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New Hope for Women is an equal opportunity employer.

Domestic Violence - Child Protective Services Advocate

We're Hiring!

Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic community organization committed to improving the lives of those we serve. New Hope for Women is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We also provide educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer, healthier future. 

About the Position

We currently have an opening for a Domestic Violence - Child Protective Services Advocate. The DV-CPS Advocate, incorporating the input and experiences of victims and their children, will facilitate collaboration and advocacy within the CPS system in order to increase an effective, appropriate, and helpful response to people affected by domestic violence. This position will also coordinate crisis intervention, advocacy, and emotional support to clients involved with the CPS system who have experienced domestic violence. Additionally, this position is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to CPS caseworkers to help improve their understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, resulting in improved response and support for victims who are navigating the CPS system. 

 

Personal Qualities 

· You believe in the importance of supporting and strengthening a healthy bond between children and their non-offending parent or guardian 

· You are passionate about improving the structural response to families affected by domestic violence through employing a systems-level advocacy approach. 

 

Qualifications 

· Relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience 

· Strong presentation and training facilitation skills 

· Strong knowledge of Child Protective Services, local social service agencies, criminal justice, and health systems 

· Previous experience and comfort working with adults in crisis 

· Excellent listening, writing, and oral communication skills 

· Demonstrated ability and comfort to work independently, with limited day-to-day supervision 

· Demonstrated ability to adapt and integrate into different working environments 

· Demonstrated competency operating Microsoft Suite and Google Suite programs

· Possession of a valid and active Maine driver's license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance, or access to reliable and consistent transportation

 

Additional Job Information

· Full-time (40 hrs/wk) position located in Rockland, with some regional travel required (business related mileage is reimbursable).

· Starting salary is $16.50/hr but may be negotiable with commensurate experience.

· Excellent benefits, including but not limited to: health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays and personal time, and retirement. 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a current resumeand cover letterto: [email protected]. Please add "DV-CPS Advocate" to the subject field. Incomplete applications will notbe considered. Closing date for this posting is August 9, 2019.

Clinical Supervisor

 

 

We're Hiring!

Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic community organization committed to improving the lives of those we serve. New Hope for Women is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We also provide educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer, healthier future. 

 

About the Position

We currently have an opening for a Clinical Supervisor position. This is a consulting position (approximately 4 hours per month). This position is responsible for assisting staff with identifying and addressing client-related concerns as well as supporting them in processing challenging situations.

 

The Clinical Supervisor works with the entire agency staff. The Leadership Team will keep the Clinical Supervisor informed of staff matters and best practices so that they can provide the best service possible.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide consultation and guidance to New Hope for Women staff in addressing client management and crisis intervention to insure adherence to professional standards and policies

2. Contribute to the development of client-sensitive policies and procedures that support the agency's delivery of programs and services

3. Provide consultation and guidance to the management of New Hope for Women regarding staff and organizational matters

4. Provide assistance to agency staff with organizational structure matters

5. Provide agency staff with assistance in identifying job stressors and relief strategies

6. Provide individual consultation upon request

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

§ Valid Maine LMSW, LCSW or CSW-IP license

§ Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic violence

§ Knowledge of non-profit organizations

§ Knowledge of feminist organizations

§ Group facilitation skills and experience

§ Effective listening skills

§ Effective communication skills, both oral and written

§ Possession of a valid and active Maine driver's license

 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a current resumeand cover letterto: [email protected]. Please add "Clinical Supervisor" to the subject field. 

Closing date for this posting is August 9, 2019.

Youth Educator

We're Hiring! 

Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic community organization committed to improving the lives of those we serve. New Hope for Women is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. We also provide educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer, healthier future. 

 

About the Position 

We currently have an opening for a Youth Educatorin our Belfast office. The Youth Educator is responsible for implementing New Hope for Women's youth-focused violence prevention program in Knox and Waldo counties. This position is tasked with delivering content and age-specific presentations to students and youth, primarily in school-based settings. In addition, the Youth Educator is responsible for providing direct advocacy and support services for youth who have been impacted by dating or family-related violence.

 

Personal Qualities 

· You believe the future health and safety of our collective community depends on a thriving, socially-conscience, and resilient generation of young people who are empowered to help shift the balance of power away from values and systems that perpetuate a culture of oppression.

· You are passionate about supporting young people develop skills and learn behaviors that will help them foster healthy relationships in all aspects of their lives.

 

Qualifications 

· Relevant bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience 

· Minimum 2 years' experience working with youth in a structured setting (previous work experience in a school environment helpful) 

· Experience and comfort working with elementary, middle, and high school-aged youth 

· Excellent presentation and training facilitation skills (teaching background helpful) 

· Excellent listening, writing, and oral communication skills 

· Demonstrated ability and comfort working independently, with limited day-to-day supervision

· Demonstrated competency operating Microsoft Suite and Google Suite programs 

· Possession of a valid and active Maine driver's license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance, or access to reliable and consistent transportation

 

Additional Job Information

· Full-time (40 hrs/wk) position located in Belfast office, with significant driving required (business related mileage is reimbursable). 

· Starting salary is $16/hr but may be negotiable with commensurate experience.

· Excellent benefits, including but not limited to: health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays and personal time, and retirement. 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a current resumeand cover letterto: [email protected]. Please add "Youth Educator" to the subject field. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing date for this posting is August 2, 2019.