Bilingual Social Worker

General Description:

This position will serve survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking across the state of Texas remotely.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the Texas Advocacy Program Social Worker will include, but are not limited to the following:

Survivor Services

  • Complete psychosocial assessments on survivor referrals.
  • Conduct danger assessments and create safety plans with survivors.
  • Connect and support survivors in accessing community resources and establish a coordinated check-in system to assess survivor barriers.
  • Utilize motivational interviewing to assess the survivors short and long term needs and goals.
  • Provide crisis counseling and management.
  • Work closely with attorneys to address survivors concerns and barriers.
  • Prepare survivors for court and provide additional psychosocial support.

Community Partnerships

  • Establish and develop relationships with community partners including but not limited to shelters, non-profits, community leaders, religious communities, law enforcement and mental health agencies.
  • Provide warm referrals when possible to community agencies.

Clerical and Training

  • Maintain accurate records, reports and files.
  • Consistently improve skills and knowledge through participations in continuing education, trainings, seminars and participation on community boards.

 

Qualifications: LMSW or LCSW licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Bilingual required. Excellent writing and communication skills. Experience working on a collaborative team. 

Must be able to work with a diverse victim population.  Proficient with computer database systems and Microsoft Office products. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Working knowledge of state rules and statutes regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence. Ability to maintain and prepare statistical data records. Ability to travel statewide.

Texas Advocacy Project is a smoke-free environment.