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:

Bilingual Therapist/Counselor (Costa Mesa)

FT/exempt with two evening shifts per week, Wednesday and Thursday (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and 3 day shifts per week Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Reporting to the Therapeutic Program Supervisor, provides individual, child, and family counseling, facilitates client education and support groups, and promotes domestic violence awareness through community presentations and outreach. This is a 40 hour position with a strong focus on children’s counseling services.

Legal Advocate  

PT/20 hrs. with some evenings required at various sites throughout Orange County, including Irvine, Lake Forest, San Juan Capistrano & more. 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.

Children’s Activity Leader/Out of School Time Youth Leader (Costa Mesa) 

PT/TBD hrs. The Children’s Activity Leader (CAL)/ Out of School Time (OST) Youth Leader plans and uses a structured age appropriate curriculum to assist children in building social, emotional, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive and language skills as well as tools specifically relevant to the population such as safety planning. This position requires a high level of self-awareness, interpersonal communication, organization, and flexibility. The OST Youth Leader plans, coordinates, recruits and facilitate group classes with designated curriculums like the Children’s Empowerment Group for minors between the ages of 6-11 and Safe Dates for teens ages 12-17.

Hotline Advocate 

FT/40 hrs.  Shift: Wednesday – Sunday 2:30 – 11 p.m. 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.

Children’s Activity Leader – Part Time (Costa Mesa)

PT/10 hrs. The Children’s Activity Leader plans and uses a structured age appropriate curriculum to assist children in building social, emotional, fine motor, gross motor, cognitive and language skills as well as tools specifically relevant to the population such as safety planning. This position requires a high level of self awareness, interpersonal communication, organization, and flexibility.

Hotline Advocate – Relief (Orange County) 

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.

*Last updated 2/8/18
No employment inquiries via phone calls please. We value work life balance and many of our positions offer flexible work schedules—depending on program needs. EOE.

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