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Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Coordinator

NYC

POSITION OVERVIEW
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 500 staff, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

The 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION & ESSENTIAL SKILLS
• Introduce and teach relationship abuse prevention curriculum to students.
• Provide individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, and safety planning to students who are at risk of, witness to, or involved in, abusive relationships.
• 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.
• Other duties as requested based on department, program and/or organizational needs.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:
• Commitment to the vision and mission of Urban Resource Institute.
• Passion for Urban Resource Institute’s mission and core values
• Masters of Social Work
• Minimum one year experience providing social services to youth.
• Prior experience in non-profit/social services field is ideal
• Experience conducting a community education program desirable.
• Knowledge of and ability to access the social service delivery system.
• Bilingual Spanish/ English, French/English or Creole/English preferred.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
• Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills
• Flexibility and an ability to work with accuracy under pressure in a deadline-driven multi-task environment is crucial

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

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