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Children's Advocacy Center has two Job Openings

CACParisHeaderThe Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris (CAC) has two current job openings for a Counselor and an Administrative Assistant.  Interested candidates should contact Rebecca Peevy, Executive Director at 903-784-5787 or email Rebeccacac@suddenlinkmail.com.

Below is a job description for each available position.


POSITION TITLE:                     Administrative Assistant

RESPONSIBLE TO:                   Executive Director

Purpose/Function:  The goal of the Administrative Assistant is to provide support to the overall CAC Program by assisting clients and families, by assisting CAC staff and performing duties necessary for the day to day operation of the CAC.  All staff will maintain strict confidentiality regarding all cases, clients, perpetrators, etc.

REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma or GED; prior experience or some college is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar, punctuation, spelling, proofreading and telephone skills.
  • Must be organized, flexible and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and various staff in a sometimes faced-paced environment.
  • Proficient in the use of a computer including typing, email, internet, websites, Microsoft Office including Word and Excel, and ability to learn other computer programs.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work well with others, including children, youth and families and get along with a variety of people from various disciplines
  • Physical Requirements include being able to go up and down two flights of stairs and at times lift/carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to use personal vehicle in completing errands.
  • Must pass a thorough criminal & CPS background investigation

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Greet families and ensure they are comfortable.  Supervise children if needed during pre-interview meeting
  2. Complete general office needs such as answering the phones, fax, copy, etc.
  3. Complete errands such as making bank deposits, conduct business at the post office, Rainbow Room shopping and other local errands as assigned.
  4. Maintaining and ordering office supplies as needed
  5. Ensuring that office equipment is functioning properly
  6. File and file maintenance for accounting records and in-kind donations.
  7. Complete thank you notes, invoices and receipts to donors & fundraising sponsors.
  8. Maintain client database as needed, donor database and other databases/spreadsheets as needed.
  9. Assist Family Advocate in providing follow up letters and surveys to clients
  10. Preparation for multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings including:
    1. Arrange for lunch
    2. Assist Family Advocate with reports
  11. Keep records of all incoming/outgoing inventory
  12. Assisting clients & workers with Rainbow Room requests
  13. Complete newsletter and fundraiser mail outs
  14. Supervise and schedule volunteers  and community service workers
  15. Assist Executive Director in preparing written information, reports, fundraising materials, etc. for the Board of Directors.
  16. Assist Executive Director in maintaining and updating agency website.
  17. Assist Finance Director in grant and finance preparation.
  18. Maintain confidentiality of all client information and other agency information as required.
  19. Assist Executive Director with other duties in the areas of finances, board, programs and community as needed and assigned.
  20. Assist with maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  21. Coordinate meetings, make travel arrangements, and schedule appointments for staff as needed.
  22. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Job Description: Counselor

Reports to:  Executive Director

Purpose/Function:  The goal of the Counselor is to provide mental health and clinical treatment to Children’s Advocacy Center of Paris’ clientele.  Use individual, group, and family therapy in the provision of services.  Use knowledge of cross-cultural awareness in the performance of all responsibilities.

Requirements:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Prefer experience in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or experience in the field of child abuse and neglect.
  • Possesses tact, good judgment, flexibility, a positive attitude and maintain high professional standards and abide by Licensure code of ethics as well as state law.
  • Requires the ability to work with a team of professionals from collaborating agencies.
  • Ability to get along with a variety of people from various disciplines.
  • Conceptual understanding of the role to the Center.
  • Operates within Center policies and procedures; strict adherence to the confidentiality policy.
  • Must pass a thorough criminal background investigation
  • Be available to travel out-of-town for training 2-3 times a year
  • Be able to travel to area schools on a weekly basis or other work-related purposes.
  • Physical requirements include having an office on a second floor with stairs and at times lift up to 10 lbs.

Primary Duties:

  • Clinical assessment and diagnosis of child victim and non-offending family members
  • Treatment of child victim and non-offending family members through individual, family and group counseling services with evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment
  • Provide counseling services to clients at their school if requested
  • Provide crisis counseling and stabilization services when needed
  • Utilize clinical supervision when necessary to ensure effective treatment of child victim and non-offending family members
  • Provide consultation and regular communication with MDT agencies
  • Provide testimony for criminal and civil courts as needed
  • Clinical liaison to other treatment agencies
  • Coordinate with CPS and other service providers for additional, needed referrals
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary counseling services
  • Participate in scheduled case staffings and those held on an as-needed bases
  • Responsible for timely case documentation, written reports, and retaining records
  • Participates in presentations/trainings to community and partner agencies.
  • Flexible work schedule to respond as needed
  • Evening and weekend on-call duty as required
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Executive Director
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