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Join a great team at Austin Children's Shelter, a partner organization in LIFT: An Alliance to End Abuse.  ACS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workplace and offering competitive salary and benefits packages.
At ACS we are looking for people who...
  • Care about the safety and well-being of children and families
  • Want a professional and positive work environment
  • Have a positive attitude
how to apply
If you are interested in applying for one of the job openings listed, please download the employment application and email or fax to the contact below.
Send completed application and resume to: 
Human Resources
E-mail: HR@austinchildrenshelter.org
Fax: (512) 852-4421
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open positions
New positions are posted as they become available.  Please Note: Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying ACS application.

Accounting Assistant
Full-time
The Accounting Assistant for The LIFT Alliance (partnership of SafePlace and Austin Children’s Shelter) provides clerical and administrative support to the Finance Program by performing administrative, clerical and basic accounting tasks. Requirements:  Requires high school graduation or GED; At least five years’ experience in an Accounts Payable or similar position, including proficiency with MS Office software and data entry;  Non-profit or complicated coding systems experience preferred; Experience with accounting software, particularly Sage/MIP Accounting software, is advantageous;  10-key proficient and excellent typing skills; Good written and verbal communication skills; Excellent attention to detail; and  Ability to lift/carry heavy file boxes.Download the application.

Child Development Center Assistant Teacher
Full-time
Under supervision from the Child Development Center Director and Lead Teacher in the classroom assigned, the assistant teacher is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional and intellectual development of all children entrusted in their care, and maintains good relationships with the parents or guardians of each child.   

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required.  Minimum of CDA preferred, BA in early childhood or related field a plus.  Experience with children can be substituted for education.
  • Experience in early childhood setting.
  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
  • Judgment and common sense; the ability to respond effectively to crisis situations.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with children
  • Must have or willing to obtain First Aid and CPR training
  • Willingness to continue professional growth by attending trainings/conferences/workshops.
Working Conditions:
The demands described are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Most of the time working inside; occasionally will work outside. Walking, standing, sitting and bending for long periods of time. Lifting of infants and toddlers. Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.

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Bilingual Therapist (Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking)
Full-time
The Therapist is responsible for ensuring that the medical, educational, emotional, and social needs of youth and families in residential and community programs are met and maintained on an individual basis in accordance with policies and procedures, and current federal, state and local Standards, guidelines, and regulations. Perform on-call duties as required.  Spanish fluency required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in social work or other human services field; prefer specialization in children and families. AND
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a case manager and/or therapist in an agency which provides services to children and families. AND
  • Current valid license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
  • Thorough understanding of child development, family systems, at-risk children/families, the dynamics of abuse and neglect, poverty, and the effects of trauma.
  • Experience providing Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Theraplay or similar evidence-based model preferred.
  • Experience in working with varied ethnic groups, and demonstrated cultural competence. 
  • Must be able to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth/families’, staff, and support agencies.
  • Must be able to relate to and work with emotionally upset and at times hostile youth/families’ within the facility. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Effective solution-focused problem-solving skills.
  • Professional and effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate fluently in English AND Spanish.  Sign language proficiency preferred, but not required.
  • Must have basic proficiency in use of computer software including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must pass all criminal history and FBI background checks.
  • Must have Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.

Must submit to pre-employment drug screen and TB test as well as random drug screens when directed. Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles. 
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Care Academy Child Development Center Director

Full-time
Under supervision from the Senior Director of Prevention and Community Services, the Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of all aspects of service delivery; personnel development and supervision; documentation and program reporting; program evaluation; and community networking and outreach.

Qualifications:

  • BA in early childhood education, psychology, social work or related field required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must meet requirements for Texas Child Care Center Director as specified by Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing Division. 
  • A minimum of two years supervisory and management experience in a comparable position.
  • Experience in early childhood setting.
  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability.
  • Judgment and common sense; the ability to respond effectively to crisis situations.
  • Experience working with vulnerable families in crisis or an understanding of dynamics that contribute to child abuse and neglect. 
  • Must take a strengths-based approach to working with families and value caregiver feedback.
  • Dependability and flexibility.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.  Click here for the job description.

Chief Development Officer
Full-time
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a key leadership team member for Austin Children’s Shelter.  This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities and will design and implement a comprehensive development plan to build Austin Children’s Shelter's visibility, impact, and financial resources.  The CDO will have primary responsibility for overseeing the staff and systems needed to raise between $3 - $4 million in annual, operational support for Austin Children’s Shelter through a comprehensive development program which includes major gifts, annual giving, events, direct mail, planned giving, and corporate support.  In addition, the CDO will work closely with the Board of Directors and Development Council in their fundraising and stewardship efforts.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred; eight (8) years of progressively successful development experience preferred; a minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible supervision and management position is required; experience in working with leadership volunteers is required; must pass an FBI criminal background history check drug testing and must provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years. Salary commensurate with experience.  Click here for the job description. 

