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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.

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Evening Residential Advocate

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

Positions reporting directly to this position: Interns and Volunteers

Overtime eligibility status: Overtime-eligible

Schedule/Job Type: Full Time, Evening Shift 5pm-1am (Monday-Friday)

Location: Residential Campus, specifically Shelter

Beginning Pay range: $16 - $17/hourly

Recommended Qualifications & 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 reliability. Ability to work independently during non-traditional work shifts and use effective decision-making processes to determine appropriate situational responses. Competency in computer usage, date entry and multi-line phone system management.

Physical Requirements

  • Move about the Outreach and Residential properties

  • Help maintain and monitor residential campus facilities

  • Drive agency vehicles as assigned

  • Sit at a desk or workstation 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. Manage evening specific tasks as determined by the Assistant Director(s) and Director of Residential Programs. 

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

Please submit all resumes to Diona Walker at
by November 3, 2023. Please no phone calls inquiring about the position.

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Gainesville, FL 32653

Call: (352) 377-5690

Text: (352) 727-0948

Helpline: (352) 377-8255

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