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Clinician, Children & Parents - IMPACT Project

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JOB HIGHLIGHTS: As part of a dynamic, diverse team of passionate advocates, committed to transforming the world, you will deliver culturally relevant, trauma-informed, evidence-based counseling services for the youngest survivors of domestic violence, as part of an innovative HSS-funded demonstration project. 

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: Domestic Violence Counseling; Children’s Counseling; Attachment, Regulation and Competency Framework (ARC) and Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES); Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Outreach and Community Engagement.

LOCATION: This opportunity is based in lower Westchester County, New York, providing counseling services delivered in a variety of settings - currently performed in a hybrid between remote (phone and TeleHealth) as well as in-person. This role involves travel throughout the County to meet the needs of our clients including (but not limited to) home and community visits. 

JOB OVERVIEW: As a Clinician – IMPACT Project (Interventions to Mitigate Parent and Child Trauma), you will work to further MSP’s mission in accordance with our guiding principles in a key role as part of a newly-designed demonstration project. The project seeks to increase access to high-quality, evidence-based children’s counseling for families who have experienced domestic violence. You will be trained in the ARC Framework (Attachment, Regulation, and Competency), the Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES), and in Anti-Racist principles, to provide trauma-informed, client-centered counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals and advocacy. Services will be mobile and delivered in a variety of settings (including in DSS offices, MSP offices, in clients’ homes, and via TeleHealth), to reduce barriers to participation.

You will work collaboratively with project partners, including an external evaluation team, and maintain strong connections to all other MSP program areas, including our Shelter, Family Services unit, and Center for Legal Services. In a highly visible role, you will build and maintain cross-referral partnerships and improve the overall response to domestic violence in the region.

YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR...

•      Providing virtual and in-person, evidence-based trauma-responsive counseling to approximately 40-50 families per year.

•      Attending case conferences and staff meetings with colleagues as part of MSP’s Children’s Programs

•      Gathering and analyzing statistics to monitor program effectiveness, and drafting monthly/quarterly activity reports to funders and external evaluation partners.

•      Engaging caregivers with MSP’s Parenting with HEART curriculum, to strengthen trauma-responsive parenting skills.

•      Representing MSP at community meetings and coalitions and engaging in outreach to establish and strengthen partnerships.

•      Participating in MSP trainings, committees, and interdepartmental meetings.

•      Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

YOU MUST HAVE…

·      Masters of Social Work or related degree

·      Experience working with children and families, providing counseling, support and advocacy in a variety of settings

·      Knowledge of gender based violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, or trauma

·      A passionate commitment to principles of anti-oppression

·      Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills

·      Ability to manage crises with tact, diplomacy and sound judgment and a willingness to promote integration across agency departments

·      Strong written and oral communication skills

·      Technology proficiencies including using Excel, Apricot and other web-based platforms

·      Excellent interpersonal skills

·      Valid driver’s license and reliable, insured transportation

Candidates who are bi-lingual in English and Spanish (or another language widely spoken in our service area) are strongly encouraged to apply. This role requires occasional flexible hours, including early mornings/evenings/weekends.

YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL IF…

As a passionate advocate for social justice, you adopt an anti-oppression lens to understand gender-based violence. You recognize that clients come to MSP while navigating different structural and social injustices that affect their experiences of survivorship. You also understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment to developing the language and tools we need to undo institutional oppression.

You are flexible and work well as part of a team and independently. You have excellent time-management skills and demonstrated ability to multi-task. You are accountable to doing what you say you are going to do.

TEAM OVERVIEW: MSP’s Interventions to Mitigate Parent and Child Trauma (IMPACT) Project, was designed in 2020 to build on almost two decades of work in establishing and growing a collaborative interdisciplinary partnership with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services. With funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the project will strengthen and enhance this model of inter-agency collaboration by infusing it with a current understanding of trauma and the effects of family violence on children; creating streamlined, mobile access to evidence-based age- and developmentally-appropriate, culturally- and linguistically-suitable therapeutic counseling interventions; and building more robust pathways to a full range of supportive services for survivors of DV. The project team reports to the Director of Children’s Services as part of MSP’s Programs Department.  

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: At MSP, we strongly believe that integrating a world-changing approach into all areas of our work is essential to ending domestic violence and human trafficking. Our dynamic and diverse team of compassionate advocates is working to create a world in which every individual has the basic human right to be free from gender-based violence and to engage in relationships that embrace the principles of respect, equality, and safety.

MSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, responding to domestic violence and human trafficking in Westchester County, New York, by providing multi-lingual, trauma-informed legal and supportive services. We bolster our work with clients by engaging in extensive outreach and community education, strengthening the systemic response to all forms of gender-based violence.

GREAT BENEFITS AND PTO PACKAGE: MSP employees enjoy a generous health benefits package that includes dental and vision care. Our Financial Savings Plan reflects a commitment to the future well-being of our employees. PTO and self-care are important to us and we offer a PTO plan that includes, vacation, sick time, personal days as well as summer Fridays.

Job Classification: Regular/Full time/Flexible/Non-Exempt.

Salary: commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to Erika Rexhouse, LCSW-R, Senior Director of Clinical Services, ERexhouse@mspny.org. Please put job title in the subject line of your email.

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MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. My Sisters’ Place believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-oppression principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society. People of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are encouraged to apply. MSP policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services.

JOB HIGHLIGHTS: As part of a dynamic, diverse team of passionate advocates, committed to transforming the world, you will deliver culturally relevant, trauma-informed, evidence-based counseling services for the youngest survivors of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

MSP employees enjoy a generous health benefits package that includes dental and vision care. Our Financial Savings Plain reflects a commitment to the future well-being of our employees. PTO and self-care are important to us and we offer a PTO plan that includes, vacation, sick time, personal days as well as summer Fridays. 

MSP employees enjoy a generous health benefits package that includes dental and vision care. Our Financial Savings Plain reflects a commitment to the future well-being of our…

Level of Language Proficiency

Candidates who are bi-lingual in English and Spanish (or another language widely spoken in our service area) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Candidates who are bi-lingual in English and Spanish (or another language widely spoken in our service area) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Location

On-site
Yonkers, NY, USA

How to Apply

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to Erika Rexhouse, LCSW-R, Senior Director of Clinical Services, ERexhouse@mspny.org 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to Erika Rexhouse, LCSW-R, Senior Director of Clinical Services, ERexhouse@mspny.org 

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