Employment at Family Violence Agencies

Below is a listing of current job opportunities.

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Current Listings

Job Opportunities – The Family Place

Benefits for FT employees: health, dental, life, LTD, supplemental insurance, vision discount, 403b retirement and generous PTO. For more information, please visit www.familyplace.org

Bilingual Contractor:

The Family Place is seeking a Bilingual Contractor for our Partner Advocate Program.  The Partner Advocate Program provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence whose abusive partner is actively engaged in the criminal justice system, including assistance in navigating the court system, psychosocial support and case management.

Contractor must have the following skill set:

  1. Fluent Spanish – speaking and writing
  2. Experience working with victims of domestic violence
  3. Crisis Case Management
  4. Court Accompaniment
  5. Knowledge and experience with the Dallas Co. Criminal and Family Courts

Estimated Contract Hours and Hourly Rate:
50 hours per month/$28 per hour 

Please contact Liz Ferrigno at edferrigno@familyplace.org for more information regarding the bilingual contractor position.


 

Domestic Violence Hotline Shelter Manager, Emergency Shelter Services – Campus

Responsible for the leadership, direction and support to a team of Hotline Advocates and is responsible for the supervision of the day to day operations and the delivery of quality of services on the Hotline. Schedule Wed-Sunday, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with two weekends rotated off.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Master’s preferred. Three years of experience in direct services to victims of domestic violence or similar human services program. At least two years must be in a domestic violence or sexual assault program. Two years of supervisory experience required.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 

Holiday Office Assistant, temporary position through January 16th

  1. This position helps our Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Manager with Adopt a Family gifts for families in need during the holidays.
  2. 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, occasional Saturday
  3. Reliable transportation to help transport and pick up gifts.  Mileage paid.
  4. Intermediate excel and experienced with spreadsheets
  5. Assists donors in bringing in gifts; put gifts in appropriate rooms.
  6. Maintains donor contribution forms.
  7. Prepare donations for distributions
  8. Sorts donations for families; label donations appropriately.
  9. Sorts donations for shelter and label appropriately.
  10. Supervises release of donations to case workers.  Insist that all donations be signed for prior to releasing them to staff.
  11. Helps maintain spreadsheets recording donors and family distribution.
  12. Responds to emails requesting Adopt a Family families.

 Forward resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 

PRN 32 hours per month – Bilingual Hotline/Shelter Advocate – Campus

Provides crisis telephone counseling, establishes rapport and assesses level of client risk and as well as providing mental and emotional state of mind by active listening, comforting words and positive problem solving.  Provides referral services to individuals calling Safe Campus hot line and provides a safety plan when clients are not able to stay at the campus. Conducts intakes for new residents and responds to residents needs while on duty.

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related Human Services field.  One to two years experience in crisis intervention and/or domestic violence preferred.
Forward resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 

PRN Housemother for Supportive Living Program

Performs general housekeeping tasks as assigned; cleans and prepares apartments for new residents; keeps supply closets and food pantries clean and organized; monitors chores assigned to residents.
Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent and at least 1-2 years of experience working in a residential setting with clients who have experienced domestic/family violence.
Licenses and Certifications: Valid Texas Driver’s License. Forward resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Job Readiness Case Manager II – Supportive Living Program – Campus

Develops and facilitates job readiness and life skills training workshops and seminars. Works collaboratively with internal and external staff to include employment/education specialists and other community and job placement agencies. Performs pre-employment assessments and identifies work readiness skills of clients Assists clients in performing job search activities; completing job applications and other job search and work readiness requirements. Completes statistical reports and assures clients records are completed and accurate and completes additional funding documents as required by the program. Participates in in-service training programs, job readiness events, professional networking group meetings and trainings.
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Adult Education, Social Services or related field. Requires 2-3 years of experience in career coaching and counseling in workforce development strategies. Bilingual preferred, but not required.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Children’s Case Manager II – Supportive Living Program – Campus

Develops and assesses children’s case plans to address developmental and therapeutic needs and provides counseling and assessment. Provides assessment services to children such as play therapy, family therapy, and other therapeutic interventions as determined by the needs of the client. Consults with and makes recommendations to the mother, school personnel, and the mother’s Case Manager, regarding the needs of the child. Develops and facilitates therapeutic groups for specific age children. Establishes supportive relationships with children’s mothers in order to provide parental intervention when necessary in areas of discipline, nurturing, communication and socialization. Develops and implements procedures for referrals to community resources. Conducts intakes and assessments for children. Prepares and presents cases in staffing. Works as a member of a team to insure appropriate case management for assigned case load. Provides adult supervision for activities. Maintains accurate records on each child for assigned case load, (progress notes, reports, and other required forms). Responds appropriately to subpoenas. Assists in facilitating parenting groups for women. Provides crisis intervention services as needed. Works with program volunteers. Provides safe transportation of children when necessary, which includes driving agency vehicles. Represents The Family Place and participates in community education as requested. Conducts home visits as required.
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Child Development, Social Work, Childhood Education, Counseling or related field. License preferred, but not required.   One year experience in a therapeutic setting with children preferred.  Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. 
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 

