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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

Domestic Violence Advocate (Bilingual English/Spanish required)

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Direct Service, Residential Programs

Providing 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 can expect to serve a caseload, including group and workshop facilitation, advocacy, and interpretation in response to client needs. As a Residential Program team member, the advocate should expect the bulk of their work and focus to be on helping program participants with goal planning, emotional support, and securing permanent housing.

The Domestic Violence Advocate works closely with the Director of Residential Programs to support survivors of domestic violence (DV) living in our two residences. The advocate collaborates with the Director and other advocates across all TSS program areas, including Community, Legal, and Housing. All direct service employees of The Second Step provide supportive services from a trauma-informed perspective.

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Housing Advocate

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Direct Service, Housing & Stabilization

Providing comprehensive housing related case management & advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, within an agency framework that is trauma-informed, strength-based, relational, and empowering. The ideal candidate is a thought-leader, self- starter, who takes the initiative to develop expertise in this ever-evolving field and keeps the agency informed of changes and nuances in the work.

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Facilities Coordinator - Part Time (20hr/week)

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Facilities & Administrative Support, Residential Programs

Responsible for day to day functioning of The Second Step’s two residential shelters.  The ideal candidate is able to balance simultaneous projects and responsibilities, including light facilities work, managing in-kind donations, and coordinating with external contractors.

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Staff Attorney

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Direct Service, Steps to Justice

Responsible for providing legal services to survivors of domestic violence.  The Staff Attorney is also responsible for assisting the Director of Steps to Justice (STJ) with legislative, administrative and systemic efforts to address issues that impact survivors of domestic violence, in outreach to and relationship building with the legal community and in facilitating legal trainings. 

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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!