Program Coordinator

  • Job posted by Sanctuary for Families

Job Type

Full Time




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 Program Coordinator will oversee and develop programming for the children's activity room located at the Queens Family Justice Center. Working from a strengths-based, empowerment approach, there is endless opportunity to develop and create program that will enrich the lives of all of the children and parents who come through our doors. The Program Coordinator will supervise the Children's Activity Leader to ensure that all programming supports children and families through a trauma informed lens. In addition, the Program Coordinator will have a caseload of children's counseling clients and plays a critical role in working collaboratively with the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence staff and partner staff at the Queens Family Justice Center.

  • Oversees all services provided in the children's activity room, including childcare, therapeutic activity groups and recreational activities, to ensure quality and appropriateness of services.
  • Conducts clinical observations of the children engaging in programming, regarding behavioral and emotional health as well as socialization skills; engages child's caregiver and other service providers, as appropriate, in discussing results of clinical observations.
  • Carries a case load of 10-12 individual counseling clients and provides parenting support and sessions when appropriate.
  • Develops appropriate interventions for counseling clients.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates groups as needed.
  • Directly supervises the children's activity leader and the potential to supervise BSW's.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the Brooke Jackman Literacy Program for families.
  • Assesses the needs of families and develops new programming based on those needs.
  • Collaborates with other departments within the agency and outside organizations.
  • Works collaboratively with other Queens Family Justice Center personnel.
  • Represents Sanctuary for Families at the Queens Family Justice Center along with Supervising Social Worker.
  • Provides case management, including information referral and advocacy services for families.
  • Maintains relevant client documentation.
  • Meets regularly for clinical and departmental meetings, in-service training and staff development activities.
  • Performs any other department or agency-related duties or special projects as directed by supervisor.
  • Conducts community education and outreach.
  • Dedication to using social justice, anti-oppression framework in order to carry out work.

  • Licensed Master's Degree in Social Work, or equivalent degree and licensure.
  • Two years' experience providing counseling and other services to families impacted by trauma.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish required
  • Strong clinical skills and clinical experience working with children, teens and families
  • Experience in program development and implementation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other social workers and with other professionals
  • Knowledge and experience providing structural family therapy, CPP and TF-CBT preferred
  • Knowledge of child development, family systems, trauma and domestic violence.
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiarity to Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Work, and Excel.
  • Ability to take on a wide range of administrative tasks.
  • Creativity and flexibility


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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