Director of Residential Services

The Director of Residential Services works with the Residential Services Staff to oversee and implement the daily operations and programming of the emergency shelter as well as transitional housing apartments, in keeping with the mission and stated goals of the organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: recruitment, hiring, scheduling, supervision, professional development, and evaluation of Advocates (3) Residential Services Staff, Interns, and volunteers; program development, implementation, tracking, and evaluation; and property/facilities maintenance and management. The Director works closely with the Executive Director to grow, adapt, and evaluate, DOVE’s services and programming.  The Director of Residential Services is a member of DOVE's Leadership Team.

Community Economic Advocacy & Resource Specialist
(Bilingual/Bicultural preferred)

The Community Economic Advocacy & Resource Specialist (CEARS) is part of DOVE’s team of advocates responsible for the provision of services for individuals seen primarily through DOVE’s Community-Based program.  The CEARS will work with clients in both individual and group settings, providing case management, housing search support, systems navigation, advocacy, and education on many issues related to domestic and dating violence.  The CEARS works in a team with other community-based advocates, attorneys, and interns, as well as shelter staff. 

Staff Attorney, Family Law
(Bilingual/Bicultural preferred)

The Family Law Staff Attorney is responsible for providing information, pro se assistance, and representation to victims of domestic violence seeking legal assistance in family law and restraining order matters. They are also responsible for assisting the LAP in outreach and relationship-building within DOVE’s catchment area and within the legal community, facilitating legal trainings, and developing the LAP’s policies, procedures, and goals, and tracking the success and outcomes of the program.

DV Advocate/Transitional Housing Support Specialist (Full-Time)

DOVE seeks an experienced and passionate DV Shelter Advocate/Transitional Housing Support Specialist (“Advocate/THS Specialist”) to strengthen our programming and services for transitional housing and offsite shelter program participants. DOVE’s Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing programs provide short-term emergency shelter and housing immediately after emergency shelter for adults and their children seeking safety and support from domestic violence. DOVE’s residential programs are gender-inclusive serving women, men, and survivors who identify as gender expansive or non-binary. The DV Shelter Advocate/THS Specialist provides a range of residential support and services for adult survivors of domestic violence and their children living in DOVE managed offsite apartments as they transition into permanent housing on their own. The Advocate/THS Specialist works in a team with several other staff, providing general support and assistance, crisis response and prevention to hotline callers. Further, they work with transitional housing program participants on risk assessment and safety planning, as well as assisting with basic needs.

Additionally, the Advocate/THS Specialist will serve as a liaison and advocate with Saheli Boston PPs/clients living in similar offsite apartments managed by DOVE. Further, the Advocate/THS Specialist will build and maintain relationships and a knowledge base of community service providers to support in providing ongoing or continued services for transitional housing Program Participants (PPs) and set them up for success as they adjust and work towards transition to living on their own. The Advocate/THS Specialist will also build and maintain connections with local resources and family support networks.

Residential Support Staff (Part-Time):
Evening, Weekend, Overnight, and Some Weekdays

Residential Support Staff (RSS) provide crisis intervention and management, intakes, safety planning, emotional support, advocacy and support for basic needs to shelter program participants and hotline callers. Staff are permitted to sleep during overnight shifts when specific conditions are met; staff must awaken to answer the 24-hour hotline and respond to needs of shelter program participants. In addition to regular weekly shifts, the incumbent may have the opportunity to pick up other shifts during the week as other staff seek coverage.

Compensation and Benefits:

DOVE is committed to working for social and economic justice, working with engaged and dedicated colleagues, and providing and ensuring training and education in best practices as well as professional development opportunities. As an organization we hold openness to innovation, and we seek the opportunity and resources to do meaningful, impactful work. Benefits consistent with personnel policy:

  • Paid time off: Vacation (3 weeks in Year 1, increases at Year 3), Personal Days (3 days/year),
    Sick time (12 days/year), and 13 Holidays

  • Insurance coverage (70% Health/Dental and PFML, 100% Short-Term Disability and Life)

  • Option to utilize Flexible Spending Account and/or Dependency Care Account

  • Opportunity for individual to establish and contribute to retirement account; employer match up to 4% beginning January 1, 2023.

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