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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 have worked diligently to protect our campus and staff during COVID through masking, cleaning, and distancing.  Our agency monitors and implements recommendations from the CDC in order to continue providing high quality services to survivors while keeping both clients and staff safe from COVID spread.

PT Residential Case Manager

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs

Positions reporting directly to this position: Volunteers
Location: Residential Campus and all Outreach locations

Status: Part-Time/Overtime Eligible
Starting Rate of Pay: $16-$18 based on experience

Qualifications and Skills:
Degree in social services or related area preferred along with extensive work with survivors of domestic violence. Crisis management and conflict resolution skills are critical. Knowledge of local community services and resources are essential along with a commitment to operating through feminist and empowerment models. Professional training or experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the Executive Director.

Physical Requirements:
This position requires movement about the shelter, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting information to  groups of clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to walk around the shelter  property.

Principal Job Duties:
1. Conduct individual case management meetings with residents that will include but not limited to the following actions: assist with identifying goals, needs & potential action strategies; coordinate youth programming and any related referrals; provide advocacy or referrals relative to stated goals.
2. Complete the residential application process including orientation for new residents.
3. Build new and maintain existing partnerships with community agencies, civic organizations, local governments and businesses in rural communities through awareness events and educational presentations.
4. Facilitate various support groups and life skills groups.
5. Conduct and coordinate economic empowerment programming.
6. Maintain timely and accurate statistical entries, records and service documentation.

Secondary Job Duties:
1. Attend and report at weekly case review meetings.
2. Provide shelter back-up coverage.
3. Assist the Director of Residential Programs as needed.
4. Attend staff meetings, interagency meetings, and trainings as needed.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Brandi Corbin at apply@peacefulpaths.org.

PT Outreach Front Desk Advocate and Receptionist

 

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach Services

Location: Gainesville Outreach Center

Status: Part-Time- 20-25 hours weekly, afternoons (1pm- 5:30pm), will provide

extensive training

Starting Rate of Pay: $13

Qualifications and Skills:

This is a 20-25 hour position that requires good communication and organizational skills, excellent time management abilities and independent problem solving and self-motivation.  Experience answering phones, managing front desk reception, computer skills, and ability to work as part of a team are a must. Minimum of two years’ experience in similar position is preferred. Must be able to field crisis calls, handle walk in traffic, and direct the public to appropriate services.  Requires ability to multi task, complete basic office management, accept deliveries, coordinate office supply orders and organize materials. 

 

Principal Job Duties:

  1. Answer the main outreach telephone and door. Responsible for routing calls and greeting clients, guests, and donors during all regular office hours.

  2. Open, sort and distribute mail and bring in and take out mail daily. Distribute incoming email faxes.

  3. Prepare donation receipts for donors and distribute cash and check donations received to finance director and outreach director for processing.

  4. Work with other outreach advocates to handle walk in clients, including completing basic client interviews and hotline calls as needed as well as appropriate use of database to record interactions.

  5. Coordinate client donation needs with the staff and organize donations as they arrive.

  6. Coordinate the ordering and organization of office supplies, manage the requests for maintenance, and complete weekly checks of the office for cleanliness, repairs, and supplies. 

  7. Coordinate with outreach volunteers for special projects. Respond to volunteer requests and direct them to appropriate staff. 

 

Secondary Job Duties:

  1. Attend staff meetings/trainings.

  2. Conduct weekly walk through of the building to check for issues.

  3. Responsible for collecting donated cell phones prepare them for mailing.

  4. Assist with special events and fundraisers.

  5. Ordering of bricks and other donor materials. 

  6. Support outreach leadership team and staff with tasks as directed by the Director of Outreach and Executive Director.   

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at apply@peacefulpaths.org

Injunction for Protection (IFP) Project Attorney
 

Position reports directly to: Lead IFP Attorney
Positions reporting to this position: Paralegal. Volunteers

Location: Outreach Offices, Tri-County Courthouses

Status: Full Time

Starting Rate of Pay: $55,000-$65,000

Qualifications and Skills: 

The IFP Project Attorney will possess a JD from an accredited law school, preferably with

litigation experience representing survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and

stalking in injunction for protection proceedings and other civil legal matters, or

prosecuting batterers in criminal proceedings. Providing direct legal representations while

a law student in a supervised law school legal clinic or internship may be included as

litigation experience.

