Employment at Family Violence Agencies

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Current Listings

Multiple Opportunities – LIFT Alliance – Austin, TX

Youth Care Worker – Full-time, Overnight (10pm – 7am)

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $13.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  This is a third shift, overnight position (10pm – 7am). Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program, and one year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children’s Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check.

PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field. 


Youth Care Worker – On Call/PRN

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this On Call/PRN, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $12.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program, and one year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children’s Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check.

PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field. 


Youth Care Worker – Full-time, Overnight (10pm – 7am)

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $13.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  This is a third shift, overnight position (10pm – 7am). Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.

REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program, and one year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children’s Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check.

PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field.


IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you a minimum of a High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred), and at least two years’ relevant computer experience? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $14.00 to $16.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.  The LIFT Alliance is seeking an IT Support Specialist. This position will work directly with employees to provide technical services and resolve computing problems by answering questions in person, via telephone or from remote location.

Responsibilities include a wide range of computer related tasks such as installing and troubleshooting software and hardware, training on how to use computer hardware, software, printing, electronic mail, operating systems, and routine network operations. This is a full-time position with the expectation the employee is present during standard work hours, with occasional time after work hours or on weekends as needed. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover when supervisors are out of the office and have the ability to work independently. This position is split between the locations of the LIFT Alliance partners, with the exact division of hours being at the discretion of the supervisors but with the general expectation that they will be divided roughly equally.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. To view the full position description, and to read more about the amazing work we do, please visit: http://bit.ly/1iN3ZXw


Counseling Services Manager – $43,000/year

Responsible for clinical & administrative supervision of counseling staff and interns, assistance with program planning & evaluation, training; and provision of counseling services to children, adults, families & groups who have experienced trauma.

Requirements:  Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required.  Minimum of 3 years related counseling experience, 3 years clinical supervisory experience, and strong case conceptualization skills.  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required.  LPC, LMFT or LCSW required.  Higher salary offered for LPC, LMFT or LCSW  Supervisor License.  Includes working 1 night per week.  Nonresidential counseling setting. 


SURVIVOR ADVOCATE – $29,000/YR ($29,500/YR if Spanish speaking)

The Survivor Advocate serves as a resource person/caseworker to domestic violence and/or sexual assault survivors requesting case management services from SafePlace. The goal of the Survivor Advocate is to help with their immediate and concrete needs through resources information and referral, and advocacy. The position works with community collaboration programs such as the Passages program and the Best Single Source Plus program.  Additionally, the advocate assists clients with issues relating to the legal system, employment, child care, housing, medical, mental health and substance abuse. Provides monthly evening workshop on various self- sufficiency topics related to Housing, Employment, Legal resource, and Financial Assistance resources in the community.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or relevant life experience; two years’ experience in case management or advocacy, knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues, and strong knowledge of services delivery system for women and children preferred. 


CLINIC SUPPORT STAFF – $12.00 – $13.00/hr

Fully bilingual (English-Spanish) person needed to support busy medical and psychiatric clinics providing care to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Major duties include data entry/appointment scheduling, coordination of educational presentations, interacting with clients to facilitate service delivery, minimal driving. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues preferred. Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, respond to client needs in a supportive manner and diffuse crises a must.

Requirements: High school diploma or GED required. Previous work or volunteer experience in a medical setting preferred. Basic computer skills. Valid Texas Driver’s license and good driving record.


SURVIVOR SUPPORT SPECIALIST – $29,000/YR

The Survivor Support Specialist is responsible for serving as a source of support person to women, men and their children survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence living in the shelter by providing them with the information, referrals and support necessary for them to achieve safety, meet their basic needs, assist with communal living support and refer to internal and external services that will help with the achievement of their self-sufficiency plan.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or 2 years’ experience in social services.  Experience working with survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault required.  Shelter experience preferred.  Case management experience required.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 


RESIDENT ADVISOR– Part-time/Full-time $12.00 – $13.00/hr

The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to the shelter in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures.  Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed.  Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter.  Participates in volunteer training when needed.

