Thank you for visiting our Job Board. We believe that adult and child survivors of abuse deserve to be believed, supported, and empowered to rebuild their lives. If you agree with this belief, please review our open positions and apply to the positions that match your qualifications.
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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 an Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; and we were named a “Best Nonprofit” in 2017 by the Nonprofit Times.
what WE need YOU to do for us
We need you to fill the role of Expect Respect Counselor. This is FULL TIME, EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Provide school-based counseling and support groups for students who have been involved in or exposed to any form of violence or abuse
Conduct individual intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling sessions
Facilitate weekly curriculum-based group sessions for students in middle and high schools
Work as part of a team to conduct professional training and prevention activities for youth and adults throughout the school year.
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess an MSW or MA degree in a counseling-related field with appropriate licensure preferred, or equivalent work experience.
Possess knowledge of child development and therapy modalities appropriate for children and teens and knowledge about sexual abuse and effects of domestic violence on children.
Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. Preference for English/Spanish fluency.
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 $41,000-$43,000. 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.
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.
We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.