Director of Legal Services

The Director, Legal Advocacy Program is responsible for the oversight and daily operations of the Legal Advocacy Program, as well as providing leadership for the program and relationship-building with colleagues and supporters to that end.  The Director provides supervision of the LAP attorneys (4), interns and fellows; provides legal representation, advice, pro se assistance, referrals, and other legal services to LAP clients; manages program development; conducts outreach to and relationship-building with the legal community; facilitates legal trainings; and manages grant-writing and -reporting. Expertise in housing and benefits, immigration, and/or family law is required.  The Director of Legal Services is a member of DOVE's Leadership Team.

Residential Family Support Specialist/DV Advocate

DOVE seeks an experienced and passionate DV Advocate/Residential Family Support Specialist (“Advocate/RFS Specialist”) to strengthen our programming and services for emergency shelter and transitional living program participants. DOVE’s Emergency Shelter and off-site transitional living apartments provide short-term emergency shelter for adults and their children seeking safety and support from domestic violence. DOVE’s emergency shelter is gender-inclusive serving women, men, and survivors who identify as gender expansive or non-binary. The DV Shelter Advocate/RFS Specialist provides a range of in-shelter residential support and services for adult survivors of domestic violence and their children who are living in DOVE’s congregate living and those living in DOVE-managed off-site apartments, as they transition into permanent housing on their own. The Advocate/RFS 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 residential services program participants on risk assessment and safety planning, as well as assisting with basic needs.

Residential Support Staff (PT): 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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