Austin, TX
Full Time
SAFE Counseling


SAFE Counseling Department seeks two (2) full-time Counselors. The Counselor is responsible for providing survivor-centered and trauma-informed intakes, clinical assessments, crisis intervention and on-going individual, family and group counseling to youth and adult survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence and/or human trafficking. The Counselor also provides advocacy when appropriate.

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 two (2) people to fill the role of Counselor. This is a full-time exempt position at our Grove Blvd. Campus. We will pay you an annual salary of $57,000-$60,000 dependent upon experience. Bilingual candidates will additionally receive an annual language differential of $3600.

Key Duties:

  • Provide survivor-centered and trauma-informed intakes, clinical assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing counseling for adults, children, families and groups through telehealth, in-person at SAFE campuses or offsite at partner agencies in the community.
  • Routinely schedule the required number of direct service hours per week, including clinical evening hours.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills through rapport building with clients and values difference when working with clients from various backgrounds.
  • Provide referrals for community resources, legal resources, mental health services and follow-up counseling when indicated for clients.
  • Comply with mandatory reporting laws.
  • Comply with agency confidentiality policy and handles client information in a sensitive and respectful manner.
  • Prepare accurate and timely case documentation in accordance with agency and departmental documentation guidelines. All documentation must meet the standards of SAFE policy and procedures, state licensing requirements and funding/grant requirements.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in program planning and team-building efforts.


  • Possess a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field.
  • Possess a current clinical license in the state of Texas (LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Associate, LPC, LMFT-Associate, or LMFT).
  • Bilingual (fluent Spanish and English) preferred.
  • Have at least two years of experience providing counseling to adult and child survivors of trauma.
  • Must have knowledge of human development, family systems, and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors and their families.
  • Possess a strong understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and/or human trafficking.
  • Possess a solid understanding of assessment tools, trauma-informed modalities and group dynamics.
  • Experience in working with varied ethnic groups and demonstrated cultural competence.
  • Experience with crisis-intervention preferred.
  • Knowledge of social service, social welfare, mental health, and criminal justice agencies in the Austin area preferred.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test if applicable.
  • 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, 8 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day. 

Please Note: All new employees regardless of employment status will be required to start their employment on either the 1st or 16th of the month and will be required to attend a three-day new employee orientation that is held both in-person and virtually on the first three days of the month.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

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