Shelter Advocate (Temporary Position)

The SAFE Alliance - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)4.4


who WE are

We’re The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.
We’re a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, spanning two beautiful campuses on several acres in beautiful Austin, Texas.
We’re a diverse, passionate group of more than 360 staff with a vision of a just and safe community, free from violence and abuse, and a mission to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
Our staff were named “Every Day Superheroes” by the Austin Chronicle; we’re a three-time Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016 and 2017; and we were named a “Best Nonprofit” in 2017 by the Nonprofit Times.
who YOU are

You’re a strong believer that all people should have lives that are free from violence and abuse.
You’re someone who cares about positive client and customer relations. You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and customer-centric solutions.
You’ve are impeccable decision maker. Your decisions are timely, and they’ll help the organization move forward.
You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.
Your interpersonal skills are on point. You easily relate openly and comfortably with very diverse groups of people.
You’re resilient, rebounding from setbacks and adversity with both poise and ease.
You’re resourceful. You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.
You’re trustworthy. You gain confidence and the trust of others through integrity and forthright honesty.
what WE need YOU to do for us

We need you to fill the role of Temporary Shelter Advocate This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

Meet with Grove shelter residents, assess needs and resources and provide case-management. Utilize direct client assistance, in-kind donations and SAFE resources to support resident stability and ultimately longer term safety.
Work collaboratively with shelter program staff to provide coordinated services within the shelter program
Coordinate services with other SAFE programs in which the shelter client is also enrolled in
Work collaboratively with advocates team to meet the demands of shelter residents and respond to immediate crisis, overall support of shelter operations when necessary and team members.
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
Experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse extremely helpful
Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.
how WE’LL make it worth YOUR while

We will pay you an hourly salary of $15-$16.50/hr
We’ll pay for your medical, life and short-term disability insurance.
We will give you 15 accrued paid time off days in the first year, and 22 days in the second year, capping out at 30 days after year seven.
We’ll pay you for our six agency holidays and four additional personal holidays to be used at your discretion.
We’ll contribute 2% to your 403(b) retirement, and we’ll kick in an additional 1% if you agree to match it.
We understand that you have commitments outside of the workplace, and we’ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.
We’ll offer you discounted day care for your kiddos at our day care center, as enrollment allows.
We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.