Join Our Team
Friendship Home is an organization of people who are passionate about helping victims of domestic violence and their children find safety and support as they rebuild their lives.
“Empowering Freedom from Domestic Violence”
When you work for Friendship Home, you’re joining a team of experts and professionals who stand up for survivors of domestic violence every day. Your job is important—and so are you. Friendship Home offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including generous paid time off and an employer percentage matched retirement plan.
The health of our employees is important to Friendship Home. A variety of health insurance plans are offered to allow the best fit for our employees’ unique circumstances. From higher deductible and standard deductible options, including dental, vision, and employee assistance programs, to a Health Savings Account (HSA) plan that allows for tax savings. In addition, Friendship Home believes in investing in the future of our employees with Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 403(b) retirement plan, and various employee support programs.
As a Friendship Home employee, your time is appreciated so for full-time employees there is paid vacation, paid personal time, and a special bonus day to use for a birthday or holiday.
Current Job Opening
We are currently hiring for On-Call advocates. This position will provide support and advocacy services, on an on-call basis, designed to empower residents and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Reports to Program Coordinator. Supervises Volunteers in area of expertise.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to work with and advocate for individuals with diverse backgrounds and diverse points of view. Ability to handle multiple job duties, flexibility in responding to unique situations, demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
Education and Work Experience
A degree in Human Services or related field preferred. A thorough understanding of domestic violence is required. At least 1 year of experience in a position requiring a high degree of independent judgment and problem-solving.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Answers crisis calls, explains options, and assists in getting residents and children to safety.
- Completes in-take and exit procedures with shelter residents.
- Provides crisis intervention and advocacy to residents in all shelter programs.
- Provides transportation to residents.
- Provides basic education regarding the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact on children, non-violent parenting techniques, etc.
- Assists residents with goal setting, advocacy, referrals, and other assistance.
- Facilitates support groups.
- Provides advocacy and follow-up as needed with outside agencies.
- Reviews program logs and documents interactions with residents.
- Maintains records and statistics as part of the Agency’s Program Evaluation system.
- Assists with the training of new staff and volunteers.
- Assists in problem-solving and conflict resolution among residents.
- Participates in the cleaning and minor maintenance of the shelters and transitional units.
- Responds to requests for assistance or supplies from shelter residents.
- Makes educational/informational presentations to community groups and interested parties.
- Assist with picking up, sorting, and distributing in-kind donations.
- Assist residents in moving to transitional units or to permanent residences.
- Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned by the Program Coordinator.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.
To apply, please submit your resume by email to Amber or mail to the following address:
Attn: Amber D.
PO Box 85358
Lincoln, NE 68501-5358
The following internship opportunities involve working in the shelter directly with residents:
Advocate Interns assist staff in providing support to residents by:
- Responding to “request for service” phone calls.
- Providing crisis intervention and advocacy.
- Safety planning.
- Completing intake and exit procedures with residents.
- Assisting residents with goal setting, problem solving, and connecting with community resources.
- Providing one-on-on support to callers and residents.
- Helping facilitate support groups for adults or children.
Since our agency is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, scheduling for this position is flexible and can be worked out to fit your personal schedule.
Upon submission, your request will be sent to Rainey, Intern/Volunteer Coordinator.