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The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults is committed to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and promoting all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, visible or invisible disability, veteran status, religion or beliefs, genetic or health information, marital or familial status, or any other legally protected class.  

To more safely serve our vulnerable clients and protect our employees, the COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees. In accordance with EEOC guidelines, unless you have a verifiable medical condition, disability or strongly-held religious belief, the vaccine is a condition of employment.

Position: Part-Time Long-Term Care Ombudsman (20-29 hours per week, temporary)

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman (LTCO), the part-time Long-Term Care ARP Ombudsman (LTARP) responds to residents of residential care communities (assisted living, adult care homes, homes for the aged) and nursing homes, generally referred to as Care Facilities, in the ten counties of Southeast Tennessee. The Ombudsman assists residents and their families with complaints and grievances that cannot be resolved without help; assists with issues in public and private agencies; works to increase institutional responsiveness to the needs of residents; and advocates to increase community awareness and understanding of the problems and human potential of nursing and boarding home residents. The LTARP further serves as an advocate for resident rights, benefits, entitlements, human dignity, and quality personal care. The LTARP will also assist the LTCO in the execution of the requirements of that position.  The LTARP reports to the LTCO, the State LTC Ombudsman, and the Area Agency on Aging and Disability. This temporary position is grant-funded until September 30, 2023.   

Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or other human and behavioral services. A combination of educational and work experience which totals six (6) years in the field of social service and/or advocacy. Knowledge and ability to locate social, psychological, and physical factors, to differentiate subjective from objective factors when investigating complaints, and the ability to understand the implications of these factors. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $20.51 per hour

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Stability & Housing Program Manager

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary:  Under direct supervision of the Director of Stability Services, the Stability and Housing Program Manager (SHPM) is responsible for the direct supervision and oversight of the Generations Stronger (previously known as Building Stable Lives) staff to ensure that the team maintains compliance with all standards and meets or exceeds all internal/external expectations. Oversight duties include ensuring that high quality care is provided, monitoring program productivity, managing caseloads, managing referrals and admission into program, monitoring documentation, monitoring progress toward quality/efficiency metrics, conducting a variety of required reports, and directly managing front-line staff consisting of one (1) Crisis Case Manager, three (3) Stability Life Coordinators, one (1) Housing Coordinator, and the Employment and Education Coordinator. The SHPM provides coverage when needed to ensure all client needs and productivity targets are achieved. The position will coordinate with United Way, Homeless Coalition, Chattanooga Housing Authority, neighborhood groups, and other community partners and service providers on behalf of the client. This position will be self-initiated, well-organized, able to work independently, and willing to flex work schedules to meet client needs.

Education & Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in social work or other related field (psychology, sociology, behavioral courses, etc.) from an accredited college or university required. Master’s degree preferred. Two (2) years of case management experience is required. Minimum of two (2) years of management or supervisory experience also required.

Salary:  Exempt, $47,940 annually

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: House Manager - 3rd 

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Lead House Manager, this position is responsible for providing directsupport and services to the shelter, after hours intake, conflict resolution, responding tohotline calls, and general cleaning as assigned. This position also completes data entry, servesas a backup resource for crisis advocates at the front desk, and is responsible for ensuring thesafety of clients and providing basic client care – including compliance with COVID-19protocols. The House Manager’s main goal is to ensure a healthy and positive shelterenvironment through life skills opportunities, community building activities, etc.

Education & Experience:  Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required. Three (3) to five (5) years of relevantexperience in a social services field preferred. 

Salary: Non- Exempt, $16.41 per hour ($32,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Therapist

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary:  Under the general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Therapist provides counseling toclients that have experienced trauma due to victimization, with a special focus on issuesrelated to domestic violence and sexual assault. Working with clients and utilizing an evidenceand strengths based, trauma-informed approach, the Therapist will help to address issuesrelated to trauma, such as, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety,depression, etc. The Therapist will go alongside and empower clients to overcome any barriers,working towards healing and a fulfilling life. 

Education & Experience:  Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field required, with at least two yearsof post-graduate experience working toward licensure. Minimum of two (2) years providingprofessional counseling or therapy. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. Clinical licensurepreferred.

Salary: Exempt, $45,000 annually

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: DCS Liaison 

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Program Director (PD), the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Liaison serves as an expert on child welfare-involved domestic violence cases. This position works as a dual consultant to build the capacity of victimization services and child welfare professionals to partner on interrelated cases (i.e., those experiencing secondary traumatization in addition to being a primary victim of abuse). The goal is to build a relationship that enhances the understanding of each party’s roles and responsibilities, ultimately positively impacting the outcomes of children and families in both systems. 
The Liaison provides ongoing cross training and supportive direct services to each organization (clients, staff, and partners) respectively with DV and DCS programs and protocols, as well as provides assessments, safety planning, advocacy, and community-based referrals. The position also assists PFCA staff in tracking and follow-up with DCS-reported child abuse and neglect investigations. This position will be located at Partnership/Victim Support Services. 

