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Employment Opportunities

We are excited that you are considering the House of Ruth Maryland (HRM) for your career plans. Please take a moment to review the job opportunities that are available. All of our positions are posted here as they are made available. To be considered for a position with HRM, you must meet the qualifications outlined for the position, pass a criminal background check, and be able to understand and be sensitive to intimate partner violence and how it impacts victims. You may email or submit your cover letter and resume to:

House of Ruth Maryland
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Attn: Human Resources
Fax: (410) 889-2130

Your resume will be reviewed by the hiring manager and you may be contacted to schedule an interview.

In some cases, you may not hear from us right away, which may indicate that we do not have a position that would match your skills. However, we will keep your resume on file for six months should something become available.

If you do not get the job you applied for please continue to visit our website as new positions are posted frequently.


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Clinical Supervisor

Baltimore and PG County – 16 Hours a Week

The Clinical Supervisor will work closely with the Director of Clinical Services to achieve strategic goals and foster an environment that values, supports, and builds the expertise of our staff. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for providing one-on-one clinical supervision, support and clinical guidance to the Clinical Services staff in the Baltimore City and Prince George’s County offices. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supporting the integrity of the program, complying with agency wide standards, professional standards, and grant specifications. The candidate must be able to split hours between two work locations.


Must hold an LCSW-C license in Maryland. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience providing clinical supervision to licensed therapists and have experience providing therapeutic support services for vulnerable populations. Must have current knowledge on assessment of and therapeutic services for adults and children. The ideal candidate will have experience in crisis interventions, knowledge of trauma informed approaches and demonstrate skill in working with people from diverse races, cultures and socio-economic classifications. Must be able to work independently. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of increasing responsibility and staff development.

Outreach Specialist, Baltimore – Full Time

The Outreach Specialist is the agency’s first contact with victims identified through the Lethality Assessment Program. The Specialist is primarily responsible for making outreach calls to victims identified by the Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD) and offers safety planning, IPV education, linkage to House of Ruth Maryland (HRM) services, and referrals to appropriate community resources. This position is also responsible for tracking those contacts and outcomes and entering the information from the lethality assessment screens into the HRM client database system (ETO). The Specialist is a creative, energetic problem solver who exercises initiative to help callers and is a skilled professional who has excellent crisis intervention skills including empathy, compassion, listening, patience, and the ability to assess each victim’s situation relative to lethality, assist them in making a safety plan and engage them in appropriate services. The Specialist is responsible for developing an excellent working relationship with other HRM program and its staff, to ensure the timely, effective and seamless provision of services and must have the maturity and skills to work with people from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds in many different capacities.


• Bachelors degree.
• Two years experience doing outreach, answering hotline or working in customer service.
• Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence.
• Knowledge or ability to learn database management systems; comfortable learning new systems.
• Oral fluency in English and Spanish highly preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to work quickly and calmly in a crisis
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions which de-escalate conflict and/or resolve a crisis effectively.
• Knowledge of local human services programs/ agencies and housing resources.
• Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills with a strong ability to relate to a diverse range of individuals including victims, children, donors, business leaders, human service providers, and donors. Particular emphasis on communication over the telephone.
• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Must pass Criminal Background Check.

Preschool Teacher, Baltimore – Part –Time

The Child Care Teacher-Preschool is responsible for the day-to-day care of children ages 6 weeks –5 years in the classroom planning creative, educational, fun activities for them as well as addresses their basic needs. 

The hours for this position are as follows: Mondays and Fridays 2:30 to 6:30pm, Tuesdays 1pm to 9pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm to 9pm.


Must be 20 years old or older.  Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related major preferred and 90 hour Early Childhood Education certificate required.  Two years’ experience may be substituted for the AA degree. Must have one (1) year experience working in the child care field and be knowledgeable about the impact of domestic violence and trauma on child development, behavior and on families.   

Resident Advocate – Working Every Other Weekend 4pm to Midnight

The Resident Advocate is an essential staff position primarily responsible for covering the daily operations of the Shelter program, including welcoming and orienting new residents to the program, providing crisis intervention and conflict resolution services to residents, and daily enrichment activities to improve shelter stay.  This position is also responsible for primary and back up coverage on the 24 hour hotline and back up coverage for operation activities such as readying a room for occupancy, accepting and distributing donations, and light housekeeping.

Hours for this position are every other weekend 4pm to Midnight:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Associates plus 3 years of experience in client centered advocacy or residential program.
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills with a strong ability to relate to a diverse range of individuals including victims, children, donors, and community professionals.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Knowledge of local human service resources
  • Experience with conflict resolution/ mediation.
  • Candidates with fluency in Spanish as well as English strongly preferred.

