Careers

Caritas of Austin is made up of over 80 professional staff members working daily to restore dignity and respect in people’s lives. We are driven by our values of Respect, Commitment, Equity, Excellence, and Innovation.

We Proudly Offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous healthcare benefits (100% employer paid premium for Employee coverage for medical, dental, vision)
  • Life, short, and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation (20 days accrued in year one, 25 days at third anniversary)
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Retirement plan with employer match: 50 cents per dollar up to 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • A commitment to professional development
  • Quarterly staff lunches and celebrations provided by agency

Current Openings

Caritas of Austin is looking for a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) who will be responsible for managing current donors who are already giving a minimum of $5,000 in a calendar year. The MGO will be expected to tend to the needs of the donors and identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward these very important partners for the organization. The MGO must:

  • Be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with other development, program, and executive staff; and volunteer leadership to build deeper and stronger relationships with donors for the organization’s priorities.
  • Have successful experience in developing in depth cultivation and solicitation strategies with a proven record of follow through.

Position Summary

The Major Gifts Officer reports directly to the Director of Development and work collaboratively with other development, program, executive staff, and volunteer leadership to build deeper and stronger relationships with donors for organization’s priorities.

The MGO must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts. The MGO will also be responsible for engaging other resources of the organization as necessary to grow donor relationships and support as necessary.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with three to five years successful experience in major gift fundraising or comparable experience.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the organization.
  • Interest in all aspects of the organization and a dedication to promoting the fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with others throughout the organization.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse programs.
  • Successful experience in developing in depth cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Strong commitment to uphold and support the mission of the organization as well as core values and codes of conduct.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by February 23, 2018 to developmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org.

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered. No phone calls please.

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Caritas of Austin is looking for a Program Assistant SH-ACT who has:

  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Tenacity
  • Assertiveness

Position Summary

The Program Assistant supports the ACT multidisciplinary treatment team and is responsible for organizing, coordinating and monitoring all nonclinical operations of ACT under the direction of the program manager; providing receptionist activities including triaging calls, coordinating communication between the team and clients, deescalating situations with client who have increases of symptomology, and assisting clients, their families and agencies to get answers to questions, maintaining accounting and budget records for client and program expenditures; and operating and coordinating the management information system.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Preferred: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in human services OR experience as an inpatient unit clerk or in a medical clinic, OR education and experience in the field of human service, or office management or both.
  • Organizational skills and abilities to make contacts and establish relationships to obtain information necessary for the program to function.
  • Must have skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

Computer Skills

Must be proficient with data management and information systems and have basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self-motivate, and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Possess strong work ethic.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license, ability to drive van and have reliable transportation.
  • Mission-driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.
  • Openness and willingness to receive feedback and suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of the resources in the community available for the homeless population.
  • Have basic knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Ability to form partnerships in the community and seek out community resources.
  • Strong oral and written communications.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and data management skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to provide positive customer service to difficult populations.

To apply: You must send letter of interest and resume by February 26th directly to actjobs@caritasofaustin.org

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered. No phone calls please.

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Caritas of Austin is looking for a Clinical Case Manager SH-ACT who has:

  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Tenacity
  • Assertiveness

Position Summary

The Supportive Housing ACT Clinical Case Manager supports the ACT multidisciplinary team with clinical skill and experience to assess, plan, develop, coordinate, and provide treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to program clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses and substance abuse in supportive housing under the clinical supervision of the program manager. Functions as a clinical member of the multidisciplinary team and provides treatment, rehabilitation, and support services or may be designated by the program manager to function as the lead mental health professional. The ACT Clinical Case Manager will through the Housing 1st Model assist clients in with overall improved well-being, stability and quality of life in conjunction with safe and stable housing.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field preferred
  • LMSW or LPC-I preferred
  • One year required, two years preferred, case management experience with at least one year working with dual diagnosis clients and/or the homeless population or experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
  • Must have strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a severe and persistent mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services.
  • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illness and respect for client rights and personal preferences in treatment are essential.
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish desirable.
  • Dependable transportation required.

