Child & Family Counselor – Anderson/Oconee Counties

The goal of the Child and Family Program is to engage children and their parents in the process of healing and recovery from trauma. Our program is designed to specifically support children who have been exposed to domestic violence, as well as their non-offending parent/caretaker. The Child and Family Counselor provides counseling to children and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds to help them work through issues related to their social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral well-being. The counselor will use play therapeutically to help clients process their experiences and develop more effective strategies to manage their world. The Child and Family Counselor will need to feel comfortable working closely with parents to empower the survivor as a parent and to provide tools and resources to support family healing from the experience of trauma.

Primary Function: This counselor will provide counseling to children and families who have been exposed to domestic violence. Counseling services for children and families include: domestic violence education, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, community advocacy, as well as parenting within the context of domestic violence. The counselor will work with children and families who reside in Safe Harbor’s Oconee and Anderson shelters.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide child & family domestic violence counseling services, including crisis intervention, trauma & recovery counseling interventions, community advocacy, as well as providing parenting support for non-offending caretaker.
  • Provide family counseling for child(ren) & non-offending parent/caretaker together, in order to strengthen the parent’s ability to support and be emotionally available to her child(ren) in a time of high stress, trauma, and adjustment.
  • Facilitate meaningful & age-appropriate therapeutic counseling sessions for children.
  • Organize & facilitate meaningful group activities for children.
  • Facilitate group parenting classes in each shelter.
  • Complete appropriate documentation & compile monthly reports & statistics.
  • Enthusiastically support & model the mission & vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients & the community.
  • Participate in Safe Harbor staff meetings, team meetings, trainings, and continuing education.
  • Perform other tasks & responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field. Licensure or in the process of becoming licensed.
  • At least 3 years’ experience providing counseling specifically to children and/or families.
  • Knowledge of the traumatic impact of witnessing domestic violence on children, as well as the impact of domestic violence on parenting.
  • Ability to relate to and develop rapport with children and their non-offending parent/caregiver and to provide trauma informed services for family.
  • Training/experience in Child/Parent Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or other therapeutic techniques for child/family therapy.
  • Ability to relate to others in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.
  • Knowledge of child development, family dynamics, trauma and it effects, substance abuse, and issues facing youth who have experience domestic violence.
  • Ability to adapt, improvise, and respond appropriately to a wide range of situations in shelter.
  • Willingness to engage with other shelter staff to meet the needs of the client.
  • Possess insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations.
  • Must work well in a team setting, and be able to utilize other direct service staff to gain perspective and assistance with duties of the job.
  • Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License and an automobile that can be used during work hours.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evening hours. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish & English) a plus.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-Time Client Support Specialists – Greenville & Oconee

Primary Function: This employee provides services that insure that the shelter operates 24 hours per day, 7 days per week on a continual basis and is responsible for maintaining on-site safety and security of the shelter and its residents during tour of duty. Normal work shifts are overnight, weekend and holidays. This includes operation and control of electronic security and fire alarm system, the securing of all gates and entrances both inside and outside the shelter, insuring that only authorized persons are granted admission to the building by personally answering the door (residents are not allowed to answer the door), and appropriately responding to incidents involving threats to the safety and security of the shelter and its residents by following approved agency procedure.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Receives and processes crisis intake calls from victims and accepts clients into shelter.
  • Facilitates new clients through intake procedures, explains procedures of household, prepares documentation and photographs for client records.
  • Insures that the basic needs (food, clothing, medical assistance, etc.) of all clients of the shelter are met.
  • Maintains “Daily Log” for all incidents relating to clients.
  • Responsible for writing timely incident reports for any incident or emergency.
  • Attends meetings as required by the Facility and House Management Team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and models the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Performs other or similar agency duties as assigned by House Management and Facility supervisors and/or other agency management personnel. May be asked to work at other Safe Harbor shelter locations as needed.

Hours: It is the responsibility of this employee, during her tour of duty, to insure the provision of essential services to all shelter residents during evening and weekend hours. Work schedule will be determined by agency needs and may be varied according to those needs.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Client Support Specialists must possess sound judgment capabilities and be able to work extended shifts without continuous supervision. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, talk or hear; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects and appliances. The employee is regularly required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move 25 pounds or more.

To Apply: Send resume & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-Time Resale Store Closing Cashier

Primary Function: The Closing Cashier is primarily responsible for assisting customers & handling sales at Safe Harbor Resale Store.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales & Customer Service

  • Promptly greet & assist store customers
  • Work closely with resale store team to ensure customer needs are being met
  • Operate cash register & handle sales transactions
  • Responsible for closing store

General

  • Maintain clean & organized sales floor
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Enthusiastically support the mission & vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients & the community

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills
  • Passion for working as a team
  • Knowledge of resale operations
  • Supervisory experience a plus

Hours: 22-25 hours per week. 2pm-6:15pm weekday shift. Saturday rotation required (10am-6:15pm). Some shifts may vary.

To Apply: Send resume & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-Time Resale Store Key Holder

Primary Function: The Key Holder is primarily responsible for assisting the Store Manager with pricing merchandise & supervising the sales floor.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales & Operations

  • Supervise operation of sales floor
  • Prepare merchandise for sale, including hanging clothes/bags, arranging displays, etc.
  • Assist store manager with pricing items & placement on store floor
  • Responsible for closing store

Customer Service 

  • Promptly greet & assist store customers
  • Work closely with resale store team to ensure customer needs are being met

General

  • Maintain clean & organized sales floor
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
  • Enthusiastically support the mission & vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients & the community

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication & customer service skills
  • Passion for working as a team
  • Knowledge of resale operations & supervisor or key holder experience

Hours: 20-22 hours per week. 2pm-6:15pm weekday shift. Saturday rotation required (10am-6:15pm). Some shifts may vary.

To Apply: Send resume & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.