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Peaceful Paths is the state certified domestic violence center that serves adult and child survivors in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. We are seeking compassionate, dedicated individuals committed to providing advocacy to survivors seeking safety and support.  In depth training is provided and the work environment is intersectional and welcoming to diverse individuals. Working for survivors is rewarding and has long-lasting impact.  Our staff culture promotes self-care and transparency and encourages personal growth. 

We provide services to all survivors of intimate partner violence regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration status, marital status or language spoken.

Last updated 5/20/2024

PRN Residential Advocate​ 

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs & Assistant Director(s)

Positions reporting directly to this position: Volunteers & Interns

Primary location: Residential Campus, specifically Shelter

Employment and overtime eligibility status: As needed, flexible schedule as assigned; Overtime eligible

Pay rate range: $14-$16/hourly

 

Recommended Qualifications and Skills:

Experience in social services or residential care settings. Crisis de-escalation or conflict resolution skills along with professional level communication, critical thinking, and basic customer service. Must be able to work the identified schedule with consistency and communicate any updates in availability in a timely manner. Competency in computer usage, date entry and multi-line phone system management.​

 

Physical Requirements:

Ability to:

  • Move about the Outreach and Residential properties

  • Help maintain and monitor residential campus facilities

  • Drive agency vehicles as assigned

  • Sit at a desk or work station for up to 6 hours

  • Participate in light lifting, cleaning/sanitizing and maintenance

  • Operate (including basic troubleshooting) computers, printers and other agency technology​

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Provide shelter coverage, including security system monitoring, conducting routine safety checks, addressing communal living agreement issues and implementing other safety measures as identified in shelter policies.

  2. Provide direct shelter services, including but not limited to admitting and exiting residents, answering the helpline, and providing appropriate crisis counseling.

  3. Provide critical services such as completing shelter intakes, safety planning, providing advocacy, basic needs assessments and community referrals.

  4. Maintain resident records (electronic and paper) and other documentation as required or assigned.

  5. Monitor and assist with maintaining safe facility operations by ensuring cleanliness, safe and operational equipment/furnishings, and equitable access and availability of essential supplies.

  6. Provide resident transportation in the agency vehicles.​

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Facilitate resident meetings as assigned/needed.

  2. Complete timely maintenance requests, help maintain shelter/resident supplies and report inventory needs to Assistant Director(s), Maintenance staff and/or the Director of Residential Programs.

  3. Attend/facilitate staff meetings and trainings as designated.

  4. Assist Assistant Director(s) and Director of Residential Programs as needed

 

Agency Requirements:

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Please send resume and cover letter (optional) to Diona Walker at dionaw@peacefulpaths.org

InVEST Advocate- FT

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach Services

Positions reporting directly to this position: Interns and Volunteers

Primary location: Outreach Offices

Employment and overtime eligibility status: Full Time; Overtime Eligible

Pay rate range: $15-$17/hour

Recommended Qualifications and Skills:

Degree in social services or related area preferred along with extensive work with survivors of domestic violence particularly within community systems advocacy. Professional training or experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer. Ability to establish professional rapport and effective relationships in various community systems such as criminal justice response and judicial systems. Basic crisis management, and conflict resolution along with effective communication competency. Capacity building skills related to community stakeholders and resource providers. Commitment to feminist principles, trauma informed care and empowerment based service models.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to:

  • Move about the Outreach, Residential properties and community partner sites

  • Drive agency vehicles as assigned

  • Present information in community stakeholder meetings and program services meetings

  • Sit at a desk or work station for up to 6 hours

  • Operate (including basic troubleshooting) computers, printers and other agency technology

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Actively build and enhance community partnerships with law enforcement, victim service providers, and the judicial system to create networks that identify and refer high-risk survivors.

  2. Identify potential participants for the InVEST program by reviewing police reports and stakeholder referrals.

  3. Contact survivors and offer crisis intervention, danger/lethality assessment, updated safety planning and external advocacy support. Provide information and applicable referrals that may address identified needs.

  4. Facilitate support groups as designated, conduct intakes, and provide appropriate follow up as needed.

  5. Complete victim compensation forms and legal referrals as needed and provide other information as needed.

  6. Maintain timely and accurate statistical entries, records and service documentation.

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Attend staff meetings and trainings as designated.

  2. Represent Peaceful Paths in community meetings that address areas of need or support for survivors.

  3. Assist with help line support and shelter services as needed or requested.

  4. Assist with training of community members, volunteers and staff.

  5. Assist the Director of Outreach Services with other duties as needed.

Agency Requirements:

All Employees of Peaceful Paths are expected to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • upholding the Employee Guiding Principles for the Workplace

  • promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

  • professional ethics and standards

  • flexibility and teamwork

  • protection of confidentiality

Please send resume and cover letter to Jenna White at jennaw@peacefulpaths.org

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