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Youth and Family Services Coordinator

Do you want to help end violence in your community? Circle is currently hiring for a full-time Youth and Family Services Coordinator. This position will join Circle’s collaborative team in a well-supported environment, and will provide services and supports to domestic violence victim/survivors throughout Washington County VT. This position is housed at our confidential emergency shelter.


  • Implement Children’s Programming in the shelter
  • Conduct intakes with children entering the shelter
  • Assess children and family needs based on intake
  • Work with children in shelter to develop positive coping skills; plan and lead educational/therapeutic/recreational activities
  • Help residents enroll their children in local schools
  • Develop and implement writing and activity groups with families
  • Assist residents in accessing community resources related to their children
  • Educate Staff and Volunteers about resources available for children and parents in Washington County
  • Remain current on the availability of children’s programs and activities throughout the county; keep staff informed of these programs and act as a resource for residents looking for this information


  • Ability to provide trauma informed approaches to working with victim/survivors and their children
  • Understanding of domestic violence as one form of oppression that is interconnected to racism, classism, heterosexism and ageism
  • Organization and ability to prioritize projects and crisis situation
  • Basic understanding of the systems and processes which victims/survivors of domestic violence are involved with
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong community partnerships
  • Ability to multitask in an empowering and demanding environment
  • Willingness and ability to be on-call on scheduled weekends and evenings.

Resume & cover letter by December 31st. No Phone calls please.

EOE. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals and those who have experienced domestic violence are encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time nonexempt position that offers benefits such as medical, dental, vision and paid time off.


Circle Weekend After Hours Advocate

Must be available for hotline and in-person advocacy Friday –Monday.  Starting Time on Friday can range from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, and Ending time can range from 7:00am – 8:30am.

Provide crisis intervention, immediate support, information, referral, and safety planning to victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This includes responding to hotline calls, addressing shelter needs, meeting in-person to assist someone file for a temporary Relief from Abuse Order (TRO), and supporting individuals at the local hospital.

Temporary Relief from Abuse Orders (TROs): This requires an understanding of court processes. After-hour TROs are filed at the Montpelier Police Station or Barre City Police Station.

Shelter: Provide supports for shelter residents and respond to light maintenance issues (for example, a smoke alarm is going off).

Hospital: Provide in-person supports to individuals at the central VT hospital, occasionally helping to file for a TRO from this location.

This position does require some travel, so you must have a valid license and running vehicle. It is also required that you are within 30 minutes of either Barre or Montpelier during your shift.

This is a part-time exempt position which provides a stipend, hourly rate, and mileage reimbursement. This position does not qualify for medical benefits or paid time off.  Because this is a part-time position, regular attendance at staff meetings, and other related task force meetings, is not required. Reports to and receives supervision from the Co-Directors. 


  • Provide advocacy and support for victims/survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking
  • Identify community resources and make appropriate referrals for needed services, provide information, options, and support
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all clients


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with people of all socioeconomic, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Basic understanding of the systems and processes which victims/survivors of domestic violence are involved with
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and respect group decisions.
  • Active listening skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle

Please send us a resume and cover letter to info@circlevt.org

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