Careers

If you are interested in joining the DARCC team, please review the career opportunities below and email careers@dallasrapecrisis.org. Please consider volunteering with us to open opportunities for future employment.

It is the policy of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, and to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

On Call Staff Advocate

Summary: The purpose of the On-Call Staff Advocate is to ensure that the needs of DARCC Clients are served in a timely, efficient manner.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for answering crisis calls on the 24 hour crisis line.
  • Responsible for providing hospital accompaniment at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas for any victim who presents for a SANE exam.
  • Responsible for completing all required documentation of services provided and hours worked.
  • Responsible for assisting volunteers with questions and/or concerns during their volunteer shifts.
  • Responsible for submitting timesheet on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Responsible for staying in communication with Director of Advocacy Services, attending mandatory meetings, and participate in being a mentor to upcoming training classes.
  • Responsible for participating in on-going continued education.

Lead- Sexual Assault Counselor

Department:        Clinical

Reports To:           Clinical Director

FLSA Status:          Exempt Full time or Non-exempt Part time

Summary: Sexual Assault Counselor will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. This position requires at least 2-5 years post graduate experience as a licensed mental health professional and requires regular hours and possibly some evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assess clients’ needs and determine their appropriateness for the services of Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center (DARCC).   Make referrals to appropriate community resources for clients deemed not appropriate for or in need of additional services.
  • Provide crisis counseling and/or on-going therapy to survivor clients and their support system members on-site at DARCC.  
  • Develop and facilitate support and/or therapeutic groups.
  • Research best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to victims of sexual abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers and organizations to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients.
  • Provide consultation for staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills in the field of sexual assault and to maintain professional credentials. 
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files. 
  • Generate monthly reports to the Clinical Director in a timely manner.  
  • Initiate change in protocol, forms, and reports to better serve the client and agency needs. 
  • Participate in Sexual Assault Advocate Training.
  • Provide support and contribute to an environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.   
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.  Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.  
  • Participate in clinical group and individual supervision.
  • Provide on-call staff back up on an as needed basis.  
  • Conduct outreach to the community as needed.
  • Assist in the training and support of clinical interns.
  • Complete DARCC Sexual Assault training
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensing Requirements:

A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling or equivalent mental health field.  Current Texas license as LPC Intern, LMFT Associate, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required. 

Qualifications Required:

  • 2-5 years post graduate experience working as a mental health professional
  • Experience with and a working knowledge of the issues confronting sexual abuse/assault survivors.
  • Ability to speak/read/write in English with fluency.
  • Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to collaborate with individual professionals and community agency networks to coordinate services for clients.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or appearance.   
  • Commitment to DARCC mission and values.
  • Effective Communication and Organizational skills