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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Director Clinical and Forensic Services, 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 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 multi-disciplinary team (MDT) of experts including Safe Horizon staff, detectives from the New York Police Department, child protection staff and attorneys from the Administration for Children’s Services, Assistant District Attorney’s and child abuse pediatricians 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 and group clinical supervision including supervision of an evidence-based treatment- The Child & Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)  

·         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 & advocacy referral services are available for SICAC child victims and impacted family members when needed

·         Assume primary responsibility for planning, coordinating and facilitating regularly scheduled Case Review meetings in coordination with the SICAC Senior Director and Multi-disciplinary Team Coordinator with participation from the MDT

·         Assists in conducting forensic interviews and providing CFTSI  

·         Actively participates in citywide CAC Directors meetings and citywide practice initiatives including the CAC IDCR and quality improvement plans

·         Responsible for identifying and implementing staff training and development plans

·         Utilizes client data to inform the quality of service provision and integrate into supervisory discussions

·         Ensures that staff accurately document service provision in the CAC CMS data system

·         Develops and implements strategies for addressing vicarious trauma

·         Represents Safe Horizon on external committees when appropriate

·         Assumes program coverage of the SICAC in the absence of the Senior Director


SUPERVISION: Directly supervises 5 employees and 1-2 graduate student interns, when applicable.


QUALIFICATIONS: An advanced degree in Social Work, or a related field and clinical licensure required. Prior clinical supervision experience required.  Bi-lingual (English/Spanish preferred:

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
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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.