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. 

WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S THERAPIST
Hours: Three days 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and two days 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 preffered.

Qualifications: 
A Master's degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or related field is required; Candidate should be licensed in related field. Candidate should have a supervisory license. On-site individual and group supervision is provided. We are looking for someone who has a high energy level, is self-motivated, results-oriented, and has excellent people and communication skills. Qualified individuals should email their resume to kterstriep@genesisshelter.org. Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred.

 

WEEKEND CASE MANAGER
Hours: Sunday 10:00am-Monday 9:00am (23 hour shift)
Supervisor: Residential Operations Manager
Program: Shelter

Position:
The purpose of this job is to maintain the shelter and meet the needs of residential clients and crisis callers. The Weekend Case Manager is responsible for general facility housekeeping tasks and assisting clients with personal items and room set up. This position is the only staff onsite during this shift, so applicants must have the ability to work on their own with little direct supervision.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 the clients in daily log
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services
  • Facilitate House Meeting group when necessary

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, some college preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
  • General knowledge of domestic violence
  • 2 years 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

Qualified individuals please send resume to resume@genesisshelter.org

PRESCHOOL TEACHER
Hours: Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm 

Position Purpose: Promote the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of preschool students by providing a safe, nurturing environment and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.

Direct Services:

    • Develop and implement a preschool program that is developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-5.
    • Incorporate activities that promote the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of students. 
    • Maintain a classroom that is visually engaging, promotes social interaction and independence, and where music and movement are a daily part of student activities. 
    • Broadly assess each child’s social, emotional, and physical health as well as academic success and overall development in order to make relevant information available to the student’s treatment team.
    • Meet regularly with each student’s mother to provide education, training, and reports on student assessment and progress.
    • Ensure the safety and supervision of students at all times.
    • Provide crisis intervention as necessary.
    • Monitor enrollment of preschool students.
    • Coordinate provision of other services with the student’s treatment team and other agency staff.
    • Keep bulletin boards and seasonal decorations current.
    • Establish procedures and schedules for maintaining the appearance, cleanliness, and organization of the classroom.
    • Ensure the classroom is stocked appropriately at all times.

Administrative:

    • Maintain accurate and timely documentation of client services in compliance with agency guidelines.
    • Participate in the development of agency programs and services as they relate to education, making recommendations on how to refine and improve these to optimally meet the needs of students and mothers.
    • Participate in professional development in the areas of education and domestic violence to maintain current and accurate knowledge as it relates to the position. 
    • Report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation to DFPS as specified in the Texas Family Code.
    • Attend all mandatory meetings.
    • Attend regular supervision meetings with the Director of Education.

Fundamental Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

    • Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish are preferred
    • Experience working with preschool children in a classroom setting
    • Certified teachers preferred, college degree required or equivalent experience
    • Must consent to a criminal background check
    • Demonstrate experience with and sensitivity to varying cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds, values, and attitudes
    • Ability to function as a team player
    • Current CPR/First Aid certification required
    • Current record of tuberculosis examination, showing you are free of contagious TB
    • Ability to routinely lift children (up to 35 pounds), move furniture in an early childhood classroom, and sustain long hours of work, mostly on your feet
    • Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, and sit on the floor to engage with students
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally
    • Acceptance of agency philosophies regarding domestic violence, internal conflict resolution, and how decisions are made

Qualified individuals please email resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.

 

BILINGUAL HOTLINE SPECIALIST
Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Supervisor: Assistant Director of Residential Services
Program: Emergency Shelter

Position Purpose: To promote safety and empowerment of victims of domestic violence by providing hotline office support, including crisis intervention, and administrative office duties.

Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Attend mandatory meetings:
      • Supervision with Director of Residential Services – Bi-monthly
      • Trainings as requested by supervisor

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 email resume to resume@genesisshelter.org.

 

BILINGUAL PRN RELIEF STAFF
Hours: as needed
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. Must be fluent in English and Spanish. 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.

Qualified individuals please send resume to resume@genesisshelter.org or by fax at 214.559.2361.



 

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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