Domestic Violence Counselor/Advocate

Shalom Bayit | Berkeley, CA, United States

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Posted Date 2/27/2023


Shalom Bayit seeks a warm and dedicated counselor/advocate who will provide compassionate support to survivors of intimate partner violence. This position will be part of the highly-collaborative direct services team within an empowerment-focused, social justice agency working to shift the Jewish community’s response to domestic abuse.  The counselor/advocate will provide crisis intervention, safety planning, 1:1 peer counseling, and client advocacy through a culturally-competent Jewish lens. The counselor/advocate will also work closely with the direct services manager on client-focused programming, resource development and records administration. This position involves extensive on the job training, mentoring and opportunities for personal and professional growth.


  • Confidential helpline support: crisis intervention, peer counseling, education, and advocacy services (including resource coordination, information, referrals, financial assistance, etc.) by phone and in person
  • Accurate, ethical and confidential maintenance of client files and data tracking
  • Administrative support to program management staff
  • Communication with clients regarding support groups and coordination of onsite childcare providers
  • Assistance with Adopt-a-Family Chanukah program and other special events for clients and their children
  • Some travel within the Bay Area may be required for meetings and/or client appointments
  • Perform all duties necessary to the function of Shalom Bayit programs, including but not limited to:
    • Collaborating with staff team to ensure smooth running of agency, office and programs
    • Assisting with annual event production, including but not limited to our annual gala
    • Participating in agency planning through attending staff meetings and trainings 


  • Ability to support survivors of domestic violence within an empowerment-focused peer counseling model
  • BA in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work with both clients and colleagues who represent a wide range of cultural and religious beliefs, class backgrounds, racial identities, sexual and gender orientations, ages and abilities
  • Commitment to agency philosophy, mission, and vision
  • Certification of state-mandated 40-hour domestic violence training (course can be completed after hire)
  • Familiarity with the diverse spectrum of Jewish life and practice in the Bay Area community

Skills: The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Ability to provide non-judgmental, calm, empathic support to survivors of intimate partner abuse
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with clients, coworkers and community members
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency including Excel and Google’s suite of programs
  • Highly organized work style with attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and ability to plan, prioritize and organize workload
  • Ability to work both independently and in a cooperative team environment

Job Location: SF Bay Area. The position will require some work from our East Bay hub. Remote hybrid options available.

Salary and Benefits

$26 - $28/hour ($54K - $58K FTE) depending on experience. Generous vacation, sick, Jewish holiday time, family leave, 403b retirement | Workplace committed to diversity, healthy boundaries and a respectful culture.

To apply, send cover letter, resume & 3 references to:  [email protected]


People of marginalized genders, traditionally underrepresented Jewish backgrounds, Jews of Color, and survivors of domestic violence are especially encouraged to apply. Shalom Bayit (a project of the Tides Center) does not discriminate on the basis of socioeconomic, ethnic, or religious background; sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or language.  We represent a variety of Jewish backgrounds and denominations.  We do not provide services or education to abusers.     

Salary26.00 - 28.00 Hour
Full Time
Case Worker | Community Outreach | Counselor | Social Justice
Organization Type
Other | Outreach | Social Work | Women's Organization
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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