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:

Anti-Human Trafficking Vocational Specialist

Position Summary: The Anti-Human Trafficking Vocational Specialist will provide career guidance and counseling, training, job placement and volunteer opportunities to survivors of human trafficking in the community and in residence to promote self sufficiency and independent living. This role will help victims of human trafficking understand their capabilities and interests, and to set career goals.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Explore the potential development of an in-house training program tailored to the specific vocational needs of human trafficking clients.

2. Conduct face to face interviews with each client to evaluate skills, work history and personality.

3. Identify strengths in relation to living, current skills, learning ability, work history, and social skills.

4. Assisting with résumé preparation or revision, keeping client records, and preparing reports and correspondence are additional job duties.

5. Coaching clients for interviews or arranging for training to help them develop marketable skills.

6. Provide follow-up services to clients in maintaining employment.

7. Work collaboratively with the Anti-Human Trafficking Case Managers and Mental Health Counselor to best support the clients.

8. Formulate relationships with existing job readiness services partners including but not limited to nonprofits, community colleges, and adult learning centers.

9. Participate in the weekly Anti-Human Trafficking case review at the Samaritan House.

10. Attend trainings on human trafficking, ethical/professional boundaries and practices, organization policies and procedures, etc.

11. The Anti-Human Trafficking Vocational Specialist is expected to use good judgement when interacting with clients knowing when to refer the client to their case manager.
Required Background:

• Bachelor’s Degree in education, human services or related field.
• 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:

• Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
• Knowledge of dynamics of human trafficking.
• Knowledge of team model of practice.
• Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with victims.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with victims, staff and interagency professionals.
• Develop effective solutions to the problems today’s job seekers face.
• Apply critical thinking skills to the applications, theoretical perspectives and key concepts of organizational effectiveness on human behavior.
• Understand the concepts and complexity of sociocultural diversity.
• 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; car, truck, and van
• Ability to use a computer and telephone
• Ability to walk, climb, and reach
• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Ability to conduct and attend meetings

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a fulltime position with benefits. Please submit resume and job application:

Tiffany McGee
Anti-Human Trafficking Grants Coordinator
Samaritan House
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Office: 757-631-0710 Ext 272
Cell: 757-305-0450
Fax: 757-631-0747
tiffanym@samaritanhouseva.org

Anti-Human Trafficking Residential Coordinator

Position Summary: The Anti-Human Trafficking Residential Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations and service delivery of the residential program. The coordinator is responsible for maintaining a secure and safe atmosphere for program participants to stabilize and develop coping skills, ensuring residents are adhering to program policies, and working with residents on life and behavioral skills as they arise in the domestic sphere.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Promote a sense of community by teaching and modeling cooperation, respect, and responsibility in the residential living environment; encouraging residents to interact with one another and creating opportunities for residents to develop healthy relationships and boundaries.
2. Participate in the weekly Anti-Human Trafficking case review at the Samaritan House.
3. Serve as point of contact for house needs surrounding maintenance and repairs, keeping the Anti-Human Trafficking Team updated on any property needs.
4. Assist clients with the development of life skills such as grocery shopping, conflict resolution and the completion of day to day household chores.
5. Facilitate weekly house meetings for residents at each shelter site.
6. Attend trainings on human trafficking, ethical/professional boundaries and practices, organization policies and procedures, etc.
7. Ensure residents are abiding by Samaritan House Residential Rules and Regulations; issuing warning and exit letters.
8. The Anti-Human Trafficking Residential Coordinator is expected to use good judgement when interacting with clients knowing when to refer the client to their case manager.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

• Prefer a master’s degree in social work, gender or women’s studies, counseling or other related disciplines. A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree in social work, gender or women’s studies, counseling or other related disciplines with two-years experience working with victims of human trafficking or sexual assault.
• Working knowledge of issues as they relate to sex and labor human trafficking.
• At least one year experience in crisis intervention work with victims of violence.
• 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).
• Versed in the principles of empowerment and able to demonstrate this in all interactions with clients and staff.
• Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
• Ability to work within a team model of service delivery, demonstrating sound judgement, ethical standards and professional boundaries.
• Demonstrated ability to follow directions, with thorough working knowledge of house management and home safety standards in a residential neighborhood setting.
• Ability to understand needs and behaviors of target population of human trafficking victims or other highly traumatized populations.
• Must be creative, assertive, energetic and flexible.
• Ability to use a computer and a telephone.
• Must have valid Virginia driver’s license and access to transportation.
• Must obtain CPR card upon hire.

