Children & Youth Services Coordinator
Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (CEDV) Program (FT)

This position is responsible to: provide trauma-informed and age-appropriate support services, counseling, and advocacy to children who have experienced domestic violence and their non- offending/survivor parent; provide advocacy and support parent/caregiver on behalf of their children’s education, health, and other needs; and provide leadership within DOVE to team members regarding children’s needs for immediate and long-term stabilization and healing after violence in the home.

The incumbent will also work closely with all of the direct service staff: emergency shelter, community advocacy, civilian advocacy, legal services, community outreach and education, and teen dating violence prevention. The position will additional receive clinical and programmatic support of staff at BMC’s Child Witness to Violence Program.

Your Skill Set:

Following is a summary of the key attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with children affected by trauma, and survivors who are parents, using a variety of age-appropriate interventions and modalities; experience working with children exposed to domestic violence preferred.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with individuals and families impacted by violence, abuse and trauma.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with people from a range of diverse backgrounds (racially, ethnically, and culturally) as well as identities and lived experiences.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability/experience working with individuals with histories of substance abuse and/or mental health challenges.

  • Basic knowledge of legal, child protection, health/mental health, and social service systems helpful.

  • Demonstrated crisis intervention, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.

  • Be a “people person;” enjoy talking and working with others.

  • Demonstrated experience making and maintaining connections in community and professional settings; some experience in public speaking, networking, designing and conducting presentation and training, group facilitation helpful.

  • Willingness to learn about and actively use anti-oppression awareness and understanding in our work.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively, internally and externally.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task.

  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

  • Sound computer skills.

Education & Experience

  • Clinical degree (MSW, MFT, MHC) required. License not required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years direct service/clinical experience required.

  • DOVE seeks to cultivate the leadership potential of promising candidates. Domestic violence survivors, BIPOC, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBQ/T people are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Position will be paid $46,000-$50,000 annual salary/equivalent, depending on experience.

  • Additional compensation is provided for demonstrated, proficient language skills preferred in DOVE’s catchment area, in addition to English, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and/or Vietnamese; $1,500 gross annual 40 hr FTE or .72/hr for 1st language. Additional compensation of $1,000 gross annual per 40 hr. FTE for 2nd or more language/s.


Application Instructions: 

  • To apply, send cover letter specifically for this position and a resume to Ms. Kathleen Lydon, Director, Community Services, at applytodove@gmail.com.

  • Applications will be considered until the position is successfully filled. 1st round applicant reviews will begin the week of November 16th and interviews offered to the strongest qualified candidates to date. It is DOVE’s hope that the incumbent will begin work January 2021.

  • Applications or resumes without a cover letter expressing interest in employment at DOVE will not be considered.

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P.O. Box 690267
Quincy, MA 02269






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