The Supervising Social Worker provides supervision to a team of case managers and provides direct client services to individuals and families impacted by violence including intimate partner and family violence, sexual assault, and homicide.
- Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients. Coach and guide staff in their client practice that reflects these approaches.
- Responsible for bi-weekly case supervision and support to specified Case Managers, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision policy.
- Monitors staff's performance through regular observation of client work and documentation, and coaches staff in providing client-centered safety assessments and risk management plans.
- In partnership with the Director of the program, recruits, hires and trains staff, and manages staff performance in accordance with agency policy.
- Assist the director with monitoring the flow of daily program demands to ensure consistency and quality client centered services.
- Co-facilitates group supervision with Clinical Director.
- Over-sight of support groups offered by program.
- Co-facilitates psycho-educational support groups for clients to learn to assess their own needs.
- Assess clients with mental health needs and coordinate referrals for services.
- Establishes linkage with external mental health providers to facilitate referrals.
- Provides on call support to program staff in the absence of program director.
- Conducts client centered safety assessment and risk management planning to a small caseload of victims of crime and abuse, including children.
- Provides crisis intervention, short term supportive counseling and case management services.
- Advocates for clients for public entitlements with systems and other agencies, where necessary, such as obtaining orders of protection, help with hospital/medical related needs; Office of Victims Services compensation, and relocation assistance.
- Provides information and referral for clients for services such as shelters, mental health treatment, public assistance and other entitlements.
- Provides emergency practical assistance for clients including transportation, food vouchers, financial assistance, emergency cell phones, and lock replacement.
- Conducts educational presentations and trainings and participates in outreach events for community groups about sexual assault, domestic violence and other related topics.
- Participates in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and seminars.
- Performs data entry into a computerized record keeping system and maintains thorough and accurate case records and statistics.
- Works collaboratively with other Safe Horizon programs to facilitate linkages for clients.
- Works collaboratively with other Safe Horizon administrative and operations department.
- Various other duties to be determined by supervisor.
• Master’s Degree in social work required;
• Prior supervisory experience required;
• Strong interpersonal relationship and crisis management skills;
• A sound knowledge of victimization issues;
• Individual must have the ability to work in a crisis-driven setting;
• The ability to balance administrative responsibilities, client needs and task management skills are required;
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
• Experience working with clients of all ages, including children, in a social service setting providing short-term counseling and/or case management;
• Preferably 2-3 years of experience working with victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse, and/or 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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