Job Listings

For Questions regarding Employment Opportunities, please contact info@taoscav.org or call our offices, M-F 8-5, at (575) 758-8082.

Job Applications may be found at this link.

To submit your applications by email, please send to info@taoscav.org. Please remember we do request a resume as well as a completed application.

Applications can also be picked up or dropped off at our offices at 945 Salazar Road, Taos.

For the safety of our clients and our staff, background checks are required for all available positions.

Current Openings are:

FT Thrift Store Associate

Transitional Housing Advocate

PT Thrift Store Associate

Child & Family Advocate

Legal Advocate

General Advocate

(click above job title or see below for descriptions)


 

JOB TITLE:                          FT Thrift Store Associate

REPORTS TO:                     CAV Thrift Store Manager

HOURS:                                40 hours per week, includes weekends

BEGINNING SALARY:     $12-$14/Hour, + Benefits, Non-Exempt

VACCINATION:                 Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

CAV THRIFT STORE MISSION: After providing necessary goods to clients, the CAV Thrift Store mission is to sell donated items from the community to provide a consistent funding stream for the programs, and services that help survivors of domestic and sexual violence heal and thrive.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Responsible for all sales activities from greeting customers, answering questions and helping them select merchandise. Accepting and sorting through all donations, separating good merchandise that can be made available to customers. Display and price all merchandise to be sold and handling sales at cash register. Always striving to increase income from the store.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Greets and receives customers in a welcoming manner.
  2. Serves customers by helping them select merchandise.
  3. Drives sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, and sharing product knowledge.
  4. Responds to customers ‘questions.
  5. Directs customers by escorting them to racks and counters.
  6. Provides outstanding customer service.
  7. Processes payments through cash register by totaling purchases, processing checks, cash, or other credit and debit cards.
  8. Accept and sort through all donations, separating good merchandise that can be made available to customers.
  9. Alerts management of potential security issues.
  10. Assists with inventory, including receiving and stocking merchandise.
  11. Always striving to increase income from the store.
  12. Distribute in-kind receipts for donations.
  13. Display and price all merchandise to be sold in the store.
  14. Have the store open during the advertised hours.
  15. Keep the store and surrounding area neat, clean, and attractive.
  16. Provide accurate end-of-day sales report.
  17. Model respectful interaction with staff, volunteers, customers, and donors.
  18. Keep abreast of new and innovate merchandising and display ideas.
  19. Participate in staff meetings and trainings as needed.
  20. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  21. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  22. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  23. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  24. Other responsibilities as assigned by CAV Thrift Store Manager, HR/Operations Coordinator and Executive Director.
  25. Be available to assist in other support services in the office and community as requested by the Thrift Store Manager, HR/Operations Coordinator and Executive Director.

Physical demands: This position involves constant moving, talking, hearing, reaching, grabbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and standing throughout the day.  Should be able to lift 50 lbs.

 

Skills: Listening, excellent customer service, selling to customer needs, people skills, energy level, dependability, general math skills, verbal communication, and job knowledge.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED plus two-years relevant experience in retail.  Must have excellent skills in, communication, sales, customer service and computer.  Twenty hours provider specific training at the outset of their jobs on topics essential to working with survivors of domestic violence, children who are survivors/witnesses of domestic violence and offenders and crisis intervention with a minimum of (10) hours ongoing relevant training annually.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.  CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.


JOB TITLE:                             Transitional Housing Advocate

REPORTS TO:                         Client Services Program Director

HOURS:                                   40 hours per week (flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend, overnight as needed.)

BEGINNING SALARY:         $19.50-$21.5/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt  

