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Program Director, Children and Family Services

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Sanctuary For Families Inc | New York, NY

Sanctuary For Families Inc

Published 2 days ago

Up to $1Yearly Salary

About Us

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 a range of 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. Our services are available in 11 locations throughout New York City.

Position Overview

The Children and Family's Program Director oversees all clinical, administrative and program development aspects of Sanctuary for Families Children and Family's Program located in the Manhattan office. The Program Director supervises clinical and supervisory staff of the Children and Family's Program, coordinates with Development Department on fund raising activities for the Children and Family's Program, partners with the data team/clinical administrative staff on data collection and reporting, works with funders and partner organizations and oversees the daily operation of all programs and projects within the Children and Family's Program.


  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to program staff.
  • Guides the development, implementation and evaluation of individual and group clinical services.
  • Oversees the provision of childcare and recreational activities to children.
  • Recruits, hires and trains new program staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Maintains relationships with program partners and funders
  • Coordinates and consults with the Development Department on fundraising efforts.
  • Coordinates and consults with clinical administrators and data team on data collection and service reporting for the Children's Program.
  • Provides consultation on clinical issues for children, including child welfare issues, educational advocacy, trauma, child development and the effects of domestic violence on children.
  • Participates in the Family Safe initiative by closely collaborating with Program Directors in Non-Residential and Crisis Shelter programs to provide families with a coordinated intervention plan.
  • Oversees outreach and training events related to the Children and Family's program.
  • Reviews referrals and assigns counseling cases to clinical staff.
  • Carries small caseload of individual counseling clients and facilitates or co-facilitates support groups as needed.
  • Represents Sanctuary for Families on city-wide coalitions and committees working on issues of children and teens and domestic violence.
  • Completes monthly written reports on program activities.
  • Records services provided to clients in Service Tracking System.
  • Maintain flexible working hours, and is available for crisis consultation and/or intervention during non-business hours.
  • Perform any other department or agency related duties or special projects as directed.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required.
  • A minimum of three years previous experience providing both clinical and administrative supervision required.
  • Knowledge in play and art therapy required.
  • Training in Evidenced Based Interventions such as TF-CBT and CPP preferred, being certified or rostered strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of child development and family systems theories and frameworks.
  • Experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or victims of trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Experience in developing and overseeing programs.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to take on a wide range of administrative tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Ability to function independently and also work on a team.
  • Ability to work two evenings a week and to maintain a flexible work schedule.
  • SIFI Certification preferred.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

About Us

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Managerial

How to Apply


New York, NY

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