Required Physical Skills:

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

Tiffany McGee
Anti-Human Trafficking Grants Coordinator
Samaritan House
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Office: 757-631-0710 Ext 272
Cell: 757-305-0450
Fax: 757-631-0747
tiffanym@samaritanhouseva.org

Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate

Position Summary: The Anti-Human Trafficking Victim Advocate provides human trafficking advocacy services for survivors of human trafficking in the community and in residence in order to promote self-determination and safety. The role of the Victim is to strengthen and improve services to victims of human trafficking engaged in immigration or repatriation, family law and criminal legal systems.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Conduct face-to-face interviews with victims associated with both state and federal investigations involving their trafficking case to assess situations and to service planning and referrals for attorney legal advocacy as appropriate.
2. Conduct background checks at intake to ensure clients have no outstanding court summons within and/or outside state lines; if summons exist ensure client meets all legal appearance requirements.
3. Provide accompaniment to victims for securing protective order and criminal warrants, court appearances, probationary requirements and meetings with state and federal investigators assigned to victim’s trafficking case.
4. Work collaboratively with the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force, the Attorney General’s Office, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and Victim Advocates assigned to state and federal investigations and the prosecutorial process.
5. Formulate relationships with existing and non-traditional legal services partners including but not limited to domestic violence agencies that provide legal representation, general legal aid agencies, law school clinical programs, specialized legal service organizations, such as those that focus on specific legal issues (immigration, employment or family law) or specific populations (children, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBTQ populations, or people with disabilities), and public defenders or other criminal defense providers.
6. Serve as a law enforcement advocate to aid in the identification of human trafficking victims at the time of arrest.
7. Maintain documentation of clients’ requests for services, intervention initiatives, service plans, and services provided and complete statistical reports.
8. Provide training and technical assistance to the Hampton Roads Human Trafficking Task Force on the issues effecting human trafficking victims and victim needs.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

• Prefer a master’s degree in social work, counseling, criminal justice, or other related disciplines with some working knowledge of issues relating to human trafficking and the legal rights of victims. A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree in social work, counseling, criminal justice, or other related disciplines with two years experience working with victims of 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).
• Knowledge of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress as they relate to victims human trafficking and/or sexual assault situations and appropriate intervention strategies.
• Knowedge of the procedures involved in critical incident debriefing.
• Knowedge of the legal rights of victims of human trafficking and how to assist clients in navigating the legal system.
• Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with families.
• 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 conduct and attend meetings
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a fulltime position with benefits. Please submit resume and job application:

Tiffany McGee
Anti-Human Trafficking Grants Coordinator
Samaritan House
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Office: 757-631-0710 Ext 272
Cell: 757-305-0450
Fax: 757-631-0747
tiffanym@samaritanhouseva.org

Intake Supervisor

Position Summary: This position is responsible for the coordination of all duties of the Intake Department. This includes assistance with supervision and daily oversight of staff, volunteers and interns, and the scheduling, reporting and coordination of appropriate services to all hotline callers and walk-ins. This includes conducting crisis interviews with callers and walk-ins as needed, screening requests for shelter, conducting intake assessments, and assigning residents to shelter.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Ensure staffing and scheduling is complete for daytime, evening, overnight and weekend shifts for the functions of screening all requests for services, conducting crisis interviews and securing transportation and placement for callers who are in imminent danger.
2. Work collaboratively with the Coordinated Crisis Response to ensure all Virginia Beach callers are connected to services.
3. Screen all requests for services, conduct crisis interviews with callers and walk-ins as needed and secure transportation and placement for callers who are in immediate danger.
4. Provide information and referral to other organizations as appropriate. Advocate with other organizations for services as needed for callers.
5. Determine shelter placements according to presented need, utilizing a triage approach.
6. Conduct intake interviews for all incoming residents. Review housekeeping, security, childcare, and house rules and all other policies with incoming residents.
7. Accompany and orient new shelter residents to their designated shelter.
8. Maintain the “Resident Information Board” and daily census report.
9. Follow the “Emergency Response Policy” for placement of families/individuals in immediate danger when the shelters are full; provide immediate on site consultation to victims of violence who are referred by hospital emergency rooms.
10. Create, maintain and update the resource manual detailing available community resources and departmental policies and procedures.
11. Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and student interns; assist with supervision, retention and appreciation efforts.
12. Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and ensure staff comply with all policies and procedures.
13. Collect agency statistics and complete relevant grant compliance and other reports.
14. Provide input to the Program Director on staff performance and program evaluation.
15. Provide direct supervision, evaluation and training to staff.
16. Conduct monthly intake meeting for all intake staff.
17. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:
• Requires a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in social work, counseling, criminal justice, or other related disciplines.
• At least two years of crisis counseling, domestic violence and/or homeless shelter or other relevant work experience.
• At least one year of supervisory experience.
• Working knowledge of issues as they relate to domestic violence and homelessness.

Required Skills:

• Experience in managing and directing staff and/or volunteers
• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work activities for themselves and others
• Experience managing multiple projects and activities simultaneously
• Versed in the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault and current teachings on power and control
• Versed in 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
• Have a clean driving record
• Ability to use a computer and telephone

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 attend and conduct meetings.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position with benefits. 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 (phone)
757 631-0747 (fax)
theresal@samaritanhouseva.org

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

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

 

 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