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Deaf SHARE Advocate/Educator

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 were named “Every Day Superheroes” by the Austin Chronicle; we’re a two-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 Deaf SHARE Advocate/Educator. This is a FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Exercise exceptional decision quality during screening/eligibility for services
  • Provide short and mid-term client/customer focused case management and advocacy to survivors.
  • Exercise resourcefulness when providing information and referrals
  • Assist participants in acquiring skills necessary to maintain independent housing
  • Possess high level of work ethics with handling confidential client information
  • Able to use a high level of interpersonal skills to interact tactfully with employees at all levels concerning sensitive issues.
  • Value differences and responds appropriately to the cultural differences present among the organization's service population and staff.  Sensitive to various ethnic and social backgrounds, beliefs and values
  • Build positive relationships/partnerships, instilling trust, with the local Deaf community and plan public awareness and training/education events
  • Provide training to hearing professionals on Deaf culture/sensitivity and providing trauma-informed services.
  • Assist with social media activities to engage the Deaf community.
  • Conduct evaluation activities of trainings/presentations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Deaf SHARE team and other hearing staff to achieve program goals.
  • Maintain resilience when crisis arise concerning participants service needs

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

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or other related field.
  • Two years’ experience in human services is required; however, two years of professional experience in human services may be substituted for each year of bachelor’s level education.
  • Fluency in American Sign Language and life experience and knowledge of Deaf culture.
  • Experience working with a variety of Deaf people (grass roots, Deaf, hard of hearing, Deaf/blind, Deaf with disabilities, late deafened, female and male youth, adults, LGBTQI, etc.)
  • Have experience in planning and conducting interactive trainings/presentations.
  • Have prior experience working in a victim service organization (preferred).
  • Have professional experience with social media management and captioning (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 $31,200-$33,280.
  • 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.
  • 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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