Employment

Open Positions

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: 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