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Crisis Line Advocate

Voices Against Violence

The mission of Voices Against Violence is to break the cycle of violence by providing comprehensive services for all victims and survivors and by creating social change through education and action.

Voices Against Violence is a crisis services agency located in Plymouth, NH. We provide information and support to victims and survivors, their family and friends, community members, and professionals around domestic violence, children who witness domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. We are Southern Grafton County’s resource for the most updated and current information, state and federal guidelines, and best practices around these issues. Our services are available for victims, survivors and non-offending family members and friends.

To find out more about us please go online at www.voicesagainstviolence.net.


Voices Against Violence (Voices) is looking for empathetic and non-judgmental individuals to provide advocacy to clients accessing our 24-hour crisis line.  The following part-time crisis line advocate positions are currently available:

  1. Advocate to provide crisis-line coverage 1 or 2 weeks per month, weeknights 5:00 pm – 8:00 am and Friday 5:00 pm – Monday 8:00 am
  2. Advocate to provide individual shift crisis line coverage on an as-needed basis
Requirements:

We serve a diverse population since anyone can become a victim and look for diversity across cultures, backgrounds and genders in our volunteer pool.  If you would like to apply for either of these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to tinas@voicesnh.org.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life or work experience
  • 30 Hours of training in accordance with NH RSA 173-C.
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance coverage.

Skills:

Effective communication skills and desire to work on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse.  Ability to intervene in crisis situations and maintain client confidentiality.  Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to prioritize, calm in crisis.

Knowledge:

Understanding of issues related to domestic, sexual violence and stalking.  Adequate computer skills.

Traits:

Creative, passionate about the issues, organized, dedicated, maintains healthy boundaries, team player and professional, flexible, ability to adapt to changing needs.

Responsibilities:

Crisis line advocates will be fully trained and have on-going support of Voices full-time staff.  The role of the back-up advocate is to provide phone response, and accompaniment of clients to the hospital, police station and shelter as needed. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing support to volunteers who sign up to take calls during assigned shifts
  • Taking callers information, assessing for immediate needs and providing emotional and informational support
  • Providing referrals, crisis intervention and safety planning as needed
  • Promoting a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting clients
  • Relaying to the office necessary information for staff follow-up after assigned shift
How to Apply:

We serve a diverse population since anyone can become a victim and look for diversity across cultures, backgrounds and genders in our volunteer pool. 

If you would like to apply for either of these positions, please email a cover letter and resume to tinas@voicesnh.org.

Salary Range:

Stipend plus hourly direct service

Job Location:

Plymouth

Date Added: July 23, 2019

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