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 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

The Family and Housing Stabilization Case Manager

Position Summary: The Family and Housing Stabilization Case Manager will provide housing focused case management services to individuals and families that have been rapidly re-housed. Households are victims of violence and / or homeless families who have significant housing barriers. This advocate is responsible to provide regular follow-up meetings in participant’s homes and link them to community based services that promote personal safety and self-sufficiency.

Job Responsibilities:
1. Meet with each individual or family before they move to permanent housing, perform client engagement and conduct initial assessment.
2. Collaborate with the Samaritan House Housing Locator and local Property Managers.
3. Assess individual and families’ needs and strengths and collaboratively develop Housing Stabilization Plan plans and dates for completion using strategies that improve self-sufficiency promote safety.
4. Update safety plans and Housing Stabilization Plans weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as needed; work with each individual or family to eliminate barriers that impede housing stability as well as physical, emotional and psychological well-being.
5. Develop knowledge of community resources, utilize advocacy skills and teach self-advocacy so individuals or families can expand their use of resources in the community.
6. Teach practical skills such as budgeting, credit repair and stress management to improve stabilization outcomes.
7. Encourage individuals or families to attend voluntary education and support groups, family networking and other community-based groups.
8. Provide supportive, short-term counseling to promote healing from the effects of domestic violence and homelessness.
9. Utilize Samaritan House teamwork to support families’ needs through consultations and referrals for child & youth services and victim advocacy support services.
10. Complete all required internal and external reporting accurately and on time.
11. Participate in community collaboration groups and represent the organization to others as requested.
12. Other duties as assigned.
Required Background:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and experience working with families in crisis.
2. Valid Virginia Driver’s License
3. CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire
Required Skills:
1. Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
2. Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence and homelessness.
3. Knowledge of team model of practice.
4. Knowledge of human development theory across the lifespan.
5. Knowledge and application of group dynamics theory and practice.
6. Knowledge of a wide range of models of practice in counseling and advocacy (feminist, humanist, empowerment models).
o Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with families.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills with families, staff and interagency professionals.
o Skills in gathering, interpreting and compiling information about families and resources in the community.
o Skills in teaching adults and supervising volunteers.
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.
7. Ability to represent agency in public speaking and in community coalitions.
8. Ability to maintain and keep records current and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.
Required Physical Skills
9.  Ability to lift 25 pounds
10.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle (car, truck, and/or van)
11. Ability to walk, climb, and reach
12.  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 to:
Theresa Lindsey
Director of Operations
Samaritan House
2620 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: 757 631-0710, ext. 253
Fax: 757 631-0747
Theresal@samaritanhouseva.org
Please download and complete Job Application Form at: www.samaritanhouseva.org
Samaritan house is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 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