Job Opportunities with New Directions Shelter

JOB OPPORTUNITY: New Directions seeks multiple part-time night and weekend staff – paid and volunteers.

Core responsibilities include:
1. Ensure safety and security of residents; provide individual advocacy for shelter residents and their children
2. When necessary, notify on-call staff regarding situations that require immediate attention
3. Maintain records of services provided
4. Assist with projects as needed

Candidates are required to have graduated from high school or obtained a GED; previous training and experience in domestic or sexual violence preferred; bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a related field preferred. A current or previous connection to Knox County is also desirable, though not mandatory.

New Directions is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity in its professional staff. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. Candidates should also support New Directions’ commitment to serving underserved and at-risk populations, including male victims, individuals who identify as LGBT, and persons who are disabled, elderly and/or have mental health issues.

Successful candidates will be placed among a pool of part-time night and weekend staff, to be selected on an as-needed basis. Paid staff salary is $10 per hour, without benefits.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Questions can be directed to Tamara Anderson, by phone (740) 397-4357 or by email

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