Specialized or technical educational requirements:

The IFP Project Attorney must have a strong understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the heightened safety risks faced by survivors seeking to leave or end the abusive relationship by filing for an injunction for protection. The IFP Project Attorney will possess highly developed interpersonal skills, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and must be able to make appropriate decisions relating to providing effective legal representations with minimal supervision.

Certification or licensing requirements:

Florida licensed attorney in good standing with no prior Florida Bar disciplinary proceedings that resulted in the imposition of any penalty.


Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the agency property, sitting at a desk,

using a computer, and presenting information to individual clients and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, overseeing the physical plant of the shelter property, some lifting and light maintenance, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the agency property.
 

Principal Job Duties:

The IFP Project Attorney is employed to provide direct representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and prosecutions of violations of injunctions. The IFP Attorney will represent 1) survivors seeking temporary injunctions, and after determining that seeking an injunction is a safe and appropriate legal remedy, will complete and file the ex parte petition for injunction; represent the survivor at the final injunction hearing, and prosecute violations of the injunction; 2) survivors who have obtained a temporary injunction on their own and need representation at the hearing on the final injunction; and 3) survivors who have a final injunction for protection and the respondent has violated the injunction.


1. Provide direct legal representation to survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence and stalking in temporary and final injunction for protection proceedings and violations of injunctions.
2. Assess the other needs of survivors and make appropriate referrals for services.
3. Conduct outreach in the service area
4. Complete monthly, quarterly and other reports as required by FCADV to monitor completion of project deliverables.
5. Attend FCADV quarterly conference calls and IFP Project training events.


Secondary Job Duties:
1. Engage with Advocacy staff and act as a legal resources for staff referrals.
2. Act as an agency representative within the legal community to obtain pro bono support.
3. Attend task force, interagency meetings, and workgroup meetings related to DV and legal system.
4. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Please provide a cover letter and resume to Dr. Theresa Beachy, Executive Director, Peaceful Paths at theresab@peacefulpaths.org.

Assistant Residential Director
 

Position reports directly to: Director of Residential Programs
Positions reporting to this position: Shelter staff and volunteers

Location: Shelter, Campus

Status: Full Time- flexible hours throughout afternoon, evening, and weekend, Overtime Eligible

Starting Rate of Pay: $18-20/hour

Qualifications and Skills: 

Previous experience working with individuals in a residential crisis environment is required. One year of supervisory and/or program management experience required. Associate or Bachelor’s degree in social services, business  administration or related area preferred. Professional communication, problem solving, and organizational skills a must.  Proficient with computer office skills, including data input preferred. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, provide  on call coverage, and manage personnel coverage for the shelter program. 


Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the agency property, sitting at a desk, using a computer, driving personal and agency vehicles. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a desk for up to 6 hours, overseeing the physical plant of  the shelter property, some lifting and light maintenance/cleaning.

Principal Job Duties:

In conjunction with the PT Assistant Residential Director:

1. Provide support to shelter advocates and case managers through direct staffing and supervision.

2. Prepare schedule for shelter coverage by staff and volunteers. Adjust and fill in for coverage as needed.

3. Coordinate with the Director and the Maintenance staff to manage shelter physical plant.

4. Administer shelter supplies, coordinate orders with the Director, and support staff in resource management.

5. Provide direct services to shelter residents, including advocacy, mediation of conflict, and grievance resolution as needed.  
6. Assist the Director with shelter program operations to ensure compliance with established agency policies and  meeting requirements of funding sources, laws, and designated Domestic Violence Program standards. 


