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Community Foundation of Mount Vernon

Night and Weekend Staff
New Directions – Mount Vernon, OH

New Directions, the Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Knox County, seeks multiple part-time night and weekend staff. Successful candidates will be placed amongst a pool of part-time night and weekend staff, to be selected on an as-needed basis. Core responsibilities include:

1. Answer hotline and provide information, individual advocacy and appropriate referrals to callers; admit survivors who are in crisis and in need of immediate shelter
2. Ensure safety and security of residents; provide individual advocacy for shelter residents and their children
3. When necessary, notify on-call staff regarding situations that require immediate attention
4. Enter statistics into database
5. Assist with projects as needed

Candidates are required to have graduated from high school or obtained a GED; previous training and experience in domestic or sexual violence preferred; bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a related field preferred. A current or previous connection to Knox County is also desirable, though not mandatory.

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in its professional staff. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also support New Directions’ commitment to serving underserved and at-risk populations, including male victims, individuals who identify as LGBT, and persons who are disabled, elderly and/or have mental health issues.

Salary is $10 per hour, without benefits. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Questions can be directed to Executive Director, Matt Hellman, by phone (740) 397-4357 or by email The due date for receipt of materials is Monday, November 2, 2015.

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New Directions Services

for survivors of physical, sexual and emotional violence

– 24-hour hotline:  397-HELP

– Shelter for eight persons

– Advocacy, support, and information about community resources

– Support groups for women, elementary children and rape survivors

– Educational programs available for schools, businesses, and community groups

– DELTA:  Community education about primary prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual violence

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