Come be the change at Front Steps.
Changes are happening everywhere at Front Steps. We are changing our look, outlook and outcomes. The inside and outside of the building, including the sidewalks, are being restructured to create spaces that are fresher, safer, calmer and hope-filled for both clients and staff.
One thing that hasn’t changed is our warm, diverse, compassionate and dedicated staff. We are building new teams of employees who are even more housing-focused, client-centered and trauma-informed. Together, we are ready to build new, faster and lasting paths to home for more adults experiencing homelessness.
This poem by San Antonio poet Naomi Shihab Nye expresses the spirit of who we are and strive to be for and with others at Front Steps.
A man crosses the street in rain,
stepping gently, looking two times north and south,
because his son is asleep on his shoulder.
No car must splash him.
No car drive too near to his shadow.
This man carries the world’s most sensitive cargo
but he’s not marked.
Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE,
HANDLE WITH CARE.
His ear fills up with breathing.
He hears the hum of a boy’s dream
deep inside him.
We’re not going to be able
to live in this world
if we’re not willing to do what he’s doing
with one another.
The road will only be wide.
The rain will never stop falling.
You can hear from staff and clients about their work at Front Steps here: https://youtu.be/IvPeHQCogzg
Benefits of Working at Front Steps
If working in a dynamic environment alongside skilled people who care appeals to you, consider applying for the positions listed below.
Front Steps’ Vision: No person in our community should ever have to spend the night on the street.
Why work at Front Steps? Front Steps is a place where you can make a positive difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness and the larger community of Austin. And when you work with people who share your passion, work is more rewarding. At Front Steps, we believe that ending homelessness helps us all. Front Steps is a hub for community collaboration that provides a pathway home for our neighbors experiencing homelessness by offering emergency shelter at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), rapid rehousing, permanent supportive and affordable housing, recuperative medical care, case management and other supportive services, and promoting community awareness. One way we promote community awareness is through our Keep Austin Housed AmeriCorps program which places social services interns within 11 organizations that serve adults and children who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness.
While practicing compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness is rewarding, so is lifting up our employees. We have awesome, skilled and kind employees. Some have been here since the ARCH opened in 2004 and many have returned after leaving for more education or other life experiences. We love to celebrate successes and acknowledge achievements, birthdays, work anniversaries and other milestones. We lift up our employees, in addition to the people we serve. If working in a dynamic environment with co-workers who are committed to making a difference appeals to you, consider a career with Front Steps.
It is Front Steps’ policy to comply with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination laws and regulations relating to employees or applicants relating to advertising, recruitment, employment, compensation, promotion, transfer, termination of employment, training and other terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religious affiliations, age, marital status, sexual orientation/identity/expression, disability or genetic status.