Director Family Justice Center, Brooklyn

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Director of the Brooklyn Family Justice Center (FJC) manages the day-to-day delivery of services to clients working with Safe Horizon staff at the FJC. The Director is responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the programs by managing the development and delivery of quality services to clients and by representing the program and Safe Horizon to internal and external partners of the Family Justice Center.

Safe Horizon is a community partner in New York City's five Family Justice Centers, a collaborative project with the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, the Kings County District Attorney's Office, and legal and social service programs in order to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Safe Horizon staff located at the Brooklyn FJC provides counseling to clients; assists clients in navigating legal systems; provides court orientation, and advocates with other entities on behalf of clients. The Director oversees Safe Horizon staff located at the FJC, carries a small caseload, and facilitates external linkages with community and criminal justice partners.


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Recruits, hires and trains appropriate staff for open positions;
  • Regularly conducts supervision and staff meetings and provides timely and effective performance feedback through regular performance reviews;
  • Provides ongoing technical support to case managers through ad hoc meetings and regular supervision;
  • Provides direct services to a case load of high risk and complex clients needing intensive services;
  • Ensures the integration and availability of information and services from other Safe Horizon programs and departments;
  • Maintains effective working relationships with and manages the dissemination of information affecting program operations from the Mayor’s Office and District Attorney’s Office;
  • Conducts trainings on Safe Horizon services and critical client issues;
  • Organizes and communicates objectives and analyzes statistics to ensure that contract objectives are met;
  • Manages Safe Horizon related outreach events;
  • Represents the organization in collaborative special projects and task forces as the need arises;
  • Creates and oversees special projects that support client needs;
  • Manages administrative tasks including facilities planning, purchase orders, and clerical support;
  • Manages outreach processes, engages in presentations, participates in meetings and special events and conducts trainings for program partners;
  • Ensures that staff is actively engaged in the Case Management System initiative by providing training and support and by participating in meetings and discussions about the electronic database; and
  • Monitors program cash resources including client transportation, food vouchers, and emergency funds 


Supervisory Reports: 

  • Direct supervision of approximately 6 staff


Interacts with (optional):   

  • Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
  • District Attorney’s Office
  • NYPD
  • Safe Horizon programs and departments
  • FJC co-located partners – social service providers, community-based organizations, civil legal attorneys, and government entities.                         

Knowledge and Skills:


  • Outstanding interpersonal relationship, management and supervisory skills;
  • Familiarity with city agencies and the criminal justice system;
  • Diplomacy, tact, discretion and negotiation skills in order to operate successfully in a host site with multiple agencies;
  • Exceptional communications and listening skills and solid time management skills, including the ability to effectively balance multiple tasks at the same time;
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and have a working knowledge of domestic violence and the family court system;
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; and
  • Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records.




  • Master’s Degree in social work or related field or law degree or equivalent experience




  • 2 years of supervisory experience



  • Preferably 2 to 3 years of experience working with victim of sexual assault, domestic violence victims, child abuse victims, general mental health practice. 


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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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree