Careers

Join Our Team

Every year, LAWS’ team of approximately 40 professionals — a committed group of staff and volunteers and a diverse Board composed of community and business leaders — work to enhance the lives of the approximately 1,000 adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence in Loudoun County.

In addition to operating a 24/7 emergency shelter for adult and child victims, LAWS delivers an array of services, including a 24-hour hotline, therapy, legal resources, support groups, a Child Advocacy Center, and community outreach programming. All services are provided with complete confidentiality and at no cost to recipients. Additionally, LAWS operates a retail thrift shop (The Resourceful Woman) in downtown Leesburg, Virginia.

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To Apply for the Positions Below:

Email a cover letter and resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include the position title in the email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send a separate application and email for each position.

People of color, LGBTQIA+ candidates, persons of any gender identity, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. LAWS is committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting its staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Open Positions

Department: Administrative Services
Supervisor: CEO
Work Location: Community Services Center
105 E Market St, Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40 hours per week
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: M-F 9am-5pm, some flexibility required to meet deadlines
Comments: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SP, PHR preferred


Position Summary: The Human Resources Manager is a key member of the senior leadership team of LAWS. This role is responsible for maintaining all aspects of human resources including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, payroll, personnel policies, and regulation compliance while demonstrating a positive attitude and promoting LAWS and its core values. This position is also responsible for the organization’s risk management function. Additionally, this position provides support for other administrative areas such as IT, telecommunications, and facilities management.

Human Resources

  • Responsible for the hiring process, which includes coordinating job posts, reviewing resumes, screening applicants, interviewing candidates with the hiring team.
  • Ensure new hire paperwork is completed and processed properly.
  • Oversee and present instruction during new employee orientation process.
  • Coordinate annual performance evaluation process for each employee.
  • Create and implement organizational policies as needed.
  • Provide necessary training to LAWS employees regarding organizational policies.
  • Help ensure compliance with current state and federal employment and labor laws and regulations, including all confidentiality requirements.
  • Communicate and answer questions with current and prospective employees regarding policies, duties, working conditions, wages, and benefits.
  • Assist with employee performance documentation including counseling and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Serve as an advisor to management by handling questions and helping to resolve work-related issues.
  • Assist with completing unemployment separation forms.
  • Serve as the point of contact for all benefit enrollment and claims questions. Assist in the administration of annual open enrollment.
  • Ensure all personnel files are maintained to ensure compliance.
  • Oversee and execute payroll process through Paylocity.
  • Conduct exit interviews with employees.
  • Ensure termination paperwork is complete and processed properly.
  • Handle workman’s compensation claims.
  • Coordinate in-service trainings and maintain employee training records.
  • Oversee and ensure all employee relations issues and investigations are handled properly.
  • Maintain records on volunteer training and hours.

Risk Management

  • Ensure employment policies and procedures are consistent with insurance requirements.
  • Manage application process to renew organization and discipline specific insurance.
  • Manage annual Workman’s Compensation audit.

 

Other

  • Assist the Office Manager with other administrative areas such as IT, telecommunications, and facilities management, as needed.
  • Provide structured supervision to the Office Manager and Volunteer and Outreach Manager
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

Skills

  • Mission Driven: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required for goals and evaluate effectiveness of program and outcomes.
  • Detail Oriented: Ability to produce work that is accurate and detail oriented.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15lbs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.


Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Non-profit Management preferred
Experience Required: Non-profit HR Management
Years’ Experience: 2- 3

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies
Clear criminal background, sex offender registry, motor vehicle and CPS background check.

Department: Loudoun Child Advocacy Center
Supervisor: CAC Director
Work Location: 105 E. Market St Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular (40 hrs/wk)
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: Monday-Friday; must be flexible to meet client needs. Evenings therapy sessions required.

The Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a program of LAWS, is a public/private partnership among Loudoun County agencies and organizations dedicated to child victims of abuse and/or neglect. It is the mission of the CAC to support the continued development and implementation of a child-centered approach when investigating cases of child abuse and neglect. The goals of the Loudoun CAC, which are similar to the national CAC model, include:

  • To provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which law enforcement and child protective services may conduct child interviews.
  • To minimize the number of interviews the child is involved in by bringing all disciplines together and sharing information more efficiently.
  • To enhance communication and collaboration among all agencies involved.
  • To provide the child and non-offending family members direct services and referrals to other needed supportive services.

