The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims, residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, and residential programs for homeless families. With a $73 million annual budget with over 600 staff, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.
Reporting to the APIP Program Coordinator, the APIP Facilitator is responsible for direct service provision to participants. Direct services include group counseling utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy modality, advocacy services, referrals and follow-up. The individual must demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to the impact of the criminal justice system, trauma and domestic violence. In addition, the APIP facilitator will make all necessary assessments for the following needs: community agencies provide proper placement of participants in areas of permanent housing, vocational and educational services, and to assist families in securing public assistance, Medicaid or other benefits. APIP facilitator will conduct weekly, monthly and quarterly risk assessments as well.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Facilitate weekly group counseling to groups of 12-15 participants.
• Conduct interviews, as assigned, to assess and evaluate participants for risk to self or others.
• Engage participants in the orientation and ongoing treatment processes, through group counseling, under clinical supervision of the Social Worker or Social Work Supervisor.
• Assists all participants in the process of referral and placement in community based resources, as assigned.
• Assess participants’ vocational and educational needs, aptitudes and interests through ongoing assessment and discussion. • • • •Document participant needs and refer to the APIP Coordinator for placement into appropriate community based services and follow-up after assessment and counseling.
• Participate in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop clinical skills with the client population.
• Attend weekly conference calls, monthly case conferences, and staff meetings.
• Function independently in time of facility coverage, including, responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situations per agency procedures.
• Regularly assess the safety and well-being of clients
• Develop with each group of participants, a contract of mutually agreed goals and objectives to be accomplished within an agreed upon timetable.
• Respond to Hotline calls as appropriate
• Identify concrete needs and provide on an as needed basis.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
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