Safe Horizon

Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. 

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.

Feb 15, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:   Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients. Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so.  In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).      Essential Job Functions: The Parent Coach plays a critical role in supporting parents in the Family Focused program.  The Parent Coach will have experiences similar to those of program participants including past history of involvement with the Administration of Children’s Services (prevention, foster care, etc), or having witnessed/experienced family violence as a child. Duties may include some or all of the following: ·          Help engage families in services ·          Participate in home, office and/or school visits with other Family Support Team members, where needed ·          Support parents in the goal setting process, ·          Help parents navigate public systems (housing, public benefits, family court); accompanying parents to appointment ·          Co-facilitate trauma intervention groups ·          Support parent to prepare for Family Team Conferences, support parents during FTC (as needed) and help parents process after FTC ·          Commit to developing  practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed, anti-racist approach ·          Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases; where appropriate ·          Attend trainings relevant to position ·          Actively participate in individual supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards ·          Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members ·          Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma     Knowledge and Required Skills:   ·                      Excellent interpersonal skills and well organized; ·                      Demonstrate the ability to work independently  and also work on a team   Strongly Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English fluency       Qualifications:   ·                      High school diploma/GED and two years of related experience or Associate Degree and one year of related experience   All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Feb 13, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  The Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP) Supervising Attorney provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking, supervises at least three staff attorneys and up to two legal interns or fellows at any given time. The Supervising Attorney works closely with the program’s Senior Director to achieve various program objectives.     Essential Job Functions: ·         Supervises staff attorneys, legal volunteers and legal interns. ·         Participates in monthly multidisciplinary team meetings for social worker and legal teams to coordinate on client cases and advocacy strategies. ·         Assists with developing legal team policies and procedures, including but not limited to confidentiality and privilege. ·         Conducts in-depth interviews with small number of clients to assess potential immigration relief as well as other legal needs, including eligibility for T-visas, U-visas, asylum, and other forms of relief. ·         Seeks immigration remedies on behalf of small number of clients.  Prepares T and U Visa applications, Adjustment of Status applications, asylum applications, consular processing, and other forms of relief. ·         Represents clients in removal proceedings, when needed. ·         Provides information and options to clients related to the criminal justice system. ·         Prepares clients for court appearances, accompanies client to interviews with law enforcement agents, and provides other criminal justice advocacy as needed. ·         Drafts all legal documents and makes court appearances with clients, when necessary. ·         Coordinates with internal program social workers, external social providers, and law enforcement personnel. ·         Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs and ensures accurate and complete data entry for all staff attorneys. ·         Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals, including statistical data provided to funders. ·         Actively participate in weekly staff meetings with a small and dynamic team. ·         Various other duties to be determined by Senior Director.   Supervisory Reports:                ·         Three staff attorneys ·         One or two legal interns, at any given time            Knowledge and Skills: Required:                               Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people. The ability to prepare routine reports, court documents, case notes, legal briefs, pleadings and correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner is essential. Must be creative and have critical thinking skills. Must be a persuasive and effective public speaker.    Must possess demonstrated appropriate communications skills for a variety of audiences including client populations, colleagues, law enforcement, and local, state and federal lawmakers. Problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills are essential. Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations and government agencies is essential. Bilingual oral and written fluency in Spanish preferred; additional language fluency desirable. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Demonstrated leadership skills.  Willing to participate in a learning community. Excellent interpersonal skills-must have the ability to be assertive. Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner. Must be a team player plus and be able to work with minimum supervisory oversight. Flexible, willing to work evenings, and weekends as needed. Organized and detail oriented. Computer literate (including Microsoft Word, Excel)   Education: Required: Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school and be admitted to a state bar.   Experience: Required:             Must have 5-7 years of experience providing direct legal services in human trafficking field, including extensive experience preparing T and U visa applications, green card applications, and working on adjustments of status for foreign nationals, and representing US Citizens in non-immigration proceedings, i.e. criminal justice advocacy. Must have at least 2-3 years of legal supervisory experience with staff attorneys in a substantive context in the immigration and/or human trafficking field, including providing regular individual and group supervision to legal staff. Must be well versed in keeping up to date with breaking policy and legal developments in the trafficking field as it relates to representing human trafficking survivors in their immigration relief and criminal justice advocacy, and able to adapt internal policies and procedures accordingly. Familiarity with legal services, resources and procedures available to immigrant communities in New York City preferred. Must have experience working in social justice and/or human rights fields and be familiar with the underlying social issues impacting survivors of human trafficking, violent crime, domestic violence, torture, and/or flight from persecution in other countries. Prior experience working with immigrant populations and/or crime victim populations preferred. Strong interpersonal relationship and crisis management skills. A sound knowledge of victimization issues. Individual must have the ability to work in a crisis-driven setting. The ability to balance administrative responsibilities, client needs and task management skills are required.      If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf     Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Feb 13, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary: This Staff Attorney will sit in Safe Horizon offices located in the Bronx Family Court. The Staff Attorney, using autonomy and independence, provides legal representation to domestic violence victims in matrimonial, family offense, custody, visitation and child support cases in Bronx County.  The Staff Attorney represents victims in all stages of litigation. The Staff Attorney also conducts presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences including community-based organizations and other service based providers on domestic violence and the law.   Essential Job Functions: ·          Works independently to litigate family and matrimonial cases in Bronx Family Court, Bronx Supreme Court, and Bronx Integrated Domestic Violence Court ·          Conducts regular legal clinics at Safe Horizon’s Bronx Family Court and Community Programs ·          Conducts in depth interviews with victims of domestic violence, compiles history and investigates to corroborate allegations. ·          Drafts all legal documents and attends all court appearances with victims of domestic violence.  ·          Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances. ·          Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including advocacy on non-legal issues. ·          Exercises complete decision-making authority over each client’s case. ·          Provides legal information, advocacy and referrals to individual who reach out to the DVLP helpline. ·          Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs.  Responsible for their own clerical case-related work. ·          Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals. ·          Provides statistical and narrative data to funder. ·          Conducts presentations and trainings to community-based organizations and other service providers to promote the mission of the agency.  ·          Attends meetings to discuss policy issues affecting client population.  ·          Develops and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies within the domestic violence and legal community in New York City. ·          Participates in the Lawyer’s Committee against Domestic Violence and other advocacy/policy groups.   ·          Serves as an internal resource to Safe Horizon staff, answering questions and making educational presentations.  ·          Contributes to the employment, supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.    Supervisory Reports:         The Staff Attorney does not have any direct reports.              Interacts with:        Clients Safe Horizon court programs staff External decision makers Funders Judges Court Staff Private Attorneys Attorneys from other not for profit organizations, with related missions Private and not for profit community-based service providers District Attorney’s office Family Justice Centers Mayor’s office Representatives from law schools Representatives from the Bar Association   Required skills:   Prior litigation experience in family or matrimonial proceedings preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people.  The ability to write routine reports, court documents, case notes, pleadings and correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner is essential.  Must be creative and have critical thinking skills.  Must be a persuasive and effective public speaker.   Prior experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges is preferred.  Must possess demonstrated appropriate communications skills with client populations, colleagues and court staff.  Problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills are also essential.  Must be familiar with legal services, resources and procedures available in New York City.  Must possess a knowledge and understanding of economic issues facing domestic violence victims, including but not limited to housing, public benefits and child support.   Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations and government agencies is essential.  A strong commitment to working exclusively with victims of domestic violence is required.     Qualifications:   Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the New York State Bar and have two to four years of related experience.  New graduates who have completed an approved fellowship or judicial clerkship may be considered. Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of family law, crisis intervention, criminal justice system, working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, family violence, poverty law, feminist law and/ social justice work.  Bilingual oral and written skills strongly preferred.  Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and anti-racism strongly preferred     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply     Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Feb 05, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.    Summary:   The Safe Horizon Brooklyn Family Court Program provides a safe reception center and various services to assist survivors and victims of crime involved in the family court system.    