Open Positions

 


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.


Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Assistant

We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Assistant. The Program Assistant is a member of the Domestic Violence Services (DVS) and Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Team, and is responsible assisting DVS and SAS staff in providing crisis intervention and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Answer calls and requests from victims seeking services at the Community Services Center and provide information/referrals.
-Assist Advocates in providing court advocacy and accompaniment for victims.
-Assist Advocates with hospital accompaniment when requested.
-Assist Hotline Program Manager answering hotline calls when needed.
-Assist agency staff in implementing new staff and volunteer training.
-Maintain accurate records and data entry as required for grant reporting.
-Participate in agency on-call rotation.

Qualifications/Requirements:
-Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling
-One year’s experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors
-Bilingual in English and Spanish 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. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.


Forensic Interviewer

We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours/week) Forensic Interviewer for our Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The Loudoun CAC, located in Leesburg, VA, is a neutral child-friendly space where suspected child victims of abuse or neglect may obtain a forensic interview as part of the child protection or investigation systems.

The Forensic Interviewer will provide high quality forensic interviewing services to children regarding allegations of child maltreatment while working in close partnership with the Loudoun County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
-Possess understanding of NCA and CAC standards and implementation of best practices.
-Participate in pre- and post-interview multidisciplinary case staffing.
-Conduct forensic interviews of children and adolescents alleging child abuse per protocol.
-Ensure psychosocial well-being of the child through the interview process.
-Prepare written reports of interviews, if applicable. Attend and participate in MDT meetings and present results of forensic interviews when requested.
-Enter and maintain data in the NCATrak case tracking system and provide statistical information & narratives for grant applications and reports, upon request.
-Maintain positive communicative and collaborative relationships with members of the MDT.
-Ensure child and family members receive appropriate referrals to services.
-Provide testimony in court regarding cases in criminal and/or civil cases when necessary.
-Promote community awareness of services.
-Assist the child and family when Family Advocate is not available.
-Interpret for staff members when requested.
-Represent the Loudoun CAC at various inter-agency meetings
-Fulfill the mission of the Loudoun CAC by adhering to our motto of: The Child is our First Priority.
-Other duties as assigned.
-Participation in agency on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications
-Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, Criminal Justice or associated field. Human service/counseling experience/social work desired.
-Extensive knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect.
-An understanding of the dynamics of a multidisciplinary, community based response to civil and criminal allegations of child abuse and neglect preferred.
-Certification of completion of a nationally accredited forensic interview curriculum (ChildFirst) preferred.
-Bilingual/ Bicultural candidates (Spanish) preferred.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Strong writing and organizational skills.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point.
-Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
-Flexible schedule, including evenings.

Criminal 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.