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Job opportunities at Family Abuse Center

Legal Advocate – Bilingual

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (hourly)

 

Family Abuse Center is seeking to hire one full-time Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate serves as a liaison between FAC and the legal system, assisting residential and non-residential clients as they navigate through the criminal justice and civil court process and access various crime victim assistance programs. This position is located at the Waco PD Family Violence Unit (FVU) satellite office and works closely with the FVU on a daily basis. Successful applicants will have experience working in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence or the legal field. This position operates under the direction of the Director of Outreach & Legal Advocacy.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

  • Providing direct services to victims of family violence including, but not limited to, assistance with filing for protective orders and crime victim’s compensation, crisis intervention, safety planning, emergency legal advocacy, personal advocacy, and information and referral regarding other legal processes.
  • Assist undocumented victims of family violence in connecting with legal protections and processes available for immigrant victims of abuse.
  • Establish working relationships and maintain regular communication with law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, including Victim Services and the Family Violence Unit at the Waco Police Department
  • Develop working relationships with law enforcement personnel, community agencies, faith-based organizations, district attorney, judges, medical professionals, volunteers, and other entities that work with or encounter victims of family violence
  • Provide outreach or community education to law enforcement agencies to help identify victims of family violence and provide or refer them to needed services
  • Assist with crisis line coverage
  • Maintain case files of each client session and enter client statistical data in the electronic database
  • English-Spanish translation
  • Supervise 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
  • Master’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence preferred
  • Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings
  • 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:

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • Ability to resolve conflict, provide and receive supervision
  • Demonstrates crisis intervention skills
  • Maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Products

 

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:  None required

 

SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Outreach & Legal Advocacy

 

 

 

If interested, send cover letter and resume to Micah Titterington by email (Outreach@familyabusecenter.org) or mail (PO Box 20395; Waco, TX 76702).

Resident Advocate

 

 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt (hourly)

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

ACCOUNTABLLITES 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

Bilingual Adult/Child Counselor (Part-time)

SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Adult/Child Counselor will provide individual and group counseling for primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide individual and group counseling
o 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, 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.

Please send cover letter and resume to Jaja.chen@familyabusecenter.org.

HOPES Program: Parents as Teachers – Parent Educator

GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:
A certified parent educator will implement the PAT model, emphasizing parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. Utilizing the PAT Foundational Curriculum in culturally sensitive ways, the parent educator partners, facilitates and reflects with families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Early Childhood Education field required
• Master’s Degree in Human Services field preferred

Experience:
• 2 or more years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education or social services preferred.
• Experience in early Childhood Education or Human Service field required

Skills/Abilities:
• Bilingual preferred
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (e.g., nonjudgmental, objective, reflective, empathic, patient, tactful)
• Demonstrated experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
• Ability to establish rapport with families and empower them by building on their strengths
• Strong organizational and record keeping skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated (often in the field)
• Computer skills; including web browsing, e-mail, Internet, and word-processing
• Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently and to take initiative
• Ability to maintain personal balance and accomplish multiple tasks that require a variety of skills

LICENSES/CREDENTIALS:
• The parent educator must complete the Parents as Teachers Foundational and Model Implementation Trainings before delivering PAT services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Engage in recruitment activities (as applicable)
• Complete an initial and annual family-centered assessment with each family
• Develop, monitor and review goals with each family
• Provide personal home visits focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being (including planning, delivering and documenting the visit)
• Use the PAT Foundational curriculum to share research based information with families
• Provide group connections to give families an opportunity to build social connections with each other, engage in parent-child interaction activities, and increase their knowledge of ways to support children’s development
• Complete at least an initial and annual developmental screening and health review for each enrolled child
• Connect families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs
• Help parents and children transition to other services as needed, to preschool, or to kindergarten
• Maintain and submit in a timely way all required family and program documentation
• Organize and inventory supplies/materials, etc.
• Participate in at least 2 hours of reflective supervision monthly and at least 2 hours of staff meetings monthly
• Obtain competency-based professional development and renew parent educator certification annually
• Participate in continuous quality improvement

OTHER:
• Must have a personal vehicle for home visitation (mileage reimbursement will be provided).

SUPERVISED BY:
• HOPES Program Director (Parent as Teacher Supervisor)

Send cover letter and resume to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org.

Rural Legal Advocate (Part Time)

Family Abuse Center is seeking to hire one part-time Rural Legal Advocate. The Rural Legal Advocate serves as a liaison between FAC and the criminal justice system assisting residential and non-residential clients as they navigate through the civil court process and access various crime victim assistance programs. A significant amount of travel in Ellis, Freestone, and Navarro Counties will be required. Successful applicants will have experience working in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence or the legal field.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
• Provide direct services to victims of family violence from Ellis County, Freestone County, and Navarro 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 help identify victims of family violence and provide or refer them to needed services
• Develop working relationships with law enforcement personnel, social service organizations, churches, district attorneys, judges, medical professionals and other entities that work with or encounter victims of family violence
• Provide training to community agencies, volunteers, law enforcement personnel, faith-based organizations, and community leaders on how to identify and address issues of domestic violence and how to help victims of family violence access the resources necessary to move forward in safety.
• Provide supervision for volunteers & interns as necessary
• Complete other duties as assigned by supervisor

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or Criminal Justice field or equivalent experience

Experience:
• 1-3 years experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence preferred
• Knowledge of criminal and civil proceedings
• Experience working with diverse people and groups
• Demonstrated effectiveness in working as both a leader and a team member

Skills/Abilities:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrates experience and ease working with a diverse population of clients
• Ability to handle crisis situations with sensitivity and assertiveness
• Demonstrates skills of self-direction
• Strong organizational skills
• Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
• Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
• Ability to provide and receive peer supervision
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
• Fluency in both English and Spanish, preferred but not required

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