and experienced staff providing unique, highly mission driven programs; competent management; and statewide recognition for excellence in programming in the areas of primary prevention and counseling as well as state leadership in connecting victims to DHS support.

    Mission

    Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.

    Values

    Social justice

    We believe that our community has the ability to achieve domestic peace.

    Individual empowerment

    We believe in the potential for individual change.

    Community commitment

    We believe in the power of working collaboratively with our community to compassionately and confidentially provide best practices in a safe and accessible environment.

    Agency commitment

    We believe in providing a diverse, respectful, and safe environment to work, learn and grow.

2019 – Hidden Meanings RELAUNCH

In 2019, we re-launched our Hidden Meanings campaign with a new look, shedding light on subtle tactics abusers use to gain power and control. Abusers minimize their actions and discredit their partner's feelings, saying things like, "I was just joking," or downplaying forms of physical abuse as a "joke."

In English and Spanish, survivor stories were shared through a social media video series #SurvivorStories, public service announcements were broadcast through Pandora, Spotify, and several R.I. radio stations, and billboards and ads were displayed across the state – including on the scoreboard and digital signage at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, across social media platforms, and in over 50 newspapers and publications including The Providence Sunday Journal. SOAR and Ten Men members were also interviewed for multiple news stories, shedding light on how domestic abuse is not always obvious.

  • Campaign

  • PSA

    Radio PSA

  • Posters

     RICADV AGENCIES Donde Poster 8.5x11   500x500 WhereAreYou optimized

     

  • Survivor Stories

    Survivor Stories video series

 
2020 & 2021 – Know the Signs

During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2020, we launched a new public awareness campaign, calling the community in because it’s on all of us to end domestic violence.

Re-launched in 2021, our campaign called Rhode Islanders in to “know the signs” and urged each of us to learn more about subtle and commonly overlooked forms of abuse. The campaign was created by listening to the voices of our community and survivors. The talented art director, Loretta Kennedy, drew from the experiences of survivors to inspire the look, feel and message of the campaign. 

Throughout the month of October, Rhode Islanders were invited to hear survivor stories on social media, hear radio and Pandora public service announcements in English and Spanish, see TV public service announcements across local stations and see billboards and ads displayed throughout our state. We also shared video interview series and were featured in stories including in The Providence Journal. If you missed our virtual community meeting and campaign reveal event in 2020, you can view it here.

We welcomed all Rhode Islanders to sign up for any of our upcoming training sessions, share our social media posts and start conversations. Domestic abuse affects us all, and it is crucial to know the signs to learn where to get support or how to provide resources as a bystander. Learn what you can do to end domestic abuse, and get involved.

2017 – No More Silence

 

No More Silence DVAM 2017

No More Silence

1 in 4 Rhode Islanders is a victim of abuse. They are our loved ones, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. When we stay silent, domestic violence thrives. It's time for all of us to speak up, learn about the warning signs, and help end domestic violence.

The No More Silence campaign features members of Ten Men, a RICADV statewide prevention initiative.

  • Campaign

  • PSA

    Radio & PANDORA PSA

  • Posters

    No More "It's Not My Problem"                     No More "Boys will be boys"

    No More "We Don't Talk About That"                     No More "Why Doesn't She Just Leave?"

    No More "But They Go to My Church"                     No More "It's Just a Women's Issue"

    No Mas "Eso No Sucede Aqui"                     No More "I'll Say Something Next Time"

 

2018 – Hidden Meanings

In 2018, we launched a statewide public awareness campaign called Hidden Meanings, to send the message that domestic violence is not just physical.

Shining a light on other forms of abuse, the campaign calls on Rhode Islanders to learn more about the warning signs and be able to identify potential red flags in a relationship. For information about the dynamics and warning signs of intimate partner violence, read our informational handbook Peace At Home.

The campaign was featured on buses and billboards throughout the state, and on local radio stations and Pandora. Click below to learn more.

  • Campaign

  • PSA

    Radio PSA

  • Posters

    DVAM 2018 Poster Where Are You Now?

    DVAM 2018 Poster I Was Just Joking

  • Vigil

    Vigil at the Rhode Island State House

    DVAM 2018 State House Vigil

    During the week of October 14th, the RI State House was illuminated in purple to raise awareness about domestic violence.

    On Tuesday, October 16th, we held a candlight vigil in partnership with our member agencies on the steps of the Rhode Island State House, to remember and honor all those who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

     

 
2014 – Know More. Do More.

In 2013 and 2014, the RICADV launched a public awareness campaign to help bystanders "Know More and Do More" to end domestic violence in Rhode Island.

The 2013 campaign focused on empowering individuals to take action. Then in 2014, we engaged communities and organizations to get involved, as a strategy to create more widespread, sustainable change.

  • PSA

  • Posters

Radio & PANDORA PSA

 

DVAM 2014 Poster English - General Community          DVAM 2014 Poster English - Workplace

 

DVAM 2014 Poster English - Healthcare          DVAM 2014 Poster English - Faith Community

 

2013 – Know More.
  • Video Project

  • PSA

  • Poster


KNOW MORE VIDEO PROJECT:

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BYSTANDER STORIES

"I helped a co-worker"    "I stopped to call for help"    "I asked her if she was okay"    "I found resources for a friend"

"I waited between classes so she wasn't alone"    "Together we can end domestic violence"    "As a nurse, I screen for abuse"    "I spoke up against sexist jokes"


SURVIVOR
 STORIES OF BYSTANDER INTERVENTION

"A stranger's support made the difference"    "My military family gave me shelter and strength"
"My neighbor called when I couldn't"
    "My family saved my life"

 

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM

We need community leaders to support and drive efforts to address and end domestic violence. In 2013, Governor Raimondo (who was General Treasurer at that time) got involved in our campaign to raise awareness about the Crime Victim Compensation Program.

"Providing a way out"
Gina M. Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island (former RI General Treasurer)

 

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Know More DVAM 2013

2016 & 2015 – Get Off the Bench!

DVAM 2015

"GET OFF THE BENCH!"

This public awareness campaign features URI student athletes speaking out against domestic violence and asking their fellow Rhode Islanders to do the same.

Domestic violence impacts all of us, and will take all of us, together, to end it. How will you “get off the bench”? How will you play your part?

  • Campaign

  • PSA


    Television PSA


    A radio public service announcement also aired in both English and Spanish.

  • Poster

    Poster Get Off the Bench!

 

 

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