The program provides crisis intervention, case services, advocacy, information and referrals and practical assistance to survivors and victims of crime with an overall goal of promoting survivor safety and reducing the impact of victimization. Essential Job Functions:  ·          Managing the Reception Center including greeting and signing in clients and visitors; ·          Providing clients with the proper resources and information based on the intake assessment; ·          Communicating with the court parts and coordinating the client’s court appointments; ·          Answering telephones and responding to service inquiries and providing information and referrals; ·          Assisting crime victims in completing New York State Office of Victim Services compensation applications; ·          Coordinating with outside agencies to facilitate services; ·          Arranging for transportation and financial assistance; ·          Compiling records; maintaining and preparing statistics on a monthly basis; and ·          Performing other related tasks as assigned.   Interacts with: ·          Family Court personnel, including court clerks and court officers; ·          Civil legal attorneys; ·          Social Service providers;               Knowledge and Skills: Required: ·          Good communication skills, written and verbal ·          Computer knowledge ·          Organizational skills ·          Spanish speaking requires   Education: Required : ·          High School diploma or equivalent experience   Desirable: ·          Associates Degree   Experience: Desirable: ·          Experience working with domestic violence victims ·          Experience in a social service setting       If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf       Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Feb 05, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.      The Staff Accountant is responsible for the maintenance of complete and accurate accounting records for assigned grants   Essential Job Functions: ·           Conducts monthly budget review in order to effectively manage the financial activities of each grant to assure that all activities fall within funder and agency guidelines.·           Meets with program staff on a monthly basis to review and explain the financial health of the program.·           Prepares budget analysis and projections for cost-based grants and coordinates with program in meeting objectives for performance-based grants. Ensures that budget module is up to date and accurate.·           Responsible for the preparation of financial reports for submission to funding sources.·           Prepares budget proposals, modification and renewal budgets.·           Establishes audit schedule and coordinates funder audit.  Prepares plan for corrective action, as needed. ·           Maintain complete and accurate grant files.·           Process requests for advances on new contracts.·           Reconcile receivables and income earned from public and private sources.·           Prepare and process salary and otps allocation changes.·           Train program staff on proper coding of expenditures and ensure proper coding of expenses.                  ·          Reconcile and close grants on a timely basis. ·          Prepare cash flow projection of service income. ·           Prepare cost analysis and projection for development fund raising activities.·           Responsible for timely transfer of expenditures between funds, cost allocations and other schedules.·           Attend professional trainings, including funder trainings in order to be informed of any changes in funders’ requirements.·           Undertakes special projects as assigned.   Knowledge and Skills:              Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Advanced knowledge of Excel and Word are needed. Ability to work within strict time constraints and be able to manage multiple tasks at the same time is essential.   Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent relevant experience.   Experience: At least one year of previous grant experience is preferred. 1-3 years of accounting experience, preferably working in the not for profit environment     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 22, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.    Safe Horizon’s Facilities and Property Management Department (FPM) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of its office and residential shelter facilities across New York City.  The Residential Shelter Maintenance Worker is assigned to one of Safe Horizon’s eight residential facilities that provide safe, temporary housing for victims of domestic violence and their families.    Position Description: Under the supervision of the Lead Maintenance Worker, the Residential Shelter Maintenance Worker performs a full range of custodial duties necessary to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.  They will also perform basic maintenance and repair tasks as necessary.  This position entails working in a supportive housing setting with clients and their families, and requires that employees possess an understanding and appreciation of the sensitive nature of working an environment of this type.      Specific Job Functions: -            Cleaning all elements of the facility’s offices, common areas, exteriors, and residential units.  Specific tasks include sweeping and mopping floors, wiping down walls and furniture, and similar duties; -            Preparing vacated residential units for new clients by thoroughly cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, painting where needed, installing window blinds, moving and setting up furniture; -            Performing a variety of general and ongoing maintenance tasks such as changing light bulbs, replacing batteries in detector devices, moving supplies furniture and client belongings as needed; -            Performing light construction duties such as dry wall patching and painting, light fixture repair, unclogging sinks and toilets, installing and removing window air conditioning units; -            Utilizing various types of hand and power tools (drills, saws, etc).   