Position Summary: The Safe Way Forward (SWF) Program Clinician – Persons Causing Harm (PCH) will provide comprehensive trauma-informed individual and group counseling to parents who are perpetrators of intimate partner violence (IPV). The clinician will assess parents who have used violence in their relationships and toward their children. The clinician will engage in therapeutic visitation services, coordinate, and provide these services with the goal of increasing safety and helping children to heal. The clinician will report to the SWF Supervisor. The SWF programming will serve 65 families in the Bronx, and will provide comprehensive trauma-informed services to child welfare-informed family members affected by IPV.
•Provide trauma-informed individual counseling, assessment, and case coordination to parents who are perpetrators of intimate partner violence;
•Co-facilitate a 26-week group for fathers who have caused harm twice yearly;
•Conduct comprehensive assessment, including risk assessment, of parents who are perpetrators of IPV and their children for engagement in therapeutic visitation services;
•Facilitate therapeutic visitation sessions with PCH and their children when deemed safe and appropriate (trauma-informed parent-child therapy to increase safety and facilitate healing between adults who have used violence and their children);
•Coordinate and collaborate on shared cases with SWF survivor and children clinicians to ensure clients are receiving services that meet their needs and that safety is prioritized;
•Manage data collection for reporting;
•Represent the SWF Program and Children’s Aid at interagency and community task force/coalition meetings;
•Provide consultation and capacity building to child welfare professionals internally at Children’s Aid as well as external child welfare and human services professionals in NYC as requested;
•Participate in weekly peer and group supervision;
•Perform other administrative and program support functions as needed
•Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling Psychology, or equivalent degree required with licensure or on track for licensure; LCSW preferred.
•Minimum of 1-2 years; work experience providing domestic violence prevention and intervention services to underserved families in trauma-informed settings
•Experience of working with adults who have caused harm in their relationships.
•Training and experience in working with survivors and children of domestic violence in trauma informed settings.
•Knowledge of child development and trauma-informed practice as well as family systems, relational and attachment theories and framework.
•Knowledge of the New York City domestic violence service system, public benefits, child welfare, legal and housing systems.
•Strong oral and written communication skills.
•Strong organizational skills.
•Ability to function independently and work in a team.
•Ability to work flexible hours on weekdays, work 1 -2 evenings/week, and be available on Saturdays, as needed.
•Ability to take on a wide range of administrative tasks.
•Bilingual in Spanish/English required.
•Bilingual in French/French Creole preferred.