Requirements:  B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience.  1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred.  Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner.  Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure.  Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills.  Positions open: 

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)Full-time Resident Advisor – Sundays 11AM – 7PM and Monday through Thursday 2PM – 10PM
  • Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 8AM—6PM Sat/Sun  Bilingual Spanish required.
  • Part-time Weekend Resident Advisor 12PM – 10PM Sat/Sun Bilingual Spanish required.
  • Relief Resident Advisor – Hours vary as needed.

Bilingual Crisis Intervention Provider – $13.00/Hourly

The Bilingual Crisis Intervention Provider is responsible for providing crisis intervention, safety planning and community referrals on busy hotline to survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as in-person to survivors of recent sexual assault at local hospitals.

Requirements: Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention preferred, fully bilingual (English/Spanish) required, ability to respond to clients in crisis in a calm, constructive and non-judgmental manner, personal stability sufficient to handle traumatic information inherent in the work, ability to think on your feet, problem-solve and diffuse crisis under pressure. BA in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies or related field preferred. Relevant work or volunteer experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-11am. 


SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ADVOCATE – $13.00 – $15.00/ Hourly.

The Supportive Housing Program (SHP) Advocate provides service coordination and individual case management to people who are homeless and living in onsite transitional housing.  Essential functions of the position are to provide client-driven, trauma-informed service coordination to residents; provide individual case-management services for clients including developing service plans with the participant, assist in identifying needed services and resources, assist them with accessing those services when necessary and monitor services on behalf of program participants; offer participants empowerment-based skill-building necessary to maintain independent housing – includes safety planning, financial education, employment and education support, and referrals to affordable housing, child care, legal services, etc.; help clients remain in independent housing for up to 6 months after acquiring permanent housing; participate in community engagement activities and events. Some evening work required.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, two years’ experience as a case manager or advocate, strong knowledge of service delivery system required. Experience working with survivors of domestic or sexual violence preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. To be considered, resumes must be received no later than 5:00pm on July 3, 2014.


Domestic Violence (DV) Specialist – $32,500 – $34,500/Year

The DV specialist is a member of the Project HOPES Team which offers assessment, services, education and support to families and children ages 0-5 that are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect. Services to be provided will include evidence-based home visitation and group parent education classes to individuals who are at risk for, or who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.  The DV Specialist will have extensive knowledge about community resources, the criminal justice system and mental health issues.  The Specialist will demonstrate conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change. The Specialist will pay careful attention to detail; work with accuracy, and maintain neat, well-organized records. The Specialist will have the ability to work cooperatively with external partners and constituencies. Additionally, he/she will maintain flexibility; working with frequent interruptions and multiple and changing priorities.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or a related field OR four years direct adult client experience required. Master’s Degree preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish required.  Experience and/or education that pertain to working with children, with an understanding of child development required. Knowledge or background in the topics of sexual assault, domestic violence, poverty, and disabilities preferred.  Experience conducting home visitation and assessment preferred.  Understanding of family dynamics and experience conducting adult education preferred. 


School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist (Part-Time, 30 hours per week) – $12.00 – $14.00/hourly

The School Behavioral Specialist/Education Support Specialist will assist in providing therapeutic support and advocacy to children and staff of the Kozmetsky Charter School.  This position assists in providing a safe and nurturing school environment for children K-12 grades, including implementing strategies and interventions that will help children be successful in the school environment; assesses the physical, social, and emotional needs of the children, including making observations and records of children’s behavior that may reflect significant issues for the children; provides the counselors, advocates, and school personnel with information, observations, and documentation; works collaboratively with staff from The University of Texas/University Charter School, Austin Children’s Shelter, and SafePlace to support children and parents who have recently experienced domestic violence, abuse, and/or neglect; engages and assists parents in supporting the educational success of their child.

Requirements: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Child Development, Social Work or a related field or equivalent life and/or work experiences; knowledge of parenting skills, child development, family relations, and the network of children’s services in the Austin area; knowledge of and the ability to identify child abuse and neglect and to respond appropriately; ability to lift 50 pounds; and possession of a valid Texas Driver’s License with a good driving record. Work hours: 9:30a – 3:30p, Monday – Friday.