Required Qualifications: -            Ability to perform physical activities including climbing stairs, moving furniture and equipment, working with tools and equipment, and lifting and moving items of up to 35lbs; -            Experience working collaboratively as part of a team, taking direction from a supervisor, and completing tasks on an assigned schedule; -            Experience working in a facility/building maintenance capacity. -            High school diploma/G.E.D or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience   Desired Qualifications: -            Certification in a building trade, maintenance, building system and/or equipment repair; -            Valid New York State driver’s license; -            Experience working in a supporting housing and/or residential setting; -            Familiarity with the operation of basic building systems such as boilers and heating systems, fire suppression and alarm systems, and plumbing systems.     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply     Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 22, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Program Description : Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading not-for-profit victim assistance agency, is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Immigration Law Project (“ILP”).   ILP, a client-centered, trauma-informed and anti-racist practice, has been providing free or low-cost legal services to low- and moderate- income immigrant victims of crime, torture, abuse and domestic violence since 1988.  ILP is accredited by the Department of Justice and staffed with attorneys, accredited representatives and paralegals who specialize in immigration law, including family-based petitions, applications for permanent residency, waivers, deportation and removal defense, naturalization, and humanitarian-based relief such as VAWA self-petitions, U Visas and asylum.    Responsibilities : The Staff Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal services, including consultations and representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Executive Office for Immigration Review, and for conducting presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences, including community-based organizations and other service-based providers on matters of immigration law.  The Staff Attorney also represents the program before USCIS during district stakeholder meetings and collaborates with other organizations on issues pertaining to ILP’s mission.  In addition, the Staff Attorney contributes to the supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.     Additional Qualifications : • Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the Bar and have at least 3 years of related experience. New graduates who have completed an approved fellowship may be considered. • Expertise and experience in representing clients in affirmative applications before USCIS and in removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts are essential. • Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of issues affecting survivors of domestic violence, violent crime, torture and persecution. •Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people. •Fluent Spanish speaker is required. Other foreign language skills considered.   If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.  
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 16, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:     The   Associate, Foundation and Government Support   develops proposals, identifies prospective funders, and manages grant cycle reporting for both foundation and government funding sources. They will research trends in the field, support stewardship of existing foundation donors, identify and strategize around new private funding sources, and help to cultivate prospective donors. The ability to coordinate and manage relationships and projects with multiple departments within the organization is essential, as is a strong engagement and commitment to Safe Horizon organizational values and vision.   Essential Job Functions: ·          Writes, reviews, and edits draft copy and produces and submits final proposals and reports; ·          Monitors online and print publications for government Requests for Proposals, evaluates them for relevance to Safe Horizon’s mission and programs, and writes RFP summaries for distribution to senior program leaders, as appropriate; ·          Researches prospective private foundation grantmakers and researches whether and how their funding interests relate to Safe Horizon programs;  ·          Cultivates relationships with existing and prospective donors through discussion, correspondence, gift acknowledgement, meetings, and tours of Safe Horizon facilities; ·          Supports the foundation and government proposal development processes from start to finish, acts as partner and project manager to agency departments through idea development, program planning, proposal, and budget stages; ·          Manages key dates relating to these relationships: i.e., pledge payments, stewardship reports, renewal requests, and proposal submission deadlines; ·          Tracks and manages report and renewal process, including liaising with program staff to gather narrative and statistical information and with finance staff to ensure timely and accurate post-award reporting; ·          Creates gift acknowledgement letters; ·          Carries out special projects as requested, including assisting with program development and definition as it relates to new fundraising proposals. ·          Stays abreast of industry trends, needs, innovations, and opportunities; develops a deep familiarity with the approach and impact of Safe Horizon and the broader victims’ services context. ·          Performs other duties as assigned.     Supervisory Reports:          N/A   Interacts with:         Program, research, and finance staff; funders, prospects, and consultants   Required Knowledge and Skills: ·          Advanced, superior writing skills – the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to capture the purpose, importance, and impact of  programs and projects with an emphasis on effective structure, grammar, succinctness, and alignment with foundations’ giving interests; ·          Strong commitment to Safe Horizon agency values of client-centered practice, anti-racism, and family-centered programming; ·          Working knowledge of database usage and reporting, and fluency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, ·          Excellent research and data management skills; ·          Strong verbal, interpersonal and communications skills and attention to detail; ·          Ability to work independently and under stress, manage a number of demanding and conflicting priorities in order to meet deadlines with well-crafted proposals and reports; ·          Strong organization and relationship management skills;   ·          Background in social justice or human services preferred.   