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Employment Opportunities

 

Incorporated in 1986, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is the only state certified domestic violence center in Collier County, Florida, and serves victims of domestic violence in Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee, Bonita Springs and all points in-between.


Our vision is a community without domestic violence so that every home is a safe haven for the family it shelters.

 

Current Openings

On-Call Emergency Shelter Advocate

 

The Shelter has an opening for an on-call Shelter Advocate.  

Description:

 Provide all services required by residential program participants and crisis hotline callers.

 

Requirements &

Skills:

 

 

 

 

* Bi-lingual (English, Spanish, Creole preferred)

* Experience in domestic violence intervention & prevention preferred

* Training and experience in crisis intervention counseling preferred

* Ability to advocate on behalf of victims

* Calm under pressure

* Good organizational skills

* Good computer skills

* Valid Florida driver’s license

* Successful completion of Core Competency Course & CPR/First Aid Course

 

Duties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Provide empowerment based family advocacy for all participants

* Assess participants’ needs.

* Answer the crisis hotline and provide callers, as well as all program

  participants, with empowerment based crisis counseling, guidance, emotional

  support, information, and referrals.  Determine if the victim is seeking

  emergency shelter and offer assistance as needed.

* Provide services to eligible individuals regardless of race, religion, color,

  national origin, gender, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation,

  citizenship, immigration status, marital status, or language spoken.

* Assess lethality of participant’s situation.

* Assist participant with safety plan (development & implementation)

* Provide information on the dynamics of domestic violence.

* Provide empowerment-based counseling (face-to-face and/or via telephone) in

  either individual or group settings.

* Provide assistance in filing for restraining orders, injunctions, protective orders,

  immigration, and other petitions.  Support, assist, and advocate for victims at

  any stage in the criminal justice system.

* Assist with filing for compensation claims which includes making victim aware

  of the availability of crime victim compensation, assistance with completing the

  required forms, and gathering the needed documentation.  Follow up in a

  manner that is safe for the victim.

* Assist victims in securing rights, remedies, and services from other agencies.

  Offer aid in locating emergency financial assistance, TANF benefits, and other

  resources.  Intervene with others on behalf of the victim.  Provide referrals,

  vouchers, and/or supplies for items such as transportation, food, clothing, and

  emergency housing.

* Assist with reporting elder abuse, child abuse, or other required reporting

* Demonstrate an understanding of prevention principles and implement

  prevention activities within the shelter

* Maintain and report statistical measurements as required

* Maintain documentation as required

* Maintain knowledge of community resources and refer/advocate as necessary

* Maintain current knowledge of domestic violence with particular emphasis on legal issues

* Other duties as assigned by manager

* Complete required training hours to obtain and maintain privilege through FCADV

* Adhere to The Shelter’s policies and procedures

 

ADA:

 

* Must be physically mobile and able to sit, stand, bend, stoop, and lift 20 pounds. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and support to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The Shelter is an equal opportunity employer.  We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.  We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

 

Options Thrift Shoppe On-Call Retail Associate

Options Thrift Shoppe has an opening for an on call retail associate. Retail experience preferred. Basic computer and POS skills required.  Must be able to lift 20+ lbs and stand for 8 hrs and possess a pleasant and professional manner. A high school diploma or equivalent is mandatory.

 

Key duties include cash management and register operation, delivery of excellent customer service, assisting donors with donations and the ability to work with volunteers.  Since the store is owned and operated by The Shelter, you must possess sensitivity to Shelter clients, our mission and provide confidentiality to Shelter residents who visit the store.  Other responsibilities include maintaining a clean and professional look for the store, arranging display cases, monitoring merchandise and greeting all customers. 

 

In addition, candidate must be able to handle multiple priorities, answer incoming phone calls from customers/donors in a pleasant and professional manner.  All interested parties please fax resume to: 239-434-9143 – ATTN: Maria

 

Options Thrift Shoppe Part-time Floor Assistant

Options Thrift Shoppe has an opening for a part-time floor assistant. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. and move furniture. Basic computer and POS skills required. Have a friendly, professional and engaging personality. Retail experience preferred along with excellent organizational skills. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

 

Key duties include maintaining a neat, well organized and merchandised sales floor, cash management and register operation, delivery of the highest level of customer service, assisting donors with donations and ability to work with volunteers. Since the store is owned and operated by The Shelter, you must possess sensitivity to Shelter clients, our mission and provide confidentiality to Shelter residents who visit the store. 

 

All interested parties fax resume to:  239-434-9143 – ATTN:  Maria

 

Currently, The Shelter operates:


  • Naples office that features our 60-bed shelter, on-site kennel, counseling offices and administrative offices
  • Immokalee Outreach Office providing counseling services in Immokalee
  • Options Thrift Shoppe at 968 Second Avenue North, Naples


Our Guiding Values:


The Shelter's staff serves as ambassadors in the community, carrying the organization's message to those we meet whether at a work-related event or social gathering.


Our pride in those we serve, our programs, services, and our fellow staff is shared in how we communicate about our jobs, coworkers and the organization.


The Shelter's guiding values are integrity, innovation and initiative. We expect to see these values exhibited in our staff as individuals, as well as the organization as a whole.

 

The Shelter is an equal opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.  We assure you that your opportunity for employment with us depends solely upon your knowledge, skills, and abilities.


 The Shelter for Abused Women & Children complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and support to the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations, please advise us when you are called to schedule an interview.

 Please check back regularly and follow us on Facebook (TheShelterNaples) & Twitter (@TheShelterTweet) for updates on employment opportunities and center news.

 

   

Internship Opportunities

 

The Shelter provides unpaid internship opportunities in the following areas: emergency shelter, service management, advocacy, rural outreach & rural services, court advocacy, primary prevention education and outreach, program research projects, counseling, emergency hotline services, elder abuse services, women of means services, primary prevention programs & services, emergency shelter for animals that belong to victims in residence and transitional living housing.

 

 

Placement requires:

  • Application (download here)
  • Interviews
  • Background check
  • Car or transportation
  • 30 hours of confidentiality training prior to working with participants
  • English and Spanish speaking abilities are a plus

 

The Shelter provides:

  • Skilled certified Field Instructors & Task Supervisors: 1 LCSW, 1 LMHC
  • Office space, phone & computer access
  • Training for interns
  • 3 MSW’s, 3 LMHC's, and 3 BSW's on staff

 

To learn more, please read our Internship Overview (click here), and call 239.775.3862, TTY 239.775.4265