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alliance for childrenVOLUNTEER

Child abuse is not only a tragedy for the child and family, but also for our entire community. You can help overcome the effects of child abuse by participating in one of the many programs for families. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope. 

Take a seat at the table and volunteer for Alliance For Children.
 

Volunteer opportunities include:
 

1
Center Volunteer

Our investigative centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and our counseling centers are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers help at one of our various centers (see list of facilities) by greeting and assisting clients, directing phone calls, interacting with children in the lobby and helping out with other center/office related projects. This opportunity may also include helping with seasonal events such as our holiday donation drives by organizing donations and contacting families. 

2
Sibling Facilitator/Groups

We offer group counseling one night each week during the school year at each of our counseling centers (see lists of facilities). This program provides opportunities for volunteers to function as a Sibling Facilitator by helping to plan activities and engage the siblings who attend groups while the caregivers and children who are receiving counseling attend their peer group counseling sessions.

3
Kids Crew

We partner with Cook Children's Medical Center to serve children who have been physically or sexually abused and/or seriously neglected and who have been admitted for in-patient medical attention. We are able to help give these children individual attention, while also providing some relief to the nurses who are caring for these young patients.

4
Family Advocate Assistance

Throughout the year, our Family Advocates provide unique opportunities for volunteers to assist in providing support to our families by helping with a room Makeover Project or volunteering at Camp B.L.U.E.  Makeover Project transforms a child's space, typically their bedroom, and allows the child to heal from memories of past abuse. Camp B.L.U.E. is a week-long day camp held during spring break and once during the summer. Camp B.L.U.E. stands for – Building. Learning. Understanding. Empowering. Volunteers help provide a positive and encouraging environment for the kids attending the camp and assists with workshops, projects, crafts, games and other projects.

5
Fundraising & Special Events

Alliance For Children hosts various fundraising events to help engage the community in raising awareness regarding the mission of Alliance For Children while also raising funds to support the services that we provide at no cost to families. We also coordinate with 3rd Parties who host various events and contribute the proceeds to Alliance For Children. Volunteers can help serve on planning committees, prepare for events, assist with event set-up/tear down as well as volunteer during the event. You can find out more about any scheduled events by visiting our Events Page or following us on social media.

6
Special Projects

This includes both on-site and off-site directed projects as well as donor drives to collect needed supplies such as stuffed animals, journals, graduation basket items, customized art journals, encouragement cards, or other items used by our staff to support clients during counseling sessions, court appointments or other opportunities.


alliance for childrenSPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS

Let's Play Bingo! Bee for the kids

You can bee for the kids at our Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon

Alliance For Children presents the 12th annual Let’s Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon, a unique event to bring Tarrant County ladies together for a common cause: the prevention and healing of child abuse. Bring your friends for a fabulous silent and live auction, champagne reception, a lovely lunch, great prizes, and of course, BINGO!

Get your tickets here!

 

Please note that due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, Alliance For Children events will be adjusted as necessary based on state and local recommendations.


alliance for children UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Alliance For Children holds other special event fundraisers during the year.  All of the money raised at our special events supports Alliance For Children’s ongoing efforts to fight child abuse and raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Tarrant County.

 

 

 

 

Clay Shoot LogoAlliance For Children Sporting Clay Tournament

 

View photos from the 2021 event here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best of Fort Worth Reader's Choice Best Non-Profit Event

       


alliance for childrenDONATE

donate

There are several ways to support the work of Alliance For Children.

Monetary Donation

You can make a one-time or monthly donation to Alliance For Children. Your donation can be made in honor of or in memory of someone and an acknowledgment can be sent in recognition of your gift.  

Monetary donations can be made here

Donors can also contact Alliance For Children about planned giving including IRAs and Stocks and Securities. For more information, contact your financial advisor or email Paige McNamara.

In-Kind Donations

Alliance For Children also accepts the donation of items that are needed to support the children and families that we serve. Much needed items include:

  • Diapers and wipes
  • New clothing sizes 7/8 and up
  • New shoes sizes 4 and up
  • Gift cards to Walmart or Target
  • $5 gas cards
  • Twin beds
  • Toddler beds

If you are interested in collecting items for Alliance For Children, email Paige McNamara.

