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Rose Brooks Center is a 501 C-3 organization who’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. We are proud of the work that we do, and we work together to rebuild, reclaim, and save lives threatened by domestic violence. (Click on the image to view the team at Rose Brooks Center)

Rose Brooks Center realizes that every career is a personal journey and everyone has a unique belief statement motivating them each day.  See if you can identify with any of the following statements from our staff:    

  • I believe my work supports a cause that makes a difference in our community.
  • I believe I work for an organization that recognizes and values diversity.
  • I believe I belong to a team who supports me and can count on me for support.
  • I believe I can partner with volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to our mission. 
  • I believe I can balance the challenges at work with the priorities in my personal life.
  • I believe my unique talents and skills can help break the cycle of domestic violence. 
  • I believe my work can change the lives of women and children, enabling them to live free of abuse. 

Rose Brooks Center offers satisfying careers for people ready to use their unique talents and skills to help us fulfill our mission.  A satisfying career means different things to different people. For some it’s the opportunity to do outstanding work or to develop new skills.  For others it’s the chance to make a difference in people’s lives or to assume additional responsibilities. Regardless of your aspirations, you have the opportunity to professionally excel at Rose Brooks Center. We invite you to investigate current position openings and consider joining us as we make a difference in our community.

SELECT AN AVAILABLE POSITION:
Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Shelter Advocate Bi-Lingual – Full Time Overnight

 
Victim Advocate - Order of Protection Shelter Advocate – Part Time Evening  
Development Manager - Grants (Exempt)  
 

 


Bridge Advocate (PRN Part-time/On-Call)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks reliable individuals to serve as Bridge Advocates to work on-call and on an as-needed basis when staff or other volunteers are not available. A flexible schedule is needed and could include day, evening, overnight or weekend hours. More information about hours is listed below.

Responsibilities include providing direct advocacy services to victims of domestic violence identified in a health care setting. The PRN/On-Call Bridge Advocate must carry a pager and be able to respond to the Bridge Dispatcher or Hotline within 10 minutes of a call and arrive at the referring hospital or clinic within 45-minutes of the call.

Qualifications:

  • Advocacy or case management experience and knowledge of Domestic Violence is preferred, however training will be provided.
  • Candidates must be extremely reliable and dependable.
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation.  

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Eva Vlach
PO Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
Or e-mail: Eva@rosebrooks.org

HOURS:
PRN Bridge Advocate will be on-call (from 5pm-8am) one day per week plus the weekend (Friday 5pm to Sunday 5pm) every five weeks.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity



Shelter Advocate Bi-Lingual – Full Time Overnight

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a full time Overnight Shelter Advocate working Sunday through Thursday. Rose Brooks Center’s Shelter is a low barrier and voluntary program. The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. Primary responsibilities include providing advocacy and crisis intervention services for residents of the 100 bed shelter and to callers on the hotline. Other responsibilities include conducting resident intakes, operating and monitoring the security system and facilitating services and activities that promote a healthy, safe and positive living environment. This position will also perform general office functions. This position reports to the Shelter Manager.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Bi-lingual Spanish - English, both written and verbal
• Enjoys working with people in a team and collaborative work environment
• Works well in a fast-paced, stressful environment with the demonstrated ability to multi-task.
• Excellent customer service and problem-solving skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services and perform basic computer skills using Microsoft Office
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of automobile insurance

Preferred:
• Experience with domestic violence advocacy
• Experience with mediation and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of relevant community resources
• Experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group
• Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care and dynamics of domestic violence.

Other Aspects of the Job:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff and team meetings; that fall out of regularly scheduled hours

Hours:
This is a 40 hours/week full time non-exempt position. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 8pm-6am.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Shelter Advocate – Part Time Evening

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a part-time evening Shelter Advocate. The Shelter Advocate position works with in a low barrier and voluntary program The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing survivor centered, accessible, trauma informed and culturally competent advocacy to residents of Rose Brooks Center. Primary responsibilities include providing advocacy and crisis intervention services for residents of the 100 bed shelter and to callers on the hotline. Other responsibilities include conducting resident intakes, operating and monitoring the security system and facilitating services and activities that promote a healthy, safe and positive living environment. This position will also provide central office coverage and general office functions. This is a non-exempt position and reports to the Shelter Manager.