 

IT Support Specialist – $14.00-$16.00/hourly – LIFT Alliance, Austin, TX

Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others? Do you a minimum of a High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred), and at least two years’ relevant computer experience? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $14.00 to $16.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance is seeking an IT Support Specialist. This position will work directly with employees to provide technical services and resolve computing problems by answering questions in person, via telephone or from remote location.  Responsibilities include a wide range of computer related tasks such as installing and troubleshooting software and hardware, training on how to use computer hardware, software, printing, electronic mail, operating systems, and routine network operations. This is a full-time position with the expectation the employee is present during standard work hours, with occasional time after work hours or on weekends as needed. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover when supervisors are out of the office and have the ability to work independently. This position is split between the locations of the LIFT Alliance partners, with the exact division of hours being at the discretion of the supervisors but with the general expectation that they will be divided roughly equally.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered. To view the full position description, and to read more about the amazing work we do, please visit: http://bit.ly/1iN3ZXw

Please mail cover letters and resumes to:

HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin TX, 78760 or

Fax to 512-385-0662 or

Email to employment@safeplace.org

Persons with disabilities, people of color, and bilingual English/Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Client Services Director – SAAFE House, Huntsville, TX

Client Services Director

Requires:

  • Two years related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or 2 additional years of related work experience
  • Master’s Degree in a related field preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience.
     
  • Oversee the functions of the client services staff to include supervising, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, monitoring, dismissing, and making recommendations for promotions
  • Facilitate case management and training meetings with client services staff
  • With the Executive Director and board committees, develop, coordinate, and implement a strategic plan with short term and long term goals, objectives, and budget that incorporate the organization’s mission and long range plans for client services and programs
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of ongoing and annual evaluations of client services
  • Ensure appropriate tracking and documentation of all necessary statistics for granters, internal reports, and education/media needs
  • Ensure communication between all client service programs 

Salary:  $34,000 – 37,000
Work Schedule:  Regular Schedule Hours Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00.

Some evenings and weekends required dependent on agency needs
Status: Exempt, Full Time
Location:  SAAFE House, Huntsville, TX

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to: Kimberly Weiser at residentialdirector@saafehouse.org

MUST REPLY BY COB AUGUST 14, 2014

 

Bilingual Outreach Counselor – Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center


Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center
Position Vacancy
Bilingual Outreach Counselor 

  • Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center located in Marble Falls, Texas seeks a full-time counselor/case manager to serve victims of violent crimes whose primarily language is Spanish. 
  • LPC/LMSW preferred or equivalent education/experience working with victims of violence.  Preference given to candidates who have specific experience working with domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault victims. 
  • Candidate must demonstrate ability to speak Spanish fluently.  Read and write in Spanish a plus. 
  • Position will require extensive driving within the four county service area of Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Lampasas counties and a flexible work schedule.
  • Basic responsibilities include:
    • providing individual and group counseling within communities located in four county service area.
    • educational presentations and outreach activities within each county tailored to reach Hispanic victims in a culturally sensitive manner.
    • general case management of cases surrounding issues of legal, medical, housing and safety needs
    • advocacy and accompaniment with clients served
    • networking with other service providers
  • Must reside within service area to meet on-call responsibilities or have ability to stay in the service area as on-call schedule dictates 

Resume and cover letter to:  Executive Director, Family Crisis Center, PO Box 805, Marble Falls, TX 78639  or  Fax 830-693-5624

***Position posting open until vacancy is filled***

Adult Outreach Counselor – Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center


Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center
Position Vacancy
Adult Outreach Counselor 

  • Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center located in Marble Falls, Texas seeks a full-time counselor/case manager to serve adult victims and survivors of family violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault.
  • LPC/LMSW preferred or equivalent education/experience working with victims of violence.  Preference given to candidates who have specific experience working with domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault victims. 
  • Position will require extensive driving within the four county service area of Burnet, Blanco, Llano and Lampasas counties and a flexible work schedule.
  • Basic responsibilities include:
    • providing individual and group counseling within communities located in four county service area.
    • general case management of cases surrounding issues of legal, medical, housing and safety needs
    • advocacy and accompaniment with clients served
    • networking with other service providers  
  • Must reside within service area to meet on-call responsibilities or have ability to stay in the service area as on-call schedule dictates

Resume and cover letter to:  Executive Director, Family Crisis Center, PO Box 805, Marble Falls, TX 78639  or  Fax   830-693-5624

***Position posting open until vacancy is filled***

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