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Primary Prevention Specialist I

Are you ready to be a change agent? Great at speaking to young people in the community?

SUPERVISOR: VP, Programs

HOURS: Daytime/Evenings with flexibility

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

FUNDING: Grant-Dependent

Salary:  $13.70 – $14.90 per hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION: Coordinate primary prevention services – 95% SAPCS Federal

Benefits:

401K Retirement plan

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability

Generous time off

Mileage

Ongoing training and development

Some of the duties and responsibilities include:

  • Conducts primary prevention approved activities within local schools and other community forums, and to include training on primary prevention concepts for agency staff.
  • Ensures the goals and objectives of the primary prevention grants are met.
  • Stays informed of developments in the field of primary prevention through research, training, and networking. Keeps foundational documents readily available as a reference.
  • Utilize the specialized knowledge and skills acquired through the required 32 hour certification training and annual continuing education to provide individualized services. (Upcoming trainings in June held during evenings and Saturdays)
  • Autonomously determine appropriate schedule and content for each client and primary prevention meeting, taking into consideration agency policies and procedures, unique client/host agency needs and best practices.
  • Cover on-call rotation, responding to family and sexual violence victims at local hospitals and police departments as State-Certified Advocate.
  • Assist with the collection and maintenance of client data for statistical and programming purposes.
  • Report any incident of child or elder abuse to the Department of Public and Regulatory Services and appropriate Hope Alliance staff.

Our ideal candidate has the following:

  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple and sometimes competing tasks.
  • Satisfactorily meet deadlines and desired outcomes.
  • Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Ability to respond in an empathetic/supportive manner to adults/children in a crisis situation while keeping appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to work as a team member, providing support as well as constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions.
  • Acceptance of and respect for agency philosophy, mission and values.
  • Adequate personal health, social maturity, and emotional stability to fulfill the functions of the position.
  • Highly self-motivated, persistent, dependable, and self-sufficient.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the agency-provided State Certification Training within 90 days of hire.
  • Must maintain state certification by documenting annually: six hours of continuing education, the provision of 100 hours of direct services at minimum and the successful completion of a written exam and skills assessment designed to evaluate the special knowledge and skills required for continued certification.
  • Sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Tact, poise, professionalism, diplomacy, teamwork, humor, and ability to interact with people from all walks of life.
  • Working knowledge of Texas laws pertaining to domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as the justice systems.
  • Two years experience in a social service agency dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence or residential facility.

Bachelors degree in a social services field preferred, but not required.

Please email your resume to: HR@hopealliancetx.org

COUNSELOR

POSITION: 
Hope Alliance is seeking an energetic and accomplished mental health professional to serve as one of the members of the counseling team. This counselor will provide trauma informed clinical services to domestic and sexual violence survivor adults, adolescents and children in individual sessions, groups, and families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the VP of Programs, the Counselor will manage a caseload of up to 25 individual children and adults.

Hope Alliance Counselor must:

  • Possess a clinical style that empowers and encourages clients
  • Support the Counseling and Advocacy Team in optimizing its care and support of all clients.
  • Cover monthly on-call rotation, responding to family and sexual violence victims at the hospital.
  • Complete documentation and assist with client data collection for statistical and programming purposes.
  • Understand, accept, and respect agency philosophy, mission, and values.
  • Co-facilitate and develop therapy and support groups.
  • Provide immediate crisis intervention, including answering crisis hotline.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience preferably in an organization addressing Intimate Partner Violence, and/or sexual violence. The ideal candidate will also have trauma-informed experience with both adults and children, including play therapy and expressive arts.  Master’s degree and license in related field is required; Spanish bilingual preferred.

BENEFITS:

  • Eligible for:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance based on the employee’s choice and with some costs subsidized by the agency.
    • 9 Office Holidays
    • 6 Floating Holidays (one is to be Birthday and one is to be date of hire Anniversary) and these days are provided on a “use-them-or-lose-them basis.”
    • Earned PTO per pay period based on an increasing scale which is reflective of years of service.
    • 401(k) Plan with up to a maximum 4% agency match for participating employees who contribute their own 4% of gross pay through payroll deduction.

