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Supervised Visitation Monitor – Part time

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center is seeking part time Visitation Monitors for our Safe and Sound Supervised Visitation Center.

Work hours are Friday-Sunday starting at 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm until 8 pm.  We are closed major holidays. This position is a continuous need.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • monitor visits between parents and children
  • monitor exchanges of children between parents
  • model and teach appropriate parent-child behavior

High School diploma and two years working with youth and families required. Qualified applicants must have a working knowledge of domestic violence and child abuse issues. Associates or Bachelor's degree preferred. Bilingual in Spanish & English a plus.

To apply click here.

Helpline Advocate – Part-Time

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center is seeking a Part-Time Helpline Advocate to provide safety planning, crisis intervention, information and resources to help seekers via on our 24/7 Helpline and live chat/text-to-chat services.

Work hours are Monday 10AM-6PM, Tuesday 9AM-5PM, Friday 8:45AM-4:45PM

Duties include but not limited to:

  • answering the 24 hour helpline and responding to help seekers via live chat/text-to chat
  • providing crisis intervention, safety planning, and resources to help seekers
  • completing intakes
  • determining eligibility of individuals requesting shelter
  • maintaining documentation
  • reporting abuse appropriately and accurately
  • offering information and referrals
  • developing and maintaining work relationships with other social service agencies

Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field preferred.  Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

To apply click here.

Shelter Advocate – PRN

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center is seeking a PRN (as needed) advocate for our confidential shelter.

Work hours vary depending on the need, some evening needed.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • answering 24 hour Helpline
  • offering information and referrals
  • performing phone intakes
  • providing crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referral to shelter residents
  • determining eligibility of individuals requesting shelter
  • providing ongoing support and case management to residents
  • mediating conflict among shelter residents
  • maintaining documentation
  • walking facility
  • light housekeeping
  • engaging with residents
  • checking for safety and sanitation
  • participating in shift change.

Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field or equivalent years of experience preferred. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license.

To apply click here.

Trauma Services Internship

Brief overview of the program:

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center (DVCAC) offers short and long term trauma therapy services (individual and group) to individuals beginning at age 4 through adulthood, who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic violence and/or child abuse. The focus of trauma therapy services is to assist survivors in reducing the impact trauma has had on their functioning through the development of healthy coping skills, increased understanding about trauma, as well as processing traumatic experiences. Therapists are skilled and trained in trauma focused therapy models:  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy (TF-CBT). Services provided include individual and group therapy for both children and adults. In addition to trauma therapy services, DVCAC offers trauma case management services, which includes a wide range of services to assist and support individuals in developing their skills to gain access to needed medical, behavioral health, housing, employment, social, educational, and other services essential to meeting their basic needs.

DVCAC’s Trauma Services is funded entirely by various grants and private foundations which enables us to offer therapy and case management services free of charge to the individual. However, this also results in a lengthy waitlist for services. DVCAC employs independently licensed social workers and counselors, in addition to social workers and counselors with a training supervision designation. We provide supervision to social work and counseling students.

To be considered for field placement within DVCAC’s Trauma Services department an individual MUST:

  1. Be a 2ndyear Masters level social work or counseling student who is currently enrolled in a CACREP and/or CSWE accredited institution. We do not accept counseling students applying for practicum; we only accept counseling students completing their internship. Social Work students should only apply when they are looking for placement for the concentration portion of their field placement. We do not accept students enrolled in other programs like psychology, human services, etc.
  2. Be willing to commit to a full year (we do not offer short term placements due to the nature of the individuals we serve) and commit to least 10 to 20 hours a week.
  3. Have experience delivering individual therapy services and completing mental health assessments. Experience delivering group therapy services is preferred but not required.
  4. Have knowledge of the mental health field and trauma informed care and/or experience working with individuals with a mental health disorder in a trauma informed atmosphere.
  5. Have willingness to learn and work in an electronic health record.
  6. Be willing to work from DVCAC’s administrative offices located on Payne Ave. (or satellite sites, as needed) and will be able to complete their expected internship hours Monday-Thursday 10a-7p and Friday 10a-5p. DVCAC currently does not have weekend hours of operation.

The following is an overview of the Trauma Services department internship.

  1. Interns will deepen their knowledge of trauma informed, evidence based therapeutic work with individuals who have experienced a trauma within the realm of domestic violence and/or child abuse.
    1. Development of a knowledge base around domestic violence and child abuse will be accomplished through readings, online trainings, consultation with trauma services department staff and supervisor, staff trainings and observation of other agency programs.
  2. Engage children, adolescents and adults in trauma informed individual and group behavioral health therapy.
  3. Learn to identify necessary outside supports for clients engaged in therapy services, including but not limited to: psychiatric services, support groups, case management, legal advocacy, etc.
  4. Develop strong skills surrounding appropriate and ethical record keeping.
  5. Interns will be exposed to various therapeutic modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Seeking Safety.
  6. Interns will have the opportunity to attend department meetings, agency meetings, trainings, and interact with other professionals.

How to apply (phone calls not accepted): click here.



Updated 2/12/20


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