South Peninsula Haven House

Employment Opportunities

Full Time Position

Prevention Coordinator   This position must exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to establishing and maintaining comprehensive prevention, education, awareness and community engagement campaign focused on preventing and reducing interpersonal violence with a special emphasis on teens and young adults. 

Job knowledge absolutely required before entering the job:

  • Experience and knowledge with primary and secondary prevention strategies and practices. 
  • Knowledge or experience with gender and power based interpersonal violence issues and services
  • At least two years experience working with and mentoring children and young adults with progressively responsible job duties and responsibilities. Volunteer services for youth and/or foster parenting may be substituted on a year-to-year basis.
  • Computer competency in word processing, data bases, web-site management and desk-top publishing
  • Ability to research, organize, write/edit and produce correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to cross-communicate among diverse groups and facilitate problem resolution
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to give & receive oral & written communications.
  • Willingness and ability to constructively confront issues of gender and race and to employ de-escalation and conflict resolution techniques
  • Must be a responsible individual of reputable character who is known to exercise sound judgment, maintain confidentiality, cope with stress and crisis situations in a calm manner and who models non-violent behavior and freedom from substance abuse


Academic degree or certification/licensure in communications, public administration, social services, public health, prevention, or related subjects pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of this position

  • Knowledge of Southern Kenai Peninsula community resources, cultural values, personal and family relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful coalition building and community activism. 
  • Bi-lingual in English and local or indigenous languages

Essential Job Results:

  • Changes community norms and builds comprehensive prevention programming
  •  Engages community partners and builds capacity for prevention strategies
  • Assures competency of outreach, education and prevention campaigns
  • Sustains and promotes strategies to empower youth, strengthen connectivity and life skills
  • Accomplish staff results by recruiting, interviewing, training, supervising, mentoring and evaluating staff, youth interns, summer service staff and staff providing adjunct services
  • Supports general operations by providing advocacy , answering crisis line, serving a back up and program support when necessary
  • Contributes to the team effort and maintains continuous quality improvement
  • Protects program integrity and confidentiality

Machines and equipment used: Standard office and printing/publication equipment (FAX, computers, copier, binder, laminator, button maker, telephone, etc.), basic carpentry and household cleaning tools (vacuum cleaners, hammers, pressure washers, etc.). 

Physical Requirements: Ability to walk, sit, hear, speak, climb stairs, stoop, reach, use hands, lift up to 50 lbs., see and use close vision; read, write, speak, and understand English

Interested candidates should submit Resume’ including contact phone number via email to

Haven House is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Part Time Positions

Shelter Advocate – part time (Homer, AK) 

This position has a social justice component that requires critical thinking through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply. We also encourage people of all genders to apply.

-Data entry 
-Ability to work with a diverse population and provide culturally competent advocacy
-Provide advocacy based counseling to Domestic violence survivors and their children
-Complete screening process with participants 
-Complete the intake process for client admittance including data collection and reporting
-Assist emergency shelter residents by providing resources, information and referrals
-Provide crisis intervention and referrals on the 24 hour crisis line for those seeking shelter and other services, not limited to domestic violence
-Able to effectively safety plan with survivors of domestic violence, including, shelter residents, walk-ins and over the phone
-Provide crisis intervention assessment and referrals to outside agencies
-Maintains and updates client files regularly to provide timely data collection and reporting
-Attends staff meetings
-Help participants navigate systems such as the health & legal systems and other community resources

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
-Experience, ability and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, differing abilities
-Experience working in a population with women who may be experiencing, substance abuse, mental illness, sexual assault, and homelessness
-Experience in maintaining accurate and timely documentation of clients files, data entry, monthly reports
-Ability to work independently in a shelter environment 
-Strong knowledge of community resources, and other partnering agencies
-Oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
-Computer familiarity with Windows, Word, and ability to use online tools such as google docs
-Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
-Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
-Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist principles

Core competencies expected: 
Fostering Diversity, Race & Social Justice Advocacy, Attention to Detail, Collaboration, Communication: Oral and Written, Crisis Management, Customer Service, Interpersonal Skills, Personal Credibility, Planning & Organizing/Time Management, Reliability and Discernment/Judgment

We are looking for compassionate open minded individuals who enjoy working with many different types of people. This is a busy residential shelter setting where advocates provide support to people who are trying to get back on their feet. This job is often challenging and so the agency provides PTO to staff regularly scheduled for 20 hours a week or more. 

Part- time position for 1-3 of the following shifts: 
Day 7:30a-3:30p 
Swing 3:00p – 10:30p 
Night 10:00p – 8:00a
some partial shifts available

To apply submit resume including phone number with working voicemail to Cover letter optional.

Open until filled.

Haven House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Make a Donation

Supporting Haven House is an investment in a safer community, helping us continue advocating for victims, breaking cycles of violence, supporting parents and celebrating survivors.


Get Action Alerts, News and Updates by Email from Haven House