Bethesda House, located in Covington County, Alabama, is a small shelter and home for women who are escaping domestic violence. We are seeking one or more competent, energetic, and passionate females who share our vision of creating a healthier community by providing trauma/advocacy-based, victim-centered services for survivors and their children.
The following roles can be taken on by one or more individuals:
· Hours are from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday through Friday (or one evening during the week). Compensation is $8.50 an hour to start.
· Hours are from Friday at 6:00 PM through Sunday at 6:00 PM. Compensation is $125 per weekend, two weekends per month.
Responsibilities for both roles
Program, Policies, Procedures
- When in the house, support and consistently apply the program elements, policies, and procedures for all who live in Bethesda House for the purpose of ensuring safety, security, and harmony.
- Work with the Executive Director for policy adjustments when needed.
- Consistently maintain staff communication procedures
- Assist volunteers or other staff members in implementing at least one fun/meaningful activity during the weekends - Weekend Advocate(s).
- Work collaboratively with all Bethesda House employees and volunteers as needed during the shift.
- Assist with resident transportation as needed during shifts, with mileage reimbursement.
- Assist residents, as needed, with the evening meal preparation and clean up during shifts.
- Minimally supervise technology use in the house.
Attributes, Knowledge, Credentials, and Experience
- Working knowledge of domestic violence issues and current trends in addressing DV and intimate partner violence in the US.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- The ability to work with women and children who have experienced severe trauma without judgment or unrealistic expectations.
- The ability to navigate and positively engage a wide range of personalities and cultures, showing respect for all concerned.
- An ability to work with sensitive information, using discretion for the safety and security of residents and staff members.
- The ability to demonstrate flexibility and maintain a positive attitude.
- Enjoy working within a home environment.
- A two to four- year degree in a relevant human services program.
- Experience working in a shelter or crisis facility or significant experience working within a trauma-related environment.
NOTE: State and federal background checks are required for all Bethesda House staff members.
If interested, please send a letter of introduction, resume' and three professional references via email: