Employment Opportunities

Clinical Therapist

20 hrs/week

General Responsibilities

Provide therapeutic interventions and mental health counseling services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their impacted loved ones.   Develop and complete program outreach and marketing, in-house and community partner referral and feeder systems, data collection, and evaluation. Meet and exceed grant project objectives. Represent and embody HOPE Works’ Mission Statement.

Qualifications

Must hold a license in Social Work or equivalent and have at least two years experience providing therapeutic services while under clinical supervision. Must have experience with providing trauma-informed, survivor/client empowerment clinical interventions with victims of multiple abuse experiences, including child sexual abuse, teen sexual assault, and sex trafficking victimization. Must have demonstrated skill in working with youth 15-24, professionals, and graduate-level social work interns; an understanding of best practice in providing mental health services at a non-mental health agency (e.g.: therapy services within a rape crisis center) is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of sexual violence issues and types of non-clinical service provision within advocacy models is required.

Specific Responsibilities:

Ongoing therapeutic and clinical services

● Schedule and provide therapy sessions to youth (15-24) and adult survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and impacted loved ones;

● Facilitate clinical support groups at HOPE Works and in the community, in collaboration with HOPE Works Staff, and community partners;

● Research, develop and implement therapeutic and mental health services with specific youth focus; work with community partners to ensure clinical services are culturally-relevant and appropriate for homeless and LGBTQIA+-identified survivors;

● Work with experts in the victim advocacy field to ensure clinical services fit the specific and diverse needs of victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation;

● Provide clinical and administrative support to one or more graduate-level social work interns, including recruitment,  training, intern program and services development, and weekly supervision;

● In collaboration with the HOPE Works Staff, provide a long-term vision and strategic growth plan for clinical programs at HOPE Works; and

● Provide clinical supervision to HOPE Works advocates, as needed.

 Administrative tasks

● Maintain standard practitioner files on survivors accessing clinical programs of HOPE Works; facilitate any release of information paperwork between clinical and advocacy programs of HOPE Works (at the direction of survivors);

● Develop and implement community outreach and marketing of new clinical services, establish and maintain in-house referrals, establish and maintain community partners’ referral systems to clinical programs at HOPE Works;

● Assist in policy development (e.g.: file keeping and retention, mandatory reporting issues, communication between HOPE Works clinician and advocacy team, and co-occurring clinical and non-clinical service provision);

●  Collaborate with HOPE Works Staff and other Youth Grant partners to meet any additional grant goals with clinical interventions, with an emphasis on fostering access to traditionally underserved survivors and diverse communities;

● Collect, interpret, and report on clinical statistics; work with HOPE Works Staff to ensure that grant funded programs are successful and that program evaluative measures are efficient, appropriate, and effective in measuring the clinical programs’ efficacy; assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports; and

● As appropriate, participate in staff meetings, staff retreats, and volunteer trainings for the agency.

People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Ide at suei@hopeworksvt.org.


Victim Advocate

40 hrs/week

General Responsibilities:  Provide crisis and follow-up support , medical and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking. Coordinate HOPE Works support groups and educational support groups. Collaborate with other agencies in the community to strengthen the coordinated community response to sexual violence. Represent and embody the Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs of HOPE Works.

Minimum Qualifications: The Victim Advocate is preferred to have experience working with sexual or domestic violence issues and providing victim and systems advocacy.  Candidate must have experience collaborating with community partners and working with volunteers or interns. Candidate must have strong oral and written communication skills.  

Specific Responsibilities:

On-going educational and support groups and events

  • In collaboration with the Director of Advocacy Services, assist in ensuring grant funded programs are successful, which may include assisting in the coordination or completion of federal, state or foundation grant objectives.

  • Advertise, complete intakes, and coordinate facilitators’ schedules to ensure the smooth running of HOPE Works’ support groups, which may include The Healing Journey, Male Survivors support group, Drop-In Group and others.

  • Help facilitate HOPE Works educational support groups, which may include Howard Center groups, COTS support group and others.

  • Help provide emotional support at educational events or conferences such as Take Back the Night, Clothesline Project displays and workshops and other survivor participant events.  

Support and advocacy work with survivors

  • Provide crisis counseling, emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking and their loved ones through hotline and in-person contact.  

  • Cover on-call hotline and/or chatline shifts as needed; provide backup coverage for the hotline in a rotation with other staff at HOPE Works.

  • Attend court on a weekly basis with clients, provide legal advocacy, act as a liaison between the legal system and survivors.

  • Provide other assistance which may support the immediate and long-term safety and healing of survivors.

  • Provide assistance and support to survivors in community settings such as the hospital, Community Health Center, Planned Parenthood, Department of Children and Families, Community Action, Economic Services, CUSI/Law Enforcement Howard Center, COTS, etc.

  • Assist survivors in securing needed resources in the community within the systems of emergency assistance, child welfare, and emergency and low-income housing.

  • Complete all contact sheets and paperwork in a timely and accurate way; participate in any and all hotline meetings.

  • Follow all Advocacy Protocols and Procedures outlined by the Director of Advocacy Services.

  • Other tasks as assigned by the Director of Advocacy Services; the HOPE Works Victim Advocate is supervised by the Director of Advocacy Services.


    People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Leonard at jen@hopeworksvt.org.


Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor

20 hrs/week

General Responsibilities

Provide therapeutic interventions and mental health counseling services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence who are also requiring assistance dealing with substance abuse problems such as alcohol and/or drug abuse. In collaboration with the Clinical Director develop and complete program outreach and marketing, specific to survivors of sexual violence and substance abuse. Meet and exceed grant project objectives. Represent and embody HOPE Works’ Mission Statement.

Qualifications

● Must have completed a Master’s degree program in a mental health related field.

● Must hold a license in Alcohol and Drug Counseling/LDAC or equivalent and have at least two years experience providing therapeutic services while under clinical supervision.

● Must have experience with providing trauma-informed, survivor/client empowerment clinical interventions with victims of multiple abuse experiences, including child sexual abuse, teen sexual assault, and sex trafficking victimization.

● Knowledge of sexual violence issues and types of non-clinical service provision within advocacy models is required.

Specific Responsibilities: Ongoing therapeutic and clinical services

● Schedule and provide substance abuse specific therapy sessions to youth (15-24) and adult survivors of sexual and domestic violence, and impacted loved ones;

● Facilitate substance abuse support groups at HOPE Works and in the community, in collaboration with the Clinical Director, Victim Advocates and community partners;

● Research, develop and implement therapeutic and substance abuse mental health services with specific youth focus; work with community partners to ensure clinical services are culturally-relevant and appropriate for homeless and LGBTQIA+ - identified survivors;

● Work with Director of Advocacy Services and other experts in the victim advocacy field to ensure clinical services fit the specific and diverse needs of victims of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation;

● Depending on degree program and specific license: Provide clinical and administrative support to one or more undergraduate or graduate-level student including recruitment, training, intern program and services development, and weekly supervision;

● Provide substance abuse specific clinical supervision to HOPE Works advocates, as needed.

Administrative tasks

● Maintain standard practitioner files on survivors accessing clinical programs of HOPE Works; facilitate any release of information paperwork between clinical and advocacy programs of HOPE Works (at the direction of survivors);

● Develop and implement community outreach and marketing of new clinical services, establish and maintain in-house referrals, establish and maintain community partners’ referral systems to clinical programs at HOPE Works;

● Collect, interpret, and report on clinical statistics; work with Advocacy Services Coordinator to ensure that grant funded programs are successful and that program evaluative measures are efficient, appropriate, and effective in measuring the clinical programs’ efficacy; assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports; and

● As appropriate, participate in staff meetings, staff retreats, and volunteer trainings for the agency

● Other tasks as assigned by the The Clinical Director.

People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Susan Ide at suei@hopeworksvt.org.


Internship Opportunities

Hotline & Chatline

Description of position: Hotline and Chatline volunteers cover shifts on HOPE Works’ 24-hour hotline and online chatline, to offer emotional support, information, and options to survivors of sexual violence and other callers. All hotline/chatline volunteers receive HOPE Works volunteer training, as well as Crisis Worker Certification, in order to better provide trauma informed support and effective referrals to survivors and their loved ones. This is a remote position, that can be paired with any of our existing internships in need of additional required hours.

Required Competencies/General Requirements:

· Completion of our Hotline and Volunteer Training.

· Has an ability to maintain confidentiality and is dedicated to helping end sexual violence.  

Sexual Violence Awareness Month Internship

Description of position:This internship is focused on all aspects of coordinating, marketing, and implementing events and activities for the month of April 2020 - Sexual Violence Awareness Month. This intern will work under the Director of Education and Prevention, as well as the Development and Volunteer Coordinator, to plan awareness opportunities for Chittenden County, including, but not limited to: Take Back the Night, Dismantling Rape Culture Conference, Clothesline Projects, Red Flag Projects. Also, this intern will be asked to be present at various community meetings leading up to April to market events, work on new initiatives targeting underserved populations, and build ongoing relationships with social service agencies.

Required Competencies/General Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable with the extroverted needs of outreach (ability to make phone calls, reach out to businesses, etc)

  • Experience with various social media platforms

  • Command of Google Drive, including docs, sheets, and calendar.

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated.

  • Must be available some nights and weekends, especially in April.

For more opportunities, please feel free to contact Haya at haya@hopeworksvt.org.