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.

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.

Director of Operations

Job Title: Director of Operations
Department: Administration/Operations
Reports To: CEO
FLSA: FT Exempt Salaries
Approved By: CEO
Approved Date: 6/1/22

 

Summary:

DARCC’s Director of Operations will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to CEO. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT. The Director of Operations will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as DARCC continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

 

Areas of Responsibility:

 

  • Financial Management
  • Technology and IT
  • Facilities and Operations
  • Administration
    • Federal Grant Compliance
    • Data Collection and Reporting
    • Human Resources

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Technologically savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of DARCC

 

 

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.

Director of Clinical Services (Clinical Director)

Job Title:                  Director of Clinical Services (Clinical Director)

Department:            Clinical Services and Crisis Services

Reports To:              Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Approved By:           Amy Jones, CEO

Approved Date:       06/2022

Office Presence:       Hybrid, Remote and In Person

  • Summary: Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC) is seeking a seasoned Director of Clinical Services to oversee all aspects of clinical services delivery, including clinical supervision, consultation, and programmatic planning and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the field of interpersonal violence. S/He will be fully licensed as a clinical mental health provider and state approved clinical supervisor. This self-motived, passionate, and highly ethical individual must have significant experience providing administrative and clinical supervision as well as comfort and experience with public speaking and teaching/training. Bi-lingual (Spanish) Preferred.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

 

Clinical Services

  • Supervise the development, delivery, and evaluation of clinical services.
  • Supervise, train and support counselors and graduate clinical interns.
  • Act as the board approved clinical licensure supervisor for post graduate interns.
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy to persons impacted by sexual violence in person and virtual.

*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.) 

  • Facilitate clinical group supervision and provide individual supervision weekly for each employee and intern.

Program Evaluation, Development, Management

  • Ensure that the clinical department functions smoothly and efficiently.
  • Identify and implement evidence-based practices in keeping with a survivor-centered, trauma informed approach.
  • Identify and implement best practices and processes to ensure services delivered are high quality and compliant with all licensing and agency requirements.
  • Develop, plan and implement strategies to manage program growth. Review and recommend changes in program services to meet client needs.
  • Develops and implements outcome measures and evaluates programs and projects
  • Supervises, prepares and submits program, project, contract and grant reports.
  • Facilitates regular program and project personnel staff meetings, case staffing meetings, and professional development training sessions/meetings.
  • Leads the recruiting, hiring, training and ongoing performance evaluation of the program personnel.
  • Recruit graduate interns, conduct campus outreach and maintain working relationships with graduate schools
  • Ensure all clinicians adhere to standards, maintaining licensing requirements and providing excellent care to clients
  • Provide consultation for staff, interns and volunteers as needed
  • Work closely with other departments to promote successful communication and collaboration between all DARCC programs
  • Promote a positive and supportive team environment with a strong mission focus

Agency Representation/Community Engagement

  • Conduct speaking engagements within the community about sexual violence, related topics and the DARCC response.
  • Provide trainings both in house and in the community on relevant clinical topics.
  • Provide expert witness testimony as requested.
  • Represent DARCC in a professional manner within the community by attending relevant community meetings, coalitions, trainings etc.
  • Represent the agency in association with other agencies, at fundraising events, and with donors at the direction of the CEO.
  • Collaborates with other community agencies and service providers while developing referral networks.
  • Must believe in, support, and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement and strategic

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.

 

Licensure and Certifications

  • LPC, LMFT, LMSW, LMSW-ACP, LCSW and/or licensed doctorate in related field issued by the State of Texas. Supervisory credentials are preferred.
  • EMDR Trained or Certified, Preferred.

 

Education and/or Experience

  • Master Degree in Counseling, Social Work or related field. Must have3-5 years of clinical supervision and administrative management experience; preferably within a non-profit setting AND have demonstrated supervision and clinical capabilities working with a complex client population.
  • Must be extremely knowledgeable in the field of interpersonal violence and have at least 5-7 years of experience working directly with survivors of interpersonal violence in both individual and group settings.
  • Trained in the delivery of an evidence based treatment (CPT, DBT, EMDR preferred) and experience implementing evidence based practices within a team.
  • Will possess a thorough understanding of the nature of traumatic experiences and their impact.
  • Must have an understanding of and experience delivering services within a trauma-informed setting.  Experience training/implementing trauma informed care within a team setting is a plus.
  • Must have experience providing effective and client centered crisis intervention.
  • Will have experience with public speaking and staff/volunteer training.

 

Language/Communication Skills

  • Will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate the most complex documents, including professional journals and research. Ability to create and develop program reports, grant and contract proposals, and program or project manuals with accompanying forms.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.

Additional Qualifications

  • Able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients, staff and community contacts and able to effectively address and resolve conflict as needed.
  • Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes.
  • Commitment to a holistic approach to providing services, as well as to community-based solutions for addressing the root causes of violence and survivor needs.
  • Ability to work respectfully with diverse teams, build consensus and motivate change.
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are made.

 

Technology / Computer Skills

  • Must demonstrate reasonable proficiency with computers and other electronic devices, as well as agency software needed to fulfill responsibilities.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • 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. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Frequent sitting, standing, and walking. Possible exposure to communicable disease. Occasional travel locally for community outreach. Day and evening hours in addition to occasional weekend hours required.

Please send the cover letters and resumes to director@dallasrapecrisis.org.

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.) 

Part-time Counselor

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.