Careers & Internships

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County offers competitive pay commensurate with education and experience. Health benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance. Additional benefits include life insurance, short-term disability, paid time off, professional development opportunities and a wellness plan.

Candidates with qualifications outlined in the job description, please send a cover letter and resume to:  applicant@rockwallcac.org.

Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


EMPLOYMENT & INTERNSHIPS

REPORTS TO: President & CEO
COMPENSATION: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
EXEMPT STATUS: SALARIED, EXEMPT
COMMITMENT TYPE: FULL TIME
BASE OF OPERATIONS: ROCKWALL, TX
JOB SUMMARY:
The Director of Development (DOD) at the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County (CACRC) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The position is responsible for developing, sustaining, and deepening relationships with individuals, families, foundations, corporations, and the broader community. The objective of all development activities is to help potential supporters understand the ongoing needs of the CAC and, in turn, know how to respond with gifts of resources. The DOD will focus on donor development, foundation relationships, donor research, events management, and database administration. The DOD must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building relationships and closing gifts. The DOD will also be responsible for engaging other resources to grow donor relationships and support as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising activities of the organization and includes the following: 

  • Growing operational funding for the CAC through charitable donations
  • Developing and implementing a donor recognition and stewardship program
  • Keeping individuals, families, foundations, corporations, auxiliary groups, volunteers and community members aware of the mission, accomplishments and needs of the organization
  • Creating an annual Development Plan that will be used to measure progress throughout the year
  • Developing, promoting and sustaining effective relationships with constituents and supporters
  • Engaging the CEO, Board of Directors, and staff in development activities
  • Communicating and coordinating the Development Plan and development activities with the Board
  • Carrying a donor portfolio and working with the CEO and the Board to engage them with this portfolio
  • Manage relationships with foundations and grant-giving entities through facilitating site visits and stewardship practices
  • Working closely with the CEO to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors
  • Attend Capital Campaign meetings and actively engaging with campaign donors when appropriate

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience required.

Experience:

  • Possess knowledge of and have existing relationships within Rockwall County.
  • 3-5 years of Development/Fundraising experience preferred.
  • Experience with owning and managing a prospect portfolio preferred
  • Grants and Foundation knowledge preferred.
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills.
  • Self-starter who enjoys new challenges and adapts well to changing priorities.

Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Advanced skills in current Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to learn web-based, cloud-based software such as Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Experience with a CRM or non-profit database system.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and work well as a team member with staff, board, community professionals, and volunteers.
  • High level verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with diverse perspectives.
  • Strong strategic planning skills.
  • Individuals should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism at all times.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, squatting, kneeling.
  • Able to grasp, push pull objects such as tables and chairs.
  • Lifting of office materials (up to 25 lbs.).
  • Moderate independent travel by private auto required.

Other Information:

  • Position involves some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
  • Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2-3 days.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance and reliable transportation.
  • Expected participation in professional development activities.
  • Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and DPFS clearances.

If you have the qualifications outlined, and are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Applicant@rockwallcac.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SERVICES
COMPENSATION: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
EXEMPT STATUS: SALARIED, NON-EXEMPT
COMMITMENT TYPE: FULL TIME
BASE OF OPERATIONS: ROCKWALL, TX
JOB SUMMARY:
The Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinator interacts directly with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), supporting the coordination of efforts among the team’s child abuse professionals on behalf of child victims. This position is responsible for assisting in the initiation of the MDT response, enhancing communication and information sharing in joint investigations, developing and facilitating relationships with members of the MDT. This position will also assist in documentation of recommended services, and case tracking.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Review notifications of child abuse and neglect from the DFPS Statewide Intake.
  • Identify Statewide Intake notifications that fall within the CACRC and Care Coordination Protocols.
  • Maintain tracking and logging process for incoming Statewide Intake notifications, ensuring confidentiality and compliance with CACRC record retention policy.
  • Facilitate the initiation of the multi-disciplinary team and care coordination team responses, services, and case status.
  • Contact investigative MDT members to enhance team collaboration and coordination of services, including but not limited to the scheduling of forensic interviews and medical examinations.
  • Facilitate Pre-Interview and Post-Interview Staffings.
  • Maintain effective team dynamics during stressful situations.
  • Communicate with MDT members and support a cohesive client experience
  • Communicate with MDT and CAC staff to collect data and information regarding case services, dispositions, and outcomes documenting progress along continuum of care.
  • Coordinate and support efforts to build relationship with partners, including team recognition and appreciation, on and off-site visits and quarterly teambuilding.
  • Support continuing education efforts of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • Attend monthly Strategy Session meetings to document and follow up case progression.
  • Serve as back up facilitator for monthly Strategy Session meetings as needed.
  • Serve as back up facilitator for weekly Case Management meetings as needed.
  • Coordinate, enhance and support efforts to build relationships with partners, on and off site visits, and quarterly teambuilding.
  • Participate in regular peer review and supervisory review sessions in which job proficiency is assessed.
  • Schedule, plan, and support meetings and other forums for dialogue and collaboration (virtual and in-person) in conjunction with Director of Program Services.
  • Communicate and staff case progression with Director of Program Services.
  • Communicate requests for subsequent interviews, special staffing, and any other atypical case specific needs with Director of Program Services as appropriate.
  • Other job duties as requested by Director of Program Services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree social service, child development, criminal justice, or a related field preferred.