General Position Summary: As a member of the CAC multidisciplinary team (MDT), the CAC trauma therapist provides trauma-focused, evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy to child and youth victims of physical and sexual abuse and maltreatment and non-offending caregivers to reduce trauma symptoms and build resiliency. Additionally, the therapist provides therapeutic services, conducts evaluations, administers and interprets assessment instruments, develops treatment plans, completes documentation, remains current on trauma treatment practices, contributes and participates as a member of the CAC’s MDTs, provides court testimony, conducts forensic interviews as necessary, and assists Director in gathering and preparing statistical reports and other responsibilities delegated.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assessments for child victims of trauma and utilize standardized assessment measures to identify trauma-related symptoms and resiliency
  • Provide evidence-based trauma treatment services, including crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, to child victims of trauma and non-offending family members
  • Refer clients with non-trauma related mental health concerns to appropriate community providers as needed to ensure access to indicated treatment and services
  • Maintain orderly, accurate, HIPAA-compliant case records, including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and termination summaries
  • Effectively compile and prepare statistical reports for grants, case records, data, and input information into NCA Trak daily
  • Provide testimony in court as needed
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with persons from varied backgrounds, including law enforcement, child protective service workers, attorneys, medical personnel, and victim advocates
  •  Answer the CAC on call phone, as needed per the CAC Director
  • Respond to CAC hospital accompaniment requests, as needed.
  • Maintain current licensure and/or certifications
  • Attend all required staff meetings, case reviews, trainings and conferences
  • Attend clinical supervision sessions, if relevant
  • Attend supervision meetings with direct supervisor, CAC Director (on-site)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Skills

  • Mission Driven/Client Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required for goals and to problem solve crises, and evaluate effectiveness of program and outcomes.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Licensed preferred; Masters; working under supervision for licensure required.
Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling. Focus on child abuse/trauma preferred
Yrs Experience: 1-3
Comments: Background in trauma therapy with children and/or youth is preferred.
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)

Position Requirements and Special Notes
Must be able to work evening hours.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies
Clean Child Protective Services, Criminal, Motor vehicle records, and Sex Offender Registry background checks required for successful candidate.

Department: Domestic Violence Services
Supervisor: Director, Shelter Services
Work Location: LAWS Shelter
Confidential Location
Leesburg, VA
Full/Part-Time: Part-Time
Salaried/Hourly: $15 Hourly
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Thursdays and Sundays overnight 9pm-9am
Comments: Evening and weekend hours

Responsibilities
This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide individual support to residents as needed.
  • Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
  • Provide client transportation, as needed.
  • Facilitate house activities.
  • Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.
  • Attend trainings and meetings, including:
    • Monthly staff meetings
    • 30-hour New Employee Orientation Training, in first year of service
    • 20 hours of annual training, in subsequent years of service
  • Maintain communication with on-call staff.
  • Operate alarm system.
  • Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
  • Shelter maintenance as required.
  • Other duties as requested.


Position Requirements

Skills

  • Mission Driven/Client Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required for goals and to problem solve crises, and evaluate effectiveness of program and outcomes.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15lbs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field
Yrs Experience: 1
Comments: Bilingual in any language preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred. Must be able to work evening, overnight, and weekend hours.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal, sex offender registry, CPS and motor vehicle background checks

Department: Domestic Violence Services
Supervisor: Director, Shelter Services
Work Location: LAWS Shelter
Confidential Location
Leesburg, VA
Full/Part-Time: Part-Time
Salaried/Hourly: $15 Hourly
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 4pm-9pm
Comments: Evening and weekend hours

Responsibilities
This person is responsible for providing support for individuals and families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and stalking. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Respond to hotline calls and LAP calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Provide individual support to residents as needed.
  • Respond to requests and provide accompaniment for forensic medical exams and coordinate with on-call to ensure service requests are met.
  • Provide client transportation, as needed.
  • Facilitate house activities.
  • Create, maintain and/or update documentation, including client files and log notes, as described in policy manual.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new After-Hours Shelter Advocates, when necessary.
  • Attend trainings and meetings, including:
    • Monthly staff meetings
    • 30-hour New Employee Orientation Training, in first year of service
    • 20 hours of annual training, in subsequent years of service
  • Maintain communication with on-call staff.
  • Operate alarm system.
  • Perform regular household checks of locks and supplies
  • Shelter maintenance as required.
  • Other duties as requested.


