Employment


Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support provides quality safety and shelter to battered women and their children through crisis intervention and short term crisis therapeutics and to reduce the occurrence of violence against women and children in the greater Dallas area. We are also committed to raising the level of community awareness regarding the pervasiveness and effects of domestic violence.

CHILD & FAMILY SPECIALIST
Supervisor: Children's Program Director
Hours: Full Time (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday: 12 - 8 p.m.)

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordination and facilitation of onsite After School Program daily with school age children
  • Develop and implement age appropriate activities and projects for all ages of children in care
  • Ensure upkeep of all children’s department spaces and assist with seasonal decorations and maintenance of bulletin boards
  • Plan and facilitate special events/activities/parties for children (Back to School parties, holiday special activities/events)
  • Coordinate provision of other services with case management staff, children’s department staff, clinical staff and other service providers
  • Cooperate and work as a team member with children’s department staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children in the program
  • Locate resources for families-activities at home and off site, seasonal community activities, and family events
  • Create signs/notifications/bulletins for clients
  • Plan and facilitate evening group activities as needed
  • Plan and facilitate Camp G activities as needed
  • Carry out other necessary duties as needed in the Children’s Department as needed (needs lists, planning birthday parties, etc.)
  • Make recommendations on improving and strengthening the children’s program to better meet the needs of the clients
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Child and Adolescent Program
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain accurate and adequate knowledge in the field of childcare and domestic violence
  • Attend regular supervision with immediate supervisor
  • Develop knowledgeable overview of agency’s operation and various programs-and how they work together
  • Complete incident reports as needed in a timely manner

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years related experience preferred to include work with children. Some knowledge of domestic violence/trauma and children is preferred.
  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Social Work, Child Development, Education, etc.)preferred
  • Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are made

Qualified individuals should email their resume and cover letter to resume@genesisshelter.org.

BILINGUAL THERAPIST (Multiple Positions Available)
Supervisor: Clinical Director
Hours: Three days will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and two days will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Responsibilities: 

Perform bilingual therapist duties in Dallas, Texas. Provide individual and group psychotherapy for women and play therapy for children, including: counsel clients to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes; encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships; guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems and develop and implement treatment plans and safety plans based on clinical experience and knowledge; perform crisis intervention, including assessing patients for risk of suicide attempts; and prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in social work or related field
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • TX LMSW or TX LPC

Qualified individuals should mail their resume to:

Attn: Jessica Brazeal
Genesis Women's Shelter and Support
4411 Lemmon Ave., Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75219 

WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S THERAPIST
Supervisor: Clinical Director
Hours: Three days will be 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and two days will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Responsibilities:

The Women and Children’s Therapist at Genesis Women’s Outreach will provide individual and group therapy to women and children who have been or are living in homes with domestic violence.  This position is responsible for assessment and evaluation to aid and determine treatment goals, as well as providing crisis intervention and long term counseling in remediation of family violence.  The Women and Children’s Therapist will work as a member of a treatment team in advocating for clients affected by domestic violence.  This position also includes providing parent education regarding services, parenting and domestic violence education.  Experience with Play Therapy is preferred.

Position Requirements

  • A Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field is required
  • Candidate should be licensed in related field
  • On site individual and group supervision is provided
  • Have high energy levels, self-motivated, results oriented, and have excellent people and communication skills

Qualified individuals should email their resume to Jessica Brazeal at jbrazeal@genesisshelter.org.

STUDENT TEACHING INTERNSHIP - SUMMER 2016
The on-site school at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support gives students who have been affected by domestic violence a safe place to learn and grow. Our summer program allows these students to continue their learning while they explore the world around them. The teaching internship at our school will give the student teacher a unique experience working in the classroom with this special population. In addition to delivering classroom instruction, the teaching intern will have the opportunity to develop instructional plans to meet the needs of a multi-level, multi-grade classroom. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend and facilitate student learning during field experiences.

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Work as a member of the teaching team to deliver lessons to children participating in the Summer Enrichment program.
  • Provide classroom management on campus and during off-site activities.
  • Develop a learning unit based on state curriculum standards and the school’s curriculum planning guide.
  • Learn about the effect domestic violence has on children, especially as it relates to their learning and behavior in the classroom.
  • Assist in the daily operation of the school and other children’s programs.

Position Requirements

  • Intern should be a recent graduate or student with an education major/minor or part of a teacher certification program.
  • Must be able to devote 15-30 hours per week over a six to nine week period. Hours and duration can be adjusted based on program goals and learning goals of the intern. 
  • Experience working with children is preferred.
  • Demonstrate experience with and sensitivity to varying values, attitudes, and backgrounds.
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolution, and how decisions are made.
  • Completion of a criminal background check.
  • Understand that this position is unpaid.  Some meals, off-site transportation, and admission to field activities will be provided. 

Qualified individuals please send cover letter and resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.

BILINGUAL HOTLINE SPECIALIST - 2 Positions Available
Supervisor: Director of Residential Services
Location: Emergency Shelter
Hours: 
Position 1: Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday 5:00 pm - Saturday 8:00 am (39 hrs)
Position 2: Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
 (24 hrs)

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Perform hotline crisis intervention and assess caller’s needs over phone call. Determine whether caller is appropriate for shelter, and complete steps to help her arrive at the shelter. Develop safety plan with every caller.
  • Establish referral relationships with other social service agencies in order to make proper referrals to other resources.
  • Complete client intakes, including drug testing, reviewing documents with incoming clients, and familiarizing women with shelter policies. Complete client exit procedures, including getting rooms ready, cleaning, and restocking with toiletry items.
  • Maintain accurate file records in electronic filing system Titanium Schedule.
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain accurate and adequate knowledge in the field of domestic violence.
  • Perform office duties, making sure all client forms and manuals are up-to-date, copies are made.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services and case notes in compliance with agency guidelines.

