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Now Recruiting for the Following Positions:
Accounting Associate - $35,000 - $40,000/Year
The Accounting Associate supports financial aspects of government and philanthropic grant and reimbursement functions of LIFT Alliance and is responsible for grants and reimbursement budgeting, billing, reporting, revisions, and file maintenance. Responsibilities include account reconciliation and support of payable, receivable and payroll functions. Requirements: Degree in accounting or equivalent experience in a related position; Knowledge of governmental and philanthropic grant programs with relevant job experience; Good working knowledge of accounting software capabilities; Knowledge of Sage-MIP Fund Accounting software preferred. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Ability to take initiative in addressing issues that need improvement. Ability to work unsupervised with effective communication. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
Resident Advisor– Part-time/Full-time $12.02 - $12.26/Hour
The primary responsibilities of the Resident Advisor (RA) are to provide crisis intervention and referrals on the hotline and resident assistance to those in the Family Shelter. Approves admission to both shelters in accordance with SafePlace policies and procedures. Provides front desk coverage (answering incoming calls, responding to intercoms, assisting residents at front desk, etc.) in between hotline calls as needed. Provides shelter intake to incoming shelter clients and helps client move and settle into shelter. Participates in volunteer training when needed. Requirements: B.A in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience. 1-2 years crisis counseling experience preferred. Ability to respond to clients, on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner. Ability to problem-solve and diffuse crises under pressure. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills. Positions open:
Part-time Weekend Evening Resident Advisor
English/Spanish Bilingual Required
Part-time Overnight Resident Advisor
English/Spanish Bilingual Required
Fulltime Evening Resident Advisor
Tues—Fri 3PM—11PM and Sat 11AM—7PM
English/Spanish Bilingual Preferred
Expect Respect Counselor – through May 31, 2014 – Part-time - $7,000.00 - $7,700.00 Year
The Expect Respect Counselor provides educational support groups for girls on the topic of healthy relationships for youth who have experienced dating abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. Provides individual intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling sessions, weekly school-based group sessions for young women in middle and high schools utilizing the Expect Respect curriculum. Works as part of a team to conduct professional training and prevention activities for youth and adults throughout the school year. Requirements: MSW or MA degree in a counseling-related field with appropriate licensure preferred, or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of child development and therapy modalities appropriate for children and teens. Knowledge about sexual abuse and effects of domestic violence on children. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Preference for English/Spanish fluency. This position is temporary through the end of May 2014.
IT Support Specialist - $12.00 to $14.00/Hour
This position will work directly with employees to provide technical services and resolve computing problems by answering questions in person, via telephone or from remote location. Responsibilities include a wide range of computer related tasks such as installing and troubleshooting software and hardware, training on how to use computer hardware, software, printing, electronic mail, operating systems, and routine network operations. This is a full-time position with the expectation the employee is present during standard work hours, with occasional time after work hours or on weekends as needed. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover when supervisors are out of the office and have the ability to work independently. This position is split between the locations of the LIFT Alliance partners, with the exact division of hours being at the discretion of the supervisors but with the general expectation that they will be divided roughly equally. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or information systems preferred; Minimum of two years relevant computer experience; Ability to troubleshoot computer and related equipment; Proficiency in the use of a personal computer, and in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and office management software; Must pass a criminal background history check through the Department of Safety, as well as Central Registry; Must submit to and pass random drug and alcohol screens as directed; Must provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years .
Community Advocacy Director – $45,000/Year with adjustment for experience
The Community Advocacy Director develops community advocacy programs and participates in systems level planning and evaluation processes. Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work or related field preferred; Demonstrated successful experience in managing social service programs and two (2) years’ experience supervision of staff; Demonstrated experience and initiative in program development and design; Excellent public speaking, writing and analytical skills for reports, presentations, and advocacy materials; Knowledge of issues related to violence against women, sexual assault, and domestic violence; and Experience working with law enforcement, legal, judicial, health care systems and state agencies preferred.
Survivor Advocate - $28,310/Year ($28,810/Year if Spanish speaking)
The Survivor Advocate serves as a caseworker to clients requesting services from SafePlace and assists with their immediate and concrete needs through information and referral, advocacy, case management, and providing training/education on topics related to self-sufficiency. The position serves clients and their families who have experienced sexual assault and/or domestic violence and works with community collaboration programs such as the Passages program. Additionally, the advocate assists clients with issues relating to the legal system, employment, child care, housing, medical, mental health and substance abuse. Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or relevant life experience; two years’ experience in case management or advocacy, knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues, and strong knowledge of services delivery system for women and children preferred. Fluent Spanish-speaking required.
