Many of you know that I'm a sexual assault counselor for a rape crisis center. I started here in September 2007. I was originally just an intern but was given the job of volunteer coordinator. In that position, I was in charge of training and managing the volunteers for our program. Training consists of 40 hours to become certified sexual assault counselor. In December 2007, I was asked to pick up the job of legal advocate. I began accompanying survivors to legal interviews and court proceedings. At this point, I was working two positions but only part-time. In June 2008, I began my counselor duties. I started to see clients (children and adults). I was finally made full-time in July 2008. From July 2008- August 2010, I was working three positions. Some changes were made in August that allowed me to be the only full-time counselor. This means I only have one job title, but as the only full-time counselor, I get most of the clients.
My dilemma is that I want to find a new job, but I'm 6 months pregnant. I'm miserable at this job. I hate coming here every day. I've found some other jobs that I could apply for, but I'm afraid I'll be turned down since I'm pregnant. Who would want to hire someone who would work for a few months and then be off for a few months? I have definitely decided to find a new job after the baby is born. I could easily be making more money if I went somewhere else, and we'll need the extra money. DH wants me to start applying now.
I'm torn. Should I start applying now even though I'm 6 months pregnant? Or should I stick it out until I have the baby? Any thoughts? Suggestions? TIA!