Jobs & Internships
MCASA posts job openings for our organization, our member programs and other sexual violence related opportunities. All postings will be removed after 90 days.
Bilingual Licensed Social Worker (LGSW/LCSW)- CAFY
Position Title: Bilingual Licensed Social Worker (LGSW/LCSW)/Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Full-Time and Part-Time
Organization: Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY)
Location: Largo, MD
Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY) is a full social services organization working to prevent, support and educate about violence and victimization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.CAFY offers a range of services and programs including a counseling center with a diverse professional staff to help victims (adults, children and family members) with immediate crisis counseling, support and specific treatment to assist in moving survivors and co-victims of crime on the path towards healing.CAFY is looking for a bilingual licensed Social Worker (LGSW/LCSW)/Professional Counselor (LCPC) who is interested in becoming part of a non-profit organization providing psychotherapy services for persons affected by violence.
Please email cover letter and resume to Jamyel Jenifer at email@example.com with “Bilingual Social Worker-MCASA” as the subject of your email.
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Clinical Director – SARC
Responsible for the administration of the Clinical Services Program which includes all domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, Crisis Intervention, Abuser Intervention Program, and Safehouse Program for SARC. SARC is a small non-profit center assisting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence located in Harford County Maryland.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for the overall operation of SARC Clinical services.
- Meet regularly both individually and collectively with clinical program employees to discuss cases, procedures, and problems.
- Evaluate the needs of the programs and make appropriate changes and/or additions to the programs.
- Maintain accurate up-to-date records on each program staff member and interns.
- Maintain and report accurate and up-to-date statistics for the program.
- Participate in the planning and delivery of community education and other agency projects.
- Maintain a good working relationship with outside agencies, both in Harford County and surrounding areas.
- Assume responsibilities of scheduled and unscheduled Helpline calls/shifts to include meeting with walk-in clients.
- Meet regularly with the Executive Director to discuss cases, procedures, and problems.
Manages the Safehouse Supervisor. Supervises counselors, crisis consultants, and AIP facilitators. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Related field, 3-5 years clinical experience 2 years supervisory experience. Current MD License as LCSW-C or LCPC (Approved Supervisor of Clinical Professional Counseling Credential Preferred). Knowledge of intensive psychosocial services and a wide range of skills (casework, group work, individual and family therapy). Ability to work under pressure with time constraints. Knowledge and adherence to laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the counseling profession.
Email Resume, cover letter with salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical Research Specialist -The University of Maryland School of Social Work
The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Clinical Research Specialist to work for the Child Sex Trafficking Victims Services grant in a
collaborative initiative between the School of Social Work and the Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR). This is a full-time, 12-month position. Please click here for more information regarding qualifications and job functions.
Coordinator/Case Manager-TurnAround, Inc.
Full-time Coordinator/Case Manager needed at a victim service agency for sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. The Coordinator/Case Manager is responsible for the daily coordination of a drop-in center including programming, groups and crisis management for the Anti-Trafficking program. Experience required with at-risk youth, group work, case management, program coordination and planning and working within a multi-disciplinary setting. Bachelor’s Degree required; MA/MSW preferred. Fax Resume and Cover Letter to the Director of Victim Advocacy at 410-377-6806. Please do not call or email.
Crisis Apartment Overnight Residential Counselor Roles and Responsibilities-FAIR Girls
FAIR Girls is currently seeking applicants for the position of Crisis Apartment Overnight Residential Counselor. They are looking for a Spanish-speaking individual, preferably with a trauma informed/mental health background.
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Applicants should email their resume and cover letter to FAIR Girls’ Director of Operations, Sarah Wampol at email@example.com and Director of Programs, Teresa Tomassoni at Ttomassoni@fairgirls.org.
