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RAPP Coordinator


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. With a $70-80 million annual budget with over 600 staff by the end of the year, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

The Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator works to prevent teen relationship abuse through workshops, peer leadership development, and community outreach and education, and intervenes to mitigate the effects of relationship abuse through counseling, referrals and case management.

• Provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning to students who are at risk of, witness to, or involved in, abusive relationships.
• Introduce and teach the relationship abuse prevention curriculum to students.
• Make appropriate community referrals to students and/or their families when indicated.
• Provide training and technical assistance about teen relationship abuse and the RAPP program to school personnel, and provide ongoing outreach and training to school staff in order to improve their skills in identifying abusive relationships and making appropriate referrals.
• Engage, train and support teens to become peer leaders in the school and in their communities.
• Conduct workshops for parents, staff and community organizations on relationship abuse prevention, the legal aspects of domestic violence, helping children overcome the effects of witnessing/experiencing abusive relationships, and other pertinent subject matter as indicated.
• Maintain records of all activities with students, staff, families, and community organizations, and submit monthly statistical reports.
• Participate in training seminars and workshops conducted to enhance and develop one’s skills.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Master’s Degree in Social Work
• Minimum of one year of providing social services to youth.
• Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental issues.

Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to careers@urinyc.org for consideration.

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