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Trauma-Informed APIP Program Coordinator

NYC

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.  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.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS & ESSENTIAL 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 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, SKILLS AND ABILITY

  • 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 ability to be flexible of schedule as needed – evenings are required.

Excellent written and verbal skills are required.

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