Open Positions

Founded in 1984, LAWS is a 501c3, non-profit organization that has earned an outstanding reputation for delivering safe-haven and a host of essential services to adults and children directly impacted by domestic and sexual violence. LAWS’ mission is to serve adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to empower, inform, and advocate for these individuals; to educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault; and, to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence. LAWS’ strives to offer a framework of comprehensive support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence so that they may live free from fear, anxiety, and danger.

Every year, LAWS’ staff of approximately 40 professionals, a committed group of volunteers, and a diverse Board comprised of community and business leaders, work to enhance the lives of the approximately 1,000 adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence here in Loudoun County. Today, in addition to operating a 24/7, emergency shelter for adult and child victims, LAWS also delivers an array of services to include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, legal resources, support groups, a Child Advocacy Center, and community outreach programming. All services are provided with complete confidentiality, and at no cost to recipients. Additionally, LAWS operates a retail thrift shop (The Resourceful Woman) in downtown Leesburg.

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People of color, LGBTQIA+ candidates, persons of any gender identity, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. LAWS is committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

Child Forensic Interviewer/Family Advocate- Bilingual

Responsibilities

The bilingual (English/ Spanish) child forensic interview specialist/family advocate functions in a multidisciplinary team (MDT) environment and works directly with the Coordinator and Director to ensure services are organized, holistic and meet the best practice standards for the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center. The child forensic interview specialist/family advocate serves as equal parts forensic interviewer and family advocate for the families referred to the center for services. In the role of forensic interview specialist, this position provides evidence-based forensic interviews to support the investigation of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. In the role of family advocate, this position provides consistent and comprehensive advocacy and support services from inception of a case, throughout investigation and prosecution, until the family has achieved access to all necessary support services to promote healing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Forensic Interviewing

  • Conduct forensic interviews with children in English and Spanish who have allegedly experienced sexual and/or severe physical abuse or have witnessed violence in accordance with nationally recognized, evidence-based forensic interview models/protocols.
  • Assist Coordinator in facilitating monthly MDT case review meetings.
  • Assist Coordinator with forensic interview scheduling.
  • Participate in court proceedings as requested.
  • Participate in monthly forensic interviewer peer review with other MDT members.
  • Provide interpretation of forensic interviews with children and non-offending caregivers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Family Advocacy

  • Greet and orient the child and family to the center and the coordinated multidisciplinary process.
  • Answer any questions related to the investigative process as appropriate and provide feedback to the assigned investigators regarding communication with caregiver.
  • Provide crisis intervention and ongoing support for the child and family at all stages of the investigation, prosecution, and resource connection.
  • Provide caregivers with education about abuse and/or trauma and its effects on children and families, including how to mitigate the effect and build resiliency.
  • Translate letters and other written materials from English to Spanish for victims
  • Maintain regular contact with the family in accordance with their needs through investigation, prosecution and service connection.
  • Make appropriate referrals to treatment providers who specialize in trauma-focused treatment for children, and other specialized treatment as needed.
  • Partner with CPS, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Victim Witness Program, and any other agencies to ensure that needed services are provided (e.g., housing, protective orders, domestic violence interventions, food, public assistance, transportation, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Victim Witness Program regarding the following services: updates to the family on case process and status, court education/support/accompaniment; victim’s rights and compensation.
  • Communicate resource needs and treatment referrals plans to the Victim Services Specialist.
  • Administer satisfaction surveys to families as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for Both

