Career Opportunities

Bilingual Clinical Family Advocate

Position is in a Children’s Advocacy Center providing therapeutic services and interventions to children alleged to have been sexually abused, seriously physically abused, or who have witnessed a violent crime.  Provides single session therapy and crisis therapy to non-offending caregivers.  Provides crisis therapy to children interviewed at the Center as needed.  Conducts trauma screenings with child victims and children in crisis to implement necessary therapeutic interventions.  Conducts trauma screenings with caregivers and child victims to make appropriate therapy and counseling referrals. Assesses the needs of children and families to ensure they have appropriate resources to heal from their abuse experience. Works collaboratively with caregivers and their social systems to process the development of a case. Provides ongoing emotional support to restore and enhance psychosocial functioning. Ensures understanding of investigative process and the dynamics of sexual abuse through psychoeducation.  Maintains case tracking documentation.  May also provide ongoing/long term therapy to child victims and their families.

Job Skills:

  • Able to engage children and families of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds to restore and enhance psychosocial 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:

  • Contact families prior to appointments to answer questions and process concerns
  • Implement early intervention and psychosocial support model to address the needs of victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments of clients
  • Assess therapeutic needs of all affected family members by conducting trauma screens
  • Assess and provides treatment through supportive counseling, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, and resource coordination to appropriately address post-traumatic symptoms
  • Assess children’s developmental level to include verbal ability, cognitive and emotional functioning
  • Provide short- and long-term counseling support services for children and adults
  • Provide crisis intervention services for children and adults at the point of the forensic interview
  • Provide emergency clinical assessments to assess mental status of children and families who are in emotional distress and expressing thoughts of self-harm or expressing suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, or are currently experiencing psychotic symptoms
  • Develop and carry out individualized treatment plans for therapy clients
  • Maintain a client log and progress notes for therapy clients
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team review meetings and consultations with partner agencies concerning CAC clients to ensure client’s needs are being addressed
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, and Forensic Interviewers in the investigation of child abuse and/or children who have been exposed to violent crimes.
  • Documentation of all case activities
  • Participate in community outreach activities such as speaking engagements and fundraising events
  • Participate in training to enhance professional skills and development
  • Perform other tasks requested by supervisors

Minimum acceptable qualifications include:

  • Masters of Social Work or related field and with a minimum of one year direct experience working with sexually and physically abused children.
  • LMSW, LPC-A or LMFTA
  • Bilingual required
  • 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 Remko at FRemko@cafb.org.

 

Bilingual Therapist

Therapist position in a Children’s Advocacy Center providing therapeutic services to sexually abused and severely physically abused children and non-offending caregivers.

Requirements:                                  

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC, LMFT-A or LPC-I license
  • Experience in working with abused children
  • Experience and training in trauma work with children
  • Experience in providing individual, group, family and play therapy
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention services
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Good speaking and writing skills
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

Job Duties:

  • 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
  • Provides brief crisis intervention when necessary
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team case staffings
  • Provides court testimony in civil and criminal cases
  • Provides community education regarding child abuse and CAFB
  • Maintains statistics and data entry as necessary for grant reports
  • Participates in the Children’s Advocacy Center’s on call program
  • Participates in CAFB awareness and fundraising activities
  • 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 Shay Shaikh at SShaikh@cafb.org.

 

Clinical Family Advocate

Position is in a Children’s Advocacy Center providing therapeutic services and interventions to children alleged to have been sexually abused, seriously physically abused, or who have witnessed a violent crime.  Provides single session therapy and crisis therapy to non-offending caregivers.  Provides crisis therapy to children interviewed at the Center as needed.  Conducts trauma screenings with child victims and children in crisis to implement necessary therapeutic interventions.  Conducts trauma screenings with caregivers and child victims to make appropriate therapy and counseling referrals. Assesses the needs of children and families to ensure they have appropriate resources to heal from their abuse experience. Works collaboratively with caregivers and their social systems to process the development of a case. Provides ongoing emotional support to restore and enhance psychosocial functioning. Ensures understanding of investigative process and the dynamics of sexual abuse through psychoeducation.  Maintains case tracking documentation.  May also provide ongoing/long term therapy to child victims and their families.

