Employment and Internships 2017-06-23T14:48:37+00:00

EMPLOYMENT & INTERNSHIPS

The Center for Child Protection will post open positions as they become available. If you are a university student with course requirements seeking class credit, please take a look at our internship opportunities. These internships are available in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. All applicants are required to submit to a background check.

NMT Case Manager

The Center for Child Protection is site-certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) through the ChildTrauma Academy. The Center is currently seeking an individual to assist in building a community referral network for the purpose of providing children and families access to a web of support services while they are engaged in therapeutic services at the Center. This will consist of (1) identifying potential resources in the community (2) outreach to referral sources for the purpose of establishing and maintaining relationships (3) educating referral sources and community about NMT and (4) case management to help families get connected with these supplementary support services. Examples of these may include contacts with occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists and mentor organizations, as well as identifying enrichment resources like music lessons, sports and other recreational activities.

Applicants should have an interest in both working directly with clients and being responsible for professional outreach, education and relationship building. Applicant would be working directly with children and families who have experienced complex trauma and are involved in the child welfare system. Applicant should be aware that case management services will include both phone contact and visits to the home.

Click here to view the full job description. Qualified candidates should email resumes to Kasey Jackson at employment@centerforchildprotection.org.

Parent-Child Intervention Counselor

The Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a full-time Parent-Child Intervention Counselor. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling. LMSW or LCSW, LPC or LPC Intern required. Clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of child abuse and trauma required, as well as experience in providing clinical services to parents and families. Job duties include in-home parent coaching and parent support services, intensive case management, group therapy services for children and adults and clinical support services. Preferred candidate will have knowledge of developmental trauma and experience and familiarity with experiential modalities. Experience working within a multidisciplinary setting preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish and English required.

Qualified candidates should email resumes to Samantha MacCallon at smaccallon@centerforchildprotection.org.

Bilingual Family Advocate

The Center for Child Protection is seeking a full-time, licensed clinician who is fluent in Spanish and English and has an interest in providing clinically-based support to families that have experienced abuse and trauma. The Family Advocate works collaboratively on a team comprised of law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Child Protective Services and Forensic Interviewers during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse. In this role, the clinician would provide crisis intervention, supportive counseling, risk/protectiveness assessment, emergency clinical assessment and on-going case management to children and families throughout the life of the case, including sexual assault forensic exam crisis response and court preparation and accompaniment.

Requirements include: fluency in Spanish and English; a Master’s degree in the social work or counseling field with LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Intern or LPC licensure; a minimum of two years of experience providing crisis intervention and/or case management services to families who have experienced trauma or have been involved in the child protection system; availability to be on call. Preferred qualifications: experience with crisis intervention, emergency assessment and/or work within a team environment. Language proficiency will be assessed at time of interview.

Recent graduates who are in the process of applying/waiting to take the licensing exam are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should email resumes to Kasey Jackson at kjackson@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to the Center for Child Protection, Attn: Kasey Jackson, 8509 FM 969, Building 2, Austin, TX 78724.

Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

The Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Bilingual Forensic Interview. This position is responsible for conducting recorded interviews of child victims and witnesses to violent crimes for the purpose of multidisciplinary investigations.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in social services or related field, three years experience in social services plus knowledge of child development, victim services, child protective services, crisis intervention, child abuse, family dynamics and criminal justice.  Bilingual, English/Spanish required.

Qualified candidates should send resumes to Cyndi Cantu at employment@centerforchildprotection.org.

Forensic Services Internship (undergraduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 **

Forensic Services Intern responsibilities will include administrative and service delivery tasks related to the forensic interview program. Job duties will include contacting families prior to or at the time of their appointment to complete needed paperwork for the appointment. The intern will work directly with forensic interview staff to supply crucial information prior to the interview with the child. Additionally, the position will be responsible for education about the criminal justice system, data entry, scheduling and administrative assistance.

This internship is appropriate for motivated, hard-working individuals who wish to develop skills essential to a career in the professional sector with criminal justice, social work, sociology and child development. Bilingual strongly preferred. Hours are 15-20 hours per week.

For more information, please contact Anne West, Intern Supervisor. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required)

Direct Service Clinical Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 **

Clinical internships involve the provision of a variety of services such as case management services to children and families, counseling support services, crisis intervention and emergency clinical assessments as needed, intake referrals, treatment planning and involvement in group psychotherapy services. Clinical internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students needing an academic field placement or practicum to meet educational requirements in social work and counseling. Hours available are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with a minimum requirement of 20 hours per week for at least one semester.

For more information, please contact Hannah Gibson-Moore, Intern Supervisor. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required)

Education Services Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 **

Sharp, motivated intern needed to assist with the Center for Child Protection’s Education Services Department. This position will have the opportunity to develop skills essential to a career in the professional sector including presentation skills and data processing. The position is unpaid, but may be available for course credit.

Interested applicants should demonstrate strong writing, proofreading, time management and organizational skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Spanish language skills are preferred but not required. Primary internship responsibilities will include administrative and service delivery tasks related to the prevention of abuse and community education. Job duties may include development of community awareness and referral materials, data entry and analysis, training preparation and assistance, and other related research projects. This position is part time, 10-20 hours a week, and hours are flexible.

For more information, please contact Anne West, Volunteer Coordinator. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required)

Marketing/Communications/PR Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 **

Sharp, motivated intern needed to assist with the Center for Child Protection’s Marketing Department for the 2017 Spring & Summer semester who can work 12-15 hours, or more per week. Students will gain first-hand experience with non-profit marketing and PR, event promotion and much more.  The position is unpaid, but may be available for course credit. If you are looking for an opportunity to translate skills into impact, this is the position for you.

Interested applicants should demonstrate strong writing, proofreading, time management and organizational skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and  social media (Twitter/Facebook) required. Primary internship responsibilities will include developing day-to-day content such as writing news releases, newsletter copy and drafting web / social media copy; assisting with event promotions; and helping with other projects as necessary.

Applicants must be available to work on a committed weekly schedule with a minimum of 12 hours a week for at least one semester during 8:30-5:30 p.m. office hours. Ideally, candidate would be available for minimal evening/weekend work as well for event support.

For more information, please contact Anne West, Volunteer Coordinator. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required.)

Direct Service Program Internship (undergraduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 **

Perform direct service tasks related to the prevention of abuse. Job duties may include interacting with child victims of abuse and their protective caregivers while acting in the lead Family Support Specialist and lead Children’s Activity Group role by overseeing program/client flow of the children and families on site for forensic services, and assessing the needs of therapy and medical clients while they wait for services. Daily activities may also include resource development and maintenance, curriculum development, case filing, maintenance of facility readiness and assisting with administrative duties. Part-time, 15-20 hours, hours flexible.

For more information, please contact Anne West, Volunteer Coordinator.

If you are interested in an internship at the Center for Child Protection, please fill out our Volunteer Application. This application is the first step in the process.