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Vermont Network Employment Listings

The Vermont Network seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work and our movement to end gender-based violence.  We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities and individuals with disabilities to apply for open positions.

Financial Assistant / Bookkeeper

Part-time: 20 hours/week.
The successful candidate will have computerized accounting experience, Quickbooks preferred, spreadsheet proficiency, excellent verbal and written communication skills, impeccable organizational skills, is detail oriented and able to manage multiple deadlines, and will be comfortable working as a member of a team in a progressive, feminist organization committed to ending violence. Candidates with grant funding experience or working in non-profits are encouraged to apply. This position includes a competitive salary, paid time off and other benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume no later than April 19, 2015 to dana@vtnetwork.org

Network Member Organization Employment Listings

Outreach Advocate: WomenSafe, Inc.

WomenSafe is seeking a full time Outreach Advocate to provide direct service advocacy to survivors of stalking, dating, domestic & sexual violence. Duties and responsibilities include providing the following:

  • Identifying underserved populations and increasing their accessibility to our services.
  • Reaching out to survivors in rural areas of the county (and Rochester).
  • Ongoing emotional support, options and safety planning.
  • Assistance with accessing emergency, temporary and permanent housing.
  • Medical and hospital advocacy.
  • Court advocacy for Temporary and Final Relief from Abuse Orders and other court proceedings
  • Criminal Justice support and advocacy by working with police, victim advocates, probation and parole and the batterer’s intervention program.
  • Referral to and advocacy at community agencies, the court, and the hospital.
  • Systems change through advocacy related to direct service.

Minimum Qualifications: A firm feminist understanding of women’s issues, specifically those of domestic and sexual violence; a strength’s based approach to the work; ability to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy; crisis intervention and  advocacy experience; strong organizational and computer literacy skills; non-judgmental attitude and the ability to remain calm under pressure; knowledge of working with people from diverse communities; excellent oral and written communication skills; flexibility and willingness to perform other general tasks as needed. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience (each 6 months of relevant full-time experience can be substituted for a semester of full-time college work). WomenSafe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive benefits package included.

Letter of intent and resume by April 16, 2015 to cg@womensafe.net or to: Hiring Committee, WomenSafe, Inc., PO Box 67, Middlebury, VT 05753-0067

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Clinical Therapist: H.O.P.E. Works

20 hrs/wk; contracted, grant-funded position

HOPE Works is looking for a licensed clinical social worker to join their direct services team providing support to survivors of sexual violence in Chittenden County. The contractor position offers the opportunity to develop a new clinical program at HOPE Works, and involves proving trauma counseling to youth (13-24) and adults, facilitating clinical support groups for youth survivors, and providing clinical supervision to social work students and staff.

HOPE Works is dedicated to ending sexual violence through healing, outreach, prevention and empowerment. Our ideal candidate has excellent clinical skills, knowledge of sexual violence dynamics, and a strong background in providing trauma-informed, empowerment based mental health services.

Position open until filled. Interested candidates submit cover letter and resume to:

Kiona Heath, PO Box 92, Burlington, VT 05402 — Or email kiona@hopeworksvt.org

HOPE Works is an EOE; people from diverse communities encouraged to apply.

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After-Hours Advocate: Voices Against Violence

This position is responsible for responding to after hour hotline calls providing crisis intervention, support, and advocacy.  Advocate will respond to requests for shelter if room is available as well as respond to any after hour shelter emergencies.  Advocate will carry a pager on weekly basis and be paid an hourly wage for any calls and call outs.

Bachelors in Human Services or equivalent education and experience.  Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence, trauma informed, and experience working in a crisis oriented environment preferred.    Must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills while promoting the core values of the organization.   Require valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.   Send cover letter and resume to vavhotline@cvoeo.org. Position open until filled.

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Supervised Visitation Monitor: Voices Against Violence

All About Kids, a supervised visitation center providing safe parent/child contact, with risk factors of domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health issues, substance abuse, or child abuse is hiring for a part time Visitation Monitor.

Duties include supervising parents while they visit with, or exchange their child(ren). Paid training provided. 6-8 hours per week with flexibility a must.

Afternoon, evening and weekend hours. Must have good communication skills, understand confidentiality and have reliable transportation.  Knowledge of domestic violence and experience with children helpful.  Send cover letter and resume to vavmonitor@cvoeo.org.  Position open until filled.

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Supervised Visitation Monitors: Clarina Howard Nichols Center

All employees and volunteers demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to:

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center mission;
  • A feminist, empowerment model, team-based approach;
  • Confidentiality for shelter guests and location;
  • Provide and receive appropriate feedback, address and manage conflict and maintain professionalism;
  • Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of differences based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, class or age.

Supervised Visitation Monitors support visits between non-custodial parents and their children when court ordered or voluntarily contracted through The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP). SV Monitors will always be accompanied by another monitor or the program coordinator. Monitors are expected to be able to take the lead in monitoring a visit at the completion of a mutually agreed upon training period.

  • Knowledge & experience with child development, family dynamics, non-violent parenting practices and area resources preferred;
  • Ability to maintain a neutral role when working with custodial and non-custodial parents;
  • Support intervention in visits when a parent’s behavior is inappropriate or threatens the safety of children, the other parent or program staff;
  • Knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on children;
  • Meet regularly with the SVP Coordinator for support and supervision;
  • Assist with regular maintenance of Supervised Visitation Space;
  • Assist with regular maintenance of the toys, games and books in the Supervised Visitation Space
  • Some nights and weekends may be required;
  • Background check
  • Provide testimony in legal settings, while unlikely, may be necessary.

This opportunity occurs in approximately 2 hours visits though some may be longer or shorter depending on the age of the child and circumstances. Clarina requests a commitment of at least 6 months of consistent visits with at least one family to provide continuity of support.

If interested please contact Brittany Chilson, svcoord@clarina.org or call 802.888.1584 ext 113

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