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work, social/human services, or related field required. Master’s of Social Work preferred. Minimum of two (2) to three (3) years of relevant experience with victimized populations, specifically domestic and/or family violence. Advocacy experience within or in close partnership with the Department of Children and Families/Department of Children’s Services, or a related community agency that works with children preferred.   

Salary: Non-Exempt, $17.95 per hour ($35,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Human Resources Assistant

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Human Resources Manager (HRM), the Human Resources Assistant (HRA) is responsible for accomplishing the confidential, administrative tasks and services necessary to support effective and efficient operations of the agency’s HR Department. The HRA will perform required duties to ensure seamless completion of full-cycle employment activities, including interviewing, hiring, pre-hire, new employee orientation, benefits administration, and termination. The HRA will cross train with the HRM to build on own knowledge and expertise and maintain a seamless, synergetic HR function. 

Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred but not required. Associate’s degree in business, human resources, or related field required. Two (2) to three (3) years of satisfactory work experience in a responsible administrative, business, human resources, or other similar role. Familiarity with the human resources function and/or HRIS or similar databases a plus but not required. Bilingual a plus but not required. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $20.51 per hour ($40,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE



Position: Rape Crisis Center Program Manager

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the VSS Program Director (PD), the Rape Crisis Center Program Manager provides supervision of Rape Crisis Center (RCC) employees and direct services to victims of sexual assault and/or friends and family members of victims and community outr each regarding sexual assault and access to services available. The RCC Supervisor performs all related activities including: 1) assessment; 2) providing information and referral; 3) hotline counseling, crisis intervention, and crisis counseling; 4) linking with appropriate agency and community resources; 5) advocating on the victim’s behalf (i.e. court advocacy); 6) public awareness/education and outreach activities; 7) grant management assistance including reports; 8) supervision of RCC employees/interns/ volunteers; 9) liaise and coordination of cases as a participant in the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART); and 10) assist the PD with the overall operations of the program.

Education & Experience: A Master’s degree in social work or a related field prefer red. Bachelor’s degree required. Three (3) to five (5) years of combined relevant experience in a social services field and/or supervisory or responsible administrative role preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required.

Starting Salary: Exempt, $44,000 annually

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Director of Grant Strategy and Compliance

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Grant Strategy and Compliance (DGSC) is a member of the Agency’s Administration team. The primary purpose of this position is to develop an overarching Agency strategy to identify, evaluate, and implementing grants to fund essential Agency programs, enhance understanding and compliance with existing agency grants, and introduce policies, training, and efficiencies to improve grant execution and service delivery. The DGSC will monitor grant compliance, program outcomes, reporting, grant budgets, and performance for all Federal, State, and City/County grants as directed by the CEO. The DGSC is also charged with maximizing the leverage and synergy across Agency programs and departments to achieve Partnership’s shared vision. Under the direction of the CEO and in cooperation with the Agency’s leadership team, the DGSC will be responsible for driving the organization toward achievement of its shared impact and fully delivering the scope of work outlined in grant manuals. The DGSC will coordinate with the Director of Elder and Disability Services and Quality Improvement to ensure grant compliance is congruent with Council on Accreditation (COA) standards. The DGSC will assist the Director of Elder and Disability Services and Quality Improvement (DEDSQI) with all activities and communications regarding the COA inspection/accreditation process to successfully achieve re-certification each year of evaluation.   This position will assist the CEO in overall organizational strategy. 

Education & Experience: Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of five (5) years of non-profit experience developing and executing data and information-driven strategies and projects. Extensive experience in grant writing, budgets, and compliance management. Experience leading cross-programmatic projects composed of a high performing team with diverse skill sets. Experience within or advising a foundation, public advocacy organization, high impact non-profit, research firm or strategy consulting firm strongly preferred. 

Starting Salary: Exempt, $62,500 annually

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: House Manager - 2nd Shift

Availability: September 1st 

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Lead House Manager, this position is responsible for providing direct support and services to the shelter, after hours intake, conflict resolution, responding to hotline calls, and general cleaning as assigned. This position also completes data entry, serves as a backup resource for crisis advocates at the front desk, and is responsible for ensuring the safety of clients and providing basic client care – including compliance with COVID-19 protocols. The House Manager’s main goal is to ensure a healthy and positive shelter environment through life skills opportunities, community building activities, etc.

Education & Experience: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required. Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in a social services field preferred. 

