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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.

Civilian Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager

The Civilian Domestic Violence Advocacy Program was established in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, respond to victims of domestic violence, and create increased access points for services to those experiencing intimate partner violence. DOVE’s Civilian Domestic Violence Advocates (CDVA) are based in Quincy, Braintree, Dedham, Holbrook, Milton, Norwood, Randolph and Weymouth Police Departments. They work with victims identified through police domestic violence calls and offer information about safety planning, as well as provide emotional support and restraining order assistance and a variety of other advocacy services. In addition, CDVA staff also solicit feedback from victims about the police department personnel’s responses to the incident, and they use this information to improve training and protocols for law enforcement personnel.  The Civilian Domestic Violence Advocate Program Manager is responsible for program oversight and management. Additionally, the Program Manager works with victims/survivors; supports the efforts of DOVE and its partner Police Departments in meeting the needs of victims/survivors; and perform regular reporting. 

Community Advocate & LGBQ/T Outreach & Resource Specialist

The Community Advocate & LGBQ/T Outreach & Resource Specialist 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 Specialist will work with clients in both individual and group settings, providing crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, safety planning, and education on many issues related to domestic and dating violence. The Specialist works in a team with other community-based advocates, attorneys, and interns, as well as shelter staff. Further, the Specialist will conduct outreach to the LGBQ/T community of the South Shore, utilizing expertise on the specific needs of the queer and trans communities to serve as a liaison and foster partnerships with the community. While DOVE recognizes the role will likely closely intertwine with the employee’s identities, the expectation is not that they will bear responsibility for internal education within the program or organization. Rather, all of DOVE’s staff work collaboratively to evaluate, design, and practice services which meet the needs of marginalized survivors, including LGBQ/T survivors. This position reports to the Director of Community Services and will also work closely with members of the Outreach Team.

DV Advocate/Residential Family Support Specialist

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. 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. Additionally, the Advocate/RFS Specialist will serve as a liaison and advocate with community service providers to secure resources and ensure services for children/families both living within the residential program, those who have moved into off-site apartments, and those who have moved on to other safe housing, if they choose to seek continued support from DOVE and as staff capacity allows. The Advocate/RFS Specialist will also build and maintain connections with local resources and family support networks. Further, the Advocate/RFS Specialist will plan and implement programs and services including support and activity groups for adults and children, presentations by outside providers, House Meetings and other activities.

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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