Employment and Internships 2018-04-23T17:11:04+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.

Team Coordinator

The Center for Child Protection is now accepting applications for a Team Coordinator. This position is responsible for the coordination of multidisciplinary responses to child abuse and neglect cases, which is accomplished through the facilitation of collaborative investigations and service delivery for the Travis County Child Protection Team (CPT). CPT members include the Center for Child Protection, Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), local law enforcement, prosecutors,  and medical staff.

The position is responsible for responding to requests from team members for the initiation of a multidisciplinary team response to cases, by helping to identify cases that meet criteria to receive a forensic interview, child abuse/neglect medical evaluation, case review, or any other multidisciplinary team response deemed appropriate. Additionally, the position is responsible for scheduling forensic interviews, assisting in maintaining the forensic interview, and aiding in the coordination and facilitation of case review.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and experience in the areas of criminal justice, child protective services, and/or victims’ services. Additionally, candidates must possess abilities in working with diverse groups in possibly stressful settings, communicating effectively and professionally, especially in challenging and complex environments, and creative problem solving. The schedule for this position may vary from the traditional work week and may include after hours and/or weekends.

Click here to view the full job description. To apply, please email resume to Director of Team Relations Meagan Webb at mwebb@centerforchildprotection.org.

Events Associate

The Center seeks an Events Associate to be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to Event Manager in preparation of, during and after fundraising events. Duties include sponsor invoicing, auction soliciting, donation tracking, committee administrative tasks, on-site set-up and support, volunteer oversight and other logistical details related to fundraising events. Additional duties may include acknowledging gifts, securing vendors, managing mailings, event marketing, data entry and record keeping. Requirements include a college degree and two years of work experience.

Knowledge, skills and abilities include the following: detail-oriented and strong attention to accuracy, excellent communication and writing skills, ability to organize multiple tasks while maintaining efficiency, ability to work within a staff team and strong critical-thinking skills.

Click here to view the full job description. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to Mackenzie Herron, Events & Community Development Manager at mherron@centerforchildprotection.org by April 13.

Bilingual Program Specialist

The Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Program Specialist. Program Specialists are responsible for providing client support and a child-friendly atmosphere during forensic interview and therapy services for families affected by child abuse and neglect. Additionally, Program Specialists are responsible for transporting some clients to city bus connections via company passenger van, supporting volunteer and intern training, and assisting with reception desk coverage. Program Specialists are also responsible for the Center for Child Protection’s holiday events and graduation projects for children and families.

Requirements include bilingual in Spanish/English; a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with a focus in behavioral science or child development preferred; experience in the area of social services, child care and crisis management; valid Texas Driver’s License and excellent driving record required; strong, positive, interpersonal skills. Applicant should be aware that this position may require an alternative schedule that includes weekends.

Click here to view the full job description. Please email resume to Brittany Williams at bwilliams@centerforchildprotection.org.

Program Specialist

The Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Program Specialist. Program Specialists are responsible for providing client support and a child-friendly atmosphere during forensic interview and therapy services for families affected by child abuse and neglect. Additionally, Program Specialists are responsible for transporting some clients to city bus connections via company passenger van, supporting volunteer and intern training, and assisting with reception desk coverage. Program Specialists are also responsible for the Center for Child Protection’s holiday events and graduation projects for children and families.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with a focus in behavioral science or child development preferred; experience in the area of social services, child care and crisis management; valid Texas Driver’s License and excellent driving record required; strong, positive, interpersonal skills. Applicant should be aware that this position may require an alternative schedule that includes weekends.

Click here to view the full job description. Please email resume to Brittany Williams at bwilliams@centerforchildprotection.org.

Bilingual Clinical Intern Supervisor

The Center for Child Protection is seeking a full time, licensed social worker who is fluent in Spanish and English and who is passionate about teaching and training students in their academic field placements and internships. The Bilingual Clinical Intern Supervisor holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is licensed in the State of Texas. This position would serve as a supervisor for the CCP Clinical Intern Program and is responsible for the training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate social work and counseling interns; program development of the clinical intern program; and relationship building with Universities and Colleges seeking trauma informed placements for their students. This supervisor will work closely with Spanish-speaking interns who are serving clients who speak Spanish. Includes direct client work in assessment, treatment planning, and intervention, in a trauma focused therapeutic setting. This position will receive training in Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapuetics.

Click here to view the full job description. Please email resume to Hannah Moore at hmoore@centerforchildprotection.org.

Bilingual Therapist

The Center for Child Protection is currently accepting applications for a Bilingual Therapist. Requirements include a Master’s Degree in the counseling or Social Work field. Bilingual in English and Spanish REQUIRED. Must be licensed in the State of Texas with an LMSW, or LCSW, LPCI or LPC. Clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of child abuse and trauma necessary. Experience providing psychosocial assessments, child therapy, adult individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and case management skills required. Experience working within a multidisciplinary team setting preferred. The Center for Child Protection is a certified Neurosequential Model of Therapuetics (NMT) site, and training will be provided.

Click here to view the full job description. Please email resume to Karina Garcia at kgarcia@centerforchildprotection.org or mail to Center for Child Protection Attn: Karina Garcia and Connie Thomas, 8509 FM 969 Building 2, Austin, Texas 78724.

Bilingual Therapeutic Intake Specialist

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 in depth clinical assessment work for children and caregivers who have been impacted by abuse and trauma.  In this role, the Bilingual Therapeutic Intake Specialist would provide in depth clinical assessment for children and families referred for individual therapy, parent coaching and psychiatric services. Additionally, this role would provide crisis intervention, counseling support and case management services to families who have a history of trauma. The Bilingual Therapeutic Intake Specialist would also provide weekly psychotherapy in a group setting. The Center for Child Protection’s clinical staff is certified in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) developed by Dr. Bruce Perry and the Child Trauma Academy. The Bilingual Therapeutic Intake Specialist would have the opportunity to participate in the NMT certification process.

Requirements include: fluency in Spanish and English; a Master’s Degree in the Counseling or Social Work field; Texas licensure as an LMSW, or LCSW, or LPC, or LPC Intern; a minimum of 1 year experience providing clinical assessment services to children and caregivers who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.

Click here to view the full job description. Qualified candidates should email resumes to Carah Gallo at cgallo@centerforchildprotection.org.

Direct Service Clinical Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Now accepting applications for Fall 2018 **

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 Spring 2018 **

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 Services Manager. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required)

Marketing/Communications/PR Internship (undergraduate and graduate)

** Now accepting applications for Summer 2018 **

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/Instagram) 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 Services Manager. (Note: Background check is required; volunteer training is also required.)

Direct Service Program Internship (undergraduate)

** Now accepting applications for Summer 2018 **

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 Services Manager.

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.