Computer Skills

  • Experience working with various software programs: word processing, spread sheet and database.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Flexible work schedule including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self-motivate, and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Possess strong work ethics.
  • Successfully pass Law Enforcement background screening.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license, ability to drive and have reliable transportation.
  • Mission-driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.
  • Openness and willingness to receive feedback and suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of the resources in the community available for the clients with serious and persistent mental illness and homelessness.
  • Have basic knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Ability to form partnerships in the community and seek out community resources.
  • Strong oral and written communications.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and data management skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve under pressure.
  • Ability to provide positive customer service to challenging populations.

To apply: You must send letter of interest and resume by February 26th directly to actjobs@caritasofaustin.org

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered. No phone calls please.

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Caritas of Austin is looking for a Peer Support Specialist SH-ACT who has:

  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Tenacity
  • Assertiveness

Position Summary

The Peer Support Specialist has lived experience with mental health services for severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, and/or homelessness and is willing to use and share his or her personal, practical experience, knowledge, and first-hand insight to benefit the team and its clients. The peer specialist functions as a fully integrated team member to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptom management, and the persistence required by clients to have a satisfying life. Collaborates to promote team culture that recognizes, understands, and respects each client’s point of view, experiences, and preferences. Responsible to maximize client choice, self-determination, and decision-making in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of treatment, rehabilitation and support services.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • College degree in a human services field, or in another area, have high school diploma, or have at least two years of paid or volunteer work experience with adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Preferred: Certification as a Peer Support Specialist in either mental health or substance abuse or; will also accept LCDC or equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge and experience with the 12-step program for substance abuse
  • Experience or education with human services and homelessness

Computer Skills

  • Must be proficient with data management and information systems and have basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Flexible work schedule including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self-motivate, and deliver results.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Possess strong work ethics.
  • Successfully pass Law Enforcement background screening.
  • Valid Texas driver’s license, ability to drive and have reliable transportation.
  • Mission-driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally.
  • Openness and willingness to receive feedback and suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of the resources in the community available for the clients with serious and persistent mental illness and homelessness.
  • Have basic knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and substance abuse.
  • Ability to form partnerships in the community and seek out community resources.
  • Strong oral and written communications.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and data management skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve under pressure.
  • Ability to provide positive customer service to challenging populations.

To apply: You must send letter of interest and resume by February 26th directly to actjobs@caritasofaustin.org

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered. No phone calls please.

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Caritas of Austin is looking for a Customer Service Specialist for our Caritas North location who is:

  • Dependable
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Has excellent customer service skills

Position Summary

The Integrated Services Director and the Community Access & Facility Manager select the Customer Service Specialist. The Caritas North Customer Service Specialist is supervised by the Community Access & Facility Manager.
Duties include answering the phone, directing visitors to the appropriate department for services and North Pantry, The Customer Service Specialist will oversee and address the Caritas North facility needs in consultation with the Community Access & Facility Manager.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED and two years of experience

Computer Skills

  • Computer literate, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Other Skills

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Dependable; with good communication skills

To apply: You must send letter of interest and resume by February 16th directly to chernandez@caritasofaustin.org

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered. No phone calls please.

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The Education Department of Caritas of Austin is seeking interpreters in the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Burmese (male interpreter needed)
  • Dari (female interpreter needed)
  • Farsi
  • Pashto (female interpreter needed)
  • Somali

This is a contract position, paid by the hour and on as needed basis. The pay scale will be between $25 - $37 per hour, depending on certification and experience.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Candidate must be 18 years of age or older and fully bilingual (English to a designated Second Language listed above and vice versa).
  • Have daytime availability (weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM).

Education: Certification in interpretation is not required but a plus.

To apply, please contact Houmma Garba at hgarba@caritasofaustin.org or 512.479.4610 ext. 170

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