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At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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  • Anderson Client Support Specialist (full-time)

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

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Client Support Specialist – Anderson 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:

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

    Qualified and highly motivated candidates may apply by completing an on-line application.  click here to apply.

  • Anderson 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of Shelter Monitor 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 completing your profile/application: click here to apply.

  • Bilingual Family Advocate - Greenville Shelter (Full-Time)

    At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Position Title: Bilingual (Spanish/English) Family Advocate

    Primary Function: As a part of Safe Harbor’s Shelter Team, this position will work to strengthen service delivery and maintain the operation of the shelter program. As its primary function, the Bilingual Family Advocate will provide support, advocacy, resource coordination and referral to survivors of domestic violence residing in Safe Harbor’s shelter program, with a focus on Hispanic and Latina survivors. This position is responsible for safety planning, crisis intervention, resource coordination, and planning and facilitating domestic violence education and support groups for survivors. The Bilingual Family Advocate works collaboratively with both internal and external programs and agencies to meet the various needs of survivors. This is a full time salaried, exempt position eligible for full benefits.

    Reports To: Director of Shelter Advocacy

    Job Responsibilities

    • Complete initial client intake and assessment to determine appropriateness for shelter program and identify the best course of action to meet survivor’s needs.
    • Work with survivors to create, implement, monitor, and update individualized safety plans.
    • Provide trauma informed advocacy, referrals, education and support to survivors of domestic violence. Assist survivors with obtaining assistance with basic needs and goals, including, but not limited to housing, employment, medical and legal resources.
    • Facilitate and coordinate move outs and/or transportation assistance as needed.
    • Connect survivors with children to parenting and childcare resources, assist with school enrollments, and addressing specific challenges that families face within the shelter.
    • and lead discussions and/or groups with clients aimed at developing an understanding of trauma, promotion of healthy relationships and strength building, as well as increasing overall knowledge base of life skills and community supports.
    • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with local community agencies, service providers, and community resources that are regularly utilized by survivors of domestic violence, especially in Hispanic and Latina communities.
    • Maintain a current guide of community resources, assist survivors with navigating referrals, and establishing access points to needed services.
    • Observe all standards of confidentiality, maintain client database, and ensure detailed and timely documentation of client files.
    • Maintain accurate files, progress notes, data entry, and compile monthly advocacy report, including tracking advocacy hours, referrals and shelter statistics.
    • Assist with day to day shelter operation by creating a shelter culture that exemplifies teamwork and respect; promotes safety; responds to client concerns and challenges in a trauma informed manner; and strives to create a caring and inclusive environment marked by empathy, understanding, and acceptance.
    • Attend staff and supervisory meeting as scheduled.
    • Attend community and state meetings and participate as a representative of Safe Harbor.
    • Lend support to the training of volunteers who assist in achieving Safe Harbor objectives.
    • Lend enthusiastic support to agency policies, events, and to fellow co-workers.
    • To assume such other duties as assigned by the Director of Shelter Advocacy or Program Mgr.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree in Human Services or related field with 1 year experience
    • Fluent in Spanish and English; both in spoken and written communications
    • Ability to work with diverse individuals in an empathetic and nonjudgmental manner, demonstrated respect for others’ experiences, language, culture, and knowledge
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to navigate multiple priorities in a crisis oriented environment
    • Commitment to team work and collaboration
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise good judgement
    • Ability to navigate and handle complicated situations
    • Ability to manage confidential information in an appropriate manner
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening and remote work
    • Good verbal and written skills in English
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite
    • Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License
    • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and demonstrated track record in advocacy preferred.
    • Knowledge of the group process and the ability to lead and organize a wide variety of group formats preferred.
    • Public speaking experience preferred

    Highly qualified and motivated candidates may apply by clicking here.

     

  • Cashier - Processor/Resale Shop (Part-Time)

    Summary: The cashier/floater should be able to multitask while performing daily operations of the resale store with confidence and enthusiasm. Good communication with the manager, employees, and customers is imperative. Confidentiality is required as it relates to sensitive information, Safe Harbor Clients and donors.  This is a part time, hourly, non-exempt position. 

    Reports To: Store Manager 

    Job Responsibilities

    • Adhere to the guidelines of the Safe Harbor Employee Handbook and the Resale shop procedures. 
    • Ensure that the store is clean, safe, and presentable for customers throughout your shift. 
    • Greet and assist customers when you’re working the cash register or when other sales associates are unavailable. 
    • Clean, price, and appropriately display merchandise in accordance with thrift  
    • Assist Manager in creating and implementing shop events, shop displays, and shop projects. 
    • Must be prompt, dependable and able to execute task independently. 
    • Exercises discretion regarding acceptance and/or disposition of donated goods and maintains donor relationship through attentive customer service when working the donation door. 
    • Help to maintain a clean, attractive, orderly, and safe work environment throughout the store. 
    • Participate in store special events. 
    • Responsible for loading and unloading donation trucks/vehicles assigned. 
    • Experience working with one or more of the following: individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health related issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and with those living in poverty preferred. 

    Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Ability to perform physical work, including working in outdoor elements and lifting up to 50 lbs. unaided is required.
    • Good hand and eye coordination.
    • Fully understand how to move and lift large pieces of furniture.
    • Responsible for moving items that are donated and sold by the public.  

    Qualified and highly motivated candidates may apply by completing your profile/application: click here to apply..

     

  • Client Support Staff - Greenville 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    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 Sunday - Saturday; hours during the week are 2nd or 3rd shift.   

    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 completing the on-line profile/application at: click here to apply.

  • Donation Assistant/Resale Shop (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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Team Members fulfilling the role of the Donation Assistant 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 experience while serving a bigger purpose, serve our community by taking in kind goods, and help raise money for Safe Harbor by organizing and managing a donation center.  

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

     

    Essential Duties Include:

    • Ensure that the processing area is clean, safe, and presentable throughout your shift 

    • Greet and assist customers/donors when you’re working the donation door  

    • Clean, price, and hang items to sell  

    • Assist Manager and co-workers in creating and implementing shop events & shop  

    projects 

    • Must be prompt and dependable 

    • Exercises discretion regarding acceptance and/or disposition of donated goods and maintains   donor relationship through attentive customer service when working the donation door 

    • Help to maintain a clean, attractive, orderly, and safe work environment throughout the store  

    • Participate in store special events 

    • Responsible for loading and unloading donation trucks/vehicles assigned  

    • Experience working with one or more of the following: individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health related issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, and with those living in poverty preferred. 

    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 
    • Good hand and eye coordination. Fully understand how to move and lift large pieces of furniture. Responsible for moving items that are donated and sold by the public. Ability to perform physical work, including working in outdoor elements and lifting up to 50 lbs. unaided is required. 

     

    Hours: 

    Monday - Saturday between the hours of 9am – 5pm  (Closed Sunday)

    25 hours per week 

    Safe Harbor Resale Shop are closed on Safe Harbor holidays 

    Highly qualified and motivated candidates may apply by creating a profile and applying:  click here to apply.

     

  • House Manager - Oconee Shelter (Full-Time)

    SUMMARY: This position carries the responsibility of the daily management of the physical facility, assuring that it is a clean, safe environment; utilizing the support of clients and volunteers. Assures that household and client needs are met including: food, supplies, and other necessities.

    Reports To: Director of Shelter Operations

    Direct Reports: Shelter Relief Staff

    Job Responsibilities

    • Household Management: This employee is responsible for the oversight, impeccable cleanliness and upkeep of the house, storage areas and outer areas. Must maintain strict compliance with health and safety requirements, as well as, regulations required by our funding sources. Responsible for ensuring shelters have needed groceries and supplies, and being aware of all household needs, linens, etc. The House Manager is included in the on-call rotation, for emergencies and major client concerns for overnight and weekend staff.
    • Supervision: This employee supervises Shelter Relief Staff. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, developing strengths and addressing challenges.
    • Records Keeping: This employee will maintain complete and thorough records having to do with community living, budget, shelter projects and supervision.
    • Resident Liaison: This employee will be responsible for making sure that clients understand their rights and responsibilities in community living.
    • In Kind Donations: This employee assist with the receipt and oversight of non-cash donations that come into the shelter. Helps coordinate volunteers, clients and community service workers in sorting and organizing donations in the storage building and basements. Maintains items on site for residents.
    • Transportation: This employee is responsible for the licensing, maintenance and cleanliness of the agency vehicles.
    • Crisis Intervention: This employee’s responsibilities include answering the door and the crisis and business line; performing telephone intakes, to include admission approval to the shelter, and client intakes.
    • Any other assigned duties.

    Qualifications & Skills: Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be physically capable to lift up to 50 lbs., navigate stairs and perform all tasks related to this position. Maturity, flexibility, and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a crisis oriented, stressful environment is essential.

    Highly qualified and motivated candidates may apply by completing an on-line application

     

  • 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 diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We approach our work with diverse and multicultural perspectives to empower the voices of persons impacted by domestic violence, with the ultimate goal to influence a culture where all people feel safe and valued.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Safe Harbor is committed to providing employees with a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

    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 creating an online profile and applying: click here to apply.

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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