Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Hiring for Jobs in Direct Service

Who’s Hiring? 10 Organizations Hiring for Jobs in Direct Service was originally published on Idealist Careers.

If you’re looking for a job where you’ll be able to make an impact on people and in communities, a career in direct service may be your next great move.

This month, we’re highlighting 10 organizations looking to fill direct-service positions. These roles allow you to work hands-on with individuals by providing guidance, support, and resources to address specific needs.

Beyond providing personal fulfillment, a career in direct service can help you develop improved communication skills, a deep understanding of human behavior, and wide-ranging experience with people in need. 

Pro Tip: Emphasizing your work history in people-first jobs, as well as a passion for helping others navigate challenges, can serve as a solid foundation for success in these roles!

1. Sanctuary for Families, New York, NY

This nonprofit provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and other forms of gender violence. They’re hiring for a variety of open roles on Idealist, including a Counselor, Non-Residential Services Program and Case Manager, Residential Services, both to work in a hybrid capacity.

2. Community Counseling and Mediation, Brooklyn, NY

This organization works to improve the lives of at-risk children and families through innovative behavioral health, supportive housing, education, and youth services. They are hiring a Mentally Ill Chemical Abuse (MICA) Specialist Substance Counselor/Case Manager for an onsite position.

3. The Father Center of New Jersey, Westampton, NJ

This community organization offers fathers the emotional, social, and economic resources to improve their lives and those of their children, including stress and anger management training and adult computer classes. They’re hiring a Career Counselor I and Senior Career Counselor to work onsite in Westampton, New Jersey.

4. API Chaya, Seattle, WA

This nonprofit supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crime victims through a variety of culturally-relevant services and programs. They are hiring a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program Manager for a hybrid position based in Seattle, WA.

5. US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Fair Oaks, CA

This organization is dedicated to providing trauma-informed, culturally-appropriate, and tailored services to refugees and immigrants. They are hiring a Lead Therapist/Clinician for an onsite role.

6. KIPP Colorado Schools, Denver, CO

This network of tuition-free, open enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools is dedicated to preparing students from underserved communities for success in college and life. They are hiring a Director of Counseling, Wellness & Mental Health for an onsite position.

7. Rise, Incorporated, Mora, MN

This nonprofit supports people with disabilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin by improving access to employment, housing, and life-enrichment services. They are hiring a Mental Health Practitioner for an onsite position.

8. Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., San Antonio, TX

This faith-based nonprofit is dedicated to providing medical, dental, and health-related human services to low-income families and people who are uninsured in South Texas. They are hiring a Coordinadore de Comunidades de Soluciones to work in a hybrid capacity.

9. Chinatown Community Development Center, San Francisco, CA

Chinatown Community Development Center serves over 4,500 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. They are hiring for a variety of jobs in direct service, including case manager and community organizer roles.

10. Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, Richmond, VA

This nonprofit is an alliance of diverse individuals and organizations that provide a variety of supportive services to/for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. They are hiring a full-time Crisis Response Specialist, a part-time Crisis Response Specialist, and a Latinx Crisis Response Coordinator, all of which will work in a hybrid capacity.


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If you’ve missed the boat on any of the above opportunities, don’t forget to explore our latest job listings to find jobs in direct service.