Open Positions

Note regarding internships:  LAWS does not have open internship positions at this time. Please check out our Volunteer Program if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.


Hotline Program Specialist

We are currently seeking a part-time Hotline Specialist. The Hotline Specialist is a member of the Domestic Violence Services/Shelter Services and Sexual Assault Services Team and is responsible for coverage of the LAWS 24-Hour hotline between the hours of 4pm-9pm Monday-Friday (25 hours/week).

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Respond to hotline calls and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals.
-Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
-Respond to requests for forensic medical exam accompaniments and coordinate with staff.
-Provide training and support to staff and volunteers responding to hotline calls.
-Provide follow up services for high danger victims.
-Maintain and complete statistics and records as required by the agency and funders.

Qualifications/Requirements:
-Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.
-One Year’s experience in a related field
-Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
-Previous hotline experience preferred

Criminal background and CPS check required for successful candidate.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to laws@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.


Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

We are currently seeking a full-time Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator.  The Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator is a member of the Domestic Violence Services and Sexual Assault Services Team, and is responsible implementing community outreach services aimed to raise awareness of community services and identify victims of sexual and domestic violence in need of services. In addition, the Coordinator is responsible for managing LAWS volunteer program, including recruiting, supervising and training volunteers.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Presentations to community groups about services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to raise awareness and identify victims in need of services.
-Respond to inquiries from community groups requesting presentations regarding domestic and sexual violence and its impact.
-Conduct evaluations, when appropriate, of community presentations
-Develop resource materials to be distributed to community.
-Provide support, information, referrals, and follow up when victims disclose abuse.
-Plan and implement volunteer training.
-Recruit, manage, and mentor new volunteers.
-Coordinate staff volunteer requests and communicate with volunteers regarding opportunities.
-Maintain accurate records and complete program reports as required for grant reporting.
-Participate in agency on-call rotation.

Qualifications/Requirements:
-Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling
-2-3 years experience in a related field
-Prior experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors
-Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends
-Criminal and CPS background check required for successful candidate.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to laws@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.


Nurturing Parenting Program Director

We are currently seeking a part-time (approximately 20 hours/week) Director for our Nurturing Parenting Program.  This position is a member of our Youth & Children’s Services team.  The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered program designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglectful parenting practices.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate Nurturing Parenting Program curriculum to groups of parents;
  • Distribute annual schedule of parenting classes to community partners;
  • Advertise classes and conduct outreach regarding the availability of classes to the community;
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise both paid and volunteer staff to facilitate groups;
  • Recruit volunteers to prepare and serve dinner to class participants;
  • Conduct intake interviews with prospective adult participants;
  • Conduct age-appropriate orientation sessions for child participants;
  • Prepare and supervise staff preparation for class sessions.
  • Develop new parenting initiatives as time and resources permit.
  • Order all supplies, curriculum and other materials necessary for the classes.
  • Manage program budget;
  • Tabulate program evaluation data, maintain statistics and file all reports required by funders;
  • Provide assistance with parenting skills for clients in LAWS Shelter when needed;
  • Participate in agency outreach to include speaking engagements and other events;
  • Obtain facilitator certification in Nurturing Parenting Program (if certification is not already obtained at time of hire).

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, Child Development, or associated field required; Master’s preferred.
  • Experience facilitating and certification in Nurturing Parenting Program strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience managing staff/volunteers preferred.
  • Background in counseling, early childhood, or parent education setting preferred.
  • Must be able to work evening hours, including but not limited to Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred (but not required);
  • Criminal background check, sex offender registry background check, and CPS registry background check required for successful candidate.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to laws@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.