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.

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.

 

Shelter Advocate

Department: Shelter Services
Supervisor: Director, Shelter Services
Work Location: Shelter Facility
Confidential Location
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular (40 hrs/wk)
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefit Class: FT 40
Schedule: Flexible
*Comments: Some evening and weekend hours are required. Participating in on call rotation is required.

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

  • Provide trauma informed case management and advocacy for all Shelter clients. Assess needs and refer to appropriate resources within agency and community.
  • Provide supportive counseling 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).
  •  Coordinate client care with After Hours Shelter Advocates.
  •  Provide accompaniment and transportation to appointments.
  •  Provide support to on-call staff.
  •  Enter data about clients and services provided in VAdata daily.
  • Maintain and audit client records to ensure compliance and accuracy.
  • Provide hotline coverage, to include trauma informed crisis counseling, support, and referrals.
  •  Maintain and update client resource lists.
  • Assist Shelter Director in overseeing maintenance and care of shelter facility.
  • Coordinate shelter donations, supplies and food.
  •  Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend night/weekend shelter staff meetings.
  • Attend client-related meetings at shelter or at Community Services Center.
  • Assist in scheduling volunteer coverage at shelter.
  •  Provide support and training for volunteers as necessary, including participation in agency volunteer training.
  • Attend 20 hours of training each year, including mandatory 40 hour ‘Volunteer & New Hire Training.’
  •  Be a team player to work toward fulfilling LAWS’ mission.
  • Participate in on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required.
Disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Counseling
Yrs Experience: 1

Preferred Qualifications and Special Notes: Bilingual Preferred. Experience working with
victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking preferred. Willing to work independently in a high stress environment.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal, motor vehicle, sex offender and CPS  background check required for successful candidate

 

Bilingual Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor

Department: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Supervisor: COO
Work Location: Community Services Center
105 E Market St
Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular (40 hrs/wk)
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried, $52,500
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefit Class: FT 40
Schedule: M – F, Flexible
*Comments: Some evening hours are required.

Responsibilities
The Bilingual Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor is a member of the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Team, and is responsible for providing short-term individual counseling and support groups for survivors who speak English and Spanish.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide confidential short-term individual, survivor centered counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Spanish and English.
• Provide linguistically and culturally appropriate crisis intervention, safety planning and assessments of the client’s psychological and emotional status.
• Provides a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures.
• Organize and facilitate support groups for survivors in English and Spanish.
• Work collaboratively with agency staff to plan and implement educational, social, and therapeutic events and educational programs for Spanish-speaking clients.
• Work collaboratively with agency staff and allied professionals to coordinate client services.
• Obtain and participate in clinical supervision and work towards clinical licensure.
• Provide back-up coverage to LAWS advocacy services.
• Provide support to the Youth & Children’s Counselor with Spanish-speaking parents.
• Provide interpretation and translation services for LAWS programs and clients.
• Be a team player and work with all LAWS staff to ensure that all clients are provided quality services.
• Participate in agency on-call rotation.
• Maintain and audit appropriate client files; process and enter VAdata information.
• Maintain accurate statistics and records for client services provided and complete grant reports as needed.
• Participate in weekly case review, supervision and service coordination meetings.
• Obtain 20 hours of job-related training annually.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Masters
Disciplines: Social Work, Counseling
Yrs Experience: 1-2
Comments: Must be fluent in Spanish.
Must be working under supervision if unlicensed.

Preferred Qualifications and Special Notes:
Two years’ experience counseling victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies:
Employment contingent upon successful criminal and CPS background check. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings.

 

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor 

Department: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services
Supervisor: COO
Work Location: Community Services Center
105 E Market St
Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular (40 hrs/wk)
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried, $50,000
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefit Class: FT 40
Schedule: M – F, Flexible
*Comments: Some evening hours are required.

Responsibilities
The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor is a member of the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services Team, and is responsible for providing short-term individual counseling and support groups for survivors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide confidential short-term individual, survivor centered counseling for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
• Provide crisis intervention, safety planning and assessments of the client’s psychological and emotional status.
• Provides a safe and therapeutic environment according to established policies and procedures.
• Organize and facilitate support groups for survivors.
• Work collaboratively with agency staff to plan and implement educational, social, and therapeutic events and educational programs for clients.
• Work collaboratively with agency staff and allied professionals to coordinate client services.
• Obtain and participate in clinical supervision and work towards clinical licensure.
• Provide back-up coverage to LAWS advocacy services.
• Be a team player and work with all LAWS staff to ensure that all clients are provided quality services.
• Participate in agency on-call rotation.
• Maintain and audit appropriate client files; process and enter VAdata information.
• Maintain accurate statistics and records for client services provided and complete grant reports as needed.
• Participate in weekly case review, supervision and service coordination meetings.
• Obtain 20 hours of job-related training annually.
• Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Masters
Disciplines: Social Work, Counseling
Yrs Experience: 1-2
Comments: Must be working under supervision if unlicensed.

Preferred Qualifications and Special Notes:
Two years’ experience counseling victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Bilingual in Spanish or other language is preferred.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies:
Employment contingent upon successful criminal and CPS background check. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings.

 

 

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

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc./Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS), seeks a part-time After Hours Shelter Advocate. LAWS is a nonprofit organization located in Leesburg, VA, that provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Advocate is a member of the Domestic Violence Services/Shelter Services and Sexual Assault Services Teams and is responsible for weekend Shelter and LAWS 24-Hour hotline coverage. Currently, the following shifts are available: Saturdays and Sundays overnight 4pm to 9pm.

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

To Apply: Send COVER LETTER and RESUME
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $15.00 per hour