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Career Opportunities

New Hope for Women is an equal opportunity employer.

Transitional Services Advocate

New Hope for Women seeks a full-time Transitional Services Advocate to support clients and their children who are homeless as a result of domestic violence attain permanent housing, independent living skills, and financial stability. Salary is $31,200 annually with excellent benefits.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide targeted case management to clients and their children
  • Provide direct individual advocacy for clients and their children
  • Answer the New Hope for Women Helpline on a consistent basis (typically 2-3X/week)
  • Facilitate support and education groups

Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree required
  • Strong working knowledge of housing assistance programs
  • Case management experience highly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with statistics, data collection, and reporting
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated competency operating Microsoft Office programs
  • Clear understanding of appropriate professional boundaries
  • Valid driver's license

Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated with excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to navigate complex, multi-layered work environments
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working well both in teams and independently
  • Knowledge of the community is a plus

Next Steps

Full job description available upon request. Submit cover letter and resume no later than July 16, 2018, to: newhope@newhopeforwomen.org with "Transitional Services Advocate" in subject line

School-Based Advocate

New Hope for Women seeks a part-time (20 hrs/wk) School-Based Advocate to implement teen dating violence prevention and domestic violence response programming at Oceanside High School in Rockland, ME. This is a two-year grant funded position with confirmed funding available through the 2019/2020 school year. Pay starts at $15/hr but is commensurate with experience. Benefits not available for this position.

General Responsibilities

  • Provide direct, individual advocacy for students
  • Conduct presentations to classrooms on healthy/unhealthy relationships, teen dating violence, or other related topics as requested by the teacher
  • Facilitate support and education groups
  • Provide training to faculty, and
  • In conjunction with the Youth Education Team, help develop and implement initiatives for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February)
  • Write and submit a quarterly grant report

Qualifications

  • Relevant Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with youth, especially teens
  • Strong understanding of public school system structure, including ability to be respectful of the climate, culture, policies, and practices of a host school
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated competency operating Microsoft Office programs
  • Clear understanding of appropriate professional boundaries
  • Previous work experience in a school-setting preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for social justice, and for helping youth build and sustain healthy relationships with friends, dating partners, family, and the wider community
  • Self-motivated with excellent time-management skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to navigate complex, multi-layered work environments
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working well both in teams and independently
  • Knowledge of the community is a plus

Next Steps

Full job description available upon request. Submit cover letter and resume no later than July 16, 2018, to: newhope@newhopeforwomen.org with "School-Based Advocate" in subject line