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Established in 1978, Safe Horizon is the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. We touch the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Safe Horizon partners with governmental and other community agencies and also advocates for policies on a local, state, and national level on behalf of those affected by violence and abuse.

We provide compassionate and expert support for people who have experienced domestic and intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, youth homelessness and other forms of violence, crime or abuse.


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Clinical Social Worker - Intake and Assessment Specialist, Brooklyn


The Intake and Assessment Specialist plays a vital role in the operation of the Safe Horizon Counseling Center (SHCC) and is often the first person with whom our clients interact. The Intake and Assessment Specialist models, trains, and supervises client-centered and trauma-informed engagement for the other members of the Intake Team. Many people who call the Counseling Center are seeking victim services other than the trauma treatment services offered by the SHCC. Therefore, the Intake and Assessment Specialist helps to model our intake service on the practice of our Safe Horizon Helpline. The Intake and Assessment Specialist also has a significant program development role in moving the clinic toward Open Access and Centralized Scheduling.

Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
Provide task supervision to the Intake Team which includes two Intake Case Managers as well as interns and therapists who may also assist with Intake
Monitor the screening of all service inquiries for “fit” (Is this the right service at the right time for this individual?)
Conduct face-to-face intake assessments prioritizing returning clients, and high-risk clients
Delegates and monitors complex intakes, completes screenings, and provides support and advocacy to clients navigating insurance issues
Monitors cases assignments based on initial clinical assessment info
Ensures that high risk cases are connected with more appropriate services when necessary
Acts as a bridge between the clinic’s intake activities and evidence-based practice activities
Coordinates with other SH Programs to promote collaboration and to recruit clients
Provides clinical consultation to partners referring clients and other Safe Horizon programs upon request
Maintains a very small, select caseload for professional development purposes
Performs other duties as assigned

New York LMSW or LCSW required
Demonstrated client engagement and client-centered practice orientation required
Demonstrated experience applying anti-racist values in work
Ability to work as part of a team, with partnership and collaboration as central organizing tenets
Strong advocacy orientation

Interest in program development and program administration
Exceptional organizational and time management skills as well as attention to detail
Minimum 1 year of specializing in direct work experience with survivors of crime required
Outpatient experience preferred (Article 31 clinic)
Experience with telephonic service or advocacy strongly preferred
Spanish Fluency preferred

Schedule: Mon - Fri 10am-6pm

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
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Safe Horizon is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws concerning employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Safe Horizon ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful immigrant status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff and clients.