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OVERNIGHT CRISIS RESPONSE ADVOCATE

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The overnight crisis response advocate is a part-time, remote, statewide position with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) covering the hours of 8p-8a. This position will join the Crisis Response Team to provide a trauma-informed, healing-centered response to people who contact the Statewide Hotline and related crisis services. Our services center survivors from historically marginalized and oppressed communities which include but are not limited to: people of color, LGBTQ+, people who are system-involved (such as incarceration), people with disabilities, and children/youth.

We’re looking for:

Motivated individuals who are passionate about providing services to empower survivors. The preferred candidates will be able to listen deeply, communicate calmly and effectively, and problem solve when needed. This position requires one year of related experience with anti-violence work. As a remote statewide position, the advocate will need to be awake, have reliable Internet access, and be in a quiet environment that allows confidential conversations. Staff will be paid a $50 stipend for each 12-hour shift worked and an additional $15 per hour for provision of services, e.g. answering calls, chats, and texts; performing administrative activities; and completing required training. This is a part-time, nonexempt position working an average of three shifts per month. Time worked on agency-recognized holidays will be paid at the rate of time and a half. A benefits package is not offered for this position.

The Action Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Action Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

To apply:

Email resume, cover letter, and three references to hotline@vsdvalliance.org. Interviews will be done on a rolling basis. This is a remote position that can be performed anywhere within Virginia and candidates should be able to interview via Zoom, Skype, or another video chat platform.


Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome applications on an ongoing basis!

The Action Alliance is always seeking volunteers to answer our 24-hour hotline, represent us at community outreach events, and more.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application. For more information about the volunteer program, please send an email to volunteer@vsdvalliance.org.


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