Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities


Workforce Development & Employment Coach (WDE)

This full-time (40/hours week) position is responsible for comprehensive employment services and vocational training opportunities to victims of domestic violence to promote self-sufficiency and independence. This position will coordinate with employment and business partners to support clients advance in their filed or pursue a new career that builds on their education. Each resident will be assessed by the WDE Coach to determine their level of education, professional credentials, work experience, English language level and transferable skills, help explore career options, develop and execute a career pathway plan that may include additional education training, professional certification or licensing.

This position requires a BA degree in human services or business field, and 2 years professional experience as a career coach, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must work well in a team setting and be result- oriented; have a strong understanding of the unique challenges and needs of domestic violence victims; possess excellent knowledge of the labor market and have excellent communication, organization, and analytical and research skills, as well as career development skills. This position requires great verbal and written communication and verbal skills.

Send resume to jobs@crisisctr.org

Transitional Housing Specialist 

This part-time position will coordinate and assure continuity of services necessary for a client’s success in the Transitional Housing Program and through case management and counseling. These services include but are not limited to: assessment of client needs, coordination of services, referrals, monitoring, and advocacy.

Provide long term services for clients through weekly case management and counseling sessions. Implement effective, realistic, and individualized service plans; monitor client’s progress towards identified goals; complete client evaluations. Assist clients in life skills (budgeting, nutrition, opening bank accounts, etc.); advise clients re: employment; facilitate clients with daycare/school registration; develop plans for permanent housing. Oversee initial startup and continued maintenance needs of apartments; communicate with landlord re: lease, repairs, tenants, keys, etc.; maintain inventory of items used and needed by the Transitional Housing Program; clean, setup and stock apartments; coordinate clients moving into apartments. Complete housing assessments with all Residential clients; work with clients re: transitional housing process. Update and maintain referrals for clients (Housing Authority, low income apartments, Section 8, financial assistance programs, social service programs, etc.). Assist Residential and Community Counseling clients with rental assistance.

Minimum qualifications include a BSW or BA in social work and 2 years’ experience working with families in crisis.

Transitional Housing Coordinator

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is looking to hire an experienced Transitional Housing Coordinator.

This full-time (40 hours/week; some evening and weekend hours may be required) position is responsible for coordinating the services provided through the Transitional Housing Program and provide individual case management and counseling services to a client’s program. These services include but are not limited to: assessment of client needs, coordination of services, referrals, monitoring, and advocacy and are provided through a trauma informed lens.

MSW or MA in counseling required. License preferred. Minimum 2 years’ experience working with families in Crisis. Experience in a residential setting. Strong project management and personal workflow skills, Proficient in Microsoft office.

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@crisisctr.org

Medical Advocate I

The Crisis Center for South Suburbia, an agency providing assistance to victims of domestic violence for 40 years, is looking to hire a Medical Advocate I. This part-time (26 hours a week) will be responsible for providing medical advocacy at hospitals and other medical facilities. Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence prevention and intervention program.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field is required. Experience working with domestic violence victims is preferred. 40-hour Domestic Violence Training strongly preferred, and required within 30 days of employment. Must demonstrate an empathetic, non-judgmental, service-oriented attitude in work with clients and understand the impact of trauma and Trauma-Informed Care. Must demonstrate self-awareness, insight, and commitment to ongoing professional growth. Value and practice respectful, non-violent communication. Must respond appropriately in varied situations and is able to function independently. Demonstrates professionalism, flexibility, and good judgement.

Interested parties should apply at jobs@crisisctr.org

Professional Internships

The Crisis Center offers internships for both bachelor and master level students seeking to work with victims of domestic violence. Other opportunities are also available with marketing/fundraising.

For more information on professional internships at the Crisis Center, contact Deonne Mendyk (331) 431-9688 or dmendyk@crisisctr.org.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia