Employment at Family Violence Agencies

Below is a listing of current job opportunities.

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Current Listings

Part-Time BIP Group Facilitator – Family Crisis Center – Bastrop, TX

Family Crisis Center in Bastrop seeks a Part-Time Group Facilitator for their Batterer’s Intervention Program. This position will provide psycho-educational groups for offenders of intimate partner violence and will be responsible for facilitating 1-2 evening groups per week (on the same evening). Applicants must possess strong group management skills. Prior experience working with offender populations preferred.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Sherry Murphy at 512-321-7760 or by email at sherrym@familycrisiscenter.us.
Family Crisis Center is a TDCJ-CJAD Accredited Battering Intervention and Prevention service provider.

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

Clinical Director

Provides leadership  and supervision  of the clinical services program to ensure quality service and coordination of services to adult and child clients impacted by sexual violence, and domestic violence.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field and a minimum 5 years of related management experience. Must possess strong management, collaboration, communication and planning skills. Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

Licenses and Certifications:
LPC Supervisor or LCSW required.
Currently holds an LPC Supervisor or LCSW supervisor credential or meets the requirements outlined by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in order to obtain Board approval.
Valid Texas Driver’s License

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Program Director – Children’s Therapeutic Program

Responsible for the day to day management, supervision and coordination of programs for the children’s therapeutic educational services program.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in early childhood education with 3 years of experience as a child care director for a licensed facility with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory/management position. Clear criminal background check and clear driving record.

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Texas Driver’s License
DFPS Licensed Child Care Director License
CPR/First Aid certification

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 Housing Intake Specialist

Provides case management and housing related assistance to client families; assists in identifying client needs and offers appropriate information regarding resources; acts as an Advocate for clients in obtaining community services and establishes referral relationships with other agencies to facilitate services. 

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Texas Driver’s License

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field; three or more years experience in crisis intervention and/or domestic violence preferred. 

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


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

Responsible for providing crisis intervention, group and individual counseling services and case management services for victims of domestic violence. 

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related counseling field and 2-3 years experience in individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and case management required. 

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Texas Driver’s License
LPC, LPC Intern or LMSW required

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


Counselor/Casemanager III/LMSW-Supervision or LPC-Supervision license

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 only.  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. Minimum of three years paid or nonpaid experience working with adults and adolescents providing counseling and crisis intervention, training, curriculum development and experience presenting to groups or commensurate experience and 6 months of clinical experience working with victims of domestic violence.

Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker required
Valid Texas Driver’s License

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


 Domestic Violence Hotline Shelter Advocate (PRN)

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. 

Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Texas Driver’s License

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 cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@familyplace.org


BIPP Counselor II (PT 20 hours)

Provides direct services to perpetrators of domestic violence; facilitates psycho-educational and cognitive-behavioral groups for male/female perpetrators of domestic violence; conducts assessments, provides case management, exit sessions and interfaces with representatives from the legal/criminal justice system.

Requirements:
Master’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling, education, criminal justice or similar field and one year of experience working with or facilitating groups for perpetrators of domestic violence, family violence offenders, sex offenders, and/or other high risk offender groups.  Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Texas Driver’s License.

Forward cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume to human-resources@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:
Fluent Spanish – speaking and writing
Experience working with victims of domestic violence
Crisis Case Management
Court Accompaniment
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.


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


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

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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