Full-time

+ Finance and Business Manager

Job Location: Providence Office

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full Time

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

General Description: Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency that provides residential, educational, and community-based interventions to families and individuals impacted by abuse. We seek a full-time Finance and Business Manager who will be a strategic member of Sojourner House’s team and report to the Executive Director. The Finance and Business Manager will help to manage the agency’s growing $3+ million budget, and they will be responsible for all of the accounting and bookkeeping functions of the organization, including payroll operations and preparations for the annual audit, as well as providing business development and management to the agency as a whole. The role requires an ability to do proper analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction, and operational performance. The individual must be exceptionally detail-oriented and maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding records of the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and record checks for payment of agency expenses;
  • Prepare and record payments and deposits;
  • Perform timely and accurate monthly close to facilitate monthly grant reporting and invoicing.
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed;
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures;
  • Manage grant expenditures and prepare financial reports to funding sources;
  • Verify, track, and reconcile tenant rent payments and security deposits;
  • Manage the agency budget in coordination with the Executive Director and participate in both annual and long-term financial planning;
  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of individual grant and program budgets;
  • Keep the leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status;
  • Analyze and present financial reports in a timely manner to the Executive Director, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare work papers and related materials to assist the organization’s independent annual audit;
  • Oversee all payroll procedures in coordination with payroll service provider, including the tabulation of accrued employee benefits;
  • Design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of financial goals;
  • Ensure adherence to accounting and fiscal policies and objectives, and help to draft policies as needed and requested.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an accounting, finance, or business degree;
  • At least five (5) to seven (7) years of professional experience in financial and operations management;
  • Previous non-profit financial management experience preferred;
  • Experience with managing financial reports for federal grants;
  • Experience with being responsible for the quality and content of financial data, reporting and audit documentation preparation;
  • Experience with payroll functions;
  • Tech savviness with experience with QuickBooks or other types of bookkeeping software;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • A commitment to the mission of Sojourner House.

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for 2-3 potential references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org with the subject line, “Finance and Business Manager”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 11, 2019. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics. To learn more about our work, please visit us at www.sojournerri.org.

+ Housing Advocate

Job Location: Providence Housing Office

Reports to: Manager of Supportive Housing

Position: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); $17 to $19 an hour, depending on experience, with benefits that include health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan.

Basic Function: Responsible for helping to execute the different components of Sojourner House’s rapid re-housing program, and provide support to Sojourner House’s larger housing and residential teams as well. The Advocate will provide primarily provide direct services and programming to rapid re-housing clients. The Advocate will also provide back-up advocacy support to permanent supportive housing clients, transitional housing clients, and shelter clients. The Advocate will work alongside other staff of the Residential Housing Program to provide clients with support and empowerment as they seek to rebuild their lives.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s rapid re-housing program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and maintaining housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
  • As needed, provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s permanent supportive housing program, transitional housing program, and/or shelter program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
  • Develop and implement programming to benefit clients in the rapid re-housing program, which can include units statewide. At a minimum, the advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings and/or programs per week that will benefit permanent supportive housing clients and other community members. The advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s housing clients and offer programs reflective of those needs.
  • Working with the Youth Advocate, coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for rapid rehousing housing families with minor children, which may include but are not limited to: enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs.
  • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential housing clients.
  • Provide advocacy and coverage on a weekly basis at Sojourner House’s Drop-In Advocacy Center in Providence.
  • Provide shelter coverage when needed at Sojourner House’s emergency shelter(s).
  • Monitor and implement housing policies and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
  • Help in the collection of rent from clients in the rapid rehousing program when necessary.
  • Address the maintenance needs of housing units as needed. This may include communication with landlords and property management companies to provide repairs.
  • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state.
  • Prepare and deliver community presentations in Rhode Island on issues related to domestic violence and housing when requested.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
  • Work as necessary with other residential advocates and Volunteer Coordinator to help supervise volunteers.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Housing and/or the Sojourner House management team.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or related field preferred

Experience and Special Skills:

  • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
  • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or gender issues
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Access to a vehicle in order to facilitate traveling between the agency’s two locations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty and service delivery
  • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night a week and one weekend day.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org or by mail to 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. No phone calls, please. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To learn more about Sojourner House, please visit our website: www.sojournerri.org.

