Thank you for visiting our Job Board. We believe that adult and child survivors of abuse deserve to be believed, supported, and empowered to rebuild their lives. If you agree with this belief, please review our open positions and apply to the positions that match your qualifications.
The SAFE Alliance strives to employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, which mirror the populations we serve. We comply with laws prohibiting discrimination in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff or discharge on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability—either mental or physical.
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Please do not call to check on the status of your application. You will hear from our Human Resource department even if you are not selected to be a finalist.
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 were named “Every Day Superheroes” by the Austin Chronicle; we’re an Austin-American Statesman’s “Top Workplace” winner for years 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; 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 SAFE Legal Intake Advocate. This is a full time, non-exempt position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:
Serve as an on-site resource at the Travis County District Attorney’s Office providing client-focused advocacy, counseling and referrals for victims in felony domestic violence assault cases prosecuted by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Serve as liaison between the SAFE Alliance and the Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Conduct victim contacts within 24-48 business-hours from receiving case information
Assess victims’ short and long-term safety concerns and assess if case qualifies as “high-risk” and offer on-the-spot safety planning
Consult with walk-in crisis clients to support Family Violence Unit team members
Communicate effectively and professionally with attorneys, court staff and the judiciary when advocating on behalf of SAFE clients
to be successful in this role, WE’LL need YOU to
Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other related field or equivalent experience and training. Master’s in Social Work preferred.
Three years’ social work or counseling experience in a human services agency or a criminal justice system agency. Experience providing one-on-one advocacy to survivors of violence highly preferred.
One year of training or community education experience preferred.
Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.
how WE’LL make it worth YOUR while
We will pay you an annual salary of $33,000 - $36,000.
We’ll pay for your medical, life and short-term disability insurance.
We will give you 15 accrued paid time off days 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 kick in 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.
All SAFE employees are eligible to enroll their children in our Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Program (ages 3 months to 5 years, space permitting). Priority is given to full-time employees.
We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.
The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, LGBTQ+ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English.