DV/SAC Therapist – Dimensions Healthcare
Position Title: Therapist/Crisis Counselor II
Full-Time and Part-Time
Agency: Dimensions Healthcare, Prince George’s Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785
Department: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center
Phone Number: 301-618-3154
Contact Person: SEND RESUME TO Gwen.Long@dimensionshealth.org
- Provide Clinical Intake and Assessment; Individual and Group Counseling; Treatment Planning and Discharge Dispositions
- Provide services to diverse and multi-ethnic clients including children, adolescents and adults, males and females
- Assess emergent needs and provide fast-paced Crisis Intervention with sexual or domestic violence victims in a hospital based crisis center
- Collaborate with advocates within the center, departments in the hospital and partners in the community
- Assist in daily operations, including but not limited to; assisting clients on the phone and walk-ins, handling evidence and completing office tasks
- Demonstrate professionalism, complete timely work assignments and associated documentation, adhere to policies and procedures and advocate for the benefit of sexual and domestic victims/survivors
Education – Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work is required
Licensure – LCPC, LCSW-C in MD preferred, may consider LGPC or LGSW
Experience – Experience with Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and/or Trauma is REQUIRED
Language – Fluency in Spanish is a plus
Salary Range: $55,000 – 60,000 is the mid-range salary
Competitive Benefits Package
Schedule Type: 1 Full-Time position, 1 Part-Time position
Monday-Friday, some evening hours are required
Employment Specialist/Case Manager-TurnAround, Inc.
Full-time Employment Specialist/Case Manager needed at a victim service agency for sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. The Specialist/Case Manager will provide advocacy based case management, job coaching, and job placement for the Anti-Trafficking program. Experience required in employment assessment and placement, job coaching, skills development, outreach to the business and education communities, and case management. Bachelor’s Degree required; Fax Resume and Cover Letter to the Director of Victim Advocacy at 410-377-6806. Please do not call or email.
Legal Advocate- TurnAround, Inc.
35 hour/week advocate to provide support and assistance to victims of sexual and intimate partner violence in navigating the legal system. Services include ongoing advocacy and case management, court accompaniment, and outreach. There are some on-call responsibilities. Candidates must have extensive experience in victim services, advocacy, and case management. Knowledge of intimate partner and sexual violence and best practices is required. Knowledge of community resources and the justice system is preferred. Candidates must have good communication skills and good organizational skills. BA in human services required.Please fax a cover letter and resume to The Director of Victim Advocacy at 410-377-6806. No phone calls or emails.
Legal Intern – SALI
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) of Maryland is seeking applications for legal interns for academic year and summer internships. SALI is one of the only programs in the country devoted solely to providing direct legal services to victims of sexual assault. The Institute is a state wide program that provides legal services in civil cases for victims of sexual assault in cases such as: college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil issue related to sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape recovery center staff, and other professionals working with survivors. The Institute is part of the Maryland Coalition against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA is a non-profit membership organization that includes the state’s nineteen rape recovery crisis centers, law enforcement, mental health and health care providers, attorneys, educators, survivors of sexual violence and other concerned individuals. MCASA represents the unified voice and combined energy of all of its members working to eliminate sexual violence in the state of Maryland.
Legal interns in the office provide information to victims of sexual assault and help attorneys who are working on college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil matter relating to sexual assault. Interns are expected to commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for at least one academic semester, or ten weeks (split summers possible) during the summer. Specific duties vary according with caseload, but generally include telephone and in-person intakes and referrals (with direct client contact), and some legal research. Interns are given the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court when possible. Other intern responsibilities may include: assisting attorneys in preparing cases for trial and/ or witness interviews; helping victims to create their own safety plans; and other administrative duties as assigned.
Legal Institute Responsibilities
The Institute will provide training on the dynamics of sexual assault and the Maryland statues. Written feedback will be provided if desired (or required for academic reasons). Constructive criticism and guidance will also be provided. Applicants should feel free to bring research proposals, or issues they are interested in the attention of the Institute; every effort will be made to accommodate individual interests. Some flexibility regarding hours may be given to allow for other commitments.
Students of any academic discipline will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, the American legal system, or working in the non-profit sector. Some academic background in on or more of these areas is preferred. Applicants must have common sense, and the ability to work independently.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for academic year internships. Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to:
Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Post Office Box 8782
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
saliresume [at] mcasa.org (Email)
Pediatric Nurse – The Tree House Child Assessment Center
Primary Care Coalition
The Tree House Child Assessment Center (CAC) of Montgomery County Maryland
The Tree House (CAC), located in Rockville, Maryland, serves child and adolescent victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect, and their non-offending family members. This public-private partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County provides an array of integrated services including forensic interviewing, pediatric medical evaluations, nurse case management, mental health assessments and ongoing therapy, and victim advocacy in a safe, child-friendly and central location.
