If you are interested in joining our team, please review the career opportunities below and send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please consider volunteering with us to open opportunities for future employment.

It is the policy of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Assistant Clinical Director

Job Title:  Assistant Clinical Director
Department:  Clinical
Reports to:  Clinical Director
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Approved by:  CEO
Approved date:  May 2022

Summary:  The Assistant Clinical Director will provide direct therapeutic support to survivors of sexual violence and also hold supervisory responsibilities, assist with program oversight and development, and provide other essential support to the Clinical Director and the Clinical Program.


  • Master’s degree and full/clinical licensure required.
  • Minimum one-year experience working directly with survivors of sexual violence.
  • Experience in a supervisory, leadership, or training role, preferred.
  • Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstration of non-judgmental, accepting attitude towards other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or appearance.
  • Commitment to DARCC mission and values.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to flexible working hours, emergency/crisis responses, and deadline constraints.
  • Ability to self-motivate and take initiative in addressing service gaps and needs as well as staff needs, such as skill development and team-building.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, staff, and community contacts.
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively address and resolve conflict as needed, build consensus, and motivate change.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, family support, and group therapy and crisis intervention to persons impacted by sexual violence.
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.
  • Research best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to victims of sexual abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed. 
  • Initiate change in protocol, forms, and reports, as needed, to better serve the client and agency needs. 
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies to facilitate program growth.
  • Responsible for managing Clinical Staff education, skill-building, case presentations, and team-building, whether monthly and/or quarterly.
  • Responsible for management of the Clinical Internship Program, including the recruiting, onboarding, and supervising of Clinical Interns.
  • Assist with program reports and/or other grant reports.
  • Assist with facilitation of Counseling Post Graduate Fellowship program, providing and assisting with training and supervision.
  • Assist with and/or conduct staff meetings and professional development.
  • Conduct speaking engagements/trainings, as requested, throughout the community about sexual violence, related topics, and the DARCC response.
  • Provide support and contribute to an environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.   
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.  Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.  

All duties outlined above will be conducted in some combination of in-office and remote work, dependent upon agency needs and client needs. 

DARCC is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural and gender diverse workplace committed to working within a multicultural community and strongly encourages applications from minority populations.  

Survivor Advocate

Job Title:               Survivor Advocate
Reports To:          Director of Advocacy
FLSA Status:         Exempt, Full time
Approved By:      CEO
Approved Date:  10/02/2023


  • Summary: The Survivor Advocate will work closely with the Director of Advocacy to deliver on DARCC’s mission to provide comprehensive survivor-centered support. The Survivor Advocate will provide crisis intervention, case management, legal advocacy, and support services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse.  This position will work an alternate schedule of Tuesday-Saturday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Advocacy and the rest of the Advocacy team to help develop DARCC’s Advocacy response in the community and improve direct services for survivors.
  • Provide survivor accompaniment to clients including medical (hospital; forensic exam), law enforcement (reporting; victim statement), and criminal justice (attending trial; testifying).
  • Assist with survivor case management and legal advocacy needs, including but not limited to: Crime Victims Compensation assistance, medical and mental health advocacy, law enforcement and criminal justice advocacy, protective order and civil proceedings advocacy, immigration issues, housing support and basic needs.
  • Provide support when needed to Crisis Services Manager and other Survivor Advocates in making call-backs and setting up and conducting initial intake for services.
  • Provide Hotline/crisis advocacy, including: listening to and assessing the needs of callers, providing referral services, crisis intervention, safety planning, providing information on crime victims’ rights, and directing to SANE program when applicable.
  • Assess clients’ needs to help determine appropriate services, resources, and/or referrals as well as assess for client safety and assist in ongoing safety planning
  • Work directly with survivors to assess legal advocacy needs and collaborate with the clinical team to provide assistance with protective orders, civil, criminal, and other court matters, and legal referrals.
  • Responsible for educating survivors on the criminal justice system and crime victim’s rights and act as a liaison with police and prosecutors during investigation and prosecution.
  • Will work with community members to build, support and enhance relationships with police, prosecutors and other crisis responders to promote effective engagement in the coordinated community response.
  • Responsible for developing case management materials, handouts and resource guides for clients as well as materials for staff to reference when working with clients.
  • Responsible for training and educating staff and volunteer advocates on relevant legislative updates and legal advocacy services provided by DARCC
  • Collaborates with other DARCC staff and programs to enhance overall services to survivors.
  • Document all activities and maintain records in accordance with best practices and licensure requirements and for grant reporting purposes.
  • Enter and track demographic data for grant reporting purposes.
  • Prepare and send Intake paperwork to legal advocacy clients through DocuSign.
  • Must believe in, support, and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement, strategic goals, policies and guidelines.
  • Ability to maintain a non-judgmental, accepting attitude towards people of any race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, age, appearance, or economic status.
  • Other duties as assigned.




Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in social services or mental health related field (or human services field) required. Preferred assets: Master’s degree in related field. 2+ years of experience working with victims of crimes.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required.

Language Skills: Spanish speaking preferred. Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate documents. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals through a variety of mediums. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints


Technology / Computer Skills: Must demonstrate reasonable proficiency with computers and other electronic devices, as well as agency software needed to fulfill responsibilities.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Frequent sitting, standing, and walking.

Lifting of items under 30 pounds.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Occasional travel locally for community outreach and survivor accompaniment.

Day and evening hours in addition to occasional weekend hours required.


DARCC is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural and gender diverse workplace committed to working within a multicultural community and strongly encourages applications from minority populations.

Bilingual Post-Graduate Counseling Fellow

DARCC’s Counseling Fellowship Program is an opportunity for mental health clinicians who have completed a master’s degree to receive training that includes extensive clinical experience, supervision, and educational opportunities while they prepare for final licensure.

The Fellowship Program is generally two to three years, subject to periodic review of the fellow by supervisory staff. The continuance of the fellow at any point in the program is at the discretion of the organization. Fellows are compensated as full-time exempt employees of DARCC.

Currently, we are considering individuals who are bilingual in English and Spanish for the fellowship.

Fellowship Benefits

  • Through specialized training and expert supervision and support, the opportunity to develop proficiency in the treatment of sexual assault survivors culminating in the receipt of a Completion of Fellowship Certificate indicating expertise in the field
  • Ability to develop a thorough understanding of the systemic response to sexual violence and North Texas’s specific coordinated community response
  • Ability to complete DARCC’s OAG Certified Sexual Assault Advocate training
  • Knowledge of relevant community resources and networking opportunities that will help foster relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Opportunity to receive clinical supervision by a Board Approved Licensed Clinical Supervisor employed by DARCC, or alternatively, the partial or full reimbursement of costs for DARCC recommended off-site Clinical Supervisors
  • Ability to participate in strong team building with peer support and peer consultation
  • During the first half of the fellowship, the opportunity to participate in specialized training such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • During the second half of the fellowship, the opportunity to develop leadership skills by serving as a mentor to other fellows or interns and by providing training to other staff, volunteers, and community groups
  • Reimbursement of license renewal fees and cost of the licensure upgrade application
  • Ability to work in a hybrid in-office/remote work environment
  • Potential for continued employment with DARCC upon completion of the Fellowship Program

Expectations of Fellows

  • Develop a personal program of self-directed study and professional growth with guidance from their supervising staff
  • Conduct therapeutic evaluations and provide evidence-based treatments for survivors of sexual assault
  • Complete at least 75% of required supervised hours serving DARCC clients
  • Maintain proper case notes and treatment plans using the electronic records system
  • Participate in individual and group supervision and case consultations
  • Attend staff meetings and all required staff activities
  • Participate in additional training seminars and individualized educational experiences
  • Teach and mentor other fellows or interns as assigned
  • Adhere to DARCC’s established practices, procedures, and policies

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of a master’s degree in counseling, clinical psychology, social work, or marriage and family therapy
  • Current Texas license as LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, or LMSW
  • Commitment to DARCC’s mission to engage and educate communities to prevent sexual violence and to support survivors and their loved ones as they heal and thrive
  • Ability to speak, read, and write in English with fluency
  • Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to collaborate with individual professionals and community agency networks to coordinate services for clients
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or appearance


Admission to the DARCC Counseling Fellowship Program is selective. To be considered, please submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. Applications will be considered as they are received and may be held for up to six months until positions are available.

DARCC is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural and gender diverse workplace committed to working within a multicultural community and strongly encourages applications from diverse populations.

On Call Staff Advocate

Summary: This is an On-Call position (PRN) that helps provide 24/7 crisis services to survivors after hours through answering our hotline and providing hospital accompaniment for a SANE exam.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for answering crisis calls on the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Responsible for providing hospital accompaniment at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, Texas Health Rockwall and Baylor for any victim who presents for a SANE exam.
  • Responsible for completing all required documentation of services provided and hours worked.
  • Responsible for assisting volunteers with questions and/or concerns during their volunteer shifts.
  • Responsible for submitting timesheet on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible for staying in communication with Director of Advocacy Services, attending mandatory meetings, and participate in being a mentor to upcoming training classes.
  • Responsible for completing 40-hour SAATP training and participating in on-going continued education.