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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. We invite you to view our current employment opportunities below. 

Join Our Team

Employment Opportunities

  • Director of Human Resources and Administration (full-time)

    The Director of Human Resources and Administration is critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission. The ideal candidate will be self-directed and team oriented. He/she must possess excellent skills and enthusiasm for shaping a diverse and inclusive work culture that focuses on the mission of Safe Harbor.

    Essential Duties: 

    • Managing all Human Resource functions; planning, organizing, and controlling all related processes and oversight
    • Developing and administering human resources policies and procedures for all agency personnel; Training and monitoring adherence to internal policies
    • Remaining current and knowledgeable about federal, state and local employment law and applying appropriate measures to ensure compliance; anticipate and minimize litigation risks
    • Ensuring applicable and required compliance reporting is completed, maintaining other records, reports, and logs to conform to governing employment law regulations
    • Developing and implementing a strategic and diverse recruitment plan; ensuring the attraction of, selection of, and retaining of a diverse and highly qualified staff 
    • Developing and implementing an orientation procedure for onboarding new hires
    • Managing protocols for employment relations, employee advocacy and employee recognition 
    • Developing and coordinating annual training plans, including mandated trainings, and performance evaluation tools
    • Creating protocols for and providing leadership to managers to handle employee conflict resolution, including grievances, investigations and violations
    • Conducting salary surveys as needed, analyzing and auditing compensation for market competitiveness and ensuring pay equity 
    • Developing, recommending, and implementing personnel policies and procedures, preparing and maintaining Employee Handbook
    • Performing benefits administration to include claims resolution and invoice approval; collaborating with Finance staff to annually re-evaluate policies for quality and cost effectiveness
    • Ensuring a Succession Plan is place and reviewed annually
    • Establishing and maintaining department records and reports
    • Recommending new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in a culture of diversity and inclusion
    • Developing an overall organizational technology plan for efficiency and improved reporting; includes technology replacement strategy
    • Optimizing services provided by outside vendors, such as phones/internet and computer and computer maintenance;  upgrading, researching alternatives, presenting options to leadership
    • Supervision of the Administrative Coordinator
    • Other duties as assigned
     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business or related field preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years related HR experience, at least 2 of these years in a management role
    • Broad generalist background including a strong emphasis on diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives, management coaching, performance management, employee involvement, teambuilding, as well as compensation and benefits administration
    • Thorough knowledge of HR principles and federal/local regulations
    • Must have demonstrated success in recruiting and retaining diverse employee talent, including creating and implementing recruitment strategies
    • Exceptional communication skills to a varied audience and through all available methods
    • Excellent ability to multi-task and prioritize in a busy, fast-growth environment; must have discretion, flexibility and a willingness to work closely with our Administrative Leadership team
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Power Point, as well as Kronos HRIS
    • A commitment to the mission and vision of Safe Harbor is essential 
     

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

     

  • Anderson Shelter Relief Staff (Part-Time)

    *Candidates selected for an interview should expect a video interview in light of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Shelter Relief Staff 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 social service fields, as well as those interested in serving female victims of domestic violence and their children.

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

    Essential Duties:

    • Serving as on-site operations staff for emergency domestic violence shelter, assuring the safety and security of the residents and shelter property
    • Assisting in maintaining a clean and welcoming community living environment
    • Directly interacting with victims of domestic violence and their children, providing and modeling basic crisis intervention, conflict resolution, emotional regulation and de-escalation skills
    • Completing intake procedures
    • Receiving and processing crisis telephone intake calls from victims
    • Maintaining daily documentation and reporting
     

    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: 16–20 hours per week; overnight hours during weekdays; daytime OR overnight hours on some holidays/weekends

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

  • Oconee Shelter Relief Staff (Part-Time)

    *Candidates selected for an interview should expect a video interview in light of the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Shelter Relief Staff 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 social service fields, as well as those interested in serving female victims of domestic violence and their children.

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

    Essential Duties:

    • Serving as on-site operations staff for emergency domestic violence shelter, assuring the safety and security of the residents and shelter property
    • Assisting in maintaining a clean and welcoming community living environment
    • Directly interacting with victims of domestic violence and their children, providing and modeling basic crisis intervention, conflict resolution, emotional regulation and de-escalation skills
    • Completing intake procedures
    • Receiving and processing crisis telephone intake calls from victims
    • Maintaining daily documentation and reporting
     

    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: 16–20 hours per week; overnight hours during weekdays; daytime OR overnight hours on some holidays/weekends

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

  • Client Support Specialist - Oconee Shelter (Full-time: 2nd and some 3rd shifts)

    ​​​​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 Client Support Specialist – 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 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 Client Support Specialists for their responsibilities.

    Essential Duties Include: 

    • Receive Crisis Intake calls and accept new pre-screened/pre-approved clients into shelter
    • Show enthusiasm as you support the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community
    • Practice de-escalation and crisis management techniques
    • Provide emotional support and regulation strategies for clients
    • Display maturity, flexibility, and interpersonal skills that are necessary in a crisis-oriented environment
    • Ensures the daily needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met
    • Completes inventories and various other paperwork, as assigned
    • 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: days vary, Second shift including Saturdays and an occasional 3rd shift

     

    Qualified and highly motivated cadidates may apply by sending their resuem and cover letter to: employment@safeharborsc.org.

  • Client Support Specialist - Anderson Shelter (Full-time: 2nd and some 3rd shifts)

    ​​​​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 Client Support Specialist – Anderson 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 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 Client Support Specialists for their responsibilities.

    Essential Duties Include:

    Receive Crisis Intake calls and accept new pre-screened/pre-approved clients into shelter

    Show enthusiasm as you support the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community

    Practice de-escalation and crisis management techniques

    Provide emotional support and regulation strategies for clients

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

    Ensures the daily needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met

    Completes inventories and various other paperwork, as assigned

    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: days vary, Second shift including Saturdays and an occasional 3rd shift

    Qualified and highly motivated cadidates may apply by sending their resuem 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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