Relief Staff At Shelter – Resident Advisors - $10.00 - $10.50/HR
Relief staff Residents Advisors provide relief coverage at the Shelter Front Desk, during various shifts (this includes days, overnights, evenings, weekends). Primary duties include monitoring security gates and cameras, completing intakes with new residents, answering hotline calls, gathering basic needs for clients, providing crisis intervention and conflict resolution for residents and their children, and other duties as assigned. Requirements: B.A. in Social Work or related field or relevant life experience, work, volunteer experience. 1 to 2 years crisis intervention experience preferred. Ability to respond to callers and shelter residents on the telephone and in person, in a constructive and supportive manner. Ability to problem-solve and provide conflict resolution. Knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Light clerical skills essential. Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred.
Expect Respect Counselor (Control School Districts) - $13,000 - $14,000 Year
Grant funded position available January 2 – May 31, 2014 The Expect Respect Counselor (CSD) provides individual safety assessment and counseling for students in middle and high schools in Austin and surrounding areas. This position assists school personnel in identifying and responding to youth exposed to violence or abuse and provides short term counseling, education and referral as needed. The Expect Respect Counselor participates in data collection as part of a 4-year program evaluation funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Requirements: MSW or MA degree in a counseling-related field with appropriate licensure preferred. Experience working with teens. Knowledge of child development and therapy modalities appropriate for teens. Knowledge about sexual abuse and effects of domestic violence on children. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Preference for English/Spanish fluency. This position is grant-specific and time limited.
Deaf Services Counselor - $17,250/Year (20/hours per week)
Responsible for intake, clinical/risk assessment and counseling for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind adult and child survivors of sexual and domestic violence and their families. Counselor will provide intake, crisis intervention, individual, group and family counseling as needed. Requirements: Life experience or extensive knowledge of Deaf culture. Knowledge of human development, family systems and appropriate therapy modalities for sexual and domestic violence survivors required. Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field required. Half-time position (20 hrs. per week) includes working 1 evening per week. Nonresidential counseling setting. Must be fluent in American Sign Language. Deaf encouraged to apply.
Part Time Resource Case Advocate/ $13,500 Per Year/Part Time – 20 hours/ Friday through Monday
Ideal candidate would be responsible for providing case management services at a supervised visitation center that includes coordination of family’s services that accounts for the safety of children who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic violence and their non-custodial parent. Problem solve with clients, address concerns, follow the progress of a case, and if appropriate, report to the court. Maintain contact with parents receiving services. Assess child and family needs to develop a service plan with referrals and access to advocates that addresses the needs of the family. Establish supportive relationship with child’s parents in order to provide parent intervention when necessary and appropriate.Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related field. Bilingual required. Good written and oral communication. Ability to work on weekends. Have an understanding of the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, stalking, dating violence, and child abuse
Substitute Teacher - $10.00/hour
The Substitute Teacher is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual development of all the children entrusted in their care. Maintains good relationships with the parents of each child. Requirements: Must have a minimum of a high school diploma, CDA or 12 plus hours in child development/early education or related field preferred; At least one year experience working with children 3 months to 5 years of age; Must have or be willing to obtain First Aid and CPR training. Please submit application or resume and cover letter.
Weekday Bilingual Sexual Assault Hospital Advocacy Specialist
Part-time (one week a month) contract with SafePlace. $50 for weeklong on-call availability and $15.00 /hour for time worked.Bilingual (Spanish/English) contractor needed to provide weekday hospital accompaniment to recent adult and adolescent sexual assault survivors in Travis County. Specialist provides face-to-face crisis intervention, support and information regarding medical and legal options in English AND Spanish. Provides backup to volunteer advocates who are first on-call and offers guidance and support to them over the phone. May accompany and mentor new volunteer advocates who are completing buddy shifts. Applicant for this contract should have minimum one year experience working with sexual assault survivors. Must be able to arrive at St David's at 919 E 32nd St in Austin within 30 minutes of dispatch. Bilingual Spanish-English speaker required. Specialist is dispatched on personal cell phone, applicants with smart phones preferred. Must commit to completing minimum 1-year contract.
Shift is 1 week long beginning Monday morning at 7am and ending Friday night at 11pm. Specialist is on-call between the hours of 7am and 11pm Monday through Friday. Specialist reports to the SafePlace Sexual Assault Advocacy Manager.
Interviews will commence in January. Spring training dates are:
Mon, 3/17/14, 6-9pm
Wed, 3/19/14, 6-9pm
Mon, 3/24/14, 6-9pm
Wed, 3/26/14, 6-9pm and
Sat, 3/29/14, 10am – 1pm
All 5 sessions take place at SafePlace. The week of March 31, there will be 3 different days that a tour of the hospital’s emergency department is offered from 7-8pm. You will choose 1 of the 3 available tours in order to complete training. You are compensated $50 to complete the 16-hour training.
Please submit cover letter and resume to
Ix Chel Morrison at IMorrison@SafePlace.org
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