Careers

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.

To apply for this position, please reach out to Brooke@hcwc.org with the job title as the subject line and request an application packet.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provide legal advocacy, information, resources, and referrals to victims of interpersonal violence in English and Spanish. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

I. DIRECT CLIENT SERVICES

  • Assist victims with applications for legal aid, protective orders, and other legal proceedings.
  • Inform victims of their legal rights and remedies as well as police, prosecutorial and court procedures.
  • Advocate for victims reporting to law enforcement and/or involved with criminal justice agencies and personnel.
  • Assist clients with applications for benefits through the Texas Crime Victims Compensation Program.
  • Accompany clients to court as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention and emotional support to non-resident and transitional housing clients as needed.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns as assigned by team leader.

II. COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • Participate on a Town Team as assigned.
  • Participate in providing community education and training.
  • Participate on the Sexual Assault Response Team to provide a coordinated team response to sexual assault.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with law enforcement and criminal justice personnel in Hays and Caldwell counties.
  • Develop a list of attorneys willing to donate services for clients and inform staff of legal referrals to be added to the database.

III. PROGRAM SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Attend and participate in Counseling and Resource 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.
  • Provide on-call services for Center including hospital response, crisis intervention, and emergency transportation of clients as necessary to ensure 24-hour availability of quality services.
  • Work with community members and agencies to develop resources for clients.
  • Assist Volunteer Coordinator in developing and implementing training for volunteers including Advocate Training.
  • 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: Counseling and Resource 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. Must demonstrate proficiency regarding knowledge of the justice system and local resources.

Ability to read, write and converse in English and Spanish. Ability to read, write and converse in Spanish is required. 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: Full-time

Pay: $43,000.00 – $45,500.00 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

To apply for this position, please reach out to Brooke@hcwc.org with the job title as the subject line and request an application packet.

To apply for this position, please reach out to MDucote@hcwc.org with the job title as the subject line and request an application packet.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provide facilitation and implement Prevention Education programming, including strategies, activities and ongoing structured interpersonal violence and dating violence prevention for students and adults in Hays and Caldwell counties. Assist in creating content to engage and educate community online on social media and educational website. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. EDUCATION & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

  • Provide family violence or dating violence education/prevention presentations and workshops in schools, youth-centered settings, local university and for other targeted audiences according to approved plan with a focus on underserved, rural communities.
  • Develop and implement programming and initiatives that will effect social change by analyzing and addressing the root causes of violence in the community.
  • Coordinate with school and community personnel to meet family violence, dating violence, and sexual assault prevention needs.
  • Provide community presentations regarding Prevention education and related
    HCWC issues. Coordinate community efforts to increase the community’s understanding of Prevention issues.
  • Develop new materials and resources for educational and prevention presentations related to family violence, child witnesses to family violence, dating violence, sexual violence, child abuse and other related topics.
  • Collaborate with prevention and marketing team on creating share-worthy content for social media channels and educational website, stopthehurt.org.
  • Assist Primary Prevention Coordinator and the Lead Educator in preparing the annual application for SAPCS Federal funding and complete accurate quarterly reporting in compliance with legal and regulatory guidelines.
  • Recruit community members to develop initiatives that will effect social change by analyzing and addressing the root causes of violence in the community.
  • Collaborate with prevention and marketing team to produce HCWC’s podcast,
    Outspoken (focused on primary prevention education topics).
  • Assist the Primary Prevention Coordinator and Lead Educator in the recruitment, training, monitoring and evaluation of one Primary Prevention Intern per semester.

II. COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • Participate on a Town Team as assigned.
  • Participate in providing community education and training.
  • Participate in promoting all Awareness Month activities.
  • Develop new materials, resources, and digital content for educational and prevention presentations related to family and dating violence and other related topics in response to community needs assessments.
  • Assist in the development and upkeep of print and online materials related to HCWC services to ensure communications are cohesive, up-to-date and inviting.
  • Provide and/or participate with other staff to provide community, academic and professional presentations to increase the community’s understanding of family violence and dating violence issues, and available HCWC services.

III. PROGRAM SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Attend and participate in DCP Team meetings and agency staff meetings and other functions as directed by the 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.
  • Provide on-call services for the Center including hospital response, crisis intervention, and emergency transportation of clients as necessary to ensure 24- hour availability of quality services.
  • Work with community members and agencies to develop resources for HCWC clients.
  • Assist Training & Outreach Coordinator in developing and implementing training for volunteers including Advocate Training.
  • Work on coordinated agency efforts to increase the community’s understanding of interpersonal violence.
  • 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 the team leader and/or agency leadership.

SUPERVISED BY: Chief Development Officer

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be self-motivated, self-confident, results oriented and maintain high moral and ethical standards. Must have an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, healthy relationships and other related issues. Must have a familiarity with school system operations and experience working with youth in various settings. Must demonstrate proficiency in giving oral presentations. Must have an understanding and experience on developing content for social media channels and/or websites.

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.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $43,000.00 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: Lockhart, TX 78644: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification: Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: One location

To apply for this position, please reach out to MDucote@hcwc.org with the job title as the subject line and request an application packet.