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9 Apr 2022

Full-Time Community and Legal Advocate

New Hope Midcoast – Posted by hiringcommittee@newhopemidcoast.org Bath, Maine, United States

Job Description

We’re Hiring!

Exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic community organization committed to improving the lives of those we serve.  New Hope Midcoast is a domestic violence resource center that offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  We also provide educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer, healthier future.

We currently have an opening for a Community and Legal Advocate in our Bath office.  The Community and Legal Advocate is responsible for providing direct services such as crisis intervention, support group facilitation, legal advocacy, information and referrals to victims of domestic abuse, and collaboration with law enforcement, and covers all of Sagadahoc County.

 

  • We seek a candidate with effective listening, oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with adults
  • Group facilitation skills and experience
  • Knowledge of local social service, criminal justice, and health systems
  • Comfortable working with people experiencing substance use disorder, mental health concerns, or who are facing legal challenges
  • Organized, with strong attention to detail and a structured way of approaching tasks
  • Comfortable working independently, with limited day-to-day supervision
  • Basic computer skills (working knowledge of Microsoft, Apple, Google suite, and Zoom helpful but not required)

Qualifications:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possession of a valid and active Maine driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and adequate insurance, or access to reliable transportation

Additional Job Information:

  • Full-time (40 hr) position located in Bath, ME (temporarily remote)
  • Starting at $19.00/hr with excellent benefits as well as mileage reimbursement

How to Apply

How to apply: We strongly encourage those with the following identities to apply: Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with intersecting identities - LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people, people living with disabilities and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities. All applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter to: hiringcommittee@newhopemidcoast.org. Please add “Community and Legal Advocate” to the subject field. After reviewing applications, we will contact selected applicants for interviews. Applications for this position will be accepted until a suitable candidate it found.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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