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For Questions regarding Employment Opportunities, please contact info@taoscav.org or call our offices, M-F 8-5, at (575) 758-8082.

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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 Rd, Taos.

For the safety of our clients and our staff, background checks are required for all available positions.

Current Openings are:

Prevention Program Coordinator

NNMCAC Advocate

(click above job title or see below for descriptions)


REPORTS TO: CAV’s Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) Director

HOURS: 40 Hours per week (Some flexibility required: weekday, occasional weekend, late night as needed.)

SALARY: $14.00 + Benefits

SCOPE OF POSITION: Provide CAC services: crisis intervention; advocacy; case management and support for children and teens (ages 0 to 18, or up to 21 if already CYFD-engaged); and adults/seniors with developmental/cognitive disabilities who are alleged or suspected of being sexually or physically abused, neglected, or a witness to violent crimes; and provide services and referrals aimed to improve the emotional, mental, and behavioral health of clients. CAC referrals for services are at the sole request of law enforcement, CYFD Child Protective Services (CPS), or Tribal Social Services (TSS).


  1. Advocacy services to be provided by CAC Advocate include, but are not limited to:
  1. Crisis services to primary client (child/teen or adult with developmental/cognitive disabilities) and non-offending caretaker(s).
  2. Education to the client and non-offending caretaker(s) about the investigative process in order to enhance cooperation with the investigation and to provide ongoing education for families who may not be able to process all of the information at one time, or whose needs change over time.
  3. Provide direct linkages (“warm hand-off”) for the client and non-offending caretaker(s) for needed services and assistance with the referrals, including, but not limited to in-house CAV or other trauma-informed community-based mental health providers and local medical care providers and organizations/SANE Unit to conduct a medical evaluation of the client. The Advocate will keep a log of referrals and the disposition/outcome of them.
  4. As needed, assist CAC’s clients’ non-offending caretakers to coordinate counseling and health care appointments for children or adults with special needs.
  5. Actively follow-up with the survivor and non-offending caregivers to ensure community-level service linkages are accessed;
  6. Provide support to the client and non-offending caretaker(s) throughout the investigation and subsequent legal proceedings.
  7. Inform the client (if appropriate) and the non-offending caretaker(s) of:
    1. Survivor’s rights,
    2. Survivor’s compensation plans (and assist in filling out and filing claim application forms as appropriate and needed), and
    3. Steps needed to complete the CAC process (investigation, medical/mental health care, subsequent legal proceedings, follow up, etc.)
  8. When a child is in the legal custody of Children Youth & Family Child Protective Services (CPS) or Tribal Social Services (TSS), coordinate referrals and services with CPS or TSS.
  9. Provide services that are culturally and linguistically competent and meet the needs of diverse populations in each community served;
  1. Only accept referrals from law enforcement agencies, CPS, and/or TSS; assists interviewer(s) to ensure a “next working day” response to a request for a forensic interview; assist to coordinate the scheduling needs of all engaged organizations; schedules the forensic interview so that the relevant MDT members present; and assists with planning for children and families with linguistic, multi-cultural, or special needs;
  2. Enter data about cases referred to the CAC into the computerized data base system.
  3. Track cases until they are finally adjudicated and/or closed to services.
  4. Gather and tabulate statistics on all survivors of crime referred to the CAC for reports to funding sources including VOCA, AODA, and NCA, and for use in funding applications.
  5. Attend monthly Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings for all counties served by the CAC and keep team members informed of new cases and developments in existing cases according to formal protocols.
  6. Provide follow-up contact and services identified as needed for cases brought up at each MDT meetings.
  7. Provide coordination and collaboration with the District Attorney’s office about cases pending Grand Jury and Trial.
  8. Keep families informed about status of criminal proceedings and provide support as needed.
  9. Assist, or arrange for, court preparation services for children having to testify in court and provide for support and accompaniment services where appropriate.
  10. Assist CAV Child & Family Advocate with intake paperwork on children, non-offending family and /or caretaker.
  11. When work load allows, provide advocacy for other survivors of domestic violence/sexual assault/stalking/dating violence as needed or requested.
  12. Be fully knowledgeable and coordinate with all other CAV program components (or other community-based appropriate resources for remote/outlying seven northeastern NM counties and two northern Pueblos service provision areas) with referrals and case management of CAC clients, and make appropriate out-of-agency referrals to assist clients in obtaining other mainstream resources needed.
  13. When applicable, assist CAC clients in shelter to work through any problems they may encounter while residing in shelter.
  14. Assist in the follow-up and close-out of clients not currently engaged or receiving services.
  15. Share relevant and pertinent information with CAV employees and other MDT members in strict adherence to CAV confidentiality policies, MDT protocols, grant agreements, and all other applicable laws, specifically federal VAWA, VOCA, and FVPSA laws, and NM State Statute, “Victim Counselor Confidentiality Act.”
  16. Document all interactions and services accurately in the client’s file.
  17. Provide client transportation, as needed.
  18. Participate in all staff meetings, client case staffings, and in-service trainings as required or requested by supervisors.
  19. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV and its grantors.
  20. Be cross-trained in other areas of CAV support services.
  21. Responsible for serving as employee back up for the CAC, taking scheduled primary shifts, and filling in for coverage when requested by supervisor.
  22. 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 CAC Director, the Clinical Services Director, and the Executive Director.
  23. Employees are required to attend at least three agency events.
  24. Other responsibilities as assigned by CAC Director, Clinical Services Director and the 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 the purpose of 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.


