|Position:||Social Worker - Bronx Familiy Justice Center|
|Location:||900 Sheridan Ave|
|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 FJCs are an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence to reduce barriers faced by domestic violence victims who are seeking help. Safe Horizon is co-located at these centers and partners with the Mayor’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and other civil legal and community-based organizations to provide a safe place for victims to come to receive various services. Safe Horizon staff at the FJC provides crisis intervention, case management services, advocacy, information and referrals, and practical assistance to survivors, providing client-centered safety assessments and risk management plans.
|Responsibilities:||• Provide case services and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence;|
• Provide assistance in navigating the family court and criminal justice systems;
• Conduct client-centered safety assessments and help clients prepare risk management plans;
• Provide ongoing counseling for specific clients as identified by the director
• Provide court orientation, criminal justice advocacy, and support;
• Collaborate with the DA’s office and other on-site partners to ensure services are streamlined;
• Provide emergency practical assistance including transportation, food vouchers, and emergency cell phones and referrals for financial assistance and lock replacement;
• Provide information and referrals for services such as shelter, long-term counseling, public assistance and other entitlements, and assistance with OVS applications;
• Advocate on behalf of clients with the district attorney’s office, family and criminal court personnel and judges, NYPD, NYCHA and other subsidized housing, employers, schools and other social service agencies;
• Provide technical assistance, consultation and opportunities for training new case managers and client advocates;
• Provide clinical assistance with specific a-risk clients;
• Participate in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and seminars;
• Perform data entry into a computerized record keeping system; and
• Various other duties to be determined by supervisor.
|Qualifications:||• Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence;|
• Strong communication and organizational skills;
• Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner.
• Ability to generate ones own tasks and develop creative solutions to problems.
• Licensed Master of Social Work
• Experience working with survivors of domestic violence;
• Experience with the criminal justice system;
• Experience in working with clients through a trauma-focused lens
• Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred
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