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:

Transitional Housing Advocate

Associate Director

NNMCAC Forensic Interviewer (Fluent in Spanish)

CAV Thrift Store Manager

(click above job title or see below for descriptions)


JOB TITLE: Transitional Housing Advocate

REPORTS TO: Client Services Director

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

BEGINNING SALARY: $16.50/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt

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 and 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 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.
  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.

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt”, includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA. These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below. Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis. A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive or professional is assigned. The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for qualifications for overtime. If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

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

Associate Director, FT, $70k-$80k salary DOE + benefits: Provide direct services & prevention programs oversight & supervision; FT

FT Transitional Housing Advocate II, $16.50/hr. – support clients to meet goals; generous health and paid leave, will train. See TaosCAV.org or call 575-758-8082.

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: Associate Director

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

HOURS: Full Time/40 Hours

SALARY: $70,000-$80,000, DOE + Benefits, Exempt

SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide supervision and oversight of CAV’s direct services and prevention programs. Engage in reflective supervision of staff. Work to ensure cohesive unified programming consistent with current best practices, CAV philosophy and mission statements, and in alignment with federal and state laws and grantors’ regulations and agreements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervise components of direct service and outreach/prevention programs related to program development, implementation, and long-term goals of agency.
  2. Provide training and support to employees; assist in identifying training needs of employees.
  3. Provide crisis intervention/safety planning and range of support services as needed.
  4. Provide education and guidance around sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and child and elder abuse for community agencies and new employees.
  5. Provide oversight of programs to ensure highest quality of services of clients in a trauma-informed manner.
  6. Provide individual supervision to supervisors monthly, more frequently when needed.
  7. Provide on-going and as needed supervision of services, confidentiality standards and practices, and referrals.
  8. Strengthen and developprogram services forprogram participants, in accordance with agency’s trauma-informed philosophies.
  9. Supervise grant staff and ensure high-quality grant applications.
  10. Write grant reports and provide grant billing as needed.
  11. Oversee HUD-related activities and ensure program goals are accomplished.
  12. Continue and develop strategic partnerships within the community and attend MDT, CCRT, and other collaborative meetings.
  13. Provide outreach to local organizations.
  14. Attend community events.
  15. Assist and make recommendations in program design, development, and implementation of services, including the transitional housing programs.
  16. Assist in program policy and development.
  17. Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles and goals of CAV.
  18. Inspire and support leadership, strengths-based employee supervision, with systems’ accountability.
  19. Complete and submit weekly/monthly paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
  20. Attend statewide coalition and network meetings on behalf of the agency as requested by the Executive Director.
  21. Attend all staff meetings, board meetings, and in-service trainings as requested by the Executive Director.
  22. Become knowledgeable of the ways in which working with people who have experienced trauma, domestic or sexual violence, child/elder abuse, impacts employees and proactively work to limit the effects of compassion fatigue by seeking supervision when common signs are present.
  23. Engage in reflective supervision and actively examine how this work impacts you and how you impact the people that you work with, including co-workers, survivors, and the community.
  24. Be familiar with other areas of CAV – for example: administrative, store, and fundraising.
  25. Coordinate with all other CAV program components, as necessary.
  26. Participate in all agency events. (Other CAV staff are required to participate in a minimum of three each year.)
  27. Cultivate full understanding of and abide by confidentiality required by CAV, and federal and state laws, and ensure the same within employees this position supervises.
  28. Other responsibilities as assigned by Executive Director.

Covered (“Non-Exempt”) and Not Covered (“Exempt”). All positions at CAV are classified as “covered” or “not covered” to determine if an employee qualified for overtime under state Wage and Hour laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Covered, also called “Non-Exempt,” includes all employees who are paid on an hourly basis and whose job responsibilities do not fit under any category of exemption under the FLSA. These employees are entitled to “Overtime” pay as described below. Not covered, also called “Exempt”, employees include certain administrators, executives or professionals who are paid on a salary basis. A salary basis includes the hourly rate the administrator, executive, or professional is assigned. The job description identifies CAV’s classification of the position as covered and not covered for qualifications for overtime. If an employee believes CAV’s classification is incorrect, the employee should contact HR for an analysis of their position and functions.

