Community Resource Advocate

Austin, TX
Full Time
Community Resource Advocacy
Entry Level

Community Resource Advocate

Community Resource Advocacy program seeks a full-time Advocate. Under the general direction of the Community Resource Advocacy Manager, 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 $46,000-$48,000 depending on experience.

Key Duties:

  • Screen and assess appropriate services for survivors seeking assistance.
  • Provide in-person client centered, 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 a 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.


  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field or equivalent years' work experience.
  • At least 1 years’ 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.
  • Position requires driving. Your own dependable transportation is needed.
  • Must have all of the following:
    • Valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
    • At least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age.
    • 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 as 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 FTE 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 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. 

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of our job openings, please visit our career page.


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