Position Requirements

Skills

  • Mission Driven/Client Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required for goals and to problem solve crises, and evaluate effectiveness of program and outcomes.


Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15lbs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Discipline: Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field
Yrs Experience: 1
Comments: Bilingual in any language preferred. Previous hotline experience preferred. Must be able to work evening, overnight, and weekend hours.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies: Criminal, sex offender registry, CPS and motor vehicle background checks

Department: Youth & Children’s Services

Supervisor: Community Services Manager

Work Location: Community Services Center, 105 E Market St, Leesburg VA 20176

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Casual: Regular

Salaried/Hourly: Salaried

Maximum Hrs/Week: 40

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Schedule: M – F, some evenings necessary.  Flexible hours to meet client’s needs

Comments: Salaries are dependent on available funding, experience and credentials. Some evening and

weekend hours are required.

 

Responsibilities

This position provides programming and therapy to meet the specific needs of youth and children (up to age 18, depending on developmental and trauma impacts) who have been exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and child abuse. The Trauma Therapist provides trauma-focused, evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy to child and youth victims of physical and sexual abuse and maltreatment and non-offending caregivers to reduce trauma symptoms and build resiliency. Additionally, the therapist provides therapeutic services, conducts evaluations, administers and interprets assessment instruments, develops treatment plans, completes documentation, remains current on trauma treatment practices, and contributes and participates as a member of the LAWS direct services team.

 

  • Provide assessments for child victims of trauma and utilize standardized assessment measures to identify trauma-related symptoms and resiliency
  • Provide evidence-based trauma treatment services, including crisis intervention, individual, and group therapy, to child victims of trauma and non-offending family members
  • Refer child and youth survivors with non-trauma related mental health concerns to appropriate community providers as needed to ensure access to indicated treatment and services
  • Develop personal safety plans with children and provide a safe environment to process their feelings.
  • Act as an advocate for children, who have been exposed to violence whenever a need exists.
  • Plan and implement support groups for children exposed to domestic violence or sexual abuse; secure facilitators, materials, and supplies.
  • Coordinate and participate as a facilitator for survivor support groups.
  • Participate on the MDT for the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center.
  • Collaborate with community professionals to effectively provide treatment and referrals for children exposed to violence.
  • Provide training on the effects of family violence and child abuse as requested.
  • Provide program direction and supervision for interns and contractors to ensure completion of grant goals and objectives.

 

Support Services for Parents  

  • Provide specific information and psychoeducation regarding impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on children.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to discuss their concerns or issues concerning their children.
  • Work cooperatively with Shelter staff to assist child and youth survivors in Shelter with parenting issues and needs.

 

Additional Duties Include, but not limited to:

 

  • Work collaboratively with agency staff to plan and implement educational, social, and therapeutic events and educational programs for survivors.
  • Work collaboratively with agency staff and allied professionals to coordinate survivor services.
  • Obtain and participate in clinical supervision and work towards clinical licensure.
  • Answer the LAWS 24/7 hotline and provide support to walk in survivors.
  • Provide back-up coverage to LAWS domestic and sexual violence advocacy services.
  • Be a team player and work with all LAWS staff to ensure that all survivors are provided quality services.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Maintain and audit appropriate survivor files; process and enter VAdata information.
  • Maintain accurate statistics and records for survivor services provided and complete grant reports as needed.
  • Participate in weekly case review, supervision and service coordination meetings.
  • Obtain 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Requirements

 

  • Mission Driven/Survivor Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required goals and to problem solve crises, meet goals and evaluate effectiveness of programs and outcomes.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15lbs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

 

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Licensed preferred; Masters; working under supervision for licensure required.

Discipline:            Social Work; Psychology; Counseling.

Yrs Experience:  Minimum 1-2

Comments:          Background in trauma therapy and/or play therapy with children and/or adolescents, early childhood, is preferred.
Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)

 

Position Requirements and Special Notes

Must be able to work evening hours.

 

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies

Clean Criminal background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and Child Protective Services background check required for successful candidate.

