Here is a listing of the current positions that are available with SCCADVASA, as well as our various member organizations across South Carolina.
Executive Director - SCCADVASA
South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) is
a statewide coalition made up of the 22 domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy programs
in South Carolina. Since 1981, SCCADVASA has been a leader in representing the critical needs
of survivors and their families.
SCCADVASA supports domestic violence and sexual assault member programs, provides
education, and advocates for social reform to eradicate interpersonal violence in South Carolina.
To make South Carolina a place where all women, children, and men are safe in their homes,
schools, neighborhoods, and communities.
What We Do:
SCCADVASA is dedicated to eradicating sexual assault and domestic violence in South
Carolina and to ensuring the basic right of every person to be safe. SCCADVASA’s dedicated
staff works to support member programs, provides training and technical assistance to allied
organizations, and advocates for survivors with the media and the legislature.
Examples of SCCADVASA’s work include:
Supporting member organizations by developing resources, advocating for increased state
support, and providing best practice strategies to increase capacity;
Advocating for legislation and public policies that effectively address the problems of
sexual assault and domestic violence and improve outcomes for survivors;
Providing extensive training to our member programs, law enforcement, attorneys,
judicial personnel, faith leaders, health care providers, victim service providers, military
personnel, business leaders, and other statewide allies;
Collaborating with state agencies such as DSS and DHEC to provide training to human
service employees and public health officials; and
Promoting community education and public awareness to prevent sexual assault and
domestic violence.SCCADVASA is the leader in raising awareness, providing education, and advocating for social
reform to end sexual assault and domestic violence in South Carolina.
SCCADVASA is searching for a new Executive Director. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to lead and to manage a nonprofit organization that seeks to facilitate social reform to eradicate interpersonal violence in South Carolina. The individual selected will possess:
1. Strong partnership and coalition-building skills. New and expanded partnership must be developed, serving the needs of SCCADVASA members and the state as a whole. The next Executive Director must be a good listener, strategist and collaborator. He or she will especially be able to engage with long standing stakeholders, members and friends but also build relationships with a wider group to build strong connections that are mutually beneficial to SCCADVASA and the state. Proven experience in building coalitions and relationships in a challenging environment is required.
2. Expertise in personnel and change management. The Executive Director will be an experienced and effective manager of people and change. He or she will understand and demonstrate skills in organizational planning, development and restructuring. The Executive Director will be able to build an effective staff team working together toward a common vision. He or she will engage SCCADVASA staff and board in a strategic, thoughtful process of alignment of programs, refocus and growth. Previous nonprofit management experience is advantageous.
3. Demonstrated successful fund development expertise. It is critical for the future of SCCADVASA that funding is secure; strengthening relationships, identifying new sources of revenue, grant and proposal writing and development of a diverse membership program will help assure this future. Grant management experience is also necessary.
4. Leadership and vision. The Executive Director will inspire confidence and provide leadership and vision to ensure a promising future for SCCADVASA. He or she will have the ability to face problems directly in a professional and assertive manner. Through innovation, strategic leadership, energy and commitment, the Executive Director will take SCCADVASA to the next level of excellence, inspiring and elevating support.
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall effective operation and administration of SCCADVASA in accordance with the stated mission and vision. This position involves a commitment to ending sexual assault and domestic violence through the establishment of a statewide presence and collaborative relationships, the promotion of effective services for survivors, and the development of effective, evidence-based prevention strategies. The Executive Director advocates regularly with the media, collaborative partners, and the legislature, and acts
as the primary spokesperson for both SCCADVASA and member sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy programs.
The ideal candidate is a strong, experienced leader with a track record of success. Passion for domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues and commitment to social change is essential.
Personal assets will include integrity, high energy, excellent listening and relational skills, and a sense of humor. Assets being sought include:
The ability to inspire and energize others.
The ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in formal and extemporaneous settings, to engage people and convey passion for SCCADVASA’s mission.
Strong relationship building skills.
Expertise in securing a diverse pool of funding.
History of advocacy that promotes systemic change.
Proven ability to engage, manage, motivate and unite staff around common goals and strategies, and to drive teamwork and results across functions and work groups.
Ability to create an environment that welcomes feedback, discussion and new ideas that encourages innovation and new direction within the frame of SCCADVASA’s mission.
Ability to engage the board, staff, members, partners, and stakeholders in decision making to build consensus and to make tough decisions when necessary.
Ability to analyze and tackle problems in a fair and collaborative manner, as well as implement systems, processes, and accountabilities necessary to support solutions.
Proven business acumen with a track record of effective management and budgeting.
Bachelor’s degree in business or social science with at least ten years of relevant experience, or a master’s degree in business, law, or social science with at least five years of relevant experience.
Travel is required; SC driver’s license and a good driving record necessary.
Must be located in Columbia, SC.
