Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with Forbes House, please send your resume, cover letter, and employment application form to info@forbeshouse.org

If you would like to be involved, please consider volunteering with the organization.

Employment Application Form




JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: A professional individual with the ability to apply agency’s mission to support survivors through the process of developing healthy, safe, independent lives, and liberated from domestic violence. Serve as a bridge builder between agencies and the community as a whole. The person in this position must develop and maintain positive working relationships with funding sources, community groups, housing agencies and public officials through participation in workgroups, committee meetings and other public functions both locally and at the state level.  The position provides timely, accurate, and highly organized management (FH advocates), reports information relating to organizational operations, fiscal management, and other functions to the Board of Directors. Engage and create a confidential, positive, results-oriented work environment for employees.


1) Develops, enhances, and maintains effective partnerships and collaborative relationships with various community partners, HUD, State of Ohio, and Lake County via supporting the integration of multiple funding streams in the Continuum of Care. Facilitates and attends regular meetings relating to DV.

2) Collects data, feedback, and research information to develop clear program goals and measurable objectives that progress the organization to high-performing.

3) Expand the revenue sources for the agency and partners so that diversification will ensure the financial stability of FH via grant writing, fundraising, and leveraging funding.

4) Will provide support to the Board of Directors in the conduct of their fiduciary and leadership responsibilities through open and timely reporting and effective communication.

5) Direct and coordinate strategic plan activities identified by the Board of Directors.

6) Will provide direction in the development and monitoring of the annual agency budget.

7) Completes all other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL BEHAVIORS: Highly professional demeanor, ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with funders, community leaders, staff, other agencies, partners and the public.  Must be detailed, quality, customer, and deadline oriented. Demonstrated competence in budgeting, spreadsheet development, and QI (Quality Improvements) processes.  Experience with/ability working knowledge of DV issue. Demonstrated organizational skills.  Demonstrated ability to be flexible, work independently, resourceful, and take the initiative.  Possess knowledge of English or grammar and general office practices and procedures.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; apply principles to solve practical, everyday problems; interpret instructions in written or oral form; write – articulate routine business plans; assess questions and provide information or referral.  Abides by the agency code of ethics and policies and strives to improve agency operations continuously.  Incorporates QI techniques into daily work activities and participates on QI teams, and initiatives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Two years of experience in a leadership position. The ideal candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to communicate with diverse populations. Must be a proven and successful grant writer. The successful candidate should know about federal, state, and local grant funding to include reporting requirements and funding cycles. Experience in managing, monitoring and evaluating outcomes-based programs and proficiency with office technologies (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Family Advocate Job Description

Position summary:

Forbes House empowers individuals and families to end the cycle of domestic abuse. Family advocates provide direct service to help clients find safe, long-term housing, employment, and other resources as part of a holistic program. Successful advocates enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds in a team environment. The Assistant Director supervises Family Advocates.  

The job description is as follows:

  • Provide family advocacy for shelter residents including, but not limited to: information, referrals, and situational counseling.
  • Provide family advocacy for non-resident callers.
  • Implement ongoing, goal-based case management with residents including a review of the case file goals and objectives no less than once per week.
  • Lead daily consultations with appropriate staff relative to residents’ progress and concerns.
  • Take whatever reasonable steps are necessary to facilitate referrals and assist residents in obtaining goals, and strategizing and introducing clients to specific problem-solving techniques.
  • Consult with community agencies and organizations as required; maintain resource booklets on community resources.
  • Intake residents into shelter completing all necessary paperwork and entering documentation into the computer system.
  • Enforce all house rules by current policies and procedures.
  • Complete and submit all documentation, reports, correspondence, and statistics required in the performance of assigned duties promptly.
  • Attend mandatory twice-monthly staff meetings, scheduled supervisory conferences, and all necessary meetings/assignments.
  • Promote the agency’s goals and objectives.
  • Attend training as scheduled.
  • Other duties as required by the expansion of facility or programmatic changes.



  • One year of experience working in a human service or advocacy role.
  • Willing to obtain Ohio Advocate Network registration.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds.


Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services
  • Bilingual and able to read, write and speak Spanish proficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Team-oriented approach to work



This position is a full-time, 40-hours per week schedule.