Samaritan House blends part-time employees with its full-time staff to employ over 30 people

We make every effort to offer salaries and benefits that are comparable to those of Hampton Roads charitable and non-profit organizations. Samaritan House is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Submit a job application and resume to:

Theresa Lindsey,
Director of Operations
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
P: 757-631-0710, ext 253
F: 757-631-0747

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Current Job Openings:

Weekend Emergency House Crisis Coordinator

Position Summary: The incumbent is primarily responsible for providing emergency intervention by responding to calls from the Regional Hotline from 7am-3pm or 2pm-10pm. The incumbent is also responsible for the oversight of the emergency shelters during their shift. This includes shelter visits, crisis intervention, and immediate enforcement of house rules and guidelines that pose a threat to the health and well being of other residents as well as emergency intakes for victims of domestic violence or homeless families

Job Responsibilities:

1. Respond to crises as they arise at emergency housing locations. Apprise supervisory back-up staff of all emergency situations in shelter as soon as possible.
2. Perform all procedures related to communication across shifts, documentation, record keeping, and reporting.
3. Conduct intake assessments and crisis interviews with clients referred by the Regional Hotline.
4. Secure transportation and placement for referred clients and provide information and referral as appropriate.
5. Redirect any walk-in clients to the Regional Hotline.
6. Complete all necessary paperwork in response to calls, document interventions, complete incident reports and appropriate referrals to Children’s Advocates, Victim Advocates or Legal Department and complete statistical information.
7. Other duties as assigned.
8. Assist victims in obtaining emergency protective orders and provide accompaniment to the magistrate’s office as needed for emergency housing clients.
9. Visit all shelters as designated by the Program Director or Executive Director during their shift.
10. Be located at the Safe Harbor Center or one of the emergency shelters during the hours of shift.
11. Maintain and update priority list of clients who are seeking emergency housing services.
12. Assist with electronic case management and data entry.
13. Maintain census of clients and submit maintenance requests for emergency housing needs as needed.
14. Assist with office duties, including filing, photocopying, organizing, etc.
15. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Background:

• A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. social work, counseling, criminal justice, or other related disciplines or working towards degree in related field
• At least one year experience in crisis intervention work with victim of domestic violence and homelessness or other related disciplines
• Working knowledge of issues as they relate to domestic violence and homelessness.

Required Skills:

• Versed in the dynamics of domestic violence and current teachings on power and control as articulated in the domestic violence literature
• Versed in the principles of empowerment and able to demonstrate this in all interactions with clients volunteers and staff
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English
• Ability to work within a team model of service delivery
• Ability to use a computer and a telephone
• Possess reliable transportation
• Possess a valid Virginia Drivers License and a reasonably clean driving record
• Current CPR card

Required Physical Skills:

• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle, a car, truck and/or van
• Ability to walk, climb and reach
• Ability to conduct & attend meeting

Salary: $10/hour. Please submit resume and job applications to:

Theresa Lindsey
Director of Operations
Samaritan House, Inc.
2620 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757 631-0710 ext 253
757 631-0747 (fax)
theresal@samaritanhouseva.org

Please download and complete Job Application form at: www.samaritanhouseva.org

Sexual Assault and Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager

Position Summary: The Sexual Assault/AHT Case Manager assists individuals and their families that are experiencing sexual violence and human trafficking in the community and in residence. The advocacy and support services include providing direct and indirect services that promote personal safety, safe housing and self-sufficiency.

Job Responsibilities

1. Assess individual and families’ for emergent needs; ( i.e.; trauma informed crisis intervention, safe housing and/or other relocation assistance, emotional support, safety services, safety planning, direct referrals and connection to individual counseling, support groups, and other therapeutic services).
2. Provide additional trauma informed support including information about the criminal justice process and victims’ rights; and referrals to other victim service programs and resources.
3. Provide long-term support and case management by assisting with and safe and affordable housing options if needed, such as transition-in-place housing, rapid re­ housing, and other permanent housing options.
4. Develop knowledge of community resources, utilize advocacy skills and teach self-advocacy so families can expand their use of resources in the community.
5. Teach practical skills such as self-advocacy, problem solving, and stress management to improve long-tem1 self-sufficiency.
6. Lead weekly psycho-educational support groups for adults in emergency housing and permanent housing, or in community that share resources, knowledge and skills that promote safety from sexual violence.
7. Utilize Samaritan House multi-disciplinary team model of practice to support families’ needs and effectively collaborate with other agencies i.e.: SART team and YWCA of South Hampton Roads.
8. Complete all required internal and external reporting accurately and on time.
9. Participate in community collaboration groups and represent the organization to others as requested.
10. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field Graduate degree preferred.
• At least three years experience working with families in crisis, sexual assault and/or human trafficking.
• Valid Virginia Driver’s License
• CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire

Required Skills

• Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of dynamics of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking.
• Knowledge of team model of practice.
• Knowledge of human development theory across the lifespan.
• Knowledge and application of group dynamics theory and practice.
• Knowledge of a wide range of models of practice in counseling and advocacy (feminist, humanist, empowerment models).
• Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with families.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with families, staff and interagency professionals.
• Skills in gathering, interpreting and compiling information about families and resources in the community.
• Skills in teaching adults and supervising volunteers.
• Ability to work effectively in crisis situations, utilizing the teamwork model of practice.
• Ability to plan and manage own work activities and seek and use supervision effectively to increase skills and knowledge.
• Ability to represent agency in public speaking and in community coalitions.
• Ability to maintain and keep records current and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.

