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 is looking for a Contract RN who will be responsible for conducting psychiatric assessments; assessing physical health needs; making appropriate referrals to community physicians; providing management and administration of medication in conjunction with a psychiatrist; providing a range of treatment, and rehabilitation and support services, within the RN scope of practice and participate on the ACT team by providing professional recommendations and guidance to the team and promote the team to meet client needs.

The RN 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.
  • Mission-driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion.
  • Openness and willingness to receive feedback and suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited College or University Nursing program with a major in Nursing required.
  • Required to be licensed as an RN in the State of Texas.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience providing care for individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders preferred.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by May 19, 2018 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 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 a Supportive Housing ACT RN who has:

  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Tenaciousness
  • Assertiveness

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse is responsible for identifying client alterations in health, assessing the client's responses to actual and potential health problems and prescribed treatments, and providing appropriate nursing interventions to return the client to baseline health with appropriate physician orders. The RN functions within the modified Assertive Community Treatment team model to provide appropriate medical care and support the client in reintegration to stable housing in the community. The RN performs assessments and other activities as recognized by the Board of Nursing and appropriate to their licensure and experience. The RN may work in various community settings including but not limited to offices, client homes, and clinics.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited College or University Nursing program with a major in Nursing required.
  • Required to be licensed as an RN in the State of Texas.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience providing care for individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders preferred.

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.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by April 19th 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 Resettlement Case Manager with the following:

  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and plan work activities
  • Must be bilingual- English and by order of preference –Dari, Pashto, Arabic, Kiswahili, French, Farsi
  • Must have at least one year experience in the area of social services

Position Summary

This is a full time, grant funded position. The Program Manager and the Department Director select the case manager. The Resettlement Case Manager is responsible for all aspects of service delivery to newly arrived refugees. Refugee families arrive with little or no resources. The case manager plays a critical role in working with these low-income, high risk children and adults to ensure a safe transition to stability.

The goal of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to successfully integrate all arriving refugees via the provision of assistance with basic needs for a period of 4-6 months. This position requires flexibility in working hours and close coordination with other Caritas refugee services programs to ensure that all core services set by the United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops / Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) are met.

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelors in Social Work/related field required. Master’s in Social Work preferred

Experience

  • At least one year of experience in the area of social services. Previous strong case management experience required.

Skills

  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive van.
  • Must be bilingual – English and by order of preference: Arabic, Kinyarwanda/Kiswahili, Burmese, French, Somali or Spanish.

Computer Skills

  • Must be computer literate.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

To apply, please send cover letter and resume by April 24th to resettlementjobs@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 Mayra Lopez Gutierrez at mlopez@caritasofaustin.org or 512.479.4610 ext. 152

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