Part-time Weekend/On Call Domestic Violence Advocate

Job description

Position: Part-Time Weekend Domestic Violence Advocate

Location: Central Falls RI

Job Type: Part-time (Weekends and holidays)

Job Summary: The Part-Time Weekend Domestic Violence Advocate plays a critical role in providing support and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault residing in our shelter. This position involves offering crisis intervention, emotional support, information, and referrals to help residents regain control of their lives and work toward safety and independence.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Resident Support:

1. Provide immediate crisis intervention and emotional support to shelter residents during weekend shifts.

2. Offer information and referrals to survivors regarding legal services, counseling, housing, and community resources.

3. Create a safe and empathetic environment for residents to share their experiences and concerns.

Safety and Security:

5. Ensure the safety and security of residents and the shelter during weekend shifts.

6. Collaborate with other shelter staff to implement safety protocols and measures.

Documentation and Reporting:

7. Maintain and log accurate and confidential records of interactions and support provided to residents.

8. Complete incident reports as necessary and submit them to the appropriate supervisor.

Community Engagement:

9. Collaborate with other domestic violence service providers, community organizations, and agencies to coordinate resources for residents.

10. Participate in community outreach and education efforts, raising awareness about domestic violence and available services.

Training and Development:

11. Participate in ongoing training to stay updated on best practices and resources for survivors of domestic violence.



· An associate’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or a related field is preferred.


· Previous experience in a domestic violence shelter or similar role is a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Empathy, compassion, and excellent interpersonal skills.

2. Strong crisis intervention skills.

3. Knowledge of trauma-informed care and domestic violence issues.

4. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

5. Maintains confidentiality and respects resident privacy.

6. Commitment to a survivor-centered approach.

7. Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) a plus.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. The Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive, list of duties performed.

The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant for employment of conditions or opportunities for employment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

Working Hours: Part-time, On Call, Weekends, and Holidays

Salary: $15 per hour

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 per hour


· 8 hour shift

· Day shift

· Evening shift

· Night shift

· On call

· Overnight shift

Work Location: In person

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