Foster & Adopt Outreach and Support Specialist

  • Austin, TX
  • Full Time
  • Foster and Adopt
  • Experienced

Foster & Adopt Outreach and Support Specialist

Foster and Adopt in Austin (FAIA) seeks a full-time Outreach and Support Specialist. FAIA provides foster care, adoption services, and kinship care to families in Central Texas using trauma informed, trust based curriculum.  The Outreach and Support Specialist provides training and services to families and children in the program to support lasting, healing placements.

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 Outreach and Support Specialist. This is a FULL TIME, EXEMPT position at our Rathgeber Village location.  There is also an expectation for travel and  work in our foster homes, with various organizations, and partners in Austin and surrounding areas.  We will pay you an annual salary of $41,000-$43,000.

Key Duties:

  • Recruits foster and adoptive families from all different backgrounds.
  • Co-leads training, completes logistics of training, and creates training for families.
  • Facilitates quarterly supervisory home visits to foster and adoptive homes.
  • Provides in home clinical support and coaching as needed and assigned.
  • Manages babysitting program for foster families.
  • Conducts background checks of potential foster/adoptive families and their supports.
  • Participates in on-call rotation, providing emergency assistance to families and children.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage emotions and perform in high pressure and/or crisis situation with calm, care, and unconditional positive regard for families and children.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Services field.
  • Three to Five years of experience in working in foster care system role strongly preferred.
  • Training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) strongly preferred.
  • 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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