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

Browse the open positions below, then fill out the form to attach and submit required documents. You may also send application materials to the appropriate email address if one has been provided.

Member agency abbreviations are as follows: BVAC (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center), DVRCSC (Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County), EBCC (Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center), SOJ (Sojourner House), WRC (Women's Resource Center). To learn more about our member agencies, click here.

 

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RICADV & SOAR

There are no positions available at this time.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.

 

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Housing Advocate

    Job Title: Housing Advocate

    Job Location: Providence Housing Office

    Reports to: Manager of Supportive Housing

    Position: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); $17 to $19 an hour, depending on experience, with benefits that include health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan.

    Basic function: 

    Responsible for helping to execute the different components of Sojourner House’s rapid re-housing program, and provide support to Sojourner House’s larger housing and residential teams as well.  The Advocate will provide primarily provide direct services and programming to rapid re-housing clients.  The Advocate will also provide back-up advocacy support to permanent supportive housing clients, transitional housing clients, and shelter clients. The Advocate will work alongside other staff of the Residential Housing Program to provide clients with support and empowerment as they seek to rebuild their lives.

     

    Principal job duties:

    • Provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s rapid re-housing program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and maintaining housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
    • As needed, provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s permanent supportive housing program, transitional housing program, and/or shelter program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
    • Develop and implement programming to benefit clients in the rapid re-housing program, which can include units statewide. At a minimum, the advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings and/or programs per week that will benefit permanent supportive housing clients and other community members.  The advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s housing clients and offer programs reflective of those needs.
    • Working with the Youth Advocate, coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for rapid rehousing housing families with minor children, which may include but are not limited to: enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs.
    • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential housing clients.
    • Provide advocacy and coverage on a weekly basis at Sojourner House’s Drop-In Advocacy Center in Providence.
    • Provide shelter coverage when needed at Sojourner House’s emergency shelter(s).
    • Monitor and implement housing policies and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
    • Help in the collection of rent from clients in the rapid rehousing program when necessary.
    • Address the maintenance needs of housing units as needed. This may include communication with landlords and property management companies to provide repairs.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state.
    • Prepare and deliver community presentations in Rhode Island on issues related to domestic violence and housing when requested.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Work as necessary with other residential advocates and Volunteer Coordinator to help supervise volunteers.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Housing and/or the Sojourner House management team.

     

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred

     

    Experience and special skills:        

    • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
    • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or gender issues
    • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
    • Proficiency in Spanish is required
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
    • Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
    • A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
    • Access to a vehicle in order to facilitate traveling between the agency’s two locations
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty and service delivery
    • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night a week and one weekend day.

     

    To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org or by mail to 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908 by Friday, August 23, 2019.  No phone calls, please.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    To learn more about Sojourner House, please visit our website:  www.sojournerri.org.

  • Property Coordinator and Housing Locator

    Position:  Property Coordinator and Housing Locator

    Reports To:  Director of Housing

    Location:  Providence Housing Office

    Position: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); $18 to $22 an hour, depending on experience with benefits that include health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan.

     

    Basic Function:

    Responsibilities of the Property Manager include researching and identifying available affordable housing options and establishing strong relationships with potential landlords, housing authorities and management companies. In addition, the Property Manager will assist with move-in, lease up, tracking of rent payment, and resolving housing issues.

     

    Principal Job Duties:

    • Research and Locate area landlords for properties and leasing opportunities of units for Rapid Rehousing programs. Meet with landlords, obtain documentation as needed, complete inspection of unit.  Obtain Lease, keys and contact information for units.
    • Landlord relations, including rental payments, delinquencies, maintenance and renewals for units.
    • Complete Move-In process – application processing, lease preparation, Move-In orientation. Assist with the location of donated furniture and household items as needed.
    • Conduct routine property inspections in accordance with appropriate funding requirements, lease-ups, ensure landlord is receiving rent payments from both client and Sojourner House, and address program non-compliance issues and evictions as required by Fair Housing standards.
    • Work with clients and to ensure maintenance issues are handled in a timely manner by the landlord.
    • Provide and coordinate referrals, emergency services, and crisis intervention to residents as needed.
    • Assist with the preparations for Volunteer / Community Service Days.
    • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
    • Attend, prepare and actively participate in all Sojourner House required trainings and/or staff meetings within the building or other training facility. This may include an assignment, preparing an agenda or engage in problem solving and procedures.
    • Monitor and implement housing policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state.
    • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence and housing when requested.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Housing and/or the Sojourner House management team.