Required Physical Skills

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle; a car, truck, and van
• Ability to use a computer and telephone
• Ability to walk, climb and reach
• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Ability to prepare light food items
• Ability to conduct and attend meetings
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a full time position with benefits. Please submit resume and job application:

Please download and complete Job Application Form at: www.samaritanhouseva.org

 

Anti-Human Trafficking Mental Health Counselor

Position Summary: The Anti-Human Trafficking Mental Health Counselor is responsible for providing trauma-informed crisis intervention and long-term treatment to support victims in leaving the trafficking situation and receiving needed services to promote optimum mental health. The Counselor may help individuals deal with addictions and substance abuse; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with sex or labor trafficking, as outlined in the Office of Victims of Crime Advanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking grant. This position may travel at times, in the 5 jurisdictions as services are needed. This is a full time position and accountable directly to the Program Director.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Support provision of emergency response and comprehensive care for domestic and foreign national victims of sex and/or labor trafficking, as referred to Samaritan House.
2. Encourage victims/clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
3. Guide victims/clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
4. Counsel victims/clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
5. Ensure that the victim/client’s mental health needs are being met. Refer clients or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
6. The Counselor may work closely with Case Manager’s to link them to specific services if initiated by a written Release of Information and signed by the victim.
7. The Counselor may coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement and other systems and organizations to support the victim in leaving the trafficking situation if initiated by a written Release of Information and signed by the victim.
8. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
9. Maintain accurate and timely statistical records.
10. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all human trafficking victims.
11. Participate in task force and coalition meetings as well as community collaboration groups and meetings and represent organization to others as needed.
12. Assist with all required internal and external grant reporting including program output and outcome reports.
13. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

• Must be a LPC or LCSW.
• Experience working with victims of human trafficking is preferred; experience working with victims of other traumatic crimes, such as domestic violence or sexual assault is required.
• Valid Virginia Driver’s License.
• CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire.

Required Skills:

o Knowledge of a treatment options for PTSD and other anxiety and mood disorders including panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and major depressive disorder.
o Knowledge of evidenced- based mental health treatment for victims of human trafficking, such as Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Stress Inoculation Training.
o Ability to develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
o Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with victims.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills with victims, staff and interagency professionals.
o Ability to work effectively in crisis situations, utilizing the teamwork model of practice.
o Ability to plan and manage own work activities and seek and use supervision effectively to increase skills and knowledge.
o Ability to represent agency in public speaking and in community coalitions.

Required Physical Skills:

 Ability to lift 25 pounds
 Ability to operate a motor vehicle (car, truck, and/or van)
 Ability to walk, climb, and reach
 Ability to conduct and attend meetings

Please submit resume and job application to:

Theresa Lindsey
Director of Operations
Samaritan House, Inc.
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757 631-0710 ext. 253
757 631-0747 (fax)
theresal@samaritanhouseva.org

Please download and complete Job Application Form at: www.SamaritanHuseVA.org

 Samaritan House Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 



 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Samaritan House Crisis Response Team

Position Summary:  This position is responsible for conducting crisis interviews with callers via the 24-hour hotline. Crisis Response Volunteers will be available by phone to victims at critical times from any community based setting. Volunteers staff the crisis hotline during assigned shifts, carry out the Lethality Assessment Protocol and Emergency Response Protocol, and provide advocacy, triage, and information and referral to victims of violence in need. Staff back-up will be available at all times for accompaniment of the victim to community based services as well as emergency housing options. Volunteers will report to the Intake Department Volunteer Manager and may have brief interactions with Victim Advocates.

Job Responsibilities:
1.    Conduct crisis interviews with callers to the 24-hour hotline.
2.    Contact staff back-up in order to secure transportation and emergency placement for callers who are in immediate danger.
3.    Follow the City of Virginia Beach “Lethality Assessment Protocol” for callers when police are called to a residence for a domestic disturbance.
4.    Follow the Samaritan House “Emergency Response Protocol” for placement of families/individuals in immediate danger when the emergency housing is full.
5.    Initiate staff back-up to respond and provide on-site consultation to victims of violence who are referred by hospital emergency rooms, magistrate’s office, courts, and any other community based setting.
6.    Provide information and referral to other organizations as appropriate.
7.    Advocate with other organizations for services as needed for callers.
8.    Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:   
1.    Experience in crisis counseling, domestic violence and/or homeless shelter or other relevant work experience is preferred.
2.    Working knowledge of issues as they relate to domestic violence and homelessness.
3.    Completion of Samaritan House Crisis Response Volunteer Training.

