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Counselor

Primary Function:This counselor will provide individual and group counseling to Safe Harbor clients. Counseling services include crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, case management, legal and community advocacy, safety planning and education on the dynamics of domestic violence. The counselor will also facilitate shelter support groups and other groups as needed. This counselor will be based primarily in Greenville County but may also assist with groups and individual counseling in Anderson County or Oconee County, as needed.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide assessments, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, case management, legal and community advocacy, safety planning and education on the dynamics of Domestic Violence for clients.
  • Provide advocacy for clients and collaborate with other community systems in order to assist clients in navigating through barriers and obstacles.
  • Facilitate meaningful and appropriate psycho-educational and therapeutic group counseling sessions for clients.
  • Develop collaborative relationships and network with local community agencies, providing information about Safe Harbor and trainings about domestic violence.
  • Complete paperwork and compile monthly reports and statistics.
  • Participate in Safe Harbor staff meetings, team meetings, trainings and continuing education.
  • Enthusiastically support and model the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field. Licensure preferred.
  • Ability to relate to others in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.
  • Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English) are preferred, but not required.
  • Possess insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferable.
  • 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.

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


Outreach Coordinator

Primary Function: Safe Harbor’s outreach coordinator will be responsible for providing strategic community outreach for Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties. Outreach functions include developing, managing and implementing all Safe Harbor outreach activities and materials.  The functions of this position include: public speaking and developing partnerships with specific groups that may intersect with victims of domestic violence such as faith communities, businesses, government entities, other non-profit organizations, law enforcement professionals and healthcare providers. The Outreach coordinator will plan and implement domestic violence awareness strategies, including developing and disseminating outreach materials and other communication related to Safe Harbor services, managing Safe Harbor’s website and social media accounts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive outreach plan for Safe Harbor service area of Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Oconee counties.
  • Develop and implement best practices domestic violence awareness strategies, specific to each geographic and demographic community and including traditionally underserved communities.
  • Create, implement and manage Safe Harbor’s messaging, including developing and updating templates for basic domestic violence information and Safe Harbor services via speaking engagements and written information.
  • Create, manage, and disseminate all of Safe Harbor community outreach materials and collateral, such as brochures, flyers, tear-off posters, etc.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with community groups that intersect with victims of domestic violence to provide domestic violence-specific training and Safe Harbor services.
  • Coordinate Safe Harbor’s community engagement team.
  • Manage requests for Safe Harbor speakers, trainers, and representatives at outreach events
  • Manage Safe Harbor’s website, blog and social media outlets.
  • Develop, train and manage volunteer ambassador program (speaker’s bureau) to increase the breadth of Safe Harbor outreach.
  • Participate in Safe Harbor staff meetings, team meetings, trainings and continuing education.
  • Enthusiastically support and model the vision and mission of Safe Harbor to staff, clients and community.
  • Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in communications, marketing, social sciences or related field.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.

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


Child and Family Counselor – Oconee and Anderson Counties

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide child and family domestic violence counseling services, including crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling interventions, community advocacy, as well as providing parenting support for non-offending caretaker.
  • Provide family counseling for child(ren) and 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 and age-appropriate therapeutic counseling sessions for children.
  • Organize and facilitate meaningful group activities for children.
  • Facilitate group parenting classes in each shelter.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and compile monthly reports and 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 and 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 and English) a plus.

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


Resale Shop Donation Assistant

Primary Function:  You will provide the Store Manager and the Assistant Manager with the help she requires to keep the shop in top running order such as: receiving goods from the community, processing items for sale, answering the donation door when needed, separating donations, communicating with customers and clients with skill and care, cleaning donated goods and lifting them to the shop floor, processing clothing- home décor- shoes, and assisting wherever needed in the processing area.

Job Description:

  • Follow the guidelines of Employee Handbook of Safe Harbor and the procedures of Safe Harbor Resale Shop
  • Ensure that the processing area is clean, safe, and presentable throughout your shift
  • Greet and assist customers/donors when you’re working the donation door
  • Clean, price, and hang items to sell
  • Assist Manager and Assistant Manager in creating and implementing shop events & shop projects
  • Must be prompt and dependable
  • Exercises discretion regarding acceptance and/or disposition of donated goods and maintains donor relationship through attentive customer service when working the donation door
  • Help to maintain a clean, attractive, orderly, and safe work environment throughout the store
  • Participate in store special events
  • Responsible for loading and unloading donation trucks/vehicles assigned
  • Experience working with one or more of the following: individuals experiencing homelessness, mental health related issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS related issues, and with those living in poverty preferred

The Donation Assistant should be able to juggle several aspects of the Resale Store daily with confidence and enthusiasm. Good communication with the manger, employees, and customers is crucial. It’s important to be able to deal with confidential matters that will be discussed with you in meetings with the manager and coworkers. The Donations Department is responsible for securing in-kind donations to benefit Safe Harbor. This is partly done through sourcing and cultivating relationships with in-kind donors. Safe Harbor Resale Shop’s mission is to provide our residents with exceptional care and treat them with the highest levels of dignity and respect. The donations are to be handled with care. Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries in working with coworkers, clients, volunteers, and donors. Must be able to lift and carry donation items weighing up to 50 pounds with assistance. Must be able to sustain a full shift (4 to 8 hours depending on scheduled hours) of standing, walking, lifting, and bending. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk, or hear, use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, and tools. There is frequent reaching, bending, stooping, and stretching. The most important aspect of this job is to understand the core values of Safe Harbor and why we work so hard at the shop to support it. This should be the drive of our passionate work we put in each day.

Physical Description:

Good hand and eye coordination. Fully understand how to move and lift large pieces of furniture. Responsible for moving items that are donated and sold by the public. Ability to perform physical work, including working in outdoor elements and lifting up to 50 lbs. unaided is required.

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


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff – Greenville

Summary: 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, ensuring 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.

Job 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 necessary 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: 16 – 20 hours (overnight hours: weeknights and weekends)

Physical Demands & Work Environment: 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. Shelter Relief Staff 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: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


Part-time Shelter Relief Staff  – Anderson

Summary: 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, ensuring 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.

Job 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 necessary 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: 16 – 20 hours (overnight hours: weekdays and weekends)

Physical Demands & Work Environment: 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. Shelter Relief Staff 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: Please send resume, cover letter & list of three references to employment@safeharborsc.org.


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