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Director of Children’s Services

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JOB HIGHLIGHTS:  As part of a dynamic, diverse team of passionate advocates, committed to transforming the world, you will oversee the delivery of culturally relevant, trauma-informed specialized supportive services for the youngest survivors of domestic violence.

MAIN AREAS OF FOCUS: Domestic Violence Counseling; Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Supervision and Program Management; Outreach and Community Engagement; Program Reporting and Monitoring.

LOCATION: This opportunity is based in Westchester County, New York – currently performed in a hybrid between remote and in-person work in MSP’s Yonkers Offices.

JOB OVERVIEW: As the Director of Children’s Services, you will work to further MSP’s mission in accordance with our guiding principles in a dynamic role leading an established unit at MSP, a domestic violence advocacy organization. You will oversee program management, supervise staff, and maintain strong connections to all other MSP program areas, including our Shelter, Family Services unit, and Center for Legal Services. You will supervise the launch of an innovative demonstration project – IMPACT - designed to create streamlined, mobile access to evidence-based therapeutic counseling interventions. 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 overall management, supervision, and administration of MSP’s Children’s programs, including the newly funded IMPACT project.

•      Supervising a team of 6 children’s staff, located in MSP’s offices in Yonkers and White Plains, and in mobile roles throughout Westchester.

•      Recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating team members. 

•      Implementing new evidence-based mobile counseling intervention in collaboration as part of an HHS-funded demonstration project.

•      Working collaboratively with MSP staff providing trauma-informed crisis intervention, knowledgeable safety planning, client-centered counseling, referrals and advocacy.

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

•      Provide ongoing training and support to staff on best practices in assessing and responding to domestic violence and the needs of victims and their families.

•      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 and NYS License

·      Five years of prior management and supervisory experience

·      Experience working with social and legal service organizations and 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 Children's Programs include individual and group counseling, therapeutic childcare, and "Robbie's Room" - an arts-based program that provides a space for healing and sharing, reducing feelings of anxiety and isolation while helping children to heal from trauma, and IMPACT, a new demonstration project which builds on MSP’s collaboration with Westchester’s Child Protective Services. Services are provided both remotely, though our secure TeleHealth platform, and in person, with safety protocols to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Children also benefit from MSP's supportive and legal programs for adult survivors who are parents and caregivers, which empower them to provide their children with effective support and a shared path towards safety and healing. As Director of Children’s Services you will report to the Senior Director of Clinical Services.  

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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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 values you, your growth and your contributions. 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 oversee the delivery of culturally relevant, trauma-informed specialized supportive services for the youngest…

Details at a Glance

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

Benefits

GREAT BENEFITS AND PTO PACKAGE: 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. 

GREAT BENEFITS AND PTO PACKAGE: MSP employees enjoy a generous health benefits package that includes dental and vision care. Our Financial Savings Plain reflects a commitment to…

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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