Required Skills:
–    Experience managing multiple activities simultaneously.
–    Ability to maintain confidentiality.
–    Ability to use a computer, pager and cell phone.
–    Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
–    Ability to work within a team model of service delivery.

To be considered for as a House Intake Volunteer, please submit inquiries Melody Sanders.
To download Volunteer Application Click Here

Samaritan House Court Companion Program

This program provides volunteers an opportunity within a community-based setting to assist people who have experienced domestic violence. Volunteers will offer victims of domestic violence emotional support and connect them to community resources during and following court proceedings at the Virginia Beach Juvenile Domestic Relations Court.

Samaritan House volunteers will have the opportunity to:

  • Empower people who have experienced violence to regain the control that was taken from them while enduring various forms of abuse
  • Acquire hands-on experience working in the community with a vulnerable population
  • Acquire skills and knowledge for professional development and career enhancement
  • Work with allied professionals in non-profit and public agencies

Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing individual crisis intervention, normalizing victims’ emotions and providing support in a nonjudgmental and confidential environment.
  • Assessing victims’ safety by completing lethality assessments and creating safety plans.
  • Providing victims with information about protection orders and the judicial process.
  • Assessing for trauma symptoms and providing referral to a free counseling resource.
  • Assessing for basic needs such as clothing, food and shelter and connecting them to resources.

Volunteer Eligibility

  • Volunteers who have an interest and passion in providing assistance to victims of violence from a trauma-informed approach.
  • Volunteers who have the time and willingness to complete significant computer-based and agency training.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with diverse communities with cultural competence.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently with excellent time management.
  • Ability to work independently and with others as a team.

To be considered for as a Court Companion, please submit inquiries Katherine Ashford.

Download a copy of Court Companion description.

 

Samaritan House Transportation

Position Summary: To assist staff with providing transportation for clients to group and various appointments. Volunteer will report to Children’s Department Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator. Current time requirements are Wednesdays from 10 AM till 1 PM, Thursday evenings from 5 PM till 9 PM, Fridays from 9 AM till 3 PM and as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Transport clients per request from their Advocate.
  • Limit trips to exact specifications of Advocate.
  • Utilize Samaritan House Vehicles for all trips.
  • Engage in friendly conversation, but avoid offering advice or counseling a client.
  • Keep conversations to a minimum and encourage client to discuss issues with Advocate.
  • Notify Advocate immediately of any concerns you may have following transporting a client.

Required Background:

  • Background Check.
  • Full Samaritan House Volunteer Orientation and Training.
  • Volunteers must possess a valid driver’s license and current proof of Insurance (Samaritan House insurance coverage is primary when operating an agency vehicle).

Required Skills:

  • Volunteers must always drive using the highest level of vigilance for the safety and well being of everyone involved.
  • Must agree to abide by the policies and procedures governing the use of Samaritan House vehicles. (See the attached Agency Vehicle Procedures for Volunteers)
  • Be willing to wait for clients to complete their appointments.
  • Must be willing to work independently.
  • Possess good people skills.

To be considered for as a Transportation Volunteer, please submit inquiries Katherine Ashford.
To download Volunteer Application Click Here

Samaritan House Child Care

Position Summary: To assist the Children’s Department in the nurturing and care of children who are utilizing the services of Samaritan House, as well as provide child care for the parents in our programs during appointments and classes. Volunteer will report to Children’s Department Volunteer Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

Infants – 5 years old

  • Provide support and comfort to children while their parent is away.
  • Responsible for changing diapers when needed.
  • Assist children with developmental milestones such as “ tummy time,” sitting up, standing/walking, sharing and playing well with others.
  • Lead snack/meal time
  • Engage in one-on-one or small group pretend play (cooking, dress-up, school, etc.).
  • Reinforce group rules such as sharing, using inside voices, and staying with the group at all times.
  • Foster a no-contact/non-physical environment (everyone keeps their hands to themselves).

For School Age Children

  • Provide support to the Children’s Advocates, tutors, or volunteers while they are presenting lessons.
  • Engaging children with games, crafts or books in a one-on-one or small group setting .
  • Reinforce group rules such as sharing, using inside voices, and staying with the group at all times.
  • Foster a no-contact/non-physical environment (everyone keeps their hands to themselves).

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Background Check.
  • Must attended and complete full Samaritan House Orientation and Training.
  • Basic knowledge of child development.

 

Required Skills

  • Ability to work and interact with children of various ages, while providing a positive environment.
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively communicate with staff, parents and children.
  • Ability to work with children who may be experiencing behavioral or emotional issues related to their family circumstances.
  • Must be able to work independently or in a team setting.
  • Follow directions precisely and be able to seek clarification of tasks.
  • Act in accordance with Samaritan House policies and procedures.

To be considered for as a Child Care Volunteer , please submit inquiries Katherine Ashford.
To download Volunteer Application Click Here