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:Social Worker/Counselor
Category:DS
Type:EMP Employee
Term:FT
Reports To:Director, Community Program Manhattan/Bronx
Location:Bronx/Manhattan/Staten island
Description:The Masters Level Social Worker provides both direct and indirect social service related assistance to all victims of crime and abuse, specializing in work with survivors of intimate partner and family violence, sexual assault, and families of homicide victims. The Masters Level Social Worker will work out of both the newly merged Manhattan-Bronx Community Program located in upper Manhattan as well as at partner locations in the Bronx. As part of the community program’s dynamic team, the Social Worker will assist with the design of a new community based service delivery model which will be based on what is learned about client needs and outcomes.

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:• Provide crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of violence and abuse with child welfare, criminal justice, educational and mental health systems, among others.
• Prepare bio-psychosocial reports.
• Conduct client-centered intakes and in-depth safety assessments in person or over the phone. Develop risk management plans with clients, reflecting each client’s unique situation.
• Assist Senior Case Managers with safety assessments and risk management planning.
• Provide short term counseling to a small caseload of high risk crime victims
• Assist in the designing of and co-facilitating of support groups to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, and homicide victims.
• Provide community educational workshops and presentations on various victimizations as well as the impact of trauma on victims and providers who assist them.
• Engage in service coordination and collaboration with clients and community partners to ensure effective protective actions and strategies are taken on behalf of clients.
• Oversee the Rape Survivor Advocate program, which includes recruiting, training and supervising volunteer advocates and providing 24 hour support.
• Facilitate sexual violence primary prevention/community mobilization activities, as directed by DOH.
• Assist in the designing of and co-facilitating of support groups to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, and homicide victims.
• Engage in service coordination and collaboration with clients and community partners to ensure effective protective actions and strategies are taken on behalf of clients.
• Co-lead borough sexual assault task force;
• Participate in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and seminars.
• Perform data entry into a computerized record keeping system and maintaining thorough and accurate case records and statistics.
• Write and submit timely reports and other administrative requirements.
• Provide individual supervision and conduct bi-monthly meetings for advocates
• Maintain accurate records of advocate hours, ongoing training and case descriptions
• Oversee adherence to the NY State Department of Health Confidentiality Privilege Certification
• Various other duties to be determine by supervisor.



Qualifications:• Willing and open to being trained in client centered practice
• Strong oral and written communication skill
• Excellent interpersonal skills-must have the ability to be assertive
• Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner.
• Must be a team player plus, be able to work with minimum supervisory oversight
• Flexible, willing to work evenings, and weekends as needed.
• Organized and detail oriented
• Computer literate (including Microsoft Word, Excel)
• Good presentation skills
• Bi-lingual (English/Spanish/French strongly preferred).


Qualifications:

• A Master’s degree in a related field (Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health)
• A minimum of one year of professional work experience in a social service, criminal justice, hospital, or mental health organization.

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.

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:Master'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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