Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.
Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.
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. 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 to 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.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION & ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
• 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 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.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Abusive Partner Intervention Coordinator.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelors Degree in Human Services with two (2) years of counseling experience, preferred, in a group setting.
• Two (2) years of experience preferred in social services, criminal justice system/jail/prison, working with re-entry and/or probation populations and experience and demonstrated skills in group counseling.
• In addition, must have lived experience or training and experience in interfacing with the criminal justice system, accessing the vocational and educational service systems, identifying the aptitudes of participants, thorough familiarity and success with engaging participant’s experience.
• Must be knowledgeable and sensitive to domestic violence and diversity issues
• Must possess a demonstrated ability in delivering client services including: communication and listening skills, understanding of human interaction and personality development, the ability to write and record case documentation, and demonstrated skills in group counseling.
• Employee must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.
• Must have ability to be flexible of schedule as needed (evenings required)
• Excellent written and verbal skills are required
Interested candidates may apply by visiting https://www.indeed.com/job/apip-facilitator-anti-violence-programs-be913ccbdb2d6d7f
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