Employment & Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE LEVEL IN RELATED FIELD OF STUDY

Under the guidance and support of designated staff, the Interns will:

  • Provide support for Children’s Advocacy Center staff and clients as needed.
  • Attend weekly individual clinical supervision meetings as scheduled.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to service areas.
  • Perform accurate and timely record keeping and documentation of all client-related activities (progress notes, treatment plans, and discharge summaries). Participates fully in all fund-raising and community events associated with the agency.
  • Other duties as assigned.

All interns at HCCAC are required to undergo a background check before any offer on behalf of the center is made. Ideal candidates for this position have excellent organizational and communication skills, are flexible, creative, out-going, and proactive. This position requires the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Potential interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate/graduate-level program at an accredited college or university.

Employment

Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate Position

Job Description and Requirements

 Reports to: On-site Clinical Director (LPC-S)

Compensation: DOE

Exempt Status: Salaried, non-exempt

Commitment Type: Full-Time

Base of Operations: Burnet, Texas – Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center

Summary of Position: Provides assessment and treatment to children, adolescents and adults impacted by trauma.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education:
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling
  • Training (licenses and certifications):
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate License
  • A requirement to attend weekly supervision with LPC-Supervisor as part of LPC Board standards (LPC Supervisor will be providing supervision onsite)
  • Expectation to complete online 11-hour Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy training within first month of employment
  • Expectation to complete TF-CBT in-classroom training within first 6 months of employment (two 3-day online or in-person trainings in Austin provided by CACTX).
  • Expectation to complete monthly TF-CBT Consultation Calls for 12 months after TF-CBT training is done (to complete 40 hours of evidence-based trauma-focused training).
  • HCCAC will cover all training costs.
  • Experience:
  • Completion of graduate internship providing mental health services to children and adolescents
  • Work experience (internship or other) with trauma preferred
  • Knowledge
  • Knowledge of Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Knowledge of Play Therapy
  • Basic computer skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 10, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge in documentation of mental health clinical progress
  • Intellectual and Physical Requirements
  • Read, write and speak English fluently
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in dealing with children. Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs.)
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • This position includes travel to provide services in outreach offices over our five county service area (Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano and San Saba).
  • Desirable personal qualities include: tact, good judgement, flexibility, a positive attitude, high professional standards and ethics, and an ability to get along with a variety of people from various disciplines.
  • Employment dependent upon the completion of background check, including criminal and DFPS clearances.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conduct psychosocial and/or trauma-specific assessments.
  • Assess client functioning and develop treatment plan within 30 days that is to be periodically reviewed.
  • Provide individual, group, parenting and family therapy to clientele at outreach offices.
  • Provide crisis assessment as needed.
  • Maintain case files including assessment results, session case notes, treatment plans, telephone contacts and termination summaries.
  • Prepare and present cases for clinical review.
  • Coordinate with Supervisor on all cases.
  • Comply with Mental Health Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist Supervisor in preparing monthly Mental Health Services report.
  • Participate in scheduled case staffing and those held on an as-needed basis.
  • Collaborate and provide consultation to Multi-Disciplinary Team members.
  • Maintain good standing with the State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

HCCAC is a team environment designed to work with numerous agencies involved in the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. Each employee is expected to function and cooperate as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. HCCAC employees are expected to conduct themselves in a culturally sensitive matter, with special regard to professional ethics and integrity in their professional capacity.

If interested and qualified please email your cover letter and resume to alyssam@hccac.org

Employment

Position Title:             Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator

Reports to:                 Program Director

Exempt Status:           Salaried, Non-Exempt

Commitment Type:    Full Time

 

Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization, located in Burnet, Texas, is seeking an individual interested in a Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator Position.

General Responsibilities:  MDT Coordinator position is responsible for enhancing partner agency relationships, encouraging case coordination and reviewing/entering statewide intakes according to established HCCAC criteria.  Maintains productive working relationships with all HCCAC partner agencies within the five-county service area, including Child Protective Services, law enforcement agencies, and county/ district attorney’s offices.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Intake and Case Review

  • Review and screen Statewide Intake Reports.
  • Enter report information on intake log and case tracking system.
  • Coordinate initiation of investigations for cases that meet case criteria. Schedule forensic interviews and forensic medical examinations as needed.
  • Coordinate and prepare case review lists for monthly MDT case staffing.
  • Maintain electronic case tracking system.
  • Assist in reporting of statistical information on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.
  • Maintain 5 county wide effort to engage all team members.

Multidisciplinary Team Coordination

  • Maintain MDT Contact List, specifically who receives child abuse cases at each law enforcement agency.
  • Prepare and present MDT orientation for new MDT Members.
  • Maintains productive working relationships with all MDT members.
  • Facilitate communication and coordination among MDT members.
  • Assess MDT functioning and effectiveness and develop strategies to address issues.
  • Identify and address MDT training and resource needs.
  • In coordination with program staff, organize and present MDT training on the CAC Model, joint investigations, and team building.
  • Review and revise intake procedures and protocols, in coordination with Program Director and partners.

Other duties & responsibilities

  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Contribute to a collaborative, team-building workplace.
  • Perform job duties in accordance with approved organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Executive Director.
  • HCCAC is available for after hours/on-call services; applicant must be available to work on-call rotation to include holidays.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree. Preferred degree in social services, criminal justice or related field. Knowledge of child abuse issues. Should be detail-oriented with strong skills in human relations and team building.  High-level written and verbal communication skills.

Must be self-motivated with high ethical standards.  Must be able to work hours other than 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Must have dependable transportation w/insurance and willingness for minimal travel within the five-county service area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LE or CPS experience

Physical Requirements: Must be able to exert/lift 20 to 40 lbs

Please send cover letter and resume to Alyssa Mikell

alyssam@hccac.org

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