Required Experience: ·          Minimum of one year of direct experience in grant writing, preferably from both public and private sources; ·          Familiarity with local and national foundation donors and funding trends; ·          Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred.   If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:   Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients. Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so.  In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).      Essential Job Functions: The Parent Coach plays a critical role in supporting parents in the Family Focused program.  The Parent Coach will have experiences similar to those of program participants including past history of involvement with the Administration of Children’s Services (prevention, foster care, etc), or having witnessed/experienced family violence as a child. Duties may include some or all of the following: ·          Help engage families in services ·          Participate in home, office and/or school visits with other Family Support Team members, where needed ·          Support parents in the goal setting process, ·          Help parents navigate public systems (housing, public benefits, family court); accompanying parents to appointment ·          Co-facilitate trauma intervention groups ·          Support parent to prepare for Family Team Conferences, support parents during FTC (as needed) and help parents process after FTC ·          Commit to developing  practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed, anti-racist approach ·          Prepare for and participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases; where appropriate ·          Attend trainings relevant to position ·          Actively participate in individual supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards ·          Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members ·          Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma     Knowledge and Required Skills:   ·                      Excellent interpersonal skills and well organized; ·                      Demonstrate the ability to work independently  and also work on a team   Strongly Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English fluency       Qualifications:   ·                      High school diploma/GED and two years of related experience or Associate Degree and one year of related experience   All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Staten Island, NY, USA Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:   Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients. Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so.  In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).      Essential Job Functions: The Quality Assurance Manager (QAM)  provides leadership with Safe Horizon’s Quality Assurance systems. The QAM works closely with Program Leadership to ensure the implementation of standardized practices that comply with funder regulations and promote effective delivery of Safe Horizon’s services and programs.  Duties may include some or all of the following: ·          Participate in program implementation: develop standards, processes and protocols for the program team ·          Review FFP staff data entry for quality and compliance; reviewing for clarity, timeliness in all record keeping system ·          Develop, implement, and monitor client service practice protocols and tools ·          Collect data for program evaluation and model fidelity ·          Analyzing client service data including system data and observations ·          Provide training and technical assistance to program managers regarding the documentation of client service practice ·          Work closely with Program Leadership to develop new policies and procedures related to standardized practices ·          Work closely with Program Leadership to implement and sustain quality assurance (QA) systems ·          Conduct routine site visits to engage staff in adherence to practice ·          Collaborate with ACS’ PAMS and/or Program Development units to conduct comprehensive case reviews ·          Attend trainings relevant to position ·          Actively participate in individual and group supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards ·          Participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases; as needed ·          Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members ·          Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma     Required Skills: ·                      Excellent computer skills required; including expertise and experience with Microsoft Office, and statistical software ·                      Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership in designing and analyzing large and small scale studies that have led to publication or grant funding. ·                      At least 3 years’ experience implementing program evaluation or quality assurance or audit/regulatory processes practices ·                      Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. ·                      Excellent organizational and project management skills ·                      Demonstrated success working independently and as part of a team, to collaboratively develop consensus with project partners. ·                      Proactive problem-solving skills   Strongly Preferred: Training and experience in victim’s assistance advocacy or a closely related field, with demonstrated experience applying policies, procedures, and/or guidelines Experience with NYS Connections and NYC PROMIS systems   Qualifications: ·                      Willingness to travel within all New York City boroughs ·                      Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite ·                      BA or BS Degree or equivalent relevant experience   All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes,  sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses. Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:   Safe Horizon’s Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients. Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so.  