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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Center for Hope & Safety is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disability, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To join our team, please apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety.

      Residential Assistants – Full Time and Part Time, Days and Evenings

      We have the following openings available at our residential facility from 8am-4pm and 4pm-midnight, including weekends and Holidays

      • Full-Time, 35 hours/week (full benefits) 
      • Part-Time, 20 hours/week (partial benefits)
      • Part-Time, 7-14 hours/week (limited benefits)

      Responsibilities:

      • Oversee social services operations, including call screenings, food sorting and paperwork and monitoring residents lunch and dinner distribution.
      • Guide and monitor clients’ chores and organize client transportation.
      • Provide directions and information to clients on daily chores and food schedule, and implement house rules.

      Requirements:

      • Minimum High School Diploma required; Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Human Services plus one-year related work experience preferred.
      • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, basic Excel and overall Google searches.
      • Ability to communicate with clients in a respectful and compassionate manner essential.
      • Driver’s license and own car required
      • Bilingual Spanish a plus.
      • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

      Salary:

      $18.00 per hour

      Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safe

      Housekeeper/Maintenance Worker

      In this role, you will provide cleaning and maintenance for a residential facility dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence.

       Responsibilities:

      • Remove trash, clean, vacuum, sweep and mop offices, staff bathroom and conference room.
      • Breakdown cardboard daily and drop-off of all recycling.
      • Perform general housekeeping and light maintenance duties such as dusting; washing inside windows; cleaning client bathrooms; changing light bulbs; unclogging toilets, tubs, and sinks; assembling small furniture; and painting.
      • Maintain property landscaping.
      • Assist with moving and transporting items to outside locations.
      • Assist Property Manager with annual maintenance schedule of the furnace, air conditioning systems, sprinklers, fire extinguishers, etc.
      • Shovel snow and salt all walkways and steps.
      • Clean, vacuum, wash, service, and repair company vehicles.

       Requirements:

      • HS Diploma required
      • Minimum one (1) year of housekeeping experience preferred
      • Minimum two (2) years’ maintenance experience preferred
      • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds a must
      • Strong communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills necessary
      • Valid driver’s license and car required 

       Salary:

      $18-$20 per hour

      Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety.

       

      Stocker – Part Time

       In this role working Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings from 3pm-11pm or 4pm-midnight at our residential facility, you will receive food & household deliveries and stock the facility.

      Responsibilities:

      • Carry and stock items in refrigerators, freezer, pantry, shelves and basement.
      • Place boxes in recycling shed.
      • Assemble perishables/non-perishables food boxes.

      Requirements:

      • High School diploma required
      • Previous stocking experience a plus
      • Must be a motivated self-starter capable of working independently
      • Ability to push, lift, carry boxes and carts up to 50 pounds required

      Salary: $18.00 per hour

       Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety

       

      Cook – Part Time

      We are seeking an innovative individual to cook meals on site for 20-40 adults and children, based on state guidelines. You may also participate in shelter operations relating to residents’ daily activities and general operational logistics, if needed.

      Responsibilities:

      • Plan weekly menu of nutritious meals and food for residents, as per state guidelines.
      • Monitor and oversee food safety, including storage at proper temperature and attention to expiration dates.
      • Maintain cleanliness of all cooking supplies, utensils, kitchen area, dining area, and pantry.
      • Uphold kitchen safety, including proper stove use and handling of sharp utensils and heavy items such as large pots and pans.
      • Responsible for inventory management and shopping. Support in ordering food and supplies per budget.
      • Pick-up and deliver to various program sites, as needed.

      Requirements:

      • Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree in Human Services preferred
      • Minimum 1-3 years of related experience with ServSafe/Food Handler’s Certificate required
      • Knowledge of nutrition and meal prep desired
      • Driver’s license and own car required
      • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

      Benefits:

      Paid time off, pension plan and EAP program.

      Salary:

      $15.00 per hour

      Apply on indeed.com at https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Center-For-Hope-and-Safety

      INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

      Center for Hope & Safety offers volunteer, unpaid internships (both full- and part-time) during the spring, summer, and fall. College credit can be arranged. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

      Center for Hope & Safety is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disability, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 

      Legal Internship

      The Legal Department at Center for Hope & Safety is seeking a 1L, graduate level intern, or undergraduate students with relevant experience for the 2021-2022 school year.  The Legal Intern works within the legal departments provides assistance to victims of intimate partner violence seeking legal services, including restraining orders, custody, divorce and immigration.  They will be supervised by the Senior Attorney, Katheryn Miller, Esq. and will work with the other attorneys and legal support staff. The Legal Advocate provides legal information, referrals, and advocacy to clients.  They will conduct intakes, assist the attorneys with aspects of representation including discovery and trial preparation, provide referrals for clients, and participates in the identification of systemic obstacles for victims of intimate partner violence, and assists in formulating a plan and strategies for the removal of those obstacles.  The Legal Intern must be willing to commit to 14-15 hours per week and a full year, with exclusions for winter break and holidays.  The Legal Intern will be able to interact with clients firsthand, and gain valuable knowledge about intimate partner violence, family and immigration law.  They will work in supportive environment and help advocate for justice.

      Primary Responsibilities:

      • Conduct intakes, including a lethality assessment, and provide legal information, referrals, and advocacy services to victims of intimate partner violence.
      • Assist the attorneys who help victims of intimate partner violence to complete pleadings, divorce and custody complaints and answers, and other legal documents.
      • Explain how to file for a restraining order and how to file criminal charges.
      • Advocate orally and in writing on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence in various environments.
      • Assist in trial preparation under the supervision of an attorney.
      • Accompany clients to court for civil and criminal proceedings if necessary.
      • Assist attorneys by conducting intakes, answering phones, and other duties as assigned.
      • Accurately input and retrieve information from database in a timely manner.
      • Update electronic shared calendar regarding client intakes and upcoming trial proceedings.
      • Acquire and maintain knowledge of family and intimate partner violence law.
      • Provide back-up to support staff.

      Skills:

      • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
      • Bachelor’s degree, 1L, or equivalent advocacy experience.
      • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to assist and advocate on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence in various environments.
      • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including clients, Center for Hope & Safety staff, and members of the community.
      • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at one time.
      • Computer literate (MS Word, internet, email).
      • Ability to advocate on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.
      • Ability to master information technology by accurately inputting and retrieving information from the computer for data entry, word processing, calendar management, e-mailing, and other functions in a timely manner.
      • Ability to effectively respond to high volume of cases in a timely manner.

      To apply, email your resume to: Katheryn Miller, Esq. Senior Attorney, Katheryn@hopeandsafetynj.org

      For general internship inquiries, please email our Director of Programs at Mira@hopeandsafetynj.org