Full- and Part-time Openings
Legal Advocate (Bilingual Spanish)
This non-attorney position provides high-quality legal advocacy-related support to victims and survivors of domestic violence and case managers. Legal advocacy focuses on keeping survivors safe as they navigate the district, probate, and law-enforcement legal systems, and includes assessments, supports and referrals. Three to five years experience in domestic violence-related legal settings, including 209A, no-abuse orders and probate issues, and bilingual Spanish written and verbal proficiency required. The Legal Advocate will have a passionate interest in the legal rights of survivors of abuse; strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to troubleshoot, assess and be comfortable with multitasking; and experience developing and maintaining strategic community collaborations.
Part-time Immigration Advocate (Bilingual)
This non-attorney position provides high-quality immigration-related legal advocacy supports to victims and survivors of domestic violence and case management staff, and supports the organization’s collaborative work with law enforcement, the courts and attorneys. Bilingual written and verbal proficiency required and above average knowledge of immigration-related issues for survivors of domestic violence, including VAWA petitions, U and T visas, and the associated tools and resources available. Must have a passionate interest in the legal rights of immigrant survivors of abuse; a commitment to be trained as a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative for clients; the ability to troubleshoot, assess, monitor and maintain a caseload, and develop and maintain strategic community collaborations; strong written and verbal communication skills; and exemplary attention to detail.
Part-time Overnight, Weekend and As-needed Emergency Housing Relief Staff
Various weekday overnight shifts (Monday – Thursday 8 p.m.-6 a.m.), weekends (Friday evenings and overnight; Saturday and Sunday (7 a.m.– 3 p.m.; 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; 9 p.m.-7 a.m.) and as-needed relief staff to provide high-quality support to survivors and their children in short-term emergency housing. Answer hotline; perform entry and exit assessments; collect accurate data and provide shift reports; support clean and well-maintained facility. Experience assessing emergencies and providing crisis support. Excellent communication skills and sensitivity to domestic violence. Bilingual/bicultural preferred.
Hourly Part-time Children’s Support Staff
Hourly workers for morning, afternoon, evening and as-needed to provide activities for children. Experience interacting with children of all ages and providing structured activities. Reliable work history and sensitivity to domestic violence.
The ideal candidates will have a strong knowledge of resources in Chelsea, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston and Charlestown. They will be able to balance their love of being part of a mission-centered team with working independently; have exceptional assessment, listening, communication, problem-solving and de-escalation skills; be highly creative, flexible and adaptive; and have a deep understanding of culturally relevant, strength-based strategies within an economic and social-justice framework for working with survivors, the broader community and other members of the HarborCOV team.
Harbor Communities Overcoming Violence (HarborCOV) is an innovative nonprofit organization that offers culturally relevant emergency and longer-term resources, and affordable housing for survivors of domestic violence and their children, while educating the public about the causes and consequences of domestic violence.
HarborCOV values diverse life experience and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. People who are bilingual/bicultural, of color, Native/Indigenous, with disabilities and/or identifying as LGBQT are strongly encouraged to apply.
Send cover letter & résumé to:
PO Box 505754
Chelsea, MA 02150
No phone calls.