  • Maintain orderly, accurate, VOCA/VAWA-compliant client records to reflect service plan, client interaction, and referrals made in NCATrak.
  • Essential understanding of NCA and CAC standards and implementation of best practices.
  • Participate in pre- and post-interview multidisciplinary case staffing.
  • Enter and maintain data in the NCATrak case tracking system and provide statistical information & narratives for grant applications and reports.
  • Serve as a member of the MDT and maintain communicative and collaborative relationships with all members of the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team. These agencies include; Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Leesburg Police Department, Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Office, County Attorney’s Office, Loudoun County Mental Health, Department of Family Services/Child Protective Services, Inova’s FACT/SANE Department, Juvenile Court Services Unit, LCSJ/LAWS, and Loudoun County Public Schools.
  • Work effectively under stressful conditions, while demonstrating discretion and good judgment in handling confidential matters and sensitive information.
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English and Spanish) communication skills, including the ability to maintain detailed case records and other documentation, and to give clear testimony in court as needed.
  • Spanish fluency and ability to provide language interpretation and translation for non- Spanish-speakers.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with persons from varied socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, clients, co-workers, staff of member agencies, court officials, and the general public.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the mission of the Loudoun CAC by adhering to our motto of: The Child is our First Priority.
  • Attend and participate in MDT Case Review meetings and present results of forensic interviews when requested.
  • Represent the Loudoun CAC at various inter-agency meetings.
  • Attend weekly supervision with CAC Coordinator.
  • Attend all required staff meetings, case reviews, trainings and conferences.
  • Receive continuing education in accordance to NCA Accreditation Standards for both forensic interviewing and victim advocacy and support.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Participation in CAC on-call rotation.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s

Discipline: Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or associated field.

Yrs Experience: Minimum of 1 years’ experience working with victims of abuse/ violence.

Comments: Fluency in Spanish. Previous training in forensic interview models/protocols. Previous experience working with child victims of abuse.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies

Clean criminal background check, sexual offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and child protective services background check required for successful candidate.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000.00 – $52,000.00 per year

 

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault (DV/SA) Community Services Coordinator

LAWS is seeking a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Community Services Coordinator to oversee day-to-day operations of most of LAWS programs. This position will provide oversight to domestic and sexual violence direct services staff to include the 24/7 crisis hotline, community and court advocates, therapists, outreach, prevention, and youth & children’s services. Furthermore, it will ensure the delivery of effective, coordinated, and quality services for all survivors in the programs listed above. This position partners with LAWS management and leadership in guiding the agency (staff, volunteers, and partners) in being trauma-informed, survivor led, and survivor centered.

Responsibilities

  • Direct supervision and mentorship to a team of domestic violence and sexual assault direct services staff. Provide weekly individual supervision to staff. Support and supervise the departments as followed: 24/7 crisis hotline, community and court advocates, therapists, violence prevention/outreach, volunteer, and youth & children’s services.
  • Oversee the daily functioning of LAWS direct survivor services at the Community Services Center.
  • Oversee the 24/7 crisis hotline. Ensure staff and volunteers are trained to answer the hotline.
  • Collaborate closely with the Shelter Director to ensure effective and coordinated delivery of victim services across LAWS programs. Meet consistently with the Shelter Director and Chief Operating Officer to assess program and staffing needs, determine solutions, and implement necessary changes.
  • Act as back up to provide direct support to walk-in crisis survivors; risk assessments for suicidal ideation/risk; crisis stabilization; and advocacy and court accompaniment when needed.
  • Act as back up to respond to hotline calls and LAP (Lethality Assessment Protocol) calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to survivors/callers.
  • Provide program oversight to ensure grant compliance and successful completion of program objectives. Ensure all required grant reports are submitted on time and that VAdata (survivor database) entries are complete daily.
  • Maintain and develop survivor filing system in compliance with US federal grant regulations. Work with the Chief Operating Officer to develop and implement policy and procedure revisions as needed.
  • Maintain flexible work schedule and participate (on a rotating basis) in week-long on call rotation schedule.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, advocating on behalf of survivors and networking with local and statewide stakeholder.
  • Participate in efforts to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault including presentations to community groups.
  • Represent LAWS on external task forces, workgroups and community meetings as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, individual supervision with staff, as well as group supervision for counselors, advocates, shelter, and other supervisory meetings.

Other duties as requested:

  • Provide orientation and ongoing training to staff on DV survivor empowerment. Responsible for ongoing assessment of training needs for all staff and scheduling appropriate training opportunities as necessary.
  • Participate in agency volunteer training.
  • Obtain a minimum of 30 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers.
  • Participate in weekly case review, service coordination, and community meetings.
  • Maintain team like attitude and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Master’s, preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

Disciplines: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling; or associated field

Yrs Experience: 3

Comments: Must have prior experience working in a domestic violence/sexual assault victim services agency.

