Careers

If you are interested in joining our team, please review the career opportunities below and send your resume and cover letter to careers@dallasrapecrisis.org. 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.

Bilingual Survivor Advocate

Job Title:              Bilingual Survivor Advocate
Reports To:           Director of Advocacy
FLSA Status:         Exempt, Full time
Approved By:       CEO
Approved Date:  10/17/2022

 

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

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 Coordinator and Clinical Case Manager in making call-backs and in setting up and conducting initial intakes 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 on-going safety planning
  • Participate in a rotating on-call schedule with the rest of the advocacy team members to ensure 24/7 crisis coverage for survivors.
  • Work directly with survivors to assess legal advocacy needs and collaborate with clinical team to provide assistance with protective orders, civil, criminal, and other court matters, and legal referrals.
  • Educate survivors on the criminal justice system and crime victim’s rights and act as a liaison with police and prosecutors during investigation and prosecution.
  • 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.
  • Develop case management materials, handouts, and resource guides for clients as well as materials for staff to reference when working with clients.
  • Train and educate staff and volunteer advocates on relevant legislative updates and legal advocacy services provided by DARCC
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Believe in, support, and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement, strategic goals, policies, and guidelines.
  • Maintain a non-judgmental, accepting attitude towards people of any race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, age, appearance, or economic status.
  • Perform 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) is required. Master’s Degree in related field and 2+ years of experience working with victims of crimes is preferred.

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required.

Language Skills: Dual language proficiency in English and Spanish required. 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.

 

Flexible hybrid work schedule is available. Occasional travel locally for community outreach and survivor accompaniment may be required. Day and evening hours in addition to occasional weekend hours are 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.

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.

 

Qualifications:

  • 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, 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 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.  

Bilingual Outreach and Education Coordinator

The Bilingual Outreach and Education Coordinator is responsible for engaging the Spanish speaking community in the greater Dallas area to ensure that Spanish speaking survivors and their loved ones are aware of their rights and immediate resources following sexual assault, community resources (specifically DARCC and its remote advocacy and counseling services) for support and healing and have access to knowledge about sexual violence and its impact. Their work will include in-person and virtual informational sessions for adults and youth to educate the public about sexual violence and bring awareness to sexual assault issues and resources in the North Texas area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with schools, churches, businesses, and community-based organizations in primarily Spanish-speaking communities to develop relationships and provide informational sessions and presentations about issues related to sexual violence
  • Schedule and attend various community outreach events to network with service providers and spread awareness about DARCC’s sexual assault programs and services
  • Conduct research, create and/or customize content, and track data for informational sessions
  • Prepare and maintain monthly events calendar and all necessary monthly reports and tracking systems as required by agency policies
  • Attend professional workshops and conferences to develop and enhance skills and knowledge.
  • Attend DARCC Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
  • Perform other education program-related and administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and have a non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or appearance
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Organizational and Time Management skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Able to stand for long periods of time and lift or carry supplies up to 25 lbs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest work, especially experience working on sexual violence issues

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.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@dallasrapecrisis.org. 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.

Bilingual Intake and Crisis Counselor

Job Title:  Bilingual Intake and Crisis Counselor

Department:  Clinical

Reports to:  Clinical Director

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Approved by:  CEO

Approved date:  June 2022

 

Summary:  The Bilingual Intake and Crisis Counselor will operate as a vital first point-of-contact for survivors seeking information and support.   Counselor will respond to emergent emotional and safety needs and schedule and conduct Intake Assessments in order to match survivors with appropriate services.  Counselor will be generally responsible for streamlining survivors’ connection to therapeutic support and resources as well as regularly evaluating clinical processes for efficiency.  Counselor will provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and individual and group counseling. 

 

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent mental health field. Current Texas license as LPC Associate, LMFT Associate, LMSW under clinical supervision, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required.
  • Dual language proficiency – English and Spanish
  • Experience with, and a working knowledge of, the issues confronting survivors of sexual violence
  • Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse backgrounds
  • As a bilingual advocate, will be particularly attuned and sensitive to the additional needs and vulnerabilities of immigrants, refugees, and non-citizens
  • 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, manage time efficiently, and maintain productivity
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and respectfully with staff as well as community partners to coordinate services for clients
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage support and services for incoming clients and clients with acute needs.
  • Responsible for assessing clients’ needs, safety, and goals to help determine appropriate services, resources, and/or referrals.
  • Responsible for scheduling and conducting initial Intake Assessments and engaging clients in treatment planning and participation in Trauma Support Groups, as appropriate.
  • Engage other Counselors and Advocates to establish a client’s support team.
  • Manage a small client caseload of clients, which involves consistent, weekly appointments.
  • Develop and facilitate support and psychoeducation groups based on identified client needs.
  • Manage phone and email inquiries pertaining to clinical services.
  • Provide assistance with translation for survivors and for agency.
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.
  • Contribute to collection of data, trends, client stories, etc. for internal or grant-funding purposes, community education, and/or Board reports.
  • Assist with development of and changes to protocol, forms, reports, etc. to better serve client and agency needs.
  • Provide basic information and psychoeducation about sexual assault, trauma, and the needs and rights of survivors to survivors as well as individuals/groups throughout the community
  • Assist in researching best practices and ensuring that clinical services are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed.
  • Assist in the training and support of new staff and interns/practicum students.
  • Attend staff and community meetings as required and requested.
  • Attend and support agency events, which may be outside of regular business hours.
  • Positively contribute to an environment in which all individuals (clients and staff) are respected regardless of their individual differences.
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.
  • Other duties assigned.

