Ruth's Cottage & The Patticake House

To apply for an open position with Ruth's Cottage and The Patticake House, please complete the form provided and include; 
1. Original cover letter expressing why you are a good candidate for the job and why you are applying.
2. Resume that includes at least four references (two professional, two personal) that have email addresses and/or
daytime phone numbers.
3. For applicants with college experience, submit transcripts. Non-certified is acceptable.

You may also email your documents directly to [email protected] or send all information via postal service to P.O. Box 2727, Tifton, GA 31793.

Applicants who make it to interview stage will be notified. Note that all applicants considered for employment must
pass a background check, physical and drug screen. New hires must sign a confidentiality statement and participate in
all required training for their position.

Current Positions Available

Legal Advocate

General Job Description
Hired by the Executive Director but is supervised by the Senior Legal Advocate providing comprehensive legal advocacy services for victims who seek help through crisis calls to Ruth’s Cottage. Coordinates with and is a liaison for the courts, law enforcement and medical providers to expedite and improve services to both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. The Legal Advocate will work with the courts and law enforcement personnel to assist victims of family violence and sexual assault while educating the community on domestic violence.

Qualifications for Position
• Completion of a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED) as minimum, four year college degree preferred.
• Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Requires ability to follow the law and agency policies and procedures.
• Criminal justice experience preferred.
• Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.
• Conducting business with professional demeanor and ability to maintain client confidentiality at all times.
• Computer skills sufficient to participate in webinars, utilize work email, and enter data into the program management software program.
• Demonstrates ability to work on a team.
• Prioritization skills required.
• Ability to dress professionally, courtroom appropriate.
• Passage of physical exam and a criminal record check are a required before beginning work.

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards

• Provide immediate crisis intervention and make decisions as to admittance to temporary shelters and will assist victims in obtaining whatever services are deemed necessary, including rape crisis advocacy.
• Explain the range of options to victims such as Temporary Protective Orders, warrants, restraining orders, stalking orders, safety plans, etc. and providing assistance as applicable.
• Offer emergency food, clothing, and/or shelter.
• Explain victim rights and help the victim choose the proper proceeding to obtain the relief needed.
• Provide brochures and/or general information about the criminal justice process.
• Assist the victim in completing necessary forms and accompanying them to interviews, walking the victim through the process from the clerk, to the judge, back to the clerk and then to the sheriff.
• Communicating information about case status and scheduled court proceedings.
• Provide options for transportation to hearings.
• Provide information on case progress and disposition.
• Accompaniment to forensic examination when applicable.
• Provide victim compensation information.
• Provide prevention services aimed at re-victimization.
• Providing information about contact persons at jails, District Attorney’s Office, and/or Solicitor’s Offices.
• Assist in follow-up hearings.
• Coordinate services with the appropriate victim-witness offices and explain community options such as support services and shelters.
• Do goal specific follow up with victims to ensure continuum of care.
• Develop and enhance data collection and communications systems to link to police, prosecutors and courts for the purpose of identify and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions and convictions for domestic violence crimes.
• Provide a means of maintaining accurate statistics of domestic violence cases. Be proficient in Apricot software program and enter data in a timely and precise manner.
• Submit timely and accurate CJCC Time Sheets.
• Participate in any local task force or other community organizations or groups involved in family violence prevention.
• Works with staff on activities and planning for outreach to underserved populations.
• Attend agency staff meetings.
• Provide presentations/trainings on DV and legal advocacy to community and law enforcement personnel.
• Assist with planning and carrying out all Domestic Violence Prevention Month activities.
• Receive a minimum of 15 hours of training prior to beginning work with a total of 34 hours training in year one of employment. After the first year, receive a minimum of 15 hours of training annually. .

COMPENSATION

Full Time Exempt with Benefits
Salary Range $24,640 - $35,000

 PT Legal Advocate
General Job Description

Hired by the Executive Director but is supervised by the Assistant Director providing comprehensive legal advocacy services for victims who seek help through crisis calls to Ruth’s Cottage.  Coordinates with and is a liaison for the courts, law enforcement and medical providers to expedite and improve services to both domestic violence and sexual assault victims.  The Legal Advocate will work with the courts and law enforcement personnel to assist victims of family violence and sexual assault while educating the community on domestic violence.

