After recently completing a comprehensive strategic plan, First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence is seeking a highly motivated individual with volunteer coordination and community engagement experience to assist our organization in building capacity, furthering our mission, and deepening our impact in the community.  This position reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the Community Engagement Team.

Hours:

  • Full-time salaried position
  • Weekend and evening hours required

Salary and Benefits:

  • $36,000.00 – $38,000.00 commensurate with education and experience
  • Health Insurance after 30 days of employment, 50% of employee premium paid
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan with up to 3% match
  • Optima Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • at least 3 years of related experience
  • Proven experience managing, recruiting and/or training volunteers
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or similar business software suites

Skills:

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Adept at public speaking and delivering group presentations
  • Bilingual/multilingual fluency preferred (e.g., ability to read, write, and speak)
  • Time management and flexibility with job duties
  • Organized and a self-starter
  • Works well in a team setting, as well as independently
  • Can organize and manage individuals and groups
  • Community and volunteer service mentality
  • Creative attitude

Apply by: August 8, 2022

To Apply:

  • Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one document to:

Candy Phillips, Executive Director  at candyphillips@firststepva.com (please no phone calls)

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Responsibilities:

First Step’s Child and Youth Advocate will assist in assessing the needs of the children and youth and provide them and their parent/guardian with crisis intervention, case management and advocacy services. Key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Advocacy

  • Complete assessments with children and youth being served by the agency
  • Makes referrals to resources in the community appropriate to the needs of children and their parents
  • Assists with school registrations and transportation for children and youth being sheltered by First Step
  • Assist survivors in accessing daycare and after school care for their child/youth
  • Meets regularly with child/youth and their parents to ensure their needs are being met.
  • Networks with community agencies, schools, other non-profits, faith communities and youth organizations to coordinate public awareness and prevention activities for children and youth in the community, as well as those who teach, support and provide services to them.  

Childcare and activities:

  • Provide childcare for children and youth when parent/guardian is meeting with another First Step staff member
  • Plans and coordinates regular individual or group activities for children and youth being served by the agency.  
  • Assists with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers to assist with child/youth activities.  

Crisis Services

  • Answer hotline
  • Provide safety planning services, intake, information and referral, accompaniment, and advocacy services to survivors of intimate partner violence and their children
  • On-call services
  • Complete case notes, forms and data entry
  • Attend regular staff meetings and training opportunities
  • Complete all other assigned activities

Hours: 

  • Full-time salaried position
  • Evening hours and some weekend hours required

Salary and Benefits:

  • $35,000
  • Health Insurance after 30 days of employment, 50% of employee premium paid
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan with up to 3% match
  • Optima Employee Assistance Program

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    Responsibilities:

    First Step’s Housing Advocate will assist survivors of intimate partner violence in locating, accessing, and maintaining permanent housing. The Housing Advocate will also provide crisis intervention services to survivors of intimate partner violence and their children. Key areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Housing Advocacy

    • Provide housing assessment, housing case management, and housing search and location services
    • Landlord outreach
    • Manage Rapid Re-Housing program and services
    • Maintain and update VAdata HMIS database
    • Maintain and update housing case files
    • Assist shelter guests in moving into permanent housing (includes finding resources for furniture and household items and helping clients with their move into the new home)
    • Provide follow-up and housing stabilization services
    • Collaborate with other service providers that serve individuals experiencing homelessness, non-profits, and government agencies
    • Attend community meetings and events as needed, including Continuum of Care meetings and trainings.
    • Complete Housing Counselor Certification and other housing focused trainings and workshops
    • Assist Director of Client Services and Executive Director with grant and other reports

    Crisis Services

    • Answer hotline
    • Provide safety planning services, intake, information and referral, accompaniment, and advocacy services to survivors of intimate partner violence and their children
    • On-call services
    • Complete case notes, forms and data entry
    • Attend regular staff meetings and training opportunities
    • Complete all other assigned activities

    Hours: 

    • Full-time salaried position
    • Evening hours and some weekend hours required

    Salary and Benefits:

    • $35,000
    • Health Insurance after 30 days of employment, 50% of employee premium paid
    • SIMPLE IRA Plan with up to 3% match
    • Optima Employee Assistance Program

    Reports to: 

    • Director of Client Services

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
    •  3  to 5 years of related experience
    • Knowledge, skills and ability to work with survivors of intimate partner of violence and individuals experiencing homelessness
    • Understanding of Housing First service model and Fair Housing law
    • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or similar business software suites

    Skills: 

    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
    • Motivational interviewing skills
    • Bilingual/multilingual fluency preferred (e.g., ability to read, write, and speak)
    • Time management and flexibility with job duties
    • Organized and a self-starter
    • Works well in a team setting, as well as independently

    Apply by:

    • Please apply by August 11, 2022

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