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We’re looking for people to join the team who are as passionate as we are to help serve victims of family violence, dating violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Caldwell County and Hays County in Central Texas.

Open Positions

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability.

Full Job Description

Provide individual and group counseling services to assist victims of family violence, dating violence, and sexual assault/abuse in meeting their personal goals. This is a full-time, exempt position.

SUPERVISED BY: Counseling and Advocacy Program Director

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be self-motivated, self-confident, results oriented and maintain high moral and ethical standards. Must have an understanding of the dynamics of interpersonal violence and other related issues. Current counseling licensure recognized by the State of Texas (LPC, LPCI, LMSW, LCSW, LMFT) is strongly preferred, but applicants who can obtain licensure within 12 months will be considered.

HCWC is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, or marital status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $47,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Marcos, TX 78666: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Experience:

  • Crisis intervention or advocacy: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • counseling licensure or obtain licensure within 12 months (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in San Marcos, TX 78666

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Full Job Description

Provide comprehensive services to assist McCoy Family Violence Shelter and Marla’s Place residents at night and on weekends and agency holidays. Maintain security and oversee facility and client needs.

Duties may be carried out while acting as a substitute for shelter staff or when serving as additional support staff for full-time staff. This is a part-time, non- exempt position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES

  • Provide shelter coverage when full-time Overnight Weekend Advocates have requested vacation or are out sick.
  • Provide coverage during office closures for agency holidays
  • Provide additional support as requested for the shelter and Marla’s Place.
  • Upon arriving on shift, check in with shelter residents for any specialized needs they might have. Dispense needed supplies.
  • Upon arriving on shift, review email and communication logs to assess if there are any specialized needs for Marla’s Place residents.
  • Conduct periodic (every 3 hours) checks of Marla’s Place to ensure that resident needs are met and the facility is clean and secure.
  • Provide crisis intervention and emotional support to shelter and Marla’s Place residents as needed.
  • Ensure potential clients are screened and determined to be eligible and appropriate for shelter.
  • Work with the Shelter Team to coordinate services to assist clients in meeting personal goals and ensure all intake paperwork is completed.
  • Facilitate peer support, social, and recreational adult and family activities at both the shelter and at Marla’s Place.
  • Provide information, resources, and referrals as needed.
  • Work with residents in the shelter or at Marla’s Place to mitigate disputes between residents while on shift.
  • Maintain effective communication with shelter residents to ensure compliance with house rules and agreements by conducting house meetings as needed and individual orientation about house rules and agreements with new residents within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Dispense medications and other essential items to shelter residents as needed.
  • Check weekend and/or night chores in the shelter by making sure they have been completed by the residents and are acceptable.
  • Enforce house rules as needed. Write resident warnings, when needed, and give copy to Shelter Program Director.
  • Ensure that all exit procedures are implemented, including return of shelter furnishings (e.g. bed spreads, pillows, towels, etc.).
  • Secure shelter nightly by making sure all blinds are closed, all windows and doors are locked and by activating alarm system on schedule.
  • Ensure all shelter and Marla’s Place facilities are secure, including troubleshooting and communicating any issues with entry gates and alarm systems.
  • Assist victims of abuse calling on the HELPline. Provide phone coverage in the shelter as needed.
  • Transfer and cancel hotline for advocates/staff, as needed.
  • Arrange for and provide emergency transportation as needed.
  • Make appropriate referrals to Child Protective Services when required.
  • Notify the appropriate advocate to respond when there is a hospital call.
  • Serve as the contact for hospitals and agencies calling to request the services of an advocate and ensure response in a timely manner.
  • At the completion of your shift, document and/or communicate any pertinent client or facility-related information to the appropriate Program Director.
  • Immediately notify the appropriate Program Director if a client or facility- related emergency occurs during your scheduled shift.

II. PROGRAM SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Attend and participate in Shelter Team, Marla’s Place Team, and agency staff meetings as directed by team leader and/or agency leadership.
  • Document all services provided in a timely manner using approved procedures.
  • Perform job duties in accordance with approved agency policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all persons are treated in a manner consistent with the agency mission.
  • Work with community members and agencies to develop resources for clients.
  • Work on coordinated agency efforts to increase the community’s understanding of interpersonal violence issues.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of coordinated strategic plans to meet the agency mission.
  • Attend trainings approved by team leader to maintain proficiency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by team leader and/or agency leadership.

SUPERVISED BY: Shelter Program Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be self-motivated, self-confident, result oriented and maintain high moral and ethical standards. Must have an understanding of the dynamics of family violence and other related issues. Must demonstrate proficiency in peer counseling and advocacy.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English. Ability to read, write and converse in Spanish preferred. Ability to remain calm under stress and have the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations. Ability to multi- task, respond to telephones, written correspondence, and other auditory and visual stimulation. Must be able to tolerate sitting or standing. Must be capable of using computers, telephones, cell phones, shredders, and facsimile machines.
  • Must possess a current Texas driver’s license and have a clean driving record.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • San Marcos, TX 78666: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Advocacy: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Crisis intervention: 1 year (Preferred)

Shift Availability:

  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Work Location: One location

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