Secondary Job Duties:

1. Serve on the backup rotation for shelter.  
2. Assist with maintaining current shelter manuals, policies, and practices. 
3. Act as an agency representative within the community as needed. 
4. Attend staff meetings and trainings as designated. 
5. Complete other tasks as assigned by the Director. 

Send a resume and cover letter to attention Brandi Corbin at apply@peacefulpaths.org by December 6, 2021.

High Risk Team and InVEST Advocate
 

Position reports directly to: Director of Outreach

Location: Outreach Offices, various other community sites

Status: Overtime Eligible

Starting Rate of Pay: $33,000-$35,000

Qualifications and Skills: 

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of two years professional experience, and previous work with individuals in crisis  required. Ability to establish rapport with clients, work independently, and work within systems and with partners.  Effective communication skills and commitment to the empowerment model a must.


Physical Requirements:

This position requires movement about the outreach offices, sitting at a desk, using a computer, and presenting  information to groups and community partners throughout work hours. Physical requirements include ability to sit at a  desk for up to 6 hours, driving the agency vans for client and employee transportation, and ability to move around the  outreach office property.

Principal Job Duties:

1. Utilize established community partnerships with law enforcement, victim service providers, probation, state  attorney’s office, child welfare agencies, legal services and the judiciary system to build a network for communication among partners to provide the best possible response to victims at high risk. 
2. Complete calls, intakes, and services with INVEST and HRT victims in order to determine needs and explore  options using Lethality Assessment reports and police reports. 
3. Collaborate with INVEST/HRT staff to collect, organize and disseminate information to and from partner  organizations for High Risk Team and Fatality Review functions, including but not limited to case information,  referrals, meeting documentation, and updates.  
4. Share the management of HRT & FRT client files and data for reporting purposes.  
5. Coordinate HRT monthly meetings and quarterly FRT meetings to discuss new and current cases. 6. Engage in advocacy and implement case plans with high risk victims, including completing the dangerousness  assessment and ongoing safety planning. 
7. Conduct weekly support group. 

 

Secondary Job Duties: 

1. Provide walk-in coverage at the Outreach Office. 
2. Assist in the training of volunteers and new staff. 
3. Provide community education presentations and training as needed. 
4. Work cooperatively with the agencies in all counties to provide services. 

Send a resume and cover letter to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at apply@peacefulpaths.org.

Housing Specialist
 

Position reports directly to: Economic Empowerment Coordinator/Director of Outreach

Location: Outreach Office

Status: Full Time

Starting Rate of Pay: $33,000-$35,000

Qualifications and Skills: 

Degree in social services or related area preferred. Ability to work with individuals in crisis, including providing Case  Management and counseling/education. Interest in housing equity and knowledge of local services and resources  preferred. A commitment to operating all services on an empowerment model a must. 

Principal Job Duties: 

1. Conduct intakes for participants interested in Housing Services, including housing assessments and relocation  assistance applications 
2. Provide individual case management to outreach and ongoing permanent housing program participants to  include: assist with identifying housing goals, needs, and obstacles to stability; provide family-oriented service  plans and budgets; provide advocacy and referrals relative to finding and maintaining permanent housing 
3. Build new and maintain existing partnerships with housing providers in the tri-county region 4. Work with the Economic Empowerment team to ensure all participants in housing are served and have ongoing  follow up  
5. Maintain timely and accurate statistical entries, records and service documentation for all grant requirements 

Secondary Job Duties: 

1. Participate in walk-in rotation, and conduct Outreach intakes and follow ups for Outreach clients  

2. Participate in the CoC Subcommittees for Housing and Coordinated Entry 
3. Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and needed  

Send a resume and cover letter to attention Elizabeth Gutierrez at apply@peacefulpaths.org by December 10, 2021.