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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To Apply for the positions below:

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

Coordinator Loudoun Child Advocacy Center

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), seeks a full-time Coordinator 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.

The Coordinator is a member of the Child Advocacy team and is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the Loudoun CAC and working with CPS, law enforcement and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office to investigate child abuse cases.

Responsibilities

Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)

  • Maintain communicative and collaborative relationships with all members of the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, 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 Ewing Forensic Assessment and Consultation Team, Juvenile Court Services Unit, LCSJ/LAWS, and Loudoun County Public Schools.
  • Provide orientation to the CAC for all MDT members.
  • Maintain positive working relations with MDT members.
  • Provide opportunities to MDT members and staff to obtain specialized training regarding the function, protocols and procedures of the CAC to meet accreditation standards.

Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

  • Oversee daily operations including but not limited to: managing and maintaining the Loudoun CAC space and ensuring that it is child-friendly, well-maintained, and fully-functional; supervising staff; and providing assistance to law enforcement and child protective services workers during the interview session.
  • Provide forensic interviews and victim advocacy, as a back up to the Forensic Interviewer/ Family Advocates.
  • Ensure compliance with NCA Accreditation Standards.
  • Assist in preparing accreditation application.

 Community Responsibilities

  • Attend community meetings that pertain to Loudoun CAC’s mission.

 Grant Monitoring and Reporting Requirements 

  • Oversee system for Case Review including process, documents, agendas, etc.
  • Oversee data collection in NCATrak system and Excel for tracking of cases.
  • Oversee, gather and maintain statistics for all services provided.
  • Oversee and complete all required progress reports and submit them to Director in a timely manner.

 LAWS Responsibilities 

  • Attend community meetings that pertain to LAWS’ mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or associated field required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working within CAC setting preferred.
  • Forensic interviewing training preferred.
  • Prior CAC management experience preferred.
  • Clean criminal background check, sexual offender registry check, motor vehicle check, and child protective services background check required.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

Salary: $50,000-$60,000

Director Youth and Children’s Services

LAWS seeks a talented individual to perform in the role of Director of Youth and Children’s Services.  The Director will implement programs and services to meet the specific needs of youth and children who have been exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; provide information and modeling of effective parenting skills; supply other support services to parents in crisis; and coordinate community efforts and advocate for children with CPS, schools and the court system.

Responsibilities

Program and Services

  • Supervise YCS Advocate, YCS Therapist, and Violence Prevention and Outreach Program Manager.
  • Provide individual counseling for children, teens, and youth who have been exposed to violence.
  • Develop personal safety plans with children and provide a safe environment to process their feelings.
  • Acts as an advocate for children, who have been exposed to violence whenever a need exists.
  • Provide information, referrals and case management to clients regarding service needs for their children.
  • Plan and implement support groups for children; secure facilitators, materials, and supplies.
  • Coordinate and participate as a facilitator for the STARS (Sexual abuse Treatment And Response Services) groups.
  • Participate on the MDT for the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center.
  • Collaborate with community professionals to effectively provide treatment and referrals for children exposed to violence.
  • Provide training on the effects of family violence and child abuse as requested.
  • Provide program direction and supervision for Youth & Children’s Services staff, interns and contractors to ensure completion of grant goals and objectives.
  • Provide on-call support for Shelter Services on a rotating basis.

 Support Services for Parents       

  • Provide specific information regarding impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on children.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to discuss their concerns or issues concerning their children.
  • Work cooperatively with Shelter staff to assist clients in Shelter with parenting issues.

 Miscellaneous

  • Participate in weekly case review and service coordination meetings with LAWS staff.
  • Participate in collaborative community efforts to end child abuse and family violence.
  • Obtain weekly clinical supervision and 20 hours of training annually.
  • Participate in bi-weekly clinical group supervision at LAWS.
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate level interns as needed.
  • Process and enter VAdata information daily.
  • Maintain accurate records and complete all reports as required.
  • Compile data and prepare grant reports.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field ;
  • Licensed preferred; working under supervision for licensure required.
  • Background in counseling, early childhood, or special education settings is preferred.
  • Must be able to work evening hours.
  • Clear Criminal background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and Child Protective Services background check required

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

Salary: $50,000-$60,000

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. (LAWS) seeks a Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. This individual is a member of the Domestic Violence Services and Sexual Assault Services Team, and is responsible for coordinating the agency volunteer program, including recruiting, supervising and training volunteers and staff.  Also, responsible for implementing community outreach services aimed to raise awareness of community services and identify victims of sexual and domestic violence in need of services, with a focus on the underserved populations.