Click Here to Donate 


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS

employment and internships

Job Openings

 

Donor Relations Coordinator 

The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for efficiently planning and executing cultivation and stewardship programs for new and current donors/sponsors at the $2,000 level and less and additional assigned, as well as serves as the direct point of contact for Pinwheel Society (PWS), Alliance For Children’s Young Professionals group, and is responsible for its fundraising events. This position also oversees North Texas Giving Day and assists in meeting revenue goals for the Advancement Department as a whole through underwriting and sponsorship of events as well as general gifts throughout the year and additionally serves as the back-up for Raiser’s Edge and database management.

Minimum Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•    Special event management experience required. 
•    Raiser’s Edge proficiency; experience in Greater Giving or other on-line donation software a plus.
•    Minimum two to four years of fundraising and donor relations experience. Proficient use of Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and Word applications.
•    Demonstrated competence in the use of technology.
•    Strong communication skills. 
•    Strong organizational skills; self-starter. 
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
•    Regular and reliable attendance.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.

Physical Requirements:

Able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel and twist on an intermittent and sometimes continuous basis. Able to grasp, push, pull objects and reach overhead. Able to operate a telephone and computer. Able to lift up to 20 lbs. (usually office supply boxes). Moderate independent travel by private auto required.

Please click on the following link to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Paige McNamara at pmcnamara@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

 

Community Educator

The Community Educator is responsible for generating knowledge of child abuse and its prevention through the education of children with the intent of assisting children in recognizing if they might be a victim of abuse as well as educating adults to protect children. This position also demonstrates enthusiasm for the mission of Alliance For Children in the community served.

Minimum Requirements 

•    High school diploma required, some college or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•    Bilingual abilities in English/Spanish required.
•    Minimum 18 year age required.
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    2 years’ experience working with children preferred.
•    Experience in public speaking preferred.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
•    Regular and reliable attendance.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.
 

Please click here to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Pera Claros at pclaros@allianceforchildren.org. No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

 

Advancement Supervisor

The Advancement Supervisor will be responsible for carrying out the philanthropic mission of Alliance For Children in collaboration with the Director of Advancement by strategizing, developing and implementing the organization’s fund development and community engagement work plan. This position and their team serve as ambassadors of Alliance For Children within the Tarrant County community to increase awareness of the agency, and drive financial and in-kind support to further and fulfill the mission of Alliance For Children through community-facing events for both donors and clients.

Activities include but are not limited to major giving, annual support, donor relationship management, donor cultivation and stewardship, special events, and client-facing programs. This position will manage their team while also providing support to the Advancement team as a whole.  

Minimum Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree required. Three or more years in a development and/or event management role.
•    Knowledge of the Tarrant County philanthropic community.
•    Experience with fundraising, including an extensive knowledge of fundraising techniques and best practices.
•    High level of written and communication skills.
•    Demonstrated track record in designing strategy and managing a team of professionals and experience with fundraising databases.
•    Strong interpersonal skills. 
•    Highly organized with proven ability to multi-task.
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.


Physical Requirements:

Able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel and twist on an intermittent and sometimes continuous basis. Able to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead. Able to operate a telephone and computer. Able to lift up to 25 lbs. (usually office supply boxes). Moderate independent travel by private auto required.

Please click on the following link to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Paige McNamara at pmcnamara@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.

 

 

Clinical Therapist – Bilingual (Spanish/English)

The Bilingual (Spanish/English) Clinical Therapist will be responsible for scheduling appointments for the Northeast Alliance For Children center and providing individual counseling services to child abuse victims and protective adult caregivers under general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.  Clinical services to be provided in-person and virtually.

Minimum Requirements:
•    Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field with a current Texas license as an LMSW, LPC-A or LMFT-A: LCSW, LPC or LMFT preferred.
•    Must be familiar with TF-CBT and be knowledgeable of other EBP’s.
•    Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities required.
•    Must possess strong communication and documentation skills.
•    Must have two years of experience working with child abuse victims in a clinical setting.
•    Must be comfortable leading groups in the absence of a contract therapist or if asked to take on and lead a weekly group.
•    Registered Play Therapist preferred. 
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
•    Regular and reliable attendance.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.

Please click on the following link to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Vanessa Fajardo at vfajardo@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

 

Clinical Assistant (Part-Time)

The Clinical Assistant supports the clinical team at their designated center and is responsible for greeting clients as they enter the building, assisting them with any needs or questions that they may have and notifying the clinical members when their clients arrive.

