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Trauma-Informed APIP Program Coordinator


Founded in 1980, Urban Resource Institute (URI) is committed to the vision of a world free of domestic violence, homelessness, poverty, and trauma, where individuals, families, and communities are safe, stable, and thriving. URI works across the spectrum of prevention, intervention and services to empower individuals, families, and communities, particularly communities of color and other disenfranchised populations, to increase their safety and resiliency. URI is the oldest licensed provider of domestic violence shelter and services in New York State, with 40 years of impact capped in the last five years with significant achievements and expansion leading to its position as the largest provider of domestic violence shelter services in the country. This expansion has afforded URI the ability to serve individuals who have traditionally experienced barriers to accessing shelter services, such as singles and families with pets.

Today, URI is maximizing the impact of organizational growth, expanding its positioning as an Innovative service provider, an influential leader and “Employer of Choice” in its field. URI has annual operating budget of approximately $98 million, more than 700 employees and the capacity to provide services to over 40,000 individuals annually. The organization operates in more than 20 locations around New York City and is recognized as a valued thought-leader in the sector across the US and beyond.

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.

• 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.

• 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.

Interested candidates may apply by visiting https://www.indeed.com/job/trauma-informed-apip-program-coordinator-bb42e30c4527ce72

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