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.
The MDT Advancement and Support Specialist/Forensic Interviewer works closely with Safe Shores program staff, multidisciplinary team (MDT) partner agencies, and local agency and service providers to coordinate the MDT response to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse in the District of Columbia. Provides enhanced coordination of cases with the Multidisciplinary Team to ensure timely resolutions, efficient communications, and information sharing. Coordinates and tracks the multidisciplinary case review sessions and maintains the scheduling and tracking of forensic interviews. Conducts forensic interviews with children and adolescents alleged to be victims of physical and/or sexual abuse or witnesses to violence and abuse, using research-based interview protocols and techniques in a developmentally appropriate manner to elicit truthful information. This position requires participation in an on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend advocacy/forensic interviewing. 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.