Employment at Family Violence Agencies

Below is a listing of current job opportunities.

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Current Listings

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

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

Special Events Intern – Austin Children’s Services (ACS)

Job Title: Special Events Intern
Organization Name: Austin Children’s Services (ACS)
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work required
Hours per Week: 10-20 hours per week
Employment Start Date: Late August/Early September 2014 (flexible)
Employment End Date: November 21, 2014 (flexible)
Supervisor: Meghan Jarrell, Special Events Coordinator

Job Description: The intern will assist the Special Events Coordinator with a variety of tasks associated with the four major, annual fundraising events, primarily the Gala and Golf Tournament, which occur in the fall.
Tasks performed by the intern will include guest list coordination and registration setup for the Gala and Golf Tournament, coordination of in-kind donations for all events, attending event planning committee meetings (when able), comparing bids and placing orders from vendors for each event, and other various administrative duties as needed.
The intern is required to attend the setup and production of the annual Gala on Saturday, October 25th.
Austin Children’s Shelter will provide the intern with his/her own desk and computer.

Qualifications: Intern should be detail-oriented and feel extremely comfortable communicating with people within and outside the agency both in-person and over the phone. Intern should be comfortable and adaptable in high-pressure/changing situations.
The intern should have general working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Excluding the above mentioned events, tasks will primarily be performed during business hours, 9am-5pm, at a time prearranged with the Special Events Coordinator.
Intern(s) must be at least 18 years old.

Application Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter via email by end of business on August 8, 2014
(Due to the sensitive population that our organization serves, if selected for position, candidate must complete and pass a background check, FBI fingerprinting, and both a drug and TB test.)

Meghan Jarrell, Special Events Coordinator
meghan@austinchildrensservices.org

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.

 

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