Agency Description:

STEPS To End Family Violence (STEPS) - founded in 1986 by the legendary Sister Mary Nerney - offers a variety of innovative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive programming focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence; advocacy and healing for survivors and children impacted by abusive partner behavior; as well as training and education intended to increase awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence; and advocacy and activist efforts designed to transform the rhetoric and institutions that sustain such violence.  STEPS is a program of Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families.

Child Therapist/Senior Counselor (SIFJC)

Location: Staten Island Family Justice Center

Position Summary: The Senior Counselor of Children's Services position is located at the Staten Island Family Justice Center (SIFJC). The Family Justice Centers are an initiative of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and are designed to reduce barriers to support faced by survivors of intimate partner violence, elder abuse and sex trafficking. STEPS is co-located at the SIFJC and partners with the Mayor's Office, the Richmond County District Attorney's Office and other community-based organizations to provide a safe and welcoming place for survivors and their children.


The Senior Counselor of the Children’s Services (SIFJC) will provide therapy for children ages 0 to 12 who have been exposed to family violence. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, ample experience providing intake, assessment, planning and therapeutic service implementation for children and their families experiencing abuse, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of creative and committed advocates, and demonstrated experience working with children witnesses of intimate-partner violence. The Senior Counselor position will work under the supervision of the Director of Children Services at the SIFJC. Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide therapy and treatment planning using trauma-informed evidence-based models of intervention
  • Institute measures to protect rights of women and children and provide access to benefits and entitlements
  • Conduct individual, family and group therapy
  • Network within the community and advocate for clients
  • Manage cases to comply with legal, funding and agency standards and mandates
  • Address safety and protection needs of women and their children

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or a related field from an accredited graduate program, LMSW or LMHC preferred. Licensure must be obtained within 6 months of hire. Required;
  • Training in Childhood Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and/or other evidence based practice designed to support survivors of trauma;
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish, preferred;
  • Understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence;
  • Keen ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in varied situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work independently and accountably.

To apply please send a resume and cover indicating “Child Therapist SIFJC” in the subject line to: Alejandra Caso, LMHC - acaso@egscf.org


RAPP Coordinator

Location-Bronx

Report to - Clinical Supervisor

Position Summary:
A leading organization in the fight against relationship abuse and teen dating violence since 1996, STEPS is seeking a skilled Social Worker for the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).
RAPP implements preventive services at designated middle and high schools, providing education and counseling around issues of relationship abuse, gender-based violence, healthy relationships, and a wide range of related topics. During the summer months, RAPP facilitates an intensive summer training program for selected middle and high school students to become RAPP Peer Leaders. RAPP Coordinators work independently within an identified school and are responsible for the implementation of RAPP at their site. The position reports to a Clinical Supervisor.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. It does not limit the assignment of related duties not mentioned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, group, and crisis counseling
  • Work with DOE staff to conduct curriculum classes and workshops
  • Develop and deliver trainings for staff, parents and community
  • Maintain accurate case files
  • Participate in the design and implementation of summer program
  • Participate actively in weekly individual and team supervision
  • Complete related paperwork in a timely manner

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work
  • LMSW preferred
  • Minimum of two years counseling experience preferred

Skill and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, teen relationship abuse issues, and adolescent development
  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in diverse situations
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member as well as independently

To Apply:
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: hrjobs@egscf.org


Director, Children's Services

Location - Staten Island Family Justice Center

Location and Position Summary:

The Director of Children’s Services position is located at the Staten Island Family Justice Center (SIFJC).  The Family Justice Centers are an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and are designed to reduce barriers to support faced by survivors of intimate partner violence, elder abuse and sex trafficking. STEPS is co-located at the SIFJC and partners with the Mayor's Office, the Richmond County District Attorney's Office and other community-based organizations to provide a safe and welcoming place for survivors and their children.

The STEPS Children's Services staff at the SIFJC provides clinical and supportive services to child witnesses of intimate partner violence. The Director of Children's Services implements and oversees all aspects of the Children’s Services provided by STEPS staff at the SIFJC.  The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, ample experience providing clinical services to child witnesses of intimate partner violence and/or other forms of trauma, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of creative and committed advocates, and has demonstrated experience providing reflective clinical and administrative supervision.  


Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all services provided by the STEPS Children’s Services staff at the SIFJC, including individual and group therapy, childcare and recreational activities, to ensure quality and appropriateness of services.
  • Provide clinical and case management supervision to staff and interns; assist in resolving complex case management issues; conduct one-on-one supervisory sessions for all staff and interns; work collaboratively with faculty of sponsoring educational institutions to train and evaluate interns.
  • Ensure that staff appropriately counsel and engage clients; monitor compliance with case contact requirements; assist staff to utilize legal, social, housing, educational, employment, and other resources which will enable clients to effectively navigate the criminal legal and social service systems; aid staff in making meaningful referrals.
  • Manage the performance of paid staff; assess training and development needs of staff; assist with in-service training; evaluate job performance; appropriately address performance problems.
  • Ensure that staff have the necessary supports to respond to client needs; responds to work-related stress of staff and interns.
  • Actively engages in inter-disciplinary collaboration and case coordination with administrative staff of the SIFJC and other partner agencies.
  • Develops relationships with community-based resources and links clients with services.
  • Participates in weekly supervision and attends other meetings as required.
  • Performs administrative tasks as needed.
  • Maintains program records and completes reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • LCSW and SIFI certification (or eligible for SIFI certification), required.
  • Training in Childhood Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parenting Journey and/or other evidence based practice designed to support child survivors of trauma, required.  
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish, preferred.
  • Strong and diverse clinical and supervisory skills;
  • Dynamic understanding of the impact that abusive partner behavior and other forms of trauma has on children’s social, emotional and cognitive development;
  • Keen ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in varied situations;
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work independently and accountably.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter via email to

Anne Patterson (apatterson@egscf.org), indicating “SIFJC - Director” in the subject line.

 

Revised 4/2016