AWARE Job Opportunities

AWARE currently has both full & part-time job openings. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contacts below:

This page was last updated 7/20/2018. We have added new positions!

Juneau Choice & Accountability Administrative Assistant        

Hours/Week: up to 20 hrs/week

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $17/hr

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain confidential records on all participants according to agreed standards for JCAP
  • Assist Coordinator to complete intake with men referred to the Juneau Batterer’s Accountability Program (JCAP) with recommendations
  • Manage participant fee collection/financial records; coordinate with AWARE Business Director
  • Prepare letters/affidavits of non-compliance for participants of JCAP who are not in compliance with program regulations, submit to prosecutor/referral sources
  • Communicate with community partners and provide updates on program changes
  • Perform all record-keeping activities associated with client contact, or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication
  • Gather feedback from participants, community members and collaborative partners for continuous quality improvement

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have high school diploma/GED.  College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education or related field is desirable. Previous experience working with offenders highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel required
  • Must be responsible for own transportation and have/be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • A thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • The ability to remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.
  • Understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Please email resume and brief cover letter to Richard Cole at richardc@awareak.org. Please include JCAP Admin Asst in the subject of the email, or deliver resume/cover letter to AWARE’s JCAP office at 114 N. Franklin St., #101. For more information call (907) 523-4942 or e-mail Richard Cole.

AWARE is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Children’s Counselor          

Hours/Week: up to 40 hrs/week

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $25+/hr DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess needs and provide crisis intervention and ongoing support and counseling for child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their supportive parents and/or non-offending caregivers.
  • Provide support for staff working with children, in shelter and in the community, including: clinical observations, crisis intervention and problem solving for children experiencing trauma.
  • Help staff coordinate activities and groups for children using AWARE services and attending Life Skills and Creative Playgroup, as needed.
  • Facilitate parenting support group and survivor support groups, as needed.
  • Provide staff and community education in areas relating to domestic violence and sexual assault with children.
  • Assist in the training of new relief, permanent or volunteer advocates on issues related to children.
  • Provide concise and timely documentation of clinical services in addition to regular AWARE record-keeping duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must pass AWARE background check.
  • Graduate degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field is required.
  • Must have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certification.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Experience providing individual and group counseling for child victims of sexual assault and non-offending parents preferred.
  • Possess a working knowledge of child development.
  • Experience working with parents in crisis and parenting issues.
  • Thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual assault and the needs of child victims, and be an enthusiastic practitioner of trauma-informed care.
  • Ability to remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.
  • Understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s philosophy:  A commitment to providing options and alternatives to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Please email resume and brief cover letter to Ellen Andrews at ellenn@awareak.org. Please include Children’s Counselor in the subject of the email. For more information, contact Ellen, Mandy Cole or Saralyn Tabachnick at (907) 586-6623. AWARE is an equal opportunity employer.

 

RELIEF ADVOCATE

Salary: $15.50/hr. DOE, plus shift differential

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in a fast-pace, crisis oriented agency with a commitment to teamwork and wellness.
  • Provide advocacy services and support to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Aid in safety planning
  • Answer crisis calls
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Desire to work with individuals and families who experience mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills
  • Available for the midnight-8am Sunday & Monday shifts. Other hours may be available.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies,education, accounting or related field is desirable. Must have or be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to survivors and families who experience domestic violence and sexual assault.

Email resume/cover letter to Kimberly Sumner at kimberlys@awareak.org.  For more information call (907) 586-6623.  AWARE is an EEO.

 

SHELTER CHEF

AWARE is looking for a part time chef to cook 5 dinner meals/week for our 32 bed emergency shelter. Our chef needs to be able to follow federal meal pattern guidelines, and prepare healthy meals that taste really, really good. Must have or be willing to acquire food handlers card. Our perfect candidate is creative, easy-going and knows how important good food is when you’re having a tough time. We are looking for ~3hrs/day, 5days a week. Preferred hours are 2-5pm, but can be flexible. Light cleaning (dishes, work surfaces) required. Starting 15.50/hr, DOE.

Email resume/cover letter to Mandy Cole at mandyoc@awareak.org or for more information call (907) 586-6623

 

BECOME A MEMBER OF AWARE’S SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM (SART)

Be a (S)HERO for women in your community…

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime? Do you want to help support these women at the hospital when they seek medial and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? Is so, becoming a part of AWARE’s on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you! You can learn more about it what it takes to be a SART advocate by registering for AWARE’s 40-hour advocacy training, offered twice a year (please email beccag@awareak.org for most recent dates). Please contact Swarupa at swarupat@awareak.org with questions regarding SART.

Thanks for helping to heal our fellow sisters on their journey towards healing and justice.

 

***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.