At Safe Shores, our work is all about PEOPLE. Therefore, we center people in our programming, services, policies, practices, and operations. Which people? The children and families we serve AND the people who do the work, our staff. How? For our trauma-impacted clients, by honoring the humanity of every individual, delivering high-quality services tailored to their specific needs, which includes giving them the time and attention they need. For our staff, by listening, offering excellent benefits, paying competitive salaries, providing remote work flexibility (depending on the position), investing in professional development, pursuing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), encouraging and facilitating self-care and wellness, prioritizing progress over perfection, and building a team of smart, dedicated professionals who know that Safe Shores’ mission is best accomplished when we show up as our whole selves, support one another, and regularly experience joy. Joy working with young victims of crime? Absolutely, yes! Mining joy is essential to offering hope, helping clients heal, and promoting individual/organizational sustainability. To learn more and/or to apply, please see the available positions listed here.
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Bilingual (Spanish) Child and Adolescent Therapist
The Bilingual (Spanish) Child and Adolescent Therapist provides therapeutic services to help children and caregivers cope with and recover from experiences of child sexual or physical abuse or exposure to other violent crime. The incumbent is required to participate in the on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend clinical crisis intervention services. This position requires mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect under the District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
Bilingual (Spanish) Prevention Specialist
Working primarily with the Spanish-speaking community raising awareness of the prevalence and impact of child abuse; educates the community about the steps to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse; and engages individuals to take action to protect children. Occasional evening and/or weekend availability may be required. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02
Client Advocacy Services Coordinator
The Client Advocacy Services Coordinator fulfills a dual administrative and direct services role within the Client Advocacy Services department at Safe Shores. One component of the role is acting within the capacity of a Client Advocate, while the remaining duties for the role involve providing administrative and operations support and coordination of services within the Client Advocacy Services department.
The Client Advocacy Services Coordinator works directly with non-offending caregivers, child and teen victims (ages 3 – 17), and their siblings. The focus of advocacy is to help reduce trauma for the child and family members and to support cases in achieving the best outcomes. Additionally, this position is responsible for ongoing administrative and programmatic coordination and support tasks to ensure the overall program’s efficiency, organization, and readiness and ensure the seamless provision of services to meet clients’ needs. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02.
The Prevention Specialist works primarily with the community raises awareness of the prevalence and impact of child abuse; educates the community about the steps to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child abuse; and engages individuals to take action to protect children. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
Teen Advocate (Contract)
This is a contract position. The Contract Teen Advocate is responsible for providing 24-hour advocacy, crisis intervention and short-term case management services to youth (ages 13-17) victims and their non-offending family members as desired. Contract Teen Advocates may be the first point of contact for victims of sexual assault. The focus of teen advocacy support is to help reduce trauma for youth while informing them of their rights and options. The Contract Teen Advocate helps youth identify and access services the youth may need, acting as a liaison with other agencies and service providers and supporting them throughout the investigative process as needed. In accordance with the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2019, this position will respond to youth in community settings such as hospitals or law enforcement agencies, as well as working from an office setting. This position will be required to respond in-person and virtually, dependent upon client needs and preferences. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation for after-hours, holiday and weekend support. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute §4-1321.02 and when not acting within a role that would provide an exemption to this mandate.
Safe Shores is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Safe Shores’s commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers. As such, Safe Shores expects all employees to respect and be sensitive to DEI and the cultural differences of applicants, other employees, and those we serve.
In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions; breastfeeding; reproductive health decisions), age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), victim of intrafamily offense, source of income, place of residence or business, uniformed service member status, veteran status, and any other basis protected by federal or District of Columbia law. Safe Shores also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Safe Shores’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.