COVID VACCINATION:       Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:   Responsible for assessing and supporting CAV client housing needs. The Advocate provides supportive services during program enrollment and seeks to advocate for clients as needed. It is also the responsibility of the advocate to provide case management for clients to make sure that they are safe and working to meet goals of self-sufficiency and living a violence-free life. The advocate will oversee compliance with program guidelines and will coordinate services to clients of the program with other advocates and agencies as part of on-going service plans. Provide crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy, individual life skills coaching and peer counseling for emergency shelter and transitional housing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the provision of services to shelter and transitional housing clients, including but not limited to the following:
  • Daily education and goal setting sessions with clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and follow-up with clients.
  • Provide legal consultation referrals and advocacy.
  • Provide individual life skills training and referrals to group life skills training.
  • Coordinate with all other CAV program components with referrals and case management of clients and make appropriate out-of-agency referrals to assist clients in obtaining transitional and permanent safe housing.
  • Assist clients in working through any problems they may encounter while residing at the CAV shelter or in transitional housing.
  1. Provide legal advocacy necessary to assist clients in obtaining Protective Orders from the District Court and to assist clients in obtaining information regarding criminal cases in the Magistrate and District Court.
  2. Provide client transportation as needed.
  3. Support each client in attaining a high degree of self-sufficiency to transition into an independent lifestyle.
  4. To hold monthly resident meeting to socialize, receive relevant training and raise any issue of concern.
  5. To perform monthly house inspections of each unit for compliance, safety, and needs.
  6. To coordinate with other staff goal setting, advocacy, and therapy, as needed.
  7. To make necessary referrals to other service agencies to meet resident family needs.
  8. To maintain documentation of interactions with the client and the result of services provided by all staff.
  9. To document quarterly, client progress and goal attainment coordinated with client advocates.
  10. To facilitate all ongoing training in life skills development, employment assistance, educational assistance, parenting, health, and personal safety. The dynamics of domestic violence and victimization should be discussed in appropriate settings.
  11. Must be compassionate, supportive, and able to work as a team member.
  12. Participate in all staff meetings, client staffings, and in-service trainings.
  13. To be fully knowledgeable and coordinate with other CAV program components in referrals and case management of clients.
  14. Participate in training around legal issues to ensure ability to provide legal advocacy.
  15. Attend community meetings, volunteer trainings, etc., as appropriate for client services.
  16. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV, and its grantors.
  17. Be available and cross-trained in other areas of CAV support service in the office and community as requested by Client Services Director and Executive Director.
  18. Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients. This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested by the Client Services Director and/or Executive Director.
  19. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  20. Engage in situational supervision structure and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  21. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  22. Other responsibilities as assigned by Client Services Director or by the Executive Director.

Skills/Experience needed for this position:

  • Ability to work in crisis situations (management & intervention).
  • Ability to work in a team setting and providing support and information to peers.
  • Excellent Bi-lingual (English Spanish) and Bi-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain and complete, on a timely basis, all client paperwork required.
  • Ability to practice, or knowledge and experience in the use of conflict resolution.
  • Bilingual (English Spanish) and Bi-cultural required. Experience working with multi-cultural population preferred.
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in related kinds of activities, or willingness to be trained.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) years relevant experience in a human service-related field. Must have 40 hours provider specific training at the outset of their jobs on topics essential to working with survivors of domestic violence, children who are survivors/ witnesses of domestic violence and offenders and crisis intervention. Have a minimum of 20 hours continuing education training, annually, of NMCADV, VOCA, or VAWA and agency training related to target population. Must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred:  Spanish and English Bilingual; Previous experience in providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.

 


JOB TITLE:                          PT Thrift Store Associate

REPORTS TO:                     Thrift Store Manager

HOURS:                                 20 hours per week, includes weekends

BEGINNING SALARY:      $15/Hour, + Benefits, Non-Exempt

COVID VACCINATION:    Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

CAV THRIFT STORE MISSION: After providing necessary goods to clients, the Thrift Store mission is to sell donated items from the community to provide a consistent funding stream for the programs, and services that help survivors of domestic and sexual violence heal and thrive.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Responsible for all sales activities from greeting customers, answering questions and helping them select merchandise. Accepting and sorting through all donations, separating good merchandise that can be made available to customers. Display and price all merchandise to be sold and handling sales at cash register. Always striving to increase income from the store.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Greets and receives customers in a welcoming manner.
  2. Serves customers by helping them select merchandise.
  3. Drives sales through engagement of customers, suggestive selling, and sharing product knowledge.
  4. Responds to customers ‘questions.
  5. Directs customers by escorting them to racks and counters.
  6. Provides outstanding customer service.
  7. Processes payments through cash register by totaling purchases, processing checks, cash, or other credit and debit cards.
  8. Accept and sort through all donations, separating good merchandise that can be made available to customers.
  9. Alerts management of potential security issues.
  10. Assists with inventory, including receiving and stocking merchandise.
  11. Always striving to increase income from the store.
  12. Distribute in-kind receipts for donations.
  13. Display and price all merchandise to be sold in the store.
  14. Have the store open during the advertised hours.
  15. Keep the store and surrounding area neat, clean, and attractive.
  16. Provide accurate end-of-day sales report.
  17. Model respectful interaction with staff, volunteers, customers, and donors.
  18. Keep abreast of new and innovate merchandising and display ideas.
  19. Participate in staff meetings and trainings as needed.
  20. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  21. Engage in situational supervision structure and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  22. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  23. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  24. Other responsibilities as assigned by Thrift Store Manager, Thrift Store Assistant Manager, HR/Operations Coordinator and Executive Director.
  25. Be available to assist in other support services in the office and community as requested by the Thrift Store Manager, Thrift Store Assistant Manager, HR/Operations Coordinator and Executive Director.

