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Founded in 1984, LAWS is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that has earned an outstanding reputation for delivering safe haven and a host of essential services to all adults and children/youth directly impacted by domestic and sexual violence. LAWS’ mission is to serve all adults and children/youth who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to empower, inform, and advocate for these individuals; to educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault; and to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence. LAWS strives to offer a framework of comprehensive support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence so that they may live free from fear, anxiety, and danger.

Every year, LAWS’ staff of approximately 40 professionals — a committed group of 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.

Today, 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.

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.

Available 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