Employment Opportunities

For more than forty-five years, 180 Turning Lives Around has been a leader in empowering survivors to heal from domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to our comprehensive, confidential, and free services for survivors, we educate and advocate for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent abuse. We rely on our dedicated and brilliant staff to do this important work in partnership with our impressive volunteers, and our team is growing! Please review the current openings below.

Please visit the individual job postings below for specific licensing & degree/experience requirements. Each position has unique requirements. In general, we seek trauma-informed and culturally sensitive candidates who are able to work from an empowerment model and who possess strong advocacy skills. Candidates should have excellent communication skills – both written and verbal, and be adept at networking, collaborating and problem-solving. Experience with families affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, trauma and human trafficking. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish & Portuguese preferred.

All positions require: excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft office. (email, word, excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Google Workspace (gmail, docs, slides, storage, calendar)

For client/direct program work, employees must have 40 hours domestic violence training (can be provided upon hire). Job descriptions are not contracts. Duties and responsibilities may be changed as business needs dictates. Must have cleared fingerprint and background check, CARI check. NJ Drivers license in good standing.


Chief Financial Officer

Job Definition:  Protects assets of the Organization by instituting financial policies, internal control procedures, reporting systems and regulations, and ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and funding agency requirements. Responsible for the maintenance of systems and procedures necessary to generate the financial reports and statements for the Organization. Leads the organization-wide budget process, analyzes and reports on cost data, monitors variances and oversees all financial operations. Also responsible for strategic financial planning and analysis, and providing recommendations to executive leadership and the Board of Trustees

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Leads strategic vision planning and oversight of Organization’s finance and accounting processes.
  • Analyzes financial reports and statements, makes recommendations to executive leadership and Board of Trustees.
  • Leads an inclusive process to establish an annual operating budget for the Organization. This budget process should be performed at the department, program, and Organizational level. Provide staff training in the areas of budget development, budget management, fiscal accountability, and finance procedures.
  • Consistently analyzes financial data and financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicates monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitors progress and changes; and keeps executive leadership advised on the Organization’s financial status.
  • Develops plans to address areas of financial opportunity within the Organization.
  • Leads development / program leadership in preparing budgets for grant proposals which fit into the organizational strategy.
  • Leads organizational planning and development of operating budgets and control expenditures against budget, reporting variances.
  • Manages organizational cash flow forecasting; collaborates to access the financial efficacy of program operations and establish finance systems to support program operations.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, financial software, and reporting systems ensuring the Organizational policies and procedures are in compliance with appropriate standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for reporting all financial information to the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of the Board.
  • Defines and implements key performance indicators (KPI) and strategic objectives for each program and, as appropriate, the entire organization; facilitates measurement of objectives, reporting results to the executive leadership.
  • Ensures compliance of Federal, State and Local financial legal requirements and advises executive leadership on needed actions.
  • Appraises adequacy of internal control systems.
  • Responsible for working with and coordinating independent auditors.
  • Assures internal procedures by conducting internal department audits.
  • Maintains historical records by ensuring that documents are completed and filed according to record retention policy and procedure.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge in accounting and finance including technological advances.
  • Maintains policies, procedures, and the proper tools to properly manage the grants and contracts of the Organization.
  • Maintains strong relationships with donors and funding agencies to ensure proper stewardship of funds provided.
  • Insures a productive work environment in accounting and finance.
  • Monitors investment and cash management accounts to maximize investments and resources.
  • Supports fundraising efforts of the Organization.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Master’s degree in accounting or CPA certificate.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with advanced accounting software (i.e., MIP, NetSuite, or Fund EZ).
  • At least five years of experience in the financial function of a non-profit organization.
  • Supervisory experience and highly developed technical and interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to working in a style consistent with the Organization’s values of equality, integrity, simplicity, and non-violent conflict resolution.
  • Committed to working in a culturally diverse community and the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.

Resumes should be sent to Annadw@180nj.org.

Intern Supervisor – Safe House

Consultant position – approximately 5 – 10 hours per week ***

180 Turning Lives Around is currently seeking an MSW/LCSW to provide supervision to social work interns for the coming school year.

Must have experience counseling and supporting victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and understands the importance of working from a trauma-informed, client-centered approach.

