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.
Assume responsibility, under the direction of the Program Director and in conjunction with the Social Worker for the general administrative duties of all Residential Specialist on assigned shift.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, EDUCATION & ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
• Coordinate the activities of the shift and assign tasks accordingly.
• Provide group and individual supervision.
• Supervise the functions and activities of the Residential Specialist.
• Monitor the delivery of services to residents.
• Prepare schedule to insure adequate facility coverage.
• Participate in the coordination of staff training.
• Attend training sessions and scheduled meetings.
• Provide crisis counseling, as needed.
• Function independently in times of facility coverage including responsibility for appropriate action in crisis situations per agency procedure.
• Prepare casework documentation and written reports per agency requirements.
• Perform responsibilities of a Residential Specialist, when necessary.
• Participate in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop one’s skills
• Attend monthly staff meetings.
• Must be able to carry a case load in an emergency.
• Perform other tasks assigned by the Program Director.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• A Baccalaureate Degree in Social Work or related field.
• Minimum of one year supervisory experience preferred, working with victims of domestic violence.
• 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 health issues.
• Must possess sensitivity to issues affecting battered women.
• Must be computer literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.
• Excellent written and verbal skills are required.
• Must have ability to be flexible with schedule as needed
Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
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