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PT Legal Advocate (Ellis County)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly)

 

Family Abuse Center seeks to hire one part-time Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate serves as a liaison between FAC and the criminal justice system, assists clients through the civil court process, and develops working relationships with agencies that provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. This position will work closely with law enforcement on a daily basis. Successful applicants will have experience working in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence or the legal field. Approximately 15 hours/week.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES & GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

  • Provide direct services to victims of family violence from Ellis County. Direct Services will include, but is not limited to, crisis intervention, legal assistance, victim advocacy, court accompaniment, case management, and information and referral. Assist with coordination of services as necessary.
  • Provide outreach or community education to law enforcement and social service agencies to help identify victims of family violence and provide or refer them to needed services
  • Establish working relationships and maintain regular communication with law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, court personnel, other criminal justice professionals, and other entities that work with or encounter victims of family violence
  • Manage Ellis County outreach office.
  • Maintain accurate records of client services and outreach events in electronic database.
  • Provide crisis line coverage as needed
  • Provide supervision for volunteers & interns as necessary
  • Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Pre-law, or Social Service, or equivalent combination of skills and experience preferred. Will consider college students in their 3rd or 4th year of study.

 

Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence preferred
  • Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings
  • Experience working with law enforcement personnel and agencies
  • Experience working with diverse people and groups
  • Experience working for systemic changes in the community
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working as both a leader and a team member

 

 

 

Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong self-direction abilities
  • Flexibility in position responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain accurate data and documentation of client services
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to resolve conflict, provide and receive supervision
  • Demonstrated crisis intervention skills
  • Maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish preferred

 

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:  None required

 

SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Outreach & Legal Advocacy

 

 

Please send cover letter and resume to Micah Titterington at Outreach@familyabusecenter.org

Thrift Store Donation Stocking Clerk

Title:                           Temporary – Donation and Stocking Clerk

Supervisor:                Store Manager

Status:                        Non-Exempt (Part-Time)

 

Scope of Duties:

Greet donors, accept donations, obtain donor information and distribute receipts.  Maintain good donor relationships.  Sort, distribute, store and retrieve donated merchandise following established guidelines.  Maximize profitability of donations by repairing, cleaning, displaying and moving the donated merchandise.   Assist donation driver with large donation pick-up and distribution.  Move heavy boxes and furniture, vacuum floors, break down empty boxes, remove trash from store.  Set-up, install and dust/clean displays, shelves and store fixtures. Clean windows, bathrooms, and floors when scheduled.  Work with volunteers as assigned.  Attend scheduled staff meetings.  Perform other duties as assigned.  Evening and weekend work may be required.  Job requires heavy lifting, use of ladders and step-stools, and knowledge of basic mechanical skills and tools.

 

Essential Job Functions:

 

  1. Greet donors, receive and distribute donations and receipt appropriately.
  2. Maintain good donor and customer relationships.
  3. Sort, clean, repair, price and inventory donations as directed to maximize their value and profitability.
  4. Assist with heavy lifting, display, inventory, storage and retrieval of donations and customer purchases.
  5. Assist with basic store maintenance.
  6. Display merchandise in an orderly and appealing manner.
  7. Safeguard store assets through loss prevention techniques including appropriate cash handling procedures, minimizing theft opportunities, reporting suspected shoplifting, securing premises consistently at closing and during store hours, and diligently maintaining observation and control of entrances, exits and employee only areas.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

High school diploma or GED.  Demonstrate the ability to accurately make change and use a cash register after training.  Must be able to frequently lift at least 50 and up to 100 pounds, climb stairs/ladders/step-stools and stand for extended periods of time.  Must have good verbal communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others as a team.  Bilingual language skills in Spanish and English are not necessary but would be considered an asset.  All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 

I have read and understood the Thrift Store Donation and Stocking Clerk job description.  I am willing and able to perform the functions described.

Go to 2nd Chance Thrift Store for application.
1412 Sunset Blvd Waco, Texas 76710.

 

Signature:________________________________     Date:____________________

Resident Advocate

FLSA Status: Non-exempt (hourly)

Overnight Availability Required: 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM

GENERAL Description and PURPOSE:
The Family Abuse Center depends on the Resident Advocates to ensure that our shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advocates (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the 24-hour crisis line and provide resident assistance to those in the 24-hour shelter. R.A’s approve admission to FAC in accordance with policies and procedures, provide front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed, provides shelter intakes to incoming shelter residents and help clients move and settle into shelter and participates in volunteer training when needed. Other duties include crisis intervention, meal preparation, maintaining client records, and ensuring confidentiality.

