Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia, Inc. (CL&SH), located in Macon, Georgia, is
hiring for the position of Rural Outreach Advocate. This is a full-time, hourly position.

The primary purpose of Rural Outreach Advocate is to provide services to victims and/or
survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence who are isolated
from services due to geography and/or poverty. The advocate will travel to Crawford, Jones,
Monroe, Peach, and Twiggs Counties to provide services to clients. Those services include social
services advocacy and legal advocacy. The advocate will also work to raise awareness of
CL&SH and its services, and is in charge of coordinating and planning domestic violence
awareness and prevention programs in the rural counties served by the agency.
The Rural Outreach Advocate job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing crisis intervention and emotional support to callers to our 24-hour Crisis
    Hotline
  • Daily travel to an off-site work location in Crawford, Peach, Twiggs or Jones County for
    the purpose of meeting with clients and coordinating community events.
  • Consulting with and aiding victims who have experienced domestic violence, dating
    violence, or stalking with preparing the paperwork for pursuing a temporary protective
    order
  • Assisting victims in developing personalized safety/escape plans
  • Providing other services to clients, to include: advocacy to social services and law
    enforcement agencies, assistance in securing safe housing, and referrals to other
    resources in the community such as counseling and support groups
  • Garnering relationships with agencies and organizations and each community
  • Attending meetings, presentations, and speaking engagements as necessary
  • Raising awareness of Crisis Line & Safe House and all of its services
  • Raising awareness of the issue of domestic violence in the community

Non-essential job responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in office coverage when necessary
  • Assisting in other programs, such as the Shelter or Sexual Assault Advocacy programs,
    as needed

Requirements of position applicants:

  • Possesses a minimum four year degree in the area of social work, psychology, criminal
    justice, or community counseling (Experience in lieu of a degree will be considered)
  • Possesses an understanding or willingness to learn about the dynamics of domestic
    violence and sexual assault victimization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have reliable transportation (mileage will be reimbursed)
  • Must be flexible and available to work some nights and/or weekends when needed
  • Must be able to work independently and with attention to detail
  • Must have or be able to obtain CPR/ First Aid Training
  • Passes criminal background, reference, and E-verify checks
  • Submit fingerprints for filing with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as required by the Department of Human Resources
  • Willing to submit to random drug screenings
  • Willing to adhere to all organizational policies and procedures

Other skills/abilities sought:

  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to use standard office equipment
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs
  • Willingness and ability to learn and utilize an online client database system

CL&SH offers medical, dental and vision insurance, paid leave, and provides a retirement
contribution. (The retirement contribution begins after 12 months of employment and paid leave
begins after a 90-day probationary employment period)

Salary commensurate with experience

To apply, send an email with a resume and cover letter (in .pdf or .doc format) to Jamie
Bormann, Legal Advocacy Program Director, at jbormann@cl-sh.org. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, however applicants are encouraged to apply before 5PM on
Monday, January 8, 2018. No phone calls, please.

CL&SH’s mission is to provide community crisis intervention as well as safe shelter,
comprehensive support, and recovery services for victims of sexual assault and domestic
violence, and to educate the community about the cycle of violence and its prevention.