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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.

To join our team, please send your resume to the contact listed under each specific job posting. 

Development and Communications Assistant

Reports to: Director of Development

Job Summary: In this role, you will coordinate the organization’s volunteer and communications program, assist with fundraising events and perform administrative tasks.



  • 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:


Residential Clinical Case Manager

We are seeking a compassionate individual to perform case management to our residential clients.


  • Assist in completing psychosocial intake with new clients.
  • Provide de-escalation to clients during crisis and provide on-call phone crisis support if needed.
  • Work with clients one-on-one or in groups to provide coaching in the areas of independent living/self-sufficiency skills including but not limited to: budgeting, financial planning, shopping, meal planning, personal organization, etc. Facilitate or co-facilitate groups with supervisor or other team members.
  • Meet with clients weekly and/or bi-weekly in-person, in the community or office, via zoom, or phone, as deemed appropriate by the needs of the clients.
  • Provide advocacy work as needed (i.e.: legal, police, medical, etc.) which Includes collaboration with the legal team and other collaterals done in correlation with the prescribed goal plan.
  • Accompany clients to court, welfare appointments, apartment search field visits, and other case management appointments.
  • Refer and collaborate with community service agencies as appropriate. Provide outreach activities in the community to assist the supervisor or director as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related required
  • Minimum one year of intensive case management experience required
  • Must have flexibility to be available in evenings and/or weekend, if needed, to meet the needs of the clients
  • Strong communication, organizational and computer skills essential
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car necessary

To apply, email your resume to:

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

To apply, email your resume to:

Residential Assistants – Full Time

We have an immediate need for a Residential Assistant who is available to work any shift (8am-4pm; 4pm-midnight and midnight-8am) as needed.


  • Oversee social services operations, including call screenings, food sorting and paperwork and monitoring residents lunch and dinner distribution.
  • Guiding and monitoring clients chores and organizing client transportation.
  • Providing directions and information to clients on daily chores and food schedule, and implementing house rules.


  • Minimum High School Diploma required; Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, basic Excel and overall Google searched. Bachelor’s degree or Associates degree in Human Services plus one-year related work experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate with clients in a respectful and compassionate manner.
  • Driver’s license and own car required
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • Strong organizational, communication, and computer skills required
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Up to $15 per hour

To apply, email your resume to: or


Center for Hope and 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 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. 

Development Internship

Center for Hope and Safety seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills. The internship requires a minimum of 10-15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:00pm). The internship will run from January 2022- June 2022.


  • Assisting with gift acknowledgement process
  • Special writing projects (newsletter articles, social networking blogs, etc.)
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Data entry and updates
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Creating and updating Development Department plans and calendar
  • Assist with special event projects (planning and onsite)

Candidates must possess strong writing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive school credit.

Center for Hope and Safety is currently utilizing a hybrid model of work, with some time in the office and some remote. We are open to a hybrid model for this position as well. Masks are required to be worn while in the office.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to: Elizabeth Campbell, Director of Development,

Legal Internship

The Legal Department at Center for Hope and 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 and 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