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 Peer Support Specialist who will be responsible for providing direct outreach and pre-screening to potential individuals interested in enrolling in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. Qualified candidate must possess a clear understanding of the service delivery system and the resources available for veterans and their families. Individual will provide peer support, mentoring, and coaching to SSVF program participants to help them access and navigate community and veteran resources. This individual will also serve as a quality assurance representative to veteran households accessing SSVF funds and participate as a member of the strengths based Case Management team.

The Peer Support Specialist must:

  • 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.
  • Passionate about advocating for and empowering veterans experiencing homelessness.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Preferred: Certification as a Peer Support Specialist or Mentor; will also accept LCDC or equivalent qualification.
  • Knowledge and experience with the 12-step program for substance abuse or equivalent model.
  • This position is specific to an individual with prior military experience. Experience or education with human services, homelessness, and veteran resources is a plus.
  • Must be able to comply with complex governmental regulations, policies and procedures and demonstrate thorough document compliance efforts and activities.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by May 19, 2018 to ssvfjobs@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 Veteran Specialist who be providing eligibility screening and case management services to very low income veterans/veteran families in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. The Veteran Specialist will identify and engage with current and previously homeless individuals and families to assist them in obtaining and retaining permanent affordable housing. The position is responsible for maintaining timely and accurate financial assistance records, case notes and evaluation and reporting requirements. Position reports to the SSVF Program Manager.

The Veteran Specialist must:

  • Be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Be willing to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Be passionate about advocating for and empowering veterans experiencing homelessness.
  • Have the ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Social work license preferred
  • 1-2 years of professional direct services in social services with case management experience required
  • Experience working with veterans/veteran families or homeless populations preferred

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by May 19, 2018 to ssvfjobs@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 an Employment Specialist. This is a full-time grant funded position and is contingent upon renewal of the grant. The Program Manager and the Department Director select the Employment Specialist. The Employment Specialist is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to individuals referred to the Employment Program. This includes development of customized employment plans for individuals and placing them in the most appropriate employment setting. This position will be serving a diverse and vulnerable population, primarily newly arrived refugees, etc., and requires the Employment Specialist to work closely with staff and community agencies to coordinate additional services. Besides providing employment services, the Employment Specialist will approve the individuals for employment related financial assistance and perform other duties as assigned. This position requires maintenance of client files with detailed documentation of service delivery.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Bachelor or Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university with a major in one or more of the following areas: business administration, human resources, social work, psychology, sociology, education, international studies, and other business and/or human services related fields. Minimum one year of experience providing career services, people development and working with diverse populations and clients with barriers.

Skills

  • Must have ability to work collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be computer literate

Other Position Requirements

  • Must have dependable transportation
  • Must be bilingual in Dari, Pashto, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Burmese, Swahili, Arabic, or Spanish

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by May 18th to employmentjobs@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:

  • Spanish
  • Pashto
  • Dari
  • Burmese
  • Kinyarwanda

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 Mayra Lopez Gutierrez at mlopez@caritasofaustin.org or 512.479.4610 ext. 152

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