Shelter 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, committed workforce. If you are seeking a challenging position in a critical field of advocacy and social justice, please consider the following open position:

Shelter Advocate — Full-Time

Family Violence Project seeks an advocate to provide direct services to our Kennebec County emergency domestic violence shelter residents. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position with a Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm schedule that will include occasional on-call responsibilities. It may include some evenings and weekends.

This position will be based out of our Kennebec County Shelter. Excellent benefits, including health insurance, paid time off, short and long-term disability, and a retirement plan, is available. The starting pay range for this position is $31,200 – $35,100 annually, based on experience.

The successful candidate will possess knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims, the community, and 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 a well-organized, self-directed, and skilled problem solver. This person must communicate effectively with coworkers and the public. Experience in residential services, including basic routine facility maintenance, mental health, or substance abuse, is preferred.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with a specialization in psychology, mental health, human services, behavioral health, behavioral sciences, social work, human development, special education, counseling, rehabilitation, sociology, nursing, or related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field and at least one year of full-time equivalent relevant human services experience is required for this position.

Successful completion of CAIRET (Crisis Advocacy, Intervention, Response, and Ethics Training for New Advocates) is required before entering this position. EOE.

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]