Family Violence Program Older Survivor Specialist VISTA Member

Texas Health and Human Services

About the organization

Texas Health and Human Services — which includes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services — has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7 million Texans a month live better lives.


Help build the capacity of local family violence centers to serve older survivors while also making a positive impact in the lives of older survivors! Join the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Family Violence Program (FVP) office in Austin. As an FVP VISTA Member, you will be a part of a team of innovative professionals who work to enhance policy and services for Texas family violence providers and survivors. The selected Member will work on statewide capacity building for family violence service providers by sharing resources, participating in workgroups to connect survivors and service providers, and encouraging organizations and community leadership to take a proactive approach regarding the intersection of aging and family violence. The FVP VISTA Member will be a part of the Aging Services AmeriCorps VISTA project and will gain experience in family violence services and policies, public health, partnership building, research, and will have the opportunity to gain professional experience while working in a state government setting.

The FVP VISTA Member will support the efforts and initiatives of the Family Violence Program. Responsibilities include: • Providing capacity building services to family violence service providers; • Conducting data analysis on services for older survivors; • Researching grants opportunities and best practices; • Expanding community partnerships; and • Enhancing awareness of family violence services among older adult serv


An interest in working in a state government setting and with programs that serve older adults.

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