SCCADVASA is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that respects and values all persons, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter with resume, salary requirements and a brief (no more than one page) summary that highlights examples of the candidate’s past success in one or more of the four prerequisite areas of expertise outlined in this profile no later than end of business May 29th either via postal service to:
Executive Transition Committee
P.O. Box 7776 Columbia, SC 29202
Bi-Lingual Administrative Assistant
Julie Valentine Center
Bi-lingual Administrative Assistant:
The administrative assistant’s primary responsibility is to act as Center receptionist and greeter, while providing administrative support and assistance to all agency staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Receptionist and Greeter
§ Remain in the lobby to greet and check- in all guests entering the building
§ Answer the phone and direct calls appropriately
§ Assist with childcare in the CAC waiting room when available
§ Maintain agency wide calendar on Outlook
§ Manage incoming/ outgoing mail
§ Monitor all office equipment including the telephone system, copier, fax machine and general building maintenance
§ Manage inventory and ordering of agency office supplies
§ Directly assist the Executive Director with scheduling, correspondence, filing and maintenance of personnel files, and preparation of board reports/ materials
§ Assist with managing communications and data entry in Etapestry (Donor Database)
§ Maintain Victim Service Provider (VSP) credential by completed required hours of annual training
§ Participate in agency staff meetings, fundraisers and other activities as assigned
§ Enhance professional growth and development through activities such as profession affiliations, conference, workshops, etc.
§ Perform other duties as assigned and/ or requested
Must be Bi-lingual, Spanish-speaking
Minimum Education: High School Diploma, Associates Degree preferred
Minimum Experience: 3 years preferred
Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Must have administrative assistant experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to multitask and prioritize ability to organize self and others, ability to work independently, strong computer skills, exhibit strong organizational and writing ability to facilitate the maintenance of accurate and complete records.
This is a part time position at 29 hours per week.
Bilingual Victim Advocate
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in social work, counseling or related field with at least one year’s experience working in an area related to sexual abuse/assault. Must be fluent in Spanish and English. [Employment is contingent upon passing the Language Proficiency Test.] Strong organizational skills, punctuality, cultural competency, professionalism, written and oral communication skills, and computer skills required.
Reports To: Director of Crisis Services
Salary Range: $28,000-$30,000 (plus health and life with 401(k) after year one with 3% match)
General Summary of Duties: To enhance and expand comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault, with emphasis on underserved communities, to include crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy within the criminal justice systems, and outreach.
*Provides crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault and abuse through the crisis line and hospital accompaniment, participating in agency on-call rotation;
*Assists the Crisis Program with follow up, personal and legal advocacy, and crisis intervention for victims,
*Provides outreach and information to underserved communities, including individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ, Latinos/as, and the elderly, about sexual assault and abuse and the services available at STSM;
*Represents STSM with numerous organizations serving sexual assault survivors and/or underserved communities;
*Provides interpretation for Hispanics/Latinos during individual counseling sessions with licensed therapists;
*Creates and implements trainings for social workers, advocates, medical personnel, and law enforcement to provide them an approach that is sensitive to the cultural characteristics of underserved communities;
*Creates and implements training for STSM staff on how to best serve underserved populations;
*Prepares monthly reports, quarterly reports, and annual progress reports for funding grant; and
*Ensures grant objectives are met and documented.
Rock Hill, SC
The Executive Director of Safe Passage is responsible for safeguarding the mission, and for the effective and successful management and operations. Safe Passage is a domestic violence, sexual trauma and child advocacy agency. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors. Specific Responsibilities: Provides leadership and strategic direction for Safe Passage on an ongoing basis. Manages all fiscal resources and operations. Directs public relations, social media, rebranding and development/fundraising. The ideal candidate will possess a proven track record in previous leadership positions and have core competencies in fundraising, board and donor development, and all areas of business operations. Five or more years of executive-level leadership, experience in public speaking, media interaction and grant writing are required. This individual must demonstrate the core values of integrity, transparency, accountability, respect and responsibility. A Bachelors degree is required. A full job description is attached. safe-passage-executive-director-job-description
The cut off date is February 5, 2013
Part-Time Bilingual Child Therapist
Julie Valentine Center
Job Description: The Part-Time Bilingual Child Therapist will provide therapeutic mental health services to the Spanish speaking child victims of abuse and /or neglect, and their non-offending caregivers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Provide individual and family counseling using evidence based treatment (TFCBT, PCIT, EMDR, etc), and provide crisis intervention services as needed. Must maintain appropriate documentation to include client contact, clinical service notes, outcome measures, correspondence, and assessment tools (documentation is to be maintained according to center standards in both NCA Track and client chart), and must provide follow up case management for children and families by coordinating services with referring agencies such as DSS, DMH, LE, Solicitor’s Office, Etc. Administrative duties include participation in agency staff meetings, fund raisers and other center activities, maintaining Victim Service Provider Credential by completing annual training requirements, and enhancing professional growth and development through activities such as professional affiliations, conferences, workshops, etc.
Minimum Education: License and Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field with a minimum of three years experience.
Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Must be proficient in Spanish. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; Experience and training in working with abused and traumatized children; play therapy experience preferred; experience and training in evidence based treatments preferred; extensive experience and training in child development, family dynamics, and parenting; and knowledge and understanding of child protective services and criminal justice system.
Parenting Group Facilitator
Julie Valentine Center
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Parenting Group Facilitator is responsible to provide evidence based parent education and support programming at the Julie Valentine Center and community locations. The Parenting Group Facilitator will engage parents in developing positive discipline, understanding child development and reducing incidence of neglect. Responsibilities include assisting in researching, developing, and maintaining program materials that are evidence based and meet the requirements funding sources; maintaining documentation of program outcomes, reports, and statistics in a timely manner. In addition, the candidate must be able to network with community partners, develop and maintain collaborative partnerships as well as assist in marketing the Parent Education and Support programs in the community; participate in state and local meetings and trainings.
This is a full-time position which requires flexibility and candidates must be available at least three evenings a week.
Minimum Education: Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or related field; Licensure Required
Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Must have a minimum of three years experience working with adults and children, specific to improving parenting skills. Knowledge ofthe criminal justice system, interpersonal violence and child abuse; experience in crisis intervention; excellent communication skills; experience in public speaking and/or training; ability to remain calm in crisis situations; ability to work independently at organizing and planning programs in the community; must have reliable transportation.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Julie Valentine Center
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for recording and paying agency's approved monthly bills, preparing monthly reports (Board, DHEC, grans, month-end, etc), prepare bi-monthly payroll and related information (taxes and paid time off), assist with the yearly budget planning with finance committee and Executive Director, assist with the yearly audit, prepare and file quarterly tax reports.
This is a part- time position.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree and 3 years experience in Non-profit accounting/bookkeeping
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center located in Beaufort, South Carolina is looking for a full-time Program manager to provide leadership, supervision and management oversight for all services at Hope Haven. Responsible for the delivery of high quality services. Develops strong collaborative relationships with the community, specifically, law enforcement, Solicitor’s office, medical community and Child Protective Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*Creates and maintains structures, processes, and functions to ensure that the mission of Hope Haven is met
*Ensures that all services such as forensic interviews, medical evaluations, mental health treatment, crisis counseling and other serves are delivered effectively and efficiently
*Provide strong leadership to the local multidisciplinary team (MDT) and chairs the monthly case staffing
*Participate and provides necessary leadership with the State Chapter and coalition
*Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with other organizations that collaborate with Hope Haven.
*Develops and facilitates teamwork among Hope Haven staff to attain team goals.
*Ensures that all program personnel issues (hiring, supervision, evaluation termination, etc.) are in keeping with Hope Haven’s policies and procedures.
*Plans and develops the agency’s budget in collaboration with the Executive Director, and other appropriate management staff.
*Plans and achieves annual objectives for service improvement in keeping with the mission, vision, and strategic plan of the organization
*Ensures staff participate in evaluation and quality improvement.
*Ensures effective implementation of policies and procedures for Hope Haven staff.
*Monitors state and national issues and/or trends that could potentially impact Hope Haven
*Provides education and information to community through professional presentations and speaking engagments
*Provides direct client services (forensic interviewing, counseling, case management, victim advocacy) as needed.
*Performs other duties as assigned and delegated by Supervisor.
Education and ExperienceMaster’s degree in social work or related field and at least two years experience at the management level. Licensure (LISW, LPC) preferred. Previous experience in program administration/management is required .
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Strong clinical knowledge in evidence based treatment of child abuse (ex: TF-CBT) and crisis management.
*Demonstrated leadership skills and experience.
*Strong supervisory skills
*Knowledge in budget development and management.
*Experience in a team oriented environment.
*Strong interpersonal skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Must be able to appropriately respond to the cultural differences present among the organization’s service population.
Shauw Chin Capps, MSWExecutive Director
Hope Haven of the Lowcountry: Children's Advocacy and Rape Crisis Center
Coordinator of Victim Services
Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse
CODA (Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse) in Beaufort, SC, is seeking a full time coordinator of victim services. This position ensures a coordinated response to assist victims of domestic violence who seek CODA’s services through program development, staff supervision, community relations and service provision.
The coordinator of victim services is responsible for overseeing adult and children's counseling services and legal services provided on-site at an emergency shelter and on an outreach basis throughout a four county area. Additionally, this position provides staff supervision, participates in program development, does statistical and grants reporting and acts as a member of a management team. Public speaking and the ability to build cooperative and collaborative relationships are required.
Applicant must have: a Masters in Social Work or a MSW/JD; at least 3 years counseling and supervisory experience; excellent written and verbal communication skills; valid driver’s license and willingness to travel; strong computer skills, and; sensitivity to the issue of domestic violence. Interested applicants should mail resumes and cover letters to CODA P.O. Box 1775, Beaufort, SC 29901 by 5/11. CODA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.