Social Work Manager

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The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is the only culturally specific non-profit organization in New York City serving Latinx survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the vast majority of whom are immigrants. Created as a grassroots response to domestic and sexual violence, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP operates three community-based social service programs, two residential shelter and housing programs, a 24/7 hotline, innovative economic justice and sexual violence programs, and a robust communications and outreach team.

The Social Work Manager, for the Child and Adolescent Program, is a compassionate leader with a demonstrated commitment to providing trauma-informed and survivor-centered practices with families impacted by domestic violence. The manager will be responsible for design and implementation of clinical interventions, including (CFTSI), and adapting them to include culturally affirming practices for Latinx families. In collaboration with VIP’s Data Team, the manager will support the collection and analysis of data connected to the impact of client services and participate in a rigorous program evaluation. Based on findings, the manager will develop guidelines and trainings to inform systems change with partner organizations, including health care, nutrition and head start programs and improve VIP’s overall response to children and adolescents impacted by domestic violence. The manager will supervise a team of two social workers or mental health counselors. The ideal candidate embraces values of diversity, cultural humility, teamwork, and community empowerment. This is an excellent opportunity to combine clinical, program management and training skills in a supportive, community-centered, and survivor-focused organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with all VIP programs to identify and refer eligible families impacted by domestic violence;
  • Facilitate focus groups with parents, children and adolescents;
  • Work with Program Directors and the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance to determine program goals and program structure;
  • Create a culturally affirming curriculum with the goal of strengthening bonds between parents and children;
  • Supervise team of social workers and/or mental health counselors and interns delivering clinical services to parents and children;
  • Provide comprehensive short-term individual and group counseling services with a trauma and strength-based perspective to help clients cope and heal from the experience of domestic violence;
  • Collaborate with project partners to develop guidelines and trainings that improve systems response to children impacted by domestic violence;
  • Providing clinical consultations on impact of domestic violence on children for VIP staff;
  • Working collaboratively with other program(s) and agency staff to improve delivery of services;
  • Keep supervisors informed of new developments; best practice and trends in the program's operation and be alert to changing community needs;
  • Remain abreast of new developments and changes in policies and practices impacting survivors (immigration, sexual violence, poverty, etc.);
  • Conduct educational workshops to raise awareness of impact of domestic violence on children for Latinx communities;
  • Attend agency and department meetings and other external community meetings, task force meetings etc., related to domestic violence;
  • Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; promoting VIP services at all public functions.

Data Collection & Assessment:

  • Work with Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance and Director of Non-Residential Services to ensure timely delivery of all grant reports;
  • Partner with VIP’s Data Team to develop tools, collect and analyze data, and participate in rigorous program evaluation;
  • Prepares and/or reviews agency and program wide quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Participate in dissemination of data findings, including presentations at conferences, webinars and development of white paper;
  • Manage budget and program oversight, ensure compliance with all program requirements and prepare interim and final grant reports in coordination and communication with the Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance;
  • Ensure proper maintenance of documentation requirements (including logs, case notes, statistical and narrative reports, etc.);
  • Maintain up-to-date data entry of all groups and outreach/training conducted and direct services provided;
  • Evaluate program effectiveness/efficiency to ensure highest standards of excellence in services and full compliance with policies, procedures and contractual obligations;
  • Provide periodic review, evaluation, cost analysis and modification of the program to meet client needs as well as funding source requirements.

Additional Functions:

  • Responsible for short-term and long-term planning;
  • Work closely with development department in providing programmatic information for support of grant(s) application(s);
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and produce a quality work product;
  • Perform other tasks as required, including any related administrative duties as needed.


  • Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field plus three (3) years post graduate clinical experience;
  • LMHC, LMSW or other clinical license required;
  • At least two (2) years, experience providing counseling and other clinical related services to trauma survivors;
  • Experience providing counseling to children and families;
  • Experience providing individual and group clinical supervision focused on professional development, best practice, and review of session notes;
  • Experience with advocacy-based counseling and/or other empowerment-based models;
  • Familiarity with therapeutic modalities such as CFTSI, CBT, Exposure Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing preferred;
  • Minimum of one (1) year of program and grant management experience;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (written & verbal);
  • Experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization;
  • Must be passionate about intersectional social justice issues impacting survivors of trauma;
  • Knowledge of and a deep demonstrated commitment to working against gender-based violence;
  • Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, religious, class, disabilities, and cultural backgrounds as well as people of all gender identities and sexualities;
  • Familiarity with conditions and issues impacting immigrant and Latinx communities;
  • Experience with workshop and/or group facilitation and training and/or presenting to individuals and groups;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including collaboration with professionals across disciplines & bringing self-awareness and accountability to the workplace;
  • Ability to travel on public/reliable transportation;
  • Strong verbal, written, leadership, communication and documenting skills;
  • Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times;
  • Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times;
  • Good sense of humor a huge plus.

The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is the only culturally specific non-profit organization in New York City serving Latinx survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the vast majority of whom are immigrants. Created as a grassroots…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 26, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 23, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$75,000 - $75,000Depending on experience

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish and English (written & verbal)

Fluency in Spanish and English (written & verbal)


New York, NY

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