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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.


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.

Special Events Intern
The intern will assist the Special Events Coordinator with a variety of tasks associated with the four major, annual fundraising events, primarily the Gala and Golf Tournament, which occur in the fall. Tasks performed by the intern will include guest list coordination and registration setup for the Gala and Golf Tournament, coordination of in-kind donations for all events, attending event planning committee meetings (when able), comparing bids and placing orders from vendors for each event, and other various administrative duties as needed.
The intern is required to attend the setup and production of the annual Gala on Saturday, October 25th. 
Austin Children's Shelter will provide the intern with his/her own desk and computer.
Intern should be detail-oriented and feel extremely comfortable communicating with people within and outside the agency both in-person and over the phone. Intern should be comfortable and adaptable in high-pressure/changing situations.
The intern should have general working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Excluding the above mentioned events, tasks will primarily be performed during business hours, 9am-5pm, at a time prearranged with the Special Events Coordinator.
Intern(s) must be at least 18 years old.
Please submit resume and cover letter via email by end of business on August 8, 2014
(Due to the sensitive population that our organization serves, if selected for position, candidate must complete and pass a background check, FBI fingerprinting, and both a drug and TB test.)

Youth Care Worker – Full-time, Overnight (10pm – 7am)
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $13.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  This is a third shift, overnight position (10pm – 7am). Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter 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; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying 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; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.  REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children's Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check. PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field. 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. 

 
Youth Care Worker – On Call/PRN
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this On Call/PRN, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $12.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter 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; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying 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; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.  REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children's Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles.  Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check.  PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field. 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.


Youth Care Worker – Full-time, Overnight (10pm – 7am)
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of youth, then this full-time, non-exempt position, which pays an hourly rate of $13.00 may be the perfect fit for you.  This is a third shift, overnight position (10pm – 7am). Youth Care Workers at Austin Children’s Shelter 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; providing direct care programs and services to assigned children; serving as a positive role model for children and youth; applying 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; and providing positive reinforcement and support to youth.  REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from high school or completion of an accredited Graduation Equivalency Degree program. Texas driver’s license and good driving record required. Willingness to adhere to Austin Children's Shelter’s mission, vision, and guiding principles. Ability to pass both a drug screen and FBI fingerprint check. PREFERRED: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor degree in social work, criminal justice or other social sciences field. 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. 
 



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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