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Disability Services Educator/Trainer


Disability Services Educator/Trainer

who WE are

  • We’re The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.
  • We’re a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, spanning two beautiful campuses on several acres in beautiful Austin, Texas.
  • We’re a diverse, passionate group of more than 360 staff with a vision of a just and safe community, free from violence and abuse, and a mission to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.
  • Our staff are named “Every Day Superheroes” by the Austin Chronicle; we’re a three-time Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016 and 2017; and we were named a “Best Nonprofit” in 2017 by the Nonprofit Times.

who YOU are

  • You’re a strong believer that all people should have lives that are free from violence and abuse.
  • You’re someone who cares about positive client and customer relations. You build strong relationships, and you deliver effective client and customer-centric solutions.
  • You’ve are impeccable decision maker. Your decisions are timely, and they’ll help the organization move forward.
  • You value differences, recognizing that different perspectives and cultural diversity make the world a better place to be.
  • Your interpersonal skills are on point. You easily relate openly and comfortably with very diverse groups of people.
  • You’re resilient, rebounding from setbacks and adversity with both poise and ease.
  • You’re resourceful. You know how to secure and deploy resources both effectively and efficiently.
  • You’re trustworthy. You gain confidence and the trust of others through integrity and forthright honesty.

what WE need YOU to do for us

We need you to fill the role of Disability Services Project Educator and Trainer. This is a FULL TIME, EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Director, other project staff, and a multidisciplinary team to co-develop and deliver outreach, prevention, and educational activities specifically for sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking survivors with a broad range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental-health related disabilities, and physical disabilities.
  • Develop and deliver training to the community’s disability service and advocacy organizations;
  • Co-develop and co-deliver cross training activities among project partners. Work collaboratively with partner agencies to select content or develop and deliver cross-trainings on these four crimes.
  • Conduct research on current best practices for purpose of co-designing, developing and delivering 3 ongoing new mobile psychoeducational/holistic service groups.
  • Identify and adapt healing and stress-reducing activities and exercises for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence/stalking that are relevant and helpful for adults with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities.
  • Provide risk reduction education with domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking survivors with disabilities living in or spending their days in staffed settings (group homes, state supported living centers, day habilitation programs, state hospitals).
  • Conduct outreach and education to provider agencies and local disability community on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking against people with disabilities to reduce risks of these crimes,
  • Work closely with program director and the project’s technical writer to increase outreach and education to survivors of these crimes with disabilities using social media and the development of educational rack cards.
  • Primary responsibility will be coordinating, conducting and working with staff from two partner agencies in the community to psychoeducational group members.
  • This position will be instrumental for incorporating the beginnings of a new mobile healing services component to SAFE’s array of victim services.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check)
  • Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.

to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to

  • Have experience working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, experience working with disability providers, people with disabilities, developing and delivering educational activities & providing outreach/prevention & psycho-education in victim and disability service settings, bilingual preferred.
  • Maintain a culturally sensitive and respectful approach by valuing the differences of individuals with a broad range of disabilities including intellectual and developmental. 
  • Display a high level of resiliency by adapting to necessary changes or unforeseen circumstances in project planning and implementation to ensure all goals for a federally funded grant are exceptionally well-met.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently to follow through with assigned tasks in a timely manner, and thoroughly complete all required documentation with honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Maintain accountability through weekly supervision which helps ensure you are keeping up with required project goals, objectives, activities and documentation for Disability Services, SAFE and the project’s federal funding agency.

how WE’LL make it worth YOUR while

  • We will pay you an annual salary of $34,000 - $36,500
  • We’ll pay for your medical, life and short-term disability insurance.
  • We will give you 15 accrued days of paid time off in the first year, and 22 days in the second year, capping out at 30 days after year seven.
  • We’ll pay you for our six agency holidays and four additional personal holidays to be used at your discretion.
  • We’ll contribute 2% to your 403(b) retirement, and we’ll add an additional 1% if you agree to match it.
  • We understand that you have commitments outside of the workplace, and we’ll do our very best to offer you some flexibility in your work schedule.
  • We’ll offer you discounted day care for your kiddos at our day care center, as enrollment allows.
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.



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