The Director of the Community Program utilizes outstanding management skills and effective leadership to oversee Safe Horizon’s community-based program. The Director will play a key leadership role and act as a voice for Safe Horizon with public officials, city agencies and other service providers. The Director will advocate for victims of crime and abuse, ensure effective and well-coordinated service delivery, and works to enhance the Safe Horizon’s profile across New York City.
· Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients. Coach and guide staff in their client practice that reflects these approaches.
· Responsible for overall management and regular supervision of a Supervising Social Worker and other direct service staff members to ensure effective service delivery to victims of crime and abuse.
· Monitors staff's performance through regular observation of client work and documentation.
· Ensures that staff members are conducting their work in ways that are client-centered and trauma informed
· Effectively recruits, hires and trains new staff; manages employee performance in accordance with Safe Horizon policy;
· Coordinates staff training and development activities and leads staff meetings;
· Represents Safe Horizon on external committees and serves on internal committees;
· Co-lead the Staten Island Sexual Assault Task Force;
· Builds and maintains community partnerships and agreements with service providers in order to ensure seamless referrals and to advocate for victims of crime and abuse living on Staten Island;
· Works collaboratively with other Safe Horizon program and administrative departments to ensure effective program operations;
· Guides the Supervising Social Worker in all aspects of the program’s work, including oversight of the Rape Survivor Advocate Program;
· Integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
Knowledge and Skills:
· Ability to effectively manage a diverse staff;
· Ability to build team and effectively manage staff to successful completion of projects and achievement of deliverables;
· Ability to develop and coach staff using a strength-based, trauma-informed approach to supervision and professional development;
· Ability to hold staff accountable, provide constructive feedback, and manage performance effectively;
· Willingness to work as part of a learning community;
· Flexibility and openness to test new interventions and practices;
· Ability to motivate staff, and rally a team around change with the goal of enhanced service delivery;
· Comfort with technology and ability to use data to drive decisions;
· Ability to make decisions based on sound judgment and insight;
· Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
· Collaborative spirit and willingness to work as part of a team, with both internal departments and partner agencies;
· Willingness to self-reflect and openness to feedback;
· Strong crisis management skills;
· A sound knowledge of victimization issues; and
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Qualifications: (includes education and professional experience)
· 5 years of supervisory experience;
· Preferably 2-3 years of experience working with victim of sexual assault, domestic violence victims, child abuse victims, general mental health practice.
· Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, human services or related field – or - equivalent experience
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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The Director of the Community Program utilizes outstanding management skills and effective leadership to oversee Safe Horizon’s community-based program. The Director will play a key leadership role and act as a voice for Safe…