The Tree House (CAC) has an immediate part-time opening for an experienced Pediatric Nurse.
As part of the Medical Team of the Tree House Child Assessment Center (CAC), the Pediatric Nurse is a key partner in the provision of forensic and well child care to victims of abuse and neglect and, when appropriate, their siblings.
- Assist or provide (in the absence of the pediatrician, requires SANE certification) pediatric assessments in cases of alleged child abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse.
- Maintain the medical suite; order all necessary supplies in a timely manner.
- Ensure photo-documentation of patient findings and video colposcopic examinations; places results in electronic medical record.
- Obtain all pre-existing medical reports as necessary to the case.
- Arrange for appropriate follow up appointments for the children.
- Meet regularly with takes direction from the Medical Director to ensure that cases are being managed appropriately.
- Attends county multidisciplinary team meetings; testifies in court when necessary and reports all concerns regarding patient care to the Director of the Tree House.
- As appropriate, represents the Tree House at professional meetings, presentations to community or other tasks as appropriate.
Education, Skills and Experience
- 2+ years as a Registered Nurse with pediatric experience.
- Clinical experience in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics is preferred.
- SANE certification is required. Candidates willing and able to become certified within one year of hire will be considered.
- Must possess a current Maryland Nursing License and be expected to possess and maintain all relevant continuing education requirements.
- Spanish fluency highly desirable.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Above average ability to use Microsoft Office programs.
- Ability to produce error–free work product.
- Must be able to pass criminal and child abuse background check.
How to Apply: Email resume, cover letter, and salary history as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Pediatric Nurse in the subject line.
PCC is an EEO/AAP Employer.
Program Intern — MCASA
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders. MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy, technical assistance, and legal services.
Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.
A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required. Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.
This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.
- Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
- Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles
- Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls
- Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office
- Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events
- Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence
- Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records
- Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
- Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects
- Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.
- Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
- Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
- Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
- Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
- Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field.
Commitment to Diversity
MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity. MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability.
This internship is unpaid. We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.
Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to email@example.com. Applications are accepted at any time; however, we encourage applicants for fall internships to apply by early August, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by mid-April. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.
PDF version: Program Intern Fall 2013
Relief Safehouse Advocate – SARC
Relief Safehouse Advocate (Harford County, MD)
SARC is a small non-profit center assisting victims of sexual assault and domestic violence located in Harford County Maryland.
The primary Duty of this position is to Provide crisis intervention, support, and safety planning in residential setting, in-person and over 24-hour Helpline, to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking and their children. Shifts will be on an as-needed basis with minimal notice, therefore, a Flexible schedule is a must! Candidate must be able to work awake overnight shifts including weekends.
High School Diploma with experience in a residential setting preferred.
Valid driver’s license is required.
Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.
Some lifting is required.
Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resident Manager- TurnAround, Inc.RESIDENT MANAGER:Resident Manager needed to provide evening, overnight and morning coverage at A Transitional Housing Program. The Residential Manager is responsible for the supervision of residents and management of the home. The Resident Manager manages the day to day functions of the home environment and insures a safe, supportive and productive environment for survivors to rebuild and heal.Requirements:Must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree;1-3 years experience working with survivors of sexual violence;Preferred prior experience in a Residential Home setting;Experience in conflict negotiation and management;Background clearance including background check, sex offender, child abuse, drug-screening.No calls accepted for this position. Please fax cover letter and resume to 410.377.6806, Attention Executive Director.
Safehouse Case Manager – SARC
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Studies, or related field preferred. Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and stalking a plus. Shifts will vary between weekday evenings and weekends. Limited 24-hour ON CALL coverage required.
Provide case management, crisis intervention and safety planning in residential setting in person and over 24-hour Helpline to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Responsible for monitoring of safety and well-being of Safehouse residents. Valid MD driver’s license and some lifting required. Multilingual applicants encouraged to apply.
Send resume to email@example.com
Temporary Part-time Victim Advocate – TurnAround, Inc.
