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.


Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor

We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor (Bilingual in English and Spanish). The Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor is a member of the Domestic Violence Services Team, and is responsible for providing short-term crisis counseling and support groups for victims of domestic violence who speak Spanish.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Provide short-term crisis counseling for adult victims of domestic violence in Spanish.
  • Organize and facilitate domestic violence support groups for adult survivors in Spanish.
  • Work collaboratively with agency staff to plan and implement educational, social, and therapeutic events and educational programs for Spanish-speaking clients
  • Maintain accurate statistics and records for client services provided and complete grant reports.
  • Work collaboratively with agency staff and allied professionals to coordinate client services.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling (required)
  • Fluent in Spanish (required)
  • 2-3 year’s experience in a related field, preferably in a domestic violence agency
  • Must be willing to work towards licensure under clinical supervision if not licensed; may be required to obtain clinical supervision outside the organization.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including regular evenings.

Criminal and CPS background check required for successful candidate.

To Apply: Send 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.


Shelter Victim Advocate

We are currently seeking a Victim Advocate for our Shelter. The Advocate is part of the Shelter Services Team, and is responsible for providing case management and advocacy for Shelter clients within a trauma-informed system of care. This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week); some evenings and weekends required.  LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide case management, advocacy, and emotional support to victims of domestic and sexual violence in shelter.
  • Assess needs of clients and refer to appropriate resources within agency and community.
  • Provide accompaniment to appointments and transportation for clients as necessary.
  • Respond to requests for shelter from victims and complete client intakes.
  • Provide hotline coverage, to include crisis counseling, support, and referrals.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Assist with maintenance of shelter facility.
  • Assist clients in obtaining household items upon shelter exit.
  • Coordinate shelter donations of supplies, and food.
  • Attend weekly staff meeting and regular meetings with shelter staff.
  • Assist in scheduling volunteer coverage at shelter.
  • Provide support, training, and management of volunteers as necessary.
  • Complete 30 hours of training and continuing education annually.
  • Assist staff in annual new staff/volunteer training sessions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in social work, counseling or related field
  • At least one year of experience working with domestic violence victims in a shelter setting
  • Reliable transportation required.

Criminal, CPS, and sex offender 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.


Night Shelter Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Night Shelter Coordinator for our domestic violence shelter. Reporting to the Director, Shelter Services, we seek dependable team members to work 10 hours per evening from 9pm to 7am two evenings per week; sleep as permitted. No public transportation is available.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background and CPS check. LAWS is an equal opportunity employer. This position is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

As part of the Shelter team, specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide immediate crisis intervention, advocacy, support, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the shelter and shelter residents.
  • Reinforce community living guidelines.
  • Provide hotline coverage.
  • Administrative tasks include data entry, filing, copying, donation processing, and documentation as specified in the shelter policy manual.
  • Attend trainings and meetings, including monthly staff meetings, 30 hour new employee orientation and in-service trainings.
  • Other duties as requested.
  • Sleep as permitted.

Candidates must be dependable team players, demonstrate good listening skills, be able to multi-task and possess strong oral and written communication skills. Bi-lingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus. Experience working in a residential setting with families and their children desired.

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.


Hotline Program Manager (temporary position)

We are currently seeking a temporary Hotline Program Manager. The position is for a duration of 12 weeks beginning August 14, 2017 from 8:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday (37.5 hours/week). The temporary Hotline Program Manager is a member of the Domestic Violence Services/Shelter Services and Sexual Assault Services Team and is responsible for managing LAWS 24-Hour hotline.

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.
  • Train and manage hotline volunteers and staff. Work with Shelter Director and Volunteer Coordinator to ensure maximum hotline coverage.
  • Complete follow-up calls to hotline callers when appropriate.
  • Maintain community referrals and resources list.
  • Maintain and regularly review agency hotline protocols, including Lethality Assessment Program protocols.
  • Maintain records/data and complete reports as required by the agency and funders.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Assist in other projects as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.
  • 2-3 year’s experience in a related field
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Previous hotline experience preferred.

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.