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, VA.

Deputy Director

LAWS seeks a highly talented and capable Deputy Director to oversee day-to-day operations of LAWS direct service programs.  This position provides clinical direction and oversight to direct services staff (domestic violence, sexual assault, shelter, youth & children’s services, and advocates), ensuring the delivery of quality services for all clients.  The Deputy will also guide the agency in being trauma-informed for both clients and staff alike.

Responsibilities

  • Direct supervision and mentorship to a team of direct services staff. Provide individual supervision to staff, as well as group supervision.
  • 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.
  • Oversees the daily functioning of LAWS direct client services. Also, provide direct support to walk-in crisis clients: crisis counseling to victims; risk assessments for suicidal ideation/risk; crisis stabilization; and advocacy and court accompaniment when needed.
  • Provide program oversight to ensure grant compliance and successful completion of program objectives. Ensure all required reports are submitted on time and that VAdata entries are complete.
  • Maintain and develop client filing system in compliance with US federal grant regulations. 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 (once every 4-6 weeks).
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with community partners, advocating on behalf of clients and networking with local and statewide stakeholders as needed.
  • Participate in efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence prevention, including presentations to community groups as needed.
  • 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.
  • Participate in agency volunteer training.
  • Other duties as requested. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Licensed preferred.
  • Three years of experience working in a victim services agency.
  • Prefer experience with domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or stalking victim services.
  • LCSW preferred.
  • Prefer a minimum of 3 years of experience with approval by the Virginia Board of Social Work to seek supervision for licensure.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Clean criminal background, sex offender registry, and CPS background check required.

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

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer

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: $60,000-$70,000

After-Hours Shelter Advocate-Part-Time

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (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.

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 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.