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma, some college preferred.
  • Related experience to include crisis intervention, advocacy and coordination of services, preferably in area of domestic violence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to perform rush tasks.
  • Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes.
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are made.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Qualified individuals please send cover letter and resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.

PRN CHILDCARE WORKER
Supervisor: Children's Program Director
Location: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Living Program and Outreach Office
Hours: On an as needed basis to cover for childcare at Residential and Outreach locations. Schedule flexibility and the ability to work with little notice are required for this position.
Hours of operation: 7:00am-9:00pm 

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Provide nurturing, compassionate, educational and supportive care to children
  • Help to ensure the children’s daily needs are met while in care such as feeding, diapering, assessing health needs, emotional support and play
  • Serve as an advocate to all children who enter the program by assessing their physical, social and mental needs
  • Plan and facilitate activities for children of all ages
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the playroom and other areas and ensuring areas are stocked appropriately at all times
  • Ensure the playroom setting is warm, comfortable and inviting for the families.  Keep up with seasonal décor and ensure the setting is visually appealing and stimulating for the children.
  • Report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to DFPS as specified in the Texas Family Code
  • Carry out other necessary duties in other departments/areas as needed when the census of children is low: assisting with phones, front office support, assisting the Volunteer Coordinator, donations, special events, Madrinas program, etc.

Administrative

  • Make recommendations on improving and strengthening the children’s program to better meet the needs of the clients.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Child and Adolescent Program
  • Attend training as necessary to maintain accurate and adequate knowledge in the field of childcare and domestic violence
  • Attend supervision with Children’s Program Director regularly
  • Develop knowledgeable overview of agency’s operation and various programs and how they work together

Position Requirements

  • Related experience preferred to include work with children in a daycare or other child related setting.
  • Some knowledge of domestic violence is preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
  • Must consent to a Criminal Background check
  • Demonstrates experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
  • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolutions, and how decisions are made. Current CPR Certification/First Aid certification required
  • Ability to routinely lift children (up to 35 pounds), move furniture in an early childhood classroom and sustain long hours of active work (mostly on your feet)Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch and sit on the floor to engage with children

Qualified individuals please send cover letter and resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.

OVERNIGHT WEEKEND RELIEF STAFF
Supervisor: Director of Residential Services
Location: Emergency Shelter
Hours: Friday, 4:00 pm - Saturday, 8:00 am; Saturday 8:00 pm - Sunday, 8:00 am; Sunday 8:00 pm - Monday 8:00 am

This person in this position is needed to upkeep and maintain the shelter, as well as meet the needs of the clients in the shelter, and crisis callers.  Responsible for general facility housekeeping tasks and assists clients with personal items and room set up. This position is the only staff present on this shift, so applicants must have the capability to work on their own with little on-site supervision. 

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Perform telephone hotline crisis intervention and take appropriate action
  • Perform make-ready on rooms after client exit, cleaning room and preparing room for a new family
  • Conduct new client intakes, tours, policy and procedure review
  • Carry out kitchen and cooking duties, preparing meals and thorough clean up after each meal
  • Keep detailed records of daily events in shelter and with clients in daily log
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services, including every hotline call 
  • Facilitate House Meeting group when necessary
  • Ensure supportive and safe environment for all clients, and maintain security of shelter 
  • Other tasks as assigned

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, some college preferred 
  • General knowledge of domestic violence
  • 2 years of experience in a social service setting, preferably handling crisis calls
  • Strong ability to multi-task and make critical decisions without a supervisor present
  • Ability to handle on-site crisis, and adapt to the changing needs of the families we serve
  • Positive attitude and strong empathy skills are necessary for this position 

Qualified individuals please send resume Kristi Flanders at kflanders@genesisshelter.org.

PRN RELIEF STAFF
Supervisor: Residential Operations Manager
Program: Shelter

Position Purpose:
To upkeep and maintain the shelter, as well as meet the needs of the clients. Responsible for general facility housekeeping tasks and assists clients with personal items and room set up. PRN staff work on an as needed basis. Schedule flexibility and the ability to work with little notice are required for this position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform telephone hotline crisis intervention and take appropriate action, including client intake and exit procedures.
  • Perform make-ready on rooms after client exit, cleaning room and preparing room for a new family.
  • Carry out kitchen and cooking duties, preparing meals and clean up.
  • Keep records of daily events in shelter and with clients in daily log.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, some college preferred 
  • General knowledge of domestic violence
  • 2 years of experience in a social service setting, preferably handling crisis calls
  • Strong ability to multi-task and make critical decisions without a supervisor present
  • Ability to handle on-site crisis, and adapt to the changing needs of the families we serve
  • Positive attitude and strong empathy skills are necessary for this position 
  • Ability to be on-call and work holidays

Qualified individuals please send resume Kristi Flanders at kflanders@genesisshelter.org.

Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

4411 Lemmon Ave., Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75219
Outreach: 214.389.7700
24-Hour Hotline: 214.946.HELP
Thrift Store: 214.520.6644
Genesis Women's Shelter & Support is a
501(c)(3) through
Shelter Ministries of Dallas

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