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At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued. 

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Employment Opportunities

  • Client Support Staff - Oconee Shelter (Full-Time)

    Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for and empowering victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. We offer a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing, as well as teen dating violence education and community outreach in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued.

    Job description for Client Support Staff

    This position is responsible for following day-to-day policies/protocols to maintain the well-being and safety of clients and their children in a domestic violence shelter. The client support staff works independently during evenings and weekends, but is part of the overall shelter operations team.

    The responsibility of this staff person is to assure that clients and their children have basic necessities and to ease the stress of community living for clients and their children. They are tasked with assuring clients are oriented to the shelter environment and that they understand and follow client shelter guidelines.

    The client support staff person must be able to work calmly and independently while managing multiple priorities in an intermittently challenging environment.

    The client support staff must display interpersonal skills to be able to provide emotional support for victims of domestic violence. Examples of tasks are: answering the Safe Harbor crisis line and working with shelter clients on managing the day-day stressors of living in community living shelter. The client support staff must effectively manage crises that arise from clients who have experienced trauma, including de-escalation and conflict resolution.

    The client support staff, along with the community living team, provides opportunities for shelter clients to enjoy their shelter stay by organizing and facilitating opportunities for fun activities, such as movie nights and birthday celebrations.

    Qualifications:

    High School Diploma or GED

    Passion for serving others

    Experience in working in a high stress environment

    Ability to pass contingent screening of criminal background check and drug test

    The candidates for Client Support Staff must possess:

    Capacity and willingness to follow agency/shelter processes and procedures.

    Basic computer skills

    Strong customer service and problem-solving skills

    The ability to be self-directed and to work independently within a shelter setting as well as supporting and participating in the shelter operations team

    Excellent verbal and written communication among a diverse group of individuals

    Flexibility

    The ability to work well with individuals in crisis, as well as, to calmly and objectively address clients who are experiencing trauma effects, including substance use, mental health concerns and/or disruptive behaviors: to use compassionate accountability to assure the overall well-being and safety of all shelter clients

    Hours:

    40 hours per week: days vary; hours during the week are 2nd or 3rd shift. Weekend hours vary to include 8a to 4p, 4p to 12a or 12a to 8am

    COVID-19 Precaution(s):

    Remote interview process

    Personal protective equipment provided or required

    Plastic shield at workstations

    Social distancing guidelines in place

    Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

    Reduced number of clients in shelter program

    Highly qualified and motivated candidates may apply by providing a resume and a cover letter to: employment@safeharborsc.org.

  • Community Counselor (Full-Time)

    Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. We offer a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing, as well as teen dating violence education and community outreach in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Community Counselor are critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission. This position requires a strong desire to serve and empower others. This is an excellent position for someone seeking to use their counseling/social work skills to assist with walk alongside victims of domestic violence in a trauma-informed manner.

    Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare Community Counselor for their responsibilities. This is a full time salaried position eligible for full benefits.

    Essential Duties Include:

    • Provide assessments, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, case management, legal and community advocacy, safety planning and education on the dynamics of Domestic Violence for clients.
    • Provide advocacy for clients and collaborate with other community systems in order to assist clients in navigating through barriers and obstacles.
    • Facilitate meaningful and appropriate psycho-educational and therapeutic group counseling sessions for clients.
    • Develop collaborative relationships and network with local community agencies, providing information about Safe Harbor and trainings about domestic violence.
    • Complete paperwork and compile monthly reports and statistics.
    • Participate in Safe Harbor staff meetings, team meetings, trainings and continuing education.
    • Enthusiastically support and model the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
    • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree completed or in progress in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field.
    • Ability to relate to others in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.
    • Possess insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations.
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferable.
    • Must work well in a team setting, and be able to utilize other direct service staff to gain perspective and assistance with duties of the job.
    • Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License and a reliable transportation for occasional travel.
    • Proficiency with Word, Excel and willingness to learn client database.
    • Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English) are a plus
    • Ability to work flexible hours including some evening hours.

    Hours:

    40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

    Qualified and Highly Motivated Candidates may apply by providing a cover letter and resume here: employment@safeharborsc.org.

  • Greenville Shelter Monitor (Part-Time)

    Safe Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. We offer a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing, as well as teen dating violence education and community outreach in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Shelter Monitor - Greenville Shelter are critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission. This position requires a strong desire to serve and empower others. This is an excellent position for someone seeking entry-level experience within the human services field. As well as those interested in serving female victims of domestic violence and their children within residential housing.

    Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare the Shelter Monitor for their responsibilities.

    Essential Duties Include:

    • Process telephone and new arrival intakes for services.
    • Orient new clients to the shelter program.
    • See that the shelter is kept neat and clean; make sure all residents clean and assist with necessary tasks.
    • Responds to residents' requests, rendering assistance as possible; respond to and resolve conflicts and crisis situations
    • Maintains safety, security, and satisfaction of clients by monitoring community living environment and ensuring physical environment is following regulations and by making and documenting routine checks of clients.
    • Assures quality and consistent services by being knowledgeable of and enforcing agency policy.
    • Fosters a stable and peaceful environment by maintaining the Agency’s values and principles of trauma-informed and cultural sensitivity, respecting our differences.
    • Complete Victim Service Provider training each calendar year.
    • Perform other duties as requested

     

    Schedule:  Safe Harbor shelters operate 24 hours 7 days a week. Employee will be responsible to work various shifts and maintain emergency coverage where necessary. The shelter monitor works overnights during the week, weekends and holidays. Hours: 12a to 8a two to three nights per week. Weekend hours vary to include 8a to 4p, 4p to 12a or 12a to 8am. Approximately 24 hours each work week.

