Assistant Director of DV Clinical Services
Children's Aid
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Post Date: Jan 07, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Bronx, NY
Job Reference: 003542
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Position Summary: The Safe Way Forward (SWF) Assistant Director of DV Clinical Services will oversee the SWF clinical services and be responsible to provide direct supervision to the SWF team of clinical professionals, who will serve 65 child welfare involved families affected by intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Bronx. The SWF Assistant Director of Clinical Services will be responsible to manage the delivery of clinical services at two separate sites, one for survivors and their children, and the other for the persons causing harm (PCH). Under the direct supervision of the SWF Program Director, the SWF Assistant Director of DV Clinical Services will work closely with the SWF Assistant Program Director to collaboratively provide both child welfare prevention services and clinical therapeutic intervention services to all members of the family, using a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, to help families establish long-term safety and heal from the trauma of emotional and physical abuse.


•Provide individual and group clinical support to two interdisciplinary teams of professionals; both teams consisting of master’s level clinicians and supervisors – one team working with survivors of IPV and their children, and the other working with the persons causing harm (PCH);
•Oversee and coordinate trauma-informed, individualized, parent-child dyadic, or group intervention clinical services to 65 families at two separate sites in the Bronx – one site for the person causing harm, the other site for the survivor and children;
•Work closely with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director to develop, coordinate and provide regularly scheduled group clinical supervision to the Survivor and PCH clinicians, as well as to the teams/units of both case planners and clinicians working collectively with families;
•Develop the SWF clinical programming, including coaching and developing clinician practice skills in accordance with a trauma-informed, client-centered approach; identify and schedule trainings on evidence-based treatment models, as well as opportunities for specialized modality certification;
•Collaborate with and Assistant Director to inform aspects of program start-up such as hiring of clinical staff, staff training, development of clinician assessment and trauma screening tools, service coordination protocols, clinical supervision, and clinical case note documentation;
•Manage and ensure timely submission of clinical case note documentation and record keeping in accordance with HIPAA compliance standards;

•Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling or related field; LCSW required;
•Minimum 5 years’ clinical counseling experience in mental health, victim services, and/or social service fields;
•Minimum 2 years’ supervisory clinical experience required;
•Prior experience working with families impacted by domestic violence, abuse and/or trauma, including survivors, children/teens exposed to abuse, and persons causing harm using a client-centered, trauma-informed practice approach strongly recommended;
•Experience in utilizing clinical treatment modalities for survivors of domestic violence and their families including: CBT, TF-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, IFS, Child-Parent Psychotherapy etc.
•Bilingual in Spanish/English required;


Children’s Aid is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Qualified candidates from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Please apply online through Children’s Aid website – Job ID: 003542

• Medical, Vision, Dental
• 403b + employer match
• Up to 20 vacation days
• Sick days
• Personal days
• Paid holidays
• Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
• Pre-tax transportation account
• Voluntary benefit plans & life insurance
• Education support program
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