At Refuge for Women, we are always on the lookout for individuals with a passion for women who have been sexually exploited. We are looking for individuals with a heart to bring healing and wholeness to a population of broken women. Does this sound like you? Refuge for Women might just be the place for you.

crisis stabilization program director (full-time)

This position fulfills supervisory and program administration roles for licensing and accreditation of a short-term residential care facility to provide immediate, safe housing and stabilization services to at-risk women in Central KY. The successful candidate will oversee and direct staffing, administration and execution of all aspects of the program and house operations in accordance with the mission, values and goals of Refuge for Women. The Crisis Stabilization Program Director will supervise program staff and volunteers to help conduct and coordinate day-to-day program and house activities with the residents, implement and oversee ongoing compliance aspects of policy and procedure requirements for licensing and accreditation and model healthy and loving relational boundaries in a home environment as residents heal and learn successful life skills.  Candidates should have a Bachelor or Master’s Degree in in human services with 2-4 years of supervisory experience. Must be one of the following:  licensed psychiatrist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or licensed psychologist. Completion of or training in a 12-step or similar healing and recovery program (e.g. Celebrate Recovery) is desired.



The Shift Leader works in the safe house during the assigned shift to maintain a safe healing environment for residents and provide consistent operations by upholding the program model and resident guidelines. The successful applicant will maintain strong leadership in any situation, including conflict resolution, crisis response and handling difficult relational dynamics. This person will communicate effectively with residents and hold them accountable as they progress through the program and learn successful life skills. Knowledge of addict behaviors and trauma is helpful. Familiarity with 12-step or similar healing and recovery program (e.g. Celebrate Recovery) is desired. Must be willing to work night, weekends and holidays.