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The Second Step is a community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers who foster the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence.

The Second Step is a community...

There’s a reason why our mission statement begins the way it does. It begins not with what we do, but with who we are. Think you might be a good fit? Check out current openings below.

Current Openings

Administrative & Front Office Assistant

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Administration, Main Office

Provides administrative and office support at The Second Step’s main office. Tasks include email and scheduling, reserving rooms and coordinating staff attendance at meetings and trainings, assisting with billing, contract management, and grant reporting, and assisting with communications and social media.

Other responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors and guests, ensuring educational and informational literature is stocked and updated, posting and updating flyers, schedules, and informationals for clients in our main office

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Transitional Housing Advocate (Bilingual English/Spanish)

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Direct Service, Residential Programs

Provides comprehensive case management, housing search, housing advocacy, and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence, within an agency framework that is trauma-informed, strength-based, relational, and empowering. The advocate will serve a bilingual caseload, including English/Spanish group and workshop facilitation, advocacy, and interpretation in response to client needs.

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Housing Advocate

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Direct Service, Community Programs

Provides housing search, advocacy and case management services to client families, including help with budgeting and obtaining financial resources for housing-related expenses. Liaises and advocates with the housing authority and other agencies as needed to ensure clients attain permanent housing. 

Develops housing-related service plans with clients based on their individual needs and self-identified goals. Identifies barriers and challenges that may be impeding a client’s ability to move forward with their housing and financial goals, assisting clients and advocates with identifying potential resources.

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Therapeutic Afterschool Teacher

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Direct Service, Youth and Prevention Programs

Works directly with children to provide opportunities for positive, pro-social development.  Located in one of our transitional housing residences, this position is one of two full-time Teachers – together with several volunteers and interns – in the on-site Therapeutic Afterschool Program.  Together with their colleagues, the Therapeutic Afterschool Teacher supervises free and structured play that provides children with a variety of new experiences, including creative self-exploration and opportunities to learn and practice problem solving skills.

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Youth Programs Facilitator (part-time)

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Direct Service, Youth and Prevention Programs

Works in partnership with other youth staff to facilitate groups, provide one-on-one support, and co-facilitate activities, events, and adventures for adolescents and teens who are survivors of domestic violence. Activities include supportive talking groups, physically engaging activities (including sports, games, and outdoor events), academic tutoring sessions, and more.

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Please also feel free to contact us on our main line at 617-965-3999.

We LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!