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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:
 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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Pinwheel Society's Annual Cornhole Tournament 


Help us toss out child abuse at the Pinwheel Society's Annual Cornhole Tournament benefiting Alliance For Children. Join us for this family friendly event and enjoy cornhole, beer and our silent auction.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 1pm - 5pm

The Pavilion at Waterside 
3720 Convair Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

Register your team or purchase a sponsorship now by clicking here!
 


alliance for children OTHER 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.

 

Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon

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Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon is a unique event to bring Tarrant County ladies together for a common cause: the prevention of child abuse. Bring your friends for a fabulous silent auction and champagne reception, a lovely brunch, great prizes and of course, BINGO!

Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00am - 2:30pm

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail Grapevine, Texas 76051

 

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sporting Clay Tournament

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Every year Alliance For Children hosts an annual Sporting Clay Tournament!

Join us for this exciting tournament and luncheon to help us continue the critical work for serving Tarrant County child abuse victims. Check back for our 2020 date!

View photos from the 2019 event here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picnic at the Park

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Bring a glove because Picnic at the Park means excitement and fun for the whole family! Check back for 2020 details.

 

 

 

 

North Texas Giving Day

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Alliance For Children takes part in Communities Foundation of Texas' annual North Texas Giving Day!

Thanks to our donors, we raised $38,724 for North Texas Giving Day 9.19.19!

          

                                                                                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                            

                                                                                            


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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
  • Journals with pens

If you are interested in collecting items for Alliance For Children, email Julia Braun.


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS

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Job Openings


Director of Culture and Human Resources

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Director of Culture and Human Resources to serve on the executive management team. In collaboration with the executive team, this position will articulate and implement the strategic vision of the agency. The Director of Culture and Human Resources is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to ensure that culture initiatives and programs reinforce the agency's mission, core values, and culture. This position also serves as the subject matter expert on all human relations issues and is accountable for managing the needs of employees, including compensation and benefits, training and development, employee relations and performance, recruitment and retention, and coaching. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in Human Resources or related field preferred, including management of benefits and payroll.
  • SHRM-(S)CP certification preferred. 
  • Experience with HRIS systems, preferably iSolved. 
  • Experience in child abuse field preferred. 
  • Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Director of Culture & HR - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Julie Evans. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Clinical Intake Specialist & Therapist (Bilingual English/Spanish)

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Bilingual Clinical Intake Specialist & Therapist to schedule appointments, complete intakes, and make clinical recommendations regarding onsite group or individual counseling. This role is also responsible for providing counseling services to child abuse victims at their designated facility under general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field: LCSW, LPC, LMFT preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • Trained in TF-CBT and/or be knowledgeable of other evidence based modalities. 
  • Must possess strong communication and documentation skills. 
  • Experience working with child abuse victims in a clinical setting highly preferred. 
  • Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Clinical Intake Specialist & Therapist - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Miche McLaughlin. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Chief Program Officer

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Chief Program Officer (CPO) to serve on the executive management team. In collaboration with the CEO, this position will articulate and implement the strategic vision of the agency. The CPO is responsible for providing leadership in creating, implementing, and overseeing client programmatic services (client relations, clinical, family advocacy, forensic interview, and multidisciplinary team coordination) and community engagement services. The CPO is also accountable for tracking and reporting on the deliverability of these services, supporting findings with objective data. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. Focus in social work, criminal justice, psychology or related field preferred. Master's degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of five years' experience in non-profit management.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in child abuse field.
  • Working knowledge of child development and family dynamics; knowledge of sexual abuse dynamics as it relates to victims and perpetrators.
  • Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Chief Program Officer - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Julie Evans. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

PR/Marketing Coordinator

Position available with Alliance For Children for a PR/Marketing Coordinator to work both independently and as part of a team to manage Alliance For Children's marketing strategies and public relations needs. This role will assist in overseeing all child abuse prevention community awareness programs in order to engage community members in the mission and work of Alliance For Children.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. Degree in PR or Marketing preferred.
  • 2 or more years' experience in social services field, marketing and PR and/or non-profit organization required.
  • Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "PR/Marketing Coordinator - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Shellie McMillon. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Family Advocate

Position available with Alliance For Children for a full-time Family Advocate. This position will work under the supervision of the Family Advocate Supervisor and Director of Program Services to assure coordination of the community's mental health and social services for the benefit of children and their families. This position works directly with Alliance For Children client families.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in social work required, MSW preferred.
  • Spanish speaking preferred. 
  • Two years related work experience in human services field required; working with families at risk strongly preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Tarrant County resources. 
  • Must have sensitivity to and awareness of unique needs of minority cultures and diverse ethnic groups.
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Family Advocate - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Ayda Torres-Rogers. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Administrative Assistant

Position available with Alliance For Children for a full-time Administrative Assistant. This position provides administrative office support to the senior management team in order to strengthen the organization and synchronize general operating procedures throughout multiple departments.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • High school education required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Proven experience as Administrative Assistant or other administrative position required.
  • Should possess the ability to independently handle office management functions, coordinate between multiple departments, and identify ways to streamline office activities.  
  • Advanced skills in current Microsoft programs and internet research skills.
  • Must be willing and able to travel between centers to provide administrative support to senior staff within multiple departments. 
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Administrative Assistant - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Brittany Johnston. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Grants Coordinator

Position available with Alliance For Children for a full-time Grants Coordinator. This position will directly support the fundraising efforts of Alliance For Children through foundational and community support in the form of grants. This position will research, write, submit, and support funding through the avenue of grant applications and affiliated projects and materials. The Grants Coordinator will work cohesively with staff and partners to clearly communicate both the efforts and needs of Alliance For Children to the community.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • High school education required; Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Prior experience as a grant writer preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, articulate, excellent proof reading skills. 
  • Must be an enthusiastic and dedicated team player with a strong work ethic, and be willing to work occasionally evenings and weekends. 
  • Knowledge of a Children's Advocacy Center is a plus. 
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Grants Coordinator - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Paige McNamara. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Accountant

Position available with Alliance For Children for an Accountant position to organize and coordinate the accounting activities of Alliance For Children, including accounts payable, payroll, general accounting, tracking and allocation of private and city/county grants, and timely financial reporting.  

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business preferred.
  • Minimum of three years' direct accounting experience required, nonprofit accounting preferred. 
  • Knowledge of government regulations related to grants at the local and state levels.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit tac and audit requirements.
  • Knowledge of general accounting and fiscal management principles.
  • Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance.
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.  

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Accountant - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Elaina Blount. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Clinical Assistant – Full-Time

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Clinical Assistant. 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 diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities required. 
  • Good organizational, communication and networking skills. 
  • Successful completion of a background check, including criminal/CPS clearances. 

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Clinical Assistant Full-Time - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Christy Vela. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Clinical Assistant – Part-Time

Part-time Clinical Assistant position available with Alliance For Children's Northwest Center located in Lakeside, Texas. 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 diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities required. 
  • Good organizational, communication and networking skills. 
  • Successful completion of a background check, including criminal/CPS clearances. 

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Clinical Assistant Part-Time - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Miché McLaughlin. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

 

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 or veteran status.

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. Internships are available through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs and are available at all of our Alliance For Children locations. Interns are accepted for fall, spring and summer semesters. 


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.

To apply for a Clinical Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Diana Davis.


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.

To apply for a Family Advocate Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Lindsey Dula.

 

 


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alliance for childrenPINWHEEL SOCIETY

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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!