Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.
Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Safe Horizon is the largest and most comprehensive provider of victim services in the Country and is the only organization to operate five nationally accredited Child Advocacy Centers in an urban setting. The Child Advocacy Centers are comprised of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of experts including Safe Horizon staff, investigators from the New York Police Department, child protective specialists and staff and attorneys from the Administration for Children’s Services, Assistant District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Corporation Counsel and child abuse medical professionals from premier hospitals. The CAC MDT works together in a trauma-informed and coordinated manner to investigate and respond to allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. In 2018, Safe Horizon CACs provided services to approximately 10,000 child abuse victims and 4,000 parents and caregivers, promoting justice and healing.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Clinical & Forensic Services oversees the array of mental health, forensic interviewing and victim support and advocacy services provided by Safe Horizon staff at the CAC. The Director of Clinical & Forensic Services provides trauma-focused, clinical leadership, vision and expert consultation to CAC staff and the multi-disciplinary team on all aspects of direct service operations.
Specific responsibilities of the Director of Clinical & Forensic Services include the following:
- Provide direct service staff and graduate student interns, when applicable, with individual, observational, and group clinical supervision including supervision of The Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), an evidence-based treatment.
- Provide expert trauma-informed clinical consultation to staff and CAC MDT partners on content issues pertaining to the impact of trauma on children and adults, child development, forensic interviewing and client-centered victim support and advocacy services.
- Promote Safe Horizon’s racial equity work in all facets of our service provision.
- Model effective collaboration, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills to the MDT.
- Manage the schedule of clinical staff to ensure adequate coverage 7 days/week.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with community mental health providers and other CBOs to ensure appropriate mental health treatment and victim support and advocacy referral services are available for CAC child clients and impacted family members as needed.
- Assist in planning, coordinating and facilitating regularly scheduled Case Review meetings in coordination with the Senior Director and Multidisciplinary Team Coordinators, with participation from the MDT.
- Assists in conducting forensic interviews and providing.
- Actively participate in citywide CAC Clinical Director meetings and citywide practice initiatives including the CAC IDCR and quality improvement plans.
- Responsible for identifying and implementing staff training and development plans.
- Utilize client data to inform the quality of service provision and integrate into supervisory discussions.
- Ensure that staff timely and accurately document service provision in the CAC CMS data system.
- Develop and implements strategies for addressing vicarious trauma among staff and on-site MDT members.
- Represent Safe Horizon on external committees when appropriate.
- Assumes program coverage of the Brooklyn CAC in the absence of the Senior Director.
QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or a related field; clinical licensure required. Prior clinical supervision experience required.
Prior experience working with children and families impacted by abuse and trauma is preferred. An appreciation for the CAC multidisciplinary team program model and alignment with Safe Horizon’s anti-racism work is essential. Strong leadership, organizational, team-building, conflict-resolution skills preferred.
HOURS: Full Time, some evening and on-call hours required.
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
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply
Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
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How to Apply
Apply online via the following link: https://safehorizon.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=956