Consultant will provide virtual and in-person weekly individual and group supervision to social work interns at our safe house.  Interns will be undergraduate students (BSW candidates) although we may also have graduate students (MSW).   Consultant should have prior experience supervising interns and have taken the SIFI course.

Consultant will help students learn and develop skills as defined in their learning contract. Will review process recordings when part of the school requirement, provide evaluations to schools and be available for any school site-visits.

Consultant should possess excellent communication and listening skills.  Should be organized and able to maintain required documentation of supervision.  Responsible for scheduling supervision with interns at mutually agreeable times.

Must be available to meet with interns weekly when interns are present at the safe house, typically during the school semester.   Must be able to communicate with the Safe House Task Manager as needed in regard to the interns and any concerns that may come up.

Must have cleared fingerprint and background check, CARI check.

*** Depends on the number of interns accepted per semester

Please send your resume, letter of interest, and desired hourly rate to:
Jo Ann Palumbo, LCSW
Director of Program Services

Assistant Program Coordinator

Job Title: Safe House – Assistant Program Coordinator

Status: Full-time – Salaried Position, to include one evening

Reports to: Safe House Program Coordinator

Please send resumes to Isabel Quezada, isabelq@180nj.org and joannp@180nj.org


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Experience working in a residential facility setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and issues related to domestic violence,  sexual   violence, trauma, human trafficking.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish a plus.
  • 40 hours domestic violence training (will be provided upon hire).
  • Possess basic computer skills (email, word, excel).
  • Cleared fingerprint and background check, CARI check.
  • Valid Driver’s License.


  • Assist in review and updating policies and procedures as needed to ensure they are trauma-informed, victim centered and support victim empowerment.
  • Assist in safe house staff training on anti-racism, anti-oppression to ensure services and facility are inclusive and welcoming.
  • Provide staff training with the Program Coordinator and the 180 Hotline Manager to ensure consistent and appropriate hotline response.  To include regular review of hotline calls to ensure staff are working from a trauma-informed, victim-centered empowerment approach.
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, provide consultation and in-service training on mandated reporting, duty to warn, ethical and professional boundaries, and confidentiality policies.
  • Assist with support, supervision and consultation of the case managers, child advocate, and residential advocates in the absence of the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide ongoing oversight and review of file documentation; provide guidance and training on appropriate and timely documentation as per requirements.
  • Provide case management and supportive domestic violence counseling to assigned caseload.  Provide hotline, crisis intervention, victim advocacy and links to other agency services and community resources as appropriate.
  • Assist clients with adherence to program guidelines as outlined in the Shelter Agreement.
  • Request collateral information when the client has provided written informed consent.
  • Provide weekly case manager group supervision with the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide evening and weekend on-call phone support to shelter staff on a rotating schedule with case managers for emergent issues.
  • Coordinate intern interviews, assist in developing learning agreements, intern onboarding and training in collaboration with the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide daily task supervision to interns to ensure they are meeting the goals of learning agreement, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator.
  • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator identify the ongoing training needs of staff, including self-care strategies and professional development.
  • Assist the Program Coordinator in reviewing and updating forms and documents for staff use in the shared folder.
  • Discuss any concerns regarding staff interaction with clients with the Program Coordinator and develop a plan to address and/or provide additional training.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • Attend Shelter Coordinator meetings at the NJCEDV when requested.
  • Attend Monmouth County Behavioral Hub meetings when requested.
  • Enter client service data into Osnium as required.
  • Submit monthly statistical reports by due date as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all of the duties that may be required.  Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Overnight Residential Advocate

Title: Residential  Advocate

Status: Hourly, Part-time

Responsible to: Safe House Program Coordinator

Degree required: High School Diploma

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Answer 180’s Domestic Violence Hotline calls providing crisis intervention, telephone screenings, information and referrals.
  2. Answer 180’s Rape Care Hotline calls, obtain callers’ name, phone number and presenting problem, and contact Volunteer Rape Advocate on-call to respond to callers.
  3. Maintain safe house housekeeping assignments as follow:
    • Assist in organizing bedrooms after client’s discharge
    • Assist in organization and distribution of donations.
    • Maintain pantry inventory and list of supplies needed.
    • Complete shift report and duties assigned on same for your shift.