Experience:

  • Experience working with child abuse victims and their families.
  • Experience working with law enforcement, DFPS, District Attorney’s Office.
  • Familiarity with child abuse interventions, DFPS, and legal investigations.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge of child and family dynamics, knowledge of child abuse dynamics, good organizational, communication, and networking skills.
  • Possess a high level of cultural intelligence to ensure that services are assessable and tailored to meet the individual and unique needs of clients, community members, and the MDT regarding culture, development, and special needs.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with diverse perspectives.
  • Excellent computer and technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn and use web-based software.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting of office materials (up to 25lbs).
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in working with children.

Other Information:

  • Position involves some evening, weekend, and holiday
  • Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2 – 3
  • Must complete Multi-Disciplinary Team training through Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.
  • Pursue professional development in the field of child abuse through regular peer review, related literature, and continuing education.
  • Expected participation in professional development activities (ie: regular peer review, related literature, and continuing education).
  • Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and DFPS clearances.

If you have the qualifications outlined, and are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Applicant@rockwallcac.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM SERVICES
COMPENSATION: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
EXEMPT STATUS: SALARIED, NON-EXEMPT
COMMITMENT TYPE: FULL TIME
BASE OF OPERATIONS: ROCKWALL, TX
JOB SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for conducting Forensic Interviews, case tracking, data integrity, partner relation activities, and assisting in the initiation of the MDT response as needed
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Conduct interviews of alleged victims of child abuse and witnesses of violent crime aged two through seventeen years, and adults with developmental
  • Foster an environment that is sensitive to a child’s cognitive, emotional, and psychological development, without leading a child in questioning.
  • Meet with non-offending family members and MDT members during case assessment, participate in MDT case review meetings, and coordinate with team members throughout the multidisciplinary, interagency response.
  • Provide court testimony regarding cases.
  • Participate in regular peer review and supervisory review sessions in which job proficiency is assessed.
  • Stay current on forensic interviewing trends and literature and pursue professional  development in the field of child abuse.
  • Enhance and support efforts to build relationships with investigative agencies and associated service providers.
  • Attend and participate in monthly Strategy Session meetings.
  • Ensure integrity of data as needed to satisfy CACRC reporting requirements.
  • Communicate with MDT partner agencies to collect data and information regarding case services and dispositions.
  • Document ongoing case and CAC service status, tracking progress along continuum of care.
  • Support efforts to build relationship with partners, including on and off site visits, quarterly team building, Strategy Session documentation, and other MDT Support efforts.
  • Cross-trained as MDT Services Coordinator.
  • Serve as back up MDT Coordinator, as needed, by monitoring the MDT Response Line, identifying Statewide Intake notifications that fall within the CACRC Protocol and facilitate the initiation of the multi-disciplinary team response.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
  • Other job duties as requested by Director of Program Services.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a social service, child development, criminal justice, or a related field
  • Trained in a Forensic Interviewing protocol, Semi Structured Narrative Process Protocol.

