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Trauma-Informed APIP Program Coordinator

NYC

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates the 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 $50-55 million annual budget with over 600 staff, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

The Trauma-Informed Abusive Partner Intervention Program (APIP) Coordinator is responsible for direct service provision to participants and oversight of all APIP staff. Direct services include therapeutic groups utilizing the a Trauma-Informed 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 Trauma-Informed APIP Program Coordinator will make all necessary assessments to secure effective therapeutic services to all clients in the program. The Trauma-Informed APIP Program Coordinator will provide a combined clinical and community-coordinated response to domestic violence.

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate weekly therapeutic groups of 12-15 participants.
  • Manage all aspects of evaluation, reporting and compliance with participants.
  • Provide individual counseling to participants as it relates to issues of trauma based on clinical assessment.
  • Conduct interviews, as assigned by APIP Director, 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 APIP Director.
  • Participate in training seminars conducted to enhance and develop clinical skills with the client population.
  • Supervision of the Case Manager, and the Program Assistant. Both will assist with all program implementation and management protocols.
  • Function independently and ensure appropriate action is taken in crisis situations per agency procedures.
  • Regularly assess the safety and well-being of participants.
  • Develop, with each group of participants, a contract of mutually agreed goals and objectives to be accomplished within an agreed upon timetable.
  • Maintain participant and victim files. Ensure that survivors are receiving best practices and holistic support.
  • Conduct trauma-centered intakes and safety assessment and collaborate with community-based resources to develop individualized risk management plans.
  • Oversee adherence to contractual mandates with the District Attorney’s Office of New York.
  • Participate in group supervision, staff meetings and trainings to ensure that participants are receiving trauma-informed supportive services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Abusive Partner Intervention Director.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Master degree in Social Work.
  • Licensed LMSW or LCSW.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is preferable.
  • Three (3) years of experience working with diverse populations is preferred.
  • Experience or training combined with experience in interfacing with the criminal justice system; accessing the vocational and educational service systems; and identifying the aptitudes of participants.
  • Demonstrated success and thorough familiarity with engaging participant’s experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable and sensitive to domestic violence and diversity issues.
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability in delivering client services including:  communication and listening skills; understanding of human interaction and personality development; ability to write and record case documentation; and proven skills in group counseling.
  • Employee must be computer-literate and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must have the ability to be flexible of schedule as needed – evenings are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills are required.

 

 

Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

To apply for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to careers@urinyc.org