In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).      Essential Job Functions: The Administrative Coordinator is the first point of contact for all children and families entering the Family Focused program.  The Administrative Coordinator will welcome and orient every child and survivor/ or person causing harm (depending on site assigned) to the program and link the family to the appropriate staff.  The Administrative Coordinator plays a critical role in creating an environment that is safe, welcoming and upholds the core values and mission for the FFP. Duties may include some or all of the following: Answer and direct telephone calls, faxes and mail directed to staff on-site; Manage reception area; Supervise the child play area; Collect basic intake information; Perform administrative and clerical office duties including report preparation; administering petty cash, metro cards and parking garage vouchers; processing payment requests; Assist in supervising the playroom volunteers; Straighten up the play area and counseling rooms at the end of every day Orders, organize and distributes office supplies Other program/office management duties as necessary Commit to developing practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed, anti-racist approach Attend trainings relevant to position Actively participate in individual supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon’s quality supervision standards ·          Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members ·          Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma    Required Skills:   ·                      Strong communication and organizational skills; ·                      Excellent interpersonal skills and well organized; ·                      Ability to relate to caregivers and children; ·                      Demonstrate the ability to work independently  and also work on a team   Strongly Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English fluency   Qualifications: ·                      Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint ·                      High school diploma/GED and two years of related experience or Associate Degree and one year of related experience     All prospective job candidates must meet screening requirements, which may include a background check, credit check, finger printing and State Central Registry clearance.     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply Please follow this link to view complete EEO Law and complaint filing information: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary: This Staff Attorney will sit in Safe Horizon offices located in the Bronx Family Court. The Staff Attorney, using autonomy and independence, provides legal representation to domestic violence victims in matrimonial, family offense, custody, visitation and child support cases in Bronx County.  The Staff Attorney represents victims in all stages of litigation. The Staff Attorney also conducts presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences including community-based organizations and other service based providers on domestic violence and the law.   Essential Job Functions: ·          Works independently to litigate family and matrimonial cases in Bronx Family Court, Bronx Supreme Court, and Bronx Integrated Domestic Violence Court ·          Conducts regular legal clinics at Safe Horizon’s Bronx Family Court and Community Programs ·          Conducts in depth interviews with victims of domestic violence, compiles history and investigates to corroborate allegations. ·          Drafts all legal documents and attends all court appearances with victims of domestic violence.  ·          Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances. ·          Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including advocacy on non-legal issues. ·          Exercises complete decision-making authority over each client’s case. ·          Provides legal information, advocacy and referrals to individual who reach out to the DVLP helpline. ·          Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs.  Responsible for their own clerical case-related work. ·          Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals. ·          Provides statistical and narrative data to funder. ·          Conducts presentations and trainings to community-based organizations and other service providers to promote the mission of the agency.  ·          Attends meetings to discuss policy issues affecting client population.  ·          Develops and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies within the domestic violence and legal community in New York City. ·          Participates in the Lawyer’s Committee against Domestic Violence and other advocacy/policy groups.   ·          Serves as an internal resource to Safe Horizon staff, answering questions and making educational presentations.  ·          Contributes to the employment, supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.    Supervisory Reports:         The Staff Attorney does not have any direct reports.              Interacts with:        Clients Safe Horizon court programs staff External decision makers Funders Judges Court Staff Private Attorneys Attorneys from other not for profit organizations, with related missions Private and not for profit community-based service providers District Attorney’s office Family Justice Centers Mayor’s office Representatives from law schools Representatives from the Bar Association   Required skills:   Prior litigation experience in family or matrimonial proceedings preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people.  The ability to write routine reports, court documents, case notes, pleadings and correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner is essential.  Must be creative and have critical thinking skills.  Must be a persuasive and effective public speaker.   Prior experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges is preferred.  Must possess demonstrated appropriate communications skills with client populations, colleagues and court staff.  Problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills are also essential.  Must be familiar with legal services, resources and procedures available in New York City.  Must possess a knowledge and understanding of economic issues facing domestic violence victims, including but not limited to housing, public benefits and child support.   Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations and government agencies is essential.  A strong commitment to working exclusively with victims of domestic violence is required.     Qualifications:   Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the New York State Bar and have two to four years of related experience.  New graduates who have completed an approved fellowship or judicial clerkship may be considered. Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of family law, crisis intervention, criminal justice system, working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, family violence, poverty law, feminist law and/ social justice work.  Bilingual oral and written skills strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and anti-racism strongly preferred     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply     Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 08, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary: The Senior Staff Attorney will be responsible for the training and supervision of two off-site Staff Attorneys. The Senior Staff Attorney will, using autonomy and independence, provide legal representation to domestic violence victims in matrimonial, family offense, custody, visitation and child support cases in Kings County.  The Senior Staff Attorney will represent victims in all stages of litigation. The Senior Staff Attorney will also conduct presentations and trainings to internal and external audiences including community-based organizations and other service based providers on domestic violence and the law.   Essential Job Functions: ·          Provides training to and supervises the legal work of a Staff Attorney working in the Queens County Family Court and a Staff Attorney working in the Bronx County Family Court. ·          Attends court appearances with Staff Attorneys as necessary based on skill and experience of Staff Attorneys. ·          Reviews legal documents and other materials produced by Staff Attorneys to ensure quality work product. ·          Works independently to litigate family and matrimonial cases in Kings County Family Court, Kings County Supreme Court, and Kings County Integrated Domestic Violence Court. ·          Conducts regular legal clinics at Safe Horizon’s Brooklyn Family Court and Brooklyn Community Programs. ·          Conducts in depth interviews with victims of domestic violence, compiles history and investigates to corroborate allegations. ·          Drafts all legal documents and attends all court appearances with victims of domestic violence.  ·          Prepares witnesses and client for court appearances. ·          Responsible for assisting clients with a holistic range of services, including advocacy on non-legal issues. ·          Exercises complete decision-making authority over each client’s case. ·          Provides legal information, advocacy and referrals to individual who reach out to the DVLP helpline. ·          Maintains clients’ case files and all internal data logs.  Responsible for their own clerical case-related work. ·          Maintains monthly statistical reports documenting case representation, provision of legal advocacy and referrals. ·          Provides statistical and narrative data to funder. ·          Conducts presentations and trainings to community-based organizations and other service providers to promote the mission of the agency.  ·          Attends meetings to discuss policy issues affecting client population.  ·          Develops and maintains relationships with individuals, organizations and government agencies within the domestic violence and legal community in New York City. ·          Participates in the Lawyer’s Committee against Domestic Violence and other advocacy/policy groups.   ·          Serves as an internal resource to Safe Horizon staff, answering questions and making educational presentations.  ·          Contributes to the employment, supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.    Supervisory Reports:         The Senior Staff Attorney has two off-site Staff Attorneys directly reporting to him or her.   Interacts with:        Staff Attorneys Clients Safe Horizon court programs staff External decision makers Funders Judges Court Staff Private Attorneys Attorneys from other not for profit organizations, with related missions Private and not for profit community-based service providers District Attorney’s office Family Justice Centers Mayor’s office Representatives from law schools Representatives from the Bar Association   Required skills:   Prior litigation experience in family or matrimonial proceedings required.  Familiarity with New York City Family Courts preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people.  The ability to write routine reports, court documents, case notes, pleadings and correspondence in a clear, concise and effective manner is essential.  Must be creative and have critical thinking skills.  Must be a persuasive and effective public speaker.   Prior experience organizing and executing group trainings and information exchanges is preferred.  Must possess demonstrated appropriate communications skills with client populations, colleagues and court staff.  Problem-solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills are also essential.  Must be familiar with legal services, resources and procedures available in New York City.  Must possess a knowledge and understanding of economic issues facing domestic violence victims, including but not limited to housing, public benefits and child support.   Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with various individuals, organizations and government agencies is essential.  A strong commitment to working exclusively with victims of domestic violence is required.        Qualifications:   Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the New York State Bar and have two to four years of related experience.  New graduates who have completed an approved fellowship or judicial clerkship may be considered. Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of family law, crisis intervention, criminal justice system, working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, family violence, poverty law, feminist law and/ social justice work.  Bilingual oral and written skills strongly preferred. Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community empowerment, and anti-racism strongly preferred       If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.  
