Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
212.227.3000

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
866.604.5350

Career Opportunities at Safe Horizon

Career Details
Position:Client Advocate - Queens Family Court Program
Category:DS
Type:EMP Employee
Term:FT
Reports To:Program Director
Location:Queens, NY
Description:At Safe Horizon, we believe our clients are the experts in their own lives. In order to help a survivor of violence, we must support their right to make their own decisions and choose their own path based on what is most important to them. This is the foundation of client-centered practice. At Safe Horizon, Client Centered Practice means supporting clients as they make difficult choices in their lives around their safety.

The Family Court program provides a safe reception center and various services to assist survivors and victims of crime navigate through the Criminal and Family Court systems. The programs provide crisis intervention, case services, advocacy, information and referrals and practical assistance to survivors and victims of crime with an overall goal of promoting survivor safety and reducing the impact of victimization.

Responsibilities:• Intake and screening of direct service clients;
• Providing clients with the proper resources based on the intake assessment;
• Managing the Reception Center including greeting and signing in clients and visitors;
• Answering telephones and responding to service inquiries and providing information and referrals;
• Assisting crime victims in completing New York State Office of Victim Services Applications (OVS);
• Coordinating with outside agencies to facilitate services, ACS, HRA, Police;
• Arranging for transportation and financial assistance;
• Compiling records; maintaining and preparing statistics on a monthly basis;
• Performing other related tasks as assigned.


Interacts with:
• Family Court personnel including Judges, Clerks, and Court Officers
• Family Justice Center staff
• Civil legal attorneys including members of the 18B panel, law guardians, and domestic violence attorneys
• NYPD
• social service providers
• Other Safe Horizon staff


Qualifications:• Communications, written and verbal
• Computer
• Organizational
• High School diploma
• Experience in a social service setting

Desirable:

• Experience working with domestic violence victims
• Bilingual – Spanish

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which includes a background check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.

Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses


Education:High School Degree / G.E.D.
Salary:Full benefits plus four weeks paid vacation.
Hours:Not Applicable
Days: N/A
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Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

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