Human Options Job Opportunities

MotherandDaughterAt Human Options, we are committed to a supportive work environment where employees care deeply about making positive changes in the lives of our clients—and each other.

If you believe that we all play an important role in breaking the cycle of domestic violence, join us in making a life-changing difference for survivors of trauma and domestic abuse.

Each and every day, we work together to help abused women, children and seniors build and thrive in healthy relationships and gain emotional and economic independence.

Together, we CAN break the cycle of domestic violence.

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Our current openings include:

Community Educator

Full Time/hourly. 32 hours/week. Under the supervision of the Community Education Manager, the Community Educator develops and implements educational and outreach presentations, programs and activities for youth and adults, focusing on healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence and bullying. The Community Educator travels and works primarily in central Orange County, working closely with school districts, local universities, faith-based organizations and community groups. The Educator will maintain and establish new community partnerships to drive education and outreach for violence prevention education and awareness. Will assist and participate in recruiting participants, volunteers and activists to assist in the agency’s domestic violence outreach and education efforts throughout target communities.

Hotline Advocate

Full Time/hourly. Potential shifts: 6:30am-3:00pm, 2:30pm-11:00pm, 10:45pm-6:45am. *$1/ hour differential for overnight shifts, this is an awake position. Under the direct supervision of the Shelter Supervisor, the Hotline Advocate is primarily responsible for handling hotline calls and insures satisfactory shelter operations. The Hotline Advocate assists clients as needed providing support and assistance.

Administrative Assistant

Full Time/hourly. Evening shifts required Tuesday & Thursday 11:30am-8:00pm. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for greeting clients in person and over the phone, providing referrals to external agencies, managing intakes for site, providing general administrative support including answering the phones, collecting fees/donations, providing assistance with copying, mailings and other general office duties and entering statistical and analytical data into Human Options databases.

Family Support Specialist

Part Time/hourly. 20hrs /Week. Days and times: Monday 8:30am – 5:00pm (with flexibility to work evenings if needed), Wed. 8:30am-5pm, Thursday- 2pm-6pm or Friday 8:30am – 12:30pm. FRC positions are funded through public grants and are often coordinated with other community partners. Continued funding for these grant positions are based on Human Options and our partners’ ability to secure additional funding at the end of each designated grant contract term. Under the direction of the FRC Supervisor / Coordinator the Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for providing comprehensive case management and family advocacy services to Human Options clients. The Family Support Specialist (FSS) is responsible for ensuring participants access services, follow up with participants as needed, complete pre and post assessment tools, perform home visits as needed, work closely with FRC and community partners in other Social Services Agencies, and prepare and submit data and reports as required by grants. Depending on assignment, some positions may work at a combination of sites.

Differential Response (DR) In-Home Family Specialist (FS)

Full Time/hourly. 40 hours / week, two evening shifts per week (11:30am -8:00pm) required. FRC positions are funded through public grants and are often coordinated with other community partners. Continued funding for these grant positions are based on Human Options and our partners’ ability to secure additional funding at the end of each designated grant contract term. Under the direction of the Family Resource Center (FRC) Supervisor, the Differential Response (DR) In-Home Family Specialist is responsible for providing short term in-home parenting education support services and differential response crisis intervention to clients.

Bilingual Therapist / Counselor

Full time/hourly. 40 hours weekly, Monday through Friday, 2 evening shifts. Reporting to the Therapeutic Program Supervisor or FRC Supervisor/Coordinator, provides individual, child, and family counseling, facilitates client education and support groups, and promotes domestic violence awareness through community presentations and outreach. FRC Counselors may split their schedules between two FRC sites and will be required to work at least two regular weekly evening shifts.

Legal Advocate

Full Time/hourly. The Legal Advocate conducts initial assessments with domestic violence clients to identify existing or anticipated legal issues, and provides education, referrals, and resources to support clients. This person educates clients on their legal options available and works with the client to achieve the legal goals that the advocate and client have created.

Peer Navigator – Family Advocate Domestic Violence

Full Time/hourly. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm and Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00am to 7:30pm. In partnership with the Strong Families Strong Children Collaboration, Human Options serves as a subcontractor for the Child Guidance Center to provide services for victims of domestic violence who are veterans or a family member of a veteran. Under the direction of the Human Options Clinical and Outreach Services Manager, the Peer Navigator (PN) is responsible for providing comprehensive case management, and family advocacy services to SFSC clients who are eligible for the services under the contract. The PN also is responsible for providing training on domestic violence and the military to staff of the Orange County Family Resource Centers. In addition, the PN prepares and submits data and reports as required by grants.

Hotline Advocate – Relief

On-Call/hourly. Under the direction of the Program Supervisor, the Hotline Advocate is responsible for implementation of all Emergency Shelter Hotline Office responsibilities during the assigned shift, including responding to calls for crisis intervention and resource referrals on the 24-hour domestic violence telephone line, conducting new client screenings and intakes, and providing assistance and services to clients residing at the Emergency Shelter. The Hotline Advocate works closely with all Emergency Shelter staff to assure that Shelter services and programs operate under the guidelines of Trauma Informed Care and Voluntary Services.

Children’s Activity Leader

PT/Relief, up to 10 hrs. Under the direction of the Children’s Program Coordinator, the Children’s Activity Leader at Second Step serves families experiencing the compounding trauma of domestic violence, child abuse and displacement. 

*Last updated 9/5/18

Human Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

Human Options is a drug-free workplace. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process.

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