Day One seeks energetic and creative applicants to one position as a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator at the High School for Environmental Studies in Midtown Manhattan. The RAPP Coordinator must have a Masters in Social Work and experience working with youth and/or intimate partner violence. Each RAPP Coordinator participates in the design and delivery of preventive workshops to end intimate partner violence (IPV) among youth and provides young people already experiencing such violence with counseling and direct assistance.
Day One Overview
Since 2003, Day One has devoted its full resources to preventing intimate partner violence (IPV) among young people. Day One partners with New York City youth to end IPV through a combination of preventive and direct services. Our multi-disciplinary approach brings together a highly collaborative staff with expertise in legal, social service and education service provision. Serving New York City youth up to 24 years of age, our Direct Services Program provides direct legal representation, advice and information, individual and group counseling and case management services to survivors. Through the Community Education Program, Day One educates young people in schools and youth programs about IPV and the law, as well as trains professionals and parents to support teens experiencing abuse.
Day One recognizes that anti-violence work is emotionally demanding and professionally complex. We strive to create an office culture that invests in the wellness of staff and leads to employee sustainability. Office policies are designed to promote healthful practices and establish a supportive and collaborative environment for and among staff.
Responsibilities of RAPP Coordinators
As a full time employee of Day One, RAPP Coordinators will be assigned to a single New York City high school where they will conduct the following tasks, returning to Day One’s office one day per week for supervision and program planning activities.
- Teach a healthy relationships curriculum addressing dating abuse, domestic violence and the law, sexual assault/consent and coercion to youth, caregivers, and school-based professionals
- Adapt a curriculum to fit the needs of applicable school and community
- Deliver individual and group counseling and supportive services to young survivors of dating violence, witnesses and affected youth as individuals and in groups
- Participate in weekly clinical supervision
- Coordinate a summer Peer Leadership Program, training and engaging students in development and delivery of dating violence prevention activities and workshops
- Develop and/or assist in the development and delivery of additional presentations, including arts-based workshops
- Coordinate outreach, scheduling, and partnership with community based organizations
- Assist in the development of materials and workshops
- Work with Day One staff to determine program direction and expansion, including participating in strategic planning and program evaluation activities
- Represent Day One at community-based events, panels, conferences and occasional media opportunities
- Assist in tracking program data through maintenance of databases and measurement tools
- Availability for occasional evening or weekend meetings or presentations
- Other related duties as assigned
- Masters of Social Work and experience working with adolescents/teens and intimate partner violence
- Facility working with diverse groups of youth, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-identified youth, immigrant youth, individuals in crisis and/or low-income communities, youth in care, etc.
- Training/Facilitation experience
- Commitment to the empowerment of young people and anti-oppressive practice
- Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting
- Exceptional written, verbal and organizational skills
- Excellent judgment, attention to detail and time management skills
- Experience with Word, Excel and database systems
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Day One offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, 401k with match, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation. Supervision hours will be provided by an LCSW.
Day One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. We are genuinely committed to these principles of equity and inclusion, which are core to our organizational culture and our approach to service. To truly make a difference, we must ensure that our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters reflect the communities in which we work.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a resume and a cover letter, including gender pronouns, to Rebecca Stahl, RAPP Supervising Social Worker, at email@example.com with RAPP Coordinator in the subject line. We regret that only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by Day One.