Department: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

Supervisor: Community Services Manager

Work Location: Community Services Center, 105 E Market St, Leesburg VA 20176

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Casual: Regular

Salaried/Hourly: Salaried

Maximum Hrs/Week: 40

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Schedule: M – F, some evenings necessary.  Flexible hours to meet client’s needs

Comments: Salaries are dependent on available funding, experience and credentials. Some evening and

weekend hours are required.

 

Responsibilities

This position provides programming and therapy to meet the specific needs of youth and adults who have been exposed to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and child abuse. The Trauma Therapist provides trauma-focused, evidence-based individual and group therapy to youth and adult survivors to reduce trauma symptoms and build resiliency. Additionally, the therapist provides therapeutic services, conducts evaluations, administers and interprets assessment instruments, develops treatment plans, completes documentation, remains current on trauma treatment practices, and contributes and participates as a member of the LAWS direct services team. 

 

  • Provides confidential short-term individual, trauma-informed, survivor centered therapy for youth (14+) and adult survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
  • Provide trauma-informed crisis intervention, safety planning and assessments of survivor’s emotional status.
  • Organize and facilitate support groups/support group activities for survivors.
  • Develops individualized goal plans and assesses survivor’s trauma and resiliency.
  • Provides consistent therapy sessions, monitors survivor progress, offers crisis assistance, and coordinates community-based referrals as needed.
  • Assists survivors in enhancing coping strategies and building resilience.
  • Provides urgent clinical support as needed to survivors in a timely manner.
  • Maintains accurate, confidential, and timely records for each survivor, documenting interventions used and survivor progress towards personally identified goals.
  • Conducts outreach in the community to educate on IPV dynamics and LAWS services that are available and helps to implement culturally responsive, trauma-informed services.

 

Additional Duties Include, but not limited to:

 

  • Work collaboratively with agency staff to plan and implement educational, social, and therapeutic events and educational programs for survivors.
  • Work collaboratively with agency staff and allied professionals to coordinate survivor services.
  • Obtain and participate in clinical supervision and work towards clinical licensure.
  • Answer the LAWS 24/7 hotline and provide support to walk in survivors.
  • Provide back-up coverage to LAWS domestic and sexual violence advocacy services.
  • Be a team player and work with all LAWS staff to ensure that all survivors are provided quality services.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Maintain and audit appropriate survivor files; process and enter VAdata information.
  • Maintain accurate statistics and records for survivor services provided and complete grant reports as needed.
  • Participate in weekly case review, supervision and service coordination meetings.
  • Obtain 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Position Requirements

 

  • Mission Driven/Survivor Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required goals and to problem solve crises, meet goals and evaluate effectiveness of programs and outcomes.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • Ability to move items weighing 15lbs
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

 

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: Licensed preferred; Masters; working under supervision for licensure required.

Discipline:            Social Work; Psychology; Counseling.

Yrs Experience:  Minimum 1-2

Comments:      Two years’ experience counseling victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.  Bilingual in Spanish or other language is preferred.

 

Position Requirements and Special Notes

Must be able to work evening hours.

 

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies

Clean Criminal background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and Child Protective Services background check required for successful candidate

Department: Administration

Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer

Work Location: Community Services Center. 105 E Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176

Full/Part-Time: Full-Time

Regular/Casual: Regular (40 hrs/wk)

Salaried/Hourly: Salaried

Maximum Hrs/Week: 40

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Benefit Class: None

Schedule: 9:00–5:00, M-F   

Salary: $40,000 to $45,000            

 

Key Responsibilities

Internal Administration/Team Support (65%)

  • Provide general administrative support to the Leadership Team– e.g., assisting with scheduling, filing, copying, scanning, meeting minutes, inventory tracking. Manage office supplies inventory and ordering. Assist with report writing and editing. Record and process in-kind donations.
  • Manage general appearance of LAWS Community Service Center’s lobby, waiting room, and common areas to assure cleanliness and inclusive, trauma-informed, welcoming look and feel. 
  • Manage LAWS general email inbox and incoming/outgoing LAWS and client mail, including timely forwarding mail to appropriate team members.
  • When requested by COO or COO’s designee, assist with facility maintenance project coordination.
  • Manage security system maintenance, upgrades, and installations. Update records as needed.
  • Serve as liaison between team members and IT and telecommunications vendors for needed IT and telecom support and maintenance and upgrade/installation communications.

