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:
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 role ensures that group work in the Gateway Project, one of the agency’s abuse intervention programs, is aligned with the programs’ philosophy and that program participants receive the programs’ full curriculum; and advance the agency and programs’ strategic goals and objectives. The work done is the Gateway Project is vital to the Baltimore community and is funded by grants. This work is instrumental in pursuing the House of Ruth’s mission.

The program is currently preparing to publish its long-awaited curriculum and will be doing some national-level training in the next year or so. I can assure you that you will strengthen your skills in facilitation, creative presentation styles, community engagement and project management. This Group Facilitator, along with the rest of our Gateway Project, is well positioned for a tremendous amount of growth over the next two years, including moving into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in 2018 where we will be launching and researching a national model program!

Group Facilitators run several groups a week and assist with special projects and provide coverage for individual intake interviews and group orientations.  Bachelors’ degree in a human service field is required.  Minimum 1 year experience facilitating curriculum-based groups. Experience working in the LGBTQ community and the criminal justice system is preferred. Must be violence free in own life. Our groups are co-facilitated by male/female teams, at this time we are only accepting male-identified candidates.

Essential Duties: 

* Facilitate group sessions and provides back up coverage as required in accordance with the program’s curriculum and design.

* Conduct one-on-one sessions with participants as needed. 

* Co-facilitate multiple group sessions on a scheduled basis and fill in when needed.

* Assist with Intake appointments, Orientation sessions, victim contact efforts and training as needed. 

* Communicate with Parole & Probation agents 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 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.  


Bachelors’ degree in a human service field is required.  Minimum 1 year experience facilitating curriculum-based groups. Experience working in the LGBTQ community and the criminal justice system is preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills.  Client assessment, group work, project planning and conflict management skills required.  Computer literate (MS Word, internet, e-mail) and experience working within a data tracking system. 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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