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 Assistant Teacher (2 year old room). This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Collaborates with director and co-teacher to develop and implement a curriculum and classroom activities that are child-focused
Values differences and effectively works to cultivate relationships with children, parents, co-workers, and supervisors
Works resiliently and resourcefully to develop and implement a schedule of activities which meet the physical, emotional, social and cognitive needs of the children. These will include both indoor and outdoor activities as well as individual and group activities
Makes quality decisions that support the appropriate development of all the children in their care; has effective solution-focused problem-solving skills and the ability to make independent decisions when warranted
Is flexible and willing to help and support other staff members as necessary
Ensures that the children are properly supervised at all times. Communicates with director and co-teacher to ensure classroom coverage from open to close and works
cooperatively with lead teacher to ensure care of children. Maintains Texas DFPS Licensing required ratios at all times
Conducts initial and ongoing assessment of student and family needs in conjunction with other Family Tree staff
Identifies educational and behavioral goals of individual children and groups of children and implements curriculum that actualizes goals, engaging in ongoing evaluation and adjustment as a team
Supports appropriate documentation, including writing individual goals for children, and monitors progress towards goals
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess a CDA or working toward a CDA or degree in early childhood education or related field
Have at least one year experience working with young children.
Pre-service training in Texas Minimum Standards for Childcare
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 annual salary of $12.50 to $13.50 hourly.
We’ll pay for your medical, life and short-term disability insurance, if eligible.
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. Pro-rated to your position if not a full time employee.
We’ll pay you for our six agency holidays and four additional personal holidays to be used at your discretion. Pro-rated to position if not a full time employee.
After your first year of employment working a minimum of 1000 hours, 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 provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.
All SAFE employees are eligible to enroll their children in our Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Program (ages 3 months to 5 years, space permitting). Priority is given to full-time employees.
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.