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Independence House, Inc.

currently seeks to fill the following position:


Director of Community Based & Rape Crisis Program Services

Independence House encourages applicants of diverse races, all abilities, sexual orientation, and genders to submit application

Hours: 25 Hours per week
Salary: competitive
Benefits: Vacation, Holiday, Sick & 403(b)
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervisory responsibilities are included in this position

This is a key leadership position at Independence House, Inc. (IH) a comprehensive domestic & sexual violence community-based agency and shelter program in Barnstable County that focuses on meeting the unique and cultural needs of survivors and their children. We provide safety, food, shelter, advocacy, counseling homicide victim survivor support and counseling and other resources to assist survivors in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves and their children. IH is committed to the values of inclusivity, equality, anti-oppression, non-hierarchical structure, and a non-judgmental and empowering work environment. IH works closely with other agencies in the community, to offer a comprehensive network of resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children and survivors of homicide victims. IH works with these agencies and other community groups to provide education, prevention and training about domestic & sexual violence toward community transformation and change. Please see our website at for more information.


The Director of Community Based & Rape Crisis Program Services is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Rape Crisis Center & Community Based Services Programs.


The Director of Community Based & Rape Crisis Program Services reports to the Executive Director.


The Director of Community Based & Rape Crisis Program Services provides day to day and scheduled supervision to all Rape Crisis Program Counselors, interns, and volunteers, as well as to the two satellite office staff members in Falmouth and Provincetown on a regular basis.


  • Oversees the daily operation of the program, including scheduling and ensures adequate coverage at all times
  • Coordinate coverage with other programs in the agency, including Hotline, SafeHome, Rape Crisis
  • Program development & research.
  • Coordinate with program staff and Clinical Manager to ensure compliance with program requirements –Billing – Data Collection – Reporting
  • Effectively supervise all program staff a minimum of two times a month
  • Reports regularly to the Executive Director
  • Coordinate and manage administrative and operational functions of the sexual & domestic violence (SDV) programs in collaboration with appropriate staff
  • Represent the agency in the community as needed
  • Carry an appropriate caseload
  • Participate in Staff Meetings.
  • Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Rape Crisis Center (RCC) & Community Based Services (CBS) Programs: review and evaluate Rape Crisis Program policies and procedures
  • Regular high-quality individual supervision of all RCC & CBS sexual & domestic violence staff and satellite office staff; weekly team meetings. Supervision, as needed, of all program interns and volunteers
  • Provide individual counseling, support group co-facilitation, and client intakes as necessary
  • Provide Rape Crisis Counselor trainings to all staff and volunteers as needed
  • Schedule in-service trainings to staff and volunteers regarding issues of rape/sexual assault
  • Responsible for implementing Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Department of Public Health (DPH) grants, including monthly and/or quarterly reports regarding statistical information and client service delivery
  • Provide community outreach and education regarding issues related to rape/sexual assault
  • Attend Independence House staff, supervision, and Management Team meetings
  • Represent Independence House, Inc at sexual assault related meetings, Jane Doe Sexual Assault Advisory Board meetings and other community task force and round table meetings as appropriate
  • Prepare monthly report to Independence House Executive Director regarding SDV Programs activities & statistics
  • Coordinate and oversee monthly meetings with Cape Cod Police Sexual & Domestic Violence Officers and Civilian Advocates
  • Responsible for overseeing and implementing program development
  • Provide back-up coverage to the hotline as required
  • Work within the agency’s philosophy, policies, and procedures
  • Coordinate employee interview/hiring process for SDV Program and/or satellite offices staff
  • Perform other related duties and developmental tasks as required
  • Conduct Team Meetings


  • Prior experience in managing a program and supervising staff
  • Strong clinical background and commitment to working on behalf of SDV survivors
  • Strong knowledge of individual and group counseling techniques
  • Ability to coordinate services and manage a program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to an empowerment approach
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with staff and community
  • Ability to function independently
  • Knowledge of SDV
  • Ability to maintain ethical standards, including ethical and assertive communication
  • Commitment to own self-care and supporting staff for their self-care
  • Ability to work with culturally and various diversity issues
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work with issues of SDV
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and high standards of integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and stress
  • Ability to make sound decisions in the moment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years’ experience in the field, or equivalent experience, and experience providing supervision, case management, life skills development, group facilitation and individual counseling. Must have a thorough understanding of professional and personal boundaries, and demonstrate application of such; must be willing to engage in difficult and direct communication and contribute to a healthy positive work culture. Knowledge of community resources, and sensitivity to the needs of sexual & domestic violence survivors, and their children is required. Must be committed to and comfortable with diversity and demonstrate commitment to inclusivity. Must be able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population of clients and must be able to work effectively as an individual as well as a team member.


Must demonstrate ethics in communication and behaviors
Positive “can do” attitude
Be dependable and demonstrate a strong work ethic
Passion and excitement for our mission
Commitment to ongoing learning for self and staff
Commitment to supervision

To Be Considered: Please send a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements to:
Please write “IH Application- [Your Last Name]” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. 

Independence House, an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, or disability and denial of family medical leave and pregnancy leave. This search is being conducted by Independence House, Inc.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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