Summer Children’s Advocate

  • Austin, TX
  • Temporary
  • Children's Services
  • Entry Level

Summer Children’s Advocate

Children’s Services Program seeks a full time Children’s Advocate. A primary focus is assisting in providing therapeutic, educational, social and recreational programming for children residing in SAFE’s Family Shelter, Community Shelter and onsite Supportive Housing Program through a yearlong after school program and summer enrichment program. The FT Children’s Advocate will also assist in case management/advocacy and will carry a caseload between 5-10 families. Other duties as assigned.

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 Black, Indigenous, and 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 Summer Children’s Advocate. This is a 10 week temporary Full Time (40hr/wk) or Part Time (~25hr/wk), non-exempt position at our Grove location with face to face services. The work week consists of Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm with possibility of some evening times. We will pay you an hourly salary of $17.00.

Key Duties:

  • Transport to and from offsite campuses to our Summer Program site.
  • Plan and implement therapeutic, recreational, and social programming to children residing in our Grove Campus emergency shelter and supportive housing program.
  • Provide case management to children and families residing in the Grove Campus emergency shelter and supportive housing program.
  • Serve as a role model for positive interaction with children.
  • Seek and utilize additional resources within the community to create additional services for children.
  • Work with other shelter and supportive housing teams to provide parents with information and observations about children.


  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, child development or related field; OR, equivalent work, volunteer or life experiences preferred
  • 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.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • 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.

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