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.
Submissions made without a resume attached will not be accepted.
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.
CARES stands for Collaboration, Advocacy, Response and Engagement for Survivors. CARES advocates, case managers, therapists, and drop-in center staff support survivors of exploitation in Central Texas.
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 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.
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 Director of CARES Program. This is a FULL TIME, EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Work in conjunction with Vice President of Housing, Healing and Support Services to assist with interdepartmental planning, agency communication, and provision of integrated services to survivors of human trafficking.
Plan, implement, manage, and evaluate The SAFE Alliance’s CARES Human Trafficking programs and services, including: advocacy; drop in center; case-management; therapy; and all the support services/administrative functions within those services.
Ensure that the program meets the SAFE’s mission, vision and guiding principles.
Manage ambiguity associated with meeting survivor’s needs, while operating efficiently and effectively, meeting performance standards, addressing risk, reducing liability, and addressing the need for individual and communal safety.
Handle CARES staff hiring, termination, and performance management in collaboration with Human Resources and the Vice President.
Work on new and renewed funding for the CARES programs, manage and report multiple funding streams, record and report program outcomes and outputs.
Responsible for recommending annual budgets (operating and capital) for the CARES programs, ensuring that they are operating within budget.
Represent The SAFE Alliance on community coalitions, statewide task forces, and work groups; inform best practices related to human trafficking survivors; maintain SAFE’s vision and leadership within the these groups/task forces and coalitions
Effectively engage in outreach to and education for partners, stakeholders and referring entities within the Austin community and Region, including: law enforcement agencies; hospitals; Department of Family and Protective Services; non-profit organizations; juvenile justice system; schools; and homeless service providers.
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other human services field; Master’s Degree preferred, with a specialization in understanding individuals and families who have experienced violence
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of violence and abuse, homelessness, human trafficking (both minor and adults, sex trafficking and labor trafficking) and of trauma-based responses.
Have experience in the child welfare field and victims services field, preferably with survivors of trafficking.
Have experience working with and managing funding sources, meeting funding requirements, and creating community partnerships.
Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the administration of social service programs including: staff supervision; design and development of complex social service programs; risk and security related to the management of survivors with complex trauma and substance abuse; management of governmental grants; and working within collaborations.
Have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
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 $50,000-$57,000.
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.