Employment

Employment

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry or national origin, color, sex, immigration status, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Office Administrator and Advocate

Safe Voices Domestic Violence Resource Center is seeking a dynamic, creative, and engaging individual to fill the full-time role of Office Administrator and Helpline Advocate. This position is based in our administrative offices in Lewiston and has limited travel.

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer, committed to growing a diverse staff.  We strongly encourage application from candidates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders/gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and those with lived experience of domestic violence or sexual exploitation or trafficking.  In addition, candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry or national origin, sex, immigration status, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Primary Position Duties:

Office, Technology & Operational Duties:

  • Provide clerical support for various office and operational tasks
  • Assist in managing Executive Director’s schedule and deadlines as needed
  • Prepare and maintain Board of Director files and information as directed by Executive Director
  • Act as the agency point person for internal IT needs, including maintaining agency equipment and computer inventory.
  • Assist in onboarding; review equipment/IT, security systems, phone system
  • Act as agency point person for vendors, maintain vendor information and coordinate requests for repairs, maintenance and supply replenishment.
  • Monthly visits to outreach offices in person
  • Maintain company vehicle
  • Collect and distribute mail
  • Answer telephone and door
  • Assist with additional projects, as assigned.

Helpline Duties:

  • Provide safety planning, support, crisis intervention, information and referrals to community resources for survivors of domestic abuse and violence and sex trafficking and exploitation calling Safe Voices helpline.
  • Actively collaborates with partnering agencies, community resources, as well as Safe Voices legal advocacy and violence intervention team to provide information and referrals necessary to meet the individual’s needs.
  • Refer and link survivors to all Safe Voices services including but not limited to emergency shelter, support groups, legal resources, and resource center services.
  • Maintain all client documentations and records according to agency standards. 
  • Additional administrative and client-based tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of administrative and human resource practices and processes
  • Pass required background checks
  • Valid Maine State Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation
  • Highly motivated
  • Thrive working independently
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of domestic violence issues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year institution

Pay & Benefits:

  • Pay starts at $20.00 per hour and will increase based on experience
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Accident, Short & Long-Term Disability insurance available at low cost for employees
  • Employer-sponsored Health Savings Account
  • 401K Retirement Savings w/ Employer Match
  • 13 Paid Holidays (to include Juneteenth & Indigenous People’s Day)
  • 20 Days of Accrued Leave in First Year
  • Flexible, family-friendly work options

Interested applicants can submit their resume and letter of interest to Kara Barnies at kbarnies@safevoices.org. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Female Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program (CDVIP) Facilitator

Safe Voices domestic violence resource center is seeking a dynamic, creative, and engaging individual to fill one part-time and one full-time role of CDVIP Facilitator. All classes are co-facilitated by a male and female team. At this time, we are hiring for two female co-facilitators.

This position requires a highly motivated, professional team player with excellent communication and facilitation skills. This position is based in multiple locations throughout Androscoggin, Oxford and Franklin counties (mileage reimbursement is provided).

The CDVIP Facilitator is responsible for co-facilitating multiple batterer’s intervention classes and providing administrative support both during and outside of classes. Administrative task may include checking participants into class, collecting payment, data entry, and completing financial and programmatic reports. This position requires participation in ongoing staff training and professional development. 

Successful candidates will possess excellent group facilitation skills while being able to use calm, direct and respectful communication at all times. Successful candidates must be able to use reflective listening skills and ask critical thinking questions in uncomfortable and/or challenging moments, as well as maintain a pro-feminist philosophy. Monthly monitoring and ongoing observation and feedback is a core part of our program. Therefore, a successful candidate will be one who is comfortable being observed on a routine basis and engaging in thoughtful and constructive conversations about their facilitation choices, classroom management, and fidelity to the class curriculum from State certified monitors, peers, and supervisors.

Qualified candidates will possess excellent communication skills, work comfortably and collaboratively within a team environment, and be able to maintain strong professional boundaries. Work experience in educational settings, training concerning victimization and child abuse, knowledge of the effects of violence and understanding of the rational for violence is preferred but not required for this position. A willingness to learn and curiosity about change and education are just as important. Additionally, the qualified candidate will need to obtain a Certification from a nationally recognized training for Domestic Violence Intervention Programs within six months of hire (training to be coordinated and paid for through Safe Voices).

We are currently hiring for two positions. Pay for both roles starts at $20.00 per hour and will increase based on experience.

  • Part-time facilitator, not benefits eligible (approximately 18-22 hours per week). Position to be filled as soon as possible
  • Anticipated full-time facilitator and administrative support position to begin in late fall.

Hiring timeline -

  • Applications deadline: October 10, 2022
  • Interviews start date: second week of October
  • Start date: early November

Interested applicants can submit their resume and letter of interest to Courtney O'Brien at cobrien@safevoices.org. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Safe Voices is an equal opportunity employer, committed to growing a diverse staff.  We strongly encourage application from candidates of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, genders/gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and those with lived experience of domestic violence or sexual exploitation or trafficking.  In addition, candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, ancestry or national origin, sex, immigration status, age, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.