 

Public Engagement (30%)

  • Answer main phone line and the secured door at the Community Services Center (CSC), demonstrating knowledge, warmth, and empathy to refer or respond to clients, in-kind donors, and general inquiries. Note: This position physically sits in the lobby of the secured building, acting as the “face” of LAWS for all visitors.
  • In partnership with the development team and others as appropriate, assist with posting and managing communications (via social media, website, traditional media) relevant to LAWS’ mission, to include domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and general education; promotion of special events, appeals, and campaigns; and gratitude to supporters.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of LAWS’ mission, goals, and services. Gain and maintain awareness of best practices in LAWS’ work and of LAWS’ key community partners.
  • Support development team in expressing gratitude to donors e.g., through thank you letters and phone calls.
  • Assist volunteers at CSC with onboarding and task completion.
  • Mail DOW (grant-related) surveys and log number sent.

 

Special Events and Projects (5%)

  • Assist in coordinating fundraising events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: BA/BS

Discipline: Liberal Arts

Yrs Experience: 2

Comments:

Preferred Qualifications & Notes

Detail-oriented, highly organized, and adaptable. Positive outlook. Demonstrated ability to be a team player. Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

 

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies

Clear CPS, motor vehicle, sex offender registry, criminal background checks required for successful candidate

 

Department: Administration
Supervisor: Development Manager
Work Location: Community Services Center
105 E Market St
Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: M-F, Flexible
Salary: $50,000 to $55,000
Comments: Some evening and weekend hours required

This position is responsible for growing and sustaining LAWS’ volunteer program and coordinating and participating in outreach and communications activities on behalf of LAWS. The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator works primarily with LAWS’ managers to stay abreast of volunteer assistance needs across LAWS’ service array and to match volunteer interests and skillsets with needs and to recruit volunteers to fill gaps. The position also executes communications and performs related tasks as assigned by the Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities

Volunteer Coordination (50%)

  • Respond to requests for information on volunteering at LAWS
  • Plan and implement volunteer/new staff orientation training at least once per quarter. Develop informative training sessions in compliance with the DCJS Training Matrix.
  • Conduct the volunteer recruitment life cycle: post volunteer listings, screen applications, interview, perform background investigations, select volunteers to join LAWS
  • Foster relationships with current and potential volunteers. Guide and supervise volunteers to ensure integration and retention
  • Work with agency staff to recruit and incorporate volunteers into all departments
  • Work with LAWS leadership and management team to coordinate proper training and continued education of LAWS volunteers
  • Timely and accurately maintain volunteer database, including volunteer profiles, schedules, events
  • Timely and accurately maintain confidential volunteer files, including up-to-date background checks and training documentation
  • Develop, implement and periodically update volunteer training policies and procedures to reflect the needs of the agency
  • Coordinate the proper scheduling of volunteers
  • Manage volunteer opportunities/special projects and solicit volunteer participation


Outreach and Communications (45%)

  • Serve as liaison between individuals, organizations, corporations, and others who would like to support LAWS’ services through volunteering or special projects
  • Assist in community outreach efforts, with a focus on identifying new areas for volunteer recruitment and developing new partnerships for future volunteer initiatives
  • Conduct speaking engagements to obtain volunteers or promote available volunteer services
  • Under the direction of the development manager and based on LAWS’ annual communications plans, develop and post content for social media sites; draft and post volunteer opportunities; and appropriately engage with the public through comments, replies, re-tweets, or similar knowledge-building and awareness-raising activities.
  • Coordinate the solicitation and acceptance of in-kind donations with the Resourceful Woman Thrift Store staff and other appropriate program staff members


Special Projects and Other (5%)

  • Coordinate the client Holiday Program (donations) annually
  • Help greet visitors (clients, donors, partners) at the door and answer phone lines
  • Maintain accurate records as required for grant reporting
  • Assist with program reports for funders as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: BA/BS
Discipline: Liberal Arts
Yrs Experience: 2+ years in similar or related role (e.g., working with volunteers, outreach, direct human services)
Comments:

Preferred Qualifications & Notes
Strong commitment to LAWS’ mission and service. Positive, outgoing personality. Demonstrated aptitude for connecting and building relationships with others, especially volunteers. Project management skills, including time management, effective verbal and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership. Demonstrated adaptability (e.g., to changes in plans or schedule, unanticipated challenges, personnel changes). Demonstrates a willingness to work with volunteers’ schedules and skillsets and to create ways to steward volunteers through “ladders of engagement” within the program.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies
Clear CPS, motor vehicle, sex offender registry, criminal background checks required for successful candidate

