July 27, 2022

Website Healing Abuse Working for Change

Healing Abuse Working for Change, Inc., creates social change by taking action against personal and societal patterns of violence and oppression. Since 1978, HAWC has provided free services and support to survivors of domestic abuse on Massachusetts’ North Shore to help them make informed, independent decisions about their futures. More information is available at www.hawcdv.org.

General Description

This full time, 40 hours/week position is responsible for providing crisis intervention, advocacy and referral services to survivors of domestic violence through our community office in Salem, MA. This is a salaried position with annual compensation in the range of $45,000 – $50,000 with consideration given to bilingual language skills (compensated at $1,500/year) and experience. This position is generally scheduled for 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday- Friday, with bimonthly participation in client workshops that may occur after 5:00 pm. The position is in a hybrid work model with the option to work up to two days remotely and is supervised by HAWC’s Director of Programs and Community Partnerships. This position requires access to reliable transportation and ability to meet in person with clients at each of our service locations: Salem, Lynn and Gloucester. A $500 bonus is available after three months of employment in good standing and a second bonus of $500 available after six months of employment in good standing.

Summary of Benefits

  • 3 weeks of vacation per year during first year; increases at year 5, carryover of 2 weeks
  • 13 Holidays off per year
  • 13 Sick days per year
  • 5 Personal days per year
  • 70% Health Insurance paid by HAWC
  • 70% Dental Insurance paid by HAWC
  • 70% Paid Family & Medical Leave paid by HAWC
  • 100% Short & Long Term Disability paid by HAWC
  • 100% Employee Assistance Plan paid by HAWC
  • 100% paid Life Insurance (1x annual salary up to $50,000)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HAWC pays first 50% of deductible)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401K plan

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide support, crisis intervention, advocacy and information and referral services to survivors of domestic violence
  • Complete intakes and follow up sessions with clients
  • Maintain a client caseload, providing follow-up contact and services as needed
  • Complete statistical paperwork for each client contact
  • Co-facilitate support groups in rotation with other Advocates
  • Participate in meetings with other local agencies
  • Participate in outreach/tabling events with the local community

Position Requirements

  • Participate in HAWC’s 27-hour training of new staff and volunteers
  • Participate in hotline coverage rotation (roughly six-eight weeks per year, Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, additional stipend provided)
  • Attend regular supervision, team meetings and all staff meetings
  • Able to flex hours to meet position responsibilities
  • Must have reliable access to transportation
  • Familiarity with basic computer/internet use

Preferred Characteristics

  • Bilingual/Bicultural strongly preferred
  • Commitment to and experience providing trauma-informed support to survivors of domestic violence
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Commitment to promoting equity and inclusion amongst clients, team members and community members
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask
  • Creative use of critical problem-solving
  • Motivated and resourceful

HAWC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HAWC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender or gender identity, familial status, disability, ancestry, age, marital status, public assistance status or genetic information. Survivors, people who are bilingual/bicultural, persons of color, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email cover letter and resume to Jillian Nebesar at jilliann@hawcdv.org with “Domestic Violence Advocate” in the subject line, or mail to:

Attn: Jillian Nebesar
27 Congress St. Ste. 204
Salem, MA 01970

To apply for this job email your details to jilliann@hawcdv.org