Preferred Qualifications and Special Notes
Experience with providing direct services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and/or stalking victim services. A minimum of 3 years of experience. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies
Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,000.00 – $65,000.00 per year

 

Shelter Advocate/Hotline Specialist

Responsibilities

This person is a member of the Shelter Services Team and is responsible for providing advocacy and case management for all Shelter clients. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers. Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide trauma informed case management and advocacy for Shelter clients. Assess needs and refer to appropriate resources within agency and community.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Maintain communication with on-call staff.
  • Provide support to on-call staff.
  • Provide supportive crisis intervention and structured goal planning to reduce trauma, build resiliency and promote safety while residing at shelter.
  • Coordinate the entire life cycle of Shelter clients (from intake, program participation, case management and discharge).
  • Meet with clients according to clients’ schedules when they are available (nights, weekends as needed).
  • Provide accompaniment and transportation to appointments as needed.
  • Enter data about clients and services provided in VAdata daily.
  • Maintain and audit client records to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Assist Shelter Director in overseeing maintenance and care of shelter facility.
  • Assist clients in obtaining household items.
  • Coordinate shelter donations of supplies and food.
  • Assist in scheduling volunteer coverage at shelter.
  • Maintain team like attitude and perform other duties as assigned.

Other duties include, but not limited to:

  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend night/weekend shelter staff meetings.
  • Coordinate client care with After Hours Shelter Advocates.
  • Attend client-related meetings at shelter or at Community Services Center.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers.
  • Provide support and training for volunteers and newly hired team members as necessary, including participation in agency volunteer training.
  • Obtain a minimum of 30 hours of job-related training annually.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field

Yrs Experience: 1

Comments: Bilingual in Spanish/English preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications and Special Notes: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field; experience working in a shelter environment.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000 – $52,000 per year

 

Domestic and Sexual Violence Court and Community Advocate

Responsibilities

This employee is responsible for providing advocacy and service coordination for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

Program and Services

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Provide case management (education, information, and supportive services) as requested by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Provide information/referrals to other local agencies.
  • Work with allied professionals from the community to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Accompany victims to Court Services Unit to apply for preliminary protective orders; family law hearings; and to assist with witness trial preparation for criminal trials and hearings.
  • Provide hospital and forensic nurse exam accompaniment.
  • Exercise independent initiative, have good public relations skills and maintain positive relationships with clients, court clerks, police personnel, other attorneys, etc.
  • Work with allied professionals from the community to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.

Other duties include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain appropriate client files; process and enter VAdata information.
  • Participate in weekly case review, service coordination, and DART meetings.
  • Meet weekly for supervision.
  • Maintain accurate records as required for grant reporting. Assist with grant reporting.
  • Obtain a minimum of 30 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Participate in agency volunteer training.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers
  • Provide transportation for clients to legal and other assistance-based appointments, as needed.
  • Assist with answering the phones and door.
  • Assist agency staff in implementing new staff and volunteer training
  • Maintain team like attitude and perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field

Yrs Experience: 3

Comments: Must be able to work a flexible work schedule. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000 – $52,000 per year

 

 

After Hours Shelter Advocate (Sat & Sun 4-9pm, Part Time)

Responsibilities

This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking.

Program and Services

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide individual support to residents as needed.
  • Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
  • Provide client transportation, as needed.
  • Facilitate house activities.
  • Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
  • Enter data about clients and services provided in VAdata.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.
  • Maintain communication and support with on-call staff.
  • Operate alarm system.
  • Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
  • Shelter maintenance as required.

Other duties as requested:

  • Obtain a minimum of 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Attend night/weekend shelter staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers.
  • Coordinate care for clients with direct client support staff

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field

Yrs Experience: 1 (Crisis intervention, victim support, information and referral services)

Comments: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15 per hour

 

After Hours Shelter Advocate (Sat & Sun 9am-5pm, Part Time)

Responsibilities

This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking.

