Employment

AWARE provides equal employment opportunity and provides services for all qualified persons, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national ancestry, age, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability status. AWARE promotes the full realization of equal employment and service provision through a  positive and continuing effort.

Below are current employment opportunities at AWARE.  If you are interested in applying for the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contact listed.   

This page was last updated 12/30/2021.  

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Shelter Advocate

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS.

DESCRIPTION:

AWARE supports domestic and sexual violence victims through strength-based advocacy that promotes survivors’ unique abilities, identities, experiences and healing journey. As a shelter advocate you maintain survivors’ self-determination and safety and are a lifeline as victims seek resources for housing, physical and mental health needs, financial support and children’s issues. Our advocates provide 24/7 shelter coverage, crisis intervention, safety planning, needs assessments, referral services and education, training and outreach activities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Agreement with and adherence to AWARE’s foundational, non-discrimination practices and our guiding mission.
  • Assessment of participant’s safety needs, provide safety planning, follow-up and safety checks.
  • On an emergency basis, assist participants in the preparation of a protection order petition, accompany the participant as requested, and refer to a legal advocate for long-term preparation.
  • Demonstrate trauma-informed service, recognize emergencies and act to ensure participant and staff safety.
  • Use de-escalation techniques to defuse tense situations and, if needed, request law enforcement assistance.
  • Self-regulate and maintain an awareness of personal triggers and reactions. Practice regular self and community care to prevent and mitigate secondary trauma.
  • Assist and accompany families working with other agencies such as the Office of Children’s Services, JAHMI, etc.
  • Facilitate shelter upkeep and hygiene, including room checks and regular maintenance of common spaces. Provide motivational support to residents to increase willingness and completion of communal chores.
  • Maintain clear and direct communication in client electronic files.
  • Enhance our supportive, dedicated team through seamless communication, cooperative teamwork, mentoring of new advocates and positive relationships with community partners.

For more information or to review the full job description contact christinap@awareak.org

Our dedication to safer, stronger relationships extends beyond the people we serve. We are a cohesive team supporting the mental and physical health and growth of each other in an effort to whole-heartedly support our participants. At AWARE, we shine as a team, but also recognize the individual gifts that make each of us uniquely positioned to eliminate oppression, gender violence, and violence against children. Join us on this mission. You are welcome here.

 

JCAP Administrative Coordinator (Juneau Choice & Accountability Program)

 THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS.

  KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receive referrals for JCAP and track the participation (or lack thereof) of referrals, with appropriate follow through as per JCAP policy.
  • Provide Information Meetings for men referred to the program, conduct and write intakes.
  • Track and log data with strict attention to detail. This includes assessments, interventions, communications, payments, attendance, victim contact, affidavits of non-compliance, etc.
  • Work with community partners- law enforcement, prosecutors, probation- to ensure systems accountability.
  • Coordinate with JCAP staff and safety check advocate to ensure accurate tracking/ understanding of mens’ participation in the program.
  • Support shelter shift staff as needed.

 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 be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • COVID19 vaccination required (exemptions possible)

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must demonstrate keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication, organizational, and documentation skills.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • Must have the ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: To provide safe shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence; and to effect the social, political, and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression, gender violence, and violence against children.

 SALARY AND HOURS:  

$20/hour DOE, plus medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous leave/holiday.  This is a 40 hour/week position.  Send resume and cover letter to Saralyn at saralynt@awareak.org. For more information, call (907)586-6623.  Open until filled.  AWARE is an EEO. 

 

JShelter Relief Advocate

 AWARE is hiring for part-time relief advocates within our emergency shelter serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, crisis-oriented agency with a commitment to collaborative, supportive services. We are very willing to train the right applicant with a strong customer service background who is wanting to transition to social services.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to work shift-based schedule (Evening: 4pm-12am/Day 8am-4pm/Swing 12pm- 8pm/Overnight 12am-8am).

**Priority will be given to applicants who can work evenings and weekends. **

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR/First Aide Certificate
  • Must be fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to first day of work, or submit request for a federal allowable exclusion to the mandate.

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with social services (supervisory positions available)
  • 1+ years of customer/client service experience

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • Must have the ability to 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 women and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, etc.

SALARY & HOURS:

$15.50/hour, part-time/relief position.  Please e-mail resume/cover letter to Christina Patterson at christinap@awareak.org.  For more information call (907) 586-6623.

Request for Proposals – Evaluation

The Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition is seeking evaluation services. For more information, please see the Request for Proposals.

 

 

 Become a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team!

Did you know that on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.  Do you want to help support these people when they seek medical and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? If so, becoming a part of AWARE’s on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you!

For more information please contact 907-586-6623.