Clinical Director Family Focus - Staten Island
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.
Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare
system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients.
Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so. In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).
Essential Job Functions:
The Clinical Director provides direct supervision to a team of Clinical Supervisors to provide an array of services to survivors of domestic violence, their children and the person causing harm (separately).
Duties may include some or all of the following:
With the Senior Director, inform and implement all program start-up activities including hiring
program staff, developing staff training and team development plans, developing partnerships within Safe Horizon’s programs and the Administration for Children’s Services
Inform and document FFP service and coordination protocols;
Provide individual supervision (including trauma treatment, preventive, and administrative supervision) and group supervision to the Clinical Supervisors, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s supervision standards
Conduct in-depth intake assessments with survivors and persons causing harm in the family to screen for mental health needs, safety issues, substance use
Provide expert clinical consultation (with an emphasis on the dynamics and impact of IPV and child trauma) to the Clinical Supervisors and ACS partners, to ensure the response to children and families is well coordinated and provided in a child-focused, trauma-informed manner;
Prepare for and facilitate case disposition meetings with support from the Deputy Director,
Working in close partnership with the team of Clinical Supervisors and ACS to coordinate service provision for children and families impacted by, domestic violence; Develop and enhance preventive and
trauma intervention services;
Facilitate and support clients in family team conferences
Ensure staffs’ timely and accurate entry of data into required data systems;
Review staff documentation of all relevant client information and timely documentation of supervisory notes
Attend training relevant to position, including learning and consultation on evidence-based treatment models
Coach and develop staff’s practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed,
Actively participate in individual and group supervision; including conducting individual and group supervision for direct reports, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards
Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases; where appropriate
Analyzing client data and making recommendations to the Senior Director for service delivery enhancements
Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members
Implement strategies for addressing personal and staff vicarious trauma
Model effective team-building, collaboration, conflict-resolution and problem-solving skills
Complete performance reviews for all direct reports in a timely manner that identify staff strengths, areas for growth and professional development commitments
Supervises: Clinical Supervisors
Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence and all members of their families including the person causing harm in the family;
Strong communication and organizational skills;
Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner;
Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records
Commitment to anti-racism work
Strong leadership, organizational, team-building, conflict-resolution skills required.
An advanced degree (MSW or PhD) or related field required.
Minimum 5 years clinical experience working with children and families and at least 2 years of clinical supervisory experience required and/or clinical supervision
Prior experience working with children and families impacted by domestic violence, abuse and/or trauma
Expertise in acute, trauma-focused, evidence-informed practices working with children and families impacted by abuse and trauma preferred;
Ability to work evenings as needed and maintain a flexible work schedule
Provide some on-call support
Bilingual Spanish/English fluency
Strong oral and written communication skills
LCSW or comparable license preferred.
Experience with family therapy or individual therapy preferred with survivors of domestic violence or persons causing harm in a trauma-informed setting;
Knowledge of the New York City domestic violence service system, public benefits, child welfare, housing
system and other social services.
All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.
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.