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Employment at HAVEN

Not only does HAVEN do great work…HAVEN is a great place to work.

Our goal is to be an employer of choice that consists of high-quality staff — that is why we seek to hire the best in the field. Individuals with a great work ethic, sound values and a drive for excellence are welcome to apply. But most important, we look for people who share our passion for ending intimate partner and gender based violence.

As an employee of HAVEN, you’ll enjoy a workplace that celebrates diversity and continually strives to foster a positive, flexible, engaging work environment — where building relationships and empowering colleagues is encouraged, and where self awareness and self care is valued so that one can provide quality service to others.

Current Openings

To apply for open positions, please email resumes and cover letter to hr@haven-oakland.org and include HAVEN and the position title in the subject line.

HAVEN promotes a fully inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are.

Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Therapist- Part-Time

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Prevention Education Specialist

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Daily Living Specialist

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START Contractual Nurse

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Director of Development / Chief Development Officer

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First Response Court Advocate

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Intern Programs

HAVEN offers several opportunities for unpaid internships. In order to be eligible to intern at HAVEN, you must be enrolled in a college/university course that requires you to complete an internship. If you are not enrolled in a course that requires you to complete an internship, we would be happy to send you information about volunteering at HAVEN.

If you would like to apply for or learn more about an internship with HAVEN, request the application documents from Katie Lamb by email at klamb@haven-oakland.org

About Our Internships

In order to remain on the cutting edge of internships, HAVEN’s program includes the unique opportunity to:

  • Obtain crucial clinical experience working directly with survivors of abuse
  • Learn how abuse affects individuals, families and communities
  • Receive ongoing evaluations and feedback through weekly personal supervision by an accredited staff member
  • Become familiar with the culture of the nonprofit industry
  • Obtain experience with a diverse client population

With the exception of our Public Relations & Social Media internship (which requires a one semester commitment), each of our internships requires a two-semester commitment because of the intensive training we provide. This means you would be required to work 10–15 hours each week for each of the six months. If your school only provides internship credit for one semester, we can switch you to volunteer status after you complete your school's internship requirements, although we would still require you to work the same number of hours each week for the entire six months.

The next training class is a total of 24 hours and will include all days listed:

August 2017 - must attend all 24 hours:

          Thursday, August 24             8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

          Friday, August 25                  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
          Saturday, August 26              8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

All interns are required to host one display table each semester. All direct service interns are also required to spend 40 hours staffing HAVEN’s Crisis and Support Line. Scheduling of this will be handled by the Crisis and Support Line Supervisor, but will require four-hour shifts Monday–Friday 9 a.m. –9 p.m. and/or Saturdays 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Additional expectations will be discussed with the intern during the second interview.

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Bachelor/Associate-Level Intern Programs

Prevention Education Interns

  • Present information to groups on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, child sexual abuse and sexual assault, primary prevention strategies
  • Research issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Explore socialization and gender roles
  • Must have some weekday, evening and weekend availability

Fundraising and Event Planning Interns

  • Assist with fundraising endeavors and maintain capital campaign informational materials
  • Assist with event planning and coordinating third party events
  • Draft article for agency e-newsletter
  • Must have some weekday availability

Public Relations and Social Media Interns

  • Provide regular updates via the agency’s social media channels
  • Maintain and regularly update agency website
  • Create and maintain press packets
  • Must have some weekday availability
  • One semester accepted
  • Click here for the complete job description

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Residential Interns (case management)

  • Provide individual/group counseling emphasizing empowerment
  • Advocate for available resources and help the client develop an action plan including financial, legal, housing, medical and educational goals
  • Must have some weekend availability
  • Program supervision by LBSW with greater than 5 years experience in the field

Residential Interns (youth program)

  • Provide individual/group counseling emphasizing empowerment for children
  • Lead group activities with children to assist them in expressing feelings and identifying coping skills
  • Planning educational and recreational indoor and outdoor activities for children
  • Must have some weekday availability

Resource Room Interns

  • Teach job search techniques
  • Teach clients resume building and editing
  • Co-facilitate independent living and employment groups
  • Program supervision by LBSW with greater than 5 years experience in the field

Social Action Interns

  • Respond to on-call pages from Oakland County hospitals and police departments
  • Provide crisis intervention, emotional support and resource information for clients
  • Assist with individualized safety planning
  • Assist in preparation for and accompany clients to criminal court and PPO proceedings
  • Provide information about possible criminal court outcomes
  • Assist survivors in obtaining their crime-victim rights
    • Must have access to a car and phone
    • Must be available to be on-call one weeknight each week and one weekend each month
    • Must be available in court one day each week
    • Must be able to drive to any Oakland County hospital from your residence in under an hour
    • Must be available Tuesday or Friday during the day

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Master's-Level Intern Programs

Counseling Interns

  • Assess individual counseling needs of adult and child clients
  • Assist in the coordination, development and facilitation of support groups
  • Provide counseling services on an individual and group basis to special target groups
  • Assist in the planning and delivery of program services to adult and child clients
  • Complete monthly reports
  • Complete and maintain client paperwork and files
    • Must be available Tuesday afternoons (3–4:30 p.m.) and some weekday afternoons/evenings
    • Students will be supervised by an LPC or LMSW. Please check with your school’s intern coordinator to make sure that fits with the requirements of a master’s level placement
    • Practicum must be completed prior to beginning internship program at HAVEN

Social Action Interns

  • Respond to on-call pages from Oakland County hospitals and police departments
  • Provide crisis intervention, emotional support and resource information for clients
  • Assist with individualized safety planning
  • Assist in preparation for and accompany clients to criminal court and PPO proceedings
  • Provide information about possible criminal court outcomes
  • Assist survivors in obtaining their crime-victim rights
    • Must have access to a car and phone
    • Must be available to be on-call one weeknight each week and one weekend each month
    • Must be available in court one day each week
    • Must be able to drive to any Oakland County hospital from your residence in under an hour
    • The supervisor of this program has an MSW, but is not yet an LMSW. Please check with your school’s intern coordinator to make sure that fits with the requirements of a master’s level placement

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Intern Testimonials

“I have done internships and field placements in a residential substance abuse setting, a community mental health agency and a community-based family services agency prior to working at HAVEN. The work at HAVEN can be challenging, and the supportive staff is like no other place I’ve worked. The warmth of and accessibility to the counseling and other staff makes the learning experience at HAVEN the best placement I have worked at.”
—Michael McCarthy, Intern, Counseling

“HAVEN has afforded me many great opportunities and experiences. Through HAVEN, I’ve learned so much about helping victims become survivors, about the power and resiliency of women who have been victims, and the overwhelming need in this community for support and resources. HAVEN’s court advocacy and first response programs gave me unique opportunities to work face-to-face with victims and prosecutors, and help see that social justice is served.”
—Allysa Fearnow, Intern, Social Action

“I began my internship at HAVEN as a member of the Social Action Team in the fall of 2009. I was immediately treated as a valuable member of the team, thoroughly trained in several of the programs at HAVEN by an incredibly knowledgeable and empathetic staff, and gained skills that I will use for the rest of my professional and personal life. I worked hard and soon had my own clients, positive relationships with area police and court personnel, and a strong bond with my co-workers. My experience as an intern at HAVEN has proved invaluable in many ways, and I will always feel connected to this organization.”
—Jennifer Lucas, Intern, Social Action

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