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 Grants Coordinator who has:

  • Demonstrated superior written communication skills, with emphasis on grant proposals and clear, persuasive correspondence
  • Ability to work fast, be output oriented, and produce high quality work in a short amount of time while also having a strong proficiency in planning and executing multiple long-term projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated skills in conducting in-depth prospect research on funders using multiple tools, including databases

Position Summary

The Grants Coordinator supports the full range of grant writing and management activities for Caritas of Austin. The Grants Coordinator is responsible for the routine grant process of researching, writing, applying, reporting, and managing proposals, as well as for continually seeking opportunities for improving this process.

Qualifications

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences or the Humanities is preferred

Experience

  • Requires one year of government and/or philanthropic grant writing and grants administration
  • A proven track record of successfully awarded grants
  • Experience with social services, homelessness or refugee issues, government contracts, and private funding sources is preferred

Pay: $17.31 per hour

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by November 22nd to developmentjobs@caritasofaustin.org.

Both a cover letter and resume must be submitted to be considered.  Please include dollar amounts of successfully awarded grants in resume. No phone calls please.

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Caritas of Austin is looking for a Best Single Source Plus Landlord Outreach Specialist who has:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to readily respond to changing circumstances and expectations
  • Experience in sales and negotiation skills

Position Summary

The Landlord Outreach Specialist supports Best Single Source Plus (BSS Plus), a 12-agency collaboration of nonprofit partners established to stabilize the housing of low-income, highly vulnerable families and individuals, including those experiencing homelessness.  Primary responsibility is to identify and establish new housing opportunities for partner agencies’ clients and to maintain relationships with current landlords that house BSS Plus clients.  The Landlord Outreach Specialist works closely with partner agencies in providing support with housing resources, property inspections, consultations for hard to house clients, and processing of background checks for housing, through AmRent.  This position actively works with ECHO and other community groups on affordable housing issues for targeted populations.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or four years direct experience in property management, housing locating and/or housing clients with significant housing barriers.
  • Required: Knowledge and skills in identifying affordable permanent housing units.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Dependable vehicle required
  • Preferred: Non-profit experience (volunteer or paid) and understanding of social service programs. At least 2 years professional experience working in property management, housing locating or housing inspection.

Computer Skills

  • Computer literate – HMIS Service Point or other extensive experience with databases, Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (strong Excel skills).

Pay range: $16.83 - $17.17 per hour

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by December 1st to bssplusjobs@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 Direct Service Volunteer Coordinator to oversee the Community Advocate Program who has:

  • A strong focus on recruitment, training, retention and recognition of community volunteers and strong leadership skills.
  • Good communication skills, who is good at reading people, and is interested in, and comfortable with, people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to “wear many hats,” is highly organized, and can handle a program budget.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing and administering an exemplary Community Advocate Program. This program resides within the Integrated Services Department.   The Direct Service Volunteer Coordinator is supervised by the Department Director.  The Program Coordinator is responsible for supervising all program activity of and employees/volunteers assigned to the community advocate program. This includes a primary focus on recruiting and training volunteers for direct client services under the supervision of a staff member, serving as liaison to colleges and universities referring students for internships, and working in partnership with the Caritas Food Services Program Manager to collaborate with local culinary academies to recruit externs. Also, the Program Coordinator is responsible for collaborating with the Caritas Volunteer Program on activities applicable to both programs.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: education, social work, psychology, sociology, anthropology, international studies, and other human services related fields.
  • Minimum two years of management experience
  • Minimum two years of volunteer experience
  • Minimum two years of teaching experience

Skills

  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish, French, Arabic)
  • Dependable transportation

Pay range: $19.23 - $20.67 per hour

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by November 20th to IntegratedServicesjobs@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 Housing First – ACT Clinical Team Lead who has:

  • Humility, Empathy, Compassion, and Integrity
  • A deep understanding of the impacts of homelessness on individuals and challenges of being housed and maintaining housing stability.
  • The ability to formulate collaborative, comprehensive treatment plans, address problematic and/or crisis situation with clients and/or other team members.
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with disabilities and other minority populations.

Position Summary

The Team Leader will manage the daily operation and clinical supervision of a modified Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Model and the development and oversight of a program sufficiently flexible and dynamic to meet the needs of those individuals who are experiencing chronic homelessness, co-occurring diagnoses, have psychiatric disabilities, substance use issues who have not been well served or have been unable to access traditional behavioral health programs and are frequent users of emergency rooms and criminal justice systems. The Team Leader is responsible for assuring that the agency values and philosophy of client choice, harm reduction and respectful concern are expressed in all aspects of team practice. The Team Leader maintains oversight to ensure that client self-identified goals for recovery, rehabilitation and community integration are supported by appropriate services and best practices.

Qualifications

Education

  • Required: Master’s in Social Work preferred or Master’s in another clinical mental health discipline, such as: psychology, counseling, clinical social work, psychiatric nursing, or marriage and family therapy accepted.
  • Required: Current licensure as a LCSW or LPC (LCSWs given preference).
  • Required: LCDC or demonstrated concentrated practice with clients struggling with substance use.

Experience

  • Required: Five years mental/behavioral health direct care experience.
  • Required: At least two years management/supervisory experience.
  • Preferred: Previous experience in case management/counseling of people with psychiatric disabilities, histories of substance abuse and/or trauma.

Computer Skills

  • Required: Computer literacy
  • Required: Experience working with Microsoft Suites: word processing, spread sheet and database
  • Preferred: HMIS experience

Valid driver's license and clean driving record.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING – Please read and follow instructions carefully

  • Send letter of interest and resume by December 11th directly to HousingServicesJobs@caritasofaustin.org.
  • Resumes with no letter of interest may not be considered.
  • Send letter of interest and resume as one document.
  • If you’ve found us on INDEED – please apply by email listed above. Do not apply through the INDEED platform.

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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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