     

    Education:

    A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

     

    Experience and Special Skills:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Acute attention to detail
    • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite of products.
    • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
    • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check

     

    To Apply:  Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org or by mail to 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908 by Friday, August 23, 2019.  No phone calls, please.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    To learn more about Sojourner House, please visit our website:  www.sojournerri.org.

 

Women's Resource Center
  • Open Positions

  • Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP) Advocate

     

    The Women's Resource Center is a Domestic Violence non-profit agency in Newport and Bristol County RI seeking a qualified individual for a full-time (40 hours per week, benefit eligible) Family Violence Option Advocacy Program (FVOAP) advocate position.

     

    Job Type: Full-time

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Providing Department of Human Service (DHS) clients who are victims/survivors of Domestic Violence with support and assistance in obtaining a waiver during the application process which includes, but is not limited to, assessing the eligibility, requesting the DHS waiver, listening to victims/survivors, making assessments of their circumstances and immediate needs, providing appropriate and necessary referrals, assisting with safety plans and continuing on-going services to clients as need be. The FVOAP advocate works directly with all DHS staff throughout the entire State of RI but is an employee of The Women’s Resource Center. Experience working with domestic violence victims/survivors preferred. BA/BS preferred.

     

    Must be able to speak Spanish

    All qualified candidates including minorities & survivors of domestic/sexual violence are encouraged to apply.

    Please include Cover Letter with resume and 3 References in Email when applying for position.

    Send to Sharon King @sking@wrcnbc.org

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

  • Transitional Housing Case Manager


    Philosophy of Service:

    The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides safe transitional housing, advocacy, support, information, referral and follow-up services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or to persons at risk for domestic violence. We do this through comprehensive advocacy, support and prevention activities that empower victims, families, and those at risk for family violence to reach goal orientated outcomes. These outcomes are securing adequate affordable housing with the assistance of the case manager, work on practical goals and supports to build self-sufficient lives for themselves and their children. These are key outcomes upon which the work of the Transitional Housing Case Manager is to be measured.

     

    General Summary:

    • Under the guidelines of the OVW grant and the supervision of the Residential Director, the following are a list of specific duties.
    • General responsibilities include, but not limited to, provide advocacy and support to the TH residents. 
    • Develop an initial case plan to determine their individual goals and barriers to success.
    • Assist residents with housing applications and follow through with status of such applications.
    • Complete the Financial Literacy Class and utilize those learned skills with residents to become financially self-sufficient and assist in clearing up any debts.
    • Promote economic independence with residents.
    • Provide and inform residents of support services in the community.
    • Accurately report all stats in the Grant Management System (GMS) and Lotus Notes.
    • Continue to keep an accurate waiting list for potential future residents.
    • Work closely with East Bay Community Development Corp in which WRC has an MOU with.
    • Maintain confidentiality of residents at all times.
    • Monitor and review residents’ progress with Residential Director on a weekly basis.
    • Maintain accurate records for reports.
    • Perform office duties.
    • Assist with shelter clients when there is lack of work for TH program.
    • Assist with the covering the emergency phone every other week along with Director
    • Attend all mandatory meetings.
    • Serve as a role model while maintaining professional distance in relationships with clients.
    • Must travel to conferences when scheduled.
    • Follow up with clients 3-6 months after clients leave supportive housing.

     

    Physical Demands:

    • Convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, audibly, and quickly
    • 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, inside truck, or from trunk.
    • Lifting children (infant, toddler, preschool) into car seats when required.
    • Moving up and down stairs in TH program apartment facilities.

     

    Work environment:

    • Residence for survivors of domestic violence—women and children—in safe neighborhood.
    • Daily interaction with stakeholders—residents, staff, volunteers, community, and vendors.
    • Required to possess or have access to a telephone and be available for staff/advocate crisis calls as necessary.

     

    Qualifications, skills and abilities:

    • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field or equivalent experience.
    • Preferred minimum two years’ experience in human services and/or not for profit organization; experience working in a shelter or transitional housing environment preferred.
    • Preferred minimum two years’ experience working with victims of domestic violence including diverse people and groups.
    • Knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence issues and trends and expressed commitment to the empowerment of women and children
    • Knowledge of computer programs to include: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
    • Experience working with vendors and service providers and knowledge of local service resources preferred.
    • Experience maintaining personal/professional boundaries.
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to handle multiple priorities.
    • Manage and resolve conflict and stress effectively and constructively with stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of residents at all times.
    • Possess valid Rhode Island driver’s license; access to reliable means of transportation; proof of current liability insurance

     

    Job type: Full-time

    Starting salary: 30,000-$35,000 per year


    The Women’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.


     

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