Serving more than 7 million people in our region, the Houston-Galveston Area Council is the cornerstone to address issues that cross city limits and county lines every day. H-GAC is made up of 13 county governments, 107 cities, and 11 school districts. H-GAC prides itself in serving as an instrument of local government cooperation, promoting the region’s orderly development and the safety and welfare of its citizens.
H-GAC is seeking a Program Specialist to join the Human Services department. The incumbent will assist the elder justice program administrator, provide care management of investigations and victim services for crimes against older and vulnerable adults. They will also support regional board and county committees of volunteers, and assist county committees with policies and procedures. Other duties will include:
Support the creation of a regional board of legal, law enforcement, medical experts, counselors, caseworkers, social workers, crime victim expert, and other volunteers to create an elder and disabled adult abuse curriculum.
Assist with development of local policies and procedures coordinating investigations and victim services for each county.
Assist case coordination committee meetings to review a minimum ten cases in each county.
Assist with conducting crime victims service resource needs assessments.
Assist with a uniform data collection of statistics on victims of crime over age 65 and/or disabled by county.
Assist with reporting program activities to funding agency at least quarterly.
The successful candidate will have at a minimum:
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Political Science, Gerontology
Three (3) years of professional work experience
Preferred Qualifications Include:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Political Science, Gerontology
Five (5) years of professional work experience
H-GAC is an equal opportunity/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or protected veteran status.
Equal Opportunity Employer