+ Property Manager/Housing Locator

Job Location: Providence Housing Office

Reports to: Director of Housing

Position: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); $18 to $22 an hour, depending on experience with benefits that include health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued vacation/sick/personal time, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan.

Basic Function: Responsibilities of the Property Coordinator include researching and identifying available affordable housing options and establishing strong relationships with potential landlords, housing authorities and management companies. In addition, the Property Coordinator will assist with move-in, lease up, tracking of rent payment, and resolving housing issues.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Research and Locate area landlords for properties and leasing opportunities of units for Rapid Rehousing programs. Meet with landlords, obtain documentation as needed, complete inspection of unit. Obtain Lease, keys and contact information for units.
  • Landlord relations, including rental payments, delinquencies, maintenance and renewals for units.
  • Complete Move-In process – application processing, lease preparation, Move-In orientation. Assist with the location of donated furniture and household items as needed.
  • Conduct routine property inspections in accordance with appropriate funding requirements, lease-ups, ensure landlord is receiving rent payments from both client and Sojourner House, and address program non-compliance issues and evictions as required by Fair Housing standards.
  • Work with clients and to ensure maintenance issues are handled in a timely manner by the landlord.
  • Provide and coordinate referrals, emergency services, and crisis intervention to residents as needed.
  • Assist with the preparations for Volunteer / Community Service Days.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Attend, prepare and actively participate in all Sojourner House required trainings and/or staff meetings within the building or other training facility. This may include an assignment, preparing an agenda or engage in problem solving and procedures.
  • Monitor and implement housing policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
  • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state.
  • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence and housing when requested.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Housing and/or the Sojourner House management team.

Education: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

Experience and Special Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite of products.
  • Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Good judgment with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org or by mail to 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission of materials is encouraged. No phone calls, please. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To learn more about Sojourner House, please visit our website: www.sojournerri.org.

+ LGBTQ+ Advocate

Job Location: Providence/Northern Rhode Island

Reports to: Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs

Position: Full Time with benefits (including health/dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an Employee Assistance Program) with an hourly rate of $18 to $19 an hour. Advocate must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including one late evening a week and weekend hours that can be flexed as needed.


Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides education, residential services (shelter and transitional housing) and community based services (including support groups, immigration advocacy, and HIV testing and education) to all victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

We are seeking an Advocate for our LGBTQ+ program who will provide direct services, conduct outreach to potential clients and organizations, and provide educational trainings on intimate partner violence and how it affects male-identifying victims and the LGBTQ community. Trainings include presentations to law enforcement, medical providers, community organizations, and social workers.

Basic Function: Working with the Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs, the residential housing team, and the Drop-In community services staff, the Advocate will provide direct services and programming to domestic and sexual violence victims who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Principal Job Duties:

  • Provide individual case management services to male-identified and/or LGBTQ+ clients in the community and in Sojourner House’s residential program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, housing referrals and applications, mental health, medical services and/or other referrals as needed.
  • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential residential and community clients.
  • Coordinate programming to benefit male-identified victims in our residential program and in the community. At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings or programs per week that will benefit male residential clients. The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s clients and offer programs reflective of those needs (e.g. GLBTQ discussion groups, HIV/AIDS prevention groups, etc.).
  • Provide coverage at the confidential Safe House to provide male-identifying and/or trans residents with the support and assistance they need, including: emotional support, education on domestic violence, and assistance adjusting to their new environment.
  • Provide advocacy at the Drop-In Center to clients as needed.
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
  • Conduct outreach to the community about our services for male-identifying and/or trans victims and the LGBTQ community.
  • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence and throughout the state.
  • At the earliest training, participate in the Department of Health certification training and become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) in order to have the ability to administer oral HIV tests.
  • Once QPTC certified, provide oral HIV tests to Sojourner House clients and conduct outreach in the community to provide testing at designated sites.
  • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence, male-identifying victims, HIV transmission, and/or the LGBTQ community when requested.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
  • Assist with fundraising and awareness raising events to directly benefit Sojourner House’s men’s services and LGBTQ programs.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Manager of Residential Services or the Sojourner House management team.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience and Special Skills:

  • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
  • A demonstrated familiarity with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or gender issues
  • A demonstrated familiarity working with the LGBTQ community
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
  • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some evenings and Saturdays. This position is full time (37.5 hours each week) with access to full employee benefits (health, dental, leave time, and a 401(k) plan)
  • Ability to speak Spanish or a language other than English is preferred
  • Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations
  • Applicant must pass BCI check

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to the attention of Erin Cole at ecole @sojournerri.org with the subject line, “LGBTQ+ Advocate.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and all applications received by October 30, 2019 will receive priority consideration. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.sojournerri.org.

+ Executive Assistant

Job Location: Sojourner House Drop-In Center (Providence)

Reports to: Executive Director

Position: Full-time, Monday -- Friday

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Eligible for employee benefits, including accrued vacation/sick/personal time, paid holidays, health/dental insurance, and a 401(k) plan.

Basic Function: Sojourner House (www.sojournerri.org) is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Providence and northern Rhode Island. The Executive Assistant will be based out of the Providence Drop-In Center, and their primary responsibility is to provide support to the Executive Director with administrative and fundraising-related tasks. The executive assistant is a highly trusted employee who builds and maintains positive relationships with staff and community members. The executive assistant works proactively to anticipate problems and challenges and works to develop and implement solutions. The executive assistant demonstrates the highest standards of service and attention to detail, especially to organizational partners and external stakeholders. The executive assistant is acutely aware of situations that may present a risk to the organization and works to foster workable solutions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Help to manage the executive director’s schedule and coordinate meetings;
  • Initiate, respond to, and compose timely email messages on behalf of the executive director;
  • Draft accurate and timely written correspondence;
  • Initiate telecommunications and return phone calls;
  • Collect, organize, and maintain confidential information (e.g. create spreadsheets);
  • Make bank deposits and assist with mailing of invoices to vendors;
  • Oversee office equipment and maintenance needs, including working with our IT staff to troubleshoot technology issues;
  • Assist with ordering office and program supplies as needed;
  • Assist with data collection, including managing donor contact information and organizing program-related data;
  • Maintain accurate records of donors and assist with regular correspondence to donors;
  • Assist with individual donor fundraising tasks, which may include the following:
  • Preparing mass mailings,
  • Managing and locating donor contact information;
  • Monitoring and adding donor information to the donor database;
  • Tracking donations and generating donor and donation lists;
  • Drafting and mailing donor correspondence, and
  • Scheduling donor meetings.
  • Assist with new employee hiring, including posting jobs, collecting resumes, and scheduling interviews for hiring committees;
  • Management of Sojourner House’s employee benefits, which include health/dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
  • Other related duties as assigned or requested by Sojourner House management.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have impeccable organization skills and the ability to support an executive’s work style and approach. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in interacting with staff and the general public in a professional, courteous, and customer-service oriented manner.
  • Candidates must be able to perform tasks with a very high degree of accuracy with minimal oversight.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated previous experience with administrative work in an office setting
  • Comfort and familiarity with speaking on the phone
  • Ability to work sensitively with diverse populations
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities, responding to requests in a timely manner
  • Computer skills: knowledge of MS Office, database management and Excel
  • Knowledge of office systems and processes
  • Access to a reliable vehicle

