Get InvolvedOpportunities to Help
Job opportunities, internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and social awareness.
Get InvolvedOpportunities to Help
Internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and social awareness.
AVDA Job Opportunities
For more information about a job listing below or to submit your cover letter and resume, please email email@example.com.
The Trauma Counselor position requires an experienced and empathic trauma-informed Social Worker/Counselor, bilingual in English and Spanish, to provide individual, group, family, children’s counseling, and telephonic support to adult survivors and their children who have been affected by domestic violence. The Trauma Counselor will utilize several therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family-systems therapy, feminist therapy, and empowerment and strengths-based perspective when working with clients. The candidate needs to be a Fully Licensed Counselor, Social Worker, or Psychologist with advanced degree.
The Receptionist answers the telephone, greets clients, and provides some limited administrative support for the organization’s staff. The Receptionist also handles all administrative support for the Executive Assistant/Office Manager.
Prevention and Education Specialist
As part of AVDA’s Outreach team, the Prevention and Education Specialist is responsible for community education pertaining to domestic violence intervention and prevention. This position works with a wide variety of individuals and community partners, providing information about AVDA services, domestic violence, the impact of domestic abuse on children and adults, non-violent alternatives, and effective intervention strategies. Primary audiences will be youth, with law enforcement as a secondary audience followed by professionals, referral sources, civic/social organizations, and the general public, with emphasis on breaking the cycle of violence in our community.
Specifically, the Prevention and Education Specialist implements and maintains Coaching Boys into Men or other athletics-related curricula, including fostering relationships with relevant athletic leadership and scheduling and attending ongoing support meetings and trainings.
This position also supports other staff with trainings, presentations, and outreach and is a full-time, exempt position.
Battering Intervention and Prevention Group Facilitator
The Group Facilitator works with BIPP participants to help them recognize, take responsibility for and end their abusive and controlling behavior. H/She works with different sectors of the community in a coordinated effort to promote accountability for men and women who batter and to increase the safety and self-determination of domestic violence victims. Responsibilities include
- Provding quality counseling services consistent with the agency philosophy and agency procedures
- Assisting in orientation of new participants
- Conducting psycho-social evaluation sessions with individual participants
- Completing and submitting group activity reports, timesheets, other paperwork in a timely manner and in accordance with agency procedures
- Maintaining accurate financial and case records for group participants
- Registering BIPP program participants and scheduling evaluation and orientation appointments
- Participating in community outreach by providing training for referral sources and other community partners.
Internship opportunities to work directly with clients are limited to graduate students currently enrolled in accredited programs in specific disciplines. Contact AVDA for more information.
1. Masters in Counseling— AVDA is excited to announce that we are currently accepting counseling and social work practicum students for the fall semester. LPC-Interns with an existing supervisor are also encouraged to apply. Email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2. Students enrolled in ABA-accredited Law School— Strong preferences for students who have completed Family Law, Marital Property, or Domestic Violence and the Law courses.
- Summer clerkships in family-law litigation available for up to four students per summer. Positions typically are filled in February. To apply, send resume, cover letter and legal writing sample of 10 pages or less to email@example.com
- Semester-long internships in family-law litigation available. Must apply six weeks prior to start of semester.
Volunteer at AVDA
Volunteers are an important part of the AVDA family, and there are many ways in which you can join the team to help families trapped in a cycle of violence. AVDA volunteers can assist both clients and AVDA staff in a variety of ways.
Some ways in which you can partner with AVDA in making a difference are:
- Administrative Help— Assist AVDA staff with filing, organization, case management, and other office tasks. Daily responsibilities could also include conducting victim intakes over the phone or assisting the office manager with outreach tasks. Candidate may be asked to lift or move boxes or files. Comfortable shoes are recommended. If you are interested, please contact us.
- Special Events— AVDA hosts a variety of community events, including volunteer activities, health fairs and our annual Home Safe Home Gala. We need volunteers to help with invitation addressing, registration, and other tasks associated with annual AVDA events throughout the year. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Court Accompaniment—Candidate needs to have some availability from Mon-Thurs mornings to accompany clients to family-court hearings and criminal trials. Note: Requires completion of training course in domestic violence and issues specific to court accompaniment. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com to learn more about volunteer application and orientation.
- Clerical Support
- Special Events
- Client Intake
- Court Accompaniment
To be considered for AVDA’s Volunteer Program, all applicants must complete an application and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must also sign a confidentiality agreement underlining that you will not share any information about clients, cases or other sensitive information with anyone outside of the AVDA office. All volunteers agree to a background check upon completion and submission of their volunteer application.
Once accepted to the program, an orientation of the AVDA office, policy and procedures will be provided.
Volunteers opportunities are generally during AVDA office hours: 8am – 5pm at 1001 Texas Ave., Suite 600 • Houston, TX 77002, but help with special events may be outside of those hours.
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Why is this important?
- 1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime.
- 2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused each year as a result of domestic violence.
- Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.
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