Qualifications:

Required:
• Enjoys working with people in a team and collaborative work environment
• Works well in a fast-paced, stressful environment with the demonstrated ability to multi-task
• Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Able to maintain accurate, timely documentation of services and perform basic computer skills using Microsoft Office
• Valid driver’s license and the ability to provide proof of automobile insurance

Preferred:
• Experience with domestic violence advocacy
• Experience with mediation and crisis intervention
• Knowledge of relevant community resources
• Experience providing culturally competent services to a diverse client group
• Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care and dynamics of domestic violence
• Bi-lingual Spanish - English, both written and verbal

Other Aspects of the Job:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to Missouri statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

Hours:
Part time – Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Development Manager - Grants (Exempt)

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, is currently hiring for a full-time Development Manager – Grants. As a member of the Development Team, responsible for raising the annual budget for the agency. The Development Manager- Grants demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with funders, as well as program, executive, and development staff for writing government, foundation, corporate, and other grant proposals. The Development Manager – Grants is highly organized, has the ability to work within deadlines and provides grant management, tracking and reporting. Performs research for current and new funding prospects. This position reports to the Development Director – Grants.

Other Aspects of the Job:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all Rose Brooks Center competencies and a commitment to the overall mission.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandate reporter of child/elder abuse/neglect according to MO statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff, grant and team meetings.

Qualifications:

1. Required Experience
• Two to three years of successful broad-based fund-raising experience.
• Two to three years demonstrated success with writing federal and foundation grants.
• Proven ability to coordinate multiple and diverse tasks and projects and meet deadlines.
• Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Proven planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to exercise initiative, work independently and collaborate with others.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database preferred.

2. Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of five years grant writing experience.

HOURS:
Full-time, 40-hrs. M-F day schedule. Flexibility needed to work some evenings or weekends.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132 or
Email: HumanResources@rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Victim Advocate - Order of Protection

Rose Brooks Center, a non-profit domestic violence agency, seeks a Victim Advocate – Order of Protection Court whose primary role will be to provide survivors of domestic violence with court advocacy services, support in planning for safety and assistance accessing community resources.

This position will provide court advocacy services that are survivor-centered, accessible, trauma-informed, and culturally competent to survivors of domestic violence who seek safety options through the criminal or civil justice system. Direct service activities include safety planning, education on how to navigate the court system and on victim rights, provide assistance accessing community resources, assistance filing victims’ compensation and follow-up phone contacts. Coordinated community response activities include facilitating linkages between survivor and court personnel, law enforcement, domestic violence programs, legal services, and social services; participating in workgroup activities and providing education and training to community partners, volunteers and students. Administrative responsibilities include data collection, data entry and grant reporting. This exempt position reports to the Advocacy and Education Coordinator.

Qualifications:
Required Skills/Experience
• 1 year experience domestic violence advocacy and knowledge of domestic violence
• Demonstrated knowledge of municipal, state and federal laws to help protect survivors of domestic violence and hold domestic violence offenders accountable.
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
• Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office - Excel and Word.
• Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
• Demonstrated time management and organizational skills

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree or commensurate work experience

Preferred Skills
• Bilingual Spanish-English
• Experience working in a court setting

Other Aspects of the Job:
• Perform all job responsibilities while demonstrating proficiency in all RBC Competencies and a commitment to the overall mission of Rose Brooks Center.
• Perform functions of job according to agency policies and procedures.
• Fulfill obligations as a mandated reporter of child or elder abuse/neglect according to MO statutes.
• Attend scheduled staff and team meetings.

Hours:
Full-time, M-F day hours. 40-hours minimum per week, which may include some evenings.

To Apply:
E-mail or send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 320599
Kansas City, MO 64132
HumanResources@Rosebrooks.org

Candidates must consent to a Background Check and Children’s Division (Central Registry/Child Abuse) Screening.

Deadline:
Open until filled per required qualifications.

Rose Brooks Center is an equal opportunity employer who values and embraces diversity.


Benefits

At Rose Brooks Center, we’re as passionate about our employees as we are about our mission.  Our leaders and are Board of Directors are committed to providing a work environment that meets the needs of our employees — both personally and professionally.   Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package in a people-centered work environment.  Our benefits include…

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account
  • Retirement Savings Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off – Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • Onsite Fitness Center
  • Flexible Work Schedules

Eligibility for some employee benefits is based on a minimum number of hours worked per week. Specific benefits information is available in the summary plan descriptions for each plan.

Diversity

Domestic violence affects people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities.  Rose Brooks Center is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect our client’s diverse population.  Cultural competency is a huge priority and an expectation of all staff members.  Embracing and respecting diversity enriches our organization with the talent and perspective we need to achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of domestic violence. 

Rose Brooks Center works to integrate diversity into our daily operations with initiatives such as:

  • Diversity Development Committee (DDC):  The DDC is a group of staff members who make recommendations on ways to change or improve programs focused on developing a culturally competent workforce.

  • Staff Diversity Programming:  Each staff member is required to attend a minimum of three diversity activities each year as reflected in his or her performance review. 

  • Recruiting Strategies:  Specific steps to recruit diverse staff are included in the sourcing strategy of each open position.

  • Corporate Membership:  Rose Brooks Center has established a corporate partnership with The Urban League of Kansas City.


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