Residential Therapist, Baltimore – Full-time

The Residential Therapist is responsible for direct clinical service and program administration of therapeutic services for battered women residing in the Emergency and Transitional Housing Residential Program. The Residential Therapist facilitates and supports a team approach among staff to address the trauma, mental health and other clinical issues clients may present. The Residential Therapists sees clients on an ongoing basis as well as in crisis situations and is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Clinical Services department in the residential setting.


Position qualifications include a Masters degree in social work with experience in trauma and/ or addictions preferred. Candidate must be a licensed LCSW-C in Maryland. Clinical assessment skills and experience working in a residential setting preferred. Candidate must demonstrate familiarity with the dynamics of domestic violence, impact of families living in poverty, and skill working with trauma victims and people from diverse backgrounds. Successful candidate will demonstrate high level of initiative, ability to work independently, and skill working as a team member. Candidate must be computer literate (MS Word, internet, e-mail). Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Sales Associate, Ruth's Closet
Pikesville – Part – time 15 hours/week

The Ruth’s Closet Sales Associate is an hourly employee. This position does not include benefits. The Sales Associate is responsible for the smooth operation of Ruth’s Closet in the absence of the Store Manager and must therefore have a working knowledge of critical, daily operational systems for Ruth’s Closet, including merchandising, stockroom, sales transactions, donation receiving, and volunteer staffing coverage. The Sales Associate works closely with volunteers to provide quality customer service to shoppers and to donors who are dropping off items at Ruth’s Closet. The Sales Associate works with minimal supervision and is responsible for opening and closing the store, managing the sales floor, sales transactions, volunteer direction and support, and handling emergencies or unanticipated events.

Weekly Work Schedule
Flexible weekday hours (7.5 hours)
Every other Saturday 9:45am - 5:15pm (7.5 hours)

Experience in a position involving customer service required. Sales experience in retail environment preferred. Experience working with volunteers a plus. Must be reliable, including have own transportation. Must have high ethical standards and successfully complete a background check. Must be highly motivated, able to work independently, and exercise good judgment and discretion. Must be able to follow direction and when needed, initiate action and make sound decisions. Strong interpersonal skills required. Must be outgoing and capable of engaging effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Must demonstrate flexibility and be able to multi-task. Must be resourceful, even tempered, and a skilled problem solver.

Shelter Supervisor

The Shelter Supervisor is an essential staff position primarily responsible for providing leadership to the 24/7 shelter staff positions and continuity of service to the participants in the Residential Programs.  This position is responsible for overseeing all facets of day to day shelter operations which include shift coverage, delivery of participant services, accurate and timely documentation, and volunteer support.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct, manage, oversee and hire Resident Advocate and Operations Assistant staff;  oversee and coordinate work allocation, training, supervision, and performance evaluation of the staff and ensure that all work related to customer service and daily shelter operations is timely, accurate, and effective.
  • Establish and modify staff schedules as necessary to ensure 24/7 shelter coverage.
  • Actively oversee the ETO data entry efforts of staff; ensuring staff have the skills to utilize the software’s capabilities and putting processes in place to ensure consistent, timely, accurate, and quality entries.
  • Coordinates among staff and Shelter Supervisors the collection of daily, weekly and monthly data information such as census, attendance, room occupancy, rent, and other key data indicators.  Assists in preparing reports and compiling statistics as necessary.
  • Coordinate the scheduling and support of special event and ongoing residential volunteers.  Work with Residential Services Director to recruit and train new volunteers to program.
  • Ensure that program participant documents related to the successful running of the program are accurate, available, and up to date.  Monitor resource materials to ensure they are accurate and current.
  • Welcome new program participants, complete paperwork, and orient to building.
  • Answer 24 hour hotline as back up to Contact Center.
  • Screens and accepts new residents into the Emergency Shelter program.
  • Complete leases with all new program participants.
  • Conduct weekly house meeting with program participants.  Assigns and distributes weekly Household Chore list and community service assignments to participants.
  • Acts as liaison to Client Services Coordinators, providing information on program participants’ stay in shelter, expressing concerns, and reporting successes.
  • Monitor building and document needs for repair, safety hazards, and cleaning.  Respond to building mechanical emergencies and security threats to manage any immediate crisis and involve appropriate staff as necessary.
  • Rotate “OnCall” duties among Shelter Supervisors, making decisions relative to length of stay, addressing emergent situations, and providing holiday and relief coverage as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or Associates plus 5 years experience in client centered advocacy or residential program.

  • Two years of demonstrated ability to supervise paid or unpaid staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide the leadership that enables staff to consistently meet goals.
  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal skills with a strong ability to relate to a diverse range of individuals including victims, children, donors, and community professionals.
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Experience in working successfully across departments/ teams to achieve objectives.
  • Experience with conflict resolution/ mediation.
  • Knowledge of local human service providers.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.


The House of Ruth Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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