20-hours/week, funded through June 2014, to provide follow-up and outreach services to victims of sexual assault in Baltimore. This position is primarily based at the Baltimore Police Department sex offense and child abuse units. Responsibilities include advocacy, phone outreach, accompaniment, risk assessment and safety planning, crisis management, connections to other services and resources, and assistance in navigating the criminal justice system.
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Trauma Therapist- TurnAround,Inc.
Master’s Level Therapist needed at victim service agency for sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking to work full-time with adults(two evenings required). Spanish Speaking Therapist and Experience with trauma preferred; Competitive salary; Fax Resume and Cover Letter to Clinical Director at 410-377-6806. Please do not call or email.
Victim Advocate (Residential) – HopeWorks
Position Title: Victim Advocate – Residential
Supervisor: Residential Director
FLSA Status: Non -Exempt
Employment Status: On-Call, Part-Time
Salary Range: Market Rate
Victim Advocates- Residential are responsible for providing case management, advocacy and support services to residential clients living in the Safe House, a 24-hour emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence and sexual assault.
- High school diploma
- Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, social work or related field (preferred)
- Previous shelter, family violence or sexual assault experience (preferred)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Passionate about the mission and philosophy of HopeWorks
- Team oriented and believes in a strengths-based approach to services
- Current driver’s license and reliable transportation with up to date insurance
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
- Native or near-native fluency in Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Urdu, Tamil or Mandarin (strongly preferred)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide case management to Safe House clients
- Provide case management to hotel clients
- Complete assessments, intakes, exits as needed and fax copies to main office
- Address client needs (i.e., letters, transportation, etc.)
- Advocate with other agencies for clients
- Facilitate Section 8 applications
- Provide residency verifications (schools, DSS, thrift stores, etc.)
- Perform Safe House curfew checks and track transitional client curfew check-in
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
- Accurately complete client paperwork and compile reports as needed
- Document and communicate all pertinent information/issues for the following shifts
- Conduct daily house checks and report any maintenance concerns to appropriate staff
- Attend residential staff meetings
- Other duties as assigned
- Ensure that the physical appearance of all residential facilities meets agency standards.
- Prioritize the use of best and evidence based practices, including researching programming trends and current practices being used in other jurisdictions.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gathers and analyzes information. Communication Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, and conducts productive meetings. Speaks comfortably with a diverse array of individuals and groups. Reads, analyzes and interprets technical procedures, program policies or governmental regulations. Writes reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients and the general public. Judgment Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; and makes timely decisions. Crisis Management Performs jobs in a manner that minimizes hazards to oneself, others, and the environment. Maintains a physical work environment that contributes to the well-being of others. Planning and Organization Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; and develops realistic action plans. Professionalism Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question. Safety and Security Observe safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly. Diversity Supports and promotes an environment that appreciates and holds opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, culture, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, health status, age or other diversity factors. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume to:
HopeWorks of Howard County
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
NO phone calls
Voices Against Violence Program Coordinator – UMBC
Position Title: Voices Against Violence Program Coordinator
Personnel Status: Part time (19 hours per week) Contingent 1
Department: University Health Services
Responsibilities: The position will be a part-time, (19 hours per week) staff position that will conduct programs and activities of the program focused on sexual assault and relationship violence education; and changing the campus environment around issues of violent crimes committed against women. The staff member will act as a coordinator who will
Within the Victim Services Component of the Program:
- Act as Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response coordinator.
- Coordinate and train Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Response Team (SARVRT) meetings
- Coordinating and partnering with the VAV Consultant Group to review case management
- Partner with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure campus procedures regarding the reporting of sexual assault and appropriate follow up occur
- Record and monitor an incident log and other documentation
Within the Educational Component of the Program:
- Oversee the Mandatory On-line Sexual Assault Prevention Education Implementation for Students
- Coordinate ongoing Program Requests with the Health Education Staff
- Develop and implement an orientation to new Peer Health Educators
- Provide education to other groups (Athletics, Greek) and Special Populations as needed
- Market the program to other campus areas
- Assist in coordinating major events:
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- Consent Education Program
Education/Experience: Requires Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in Psychology, Counseling, Health Education or related field and at least two years experience working in field. Higher education experience preferred.
Applications: For best consideration, submit cover letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference by June 30, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to:
Jennifer K. Lepus, Director
University Health Services
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work
UMBC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.