Program and Services

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide individual support to residents as needed.
  • Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
  • Provide client transportation, as needed.
  • Facilitate house activities.
  • Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
  • Enter data about clients and services provided in VAdata.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.
  • Maintain communication and support with on-call staff.
  • Operate alarm system.
  • Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
  • Shelter maintenance as required.

Other duties as requested:

  • Obtain a minimum of 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Attend night/weekend shelter staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers.
  • Coordinate care for clients with direct client support staff

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field

Yrs Experience: 1 (Crisis intervention, victim support, information and referral services)

Comments: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15 per hour

After Hours Shelter Advocate (Monday – Friday 4-9pm, Part-Time)

Responsibilities

This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking.

Program and Services

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide individual support to residents as needed.
  • Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
  • Provide client transportation, as needed.
  • Facilitate house activities.
  • Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
  • Enter data about clients and services provided in VAdata.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.
  • Maintain communication and support with on-call staff.
  • Operate alarm system.
  • Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
  • Shelter maintenance as required.

Other duties as requested:

  • Obtain a minimum of 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Attend night/weekend shelter staff meetings.
  • Collaborate with other local service providers.
  • Coordinate care for clients with direct client support staff

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field

Yrs Experience: 1 (Crisis intervention, victim support, information and referral services)

Comments: Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal background, sex offender, CPS background check, and motor vehicle record checks.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15 per hour

 

 

Grants Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities 

Reporting directly to the Grants Manager, the Grants Administrative Assistant is a key member of the Administrative Services Team and is responsible for accurately and efficiently assisting with administrative, financial, and grant duties for the organization. This position works closely with the Grants Manager to coordinate and assist with all aspects of public and private grant financial management to ensure compliance with funder requirements and accounting standards. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Grants Accounting and Reporting

  • Collects and organizes grant expenses and documentation for federal, state and local grants
  • Assists Grants Manager with preparation of monthly grant invoices and financial reports
  • Works with contracted accounting firm to ensure all revenues and expenditures are posted to appropriate accounts
  • Assists with the preparation process for LAWS’ annual audit
  • Serves as back up for Grants Manager and other administrative staff, when needed
  • Reviews financial transactions and documents for accuracy
  • Manages the office petty cash fund
  • Coordinates monthly reconciliation of credit card statements and assigns account codes based on appropriate grant account, class and account code
  • Reconciles invoice submissions with recognized revenues
  • Coordinates accounts receivable and accounts payable with Grants Manager and contracted accounting firm
  • Coordinates the processing of all gift card donations
  • Assists with preparation for grant monitoring visits
  • Maintains grant files/binders
  • Completes organization applications to maintain compliance with federal, state and local laws
  • Researches grant opportunities
  • Conducts data entry and tracking

Other

  • Answers phone calls on the administrative line.
  • Serve as back up for payroll processing
  • Complete miscellaneous administrative tasks
  • Responsible for determining risk management with regard to financial practices
  • Complete 30 hours of training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Non-profit Management preferred; Associates Degree required

Experience Required: Non-profit Grant Management, Government Grants, Government Accounting, Non-Profit Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration

Years’ Experience: 2- 3

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Clear criminal background, sex offender registry, motor vehicle and CPS background check.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22-$24 per hour

 

 

Domestic Violence Shelter Director

Responsibilities

The Domestic Violence Shelter Director is fully responsible for coordinating shelter services provided to adult & child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Director provides leadership and supervision to shelter staff, volunteers, and interns to ensure survivor-centered, trauma-informed, ethical, and best practice guidelines are utilized in providing shelter services. The Shelter Director will provide operational and program support to shelter staff and will assume direct responsibility of all shelter functions to ensure effective shelter operations. A critical team member, they work closely with all LAWS programs, ensuring services are coordinated.

