Employment – Internships

Employment Opportunities

Title:  Hotline Shift Leader

Reports to:    Director of Residential Services

Summary: The hotline is looking for a part-time Hotline Shift Leader. The Hotline Shift Leader assists in the development and coordination of the Hotline and performs light housekeeping duties.  The Overnight Hotline Shift Leader addresses client and house issues as they occur during the overnight shift.  This position also requires creating and maintaining client files.

Title:    Medical Advocate

Reports to:   Director of Victim Services

Summary:  Responsible for providing medical advocacy and counseling services at hospitals and other medical facilities.  Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence prevention and intervention program.

Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to kangel@crisisctr.org

Title:  Court Advocate

Reports to: Director of Advocacy Services

The Court Advocate provides court advocacy to agency clients in the Bridgeview and Markham court houses.

Responsibilities of the Court Advocate include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides court advocacy for clients, both agency and court referrals
  • Provides consistent information about legal options to clients by telephone and on an appointment basis.
  • Provides consistent and caring crisis intervention as needed in the course of providing court advocacy services to clients.
  • Collaborates with court advocacy staff, team leader, and designated volunteers in the criminal courts to develop and maintain effective programs.
  • Assists in discussions of court advocacy relevant to case management and necessary agency paperwork.
  • Co-facilitates Legal Support Group at CCSS.
  • Assists the Director of Advocacy Services in planning and implementation of training and educational programs for police, judges and state’s attorneys; networks with other agencies


  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year in criminal justice or related field.  Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred.
  • Strong communication (verbal/written) and interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to interact effectively with a diverse audience.
  • Qualified individual must be a team player who takes initiative and is proactive while possessing strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.

If you qualify and wish to apply, please submit cover letter and resume to kangel@crisisctr.org

TITLE:  Bilingual Therapist

REPORTS TO: Director of Victim Services

SUMMARY: The Bilingual Therapist assists non-native English speaking Latinos victims and their families, in conjunction with Director of Victim Services, with case management and coordination of services; conducts outreach to the Latino community as needed; research best practices and helping to develop curriculum on providing culturally competent services to victims of domestic violence.  Conducts psychosocial assessments on adults and children who may be exhibiting emotional and behavioral issues due to domestic violence; develops service plans with clients; provides individual, family, and group evidence-based and trauma informed services to children and adults; provides educational groups and support group services and safety planning to victims of domestic violence; provides advocacy for parents and children when needed; participate in case consultations with colleagues and/or program staff regarding client progress, challenges and treatment plans. Requires an LPC or LSW.

Professional Internships

The Crisis Center offers internships for both bachelor and master level students seeking to work with domestic violence cases.

For more information on professional internships at the Crisis Center, contact our volunteer coordinator Karen Leluga at (708) 429-7255 x138 or kleluga@crisisctr.org.

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