Experience:

  • Experience as a Forensic Interviewer preferred.
  • Experience working with child abuse victims and their families.
  • Experience working with law enforcement, DFPS, District Attorney’s Office.
  • Familiarity with child abuse interventions, DFPS, and legal investigations.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Ability to communicate, verbal and written, in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Working knowledge of child and family dynamics, child abuse dynamics utilizing empirical data and specialized interviewing techniques.
  • Possess a high level of cultural intelligence to ensure that services are assessable and tailored to meet the individual and unique needs of clients, community members, and the MDT.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with diverse perspectives.
  • Excellent computer and technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn and use web-based software.

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting of office materials (up to 25lbs).
  • Bending, stooping, reaching and other movement required in working with children.

Other Information:

  • Position involves on-call.
  • Position involves some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  • Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2 – 3 days.
  • Must complete training in the Forensic Interviewing Protocol through Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.
  • Must complete Multi-Disciplinary Team training through Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.
  • Pursue professional development in the field of child abuse through regular peer review, related literature, and continuing education.
  • Expected participation in professional development activities (ie: regular peer review, related literature, continuing education, leadership development).
  • Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and DFPS clearances.

If you have the qualifications outlined, and are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Applicant@rockwallcac.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & TRAINING
COMPENSATION: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
EXEMPT STATUS: SALARIED, EXEMPT
COMMITMENT TYPE: FULL TIME
BASE OF OPERATIONS: ROCKWALL, TX
JOB SUMMARY:
The Community Engagement & Training Specialist at the Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County (CACRC) assists the Community Engagement & Training program by coordinating and facilitating child abuse awareness, outreach, education/prevention efforts in Rockwall County, and assisting with CACRC Volunteer program. Responsibilities include coordination and presentation of pre-approved child abuse awareness/prevention and education curriculum, fostering relationships with and proactive outreach to community stakeholders, creating education and awareness materials, and social media content development, and assisting with the recruitment, training, and coordination of volunteers.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Coordinate and conduct various educational programs for community professionals, parents, and students on identification, reporting and prevention of child abuse and neglect
  • Assist in development and facilitation of community outreach presentations and coordinate/provide training to other professionals
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with schools and community agencies/groups for education and awareness (i.e., faith-based organizations/childcare facilities/youth-serving organizations)
  • Promote, coordinate, and conduct quarterly community-at-large trainings
  • Create and assemble marketing pieces including the development and scheduling of CACRC social media content
  • Assist with annual marketing/communication calendar
  • Monitor strategic plan on an ongoing basis to identify growth opportunities for further development of the Community Engagement Program by reviewing program progress, prospective outreach, and upcoming objectives
  • Represent CACRC and speak at community events, as requested
  • Maintain effective team dynamics during stressful situations
  • Work independently in the field
  • Prepare and maintain training records, evaluations, and monthly reports
  • Assist with and attend community awareness/fundraising events
  • Collaborate and promote CACRC’s Go Blue for Kids campaign for child abuse prevention month
  • Attend community meetings and network with local professionals
  • Manage CACRC Community Engagement Events & Education calendar
  • Assist with the recruitment, training, and coordination of CACRC volunteers
  • Stay current on new research, legislation and community issues related to child/family welfare
  • Conduct Center tours, as requested
  • • Other job duties as requested by Director of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement or CEO

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, child development, marketing/communications, social sciences or equivalent, or 2-4 years of experience providing presentations in a professional setting

Experience:

  • Experience in public speaking and training implementation
  • Two year’s work experience with child abuse victims and their families preferred

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) fluency is highly desirable but not required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Possess a high level of cultural intelligence, to ensure that services are accessible and tailored to meet the individual and unique needs of clients, community members, and the MDT regarding culture, development, and special needs
  • Ability to multi-task and work with diverse perspectives
  • Excellent computer and technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the ability to learn and use web-based software
  • Possess ability to collaborate and interact well with team members from various disciplines
  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching squatting, kneeling and other movement required in working with children
  • Lifting of office/outreach materials (up to 40 lbs.)
  • Frequent travel by private auto required

Other Information:

  • Position involves some evening, weekend, and holiday hours
  • Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2-3 days
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of liability insurance and reliable transportation
  • Expected participation in professional development activities
  • Employment is dependent upon the successful completion of a background check, including criminal and DPFS clearances

If you have the qualifications outlined, and are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to: Applicant@rockwallcac.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center for Rockwall County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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