 

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.   

Sexual Assault Counselor (Full Time/ Part Time)

Summary: Sexual Assault Counselor will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The Sexual Assault Counselor position is considered full-time exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and requires regular hours and some evenings and possibly weekends.

Education/Licensing Requirements:

A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent mental health field.  Current Texas license as LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Commitment to DARCC mission and values.
  • Non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or appearance.
  • Commitment to providing the most ethical and highest quality therapeutic services.
  • Experience with and a working knowledge of the issues confronting sexual abuse/assault survivors.
  • 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.
  • Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
  • Language Skills: Ability to speak/read/write in English with fluency. 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.

Key Responsibilities:* 

  • Provide support and contribute to a working environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.   
  • Adhere to all agency policies and guidelines.
  • Assess clients’ needs and determine their appropriateness for the services of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC).   Make referrals to appropriate community resources for clients deemed not appropriate for or in need of DARCC services.
  • Proactively manage client caseload through regular follow-up calls and scheduling client appointments. It is expected that at least 50% of counselor’s time is spent providing direct client services.
  • Provide crisis intervention, psychoeducation and support, and/or on-going therapy to survivor clients and their support system members on-site at DARCC.
    • *DARCC utilizes a hybrid work environment for most staff with the amount of in office time required based on the position responsibilities. All applicants must be able to ensure privacy, professionalism, and internet connectivity from their homes, to the best of their abilities. (DARCC issues laptops to all employees.) 
  • Develop and facilitate support and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files. 
  • Participate fully in clinical team meetings and individual supervision.
  • Participate in agency events.
  • Generate monthly reports to the Clinical Director in a timely manner.  
  • Research best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to victims of sexual abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers and organizations to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients.
  • Conduct outreach to the community as needed.
  • Provide consultation for staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills in the field of sexual violence and to maintain professional credentials.  
  • Adapt to and/or initiate change in protocol or responsibilities to better serve the client and agency needs. 
  • Provide on-call staff backup on an as-needed basis. 
  • Assist in the training and support of clinical interns.
  • Complete DARCC Sexual Assault Advocate training within 6 months of hire date.
  • Participate in the delivery of Sexual Assault Advocate Training to new staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.  Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 Counselor

Summary: The Bilingual Sexual Assault Counselor will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. The Sexual Assault Counselor position is considered full-time exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires regular hours and some evenings and possibly weekends.

Education/Licensing Requirements:

A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent mental health field.  Current Texas license as LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Commitment to DARCC mission and values.
  • Non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or appearance.
  • Commitment to providing the most ethical and highest quality therapeutic services.
  • Experience with and a working knowledge of the issues confronting sexual abuse/assault survivors.
  • 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.
  • Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
  • Language Skills: Ability to speak/read/write in English and Spanish with fluency. 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.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support and contribute to a working environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.   
  • Adhere to all agency policies and guidelines.
  • Assess clients’ needs and determine their appropriateness for the services of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC).   Make referrals to appropriate community resources for clients deemed not appropriate for or in need of additional services.
  • Proactively manage client case load through regular follow up calls and scheduling client intakes and appointments. It is expected that at least 50% of therapist’s time is spent providing direct client services.
  • Provide crisis intervention, psychoeducation and support, and/or on-going therapy to survivor clients and their support system members on-site at DARCC.  
  • Develop and facilitate support and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Research best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to victims of sexual abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers and organizations to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients.
  • Provide consultation for staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills in the field of sexual assault and to maintain professional credentials.  
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files. 
  • Generate monthly reports to the Clinical Director in a timely manner.  
  • Initiate change in protocol, forms, and reports to better serve the client and agency needs. 
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.  Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.  
  • Participate fully in clinical team meetings and individual supervision.
  • Provide on-call staff back up on an as needed basis. 
  • Conduct outreach to the community as needed.
  • Assist in the training and support of clinical interns.
  • Complete DARCC Sexual Assault Advocate training within 6 months of hire date.
  • Participate in the delivery of Sexual Assault Advocate Training to new staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Participate in agency events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

*DARCC utilizes a hybrid work environment for most staff with the amount of in office time required based on the position responsibilities. All applicants must be able to ensure privacy, professionalism, and internet connectivity from their homes, to the best of their abilities. (DARCC issues laptops to all employees.) 

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.