Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients.
Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so. In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).
Essential Job Functions:
The Family Trauma Clinician provides both practical trauma intervention and support to domestic violence survivors, their children and the person causing harm (separately).
Duties may include some or all of the following:
Administer trauma screenings and trauma assessments to children, survivors of domestic violence and/or persons causing harm in intimate partner relationships;
Develop treatment goals with clients
Engage clients and provide trauma-focused mental health treatment with fidelity to evidence-based models
Provide evidence-based trauma-focused treatment through individual, dyadic, and group models Work in close partnership with FFP team members and ACS to coordinate service provision for children and families impacted by domestic violence;
Conduct comprehensive assessments for survivors and/or persons causing harm and their families
Provide crisis intervention and short- and long term trauma intervention for children, survivors of domestic violence and/or persons causing harm in intimate partner relationships
Engage in safety assessment and risk management dialogues with clients to follow up on safety plan
Conduct home visits with clients and their families.
Participate and support clients in family team conferences
Maintain clear, concise, and timely documentation with all relevant client information including data entry into a computerized record keeping system
Attend training relevant to position, including learning and consultation on evidence-based treatment
Actively participate in individual and group supervision
Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases;
Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members
Collaborate with other service providers internally and externally as needed
Participate in the service team of clinicians and case planners responsible to maintain a mixed
caseload of families (including survivors and their children and persons causing harm)
Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma
Supervisory Reports: None
Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence and all members of their families including the person causing harm in the family;
Strong communication and organizational skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills, be assertive and well organized;
Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner;
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and also work on a team with an appreciation of different points of view
Ability to work evenings as needed and maintain a flexible work schedule
Strong oral and written communication skills
Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records
An advanced degree (MSW) or related field.
Prior experience working with children and families impacted by domestic violence, abuse and/or trauma.
Bilingual Spanish/English fluency
Experience with family therapy or individual therapy preferred with survivors of domestic violence or persons causing harm in a trauma-informed setting;
Knowledge of the New York City domestic violence service system, public benefits, child welfare, housing system and other social services.
All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.
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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Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help…