Provides leadership in the development and direction of the agency training program, community education program, and volunteer recruitment and coordination. Creates, implements, and evaluates strategic goals identified in collaboration with the Assistant Director. Delegates assignments to key staff for the completion of strategic objectives, and contract or grant compliance. This position will be called upon to make decisions of “great weight” including hiring and terminating employees. Must have a strong understanding of the dynamics surrounding domestic and sexual violence, prostitution, and human trafficking within the context of intersectional feminism. Some evening and weekend work required. Excellent benefits. Must pass a Level 2 background screening prior to official hire. This position requires a caring, patient, good-humored, and flexible individual with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with individuals in a crisis. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team.
We are seeking candidates for full-time employment, which will include weekends. The Hotline/Shelter Advocate responds to incoming calls on the hotline from victims, advocates, service providers and the general public. The Hotline/Shelter Advocate provides crisis, supportive counseling, service management, referrals, information, maintain cleanliness of the shelter, shelter screenings and safety planning to all callers. Candidates must have a strong understanding about the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence. Bachelor’s degree preferred. We are also seeking a full-time overnight advocate, which will include weekends. Bilingual preferred.
In order to apply for any Refuge House position please send a completed Refuge House employment application, cover letter and resume to Charlotte NeSmith-Kantartzis. If you are interested in multiple positions, please send a separate cover letter for each position. Three ways to send us your resume:
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316
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The Refuge House staff is a dedicated, skilled and compassionate team.
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