  1. HS Diploma or GED.
  2. Two (2) years of relevant experience with the target population.
  3. Must be 21 years of age or older
  4. Demonstrated familiarity with accessing community services
  5. Must have forty (40) hours provider specific crisis intervention training; and a minimum of twenty (20) hours ongoing training per year related to target population, may include NCA, Children’s Advocacy Centers of NM, NMCSAP, NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training.
  6. Plus the general qualifications listed in GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL.


In addition, ALL employees must possess:

  1. Demonstrated basic knowledge of child abuse and neglect (through course work, professional training, higher education, or volunteer work).
  2. Ability to communicate with a wide range of cultures relevant to service area’s specific community.
  3. Knowledge of the child protection, law enforcement, and court systems.
  4. Successful clearance of a CYFD background check prior to unsupervised contact with clients.

Additional Qualifications Preferred: Bilingual communication skills and previous experience in providing advocacy to survivors of sexual assault or domestic violence.

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: Prevention Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Clinical Director

HOURS: 40 hours per week

SALARY: $18.00 - $20.00 + Benefits

SCOPE OF POSITION: Work with the Outreach and Community Educators to develop the education, outreach and prevention programs on domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse and related issues as needed. Be the creative and innovative lead for developing new programming, redesigning current programming. Sustain existing community partnerships and forge new relationships with key organizations. Coordinate and teach the prevention and education programs for schools and community groups on domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and related issues as needed. Supervise and support the community educators in the volunteer program. Develop community relations and collaborative programs with other agencies as approved by the Clinical Director. Organize and implement CAV awareness events including October Awareness Month, Take Back the Night and others. Work with supervisor to ensure that materials and programs are culturally appropriate and sensitive to our multi-culture community. Supervise the community educators.


  1. Train and support Community Educators in coordinating and implementing educational and prevention programs in the schools as well as community prevention and awareness presentations.
  2. Coordinate the Prevention and Education programs with priority to education in the schools and community prevention/awareness.
  3. Monitor the implementation of programming to ensure cultural responsiveness and efficacy.
  4. Schedule time to review curricula to identify possible needs for improvement or innovation.
  5. Stay knowledgeable of national best practices in the field and integrate them in a way that works for the communities served by CAV.
  6. Coordinate presentations with other organizations and agencies as well as CAV staff.
  7. Coordinate annual events including those activities related to October Domestic Violence Awareness month and April Sexual Assault Awareness month, etc.
  8. Develop new events for awareness as needed.
  9. Apply experience/working knowledge of child development and abuse issues, to work with diverse groups of people, excellent oral and written communication skills, meeting facilitation skills, organizational skills; ability to take initiative and work independently; excellent follow through; working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
  10. Experience or course work in early childhood education or related human services field; bilingual Spanish and English; work experience in a direct service setting with children and/or teens; track record in program development; public speaking skills.
  11. Provide survivor counseling/advocacy for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault as needed or requested.
  12. Complete monthly logs related to presentations and events.
  13. Attend all staff meetings and in-service trainings as required and requested by the Clinical Director and Executive Director.
  14. Participate in three agency events.
  15. Be familiar with other areas of CAV support services.
  16. Coordinate with all other CAV program components when necessary.
  17. Abide by confidentiality required by CAV.
  18. Other responsibilities as assigned by Clinical Director and Executive Director.


Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma/GED with six (6) years’ experience with the domestic violence populations and (2) years’ experience in training and group facilitation or a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services field with two (2) years’ experience with the domestic violence population and two (2) years’ experience in training and group facilitation and at least one (1) year experience in supervision administration. Forty (40) hours of relevant training initially may include NMCADV, CSVANW, VOCA, or VAWA training and 20 hours annually 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.