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.

 

Director of Development

The Director of Development reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director of Development is the senior administrative officer who is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and donor relations including: annual fundraising, major gifts, endowment and supervision of the development staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement and manage major gift, special events, sustainable gifts, annual, planned giving and endowment fundraising programs.
  • Work with executive and board leadership to determine institutional priorities for which philanthropic support is sought and to provide coordination of approaches to individuals, organizations and foundations.
  • Work with executive leadership, board members and development staff to determine relationships and networks of influence within the community.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and maintain ongoing relationships with a portfolio of prospects.
  • Manage the development staff.
  • Direct management process as it relates to major gifts, grants and annual giving, including the identification of prospects, primary cultivators, cultivation sequence and timing, proposal concept presentation, proposal writing and submission, site visit coordination, proposal tracking, grant acknowledgment, grant reporting, donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Oversee the gift accounting and reporting functions to ensure that all donors and solicitors receive personal acknowledgment of gifts and periodic information regarding the progress of CAFB fundraising programs.
  • Oversee the current database and records of all donors and prospective donors.
  • Establish effective relationships with external foundations, granting agencies, community organizations and the broader Fort Bend community.
  • Articulate the fundraising priorities for CAFB and be well-versed about all aspects of the programs, services, events and opportunities for members to participate.
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferred.
  • 7+ years of progressive fundraising responsibility primarily in the area of personal major gift solicitation and staff management.
  • Experience in developing donor specific cultivation, solicitation and closure strategies, and the management of a personal portfolio of major gift prospects.
  • Full knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain effective, collaborative relationships with individuals, staff members, volunteer constituencies, individual donors, as well as foundations.
  • Organized, energetic, flexible, deadline- and detail-oriented and strategic approach to problem solving.
  • Initiates and has the ability to work independently.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Irene at iwisner@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.