Bilingual Counselor III – Latino Program, Lemmon Office

Provides crisis counseling, intakes, individual and group counseling for female and male survivors of incest/child sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. Client base includes adults and children. Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work and at least 3 years of experience working in a clinical setting with victims of domestic violence.
Required Certifications: LCSW or LPC. LPC-Intern and LMSW’s who have accomplished significant work towards clinical licensure will be considered. Bi-lingual Spanish/English required. Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Counselor and Community Educator III – Southern Sector

Provides counseling and case management services to adult and child victims of family violence; coordinates services at the Family Place Southern Sector Outreach Offices, including supervision of volunteers and interns.
Required Certifications: LCSW or LPC. LPC-Intern and LMSW’s who have accomplished significant work towards clinical licensure will be considered. Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Adult Counselor III – Metrocrest Office (30 hours per week)

Provides counseling and case management services to adult victims of family violence; coordinates services at the Family Place Metrocrest Offices
Required Certifications: LCSW or LPC. LPC-Intern and LMSW’s who have accomplished significant work towards clinical licensure will be considered. Valid Texas Driver’s License.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Casemanager/Counselor III-Clinical Supervision – Supportive Living Program

Responsible for providing counseling, case management and crisis intervention services for victims of domestic violence. Serves as clinical supervisor in collaboration with the Program Director and provides supervision for student interns.  Develops and reviews case plans, provides direct services to motivate and empower clients to reach program goals.
Requirements: Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field.
Licenses and Certifications: LPC-S or LCSW-S and valid Texas Driver’s License.
Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org

