Family Violence Project (FVP) is working to end domestic violence in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine. We believe it will take the whole community to accomplish our mission. This includes a strong and committed workforce. If you are seeking a challenging position in the critical field of advocacy and social justice, please consider the following open position.
Domestic Violence Advocate / Child Protective Services Liaison — Full-Time
Family Violence Project (FVP) seeks a domestic violence advocate to serve as a liaison between FVP and Child Protective Services (CPS). This advocate will provide direct services to adult victims of domestic abuse and consultation with CPS social workers and administrators.
This is a full-time (37.5 hour per week) grant-funded position which will include occasional on-call responsibilities and will require that a person be able to travel across the two-county service area. This position will be based in either the Skowhegan or Augusta offices of Family Violence Project; the successful applicant will choose their office location upon job offer. After one year of successful employment, a person may have the option to work from a home office. Excellent benefits are provided including low-cost health insurance for the employee and free short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance. Vision, dental and supplemental insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid time off (beginning with three weeks of accrued time per year), fourteen paid holidays each year, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with an employer match. The hourly pay range for this position is $16.50 to $18.50 per hour, based on experience. Applicants must be able to pass background checks to include criminal, driving, and DHHS/CPS background checks, among others. All new employees are required to participate in a thorough orientation process which includes successful completion of Family Violence Project’s Crisis Advocacy, Intervention, Response, and Ethics Training for New Advocates.
We seek candidates who have knowledge of the role and function of Maine’s public welfare systems and have the ability to act as a liaison between disciplines with varied and distinct missions. Solid experience in domestic violence advocacy, including group facilitation, is necessary. This person will be well organized with good time management skills and attention to detail. This candidate is comfortable working with diverse groups of people to effect change in systems. Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills are imperative. Initiative, sound judgment, assertiveness, and a collaborative spirit are necessary, as are conflict resolution skills.
Family Violence Project values diversity and is proudly an equal opportunity employer.
This position will remain open until filled. Provide a resume and cover letter to:
Search Committee, DVCPS Liason
Family Violence Project
PO Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304
RESUMES WITHOUT COVER LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation,
physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or
any other characteristic protected by law.