     

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

    • High school diploma required or GED equivalent
    • Experience working in similar programs or nonprofit environments preferred (not required).
    • Articulates ideas clearly (both written and orally), listens accurately, and establishes a personal rapport with people from a variety of backgrounds.
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with some knowledge of MS Office applications.
    • Always maintains confidentiality.
    • Dependable, flexible, and adapts quickly to changing situations. Maintains dignity and self-control in stressful situations.
    • Caring and compassionate yet can be authoritative and assertive when the situation demands it.
    • Knowledge of de-escalation (conflict resolution) methods, communication and techniques, and maintenance of appropriate boundaries or the willingness to learn.
    • Ability to pass contingent screening of criminal background check and drug test

    How You Make an Impact: If you’re a mission-driven worker looking to make a difference for those in crisis, now is your time! Safe Harbor needs compassion, supportive people for our shelters.

    • Supporting shelter clients fleeing abusive relationships
    • Coordinate with team members for food, supplies, and security
    • Oversee management of access to site for vendors, staff, volunteers, and clients
    • Update various databases with client information
    • Serve as on-site support for clients adjusting to community living
    • Communicate any issues to management and on-call staff
    • Engagement in the spirit of “doing whatever it takes”

    COVID-19 Precaution(s):

    • Remote interview process
    • Personal protective equipment provided or required
    • Plastic shield at workstations
    • Social distancing guidelines in place
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
    • Reduction in number of clients in shelter program

     

    Qualified and highly motivated candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to: employment@safeharborsc.org.

  • Resale Shop Cashier/Processor (Part-Time)

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Cashier/Processor at Safe Harbor Resale Shop are critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission. This position requires a strong desire to serve and empower others.

    Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare Cashier/Processor for their responsibilities.

    Essential Duties Include:

    - Set up donation receiving areas, prepare to accept, and evaluate donations; closes and secures the same areas, and donated items at the end of the day.

    - Organize, and maintain donation areas, and storage areas throughout the day

    - Ensure quality of inventory by adhering to merchandise standards, and preventing damage to donated goods

    - Clean, price, and display merchandise in accordance with thrift store procedures

    - Maintain the physical appearance of the shop storage areas, ensuring safety, compliance, and store cleanliness

    - Arrange merchandise displays throughout the Children’s Dept. as assigned by the store manager

    - Test electrical equipment upon donation – determine if sellable

    - Keeps work areas stocked with supplies, and necessary equipment, and help to maintain a clean, attractive, orderly, and safe work environment throughout the store

    - Participate in store special events, and ales as scheduled, or assigned by thrift store manager

    - Responsible for loading and unloading trucks assigned and others as required, including bale truck

    - Adheres to policies, and procedures of Safe Harbor Resale Shop

    Qualifications:

    - Must have a valid Driver’s license

    - High School Diploma or GED

    - Effective communication, and customer service skills

    - Experience in a retail work setting, preferred

    - Knowledge of second hand, or thrift store operations helpful

    - Ability to work with a variety of people in a busy work environment

    - Must be organized, and personable

    - Must have a history of being punctual, and reliable

    - Must have a reliable method of travel to Resale Shop

    Hours:

    20 – 25 hours, Monday – Saturday between the hours of 9-5pm

     

    Qualified and highly motivated candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to employment@safeharborsc.org.

  • Warehouse Furniture Cashier & Processor (Part-time)

    Safe Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina.  We offer a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing, as well as teen dating violence education and community outreach in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.    

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity.  This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued. 

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Warehouse Furniture Cashier & Processor are critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission.  This position requires a strong desire to serve and empower others.  This is an excellent position for someone seeking to work in a retail position while also understanding that the work you are doing is changing lives. Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare the Furniture Warehouse Cashier/Processor for their responsibilities. 

    Essential Duties Include:   

    • Treats customers with respect and care.  
    • Assists with the inventory of stock, ticketing, arranging the show room, creating displays, organizing and cleaning donated goods in a way that promotes sales.   
    • Maintains sales floor and other shop activity with daily knowledge of shop sales and promotions.  
    • Handles cashier duties including cash and credit sales and close out at the end of the day. Handles and secures all paperwork in the directed manner.  
    • Opens and Closes shop, insures the shop is clean and secure, and ready for the public.  
    • Maintaining daily documentation and reporting to share with management 

    Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma or GED 
    • Experience or higher learning pursuits in social service or related fields helpful 
    • Passion for serving others 
    • Demonstrated level-headed, calm, problem-solving skills and good judgement 
    • Ability to pass contingent screening of criminal background check and drug test 
    • Some retail experience   

    Hours:  25 Hours per week, available during the week and weekend.  

    Qualified and highly motivated candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to employment@safeharborsc.org.

     

Safe Harbor participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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