Director of Human Resources of LIFT Alliance
Full-time
The LIFT Alliance, a partnership between the Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace seeks a Director of Human Resources to lead the Human Resources activities of the organization(s).  Human Resources includes management of all personnel related services, staff training and direct service volunteers.  Responsibilities include developing and implementing policies, programs, systems, services and processes that support and enable the strategic and operational performance of the organization.  In conjunction with the LIFT Alliance Co-CEO’s, the Director develops a comprehensive strategy for the organization (approximately 250 employees) that is in alignment with the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization, with particular focus on attracting, developing and retaining the quantity and quality of staff and volunteer talent required to achieve organizational goals.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or related field required; advanced degree in HR Management, Business Management or related field preferred, and SPHR certification is preferred.  Five to seven years’ human resources management and service delivery experience is required, including advanced generalist skills and proven ability to manage and lead both day-to-day department operations and to navigate organizational issues.  Minimum three years’ management experience.  Salary is commiserate with experience. Download the application.

Cook
Part-time
This position is responsible for meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner; including hot food preparation, cold food preparation, and baking as well as delivery of the meals to the cottages. The food preparation will include operating a variety of kitchen equipment. In addition to the normal kitchen equipment, it will be necessary to use tools to wash, peel, cut, and shred fruits and vegetables, or trim and cut meats. Additional responsibilities include assisting with shopping for groceries when needed and for ensuring that the kitchen is spotless and dishes are washed after use. This is considered a non-exempt position. The work days will be on weekends and the 25 - 34 work hours per week will vary depending on need. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover vacations and have the ability to work independently.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a cook in a restaurant or institutional setting.
  • Experience in residential facilities for children or youth preferred, but not required.
  • Current food handler’s permit.
  • Must pass all criminal history background checks.
  • Must have Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.
  • Must submit to pre-employment drug screen and TB test as well as random drug screens when directed.

Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.  Click here for the job description. 

Training Coordinator

Full-time
Working cooperatively across departments and with management at all levels this person is responsible for the coordination and tracking of all organizational training needs, within the context of contractual and organizational requirements. Individual must be flexible with work hours to work weekends or some evening hours. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, human services or other closely related field.
  • Must pass all criminal history background check required by RCCL standards.
  • Must have Texas driver’s license and provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three (3) years.
  • Must submit to pre-employment drug screen and TB test as well as random drug screens when directed.

Working Conditions:
The demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Most of the time working inside; occasionally will work outside. Walking, standing, sitting and bending for long periods of time.

Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.
Click here for the job description.

Youth Care Worker
Full Time
The Youth Care Worker position at the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Provide direct care programs and services to assigned children. Individual serves as a positive role model for children and youth. Apply approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others. Provide positive reinforcement and support to youth. Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.
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Youth Care Worker

PRN
The Youth Care Worker position at the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment. Provide direct care programs and services to assigned children. Individual serves as a positive role model for children and youth. Apply approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others. Provide positive reinforcement and support to youth. This is a PRN hourly position and the individual must be available to work a minimum of 32 hours per month (4 shifts of 8 hours) and any shift: 1st (6am - 3pm), 2nd (2pm - 11 pm), or 3rd (10pm – 7am). Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.
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Youth Care Worker
Overnight
The Youth Care Worker position at the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) will be directly responsible for monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting to provide a safe and nurturing environment during the overnight shift, 3rd (10pm – 7am). Provide direct care programs and services to assigned children. Individual serves as a positive role model for children and youth. Apply approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors and perform physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others. Provide positive reinforcement and support to youth. Assist in the planning and implementation of individual treatment plan including administration of medication in absence of Youth Care Lead.Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field, preferred. One year full-time direct work experience with children and adolescents who have experienced abuse, neglect or have special needs as a professional, volunteer, or intern in a residential, educational, or institutional setting. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Position requires adherence to Austin Children's Shelter mission, vision, and guiding principles.
Click here for the job description.
job openings with SafePlace:

For SafePlace job openings click on the link below.

www.safeplace.org/Employment

A Cover letter and resume for the open positions should be sent to:
HR Director, PO Box 19454, Austin, TX 78760 or Fax to 512-356-1673 or email them to employment@safeplace.org

 


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