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:

Housing Locator

Position Summary:
The Housing Locator assists individuals and families transitioning from homelessness in the community or in emergency housing to affordable housing opportunities. The Housing Locator is responsible for identifying affordable housing and maintaining relationships with landlords and housing providers who will work with program participants that are eligible for re-housing services based on SPDAT scores.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Meet with each individual or family matched for Housing NOW Rapid Rehousing Program and conduct interviews, housing counseling and prepare them for a housing search.
2. Conduct an initial assessment and screening for financial and program eligibility as well as assessing individual and families’ housing barriers and needs.
3. Work collaboratively with the housing providers to assist eligible residents in qualifying and moving to permanent affordable housing; assistance may include accessing rental assistance, deposit resources, completing inspections and environmental reviews.
4. House individuals and families based on the needs and affordability of participants while coordinating these services with Housing Stabilization Case Managers.
5. Provide weekly updates of housing search and placement information to Housing Supervisor on the Direct Services Team.
6. Maintain a Housing Directory which should include documentation of all contacts made with landlords and housing providers. Includes dates and results of contact with provider and specific information about type of housing available.
7. Research housing topics, organize, collect and distribute housing information for organizational staff and program participants.
8. 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 as relates to housing services.
9. Assist clients in mediating with lease compliance issues or disputes with landlords.
10. Develop trainings and workshops for organization staff and program participants including communicating with landlords, tenant rights, fair housing and housing discrimination.
11. Work directly with volunteers and student interns; assist with supervision, retention and appreciation efforts.
12. Complete all required internal and external reporting accurately and on time.
13. Participate in community collaboration groups and represent the organization to others as requested.
14. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field and experience working with families in crisis.
• Valid Virginia Driver’s License
• CPR certified with adults and children within six months of hire

Required Skills:

o Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
o Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence and homelessness.
o Knowledge of team model of practice.
o Knowledge of human development theory across the lifespan.
o Knowledge and application of group dynamics theory and practice.
o 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.
o Ability to represent agency in public speaking and in community coalitions.
o Ability to maintain and keep records current and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.

Contact:

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

Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Position Summary: The Marketing and Special Events Coordinator promotes the mission of Samaritan House among the local community through branding, marketing, special events and speaking engagements.

Responsibilities:

1. Create/design/redesign brochures and other marketing materials as needed
2. Maintain and update agency website.
3. Responsible for bi-monthly agency newsletter.
4. Responsible for updating and managing all social media for agency.
5. Lead for SH special events and liaison for third party events.
6. Responsible for online and peer-to-peer fundraising initiatives.
7. Responsible for working with Donor Relations Associate and Volunteer Manager to ensure sufficient number of volunteers for each special event.
8. Recruit event volunteers as needed.
9. Responsible for writing and issuing press releases as needed and for special events.
10. Assist with design and layout of annual report as needed.
11. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:

• At least 2 years of relevant experience.
• College degree preferred.
• Experience managing multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
• Proven track record in marketing and special event implementation.

Required Skills:
• Excellent organizational and marketing ability.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Photo Shop, Illustrator or relevant graphic design software and related web based technology.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Capable of managing multiple projects and responsibilities with ease.
• Well organized and detail-oriented.
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.
• Able to work projects through to completion.
• Professional, responsible, self-motivated and disciplined.
• Ability to connect and build relationships with clients, volunteers and prospects.

Required Physical Capabilities:
• Able to lift 30 pounds.
• Ability to work a 40 hour a week schedule with no physical limitations in normal ranges of sitting, standing, walking, and talking.
• Must be able to operate a computer and telephone.
• Must be able to conduct and attend meetings at various locations.
• Must be able to make speeches to small groups.
• Must be able to have flexible working hours, particularly at peak times around special events and educational sessions.

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
Phone: 757 631-0710, ext 253
Fax: 757 631-0747
Email: theresal@samaritanhouseva.org

Part Time Grant Coordinator

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for identifying, writing and submitting grant proposals to fund agency programs. This position is part-time and has flexibility to telecommute.

Job Responsibilities:
1. This individual will play a lead role in the identification and selection of new grant opportunities and the management of existing grants.
2. Ensure compliance with the rules, regulations and reporting requirements for government and foundation grants.
3. Perform functions of financial administration and reporting to include, but not limited to: preparation and timely submission of coordinated semi-annual progress reports that address all goals, objectives and performance measures, development and adjustment of associated budgets.
4. Will support the senior management team with contract execution deliverables and will lead and agency needs assessments as needed.
5. Participate in meetings with foundation /corporate and/or government entities related to grant funding requests and compliance.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Required Background:
• Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Public Administration or related field with direct experience in successful grant awards, and related work in a deadline driven environment.
• Experience working in nonprofit sector preferred.

Required Skills:

o Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
o Knowledge of grant processes including financial reporting
o Ability to utilize Microsoft programs for program monitoring and reporting.
o Excellent written and oral communication skills with staff and interagency professionals.
o Ability to review the work of others to ensure conformance to standards.
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.
o Ability to maintain and keep records current and complete statistical reports in a timely manner.

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
Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a part-time position, (20 hours per week.) Please submit resume and job application to:

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

 

Human Trafficking Outreach and Education Specialist

Position Summary: The Human Trafficking Outreach & Education Specialist is part of Samaritan House’s overall Primary Prevention Program. The Human Trafficking Specialist will provide community outreach and public education in Hampton Roads. They will coordinate and deliver trainings, workshops, presentations, etc. on sex trafficking, labor trafficking and Samaritan House Anti-Human Trafficking Services.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Seek out various venues to provide trainings, such as but not limited to, schools, government agencies, human service agencies, churches, medical clinics, housing departments, hotels and any other community based organizations to address issues of human trafficking.
2. Organize and conduct in-service trainings and presentations for adults and youth on the signs of trafficking, how to report to authorities, services available through the Samaritan House, etc.
3. Maintain assessments for each presentation or training by conducting pre and post surveys.
4. Represent the agency to various groups to broaden community awareness and support.
5. Manage calendar of education and outreach efforts and assist with training volunteer educators.
6. Assisting with developing program materials and training materials for volunteers and community members.
7. Engage and provide technical assistance to community members that may suspect trafficking.
8. Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which may include late evenings and weekends.
9. Participating in program data tracking, evaluation and reporting.
10. Other education program-related and administrative duties as assigned.
11. Participate in various meetings, workshops, trainings, seminars and other activities, as directed.

Required Background:

• Bachelor’s Degree or more advanced education in health or social services field. Minimum of two years experience as a trainer/educator providing services in community programs, facilitating groups, public speaking and prevention.
• Coursework or training in prevention and dynamics of sex and labor 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 team model of practice.
• Knowledge of human development theory across the lifespan.
• Skills in establishing rapport with youth.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with staff, interacts with professionals and community members.
• Skills in gathering, interpreting and compiling resources in the community.
• Skills in teaching youth and 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 part-time position (30 hours). This opportunity has only been funded for 1 year but has the potential to expand.
Please submit resume and job application to:

Theresa Lindsey
Director of Operations/HR
Samaritan House
2620 Southern Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
theresal@samaritanhouseva.org
757 631-0710 ext. 253
Fax: 757 632-0747

Please download and complete Job Application Form at www.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:
– Knowledge of and adherence to agency mission, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct and mandatory reporting requirements.
– Knowledge of dynamics of domestic violence and homelessness.
– 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).

– Excellent written and oral communication skills with families, staff and interagency professionals.
– Skills in establishing non-victimizing rapport with families.
– 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 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
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 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