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Gateway Domestic Violence Center is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. Gateway encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities and survivors of domestic violence.

 

Full Time – Domestic Violence Advocate

Gateway is seeking a full-time domestic violence advocate. The advocate will primarily serve adult survivors of domestic violence – those who live in Gateway’s housing programs and those who live elsewhere in the community.

 

Benefits: Medical insurance, paid time off, and retirement contribution after one year of employment.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (psychology, sociology, human services, etc.). Gateway will consider candidates who do not have a degree but have at least four years of relevant work experience. Able to calmly manage crisis situations. Able to work and solve problems independently. Values that align with Gateway’s mission. Able to successfully complete Gateway’s rigorous background screening process. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are able to speak English and Spanish fluently and those who have a master’s degree in a related field.


Duties: Provide support, safety planning, and resource referrals on Gateway’s crisis hotline. Provide case management services including intake, resource referrals, safety planning, goal setting. Assist with Gateway support group programming. Other duties as assigned.

 

Location: This position is based at Gateway’s domestic violence shelter, which is in the city of Gainesville. Gateway will move to a brand-new facility in the Spring of 2022. Community-based advocacy is encouraged, and home visits are not a part of this position.

 

Schedule: We will try to work with you to create a regular schedule that works for you and for Gateway.  The Domestic Violence Advocate works 40 hours per week. Most of these hours are during the day on Monday – Friday. You will generally work later one evening each week to assist with support group activities.

 

To apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 21, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “Domestic Violence Advocate” in your email.

 

Full Time – Child Advocate

Gateway is seeking a full-time child advocate. The child advocate will primarily serve child witnesses to domestic violence – those who live in Gateway’s housing programs and those who live elsewhere in the community.

 

Benefits:  Medical insurance, paid time off, and retirement contribution after one year of employment.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (psychology, sociology, human services, etc.). Gateway will consider candidates who do not have a degree but have at least four years of relevant work experience. Experience working with children. Understanding of child development and the impact of trauma on children. Able to calmly manage crisis situations. Able to work and solve problems independently. Values that align with Gateway’s mission. Able to successfully complete Gateway’s rigorous background screening process. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are able to speak English and Spanish fluently and those who have a master’s degree in a related field.


Duties: Provide individual therapeutic activities for child witnesses to domestic violence. Help mothers identify and access resources children need. Assist with support groups for children. Other duties as assigned. 

 

Location: This position is based at Gateway’s domestic violence shelter, which is in the city of Gainesville. Gateway will move to a brand-new facility in the Spring of 2022.  Community-based advocacy is encouraged, and home visits are not a part of this position.

 

Schedule: We will work with you to create a regular schedule that works for you and for Gateway.  The Child Advocate works 40 hours per week. Most of these hours are during the day on Monday – Friday. You will generally work late oner evening each week to assist with support group activities.

 

To apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 21, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “Child Advocate” in your email.

 

 

Full time – Legal Advocate

Gateway is seeking a full-time legal advocate. The legal advocate will primarily serve adult survivors of domestic violence.

 

Benefits: Medical insurance, paid time off, and retirement contribution after one year of employment.

 

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (criminal justice, legal studies, human services, psychology, sociology, etc.). Gateway will consider candidates who do not have a degree but have at least four years of relevant work experience. Able to calmly manage crisis situations. Able to work and solve problems independently. Values that align with Gateway’s mission. Able to successfully complete Gateway’s rigorous background screening process. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are able to speak English and Spanish fluently and to those who have worked in a legal office.


Duties: Screen applicants for Temporary Protective Orders. Assist eligible victims in applying for an order. Accompany victims to hearings and to file paperwork. Assist victims with resource referrals and safety planning. Other duties as assigned.

 

Location: This position is based at the Hall County Courthouse in the Legal Advocates’ Office. Community-based advocacy and home visits are not a part of this role.

 

Schedule: The legal advocate generally works Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

To apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 21, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “Legal Advocate” in your email.

 

 

Part-time Children’s Support Group Facilitator 

Gateway is seeking a part time children’s support group facilitator to work with children who have witnessed domestic violence.

 

Requirements: Completed at least 50% of master’s degree in psychology, social work, occupational therapy, or a related field. Candidates with a master’s degree in psychology, sociology or a related field are encouraged to apply. Must successfully pass a rigorous background screening process.

 

Duties: Plan and facilitate age-appropriate support groups and activities that meet the needs of children who have witnessed violence in their homes. Children are generally grouped by ages (4-6, 7-11 and teens).

 

Location: This position is based at Gateway’s domestic violence shelter, which is in the city of Gainesville. Gateway will move to a brand-new facility in the Spring of 2022. 

 

Schedule: This position is part time, evening hours. Facilitators may elect to regularly work one or two nights per week (Monday and/or Thursday). Shifts are generally from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

To apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 21, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “children’s support group facilitator” to apply for a position.

 

 

 

Part-time Early Learning Specialist 

Gateway is seeking a part time early learning specialist to work with infants and young children who have witnessed domestic violence.

 

Requirements: High school diploma or the equivalent, experience working with young children. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have completed a degree in psychology, social work, or a related field and candidates who are fluent in English and Spanish. Must successfully pass a rigorous background screening process. 

 

Duties: Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate activities for children ages 6 weeks – 3 years while mothers attend support groups.

 

Location: This position is based at Gateway’s domestic violence shelter, which is in the city of Gainesville. Gateway will move to a brand-new facility in the Spring of 2022. 

 

Schedule: This position is part time, evening hours. Early learning specialist may elect to regularly work one or two nights per week (Monday and/or Thursday). Shifts are generally from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

 

To apply: Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 21, 2022. The position will remain open until it is filled. Email a resume and cover letter to Jessica Butler, Executive Director, at gateway.house@yahoo.com. Use the subject line “early learning specialist” to apply for a position.