Employment Opportunities

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House is a non-profit domestic violence social service and social change agency, providing emergency confidential shelter and a wide variety of community-based intervention and prevention services throughout Lorain County. We post new employment opportunities periodically so check back for the latest openings. 


Current Openings

Last Updated (9/1/2021)

Title:  Shelter Advocate

This is a part-time hourly, non-exempt position that will include weekend, evening, overnight and holiday hours.  This position reports directly to the Shelter Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

In-House Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-house intake interviews

  • Linkage duties including needs assessment, goal setting, and goal evaluation

  • Make referrals and advocating for clients to secure appropriate services and resources for mental health services and social services

  • Facilitate peer group sessions

  • Individual crisis counseling


Crisis Telephone Responsibilities:

  • Crisis support and linkage with Emergency Stabilization Services

  • Provision of information and referrals including linkage to mental health and social service agencies

  • Conduct telephone intake screenings


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation to clients

  • Maintenance of shelter including conducting a daily shelter tour and reporting needed repairs and/or health and safety concerns in the log book

  • Complete record keeping tasks and maintaining client’s files

  • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and/or in-services

  • Run agency errands, including donation pick-ups and grocery shopping

  • Participate in activities that promote the agency in the community

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent life experience in human services

  • Valid Ohio driver’s license and insured, reliable transportation

  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check

  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must

  • An understanding of trauma and trauma-informed care is necessary

  • Strong conflict management skills

  • An appreciation for the importance of maintaining strict confidentiality as well as strict professional boundaries

  • A commitment to equality in relationships and women’s empowerment

  • Basic computer skills, including simple database usage, Microsoft Word programs, and internet research abilities

  • An understanding of and commitment to feminist principles, social change movements and activism



Lorain County Safe Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Forward resumes to:

Virginia Beckman, Executive Director at


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