Job Location: Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter (northern Rhode Island, North Smithfield area)

Position: Part-time – Evening and weekend hours required

Reports to: Director of Shelter Operations

Salary: $16/an hour

Basic Function: Responsible for the overnight and/or daily operation of Sojourner House’s Shelter(s), which include a Safe House, shelter for victims of trafficking, and shelter for male-identified victims, as well as the helpline, creating an atmosphere of advocacy where guests are able to heal and redirect their lives.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment at the shelter facility.
  • Provide all temporary guests of the shelter with the support and assistance they need including emotional support, education on domestic violence, in adjusting to their new environment.
  • Answer the helpline providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral information to clients.
  • Perform intake interviews and refer cases to full-time case managers if the shelter is the appropriate place for the client. If so, orient the client to the facility. If not, direct the client to the appropriate services available to them.
  • Support clients to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc. Support their work towards their personal goals.
  • Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.
  • Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.
  • Maintain communication with other shelter staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Two to three years in human services, domestic violence experience preferred.
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills.
  • Bilingual preferred.
  • Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Reliability.
  • Must pass BCI.

COVID Policy Notice: Sojourner House has mandated that its employees obtain a COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible employees may request an exemption from this policy for medical or religious accommodation reasons by working with our Human Resources Department.

TO APPLY: Please send (1) a resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) contact information for three separate references to A cover letter is required for your application to be considered. No phone calls, please. Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. To learn more about our work, please visit: