Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley
618 W. Taylor
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Established in 1981 by volunteers, the Family Crisis Center provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It also provides extensive educational and violence prevention programs in Cameron and Willacy counties. A 8 member Board of Directors governs the organization, setting policy and being responsible for the financial solvency of the organization. The board meets monthly and employs and supervises the Executive Director. Currently there are 23 full time staff members and volunteers who perform duties and provide services, which benefit the clients.
Educational programs dealing with the dynamics of family violence and sexual assault as well as information about the Family Crisis Center’s services are presented to civic organizations, church groups and professionals in appropriate service areas. Abuse prevention programs are also presented to all aged students, elementary schools through college.
In addition to these client-centered and educational services, the staff trains new volunteers in Harlingen and Raymondville to perform publicity, fundraising and clerical duties.
The city of Harlingen is a culturally-vibrant border community located 30 minutes from tropical South Padre Island. Harlingen was named as the cheapest city to live in America the last consecutive years by The Council for Community and Economic Research.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Plans, Supervises and develops work programs. Supervises and develops work programs with theparticipation of Family Violence Program Director, Sexual Assault Program Coordinator and otherappropriate staff. Oversees the Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Program by ensuring that thecoordination and implementation of the program is being met. Gives final approval of quarterly and annualreports for the Primary Prevention grant reports.
2. Implements and evaluates procedures. Evaluate procedures with appropriate staff and implementschanges.
3. Participates in formulating and recommending program policies for Board action.
4. Develops and recommends an annual operating budget with any needed revisions; approves alldisbursements; monitors all grants; and secures annual audit.
5. Responsible for securing program funds (includes grant writing with the assistance of the Family Violenceand Sexual Assault Program Directors).
6. Evaluates performance of the staff and volunteers with the assistance of the Family Violence and SexualAssault Directors.
7. Participates in training volunteers and staff.
8. Coordinates and participates in training for community agencies.
9. Coordinates and provides community presentations and media interviews.
10. Serves as primary liaison between Board of Directors and the Center. Provides information regarding theCenter to the Board of Directors at the Board’s request.
11. Serves as official spokesperson for the Family Crisis Center.
12. Coordinates the publication of the Agency’s volunteer newsletter.
13. Counsels and provides support services to and for victims and their families as needed. Available to assistwith counseling and case staffing.
14. May, at his or her discretion, delegate any of the above responsibilities.
15. Must be versed and intimately acquainted with the Family Crisis Center by-laws.
16. Other Duties as assigned.
Immediate Supervisor: Family Crisis Center Board of Directors
1. A degree in social work or related field preferred and a minimum of 2 years experience in social service
type agency. Masters degree preferred.
2. Knowledge of administrative skills and duties (i.e. compiling statistical data, grant writing, use of
research methodology, management and supervision).
3. Demonstration of knowledge and sensitivity to issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.
4. Knowledge of the cultural concepts of the ethnic groups in our area.
5. Ability to walk, bend, stoop, twist at waist, reach, climb stairs, lift and carry at least 25 lbs.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Family Crisis Center, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Due to the nature of our business employees will be expected to work some evenings, nights, holidays or weekends.
Family Crisis Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Family Crisis Center, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
Applicants should submit their resume and a cover letter to Brenda Heredia at email@example.com.