SAFE Futures Training Specialist

Austin, TX
Full Time
SAFE Futures
Entry Level

SAFE Futures Training Specialist

SAFE Futures provides education, advocacy, support to survivors of family/domestic violence, human trafficking and/or sexual assault, who are also involved with DFPS and/or the Travis County Family Court systems. The Training Specialist will provide ongoing education and training to SAFE clients, court staff and other collaborating agencies, involved in the family court system, concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the co-occurrence of family violence and child maltreatment.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

  • We need you to fill the role of SAFE Futures Training Specialist. This is a FULL TIME, EXEMPT position to be located at our Grove Street campus. This position will be a hybrid of in-person and remote work. We will pay you an annual salary of $44,000-$46,000, plus a language differential of $3,600 annually, if bilingual.

Key Duties:

  • Conducts ongoing training for SAFE clients related to protective parenting, domestic violence, safety planning, and understanding CPS involvement and requirements.
  • Maintains accurate documentation and program statistics/evaluations to meet requirements of both the agency and grant reporting requirements. Complies with timelines with monthly statistical reports for all relevant parties.
  • Communicate effectively, instills trust and displays a high level of resilience when coordinating with all stakeholders: Travis County Family Court Judges and staff, Child Protective Services staff, Survivors of violence and their children, as well as other involved collaborating agencies.
  • Provide consultation, upon request, on family court cases involving domestic violence to the Presiding and Associate Judges of the 126th District Court. Assists with other tasks in the family court related to domestic and sexual violence as requested by the Presiding and Associate Judges of the 126th District Court.
  • Provide presentations/trainings to court staff, stakeholders, and/or clients, involved in the family court system, concerning the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, the co-occurrence of family violence and child maltreatment, trauma informed services and available community resources.
  • Serve as a resource providing information, referrals and support to survivors of violence.
  • In conjunction with the Program Director, develops training curricula and/or makes recommendations that meet instructional goals and objectives.
  • Formulates training materials and/or utilizes existing curricula and determines instructional methods, utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and workshops.​​​​​​​

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Education or other related field required. Four years of experience in social services and/or delivery of adult education may be substituted for education.
  • Two years’ experience required in the field of Family Violence caused by Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse & Exploitation, Human Trafficking and/or Child abuse and the intersection of the Child Protective Services system and/or the legal system. 
  • Two years' experience required in professional and client training or community education.
  • One year experience preferred in civil or criminal legal services related to Family Court or Family Protective Services.
  • Demonstrate appropriate skill level and capability in the operation of computers, adult education training platforms, and general Microsoft office software programs (TEAMS, outlook, word, excel, power point) and database software.
  • Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three years, or have reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test as well as random drug screens when directed.
  • All employees are required to comply with policies regarding COVID-19, which may be subject to change.  COVID vaccines are still highly recommended, and we encourage employees to get vaccinated if they are able.

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

Please note: All new employees regardless of FTE status will be required to start their employment on either the 1st or 16th of the month and will be required to attend a three-day new employee orientation that is held both in-person and virtually.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of our job openings, please visit our career page.

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