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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 Sexual Assault Counselor, FT and PT

Summary: The Bilingual Sexual Assault Counselor (Spanish) will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. We are currently hiring for both a full-time and part-time position. Current Texas license as LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required.

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 caseload through regular follow up calls and scheduling client intakes and appointments. It is expected that at least 50% of the therapist’s time is spent providing direct client services.
  • Provide crisis intervention, psycho-education 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 license 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.

Clinical Case Manager

Summary:  The Clinical Case Manager will provide crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and support services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Scheduling and conducting initial Intake appointments and working with clients to determine next steps for service provision/treatment.
  • Assisting with survivor case management 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, and housing support.
  • Fostering community relationships with other service providers in order to help strengthen and streamline client referrals.
  • Helping collect and input clinical service data and generating monthly reports in a timely manner.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience as well as experience with, and/or working knowledge of, the issues confronting sexual assault/abuse survivors.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-speaking) preferred.
  • Exhibit a non-judgmental, accepting attitude towards other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or appearance.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with individual professionals and community agency partners to coordinate services for clients.
  • Ability to work daytime and some evening hours as well as occasional weekend hours.
  • Ability to engage in some local travel as needed for client advocacy/accompaniment and community trainings and presentations.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, adaptable, creative, and self-motivated.  This individual will often be the first face-to-face point-of contact for new clients, and therefore needs to be a positive reflection of DARCC values and well-equipped to deliver basic information and psychoeducation about sexual assault, trauma, and the rights of survivors.  This individual will prioritize clients’ physical and emotional safety and help increase clients’ access to resources and community support networks.  This individual will excel in prioritizing tasks, responding to quick deadlines, and shifting strategies to suit changing needs.  This individual will demonstrate a trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach throughout all interactions with clients and utilize strengths-based language in communicating with and about survivors.   

Legal Advocate

Summary: The Legal Advocate educates and assists victims in the effective utilization of the criminal justice system. This position will include providing crisis intervention and support, information, legal advocacy, and accompaniment, to victims (primary and secondary) of sexual assault. This is a full-time grant funded position. Continuance is based on funding availability. The Legal Advocate is not a lawyer and does not give legal advice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Director of Advocacy to build DARCC’s Legal Advocacy response.
  • Work directly with survivors to assess legal advocacy needs and collaborate with clinical team regarding clients’ service plan.
  • Responsible to provide assistance, and accompaniment, 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.
  • Responsible for answering crisis calls on the 24-hour crisis line.
  • Responsible for providing hospital accompaniment at any affiliated hospitals for a victim who presents for a SANE exam.
  • Remains current on relevant legal issues and relevant legislative updates.
  • 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 educating community partners and the community at large about sexual assault victims’ rights and the role of legal advocacy following sexual assault.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Sexual Assault Counselor

Summary: Sexual Assault Counselor will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Current Texas license as LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required.

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 caseload 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, psycho-education 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 license 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.

On Call Staff Advocate

Summary: The purpose of the On-Call Staff Advocate is to ensure that the needs of DARCC Clients are served in a timely, efficient manner.

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 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 bi-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 participating in on-going continued education.