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.

FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
Location: Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

Overview:
Genesis Women’s Shelter seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney who has vision, initiative, and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law to fill a position with a principal focus on family law issues. In addition to providing daily representation in civil legal matters, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for strategic advocacy and to engaging in outreach to and collaboration with victims of family violence. Genesis seeks a staff attorney who has experience with or has demonstrated a comfort with solo practice addressing a wide variety of services while working on cases involving family violence, sexual assault, divorce and child custody. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
The staff attorney must be able to gather evidence, advise clients about their rights, draft legal documents, and conduct civil lawsuits from beginning to end. The staff attorney will interview clients and witnesses with cultural competence, as well as handle other tasks in representing clients and the agency. The staff attorney will represent clients in court and before quasi-judicial or administrative agencies of government. The staff attorney also interprets laws, rulings and regulations for clients. The staff attorney may supervise and coordinate activities of legal, clerical, volunteer, or student workers. In short, the staff attorney is expected to handle a caseload involving substantial litigation and other justice-related advocacy. 

In fulfilling the mission of Genesis Women’s Shelter, the attorney will provide high-quality representation to clients who are survivors of domestic violence in accordance with agency policies and procedures and will an attorney’s responsibilities under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Texas Lawyer’s Creed, and the American Bar Association’s Standards for Providers.

Qualifications:

  • The attorney must be licensed to practice in Texas.
  • The attorney will be given enormous litigation and outreach responsibilities from day one and therefore must have a minimum of 3 years direct family law experience including divorce, protective order, and custody.
  • The attorney must be comfortable with a solo practitioner atmosphere and paralegal support.
  • Sophisticated understanding of criminal law related to Domestic Violence is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) ability strongly preferred.

Benefits: 
Excellent benefits package that includes vacation and holidays, a retirement plan, health, dental, vision and life.

Please submit a cover letter expressing interest, a resume, list of references, and salary requirements by email 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.

PART-TIME AND EVENING CHILDCARE WORKER
Supervisor: Children's Program Director
Location: Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Program 

Hours: Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Friday 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Provide nurturing, compassionate, educational and supportive care to children in the playroom
  • 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 (mainly babies and toddlers and pre-school age)
  • Communicate verbally and written with both staff and the mom’s about the progress of the children
  • Cooperate and work as a team member with children’s department staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for the children in the program
  • Carry out other necessary duties in the Children’s Department as needed when the number of children is low
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the playroom and ensure it is stocked appropriately at all time
  • 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
  • Assist in coordination and facilitation of onsite After School Program with school age children

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 regular supervision with immediate supervisor
  • 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/trauma and children is preferred but not required
  • Bilingual is preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency - must be  atleast 18 years of age
  • 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 strongly preferred
  • Ability to routinely lift children (up to 35 pounds), move furniture in an early childhood classroom and sustain long hours of active work 

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

RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
Supervisor: Director of Residential Services
Location: Emergency Shelter

This person assists the Residential Operations Manager in the daily operation of the Shelter. Responsibilities include helping plan weekly menus, preparing, cooking and serving meals to shelter residents, and daycare and school attendees. 

Responsibilities:
Direct Services

  • Maintains record of daily meals served and log for the refrigerator and freezer
  • Maintains sanitation and cleanliness of the kitchen in compliance with public health standards  
  • Maintains sanitation and cleanliness of the pantries, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, ovens and all kitchen and food storage areas
  • Prepares and serves meals to residents  
  • Receives, verifies and sorts kitchen related donations
  • Maintains shopping list and keeps inventory of food and kitchen supplies
  • Prepares rooms for new residents by washing and drying linens, making beds and cleaning rooms
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Residential Operations Manager

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 2 (two) years of related food preparation experience
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Time management and detailed oriented skills are ideal for this fast-paced position 
  • Positive attitude and strong empathy skills are necessary for this position 

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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