Supervising Social Worker - Anti-Trafficking

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Safe Horizon is the nation's leading victim assistance organization and each year serves over 250,000 people who have been touched by violence by helping victims of crime and abuse through their crises. Recognized as a leader responding to the changing needs of its clients, Safe Horizon is sought after for its expertise on issues of violence and victimization in the City, the state and across the country. Its programs are woven into the fabric of New York City: in community based offices; domestic violence shelters; courts; police precincts; and schools. Whether responding to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking or other violent crimes, Safe Horizon helps victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives.

Safe Horizon’s $50 million budget and full time staff of 650 supports a variety of program services including running a 24-hour hotline, providing safe shelter and food, and giving assistance through the legal process. Safe Horizon also provides supportive services such as mental health counseling and case management, as well as advocating on issues dealing with domestic violence and child abuse. 


Using a trauma informed, intensive case management model and human rights based approach, Safe Horizon operates a comprehensive social and legal services program for survivors of human trafficking, many of whom have experienced and witnessed physical, sexual and/or psychological abuse, survived torture and other forms of organized violence.


The Supervising Social Worker carries out implementation of the social services activities by providing clinical supervision and professional development to ATP’s case managers.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Supervise 3 case managers by conducting individual clinical supervision, facilitating peer supervision, monitoring work performance and case files
  • Facilitate in-service trainings and professional development opportunities, strengthening staff’s ability to assess client needs and increase counseling and case management skills to ensure quality of direct client services
  • Conduct intake and assessment to determine status as a survivor of trafficking and triage cases
  • Provide intensive case management, client accompaniment, advocacy, information, and referrals to community service providers and law enforcement, on behalf of survivors of human trafficking   
  • Collaborate and coordinate services with external partners to provide a continuum of care for clients
  • Advocate for clients’ rights to protect the best interest of the client
  • Provide in-house individual trauma focused counseling, including crisis intervention and emergency assessments
  • Advocate for clients when needed in the mental health system
  • Conduct bi-weekly one-hour individual supervision with staff to ensure quality of direct clinical services
  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision
  • Maintain case records, databases, detailed statistics, and prepare progress reports for funders
  • Supervise interns as appropriate
  • Other duties as requested

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • LCSW preferred, LMSW required
  • At least 2 years of experience working with trafficking survivors or similar population
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of Clinical supervision, staff training and performance management of a team larger than 3 people
  • Counseling experience with survivors of physical and emotional abuse or crime victims who are immigrants and refugees or similar populations
  • Cultural competency and linguistic fluency
  • Training and public speaking skills
  • Excellent and effective writing skills, organization and communication skills required
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Must be familiar with a wide range of social justice work, immigration and refugee issues, the underlying social issues effecting survivors of human trafficking, violent crime, domestic violence, torture, flight from persecution in other countries, and those seeking basic family re-unification.
  • Spanish speaking; bilingual oral and written skills strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges is preferred.
  • Prior experience in the field of Human Trafficking preferred.  

To Apply:

  • Please submit both resume and cover letter addressing knowledge, skills and abilities you possess that qualify you for the position.

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


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree