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We are currently hiring for the following positions. Click on the position to view more information.

LEGAL ADVOCATE

JOB DESCRIPTION

Status: Full Time / Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Director of Crisis Services

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Legal Advocate will be responsible for providing legal advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The LA will provide crisis intervention, including telephone and/or face-to-face support at Family Support Services and other sites in the community as needed.  The LA must have a working knowledge of crisis intervention skills and Texas laws pertaining to domestic violence and sexual assault.  

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SAFE HOUSE ADVOCATE

JOB DESCRIPTION

Status: Part Time / Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Safe House Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:  Ensures the efficient daily operations of the residential safe house while ensuring safety and support for clients. The Safe House Advocate is responsible for meeting the physical and emotional needs of survivors and their children.

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PARENT EDUCATOR  

Applicant fluent in Spanish a plus 

POSITION SUMMARY: A parent educator provides the information; support and encouragement that parents need to help their child develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.  This is done by providing education in the form of personal visits, group meetings, screening, and linkages to a network of resources for parents and children. 

Essential Functions 
• Provide parent education through regular personal visits implementing the Parents as Teachers Curriculum, Prenatal to 5 years
• Assess family needs and provide developmentally appropriate information, guidance, and support to parents 
• Work with team to organize monthly social support group activities
• Represent the HOPES program at various community events supporting families and/or young children

General Responsibilities
• Successful completion of monthly face-to-face visits and group meetings with up to 25 families 
• Complete all required documentation regarding home visits, attendance records for group meetings and other Parents as Teachers events, screening summaries, and all essential records, in a timely and comprehensive manner 
• Support families in seeking appropriate resources based on the results of screenings when needed
• Actively recruit families to participate in the program 
• Participate in training programs, workshops and meetings

Knowledge of
• Optimal parent-child interaction and infant, toddler and child development
• Early childhood and community resources including books, videos, programs, organizations and reports that support sound early childhood education goals and philosophies or support family needs
• Appropriate activities for children of various ages and skill levels
• Issues surrounding family poverty and commitment to working with diverse people and families

Ability To
• Establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships with families 
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; keep records and write reports
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
• Demonstrate ability to work on a small office team
• Take initiative and remain flexible and positive in a fast growing organization and fast paced work environment

Qualifications Needed:
• Three (3) years working with infants and young children and their parents 
• BA in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, related field or equivalent experience (preferred but not required)

To apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to Autumn Barraza at abarraza@fss-ama.org. Please add “Parent Educator Bilingual Position” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

SAFE HOUSE FACILITIES MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – FULL TIME 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Status: Full Time / Non-Exempt

Supervisor: Safe House Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Safe House Facilities Maintenance Technician is responsible for the repair, upkeep and cleaning of the Safe House building and property. Regular duties will include, but are not limited to: general building repairs; general cleaning of office areas, kitchen, restrooms, interior and exterior glass, and vacant resident rooms; light bulb replacement; and carpet cleaning to assure a clean and healthy environment. Perform other tasks as assigned.

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SAFE HOUSE ADVOCATE – PRN

JOB DESCRIPTION

Status: Part Time / Non-Exempt

Hours: Varies as needed

Reports to: Director of Emergency Housing Services

POSITION SUMMARY:  Ensures the efficient daily operations of the residential safe house while ensuring safety and support for clients. The Safe House Advocate is responsible for meeting the physical and emotional needs of survivors and their children.

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