Job Skills:

  • Able to engage children and families of all ages, ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds to restore and enhance psychosocial 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:

  • Contact families prior to appointments to answer questions and process concerns
  • Implement early intervention and psychosocial support model to address the needs of victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers
  • Conduct biopsychosocial assessments of clients
  • Assesses therapeutic needs of all affected family members by conducting trauma screens
  • Assesses and provides treatment through supportive counseling, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, and resource coordination to appropriately address post-traumatic symptoms
  • Assess children’s developmental level to include verbal ability, cognitive and emotional functioning
  • Provide short- and long-term counseling support services for children and adults
  • Provide crisis intervention services for children and adults at the point of the forensic interview
  • Provide emergency clinical assessments to assess mental status of children and families who are in emotional distress and expressing thoughts of self-harm or expressing suicidal and/or homicidal ideation, or are currently experiencing psychotic symptoms
  • Develop and carry out individualized treatment plans for therapy clients
  • Maintain a client log and progress notes for therapy clients
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary team review meetings and consultations with partner agencies concerning CAC clients to ensure client’s needs are being addressed
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Child Protective Services, and Forensic Interviewers in the investigation of child abuse and/or children who have been exposed to violent crimes.
  • Documentation of all case activities
  • Participate in community outreach activities such as speaking engagements and fundraising events
  • Participate in training to enhance professional skills and development
  • Perform other tasks requested by supervisors

Minimum acceptable qualifications include:

  • Masters of Social Work or related field and with a minimum of one year direct experience working with sexually and physically abused children.
  • LMSW, LPC-A or LMFTA
  • 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 Remko at FRemko@cafb.org.

 

 

Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator (MDT Coordinator)

Works closely with law enforcement, Children’s Protective Services and the District Attorney’s office to facilitate the multi-disciplinary coordination of the team and to ensure that all children in need of Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) services are referred for those services. Builds and strengthens relationships within the team to enhance the collaboration among agencies.

Duties:

  • Review Department of Family and Protective Services statewide intake reports
  • Assess cases to determine if they meet criteria of CAC Working Protocols
  • Facilitate collaborative investigation and CAC services by reaching out to CPS, law enforcement and other agencies as needed
  • Coordinate team building and training for team members
  • Responsible for new team orientations
  • Maintain detailed statistics of intakes reviewed and scheduled for forensic interviews or other CAC services
  • Generate statistical reports regarding services coordinated and provided
  • Work closely with Forensic Interviewers and Clinical Family Advocates to streamline scheduling of interviews
  • Maintain cross-cultural awareness in the performance of all responsibilities
  • Participate in the CAC on-call program
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a social science, criminal justice or related field. Or 3 years experience in social service delivery of criminal justice, CPS, or victim services. Professional demeanor and very strong interpersonal skills.

Job Skills:

  • Ability to work with diverse disciplines on a daily basis
  • Ability to develop professional relationship and facilitate relationship building among others
  • Ability to work in high stress situations
  • Ability to work within complex criminal justice systems
  • Ability to problem solve

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Participates in the CAC on call program
  • Current Texas Driver’s License
  • Submit to a child abuse and criminal background check
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs

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

 

Therapist

Therapist position in an advocacy center providing therapeutic services to sexually abused and severely physically abused children and non-offending caregivers.

Requirements:                                  

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC, LMFT-A or LPC-I license
  • Experience in working with abused children
  • Experience and training in trauma work with children
  • Experience in providing individual, group, family and play therapy
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention services
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Good speaking and writing skills

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
  • Provides brief crisis intervention when necessary
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team case staffings
  • Provides court testimony in civil and criminal cases
  • Provides community education regarding child abuse and CAFB
  • Maintains statistics and data entry as necessary for grant reports
  • Participates in the Children’s Advocacy Center’s on call program
  • Participates in CAFB awareness and fundraising activities
  • 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 Shay Shaikh at SShaikh@cafb.org.

 

 

CAFB adheres to a strict Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse Policy in our practices and operations.