Supervising Social Worker

  • Job posted by Sanctuary for Families

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Yearly Salary




New York
New York
United States


Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy.

The Supervising Social Worker will provide supervision to social work staff, case managers and social work interns. The Supervising Social Worker will also provide ongoing comprehensive clinical individual and groups counseling and outreach services to non-shelter clients who are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and/or gender violence.

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Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises clinical non-residential staff, case managers and social work interns
  • Provides regular clinical and administrative supervision and support to clinical staff, case managers and social work interns
  • Assists the Manhattan Non-Residential Services Director with the day-to-day operations
  • Participates in evaluation of assigned staff and interns
  • Participates in preparation of reports and records related to activities and accomplishments of the Manhattan Non-Residential Services Program
  • Participates in tracking client waitlist and staff caseload
  • Co-leads biweekly Non-Residential Meeting and facilitates meetings in the absence of the Director(s)
  • Provide supervising coverage at least one evening a week

Direct Service Responsibilities

  • Conducts intake assessments and psychosocial interviews for victims of domestic violence, trafficking and/or gender violence
  • Carries a caseload of clients, providing comprehensive individual group counseling services including advocacy, case management, and referrals to survivors of domestic violence, trafficking and/or gender violence
  • Provides crisis intervention for clients with a focus on trauma, victimization and other related issues
  • Assists in the development of curriculums appropriate to the diverse community of clients for support groups and other training materials
  • Provides affidavits and testimony for immigration and other legal purposes
  • Conducts community educational outreach
  • Develops connections to other domestic violence service providers and organizations
  • Maintains accurate case records and utilizes internal database to track direct services to clients
  • Performs any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.

  • Licensed Masters Social Work Degree (LCSW preferred) with at least two years clinical and supervisory experience required
  • Two years' experience providing counseling and other services to domestic violence survivors
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including working collaboratively with professionals across disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to provide individual client assessments, counseling, and support group services
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience and familiarity with relevant social services focusing on women's issues
  • Familiar with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization.
  • Completion of the Seminar In Field Instruction (SIFI) course
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Developed community outreach, education, training, and technical assistance skills
  • Spanish and/or other language fluency strongly preferred


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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