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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.

To Apply: 

Forward resumes to:

Lynne Rose, Shelter Manager

Current Openings

Last Updated (9/20/2022)

Title: Part-Time 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 include needs assessment, goal setting, and goal evaluation

  • Make referrals and advocate 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 maintain 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. 

To apply Forward resumes to Lynne Rose, Shelter Manager at

Lorain County Safe Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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