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.

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

 

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

General Job Description

Under the supervision of the Executive Director provides comprehensive sexual assault advocacy services for survivors who seek help through crisis calls to Ruth’s Cottage.  Coordinates with and is a liaison for the courts, law enforcement, medical and mental health providers to expedite and improve services to sexual assault survivors.  The Sexual Assault Program Manager will work with the courts, law enforcement and medical personnel to assist survivors of sexual assault while educating the community on SA. The manager will also supervise other sexual assault advocates in the program and be responsible for the APRICOT software program data of services and those of the sexual assault advocacy program staff.  The SAPM will be active on the Sexual Assault Response Team for the Tifton Judicial Circuit.  

 

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 as well as organizational excellence.

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

  • Advocacy experience preferred particularly in working with victims of sexual assault.

  • 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.   

  • Ability to be on call Monday 8 AM through Friday 5 PM, 24 hours a day.  

  • Supervisory skills with team leadership abilities.    

  • Ability to assess and prioritize tasks.

  • Crisis management and good judgment.

  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic.

  • Ability to dress professionally.  

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

 

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards

  • Provide immediate crisis intervention for survivors of sexual assault and advocate on behalf of sexual assault survivors in obtaining whatever services are deemed necessary.

  • Explain the range of options to survivors.

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

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

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

  • Assist the survivor in completing necessary forms and accompanying them to all interviews and other appointments necessary.

  • 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.

  • Provide survivor compensation information, assist with application and provide follow up support.

  • Provide prevention services aimed at keeping the survivor free of future victimization.  

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

  • Assist in any follow-up hearings.

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

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

  • Provide a means of maintaining accurate statistics of sexual assault cases. Be proficient in APRICOT software program.

  • Train and supervise the part time sexual assault advocates.    

  • Participate in the local SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) any other local task force or other community organizations or groups involved in family violence prevention.

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

  • Attend agency staff meetings, particularly Manager Meetings.

  • Serves as a member of the RCPCH Management Team.  

  • Provide presentations/trainings on sexual assault, educating members of the community at large and specifically including law enforcement personnel, college and high school students.  

  • Working with the Executive Director and Sexual Assault Program Committee on developing Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities.   

  • Assist with planning and carrying out all RCPCH outreach and education 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

Salaried, Non-Exempt with Benefits – 40 Hours per Week

Salary Range: $30,000 TO $45,000

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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