Client Empowerment Specialist

District Attorney's Office

Recruitment #22-9999-20



Alameda County District Attorney’s Office 


Opened in 2005 the Alameda County Family Justice Center (ACFJC) helps victims of domestic violence, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, sexual assault, exploitation, trafficking and stalking who historically, often sought help from a fragmented, disjointed system of agencies offering related, but uncoordinated services. The ACFJC now serves as the heart of a comprehensive service delivery system made up of over 100 public and private agency partners throughout the Bay Area, providing a gateway to safety, healing, and empowerment for victims of abuse. We advocate for and construct a future where there is zero tolerance for domestic violence, child abuse, elder and dependent adult abuse, sexual assault, and exploitation, trafficking and stalking.



The Client Empowerment Specialist is primarily responsible for the programing, case management and data reporting of the ACFJC survivor training programs.

A key responsibility of the Client Empowerment Specialist is to facilitate the ACFJC’s STEP-UP (Survivor Training and Empowerment Program-Utilizing your Potential) program. STEP-UP is a training and self-sufficiency program for survivors of domestic violence. The purpose of STEP-UP is to empower survivors with the personal, professional, and financial skills to begin reconstructing their lives and ultimately breaking the cycle of domestic violence. This program enables survivors to become self-sufficient for not only themselves but for their children and families. STEP-UP offers individualized empowerment sessions, on-site professional development classes, and group-based self-sufficiency workshops.

This position works closely and under the direct supervision of the ACFJC Associate Director who oversees the Empowerment Division.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit Empowerment participants through outreach to ACFJC onsite and offsite partners
  • Create and adapt curricula and syllabi for workshops and professional development classes
  • Promote and market empowerment programs through partnerships with ACFJC service providers
  • Develop flyers, conduct pre and post assessments, and other necessary program materials
  • Participate in community events that highlight empowerment programs and celebrate or honor important annual events
  • Collaborate with ACFJC partners, local businesses, non-profit organizations, universities, and Alameda County personnel to recruit guest speakers and instructors
  • Participate in short-term case management and referral
  • Ensures accurate and timely data reporting for all programs through the implementation of ETO system to support grants and program funding requirements
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Public Health or a related field is highly preferred.
  • Experience in social service environments
  • Must have the ability to effectively interface and communicate with people from varying social, economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suites including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are required
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team to accomplish the work of ACFJC while exhibiting flexibility when interacting with clients, team members, and the community or ACFJC partners. 
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic environment, handle multiple deadlines with varying timelines
  • Proficient in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to format, proofread and edit program materials
  • Must have valid state driver's license in good standing
  • Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background screening
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English Preferred


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well-being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

•  Medical – HMO & PPO Plans

•  Dental – HMO & PPO Plans

•  Vision or Vision Reimbursement

•  Share the Savings

•  Basic Life Insurance

•  Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)

•  Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

•  County Allowance Credit

•  Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance

•  Short-Term Disability Insurance

•  Long-Term Disability Insurance

•  Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services

•  Employee Assistance Program


For your Work/Life Balance

•  11 paid holidays

•  Floating Holidays

•  Vacation and sick leave accrual

•  Vacation purchase program

•  Management Paid Leave**

•  Catastrophic Sick Leave

•  Group Auto/Home Insurance

•  Pet Insurance

•  Commuter Benefits Program

•  Guaranteed Ride Home

•  Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership


•  Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)

•  Child Care Resources

•  1st United Services Credit Union


TO APPLY: Access the application by clicking here: DA Application

Please email your resume and completed application to DA Jobs, at .

All applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022.

The District Attorney Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.