78 Richmond Terrace
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.
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
Essential Job Functions:
Ø Conduct client centered safety assessments and risk management planning on domestic violence cases from 120h precinct;
Ø Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, and practical assistance to victims of domestic violence in person and by telephone;
Ø Provide information and referrals for clients for services such as shelters, relocation, mental health services, public assistance and other entitlements;
Ø Work collaboratively with domestic violence officers in order to effectively provide assistance to victims;
Ø Conduct home visits with domestic violence officers to families at high risk;
Ø Collect data, track the history of violence, and prepare monthly reports;
Ø Advocate as needed with Family and Criminal court staff for client needs and provide assistance in navigating the family court and criminal justice systems;
Ø Connect families for services at the Criminal, Family, IDV courts or at community-based organizations;
Ø Coordinate community resources for domestic violence victims;
Ø Conduct police trainings and community presentations;
Ø Attend relevant trainings, team meetings; workshops and seminars;
Ø Perform data entry into a computerized record keeping system and maintain thorough and accurate case records and statistics; and
Ø Perform other related tasks as assigned.
Ø Richmond County Family Court and Criminal Court staff
Ø Integrated Domestic Violence Court staff
Ø Richmond County District Attorney office
Ø Various other social service organizations
Ø Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence;
Ø Experience with the family court and criminal justice system preferred;
Ø Strong communication and organizational skills;
Ø Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner; and
Ø Ability to generate tasks and develop creative solutions to problems.
Ø Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
Ø Bilingual in Spanish required.
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.
Minimum Education Required