Kennebec Advocate – Full Time

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.

Kennebec Shelter Advocate — Full-Time

Family Violence Project seeks an advocate to provide direct services to residents of our Kennebec County emergency domestic violence shelter.

This is a full-time (37.5 hour per week) position with a Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm work schedule that will include occasional on-call responsibilities and may include some evenings and weekends. This position will be based out of our Somerset County Shelter.  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.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims and the community, as well as on child development. Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills are imperative.  Demonstrated skills and experience in trauma-informed advocacy, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, and group facilitation are necessary.  The successful candidate will be well-organized, self-directed, and a skilled problem solver. This person must communicate effectively with co-workers and the public.

Experience in residential services (including basic and routine facility maintenance), mental health or substance abuse is preferred.  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in psychology, mental health and human services, behavioral health, behavioral sciences, social work, human development, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, sociology, nursing or closely related field, or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and at least one (1) year of full-time equivalent relevant human services experience is preferred for this position.

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, Kennebec Shelter
Family Violence Project
PO Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304

or [email protected]


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.