Department: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Svcs.
Supervisor: Community Services Mgr.
Work Location: Community Services Center
105 E Market St
Leesburg VA 20176
Full/Part-Time: Full-Time
Regular/Casual: Regular
Salaried/Hourly: Salaried
Maximum Hrs/Week: 40
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Schedule: Flexible (manager approved)
Salary: $51,500

Position Summary
The Mobile Advocate provides advocacy and service coordination for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. As an integral member of the direct services team at LAWS, duties include being part of our on-call rotation, answering the hotline, and providing hospital accompaniment services. This position works across our survivor-supporting spaces, serving survivors who are in our shelter program, receiving services at our Community Services Center (CSC), or receiving services in the community such as the hospital or courthouse. Although the Mobile Advocate’s primary work location will be at our CSC, the position also mobilizes to other locations e.g., to provide extra support for spikes in service need. This position must work collaboratively with the internal team and allied professionals to coordinate high quality survivor services.

Key Responsibilities

Advocacy and Service Coordination (95%)

  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning to survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Provide case management (education, information, and supportive services) as requested by survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
  • Respond to hotline calls and Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) calls, and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to callers. Complete LAP call follow-up services for high danger victims when needed.
  • Provide information/referrals to other local agencies.
  • Meet with survivors according to survivors’ availability (nights, weekends as needed).
  • Coordinate client care with the other LAWS programs, as needed.
  • Provide/coordinate transportation to appointments for shelter clients, as needed.
  • Provide/coordinate transportation for clients to legal and other assistance-based appointments, as needed.
  • Accompany survivors to Court Services Unit and/or the Magistrates office to file for protective orders.
  • Accompany survivors to court for protective order hearings, family law hearings and/or criminal court hearings when appropriate. This may also include assisting with witness preparation for criminal trials and hearings.
  • Provide hospital and forensic nurse exam accompaniment.
  • Provide advocacy and support to victims of sexual assault detained at the Adult and Juvenile Detention Center, when needed.
  • Maintain appropriate client files; timely process and enter VAdata information (at least daily).
  • Maintain accurate records to document client care and as required for grant reporting.
  • Provide educational presentations periodically to staff, volunteers, and allied professionals.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.


Other (5%)

  • Participate in weekly staff meeting, case review and service coordination meetings.
  • Obtain 20 hours of job-related training annually.
  • Assist with answering the phones and door.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Skills

  • Mission Driven/Client Centered: A commitment to the philosophy, mission and programs of LAWS, which includes a commitment to survivor’s and children’s issues, sharing a belief in helping to create a society free from violence, and in working in a cooperative environment.
  • Effective Communication: Possess excellent interpersonal, non-verbal, verbal, and written communication
  • Team player: Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusivity, belonging, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Positivity: Ability to work with a positive attitude and approach to high-trauma work.
  • Ability to set boundaries: Ability to deal with emotional situations and difficult circumstances, this person must set boundaries to avoid becoming personally involved with those they are helping.
  • Multitask/Organization: Possess and demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills
  • Analytical thinking: Strong analytic and strategic thinking required for goals and to problem solve crises and evaluate effectiveness of program and outcomes.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Ability to:

  • communicate on the phone and in-person with others
  • remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time
  • occasionally move about (bending, kneeling) inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • move items weighing 15lbs
  • operate a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

LAWS will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA or state law, who has made LAWS aware of their disability. The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.

Minimum Qualifications
Education Level: Associate’s degree or equivalent; bachelor’s degree preferred
Disciplines: Any. Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or similar preferred
Yrs Experience: One (1)

Additional Notes and Requirements
Experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking preferred. Demonstrated capacity to work independently with survivors of trauma, to positively contribute to a trauma-informed environment; and to engage in self-care. Must demonstrate adaptability and service-orientation to work successfully across different environments and with a diverse range of individuals. Must be able to work a flexible work schedule – some evening and weekend hours are required to meet client and agency needs. Must have good public relations skills and maintain positive relationships with clients, court clerks, police personnel, other attorneys, etc.

Post-Conditional Offer Contingencies
Clean criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and child protective services background check required for successful candidate.