Director Streetwork - Lower East Side

Job Type

Full Time




2 Lafayette St., 3rd Floor
New York
United States


Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. 

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. 



Ø  Streetwork is an innovative outreach-counseling program for homeless youth that uses a harm reduction-based client-centered approach to all services.  Services include counseling, HIV prevention, case management, concrete drop-in services such as meals and showers, groups, and medical and mental healthcare.


Ø  The Director will ensure that all program services adhere to principles of trauma informed care and harm reduction and that services are delivered using a client centered approach.  The Director is responsible for all concrete and clinical services in our daytime drop-in center for street homeless youth.  The position oversees the LES program services, including: sexual health component, all groups, interventions and HIV screening, our housing and benefits advocacy component, all mental health services, outreach, and syringe exchange and IDU services. The Director manages a complex staff schedule and coordinates all staff development activities of the Streetwork LES Drop-in center.


Ø  Essential Job Functions:


Ø  Provide weekly supervision to supervisory and direct service staff.  

Ø  Oversee and manage the supervision of all clinical activities including group and individual counseling.

Ø  Develop, supervise and manage all special events

Ø  Supervise and manage all sexual health group activities and HIV testing at the Streetwork LES site

Ø  Oversee fulfillment of all contract and reporting requirements for Streetwork LES site.

Ø  Supervise collaborative hiring process to fill vacancies at Streetwork LES site.

Ø  Supervise and Manage complex scheduling for the program to ensure adequate coverage for all in house and outreach services

Ø  Support Associate-Vice President with all decisions regarding programs’ personnel.

Ø  Co-facilitate all staff training to ensure on-going staff development and skill enhancement.

Ø  Support and manage consultative relationships with process facilitators, psychiatrist, medical and legal service providers.

Ø  Co-coordinate weekly staff development day at Streetwork LES

Ø  Support Associate Vice President with the development and implementation of program policies

Ø  Responsible and in-charge of all program activities in absence of Associate Vice President

Ø  Network and advocate for homeless services, harm reduction, and youth programs

Ø  Participate in Streetwork’s leadership meetings

Ø  Provide, as part of rotating responsibility with all supervisors, 24-hour on call support for program staff


Secondary Job Functions


Ø  Advocate, on an as needed basis, for clients in support of front-line staff and supervisory efforts

Ø  Assume management responsibilities in absence of other supervisory staff

Ø  Represent program in the agency, community, media and government in absence of Vice President and Senior Director


Supervisory Reports:                 

Total Staff: 5                      


Interacts with:           


Ø  All Streetwork program sites and staff

Ø  All internal Safe Horizon programs and departments that can comprehensively support the client and programs

Ø  All external agencies and organizations that can provide appropriate services to the client


Knowledge and Skills:




Ø  Clear and concise verbal and written communication skill

Ø  Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Ø  Ability to work independently

Ø  Comprehensive management, supervisory and leadership skills

Ø  Ability to balance administrative responsibilities, client needs, and staff management






Ø  Masters in social work or related field. , LMSW or LCSW preferred. Extensive experience providing program development, supervision and management. 5 years experience or 3 years at Streetwork






Ø  Professional experience providing supervision and program development

Ø  Three (3) years experience providing supervision




Ø  Experience working with the program population

Ø  Experience using a harm reduction philosophy in supervisory or direct service positions

Ø  Experience providing direct service with at-risk youth




Ø  Strong understanding of and ability to navigate social service computer systems


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

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply


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, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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