Streetwork Project is the oldest street outreach program for homeless and street-involved youth in New York City. The program has grown from its beginnings in 1984 as a storefront project to encompass both outreach and comprehensive harm reduction services. The core service is long-term, one-on-one counseling, which is offered in a non-judgemental and holistic manner utilizing a harm reduction approach that focues on building trust, fostering self-esteem, exploring options and choices, and empowering youth to change their high-risk behaviors. As part of our continuum of services we operate an emergency housing program for homeless youth in NYC which is a 24 bed facility for youth ages 16-20, called the Streetwork Overnight.
- Oversee and manage Residential Program facilities
- Oversee and manage the operating budget of all activities at the Streetwork Residential
- Coordinate, plan and co-facilitate the weekly staff meeting
- Support Supervising Social Workers in providing in-house individual and group psychotherapy, including crisis intervention, emergency assessments, and psychosocial reports ;
- Advocate for clients in the mental health system, collaborating with city agencies such as Administration of Children’s Services as well as community providers;
- Provide support and oversight to a team of Supervising Social Workers in enhancing the clinical component of the program by strengthening staff’s ability to assess mental health needs and provide psycho-education to the staff in efforts to provide trauma informed and client centered care ;
- Responsible for weekly supervision of 2 Supervising Social Workers and Program Assistant as well as weekly group supervision for all causal staff
- Supervise collaborative hiring process to fill vacancies at Streetwork Residential
- Oversee all staff trainings, workshops and activities to support mandatory staff development component of program
- Recruit, train and supervise all volunteers and interns involved with the Residential program
- Manage consultative relationships with process facilitators, psychiatrists, medical and legal service providers.
- Build collaborative relationships with staff at all Streetwork Project sites; providing consistent communication, promoting team building and staff and program capacity building with all other Streetwork Programs
- Represent Safe Horizon Streetwork Project while networking and advocating on behalf of the runaway, homeless and street involved youth population with political entities, community programs, funders, as well as other Safe Horizon programs.
- Work closely in conjunction with the Safe Horizon Development team to engage potential funders, build on current funding relationships and represent Streetwork Project at fundraising events
- Monitor program activity to ensure contractual compliance, including budgets, data collection and report submissions
- Shares on call responsibilities with Supervising Social Workers on a rotating basis
- Master’s degree in social work and academic studies in a field related to working with youth.
- A minimum of five years’ experience providing clinical supervision and individual therapy working with at-risk/homeless adolescent in a harm reduction setting
- A minimum of three years’ experience providing administrative services in a non-profit setting and/or three years working within Streetwork programs.
- Dynamic personality that can interact with a diverse range of service providers, staff and clients
- Non- judgmental approach and ability to empathize with others
- Experience and/or knowledge of harm reduction principles
- Understanding of developmental theory and trauma informed care
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent public speaking skills
- Ability to think creatively to problem solve and approach challenging situations
- Ability to provide leadership in program development and client services
- Strong organizational skills
- Full time, some nights and weekends
All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.
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