Clinical Social Worker (Domestic Violence Project)
- Job posted by NMIC (Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation)
45 Wadsworth Avenue
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multiservice agency with a staff of over 100 serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs, integrating numerous crisis intervention services under one roof. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families from crisis to self-sufficiency.
- Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, and health.
- Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
- Our Education and Career Services program imparts individual community members with the additional practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The bilingual clinical social worker for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) will be an integral member of the small, holistic Domestic Violence Project (DVP) by providing safety planning, trauma informed counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to primarily immigrant survivors. The social worker will work closely with members of the DVP and other NMIC staff to coordinate services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide therapy and treatment planning using trauma-informed evidence-based models of intervention that are survivor driven.
- Conduct individual, family, and group therapy.
- Address safety and protection needs of survivors and their children while working with advocates in a team setting.
- Provide psychoeducation and enhance survivors' understanding around trauma and wellness for themselves and their children.
- Utilize a strengths based perspective that is trauma informed and focuses on wellness and independence.
- Maintain an organized filing system and submit all paperwork and documentation to program staff by designated deadlines.
- Participate in supervision, case planning conferences, statisitcal and narrative documentation, trainings and staff meetings.
- Collaborate with partners, including the Manhattan Family Justice Center, NYPD, the District Attorney's Office and other community and city agencies in efforts to prevent intimate partner violence and respond to survivors' needs and right to self-determination.
Additional related tasks may be assigned.
- Bilingual Spanish/English required; bicultural preferred.
- A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing immigrant communities, communities of color, and low and moderate-income families.
- Experience providing individual, group, and/or family therapy.
- Experience working with populations who have complex trauma histories required.
- Must have two or more years’ experience working on intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault issues and have knowledge of policies and laws impacting individuals experiencing IPV.
- Deep understanding of the intersections of IPV with other socioeconomic issues and the value of cultural resilience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Latin American cultures and the migration experience.
- Strong interpersonal skills demonstrative of empathy and support.
- Training in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and other evidence based practices designed to support survivors of trauma.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and a willingness to tailor therapeutic interventions to the context of survivors’ lives.
- Experience using creativity and artistic expression as tools of healing preferred.
- Possess a strong belief in people’s ability to grow and change; forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families.
- Excellent interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in varied situations.
- Exceptional collaborative skills and the ability to interact with other office staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- LCSW preferred, LMSW required.
NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment. Applicants must meet the minimum requirements in terms of qualifications. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.
NMIC offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish fluency required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please address all applications to Sarah Crawford Banda, LMSW, Domestic Violence Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:
- Cover letter
- One writing sample
- Salary requirements
All attachments must be submitted in Word or PDF format. No telephone calls, please.