Physical demands: This position involves constant moving, talking, hearing, reaching, grabbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and standing throughout the day.  Should be able to lift 50 lbs.

 

Skills: Listening, excellent customer service, selling to customer needs, people skills, energy level, dependability, general math skills, verbal communication, and job knowledge.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED plus two-years relevant experience in retail.  Must have excellent skills in, communication, sales, customer service and computer.  Twenty hours provider specific training at the outset of their jobs on topics essential to working with survivors of domestic violence, children who are survivors/witnesses of domestic violence and offenders and crisis intervention with a minimum of (10) hours ongoing relevant training annually.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.  CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.


JOB TITLE:                        Child & Family Advocate

REPORTS TO:                     Client Services Program Director

HOURS:                                40 Hours week (flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend overnight as needed.)

BIGINNING SALARY:      $19.50-$21.50/Hr. + Benefits, Non-exempt

COVID VACCINATION:   Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Plans, formulates, and administers the children and family services program. Possesses a thorough knowledge of the stages of child development, ability to guide and direct children who are survivors of domestic abuse and has a working knowledge of domestic violence and its effects on children. Provides childcare as needed and appropriate. Provides assistance and information to families on child development, parenting and the effects of violence on children, as well as family and child resources in the community, healthy communication and conflict resolution and other related issues.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Complete intake/discharge and all necessary paperwork for assigned children in the shelter.
  2. Meet with children on a regular basis to develop a supportive and helpful relationship.
  3. Provide childcare for children as needed.
  4. Be supportive of children in expressing their feelings and help them to respond to healthy limits while adjusting to shelter life.
  5. Provide victim counseling/advocacy for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as needed or requested.
  6. Assist in maintaining a stimulating, organized and safe environment for children of various ages.
  7. Use understanding of children’s developmental stages and methods of healthy communication and to assist parents with problem-solving children’s behaviors.
  8. Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, case management and follow up with sheltered clients.
  9. Provide information about parenting, child development and available resources within the agency and in the community as needed.
  10. Plan and implement out of shelter recreational activities and appropriate outings in the community.
  11. Provide opportunities for families to engage in out of shelter recreational activities.
  12. Provide activities that involve large and small motor skills, model healthy communication and foster self-esteem.
  13.  Flexibility in schedule to accommodate evening hour’s childcare and weekend events, once or twice a month.
  14. Work closely with child counselor and shelter staff in assessing and evaluating the needs of the children.
  15. Network with other service providers when needed.
  16. Assist in enrolling children in schools/after school activities when needed.
  17. Maintain child and parent records as requested by the director, state, and grantors.
  18. Report equipment needs, or repair needs and all incident reports to Shelter Director.
  19. Provide for upkeep and maintenance of all shelter play areas on a regular basis.
  20. Check safety of toys and equipment on regular basis.
  21. Be responsible for all monthly paperwork and turn in on a timely basis.
  22. Participate in all CAV staff meetings and staffings.
  23. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which collaborating with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  24. Engage in situational supervision structure and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  25. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  26. Attend community meetings and other duties as directed by supervisor or Executive Director.
  27. Abide by confidentiality of CAV.
  28. Abide by all state, federal, agency and grantors rules laws and regulations.
  29. Be available for participation in community functions as requested by Client Services Director and/or the Executive Director.
  30. Other duties as assigned by Client Services Director and/or the Executive Director.

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) year relevant experience in a human service-related field; and must be 18 years of age or older. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training and have a minimum of twenty (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred:  Bilingual communication skills and previous experience in providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.


JOB TITLE:                         General Advocate

REPORTS TO:                     Client Services Program Director

HOURS:                                40 Hours week (flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend, overnight as needed.)

BEGINNING SALARY:     $19.50-$21.50/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt  

