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Legal Advocate

Gateway Domestic Violence Center is seeking a Legal Advocate. This is a full time (40 hours per week) position. Benefits include medical, paid time off and retirement.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or GED. Attention to detail. Good communication skills. Able to pass successfully pass all required background checks. Values align with Gateway’s mission.

Preference will be given to candidates who: Are bilingual and able to communicate fluently in English and Spanish. Have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Have three years of experience working in a related field such as judicial system, legal profession, social services or law enforcement.

Major tasks of the legal advocate include, but are not limited to: Meet with victims of family violence who are seeking a Temporary Protective Order and determine eligibility. Assist victims by preparing paperwork, accompanying them to hearings, and filing paperwork. Refer victims to the Victim’s Compensation Program and other community resources. Conduct safety planning with every victim. Enter data into Gateway’s data management system. Other duties as requested by supervisor.

To apply, send an email to Lanita Harris, Director of Legal Advocacy at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Please attach a cover letter and resume. Attachments should be in a word document or PDF. No phone calls, please.  Applications should be submitted by Oct. 15, but the position will remain open until filled. 

 

Children’s Support Group Facilitator (Part time)

Facilitated age-appropriate support groups and activities that meet the needs of children who have witnessed violence in their homes.  

Hours: Monday 4:30 – 8:30 and/or Thursday 4:30 – 8:30.

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a completed master’s degree in social work, counseling or occupational therapy. Gateway will consider candidates who are currently enrolled in a graduate program and have completed at least 50% of their coursework.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Blythe Hammons, Advocacy Supervisor, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Please use the subject line “group facilitator” on your email. 


Night and Weekend House Managers (PRN/Substitute Positions)

Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent. Able to calmly manage crisis situations, able to work and solve problems independently, flexible about job duties and scheduling, values that align with Gateway’s mission. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are able to speak English and Spanish fluently and those who have a degree in a related field or coursework toward a degree in a related field. 

Duties: Answer all crisis calls. Provide emotional support to residents. Complete intakes and exits that occur during shifts.  Assess and provide for all basic needs for women and children living in the shelter. Assist clients with ongoing safety planning. Document services provided. Assist with data entry, housekeeping and other duties as assigned. 

Shifts will generally be overnight and on weekends. 

To apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Janet Whittaker, Shelter Manager, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “night and weekend substitute” in your email. No phone calls, please.