Bilingual Counselor (Intern) – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Bilingual Counselor (Intern)
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  $38,000/year
Posting Date:  08/28/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:
The Therapist at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for providing therapeutic intervention for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Develops interdisciplinary therapeutic plan to assist in crisis resolution by conducting initial assessment with clients impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  2. Evaluates family goals toward self-sufficiency by conducting on-going assessments and family/individual counseling.
  3. Prepares clients dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault by providing preparation and coping methods through diagnostic and treatment procedures; providing information regarding the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault; minimizing psychological trauma.
  4. Provides opportunities for client based experiential learning by conducting home visits to observe clients and provide constructive feedback on interpersonal skills.
  5. Provides legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court hearings, testifying as an expert witness, and debriefing clients after court appearances.
  6. Provides on-call assistance to local hospitals for victims of domestic/sexual violence on a rotating basis for approximately 6-8 shifts per month, 8:00AM-4:00PM, 4:00PM to midnight and midnight to 8:00AM.
  7. Answers 24-hour crisis hotline to provide crisis intervention to callers, as well as information and referrals to callers in need of services outside scope of agency’s programs.
  8. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications on social work; establishing personal networks; benchmarking latest psychological practices; participating in professional societies.
  9. Contributes to overall Bridge mission by assisting with awareness events and community projects as requested and accomplishing related results as needed.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Education and Other Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling (supervision available).
  • Must be a licensed counselor in the State of Texas.
  • Must be Bilingual, English/Spanish.
  • Must be able to work flexible schedule; primarily Monday through Friday with three late evenings per week; i.e., 11:00AM-8:00PM, with occasional weekend hours, as required by program needs.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working with at-risk populations.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Bilingual Victim Advocate – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Bilingual Victim Advocate – Advocacy
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  $11.54/hour
Posting Date:  06/30/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Bilingual Victim Advocate provides advocacy services to survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence, who do not require shelter services, to provide crisis intervention, information and referral; support groups, legal advocacy, and life skills that lead to self-sufficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • Advocates for survivors using discretion by conducting the following activities:  assessments, safety planning, financial education, goal setting, access to social services, peer counseling, weekly telephone follow-ups and providing culturally appropriate information and referrals.
  • Provides crisis intervention services by staffing 24-hour hotline and being available on-call on a rotating basis for six to eight eight-hour shifts per month (i.e., 8:00AM to 4:00PM; 4:00PM to midnight; and midnight to 8:00AM – including weekends) to provide on-site advocacy at local hospitals, police departments, schools, etc.
  • Provide legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court, assisting with filing of protective orders, educating clients about judicial system and laws pertaining to sexual and/or domestic violence; assisting with completion of crime victims’ compensation, referrals to other agencies and other legal related matters to ensure client safety.  Actively engaging with local law enforcement to assist with legal advocacy and keeping abreast of local news to identify prospective clients who benefit from legal advocacy as a result of sexual and/or domestic violence.
  • Facilitate self-sufficiency groups for survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence  that will enhance their ability to develop healthy coping skills, develop and obtain goals, increase financial literacy (i.e. budgeting, accessing financial assistance, financial planning, etc), increase healthy relationships, identify and effectively use community resources; and develop self-advocacy skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from an accredited college or university or a High School Diploma with a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience in a related environment.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs; must be able to lift/carry up to (40) lbs.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Good communication skills; both verbal and written.  Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to document in a clear and concise manner.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Grants Compliance Manager – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Grants Compliance Manager
Status:  Full-time
Schedule:  Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
FLSA:  Exempt
Salary:  $30,000 Annually
Posting Date:  07/24/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Grants Compliance Manager at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for maintaining legal and regulatory compliance for all grants by researching and communicating grant requirements.  The Grants Compliance Manager completes all grants by submitting proper documentation to funders.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches regulations for all agency grants by reviewing regulatory notifications and other sources of information and maintaining a comprehensive list of reporting requirements for each contract/funding source.
  • Compiles information by reviewing programmatic reports in a timely manner to funding sources per contract requirements (i.e. monthly, quarterly, or as required); reading and becoming familiar with new contracts.
  • Keeps other departments abreast of requirements by researching regulatory and grant filing information; writing and communicating grant guidelines, keeping grant record work for all employees in the agency.
  • Prepares grant reports by working with executives in the preparation of all new and continuation of government grants; setting up new contract files and maintains existing contract files.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards; issuing instructions to appropriate staff regarding compliance entity finding and follow-through to make sure that responses are compiled; training all clerical staff in proper documentation of client data.
  • Reviews requests for reimbursement to funding sources on a regular basis by assisting Finance Department in revising budget per grant compliance needs.
  • Develops and maintains grant record systems in all divisions by creating and/or revising forms as needed.  Training all clerical staff in proper documentation of client data.
  • Collaborates with client services by reviewing data collection forms and reviewing data for grant application process; overseeing two client services databases (in-house and state).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or in lieu of degree five years experience in non-profit setting with proven track record of managing grants and foundation funding, writing grants and handling all aspects of grant compliance.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, laws related to sexual and domestic violence and an overview of legal system.
  • Demonstrated Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to give oral presentations for grants.
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both program and financials associated with grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend all federal requirements with awarded grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate a proposal into a program plan and ensure it is implemented according to proposal.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budget and finances awarded by setting up a comprehensive system to account for all expenditures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive systems to capture data for grants.
  • Knowledge of funding resources both grant and foundations.
  • Knowledge of Health & Human Services Commission, Office of the Attorney General,  Supportive Housing Program funders is highly desired.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Education Advocate – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Houston, TX

Position:  Education Advocate-Houston
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  $11.54/hour
Posting Date:  05/21/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Education Advocate provides culturally competent programming to promote prevention of sexual and domestic violence through community mobilization, educational  and community outreach activities to increase exposure of agency and raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence and homelessness. 

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in local, regional and statewide training addressing primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Conduct community outreach to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle and high schools, alternative school settings, local businesses, and other anti-violence agencies in Harris county to reduce beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that support sexual violence.
  • Assess outcomes of prevention programming by providing pre/post instruments (i.e. verbal/written surveys, tests and evaluations) to provide on-going development of activities and strategies for prevention.
  • Manage educational data collected from presentations, fairs and trainings to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to ensure grant compliance with designated funders.
  • Provide crisis intervention services by answering 24 hour hotline as scheduled and act as on-call advocate a maximum of 4 shifts per month (including overnight and weekend hours) to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at local hospitals.
  • Keep abreast of current incidents of sexual and domestic violence by researching internet and local newspapers, and update social media as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Women’s Studies and two years’ community education experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired, not required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational group sessions and make public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor culturally competent programming to youth and adults.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule; including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence; persons experiencing homelessness and persons with special needs.
  • Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist  survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and persons with special needs.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish rapport with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (including evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor a program budget.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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