Operations and Survivor Support:

  • Maintain Shelter Operations/Survivor Procedures to ensure compliance, safety, and effective survivor support, to include:
    • Monitor survivor behavior and follows all policies, protocols and procedures in meeting survivor needs for safety and shelter.
    • Support the Shelter Advocates in meeting the needs of shelter survivors to answer questions, de-escalate situations, settle grievances, etc.
    • Provide immediate and professional response to any security /safety emergency or disturbance within or immediately outside of shelter.
    • Intervene in survivor crises as needed under the direction of and with the support of the Chief Operating Officer.
    • Maintain a safe, clean, and supportive environment within the shelter.
    • Support survivors and staff in following all shelter procedures.
    • Assist the staff in supporting survivors to work through conflicts in a congregate living setting.
    • Communicate vacancies/capacity to LAWS staff and Loudoun County CoC personnel as defined in the policies and procedures.
  • Manage the day- to- day operations of the DV shelter and other alternative shelter/housing locations, delegating as needed, to provide quality services to survivors 24/7.
  • Work with the Chief Operating Officer and DART Coordinator to develop collaborative relationships in Loudoun County based on shelter survivor needs.
  • Provide education to enhance survivor safety and abuser accountability, providing referral sources internally and/or externally when appropriate.
  • Conduct reviews of survivor records to improve and ensure quality of care and services provided.
  • Ensure survivor records are appropriately documented and maintained according to agency and best practice guidelines. This includes the coordination of the data entry of required documentation in VAdata daily.
  • Ensure survivor and program data is provided to the Leadership team and partners as requested.
  • Prepare grant reports.
  • Assess effectiveness of service planning and shelter program components and make recommendations to improve service delivery and reduce barriers affecting survivor services.
  • Coordinate and document use of petty cash, gift cards, etc., as well as coordinate food and transportation needs for housing survivors.
  • Act as advocate for survivors with legal, medical, counseling, social services, housing, educational and other services as needed, assisting shelter staff in referrals for survivors to community resources, as appropriate.
  • Interact with survivors in shelter and role model appropriate social skills, conflict resolution, parenting and other skills of daily living.
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, After Hours Shelter Advocates meetings, supervisors’ meeting, case management and other training and meetings, as requested.
  • Understand the requirement to fulfill position as on-call supervisor at the Shelter as scheduled.
  • Attend 30 hours of training annually, including ‘Volunteer Training.’
  • Participate in the on-call rotation.
  • Answer the 24/7 crisis hotline, as needed, and support/train other staff in doing the same.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

Facility Support and Maintenance:

  • Responsible for ensuring the shelter facility is well-maintained and a welcoming environment for survivors, staff, and volunteers.
  • Monitor facility to maintain safety of survivors, staff, and shelter space.
  • Ensure routine facility maintenance is completed through contracted vendors, volunteers, and other providers as required.

 

Supervision and Staff Support:

  • Ensure that staff are reviewing shelter policy & guidelines with survivors.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate shelter staff, volunteers, interns, and develop the skills in staff that are necessary to effectively perform their position responsibilities.
  • Provide routine and consistent supervision to shelter staff and document such supervision.
  • Assist in hiring of staff as well as input in placement of interns and volunteers.
  • Maintain staff, intern, and volunteer schedule, including approval of time off requests, to ensure appropriate shelter coverage 24/7.
  • Monitor shelter staff timesheets for accuracy and timely submission

Setting Strategy:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer to develop annual goals for shelter and create an implementation plan to fulfill them.
  • Assist in the development of the shelter program as a model program for survivors and ensures that annual and funder goals are met.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level:  Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Public Health. Will consider Bachelor’s with experience.

Discipline:  Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.

Yrs Experience:  Three to five years of experience in management, program development and staff supervision. Experience working with Domestic Violence strongly preferred. 1 – 3 years of experience in Shelter and/or Group Home Setting preferred.

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000

 

Position Requirements and Special Notes

  • Background in shelter services and domestic violence strongly preferred.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills necessary to develop strong networking relationships.
  • Provide education to staff and the public and to write reports on program status
  • Strong analytic and strategic thinking skills required write grant reports and goals and to evaluate effectiveness of programs and outcomes.
  • Excellent organization skills to manage facility, assess staffing patterns and manage caseload.
  • Ability to efficiently manage and complete multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to accept, to understand, and to relate sensitively to people of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural, gender preference, sexual preference and experiential backgrounds.
  • A commitment to the philosophy and program of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.

 

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies

Clean criminal background check, sexual offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and child protective services background check required for successful candidate.