Minimum Requirements

•    High School or GED
•    English and Spanish abilities required
•    Two years of relative work experience
•    Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, some knowledge of PowerPoint, and be familiar with virtual platforms
•    Strong communication skills; be a team player
•    Strong organizational skills; self-starter
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times

Physical Requirements: 

•    Able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel and twist on an intermittent and sometimes continuous basis
•    Able to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead
•    Able to operate a telephone and computer
•    Able to lift up to 20 lbs.
•    Moderate independent travel by private auto required

Please click on the following link to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Diana Davis at ddavis@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.    

For a complete job description, click here.
 

 

 

Clinical Supervisor

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for all daily clinical operations at her/his designated center, including but not limited to intakes and individual/group therapy. In addition she/he will provide supervision and support for staff, interns and volunteers.


Minimum Requirements

•    Master’s degree required in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
•    LPC, LCSW, or related certification required.
•    A minimum of two years demonstrated relevant work experience including supervisory experience preferred.
•    Trained in TF-CBT preferred and knowledgeable of other EBP’s.
•    Bilingual preferred.
•    Strong communication and documentation skills.
•    A minimum of two years of experience working with child abuse victims in a clinical setting preferred.
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
•    Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
•    Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
•    Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
•    Regular and reliable attendance.
•    Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.

Physical Requirements:

Able to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers and reach overhead.
Able to operate a telephone and computer. Able to lift up to 20 lbs. (usually office supply
boxes). Moderate independent travel by private auto required.

Please click on the following link to submit your resume and complete an application detailing your qualifications for this position: Alliance For Children Employment Application.  Questions specific to this position may be directed to Diana Davis at dldavis@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

Alliance For Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. 

Internships

Interns who work at Alliance For Children not only work in a therapeutic setting, but can also be given the opportunity to work closely with law enforcement, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Internship positions are provided through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs at all Alliance For Children locations

 

To contact us about applying for an internship, please click here.

 

General Internship Requirements:
•    All applicants must submit a resume, complete an application and provide three professional references.
•    All interns must pass a criminal and CPS background check.
•    All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
•    Students must be willing to work some evenings and weekends and be able to provide their own transportation among all six Alliance For Children locations.
•    All interns will attend specific training for their placement as well as child sexual abuse prevention training prior to working with clients.
•    Students must commit to one semester at Alliance For Children.
•    Students must commit to 15 hours each week.
•    Students will agree to participate in weekly supervision with their supervisor.


Clinical Internship Requirements:
•    Applicants must be seeking a master’s level degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
•    Students must have completed practicum and coursework in counseling theories prior to placement.
•    Interns must be willing to work with clients of all ages in a therapeutic and/or group setting.
•    Must attend a monthly Clinical Team meeting.
•    Students must commit to two semesters at Alliance For Children.

If you have questions, please contact Diana Davis at DDavis@allianceforchildren.org.

 

Family Advocate Internship Requirements:
•    Applicants must be seeking at least a Bachelor’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field.
•    Interns must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings, observe and implement family needs assessments, provide case management services when needed, research local family resources, and learn crisis intervention techniques.
•    Interns may also be asked to participate in community events, fundraisers, educational programs and other programs offered by Alliance For Children.

If you have questions, please contact Lindsey Dula at LDula@allianceforchildren.org.
 

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alliance for childrenCHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

child abuse prevention month

April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help prevent child abuse by downloading the contents below and sharing them with your children. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit

 

Wear Blue Day – Friday, April 9, 2021

Wear blue in honor of your commitment to preventing child abuse. Post to social media with the hashtag #silenceendshere

Blue Sunday – Sunday, April 25, 2021

Honor child abuse prevention in your house of worship with these ideas:


alliance for childrenPINWHEEL SOCIETY

PWS

Pinwheel Society is Alliance For Children's Young Professionals Group. This group is for individuals between the ages of 25 - 40 who are interested in supporting the mission of Alliance For Children in our community. Pinwheel Society members meet regularly and hold fundraisers which directly support the children and protective family members that Alliance For Children Serves. 

Join Pinwheel Society

Pay Pinwheel Society Dues

 For any addition questions regarding our Pinwheel Society, please contact Claire Allen.

Cornhole Tournament

Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. For more information, click here!