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.

Our current openings include:

Chief Development Officer 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Development Officer (CDO) fosters a culture of philanthropy and ensure that fund development is executed in keeping with the organization’s values, vision, and mission. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the strategic direction, development, organization, promotion, implementation, expansion and assessment of all philanthropic avenues to increase financial support and organizational awareness. The CDO manages all aspects of the agency’s fundraising plans, including major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, grants, sponsorships, planned giving, and special events. This position also ensures the effective design, development and implementation of the marketing, communications and public relations plans to build greater awareness of Human Options. The CDO works in close collaboration with other executive team members, key volunteer leaders, and members of the development and program teams to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization.

Therapist – Counselor

FT/40 hrs. Shift: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 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.

Therapist – Counselor

FT/32 hrs. Shift: Monday & Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 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.

Family Advocate/ Family Stabilization (FS) Family Support Specialist (FSS)

FT/40 hrs. Under the direction of the FRC Supervisor/Coordinator or Therapeutic Program Supervisor, the Family Advocate/FSS/DR FSS is responsible for providing comprehensive case management and family advocacy services to Human Options clients. The Family Advocate/FSS/DR 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.

Therapist – Counselor

FT/40 hrs. Shift: Monday & Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30 a.m. to 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. Takes leadership of the Shelter Therapeutic Children’s Program which serves children who have a range of developmental needs and have been affected by the compounding trauma of domestic violence, caregiver loss, and displacement.

Children’s Advocate

FT. Under the supervision of the Therapeutic Program Supervisor, the Children’s Advocate will provide one on one interaction with children and parents, as well as group facilitation for children and adolescents. This position requires use of various evidence based curriculums and pscyhoeducational materials related to domestic violence. 

Peer Navigator/Family Support Specialist 

FT. The roles of Peer Navigator and Family Support Specialist are merged into one full time position. Depending on assignment some positions may work at a combination of sites. The Peer Navigator (PN) role forms part of the Strong Families, Strong Children (SFSC) collaboration. Human Options serves as a subcontractor for Veterans Services to provide direct program services for victims of domestic violence who are veterans or a family member of a veteran. Under the direction of the Therapeutic Program Supervisor, the Peer Navigator (PN) is responsible for providing comprehensive case management and family advocacy services to Human Options clients who are eligible for these services under the contract and work in collaboration with other Family Resource Center (FRC). The PN will also provide training to staff from the Orange County Families Resource Centers (FRCs) regarding topics such as domestic violence and military competency. The Family Support Specialist (FSS) role falls under the direction of the FRC Program Supervisor and forms part of the Minnie Street Family Resource Center (MSFRC) collaborative within the Families and Communities Together (FaCT) grant. The FSS is responsible for providing comprehensive case management and family advocacy services to Human Options clients who may or may not have experienced domestic violence. Overall, the PN/FSS is responsible for screening clients, ensuring participants access services, follow up with participants as needed, complete pre and post assessment tools, perform home visits as needed, participate in outreach events, work closely with internal and community partners in other Social Services Agencies, and prepare and submit data and reports as required by grants.

Hotline Advocate

PT/ Shift: Wednesday through Sunday 2:30 – 11 p.m. 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.

Administrative Assistant

FT/40 hrs. 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.

Children’s Activity Leader

PT/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 7/19/19

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.

No phone calls, outside agencies, or recruiters. We value work life balance and many of our positions offer flexible work schedules—depending on program needs.