To Apply: Please forward a resume, 2-3 references, and a cover letter that (i) details how you meet the requirements of the job (be sure to explain what previous administrative experience you have) and (ii) includes your salary requirements by email to resumes@sojournerri.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are encouraged. All applications received by Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 will receive full consideration for the position. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Part-time

+ Child and Adolescent Clinician

Job Title: Child and Adolescent Clinician

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services

Job Location: Providence office

Status: Part-time (25 hours a week)

Rate of Pay: Salary commensurate with experience (hourly rate)

BASIC FUNCTION: This position is responsible for providing trauma-informed psychotherapy to children and adolescents receiving services from Sojourner House, a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency. The Clinician will provide effective mental health intervention to assigned clients at a number of sites, maintaining necessary clinical documentation and records and appropriate communication with other Sojourner House staff. The Clinician will provide individual counseling to children and adolescents in our shelters, housing programs, and community who have witnessed or experienced violence in their homes, and will also be responsible for developing groups and other therapeutic activities for children and adolescents who have witnessed or experienced violence.

PRINCIPAL JOB DUTIES (in descending order of priority):

  • Provide individual counseling to children and adolescents who are clients of Sojourner House. These children and adolescents have sometimes been exposed to directly to violence, and their parents often have experienced severe abuse and sometimes are grappling with PTSD, substance abuse issues, and other serious issues.
  • Offer groups and other therapeutic interventions to minor clients of Sojourner House.
  • Travel between Sojourner House sites and to clients’ homes to offer therapy where needed.
  • Communicate with other Sojourner House staff and with client’s caregiver and other involved agencies as appropriate.
  • Comply with mandated reporting requirements and immediately communicate all concerns about child abuse and neglect to DCYF as mandated by law.
  • Complete data entry and clinical documentation and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance and billing reimbursements. Prepare and deliver community presentations when requested. Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
  • This position is classified as part-time. Hours, days of work, and schedule are flexible, but must total 20 to 25 a week. Applicants will not be eligible for health insurance benefits, but they will qualify for a 401(k) plan, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and accured sick time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be registered or certified with, or licensed by, either the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, the Rhode Island Board of Registration of Social Workers, the Rhode Island Board of Psychology, or the Rhode Island Department of Health as a Mental Health Counselor or a Therapist in Marriage or Family Practice, or by an equivalent state licensing authority. LCSW or LICSW preferred. Please do not apply for this position without proper licensure, and please indicate in your cover letter which license you hold.
  • Professional experience and training in providing therapy to children affected by trauma.
  • Extensive understanding of domestic violence and its effects on children and adolescents.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle as this position requires travel between sites.
  • Bilingual candidates strongly preferred.

To Apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Jessica Stults, Director of Clinical Services, at jstults@sojournerri.org with subject line “Child and Adolescent Therapist.” Please ensure that you address how your license and experience comply with the above-mentioned requirements, and please also address your salary expectations in your cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on Monday, October 21, 2019. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

+ Relief Advocate

Job Location: Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter (Providence Area)

Position: Part-time - Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights 6pm-10pm.

Reports to: Director of Shelter Operations

Rate of Pay: $13 an hour (hourly; no benefits)

Basic Function: Responsible for the overnight and/or daily operation of Sojourner House’s Shelter and the helpline, creating an atmosphere of advocacy where guests are able to heal and redirect their lives.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment at the shelter facility.

  • Provide all temporary guests of the shelter with the support and assistance they need including emotional support, education on domestic violence, in adjusting to their new environment.

  • Answer the helpline providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral information to clients.

  • Perform intake interviews and refer cases to full-time case managers if the shelter is the appropriate place for the client. If so, orient the client to the facility. If not, direct the client to the appropriate services available to them.

  • Support clients to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc. Support their work towards their personal goals.

  • Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.

  • Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.

  • Maintain communication with other shelter staff.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two to three years in human services, domestic violence experience preferred.
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Reliability.
  • Must pass BCI.

Application Deadline: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Melissa Babington at mbabington@sojournerri.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.