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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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.
Provides (without charge to client or encumbrance of insurance) therapeutic services to help children and caregivers cope with and recover from experiences of child sexual or physical abuse or exposure to other violent crimes. This is currently an 80% in-person, direct service position and may require occasional evening (until 8pm) work hours. The incumbent is required to participate in the on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend advocacy/clinical crisis intervention services. This position requires mandatory reporting for child abuse and neglect under the District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
Working in a child-friendly facility, housing several public and private agencies, the Healthy Relationships Project intern’s role will be to support staff within the Prevention and Outreach Department with the Healthy Relationships Project. The Healthy Relationship Project (HRP) is a child sexual abuse primary prevention program for children in grades Pre-K through 5th and their parents/caregivers. The project is funded by the Center for Disease Control in partnership with Northeastern University to evaluate the efficacy of the Healthy Relationships Project. The Healthy Relationships Project intern will assist the Healthy Relationships Project Manager with project rollout in selected schools through various phases of project implementation. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to collecting and organizing data for project schools and collaborating with the Healthy Relationships Project Manager to deliver project events. This position is a mandated reporter for child abuse and neglect under District of Columbia Statute § 4-1321.02.
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.