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:Employment and Career Specialist - DV Shelter Program
Category:DS
Type:EMP Employee
Term:FT
Reports To:Supervising Social Worker
Location:Harlem
Description:The Domestic Violence Shelter programs offer a comprehensive range of services including counseling, advocacy, intervention, and support to meet the needs of victims and their families.

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.
Responsibilities:The Employment and Career Counselor provides assessment for the developing and implementing of a comprehensive plan that will result in residents entering skills training, education classes and employment. They will also provide pre-vocational activities, such as interviewing skills, life skills and job placement.

The Employment and Career Counselor is responsible for the following:
• Oversees initial interview of resident to obtain vocation/educational background information to identify preliminary vocational/educational needs.
• Develops and retains a solid list of reliable and appropriate resources for job training, placement and referrals
• Maintains a caseload for vocational services
• Completes a career plan to identify short and long term objectives for residents
• Administers vocational interest tests to help residents define career interests and direction.
• Provides group and individual counseling of residents
• Assists residents with job development: offers workshops in employability and job preparation skills; supports residents during job training and/or job search process, offers post-employment counseling to residents in an individual or group setting
• Establishes linkages with vocational/educational services providers in the community and refers residents for services
• Previews, updates and maintains case records
• Prepares monthly progress reports on caseload statistics
• Maintains required forms and statistics on resident contacts, referrals and placements
• Attends case conference meetings
• Provides technical assistance to case managers related to vocational services and goals.
• Attends training sessions and supervisory conference as scheduled

Qualifications:Master’s Degree in related field, and one year experience, or a Bachelors Degree in a human services field with five years related experience, preferably in human services setting.

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:Bachelor's Degree
Salary:
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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