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in social service field with one (1) year experience in the domestic/sexual violence population and at least one (1) year experience in supervision/administration, or comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

Must participate in a minimum of forty (40) hours of relevant training in DV/SV/CA initially. Twenty (20) hours minimum of ongoing training per year, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training. Must be 18 years of age or older.

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:                    NNMCAC Forensic Interviewer (Fluent in Spanish)

REPORTS TO:                     NNMCAC Director/Forensic Interviewer

HOURS:                                30-40 Hours week

BEGINNING SALARY:      $20 to $22/Hr. + Benefits, Non-Exempt

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:   The incumbent is responsible for: performing investigative interviews with child survivors of sexual and/or physical abuse; coordinating with the members of the Taos County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) – directly involved with the individual case; and supporting and fostering cooperation between service providers, investigators and others to improve service delivery to abused children.  The Taos Children’s Advocacy Center is designed to support investigations and prosecutions while minimizing the trauma experienced by child victims.

 

Taos Children’s Advocacy Center  (as per MDT Joint Response Protocol)

  1. Conduct forensic investigative interviews where abuse is alleged. (Screen for any potential conflict of interests prior to meeting with client.)
  2. Testify in juvenile, criminal and civil court proceedings as necessary.
  3. Maintain files on all cases where an interview is requested.

MDT

  1. Attend MDT meetings, or staffing sessions and special staffing sessions as requested.
  2. Participate in training activities as requested by MDT.

New Mexico Children’s Safehouse Network

  1. Participate in Network trainings and peer reviews.
  2. Maintain and submit statistical information as required by the Network.

Other

  1. Provide survivor advocacy for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as needed on an emergency basis.
  2. Attend all CAV staff meetings, retreats, and applicable staffing’s as requested.
  3. Abide by CAV policies and procedures.
  4. Participate in ongoing professional training and development to maintain high quality of service and keep current in the field, submit documentation of such to HR/Operations Manager in a timely basis.
  5. Prepare progress reports as required by CAV, CAV Board of Directors and funding agencies.
  6. Responsible for completing all paperwork required by CAV, MDT protocol, or funding agencies.
  7. Participate in three agency events.
  8. Excellent communication and computer skills.
  9. Abide by confidentiality statement for this job description as attached.
  10. Become cross-trained in other areas of CAV support services.
  11. Other responsibilities as assigned by Taos Children’s Advocacy Center Director and Executive Director.
  12. Be available to assist in other support services in the office and community as requested by the Executive Director.  Other responsibilities as assigned by Taos Children’s Advocacy Center   Director and Executive Director.

MINIMUM STAFF QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Bachelor’s Degree in a human service related field or a combination of relevant education, training and experience in problem solving, conflict resolution, working knowledge experience and expertise in the area of child abuse/neglect and family violence totaling four (4) years.  Must be fluent in Spanish, have documented training in conducting interviews and writing assessments.  Must pass a background check in accordance with CYFD.  Forty (40) hours of relevant training initially may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training, and ongoing relevant training.

 

CAV is an Equal 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:              CAV Thrift Store Manager

REPORTS TO:         HR/Operations Coordinator

HOURS:                    40 Hours per week

SALARY:                   $17 - $20/Hr. + Benefits, Exempt

 

