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Center for Hope and 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.

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Housekeeper/Maintenance Worker

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


  • 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.


  • 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 


$18-$20 per hour

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


Paid time off, pension plan and EAP program.


$15.00 per hour

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Housing Counselor – Part Time

We’re currently seeking a knowledgeable individual to provide housing or other placements to our clients.


  • Solicit and accept referrals and then provide full housing coordination and placement assistance to individuals or families.
  • Conduct educational workshops and schedule outside speakers on housing needs and searches, financial matters, budgeting, search methods, housing opportunities, state rental laws, and entitlement issues.
  • Escort and drive clients to housing/apartment interviews and make post-placement visits on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with brokers, linkage agencies, referral sources and city agencies.
  • Compile data and record contacts with clients, apartment owners, agencies and community resources.


  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Business, Finance, Housing, Real Estate or related field required, but will consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective case management and handle a large caseload required
  • Excellent customer service, communication (written and verbal), computer (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint Google Suite, Internet, general database programs), public speaking and organizational skills necessary
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Experience delivering housing programs in one-on-one and group settings preferred
  • Experience with real estate education, counseling, Federal housing programs highly desirable
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Korean a plus
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed to meet the needs of clients


$22.00 – $24.00 per hour

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Development and Communications Assistant



  • Work with Director of Development to coordinate a cohesive communications program and calendar, including email blasts and social media.
  • Update and maintain the organization’s website.
  • Create flyers and other promotional materials, utilizing Canva.

Volunteer Management

  • Recruit volunteers via schools, social organizations, houses of worship and businesses.
  • Develop volunteer opportunities in collaboration with the CHS team. 
  • Schedule all volunteer assignments and coordinate assignments with organization’s program supervisors. 
  • Maintain volunteer information in database including volunteer activities and hours. Generate volunteer statistics as needed.
  • Schedule and coordinate 40-hour domestic violence training for volunteers and review and update training modules as needed.
  • Participate in, and recruit volunteers for, advocacy activities and community education events/fairs.
  • Plan and execute volunteer recognition events. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Supervise students and volunteers assigned to projects under your direction.
  • Provide general office administration support as necessary.
  • Coordinate special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as requested.


  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree highly preferred
  • Excellent written communications skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Familiarity with Constant Contact or another email-marketing program preferred. Experience with WordPress and Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends, as needed

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

This position is a hybrid position, with most work being able to be done from a home office. Must be able to be in our Rochelle Park office for weekly team meetings and to supervise volunteers, as needed.

Salary: $40,000 annually/35 hours a week

To apply, email your resume to:


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.


  • 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,

For general internship inquiries, please email our Director of Programs at