Salary: Non-Exempt, $16.41 per hour ($32,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Employment & Education Coordinator

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Stability & Housing Program Manager, the Employment and Education Coordination (EEC) provides employment and educational coaching to individuals and families are under- or unemployed, many of whom have experienced victimization. The EEC will collaborate with other Building Stable Lives (BSL) Life Coaches/staff and focus on identifying employment and educational needs or gaps, match clients with sustainable jobs, engage and create meaningful, active partnerships with employers and educational institutions, and maintain vital relationships to ensure the program's long-term success. 

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree in social work or other related field (psychology, sociology, behavioral courses, etc.) from an accredited college or university. Coursework or knowledge in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or human development a plus. A minimum of two (2) years of case management, career readiness coaching, counseling, and/or other relevant experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of barriers to employment and education, such as skills gaps, history of incarceration, etc. a plus but not required. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $20.92 per hour ($40,794 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Building Stable Lives (BSL) Stability Life Coach

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under direct supervision of the Stability and Housing Program Manager, the Building Stable Lives (BSL) Stability Life Coach will provide assessment, screening, referral to other agencies, follow-up with clients, coaching on how to work through the system of services and advocacy services on behalf of clients in community-based setting(s). Position helps clients obtain services necessary for becoming self-sufficient through collaboration with Partnership programs and other providers based on the development plan agreed upon with the client. Position helps the client work on eliminating barriers to self-sufficiency. This position reports directly to the Stability & Housing Supervisor. The position will coordinate with United Way, BSL Crisis Case Managers, neighborhood groups and other community partners and service providers on behalf of the client. This position will be self-initiated, well organized, and able to work independently; and willing to flex work schedule to meet client needs. 

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a social service or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. At least two (2) years of case management, counseling and community organizing experience required. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $20.92 per hour ($40,794 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Part-Time Weekend Crisis Advocate - 3rd Shift (22.50 hours per week)

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Lead Crisis Advocate, the Weekend Crisis Advocate provides advocacy services to assist clients who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The focus is to provide a centralized intake, information and referral approach that will assess and route clients to appropriate internal shelter or non-residential services or external community-based resources. The Crisis component facilitates the VSS Call Center that encompasses, answers, and staffs the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) and traditional Family Violence/Sexual Assault Hotlines and walk-in service requests. The Crisis Advocate will work with the VSS staff in various departments including the case management team, house management team, crisis team, & interns, community partners including paraprofessionals and volunteers for quality assurance in implementation of Council on Accreditation (COA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) case management standards and the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Administrative Manual. 

Education & Experience: Associate degree preferred in a related field (social work, psychology, sociology, etc.) or other human/behavior courses. One (1) year of relevant experience in a social services field preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $17.95 per hour ($21,001.50 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Part-Time Staff Interpreter (15-20 hours per week, Mondays & Wednesdays)

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Interpreting Program Manager and with knowledge and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL), English-like sign systems and tactile forms of communication (voice to sign/sign to voice), the responsibilities of this position includes providing a full range of expert interpreting services in a variety of settings to include private industry, educational, medical, mental health, and governmental. When not interpreting, the Staff Interpreter will provide assistance in scheduling/coordinating interpreter services and other support, as required. The Staff Interpreter will maintain confidentiality of all assignment-related information including information that is conveyed verbally, in sign language, and written forms. 

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or graduation from an interpreter training program preferred. Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). Five (5) plus years of related experience preferred.  

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $30.00 per hour

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Court Advocate/Educator

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Director of Center for Family Connections, the Court Advocate/Educator provides education to the Courts including judges, clerks, and other court personnel who work with victims/survivors about the dynamics of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and child sexual abuse as well as the prevalence of violence in our community and culture. Trainings will include the dynamics of post-separation abuse and the effects on victims/survivors and their children. The CAE will also be the subject matter expert & primary trainer to program & agency staff with regard to these topics. The CAE will: 1) Provide education in the courts 2) Train staff on sexual and domestic violence, and 3) Serve as an advocate in Hamilton County and Sequatchie County Courts by attending the courts on a weekly basis and meeting with victims/survivors to assess their needs. The focus of this position is to provide education that is uniquely tailored to train court personnel. This programming will assist and empower populations by acknowledging the funded and pervasiveness of sexual/domestic violence in our culture and to increase offender accountability. This position will include regular travel and a flexible schedule, which may include nights and weekends. The Court Advocate/Educator is grant funded and may end in two years if other funding is not obtained to maintain position.  

Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field (i.e. education, sociology, social work, public health, psychology, etc.). Two (2) years of satisfactory work or internship experience in a human services, court/legal, and/or marketing/communications role. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $20.51 per hour ($40,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Shelter Case Manager (1 vacancy)

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Lead Shelter Case Manager, the DV Shelter Case Manager provides case management/advocacy services in the Family Violence or Homeless Shelter to assist clients who maybe homeless or victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The Shelter case manager performs all related activities including: 1) intake and assessment for shelter housing, 2) assist the client in setting goal to be completed during their shelter experience, 3)provide support groups and life skills, 4) linking with appropriate agency and community resources, 5) advocating on the victim’s behalf, 6) maintaining a shelter environment that is conducive to client success and, 7) performing basic administrative tasks.

Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field, such as psychology, sociology, human services, criminal justice, or other human/behavioral degree. One (1) year of satisfactory work experience in a social/human services field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required.

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $17.95 per hour ($35,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Sexual Assault Advocate - 3rd Shift

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the RCC Program Manager, the Sexual Assault Advocate (Advocate) provides direct services to victims of sexual assault and/or friends and family members of victims and community outreach regarding sexual assault and access to services available. The Advocate performs all related activities including: 1) assessment, 2)providing information and referral, 3) hotline counseling, crisis intervention; and crisis counseling to primary and secondary victims; 4) participating in Sexual Assault On-Call Advocate Duties; 5) linking with appropriate agency and community resources, 6) advocating on the victim’s behalf (i.e. court advocacy), 7) Appropriately releasing evidence to officers; and 8) provides support to 1st shift staff (i.e. data entry into Osnium, research, reports, office organization, etc.). No sleeping during shift.

Education & Experience: A Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field, such as psychology, sociology, human services, criminal justice, or other human/behavioral degree. One (1) year of satisfactory work experience in social work or human services field or responsible or administrative role. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required.

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $17.95 per hour ($35,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Part-Time Weekend House Manager (1 vacancy)

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Lead House Manager, this position is responsible for providing direct support and services to the shelter; after hour intake; conflict resolution; responding to hotline calls; sexual assault advocacy and general cleaning as assigned. This position also completes data entry and serves as back up resource for crisis workers at the front desk .Responsible to ensure safety of clients and basic duties related to client care. House manager’s main goal is to ensure a healthy and positive shelter environment through life skills opportunities, community building activities, etc.

Education: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. 

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $16.41 per hour 

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Family Justice Center (FJC) Sexual Assault Liaison

Availability: Immediate

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Rape Crisis Center Program Manager, the Family Justice Center Sexual Assault Liaison links Partnership’s Victim Support Services Rape Crisis Center Services with the Chattanooga Family Justice Center. The position provides advocacy services for the Rape Crisis Center and Family Violence Center to assist clients who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The focus is to provide services that will assist and empower the client to move from victim to self-sufficiency and independence and to break the cycle of abuse and violence. The FJC SA Liaison will provide crisis counseling, court advocacy, sexual assault advocacy during forensic medical exams at the RCC, provide case management, provide referrals to PFCA programs and the community, answer the PFCA Crisis Hotlines, participate in the VSS on-call rotation, and attend Crisis (staff and client)and VSS meetings as applicable. The FJC SA Liaison will also participate and/or assist in facilitating all multidisciplinary teams related to VSS, which include but are not limited to the LAP weekly meetings and the High Risk Intervention Team monthly meetings (when the case involves sexual assault) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) monthly meetings.

Education & Experience:  A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent, preferred. One (1) year of relevant experience in a social services field. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but not required.

Starting Salary: Non-Exempt, $17.95 per hour ($35,000 annually)

To apply for this position, please forward your most current resume to:

[email protected]

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Position: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - Contract Position

Contract Position

Under the general supervision of the Nursing Coordinator and the Medical Director, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) will perform forensic medical exams on victims of sexual assault. The forensic medical exam involves a detailed history, a physical assessment including a pelvic exam, the collection of evidence, and the administration of prophylactic medications. The SANE must endure confidential, quality care for victims by attending to physical, emotional, and educational needs of each patient. The SANE may also serve as a witness providing objective observations for cases in the judicial system and may participate in a multidisciplinary team that reviews current cases for ongoing coordination. 

This is a contract position that requires a minimum of four (4) twelve-hour on-call shifts each month. Scheduling is determined one month in advance. The SANE must adhere to all agency and program policies and procedures to ensure quality care. SANE education and training can be obtained after hire and will be partially reimbursed by the organization. Training may take several months to complete.

Requirements: Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) or higher with an unencumbered license to practice in the State of Tennessee. Must live within one (1) hour of the organization. Must have or obtain professional liability insurance. The SANE should also have excellent writing skills, oral communication, and the ability to empathize and build rapport with patients and their families; the ability to attend meetings and training sessions; basic computer skills including Microsoft Windows and Word.

If interested, please contact SANE Coordinator at:

[email protected] or at (423) 755-2710.

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