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Rapid Rehousing Advocate

Rapid Rehousing Advocate

The Rapid Rehousing Program Advocate provides individual case management; conducts outreach and intake; provides rental assistance and support services; and works to ensure we provide trauma-responsive, client-centered, and culturally-grounded services to homeless survivors of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and child abuse.

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 Rapid Rehousing Advocate. This is a full time, non-exempt position at our Grove Blvd. Campus and serving clients housed in the community. We will pay you an annual salary of $32,000-35,000.

Key Duties:

  • Responsible for outreach, intake, assessment, and creation of a service plan with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Provide client-driven, trauma-informed case management and service coordination to clients living in scattered-site housing in the community.
  • Offer clients empowerment-based skill building necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Collect income verification, calculate client rent contribution, process rental assistance requests, and provide financial education and budgeting support in an engaging and accessible manner.
  • Work closely in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of service providers.
  • Develop contacts with public and private agencies that provide essential services.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of B.S. in Social Work or related field or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation required. This position will conduct regular home visits and community-based services.
  • Experience providing direct service advocacy or case management services required.
  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking, and child abuse required; familiarity with risk assessment and safety planning required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.

 

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, 6 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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