COVID VACCINATION:   Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Provide crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy, individual life skills coaching and peer counseling for shelter and non-shelter survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the provision of services to shelter clients, including but not limited to the following:
  • Daily education and goal setting sessions with shelter clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and follow-up with sheltered clients.
  • Provide legal consultation referrals and advocacy.
  • Provide individual life skills training and referrals to group life skills training.
  • Coordinate with all other CAV program components with referrals and case management of shelter clients and make appropriate out-of-agency referrals to assist clients in obtaining permanent safe housing.
  • Assist shelter clients work through any problems they many encounter while residing at the CAV shelter.
  1. Provide advocacy for clients living out of the shelter. This includes crisis intervention, personal, and legal advocacy, and follow-up. Provide survivor counseling/advocacy for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as needed or requested.
  2. Responsible for assisting in the follow-up and closeout of clients not currently receiving services.
  3. Provide legal advocacy necessary to assist clients in obtaining Protective Orders from the District Court and to assist clients in obtaining information regarding criminal cases in the Magistrate Court and District Court.
  4. Provide client transportation as needed.
  5. Responsible for serving as staff back-up on hotline and taking primary shifts when needed.
  6. Participate in all staff meetings, client staffings, and in-service trainings.
  7. To be fully knowledgeable and co-ordinate with other CAV program components in referrals and case management of clients.
  8. Participate in training around legal issues to ensure ability to provide legal advocacy.
  9. Attend community meetings, volunteer trainings, etc., as appropriate for client services.
  10. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which collaborating with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  11. Engage in situational supervision structure and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.
  12. Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.
  13. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV, and its grantors.
  14. Be available and cross-trained in other areas of CAV support service in the office and community as requested by Client Services Director and Executive Director.
  15. Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients. This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested by the Client Services Director and/or Executive Director.
  16. Other responsibilities as assigned by Client Services Director or by the Executive Director.

Skills/Experience needed for this position:

  • Ability to work in crisis situations (management & intervention).
  • Ability to work in a team setting and providing support and information to peers.
  • Excellent Bi-lingual (English Spanish) and Bi-cultural communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain and complete, on a timely basis, all client paperwork required.
  • Ability to practice, or knowledge and experience in the use of conflict resolution.
  • Bilingual (English Spanish) and Bi-cultural required. Experience working with multi-cultural population preferred.
  • Experience (paid or volunteer) in related kinds of activities, or willingness to be trained.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) years relevant experience in a human service-related field. Forty (40) hours provider specific training at the outset of their jobs on topics essential to collaborating with survivors of domestic violence, children who are survivors/ witnesses of domestic violence and offenders and crisis intervention. Have a minimum of 20 hours continuing education training annually may include, NMCADV, VOCA, or VAWA and agency training related to target population. Must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred:  Spanish and English Bilingual; Previous experience in providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.


JOB TITLE:                        Legal Advocate

REPORTS TO:                     Client Services Program Director

HOURS:                                40 Hours week (flexibility required: weekday & occasional weekend overnight as needed.)

BEGINNING SALARY:     $19.50-$21.5/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt  

COVID VACCINATION:   Full vaccination is a condition of employment

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:  Provide crisis intervention, personal, and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.         Provide general client advocacy for all clients. This includes crisis intervention,

            personal, and legal advocacy and follow-up.

2.         Assist in providing legal services necessary to assist clients in obtaining information regarding criminal cases in the Magistrate Court and District Court.

3.         Provide victim counseling/advocacy for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault as needed or requested.

4.         Coordinate legal services necessary to assist clients in obtaining Protective Orders from the District Court.

5.         Coordinate the referrals of clients to the CAV contract attorney.

6.         Ensure an internal tracking system that indicates the Protective Orders filed and the mandates ordered.

7.         Responsible for providing necessary referrals to community agencies.

8.         Participate in all staff meetings, client staffings, and in-service trainings.

9.         To be fully knowledgeable and co-ordinate with other CAV program components in referrals and case management of clients.

10.       Responsible for serving as staff back-up on hotline and taking primary shifts when needed.

11.       Provide client transportation as needed.

12.       Responsible for completing required paperwork and maintaining files on clients. This includes preparing necessary reports for Board and/or funding sources, as requested Client Services Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

13.       Be available to assist in other support services in the office and community as requested by the Client Services Supervisor and/or Executive Director.

14.       Help the Volunteer Coordinator with the volunteer trainings.

15.       Responsible for assisting in the follow-up and closeout of clients not currently receiving services.

16.       Become knowledgeable of the ways in which collaborating with people who have experienced trauma, DV and SA, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.

17.       Engage in situational supervision structure and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with as well as co-workers.

18.       Participate in a minimum of three agency events each year.

19.       Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.

20.       Be cross trained in other areas of CAV support services.

21.       Other responsibilities as assigned by Client Services Supervisor and/or the Executive Director.

 

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma/GED and any combination of education and training with the target population or two (2) years relevant experience in a human service-related field; and must be eighteen years of age or older. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training; and a minimum of twenty (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.

 

Additional Qualifications Preferred:  Bilingual communication skills and previous experience in providing advocacy to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

 

CAV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted, or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin. CAV does not tolerate retaliation against any employee or client who filed grievance, made a complaint, or questioned the handling of a discrimination charge.