Children’s Advocate

Austin, TX
Full Time
Children's Services
Entry Level

Children’s Advocate

Children’s Services Program seeks a full time Children’s Advocate. A primary focus is assisting in providing therapeutic, educational, social and recreational programming for children residing in SAFE’s Family Shelter, Community Shelter and onsite Supportive Housing Program through a yearlong after school program and summer enrichment program. The Children’s Advocate will also assist in case management/advocacy and will carry a caseload between 10-15 families.

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 Children’s Advocate. This is a full-time, non-exempt position at our Grove Location. We will pay you an hourly salary of $18.00-19.00 based on experience. Candidates who are bilingual in the English and Spanish languages are eligible for a language differential.​​​​​​​

Key Duties:

  • Plan and implement therapeutic, recreational, and social programming to children residing in our Grove Campus emergency shelter, our community shelter (operates under a scattered site model) and supportive housing program.
  • Plan and implement psycho-educational groups for children participating in general support, LifeSkills, and peer support groups.
  • Provide case management to children and families residing in the Grove Campus emergency shelter, supportive housing program and Community Shelter that operates on a scattered model.
  • Serve as a role model for positive interaction with children.
  • Seek and utilize additional resources within the community to create additional services for children.
  • Work with other shelter and supportive housing teams to provide parents with information and observations about children.

Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, education, child development or related field; or equivalent life and/or work experiences.
  • Bilingual Preferred (Spanish/English) but not required.
  • Preference of 1 year experience working with children and a high preference for applicants that have worked in a residential program, with homeless youth, or children that have experienced violence/abuse.
  • 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.​​​​​​​

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.

Share

Apply for this position

Required*
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.