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Join a great team at Austin Children's Services, a partner organization in LIFT: An Alliance to End Abuse.  ACS is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workplace.
Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth? If so, 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

In addition to a competitive salary, LIFT Alliance also offers the following array of attractive benefits to full-time staff:

  • Fully-paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 15 accrued PTO days in the first year
  • Six agency holidays, and four additional personal holidays to be determined by the employee
  • 403(b) with 2% agency contribution, and 1% matching after one year
  • Flexible work schedule
  • On-site daycare
  • Amazing work environment where you get to make a difference every day!

Part-time employees who work at least 30 hours pere week earn benefits on a pro-rated basis.

 

How to Apply
All applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter in order to be considered for a postion. If you are interested in one of the job openings listed, please send your resume and a cover letter by email or fax to the contact below.  

Human Resources
E-mail: HR@austinchildrenshelter.org

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Open Positions
New positions are posted as they become available.  Please Note: Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter in order to be considered.

Accounting Coordinator
$36,000 – $38,000 year
The Accounting Coordinator 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 reconciliation of general ledger accounts, generating reports as assigned, 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.

Bilingual Therapist (Bilingual Spanish-English Speaking)
Full-time
Do you have a Master’s degree, your LCSW or LPC, and at least two years of experience as a case manager or therapist? If you answered “YES” to these questions, this may be the perfect position for you! This position 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 assigned.


Care Academy/Finance Administrative Coordinator

Are you administratively- savvy with at least three years' experience in a fast-paced, clerical role? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $14.00 to $15.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

This position is responsible for the regular and on-site duties associated with the administration of financial functions at ACS and the administrative functions of the Care Academy. S/he will be located at the Care Academy and will dually report to the Care Academy Director and the Chief Financial Officer.


Child Development Assistant Teacher
Under supervision from the Child Development Center Director and Lead Teacher in the classroom, 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.


Cook

Part-time (24-32 hours per week)
Do you have a minimum of a High School Diploma, and at least two years’ experience cooking for a restaurant or in an institutional setting? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this part-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $10.00 to $11.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

Austin Children’s Services, is seeking a Part-Time Cook. 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. Individual must be flexible with work hours to cover vacations and have the ability to work independently.

IT Support Specialist
Do you a minimum of a High School diploma (Bachelor’s degree preferred), and at least two years' relevant computer experience? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly salary of $14.00 to $16.00 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

The LIFT Alliance is seeking an IT Support Specialist. 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.

Outreach Specialist
Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood development or related field (Master’s degree preferred)?  If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this 14-month, grant-funded, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $30,000 to $33,000 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you. There is potential for the initial funding for this position to extend for an additional 14-month period.

Austin Children’s Services is seeking an Outreach Specialist. The Outreach Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive outreach plan to identify and recruit families to participate in various child abuse prevention programs; conducting outreach/intake visits to identify family needs and make referrals to appropriate services; representing agency at family events and other community events/meetings to raise awareness about availability of services; advocating for parents and children when appropriate and assisting in identifying/facilitating referrals to other support service programs.

Parent Child Specialist
Full Time
Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood development or related field (Master’s degree preferred)?  If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $36,000 to $38,000 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

The Parent Child Specialist is responsible for providing an array of educational and support services to families and children ages 0-5 that are at increased risk for child abuse and neglect. This will include developing family service plans, parent goals, and child goals and implementing services to effectively reach goals.   Services to be provided will include evidence-based home visitation and group parent education classes.  This may also include working with children in other appropriate settings (child care centers, therapeutic settings, etc.). The Parent Child Specialist will assume the role of advocate for the parent and the child when appropriate.  They will assist in assessing unmet needs and facilitate referrals to other support service programs.

Senior Director of Prevention and Outreach Services
Full Time
Do you have a Master's degree in Social Work or other human services-related field, and at least five years' experience in social services programming? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this full-time, exempt position, which pays an annual salary of $60,000 to $70,000 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you.

Austin Children’s Services, a founding partner in the LIFT Alliance, is seeking a Senior Director of Prevention and Outreach Services. This position is responsible for leading all prevention and outreach services and activities of Austin Children's Services including Strong Start and Care Academy. S/he will be responsible for supervision of program staff and activities and will work collaboratively with other service providers and governmental agencies to ensure client, community and agency goals are met. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and articulate strategic direction for prevention and outreach while also working to ensure specific program protocol and objectives are defined and met.


Teen Parent/Early Childhood Program Director
Temporary Position
Do you a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a social services-related field (Master’s degree preferred), and at least five years' relevant experience in social services programming, with at least one of those years in a supervisory capacity? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then this temporary (with the potential to go regular, full-time), exempt position, which pays a semi-monthly salary of $1750 to $1875 (based on experience and qualifications) may be the perfect fit for you. Currently this position is slated to begin work on or around July 1, 2014, and end work on or around September 26, 2014.

Austin Children’s Services is seeking a Teen Parent/Early Childhood Program Director. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of Youth Care staff and some case management duties in his/her assigned program. Supervisory duties include evaluation, training and leadership of the Youth Care staff.  In addition, this individual will be responsible for overseeing and developing therapeutic milieu programming.  This individual will be accountable for reporting any critical issue or risk management situations with clients, staff, or the public to the Senior Director of Residential Services. Case management responsibilities include ensuring that the medical, educational, emotional, and social needs of the residents are met and maintained on an individual basis. Perform clinical on-call duties as required. 


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.

 
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.


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.
 


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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