About Us

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.

Learn more about our programs here:https://www.safehorizon.org/our-services/what-we-do/


Our Vision

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of violence and abuse. We will lead the way by empowering victims and survivors to find safety, support, connection and hope.

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Parent Coach, Family Focus - Staten Island

Our Vision:

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. 

Our Mission:

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 Parent Coach plays a critical role in supporting parents in the Family Focused program.  The Parent Coach will have experiences similar to those of program participants including past history of involvement with the Administration of Children’s Services (prevention, foster care, etc), or having witnessed/experienced family violence as a child. Duties may include some or all of the following:

·         Help engage families in services

·         Participate in home, office and/or school visits with other Family Support Team members, where needed

·         Support parents in the goal setting process,

·         Help parents navigate public systems (housing, public benefits, family court); accompanying parents to appointment

·         Co-facilitate trauma intervention groups

·         Support parent to prepare for Family Team Conferences, support parents during FTC (as needed) and help parents process after FTC

·         Commit to developing practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed, anti-racist approach

·         Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases; where appropriate

·         Attend trainings relevant to position

·         Actively participate in individual supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards

·         Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members

·         Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma



Knowledge and Required Skills:


·                     Excellent interpersonal skills and well organized;

·                     Demonstrate the ability to work independently and also work on a team


Strongly Preferred:

  • Bilingual Spanish/English fluency






·                     High school diploma/GED and two years of related experience or Associate Degree and one year of related experience


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

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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.