Current Need: Must be available overnight shifts, weekends, and over the holidays.

MININIMUM QUALIFICATIIONS:
Education:
• High School Diploma or GED
Experience:
• 1-2 years experience in the field of Domestic and/or Sexual Violence preferred, or the same amount of residential services and/or case management experience
• Experience in social or human service field required
Skills/Abilities:
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to problem solve and diffuse conflict under pressure
• Demonstrate experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
• Ability to handle crisis situations with sensitivity and assertiveness
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
• Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
• Ability to maintain personal balance and accomplish multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
• Demonstrates skills of self-direction
• Light clerical duties

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:
• None required

SUPERVISED BY:
• Shelter Coordinator

RESPONSIBILITIES OF RESIDENT ADVOCATE:
1. Provide direct services to primary and secondary survivors of domestic violence:
2. Provide non-direct service activities for primary and secondary survivors of domestic violence
3. Maintain Shelter Programming Statistics and Documentation.
4. Maintain a secure, clean, and respectful shelter location and work environment
5. Maintain communication with case management team and other shelter staff.
6. Represent FAC positively and effectively to other agencies, service systems, and communities
7. Other duties as determined by the Shelter Coordinator or Executive Director

Send cover letters and resumes to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org.

Office Manager Assistant

FLSA Status: non-exempt (hourly)

Friday – 8 hours

Essential Job Functions:

Serve as executive assistant to the Administrative staff by assisting in the preparation of board packets, setting up filing systems, handling initial calls into the agency, maintaining records, greet visitors and fill out required forms for the agency.  Provide day to day oversight of office operations.  Keep department organized by ensuring necessary supplies and office equipment are available and in working order.

 

The Office Manager will:

  • Services as administrative support to the Finance Department, Development Department and Executive Director on duties as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ensure that all crisis calls are answered and appropriate referrals are made.
  • Provides appropriate access for all visitors and contractors to the shelter while maintaining the confidentiality and safety of all clients.

 

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities:

  • Enter data from source documents in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates experience and ease working with a diverse population of people and is diplomatic in dealing with volunteers, clients and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction with excellent follow through skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including ability to use various software applications, spreadsheets, databases, and graphics. MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge are a plus.
  • Knowledge of working with volunteers, clients and staff.

 

Accountabilities of the Office Manager

 

  1. Office duties
  • Responsible for answering phones, including crisis calls
  • Answers phones in a consistent, professional, and friendly manner
  • Documents and disseminates messages to appropriate staff
  • Opens and distributes mail with properly documentation of all checks received
  • Checks accounting deposits as required

 

  1. Other duties as assigned

 

Supervised by: Director of Finance

Send cover letters and resumes to Whitney.Thomas@familyabusecenter.org.

Bilingual Part-time Adult/Child Counselor

Family Abuse Center

Part-time Adult/Child Counselor

Job Description

 

Job Title:         Bilingual Part-time Adult/Child Counselor

Reports to:      Family Violence Counselor

FLSA Status:   Non- exempt, Part time – 8-20 hours per week

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The Adult/Child Counselor will provide Spanish-speaking individual and group counseling for primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual and group counseling
    • Provide counseling services including diagnosing, assessing, and treating individuals utilizing crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, grief and loss, play therapy, and any other therapeutic techniques as necessary.
  • Provide intensive case management when appropriate
  • Identify client needs and make referrals for services when appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for clients as required by supervisor, funders, and agency
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Master’s degree in social work or counseling required (LMSW, LCSW,  LMFT-Associate, LMFT, LPC-Intern, or LPC)
  • Bilingual Required

Experience

  • Experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Experience working with adults and children in crisis
  • Experience providing individual and group counseling for primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with a diverse population and groups
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understands appropriate conflict resolution and demonstrates skill
  • Ability to maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Ability to provide and receive peer supervision
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities.

 

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Signature of Employee                                                                          Date

Send resumes and cover letters to Jaja.Chen@familyabusecenter.org.