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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

Sporting Clay Tournament

Take aim at Tarrant County child abuse by joining Alliance For Children's Sporting Clay Tournament on Friday, May 20, 2022. Event begins with a quick breakfast safety briefing, followed by friendly competition on one of our two courses. Our After Shoot Party includes a delicious lunch, adult beverages, a raffle, auction, and the awarding of prizes to top teams and shooters.

Proceeds benefit Alliance For Children's mission to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services, and community education, and ensure our services remain completely free of charge to any child who needs us.

Click here for teams and tickets!


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

Take aim at Tarrant County child abuse by joining Alliance For Children's Sporting Clay Tournament on Friday, May 20, 2022. Event begins with a quick breakfast safety briefing, followed by friendly competition on one of our two courses. Our After Shoot Party includes a delicious lunch, adult beverages, a raffle, auction, and the awarding of prizes to top teams and shooters.

 

Proceeds benefit Alliance For Children's mission to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services, and community education, and ensure our services remain completely free of charge to any child who needs us.

Click here for teams and tickets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Job Openings

 

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Coordinator

The MDT Coordinator will provide MDT case coordination to facilitate services for the benefit of special needs adults, as well as children and families reported regarding concerns of abuse or neglect, or witnesses to violent crimes.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Some college preferred.
• Two years demonstrated relevant work experience, including work with families at risk preferred.
• Strong reading and evaluative skills required.
• Able to be organized, detail oriented, and self-prioritize.
• Able to evaluate case information.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge of Alliance For Children MDT MOUs and Protocols.
• Sensitivity to and awareness of unique needs of minority cultures and diverse ethnic groups.
• Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance.
• Must pass 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. 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 Lyndsi Price at lprice@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.

 

Accountant – Entry Level

The entry level Accountant position organizes and coordinates the accounting activities of Alliance For Children to include 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, non-profit accounting preferred.
•    Knowledge of government regulations related to grants at the local, state, and federal levels.
•    Knowledge of nonprofit tax and audit requirements.
•    Knowledge of general accounting and fiscal management principles.
•    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 Elaina Blount at EBlount@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

Operations Support Specialist (Part Time)

The Operations Support Specialist is responsible for the assistance in overseeing the day-to-day operations of all Alliance For Children facilities, supporting the agency, staff, and partners by providing a safe and mission-focused working environment.

Minimum Requirements

•    Associates degree preferred but not required.
•    Minimum of two years’ work experience preferred.
•    Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance.
•    Must successfully complete 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 Patricia Gruver at PGruver@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please.  

For a complete job description, click here.
 

Client Relations Specialist – Bilingual, English/Spanish

The Client Relations Specialist acts as the initial contact person for all client and community inquiries to Alliance For Children. The Client Relations Specialist supervises children in the reception area, obtains family demographic information, and distributes Family Assistance Guides to accompanying parents/guardians. In addition, the Client Relations Specialist interacts with center volunteers and interns, and is responsible for database entry and associated monthly/quarterly reporting.

Minimum Requirements:

•    High school diploma required.
•    Bachelor’s degree preferred.
•    Two years’ experience working in social services field and/or non-profit organization required.
•    Work experience beyond the minimum two year requirement may be substituted for the college degree preference.
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Knowledge of Tarrant County resources.
•    Sensitivity to and awareness of unique needs of minority cultures and diverse ethnic groups.
•    Bilingual English/Spanish required.
•    Volunteer support experience preferred.
•    Competent in various Microsoft programs.
•    Experience with children required.
•    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 Charity Garcia at CGarcia@allianceforchildren.org.  No phone calls please. 

For a complete job description, click here.

 

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will directly support the fundraising efforts of Alliance For Children and will serve as the subject matter expert for the donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and for all logistical aspects of fundraising events. This position exercises a high level of independent judgement through logistical and vendor-relations decision making processes to ensure event success. This position also demonstrates a high level of discretion in relation to maintaining proper procedures to protect the integrity of donor gifts and organizational compliance. 

Minimum Requirements

•    Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Relevant work experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree requirement.
•    Raiser’s Edge/Donor Database Management proficiency required.
•    Minimum 3 years’ experience working with databases.
•    At least 2 years’ experience managing special events. 
•    At least 3 years’ experience with project and/or office administrative management including proficient use of Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and Word applications.
•    Demonstrated competence in the use of technology.
•    Experience in Greater Giving or other online donation/event software is a plus.
•    Strong verbal and oral communication skills.
•    Extremely detail-oriented and organized, self-starter. 
•    Exemplary planning and time management skills. 
•    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. Ability to lift up to 25 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 Carrie Schimpff at cschimpff@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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We are proud to be counted as one of Fort Worth's Best Place for Working Parents™ for the second year in a row, in recognition of the family-friendly policies & practices we offer to support employees, specifically working parents.


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

 

Go Blue Day – Friday, April 8, 2022

Wear your favorite blue in honor of your commitment to preventing child abuse. Post to social media with the hashtags #silenceendshere and #GoBLUE22

Blue Sunday – Sunday, April 24, 2022

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

 

 


Click to register for our Child Abuse Prevention Month training opportunities:

April 4, 2022 • 2:00pm-3:30pm – Keeping Your Children Safe from Abuse (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 13, 2022 • 9:30am-11:30am – Stewards of Children in English (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 21, 2022 • 1:30pm-2:30pm – Keeping Kids Safe Online (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 26, 2022 • 12:30pm-1:30pm – Let’s Talk: Talking with Your Child about Personal Body Safety (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

April 28, 2022 • 12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch & Learn: Human Trafficking 101 (Virtual)

April 29, 2022 • 11:00am-12:00pm – Child Abuse Prevention 101 for Youth Serving Professionals (In-person at 3609 Marquita Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76116)

 

 


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. 

 

 For any additional questions regarding our Pinwheel Society, please contact Molly Kulpa.