Disability Service Educator, SAFE, Austin, TX

About the Position

We need you to fill the role of Disability Services Project Educator and Trainer. This is a full time, exempt position. You’ll wow us by masterfully performing the following key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Director, other project staff, and a multidisciplinary team to co-develop and deliver outreach, prevention, and educational activities specifically for sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking survivors with a broad range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental-health related disabilities, and physical disabilities.
  • Develop and deliver training to the community’s disability service and advocacy organizations;
  • Co-develop and co-deliver cross training activities among project partners. Work collaboratively with partner agencies to select content or develop and deliver cross-trainings on these four crimes.
  • Conduct research on current best practices for purpose of co-designing, developing and delivering 3 ongoing new mobile psychoeducational/holistic service groups.
  • Identify and adapt healing and stress-reducing activities and exercises for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence/stalking that are relevant and helpful for adults with intellectual and/or other developmental disabilities.
  • Provide risk reduction education with domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking survivors with disabilities living in or spending their days in staffed settings (group homes, state supported living centers, day habilitation programs, state hospitals).
  • Conduct outreach and education to provider agencies and local disability community on the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking against people with disabilities to reduce risks of these crimes,
  • Work closely with program director and the project’s technical writer to increase outreach and education to survivors of these crimes with disabilities using social media and the development of educational rack cards.
  • Primary responsibility will be coordinating, conducting and working with staff from two partner agencies in the community to psychoeducational group members.
  • This position will be instrumental for incorporating the beginnings of a new mobile healing services component to SAFE’s array of victim services.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check)
  • Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.

The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. We’re a registered, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, spanning two beautiful campuses on several acres in beautiful Austin, Texas. We’re a diverse, passionate group of more than 360 staff with a vision of a just and safe community, free from violence and abuse, and a mission to lead in ending sexual assault and exploitation, child abuse and domestic violence through prevention, intervention, and advocacy for change.

Austin, TX
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