SCOPE OF WORK: The Manager will act in a leadership capacity and be responsible for the operation of the Thrift Store with the help of employees and volunteers recruited and maintained by the Manager. The Manager will ensure smooth, professional, and efficient store operations; always striving to increase income from the store, provide supervision of employees and volunteers, implement policy and provide input for any revisions needed, and monitor the provision of excellent customer service by all employees and volunteers.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Thrift Store.
  2. Work on increasing the income for the Thrift Store and track sales trends, donations, volunteer hours, and community service hours.
  3. Track the effectiveness of discount coupons, advertising, and other special efforts.
  4. Assist to implement the online sales of appropriate items on E-Bay, Craig’s List, and other venues.
  5. Ensure the recruitment, orientation, training, scheduling, and supervision of all employees, volunteers, and community service individuals in collaboration with HR/Operations Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.
  6. Arrange regular schedules of outside consultants used in the pricing of special items donated to CAV.
  7. Meet with the HR/Operations Coordinator regularly to discuss the operations of the store and financials.
  8. Review and ensure the end-of-day reconciliation and deposit documentations are correct.
  9. Send the daily deposit amounts, balance sheet totals and z tape totals information to Finance for both shifts daily.  
  10. Ensure (including taking part in the rotation) of making end of day deposits to the night drop deposit box at designated location.
  11. Reconcile and submit the following monthly reports no later than the 2nd day of the month:
  1. Volunteer logs to the Volunteer Coordinator.
  2. Donation receipt copies (completed for donors delivering in-kind goods) to the Administrative Assistant.
  3. Donation log of the donations processed through the store cash register to Finance.
  4. End of month report (listing of donations received at the store broken down by units of furniture pieces, bags, boxes, # of bags given to Clothes Helping Kids, dollar value

of items given other non-profits, including CAV’s programs) to HR/Operations Coordinator for inclusion in monthly Board of Directors report.

  1. Monthly sales chart (each day’s sales, average sale amount, any other trends noted).
  1. Submit all volunteer and community service applications to Volunteer Coordinator for clearance.
  2. Be aware and keep abreast of safe retail practices, finance processes, and de-escalation techniques and model them for other employees and volunteers.
  3. Take an active role in problem-solving and implementing solutions as needed for facility, grounds, and equipment (including cash register and store alarm system) and train other employees to do so.

Networking

  1. Represent the agency and CAV Thrift Store in a Professional capacity (and follow CAV’s Media/News Reporter Process.)
  2. Be an activist in searching out positive, constructive solutions to problems occurring at CAV Thrift Store or agency.
  3. Be responsible for keeping the public aware of store hours, sales, and work with the CAV media committee in keeping the store in the public awareness through PSA’s and purchased advertisement on local radio stations, newspaper ads and articles, etc.
  4. Work in collaboration with HR/Operations Coordinator on store building and property maintenance issues.

Support

  1. Provide for and facilitate ongoing communication to ensure current information on: agency events, policy changes, employees’ vacation schedules, thrift store needs, challenges and successes, and serve as a liaison and support person between the thrift store employees and administrative and program employees of CAV.
  2. Provide for adequate employee recognition and support.
  3. Schedule regular time for individual and group employee support and supervision using appropriate Supervisory Conference Forms at a minimum of once per month per employee.  In providing monthly and annual employee supervision and evaluations, strive for consistency, fairness, and clarity.
  4. Provide guidance and expertise, when needed in working with customers, donors, and other public members while encouraging staff development and leadership in these areas.
  5. Assist employees to follow appropriate communication channels and to work through any personal problems that may occur with them.  (Build a safety net where employees can discuss problems in a positive and productive manner.)

Miscellaneous

  1. Participate in and ensure the gracious accepting of gently used and new donations, sort through, separating, price, display, and sales of items.
  2. Maintain an efficient and proactive accepting, sorting, pricing, disposal, sale process.  (Changes in existing process must – initially – be discussed with the HR/Operations Coordinator and approved ahead of time.)
  3. Participate and ensure the maintenance of the store so that it is consistently neat, clean, attractive, and well organized.
  4. Be aware of all CAV survivor and offender programs and prevention programs and make appropriate referrals when needed.
  5. Keep abreast of new and innovate merchandising and display ideas.
  6. Use excellent communication and customer service skills.
  7. Attend networking lunches weekly or at least once a month.
  8. Attend monthly supervisors meeting and full staff meetings at CAV.
  9. Actively participate in other fundraising and public events for CAV.
  10. Participating in volunteer and other CAV trainings.
  11. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  12. Other responsibilities as assigned by HR/Operations Coordinator and/or Executive Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

High School Diploma/GED plus two (2) years relevant experience in retail. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training; and a minimum of ten (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.

 

CAV is an Equal 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.