#1214: Family Abuse Center

 Waco, Texas

Other Domestic Violence Projects:

The Family Abuse Center is the domestic violence program for Central Texas, including the city of Waco and the eight surrounding counties. Our services include a 56 bed shelter (which houses predominately women and children, sometimes a few men) who are victims of domestic violence. We provide three meals a day, snacks, counseling, case management, legal advocacy, and access to community resources that empower survivors to start new lives. We also provide non-residential services with several housing programs, counseling and legal advocacy.

Website: http://www.familyabusecenter.org/

Job Descriptions

The Family Abuse Center is the domestic violence program for Central Texas, including the city of Waco and the eight surrounding counties. Our services include a 56 bed shelter (which houses predominately women and children, sometimes a few men) who are victims of domestic violence. We provide three meals a day, snacks, counseling, case management, legal advocacy, and access to community resources that empower survivors to start new lives. We also provide non-residential services with several housing programs, counseling and legal advocacy.

As a BVS volunteer at FAC, you will be in the role of Resident Advocate (RA). The Ras provide crisis intervention, answer the 24-hour crisis line, and provide day to day assistance to all clients staying in the shelter. An RA must be able to work well under pressure while accomplishing multiple tasks at the same time. The RAs provide a supportive environment, a caring and kind attitude, and a smile that is contagious for victims who have often been exposed to trauma. the RAs are a vital part of the team at Family Abuse Center and the shelter would not be able to function without them.

Family Abuse Center is looking for someone who is flexible and has strong communication, organization and computer skills as well as self-initiative. This person should also have the ability to problem solve and diffuse conflict under pressure, handle crisis situations with sensitivity and assertiveness, and maintain personal balance. This an excellent placement for anyone thinking of a career or graduate school in Social Work or Human Services.

There are no educational requirements, but a background in social work or human services would be helpful. RAs must be able to work overnight as well as evening shifts, plus weekend shifts (no more than 40 hours per week will be required). RAs must be able to do light cleaning (mopping, sweeping, etc.) and some lifting. RAs can be either male or female.