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Job Posting: Legal Advocate

Gateway Domestic Violence Center is seeking a full time Legal Advocate.

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 experience working in a legal profession.

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.

This is a full time  (40 hours per week) position. Benefits include medical reimbursement, paid time off and retirement contribution.

To apply, send an email to Jessica Butler, Executive Director at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Please attach a cover letter and resume. Attachments should be in a word document or PDF. The position will remain open until it is filled, but applicants are encouraged by apply before Nov. 30. No phone calls, please.


Outreach Advocate – Full time with benefits

This position will provide services in a South Hall County location and at Gateway’s main location in Gainesville. Primary duties include: 

  • Answer calls and provide immediate crisis intervention for survivors of family violence.
  • Meet with survivors to provide emotional support, resource referrals and safety planning. 
  • Advocate for survivors as they access community resources. 

40 hours of training will be provided. 

Requirements:  Associate’s degree or two years of college. Speak English and Spanish fluently. 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. Able to successfully pass background screening process including e-verify, reference checks and criminal background checks. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field or those with an advanced degree in a related field. 

To apply: Submit your resume to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. The position will remain open until it is filled, but applicants are encouraged by apply before Nov. 30. No phone calls, please. 



Night and Weekend House Managers (PRN/Substitute Positions)

While Gateway does not currently have any openings, we are always recruiting substitute house managers. 

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: Submit your resume to Janet Whittaker, Shelter Manager, at jwhittaker@gatewaydvcenter.org. No phone calls, please.