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Jan 04, 2019
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  The Crime Victim Advocate Program (CVAP) is a joint program of Safe Horizon and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) that will assign advocates to every police precinct and Police Service Area (PSA) citywide.  The Safe Horizon Advocate will partner with police personnel to provide outreach to victims who have filed reports to the precinct or PSA. The Advocate will work with all victims of crime who seek assistance from the NYPD with a specific focus for victims who have filed a report as a victim of a violent felony offense and those who have filed two or more police reports with the past 12 months. The Advocate will also be available to work with victims of domestic violence who have filed reports to the precinct on an as needed basis.   Essential Job Functions: Attempt to reach by phone and mail victims who have filed reports with the precinct or PSA with a specific focus on victims of violent felony crimes and those victims who have filed reports two or more reports in the previous 12 months; Work with victims of crime who come to the precinct or PSA seeking assistance; Conduct home visits with officers and detectives to assist victims as needed; Provide information, referrals, and practical assistance to victims experiencing crime; Conduct client centered safety assessments and safety planning suited to the individual’s needs; Provide crisis intervention and supportive listening; Advocate with NYPD personnel that may include keeping a victim apprised of an NYPD investigation; Provide criminal justice advocacy that may include court accompaniment; Advocate for victims for public benefits they may be entitled to; Help with applying for compensation through the New York State Office of Victims Services (OVS); Coordinate community resources for crime victims; Provide information and referral for victims for services such as shelter, mental health treatment, medical care, and other entitlements; Provide emergency practical assistance for victims including transportation and food vouchers; Work collaboratively with police officers in order to effectively provide assistance to victims; Collect data, track the history of crimes, and prepare monthly reports; Perform data entry into a computerized record keeping system and maintain thorough, accurate, and timely case records and statistics;  Advocate with Family and Criminal Court staff for victims; Conduct training with police personnel; Conduct community presentations; Attend relevant training, workshops and seminars; Work with other victims of domestic violence as needed; and perform other related tasks as assigned.
Safe Horizon Full-Time
Dec 27, 2018
Our Vision: Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.  Our Mission: Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.  Summary:   Safe Horizon is the nation's largest victims' assistance organization. The Family Justice Centers (FJCs) are an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) to reduce the barriers faced by victims and survivors seeking assistance because of domestic violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, trafficking, and related victimizations.    Safe Horizon is co-located at the FJCs and partners with the Mayor’s Office to ENDGBV, the District Attorney’s Office and other civil legal and community-based organizations to provide a safe and welcoming place for victims to receive various services.    Safe Horizon staff at the FJC provides crisis intervention, case management services, advocacy, information and referrals, and practical assistance to survivors, providing client-centered safety assessments and risk management plans. Essential Job Functions: The Client Services Specialist/ Senior Case Manager will interview all new clients who enter the Family Justice Center and assess and address immediate needs. The Client Services Specialists’/ Senior Case Manager’s responsibilities may include some or all of the following: Ø   Assessing needs of all new clients including but not limited to cultural/linguistic, victimization, services, legal, practical and safety-related needs; Ø   Communicating clients' needs and expectations with FJC case manager/advocates; Ø   Assisting in determining next steps for clients' visit to the FJC; Ø   Providing safety planning; Ø   Providing information, referrals and advocacy on the phone and in person; Ø   Linking the client to on and off site partners; Ø   Communicating throughout the day with onsite partners via Skype for Business instant messaging (IM); Ø   Managing client flow and ensuring clients are seen in a timely fashion; Ø   Scheduling future appointments with case manager/advocates; Ø   Collecting non-identifying demographic data and inputting all data into confidential database; Ø   Documenting client interactions and compiling statistics on an ongoing basis; Ø   Attending relevant trainings, workshops and seminars; Ø   Maintaining cooperative working relationships with other NYC service providers and; Ø   Performing other duties as assigned.   Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience   Qualifications and Skills: Candidates should be compassionate, assertive, well-organized, and able to solve problems and collaborate effectively with others. Proficiency in Microsoft windows is required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience working with individuals or families in crisis and those who are bilingual in Spanish or another language spoken by our client population.   Other: Ø   FT Full Time Ø   Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 35 hours/week     If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply   Safe Horizon is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities, as well citizen, marital, protected veteran and HIV statuses.
Safe Horizon Full-Time