Career Opportunities

Children’s Services Coordinator

Provides crisis counseling and intervention to children interviewed at the Center and their families; conducts assessments of children and families needs to ensure appropriate treatment of post-traumatic symptoms; works collaboratively with caregivers and their social systems to process the development of a case; provides ongoing emotional support to restore and enhance psycho-social functioning;  ensures understanding of investigative process and the dynamics of sexual abuse; maintains case tracking documentation.

Job Skills:

  • Able to engage children and families of all ages, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic background to restore and enhance psycho-social functioning of individuals and families adversely affected by child abuse/trauma
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply social work theory, methods and techniques; knowledge of post-traumatic symptoms, stages of child development, and crisis intervention techniques required
  • Ability to provide supportive counseling
  • Must be able to work professionally and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills essential

Duties:

  • Contacts families prior to appointments to answer questions and process concerns
  • Implements early intervention and psycho-social support model to address the needs of victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers
  • Conducts assessments and treatment through supportive counseling, crisis intervention, psycho-education, and resource coordination to appropriately address post-traumatic symptoms
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team review meetings and consultations with partner agencies concerning CAC clients to ensure client’s needs are being addressed
  • Assists Children’s Protective Services, law enforcement and other professionals with information that will benefit the child victim
  • Assist in maintaining records of services provided
  • Inform families of case progress and provide emotional support from the initiation of the case through its indictment for prosecution or closure
  • Provides ongoing service provision aimed at reestablishing stabilization and resumption of normalcy, thus preventing pathological consequences of potentially traumatic situations
  • Provides therapy services as appropriate and necessary
  • Documentation of all case activities
  • Oversees all civil and criminal case tracking documentation and activity
  • Participate in community outreach activities such as speaking engagements and fundraising events
  • Participate in training to enhance professional skills and development
  • Participate in CAFB Teams as required
  • Perform other tasks requested by Program Director

Minimum acceptable qualities include:

  • Masters of Social Work or related field (psychology, child development, counseling), preferably specializing in children’s issues and with a minimum of two years direct experience working with sexually and physically abused children.
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Willingness to submit to a child abuse background check (civil and criminal)
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License
  • Willingness to work in a smoke and drug free environment
  • Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs)

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Fiona at fremko@cafb.org.

 

Part-time Contract Therapist – Evenings and weekends

Therapist position in an advocacy center providing therapeutic services to sexually abused and severely physically abused children and non-offending caregivers. Position is for evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:                                 

  • LCSW, LMFT, or LPC license
  • Experience in working with abused children
  • Experience in providing individual, group, family and play therapy
  • Experience and training in trauma work with children
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention services
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Good speaking and writing skills
  • Bilingual preferred
  • 12 hours per week including evenings and weekends
  • Must carry own liability insurance

Job Duties:

  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapeutic services to child victims and their families
  • Provides individual, group, family and play therapeutic services to child victims and their non-offending family members
  • Provides evidence based treatment such as TF-CBT to clients
  • Provides pre and post assessments to clients to measure changes
  • Develops treatment plans for clients and updates those plans
  • Documents sessions through case notes and case tracking system
  • Provides brief crisis intervention when necessary
  • Attends a weekly supervision/case consultation with program director
  • Provides court testimony in civil and criminal cases
  • Maintains statistics and data entry as necessary for grant reports
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May be required to bend and stoop and lift up to 20 lbs. in connection with assigned duties

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Fiona at fremko@cafb.org.