Provide support/assistance for clients entering/residing/exiting safe house.
Maintain accurate records of client contacts and observations in the Shelter Log and /or Need to know folder.
Enforce and support Shelter Agreement procedures and rules.
Notify on-call supervisor of any emergency, incident or accident that occurs during shift.
Maintain cleanliness of staff areas (offices, bathrooms and kitchen).
Attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings.
Complete shift change report and give to Program Coordinator.
Valid driver license.
Cleared fingerprint and background check.
40 hours domestic violence training (will provide upon hire).
Other duties as assigned.

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Residential Advocate/Full Time

Reporting to: Safe House Program Coordinator

Please send resumes to Isabel Quezada, isabelq@180nj.org


  • This position is 5 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Bachelor degree/Master preferred in social work or a related counseling field
  • Experience working with individuals, children/ families providing case management, advocacy and individual support group services.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and trauma required
  • Team-player outlook. Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.
  • DVS preferred
  • Experience with human trafficking victims
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred


  • Conduct emergency shelter intakes and assess for appropriate services/referrals
  • Provide hot line support, crisis intervention, supportive counseling and support group
  • Provide limited case management
  • Transport and accompany clients to schedule appointments and for residential activities and responsibilities (i.e., Board of Social Services, WIC, vocational training, volunteer services, employment, self-help meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure resident safety by maintaining knowledge of residential census and conducting periodic room checks.
  • Provide support/assistance for clients entering and exiting Shelter
  • Facilitate residential conflict resolution and provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Complete documentation in daily communication log, incident reports, visitation, etc., and ensure appropriate staff communication across shifts.
  • Provide residential service information to supervisors for weekly multidisciplinary team conferences.
  • Participate in appropriate case management with referral/funding agencies, legal system and outsourced resources as needed.
  • Facilitate and record fire drills and other emergency drills procedures as instructed.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments for residents
  • Participate in training programs to enhance teamwork, team collaboration, communication and program development.
  • Participate in staff meeting, and clinical staff meetings as indicated.
  • Provide assistance with daily operational duties
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Attend educational trainings and workshops for professional development as directed
  • Submit required monthly statistical reports by the 5th of the month
  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

 Security Monitor / FT or PT

Reports To: Safe House Program Coordinator

Please send resumes to Liz Graham, lizg@180nj.org


  • Strong experience in public safety and area security.
  • Strong experience in domestic violence.
  • Excellent surveillance and observation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions with respect to policy and protocol.
  • Exhibit exemplary professionalism and integrity.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience in sexual violence, trauma, and human trafficking a plus.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Gmail, etc.
  • High School diploma required.
  • Experienced or retired law enforcement preferred.
  • No criminal history nor listing on DV Database.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


  • Pprovide surveillance of the premises for the protection of residents and staff.
  • Maintain secure facility and detect any suspicious behavior.
  • Monitor and authorize vehicles and individuals onto the property.
  • Patrol facility and grounds.
  • Secure facility from unauthorized entry.
  • Monitor surveillance cameras to identify disruptions or unlawful acts.
  • Respond to alarms to investigate and assess situations.
  • Assist with fire and other emergency drills.
  • Provide assistance to first responders for emergency situations.
  • Liaison to law enforcement, as needed.
  • Understand and follow all Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
  • Document and submit reporting on all usual occurrences and irregularities, as per SOP.

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Music Therapist


Amanda’s Easel of Monmouth County, NJ is seeking a part time (30 hrs/wk), Creative Arts Therapist for their PALS Program.  Peace: A Learned Solution (PALS) is a creative arts therapy program designed to empower and heal children who have witnessed domestic violence.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Creative Arts Therapist is a direct service position that is responsible for the implementation of creative arts therapy within the PALS program.  The areas of focus are creative arts work (both group and individual), intake, evaluations, assessment, community education, referrals, advocacy, and documentation.


  • Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy (Art, Movement, Music, Drama).
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Experience with children and trauma preferred.
  • Part Time: (30 hrs/wk) M-Th evenings

SALARY RANGE: According to experience

RESPONSIBLE TO: PALS Program Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator

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