Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

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Special Events & Engagement Manager

SUMMARY: position is a member of the Development Team and is responsible for the coordination, direction, execution, management and evaluation of a major fundraising events, including soliciting and securing sponsors, and new event assessment and development.  She/he is responsible for initiating and maintaining relationships with individuals, business and corporation contacts and securing revenue for the agency as a result of those relationships.  She/he is also responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of local business and corporations.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in related field, 2 – 5 years special events management experience, donor acquisition, solicitation, and relationship management required.

Interested parties should send cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org

Hotline Shift Leader

REPORTS TO:    Director of Emergency Services

SUMMARY:  Assists in the development and coordination of the Hotline, monitors, supports and evaluates Hotline volunteers and supports Residential Counselors as needed.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org.

Court/LEAV Advocate – Full Time

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance for victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire an experienced Court/LEAV Advocate. This full-time (40 hours/week) position is responsible for providing court advocacy services to agency clients and non-agency clients.  Provide crisis intervention, court options and emotional support.  Assist in preparing orders of protection, provide IDVA education, legal and agency referrals.  Maintain accurate and current information regarding domestic violence issues and policies.  Collect data, record and manage corresponding paperwork; and meet deadlines.  Experienced in presenting/facilitating trainings. Must be willing to work with court and law enforcement personnel in court and police department setting.

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, social service, or related field required.  40-hour Domestic Violence training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment.   Must demonstrate an empathic, non-judgmental, service oriented attitude in work with clients.  Be a strong advocate for victims within the judicial system.  Understands the impact of trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Demonstrates self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth.  Values and practices respectful, non-violent communication.  Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; must possess good organizational skills. A valid driver’s license and liability insurance required.  Position may require some variable evening or weekend hours.  Travel between locations and partnering sites required.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org.

Housing Resource Specialist – Full Time

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance for victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire an experienced Housing Resource Specialist (HRS). This full-time (40 hours/week) position is responsible for assessing clients for housing and Emergency Services program needs utilizing a strengths-based, trauma informed approach that is in line with Housing First and harm reduction principles. The HRS provides services through the Emergency Services program, if this least restrictive option will meet the client’s needs. The HRS is responsible for completing the assessments and process for the Coordinated Entry system and the continuum of care for hotline referred clients and outreach clients. The HRS is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining partnerships with housing providers/landlords to provide housing resources available to all clients of CCSS. The principal duties are performed both in the office and in the field.

Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required. 40-hour Domestic Violence training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Previous case management experience with a housing focus preferred. Must demonstrate an empathic, non-judgmental, service oriented attitude in work with clients. Must understand the impact of trauma and trauma inform care. Demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills; must possess good organizational skills. A valid driver’s license and liability insurance required. Position may require some variable evening or weekend hours.

If you are interested in applying for the HRS position, please forward cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org.

Medical Advocate I

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance to victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire a Medical Advocate I. This part-time (26 hours a week) will be responsible for providing medical advocacy at hospitals and other medical facilities. Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence prevention and intervention program.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Experience working with domestic violence victims is preferred. 40-hour Domestic Violence Training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Must demonstrate an empathetic, non-judgmental, service-oriented attitude in work with clients and understand the impact of trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Must demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must respond appropriately in varied situations and is able to function independently. Demonstrates professionalism, flexibility, and good judgement.

Interested parties should apply at jobs@crisisctr.org

Professional Internships

The Crisis Center offers internships for both bachelor and master level students seeking to work with victims of domestic violence. Other opportunities are also available with marketing/fundraising.

For more information on professional internships at the Crisis Center, contact us at (708) 429-7255 or info@crisisctr.org.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia