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.
The SAFE Alliance strives to employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, which mirror the populations we serve. We comply with laws prohibiting discrimination in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff or discharge on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability—either mental or physical.
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Please do not call to check on the status of your application. You will hear from our Human Resource department even if you are not selected to be a finalist.
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 four-time Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016, 2017, ans 2018; 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 Child Development Aide. This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Assist in the supervision of children ages 3 months to 5 years
Support classroom teachers by performing tasks in a timely and thorough manner, including diapering, feeding, soothing, and playing with children
Follow DFPS Licensing Minimum Standards at all times
Communicate in a professional and respectful manner with co-workers, supervisors, and parents
Work with Curriculum Support Director to observe, evaluate, children who need social-emotional support
Work one on one or in small groups with children who need social-emotional support
Form positive, trusting, and nurturing relationships with the children in your care
Seek out and obtain trainings regarding trauma, social-emotional development, general child development, etc.
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess a high school diploma or GED (required,) CDA certificate or Associate's degree preferred
Have 2 years of experience working in a licensed child care center
Speak, read, and write Spanish fluently
Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check)
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/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.