Educator and Project Coordinator

Austin, TX
Full Time
Disability Services
Mid Level

Educator and Project Coordinator  

The Disability Services Educator and Project Coordinator will work collaboratively with other staff, community members, schools, and provider agencies to develop, coordinate, and implement a replicable trauma-informed sexual assault risk reduction and survivor response program. Our goal is to reduce the incidence of sexual assault and increase responses that support healing and recovery for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. The Educator and Project Coordinator will build collaborative working relationships with people with disabilities, the people in their daily lives, local Special Education Transition Programs, Regional Education Service Centers, and Austin’s disability services systems.

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 creatively to fill the role of Educator and Project Coordinator. This is a Full Time, Exempt position at our Grove Resource Center. Job accountabilities include operating a multi-year grant project designed to reduce the incidence and risks of sexual assault while increasing healing responses to sexual assault survivors for youth and adults with developmental disabilities. The salary will be $40,000 to $43,500 depending upon experience. 

Key Duties:

  • Works collaboratively with Project Director, Project Education and Training Specialist, and other project/program staff and takes lead on day-to-day Sexual Assault Response and Prevention (SARP) project activities.
  • Develops and/or strengthens respectful and trusting relationships with internal and external education and disability services partners.
  • Works with the project Education and Training Specialist, Program Director, and other program staff to develop, adapt, or integrate a new curriculum for use with students with IDD (transition aged 14-18) and adults with disabilities to reduce risks for sexual assault and abuse.
  • Coordinates, convenes, and facilitates information-gathering sessions with a range of stakeholders to obtain input and feedback on the training program, curriculum design, resources, materials, and training. 
  • Collaboratively develops accessible resources and materials that may include posters, short videos, and fact sheets for educators, parents, people with IDD, and community members.
  • Accountable for timely completion of all required documentation and paperwork (timesheets, reimbursement requests, leave requests, TCDD Personnel Activity Forms, etc.) for Disability Services Director and for SAFE. 
  • Demonstrates commitment, professional courtesy, constructive communication, and good judgment in working with all project partners and program leadership and staff to achieve the goals of this initiative and to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of the project.  
  • Adheres to SAFE’s Confidentiality Policy and works with the agency’s mission and vision. Becomes familiar with and complies with SAFE’s guiding principles.
  • Provides assistance and performs other duties as assigned by Disability Services Program Director and in collaboration with project educator and trainer and other project/program staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Requires four-year degree in education, social work, rehabilitation counseling, psychology (clinical or research) or a related field or experience and skills commensurate with degree.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault preferred. 
  • Experience working with community-integrated services and people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities required.
  • Must have public speaking experience and possess professional training skills.
  • Spanish and/or American Sign Language proficiency is a plus for this position, but is not required.
  • Requires reliable transportation for local travel.
  • Sensitivity to issues faced by members of marginalized communities, and a willingness to  work with people of any race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic class, religion, age, nationality, or immigration status.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with a variety of people and groups.
  • Excellent organization, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of service and relationship barriers to people with developmental disabilities and a strong belief in self-determination for all people.
  • Have a valid, State of Texas Driver’s License, and:
    • At least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age; AND an acceptable driving record. If in possession of an out-of-state license, obtain a State of Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of beginning employment.
  • 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.

 

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.

*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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