Salary Range $34,000 to $40,000

Please email your resume to: HR@hopealliancetx.org

Child and Family Advocate

SUPERVISOR:  Shelter Director

HOURS:  Daytime/Evenings with some flexibility  (Typical schedule 11am to 7 pm)

CLASSIFICATION:  Regular, Full-Time, Non-Exempt

SALARY: $30,500 - $34,000

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:  Provide individualized and strength-based advocacy, case management, and crisis intervention services to children and their families living in the emergency shelter.

SOME OF THE DUITES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide crisis management, advocacy and case management services in-person and on the hotline.  Meet with clients in Hope Alliance office, shelter, hospital, police station, and other locations as needed.
  • Formulate individualized service plans and weekly goals, incorporating certification knowledge and skills as well as best practices.
  • Tact, poise, professionalism, diplomacy, teamwork, humor, and ability to interact with people from all walks of life
  • Develop and oversee the provision of all educational services to child victims.  Services include needs assessments, curriculum and material maintenance, tutoring, and case management.
  • Work with other agencies, including local school personnel, in order to enhance the overall well-being and educational experience of child victims.
  • Manage and maintain the supplies, play and computer equipment used in the Children’s Program.
  • Cover on-call rotation, responding to family and sexual violence victims at the hospital.
  • Experience in independent job structuring and self-directing the work.
  • Highly self-motivated, persistent, dependable, and self-sufficient
  • Must be able to successfully complete the agency-provided State Certification Training within 90 days of hire.
  • Sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Bachelor’s degree in child development, psychology, social work or related field.  Experience and certification may be substituted for degree.
Please email your resume to: HR@hopealliancetx.org

OVERNIGHT SHELTER ADVOCATE

Supervisor:  2nd Shift Supervisor

HOURS:  Overnights and Weekend                          CLASSIFICATION:  Regular, Part-Time, Nonexempt
SALARY:  $14.00/hr
FUNDING:  Grant-Dependent

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:  Provide individualized, strength-based, and empowerment advocacy and crisis intervention to adult and child residents of the 24 hour shelter, and ensure they are housed in a supportive, safe, secure and sanitary environment during their stay.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain communication with others and work to fulfill the agency’s needs, priorities and objectives.
  • Utilize the specialized knowledge and skills acquired through the required certification training and annual continuing education to provide individualized services.
  • Provide crisis management, advocacy and case management services in-person and on the hotline. 4 Hours/Week SAPCS-TX 100%
  • Actively seek out and liaison with relevant community agencies and resources in order to create a continuum of services that elevates the best interest of agency clients.
  • Informally assess the emotional, physical, social, and educational needs of clients.
  • Autonomously determine appropriate schedule and content for each client meeting, taking into consideration agency policies and procedures, unique client needs and best practices.
  • Formulate individualized service plans and weekly goals, incorporating certification knowledge and skills as well as best practices.
  • Facilitate support groups and other meetings.
  • Act as a positive role model for parent-child interactions, modeling positive discipline using rewards and non-physical consequences.
  • Ensure adequate level of housekeeping to provide a clean and safe environment for residents.
  • Encourage and educate residents in developing good personal hygiene and management of their assigned household tasks and responsibilities.
  • Assist in organizing and straightening shelter pantries, supply closets, and vacant resident rooms.
  • Complete night journal as well as other paperwork as needed to maintain accurate case files and to provide smooth lines of communication between themselves and the next staff member.
  • Report any needed household repairs.
  • Assure that the alarm systems are armed and working properly.
  • Assist with the collection and maintenance of client data for statistical and programming purposes.
  • Report any incident of child or elder abuse to the Department of Public and Regulatory Services and appropriate Hope Alliance staff.
  • Assist with community education efforts, and other duties as assigned by Chief Executive Officer.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff and team meetings. Assist with recruitment, training, and supervising of volunteers and interns.
  • Understand, accept and respect agency philosophy, mission and values.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION:

  • Ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple and sometimes competing tasks and satisfactorily meet deadlines and desired outcomes.
  • Ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately analyze problems and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to relate to other agencies and departments, including law enforcement, as well as to support staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to respond in an empathetic/supportive manner to adults/children in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to stoop, bend and lift 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work as a team member, providing support as well as constructive feedback in interpersonal interactions.
  • Able to judge the relative importance of issues and act independently to address them, applying the appropriate level of urgency and drive to achieve results.
  • Acceptance of and respect for agency philosophy, mission and values.
  • Adequate personal health, social maturity, and emotional stability to fulfill the functions of the position.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Capable of handling complex issues creatively and effectively.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and independent job structuring.
  • Demonstrated skill in managing budgets and supplies.
  • Effective stress management skills.
  • Experience and ability to respond in a supportive way to persons in crisis situations.
  • Experience in independent job structuring and self-directing the work.
  • Highly self-motivated, persistent, dependable, and self-sufficient.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the agency-provided State Certification Training within 90 days of hire.
  • Must maintain State certification by documenting annually: six hours of continuing education, the provision of 100 hours of direct services at minimum and the successful completion of a written exam and skills assessment designed to evaluate the special knowledge and skills required for continued certification.
  • Sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Tact, poise, professionalism, diplomacy, teamwork, humor, and ability to interact with people from all walks of life
Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, psychology, social work or related field. Experience and certifications can substitute.
  • Two years experience in a social service agency, preferably dealing with sexual assault and domestic violence.
Please email your resume to: HR@hopealliancetx.org

DRIVER

SUPERVISOR:  Shelter Director                     HOURS:  Various; Weekdays                            CLASSIFICATION:  Regular, Part-Time, Nonexempt         FUNDING:  Grant-Dependent
HOURLY RATE:  $11.50 to 14.00 per hour

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONDrive agency-owned vehicles throughout Williamson and Travis Counties connecting clients to local resources.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide transportation services to clients throughout the day as approved by case managers, maintaining safety of clients at all times.
  • Use route navigation apps and knowledge of area
  • Interact with clients in a professional, trauma-informed manner
  • Work occasional evening and weekends
  • Complete daily maintenance checks on agency-owned vehicle and notify Shelter Director of any issues
  • Drive in inclement weather
  • Document all rides and services provided.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Shelter Director, such as house management tasks, organization projects, etc.
  • Maintain communication with others.
  • Work to fulfill the needs, priorities, goals and objectives of the agency.
  • Collect and enter client demographic and service provision data into the appropriate databases.
  • Prepare output and outcome reports.
  • Act as back-up advocacy staff as needed.
  • Attend agency staff meetings and agency functions as requested.
  • Report any incident of child or elder abuse to the Department of Public and Regulatory Services and appropriate Hope Alliance staff.
  • Assist with community education efforts, and other duties as assigned by Chief Executive Officer.
  • Acceptance of and respect for agency philosophy, mission, and values.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND EDUCATION: 

·       Minimum of one year driving experience with valid Texas Driver's License and proof of insurance

·       Clear driving record

·       Complete the agency's 32-hour new advocate training within a three month period

·       Ability to manage time and routes for a streamlined transportation experience

·       Work well independently and maintain open and transparent communication

·       Familiarity with GPS devices or map apps

·       Acceptance of and respect for agency philosophy, mission, and values.

·       Ability to relate to other agencies and departments, and work as a team member

·       Adequate health, maturity, emotional stability, and coping skills to fulfill the essential job functions.

·       Ability to respond in an empathetic/supportive manner to adults/children in a crisis situation.
·       Ability to stoop, bend and lift 25 pounds.

Please email your resume to: HR@hopealliancetx.org

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