 

Qualifications for Position

  • Completion of a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED) as minimum, four year college degree preferred.  

  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Requires ability to follow the law and agency policies and procedures.  

  • Criminal justice experience preferred.

  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish preferred.

  • Conducting business with professional demeanor and ability to maintain client confidentiality at all times.  

  • Computer skills sufficient to participate in webinars, utilize work email, and enter data into the program management software program.   

  • Demonstrates ability to work on a team.

  • Prioritization skills required.

  • Ability to dress professionally, courtroom appropriate.  

  • Passage of physical exam and a criminal record check are a required before beginning work.  

  • Dependable transportation and valid GA Driver’s License    

 

*Primary Job Responsibilities*

  • Input data into the Apricot management software program in a timely and precise manner.

  • Make client intake folders.

  • Conduct quality assurance/compliance activities to ensure client folders are following federal grant guidelines.

  • Setup appointments for Legal Advocates with clients.

  • Make client follow-up

    • calls.

    • Outreach intake calls.

    Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards

     

    • Provide immediate crisis intervention and make decisions as to admittance to temporary shelters and will assist victims in obtaining whatever services are deemed necessary, including rape crisis advocacy.

    • Explain the range of options to victims such as Temporary Protective Orders, warrants, restraining orders, stalking orders, safety plans, etc. and providing assistance as applicable.

    • Offer emergency food, clothing, and/or shelter.

    • Explain victim rights and help the victim choose the proper proceeding to obtain the relief needed.

    • Provide brochures and/or general information about the criminal justice process.

    • Assist the victim in completing necessary forms and accompanying them to interviews, walking the victim through the process from the clerk, to the judge, back to the clerk and then to the sheriff.

    • Communicating information about case status and scheduled court proceedings.

    • Provide options for transportation to hearings.

    • Provide information on case progress and disposition.  

    • Accompaniment to forensic examination when applicable.

    • Provide victim compensation information.

    • Provide prevention services aimed at re-victimization.

    • Providing information about contact persons at jails, District Attorney’s Office, and/or Solicitor’s Offices.

    • Assist in follow-up hearings.

    • Coordinate services with the appropriate victim-witness offices and explain community options such as support services and shelters.

    • Do goal specific follow up with victims to ensure continuum of care.

    • Develop and enhance data collection and communications systems to link to police, prosecutors and courts for the purpose of identify and tracking arrests, protection orders, violations of protection orders, prosecutions and convictions for domestic violence crimes.

    • Provide a means of maintaining accurate statistics of domestic violence cases. Be proficient in Apricot software program and enter data in a timely and precise manner.  

    • Submit timely and accurate CJCC Time Sheets.

    • Participate in any local task force or other community organizations or groups involved in family violence prevention.

    • Works with staff on activities and planning for outreach to underserved populations.

    • Attend agency staff meetings.

    • Provide presentations/trainings on DV and legal advocacy to community and law enforcement personnel.

    • Assist with planning and carrying out all Domestic Violence Prevention Month activities.   

    • Receive a minimum of 15 hours of training prior to beginning work with a total of 34 hours training in year one of employment.  After the first year, receive a minimum of 15 hours of training annually.  

COMPENSATION

Hourly, Non-Exempt with no Benefits -  Flexible; 20 hours per week

Hourly Rate Range:  $11.85 - $12.50

Sexual Assault Advocate


General Job Description

Responsible for sexual assault victim calls and direct service to victims of sexual assault during shift, maintaining constant coverage of the crisis line.  Direct service to include meeting victims as needed in the community and offering supportive services.  Employed by the Executive Director but reports to the Sexual Assault Program Manager for guidance, supervision and evaluation.     

 

Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Completion of a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED).required.

  • Bi-Lingual (English-Spanish) preferred.

  • Computer skills sufficient to participate in webinars, utilize work email, and enter data into the Apricot program management software program accurately and timely.   

  • Working knowledge of sexual assault and advocacy of its survivors.   

  • Ability to work sensitively with traumatized assault survivors.

  • Ability to work well independently with integrity and as a team member.

  • Experience working with culturally diverse staff, volunteers and clients.

  • Ability to work 12 hour shifts and respond to emergency calls.  

  • Dependable transportation and valid GA Driver’s License    

  • CPR and First Aid training preferred or will be mandated initial training.

  • A physical exam and criminal record check are required prior to shift work.

 

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards

  • Provide sexual assault advocacy service to survivors during shift, supporting the  Crisis Line at all times.

  • Document in a timely and accurate manner all sexual assault advocacy services.

  • Provide advocacy based counseling to victims of sexual assault in an emergency setting.

  • Serve as a relief for the Sexual Assault Program Manager during the week if needed.

  • Participate in scheduled staff meetings and communicate pertinent client  information to the Sexual Assault Program Manager.

  • Attend all trainings required by the organization.

  • Adhere to agency policies and work rules including confidentiality, child abuse reporting and code of ethics.  Maintain professional boundaries with sexual assault survivors.   

  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the Sexual Assault Advocacy Program Manager/Executive Director/Assistant Director.

 

COMPENSATION

Hourly, Non-Exempt with no Benefits -  PRN, Predominantly Weekend 12 Hour Shifts

Hourly Rate Range:  $10.00 - $15.00

Shelter Advocate

General Job Description

Responsible for shelter activities and direct service to residents during shift, maintaining constant coverage of the crisis line and shelter, and ensuring safety at the shelter. Employed by the Executive Director but reports to the Shelter Manager for guidance and supervision and evaluation.

Qualifications for Position
• Bachelor’s degree preferred. Completion of a high school or general equivalency diploma (GED).required.
• Bi-Lingual (Spanish) preferred.
• Basic computer skills (email, data entry).
• Working knowledge of domestic violence and women's issues.
• Ability to work sensitively with traumatized populations, including children.
• Ability to work well independently with integrity and as a team member.
• Experience working with culturally diverse staff, volunteers and residents.
• Dependable transportation and valid GA Driver’s License
• CPR and First Aid training preferred or will be mandated initial training.
• A physical exam and criminal record check are required prior to shift work.

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards
• Provide shelter service to residents on a regular 12-hour shift, including staffing of the Crisis Line at all times.
• Document shelter activities in logbook, including resident logs and records..
• Screen referrals and admit incoming residents per resident intake guidelines; coordinate delivery of resident with law enforcement; have all
applicable forms signed, assign room, and explain House Rules & Regulations.
• Provide advocacy based counseling to victims of abuse in an emergency setting.
• Provide crisis intervention and conflict resolution with resident.
• Model non-violent conflict resolution and use non-violent forms of guidance.
• Model and actively promote positive, nurturing interactions between adults and children in shelter.
• Assign duties to residents and monitor task completion.
• Conduct a House Meeting with residents each weekend to determine scheduling/activities for the weekend and to review house guidelines.
• Arrange essential resident transportation.
• Proper and timely documentation all program services into the Apricot software data management system.
• Promote cooperative and sharing relationships among residents.
• Maintain safety and security of shelter. Conduct house security checks of the premises with hourly walk through and documentation.
• Perform routine chores and cleaning tasks assigned by shift to ensure safety and cleanliness of the shelter
• Remain knowledgeable of shelter and agency guidelines and procedures so that independent decisions may be made in emergency as well as daily situations.
• Complete exit surveys for residents moving out of the shelter. Check rooms before residents leave and prepare for new guests.
• Complete all paperwork by end of your shift.
• Maintain shelter residential and office spaces: stock supplies, stock personal care supplies, identify forms that need copying, create new resident files, shred documents, etc. as specified by the Shelter Manager.
• Participation in scheduled staff meetings and communication of pertinent resident information to the Resident Services Advocate and Shelter Manager.
• Attend all trainings required by the organization.
• Adhere to agency policies and work rules including confidentiality, child abuse reporting and code of ethics. Maintain professional boundaries with shelter residents.
• Other duties and projects as assigned.

COMPENSATION
Part-time Hourly /PRN, Non Exempt, No Benefits
Pay Range Hourly ($8.50 - $12.00)
Weekends and On Call Weekly

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For help in a domestic violence crisis:
CALL 1.800.33.HAVEN - (800.334.2836) or the Local 24/7 Hotline at 229.388.1541
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