Community Resource Advocate

  • Austin, TX
  • Full Time
  • Community Resource Advocacy
  • Experienced

Community Resource Advocate

Community Resource Advocacy seeks a full-time Advocate. Under the general direction of the Director of Community Resource Advocacy, this position is responsible for specialized and individualized case management and advocacy to survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking that improves survivors’ self- sufficiency. A primary focus is providing short to mid-term case management to obtain housing stability and linkage to support services in the community.

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 Community Resource Advocate. This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position at our Grove Blvd campus. Service delivery will be performed both in person on campus and throughout the Austin metro area with some remote work. We will pay you an annual salary of $42,000-$44,000 depending on experience.

Key Duties:

  • Screen and assess appropriate services for survivors seeking assistance.
  • Provide trauma-informed information and referrals.
  • Assist participants in setting short term goals to gain self-sufficiency including; housing search, budgeting, identifying and seeking needed resources, accessing employment training, life skills, etc. during case management.
  • Possess high level of work ethics with handling confidential client information, appropriately sets professional boundaries, be able to communicate and respond appropriately to the cultural differences among staff and clients.
  • Be able to effectively process and keep up with various grant requirements, manage multiple demands on your attention, and be able to clearly document and maintain client files as directed by funder requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field.
  • At least 1 year experience providing case management or advocacy is required.
  • At least 1 year experience working with homeless population and trauma survivors with co-occurring disorders preferred.
  • Knowledge of sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, and child abuse preferred.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish REQUIRED.
  • Position requires driving. Your own dependable transportation needed.
  • An acceptable driving record; and if in possession of an out-of-state license, obtain a State of Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of beginning employment.
  • 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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