Program and Services

  • Plan and implement volunteer/new staff training sessions at least twice a year
  • Provide task oriented training program for volunteers and new staff
  • Supervise and foster relationships with volunteers to ensure retention and integration
  • Work with agency staff to recruit and incorporate volunteers into their department
  • Manage volunteer opportunities and solicit volunteer participation
  • Seek out and promote LAWS through 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 requests from community groups requesting such presentations
  • Conduct evaluations, when appropriate, of community presentations
  • Develop promotional materials and resources to be distributed to the community
  • Provide support, information, referrals, and follow up to victims when victims disclose abuse
  • Serve as LAWS ambassador between individuals, organizations, corporations, etc. who would like to support LAWS services through volunteering or special projects
  • Coordinate Holiday Programs to link clients with donations

Miscellaneous

  • This position requires an outgoing person who enjoys developing relationships with volunteers and community members.
  • Support administrative and advocacy staff with phones, client reception and Hotline.
  • Participate in weekly service coordination meetings.
  • Meet with Deputy Director for supervision.
  • Process and enter VAdata information.
  • Maintain accurate records as required for grant reporting.
  • Complete program reports for funders as needed
  • Obtain 20 hours of training annually.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling.
  • Three years experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule.
  • Must be able to maintain positive relationships with all volunteers.
  • Clear Criminal background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and Child Protective Services background check required.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

Salary: $45,000

Legal Services Coordinator

LAWS seeks an experienced individual for the role of Legal Services Coordinator.  The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Director of LAWS Legal Services (LLS), and the Family Law attorney to provide administrative support to LAWS attorneys and coordinate legal services for clients experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.  Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

  • Answer LLS phone line, provide crisis interventions, screen potential clients, perform legal conflict checks, schedule legal appointments and consultations for clients with LLS Attorneys, describe LAWS Legal Services, provide agency information and procedural information about court as needed.
  • Provide court advocacy for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, when needed.
  • Provide clients with general information about court processes and procedures and provide handouts with this information
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of Court filing requirements and file documents as needed with the Court Clerk.
  • Draft and prepare documents (e.g. subpoenas, motions for simple pleadings, discovery questions and answers, requests for medical records, etc) for Attorneys’ approval.
  • Prepare and mail routine correspondence.
  • Establish and maintain client forms and legal files in an organized manner.
  • Track legal program statistical records and assist with completing grant reports
  • Participate in and complete Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter 30-hour training, including learning the psychodynamics of domestic violence, empathic listening, community resources and crisis intervention.
  • Exercise independent initiative and maintain positive relationships with clients and colleagues from peer agencies (e.g. 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.

Miscellaneous

  • Participate in weekly Legal Meetings and case review.
  • Attend weekly all LAWS’ staff meetings.
  • Process and enter VAdata information for all clients served by LLS.
  • Maintain accurate records and complete all reports as required.
  • Must possess solid computer skills, including ability to create and maintain Excel spreadsheets.

 Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree preferred
  • Experience as an Administrative Assistant, Legal Assistance or Paralegal preferred
  • 2 years of legal administrative experience required
  • Professional experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking clients is preferred, as well as some knowledge of Virginia and Loudoun County court filing procedures.
  • Criminal background, sex offender registry, child protective services, and motor vehicle records checks required for successful candidate.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

Salary: $45,000-$50,000

After-Hours Shelter Advocate-Part-Time

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. (LAWS), seeks a part-time After Hours Advocate. The Advocate is a member of the Domestic Violence Services/Shelter Services and Sexual Assault Services Teams and is responsible for evening, night and weekend Shelter and LAWS 24-Hour hotline coverage. Two shifts currently needed.

Shift 1- Every Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Shift 2- Monday 9pm- Tuesday 8am, Wednesday 9pm-Thursday 8am, Friday 9pm- Saturday 9am

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to hotline calls and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Respond to requests for forensic medical exam accompaniments and coordinate with advocates and on-call staff to ensure service requests are met.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new night/weekend staff, when necessary.
  • Participate in Shelter night and weekend coordinator meetings to receive training and provide support to staff answering hotline calls.
  • Enter hotline calls and services provided into VAdata daily.
  • Maintain and complete statistics and records as required by the agency and funders.
  • Complete agency training for new staff as well as on-going training as directed.
  • Assist and interact with shelter clients, as needed when time permits.
  • Sort and store donations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.
  • One year’s experience in crisis intervention, victim support, information & referral services
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Previous hotline experience preferred
  • Clear background, sex offender registry, and CPS check required for successful candidate

Salary: $15/hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.