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.

Director of Sexual Assault Services

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. /Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) seeks a Director of Sexual Assault Services. LAWS is a nonprofit organization located in Leesburg, VA, that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Director of Sexual Assault Services is responsible for providing crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and support group services to adult victims of sexual violence. In addition, the Director oversees program activities and sexual assault awareness activities.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities and Duties

Program and Services

  • Provide crisis intervention for sexual assault victims in person and over the phone.
  • Provide counseling for victims of sexual assault.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate sexual assault support groups.
  • Plan, organize, and implement therapeutic and social activities for sexual assault program clients.
  • Accompany victims of sexual assault to forensic medical exams.
  • Accompany victims of sexual assault to civil and criminal court proceedings.
  • Work with allied professionals from the community to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response to victims of sexual assault.
  • Attend Sexual Assault Response Team meetings and participate in all SART activities.
  • Attend CAC Multidisciplinary Team Meetings.
  • Provide on-going support, and training to SAS program volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with allied professionals, including law enforcement, prosecutors, CPS investigators, SANE, prosecutors, and Victim/Witness staff to provide systems advocacy for sexual assault victims.
  • Work collaboratively with LAWS Youth and Children’s Services to provide assistance to non- offending caregivers as secondary survivors when a child or adolescent is identified as having experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse.
  • Oversee services provided by Sexual Assault Services staff, interns, and volunteers to ensure completion of grant goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate STARS (Sexual abuse Treatment and Response Services) parent support groups in collaboration with LAWS Youth & Children’s Services; Loudoun CPS; Loudoun County Mental Health; and the Loudoun CAC.
  • Lead the planning and facilitate events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in collaboration with LAWS Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Assist Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator in giving presentations regarding sexual assault awareness and services as requested by community groups.
  • Attend Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) meetings and coordinate with Adult Detention Center staff to provide support to individuals who experience sexual assault while incarcerated

Miscellaneous

  • Participate in weekly case review and service coordination meetings.
  • Meet weekly with Executive Director for supervision.
  • Obtain weekly clinical supervision.
  • Process and enter VAdata information.
  • Maintain accurate records as required for grant reporting.
  • Complete and submit program funding reports.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate level interns as needed.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Obtain 20 hours of training annually.

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.

Director of Client Services

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) seeks a Director of Client Services to enhance services to victims as well as provide support and oversight to direct service staff. LAWS is a nonprofit organization located in Leesburg, VA, that provides trauma informed services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Require a Master’s in Social Work; must be License eligible.
  • Require 3 years of experience working with domestic violence, sexual violence, or child abuse.
  • Prefer Trauma Informed candidate.
  • Prefer a LCSW.
  • Prefer candidate with approval by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision of counseling staff seeking licensure.
  • Prefer bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Criminal, sex offender registry, and CPS background check required for successful candidate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to :

  • Mentor, manage, and supervise agency domestic violence, sexual assault, and youth and children’s services staff.
  • Ensure delivery of quality counseling services for all clients through supervision of the staff.
  • Provide program oversight to insure grant compliance and completion of program objectives for all agency programs. Ensure that all required reports are submitted on time and that VAdata entries are complete.
  • Assist staff in preparing and completing timely reports for program grants.
  • Maintain and develop client filing system in compliant with federal regulations.
  • Provide crisis stabilization (able to ground people and help them through crisis/panic), crisis intervention and crisis management to victims of domestic and sexual violence as needed.
  • Provide advocacy and court accompaniment to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as needed.
  • Provide walk-in crisis services at the LAWS Community Services Center as needed.
  • Provide risk assessments for dangerousness to self and others (suicidal ideation/risk, etc.) as needed.
  • Advocate on behalf of clients with community partners.
  • Coordinate, refer, network and advocate on behalf of LAWS with local and statewide stakeholders as needed.
  • Make presentations to community groups, prepare and provide agency trainings as requested.
  • On a rotating basis, participate in the week-long on-call rotation, once every four to six weeks.
  • Serve as alternate for Executive Director at community meetings as needed.
  • Represent the program on external task forces and workgroups as needed.
  • Participate in staff meeting, individual supervision with staff, as well as group supervision for counselors, advocates, shelter, and other supervisory meetings.
  • Participate in agency volunteer training.
  • Other duties as requested.

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.

Loudoun Child Advocacy Center Victim Advocate

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), seeks a full-time Victim Advocate for our Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC). LAWS is a nonprofit organization that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as violence prevention outreach in the community. The Loudoun CAC located in Leesburg, VA, provides a child-focused response to the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child neglect and abuse cases. LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Education LevelMasters Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.
  • Extensive knowledge of child abuse and neglect.
  • 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.
  • Criminal background check required for successful candidate.

Responsibilities and Duties

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

  • Maintain communicative and collaborative relationships with all members of the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team Advisory Board which are comprised of members from: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police Department, Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, County Attorney’s Office, Loudoun County Mental Health, Department of Family Services/Child Protective Services, Inova’s SANE Department, Juvenile Court Services Unit, LCSJ/LAWS, and Loudoun County Public Schools.
  • Attend Multi-Disciplinary Team Case Review meetings.
  • Maintain positive working relations with MDT members.

Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

  • Maintain the Loudoun CAC space and ensure that it is child-friendly, well-maintained, and fully-functional.
  • Provide advocacy, education, support, and referrals to non-offending parents of abuse victims.
  • Explain the investigative process; serve as a liaison to law enforcement, child protective services, SANE department, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ office, LAWS, the Multidisciplinary Team, and any other agency that may be involved with the family.
  • Conduct initial trauma assessment for child and make referral appointments with therapist/treatment providers in community and provide follow-up services for families.
  • Participate in on-the-job training and continuing education related to CAC.
  • Familiarize victims and their families with court proceedings, and accompany families to court as needed.
  • Responsible for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) clients that come to the CAC and ensure that they receive information about their rights.
  • Inform and assist all CAC clients with application for Crime Victims Fund, if applicable.
  • Responsible for entering data into the NCATrak Database.
  • Assist Director with providing statistical information & narratives for grant applications and reports.
  • Responsible for conducting initial and follow up client satisfaction surveys.
  • Promote community awareness of services.
  • Represent the CAC at various inter-agency meetings
  • Provide MDT members assistance during the interview session.
  • Co-Facilitate the STARS group and follow up with STARS clients.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Optional participation in agency on-call rotation

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.