House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

The House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation's leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.

Services provided at the House of Ruth Maryland include legal advice and representation, counseling, emergency shelter, community education and outreach and abuse intervention programming.  Nearly 9,000 victims received services from the House of Ruth Maryland in 2015.


Founded:  1977 Headquartered:  Baltimore Contact:  Erika Buffaloe
Phone:  (410) 889-0840 Website:
Bilingual Group Facilitator

Location: Baltimore

Years of Experience: 0-1 Years
Department: OUTREACH AND PREVENTION Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree
Full/Part Time: Full Time


The Group Facilitator ensures that group work in the agency’s abuse intervention programs is aligned with the programs’ philosophy and that program participants receive the program’s full curriculum. Group Facilitators work with the Associate Director to ensure the goals, objectives, and work efforts of the programs are consistent with the mission of the House of Ruth Maryland and advance the agency and programs’ strategic goals and objectives. Group Facilitators lead the program’s orientation sessions and conduct bio-psycho-social intake assessments with new participants. The Group Facilitator also assists with special projects such as curriculum development, trainings, and community outreach, as well as, provides back up coverage for other Facilitators on an as needed basis

Essential Duties: 

·         Facilitates psycho-educational group sessions and provides back up coverage as required in accordance with the program’s curriculum and design.

·         Conducts one-on-one sessions with participants as needed.

·         Conduct bio-psycho-social intake assessments and orientation sessions.

·         Consistently communicate with Parole & Probation agents and other referral partners regarding participant progress and status.

·         Participate in group preparation, facilitation, and debrief, as well as, peer review sessions with other group facilitators.

·         Maintain electronic and paper file documentation for groups and participants in keeping with program standards. 

·         Address issues with participants individually, including fee assessments, conflicts, referrals for additional services, and assessment of appropriateness to continue in the program. 

·         Collect, process, and document fees and attendance in accordance with program policy.

·         Attend and participate in regular staff meetings.

·         Is involved in program development activities, including group curriculum design, procedure development and implementation and creation of new program initiatives.

·         Must work some evenings to provide group coverage.

·          Send completion letters to judges, agents, participants and victims.

Non-Essential Duties:

·         Provides community education and training on intimate partner violence and agency services.

·         On an as needed basis, is available by phone for crisis support.



Bachelors’ degree in a human service field is required. Minimum 1 year experience facilitating curriculum-based groups. Experience working with the criminal justice system and with marginalized or oppressed groups is preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills. Client assessment, group work, project planning and conflict management skills required.  Computer literate (MS Office, internet, e-mail) and experience working within a data tracking system are necessary. Applicants must be able to confidently work with a population that has a history of violent and criminal behaviors. Ability to understand intimate partner violence and how it affects the client population and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds are a must.

Must be violence free in own life with no charges of violence within a minimum of three years.  If applicant has ever been identified as a perpetrator of intimate partner violence, the applicant must have successfully completed a certified abuse intervention program.  

Benefits:  Dental Insurance
Employee Assistance Plan
Paid Time Off
Retirement Savings and Planning
Domestic Partner Benefits
Life Insurance
Prescription Drug Coverage
Vision Insurance

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