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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. 

Join Our Team

Employment Opportunities

  • Bilingual Counselor (Full-Time)

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Bilingual 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  walk alongside victims of domestic violence in a trauma-informed manner.

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

    Essential Duties Include:

    • Provide individual and group counseling with victims of domestic violence
    • Provide counseling services include crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, safety planning, case management, legal and community advocacy
    • Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic group counseling sessions for clients.
    • Develop collaborative relationship with local community agencies, providing information about Safe Harbor and trainings about domestic violence

    Qualifications:

    • Completed or working towards completion of Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field. 
    • Bilingual language skills (English and Spanish) required
    • Possess insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations.
    • Must work well in a team setting
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferable.
    • Ability to pass contingent screening of criminal background check and drug test

    Hours:

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

     

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

  • Client Support Staff - Anderson Shelter

    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.

  • Client Support Staff - Greenville Shelter

    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

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Qualifications:

    Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field.

    Ability to relate to others in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.

    Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferable.

    Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License and an automobile that can be used during work hours.

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

     

    Hours:

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

     

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

     

  • Community Living Coordinator (Anderson and Oconee Shelters)

    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 Living Coordinator-Anderson and Oconee Shelters is 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 a stimulating, collaborative and motivational work environment within social service fields, as well as, those interested in serving victims of domestic violence and their children. Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare the community living coordinator for their responsibilities.

    Essential Duties Include:

    Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter

    Practice de-escalation and crisis management techniques

    Display maturity, flexibility, and interpersonal skills that are necessary in a crisis-oriented environment

    Ensures that the basic needs (food, clothing, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.

    Completes community living team related projects (reports, training guides, and various other projects).

    Conducts community living related meetings and groups with families in shelter.

    Assist house management with ordering and shopping for household food and supplies.

    Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.

    And much more…. there’s never a boring day when you work at a Shelter

    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

    Hours:

    40 hours per week: Monday-Sunday

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

  • Data Manager (Full-Time)

    Safe Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties, South Carolina. We offer a continuum of services for families affected by domestic violence, including safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing. Beyond direct service, we offer domestic violence outreach and education for adults and youth in our community.

    Safe Harbor is seeking a Data Manager who understands and believes in the power of data to move our mission forward. Statistics undoubtedly tell a story – about WHO we’re reaching, and who we need to reach harder toward; about HOW we’re serving, and where our programs can grow. The Data Manager will maintain all Safe Harbor service data, and in doing so, will help quantify our successes and tell our organization’s story.

    The Data Manager is a member of Safe Harbor’s Development Team and reports to the Grants Director. The Development team is responsible for all Safe Harbor fundraising and is critical to the work of Safe Harbor. The Data Manager position is specifically responsible for: 1) the collection of all client/service data; 2) the aggregation of data for reporting to grant funders, staff, and board; 3) and the analysis of collected data, to derive meaningful patterns, trends, gaps, or other stories living within it. The position will regularly collaborate with development and program staff to apply data in ways that “make a difference”.

    Essential Duties Include:

    • Managing all data entry processes as well as the structure, content, and accuracy of Safe Harbor’s client database (Apricot);
    • Identifying and overseeing additional data collection methods, such as client surveys, interviews, or other approaches;
    • Collecting and aggregating all statistics from staff, and maintaining year-to-date service information for easy reference by all leadership staff;
    • Culling data for monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual grant reports;
    • Using external research/data to further analyze/inform Safe Harbor’s internal service data (example: police call reports, health care reports, housing reports, etc.);
    • Staying current on general domestic violence statistics and research;
    • Identifying patterns, trends, and gaps in service data, and translating these into powerful stories that elevate our collective work.
     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred but not required.
    • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
    • An appreciation for the power of data as a tool that informs meaningful change.
    • Demonstrated experience in database usage/management – knowledge of Apricot a plus.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Excel.
    • An ability to communicate complex information in a clear, concise way.
    • Strong relationship-building skills.
    • Highly detail-orientated, to ensure “clean” data collection.
    • Analytical thinker, for data aggregation and analysis.
    • Proficiency in research capabilities.
    • High degree of integrity and work ethic.
     

    Hours: 40 hours/week

    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.

    To Apply: Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to employment@safeharborsc.org.

     

  • Oconee 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 - Oconee 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 motivatded 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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