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The Safe Center LI Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Job openings at The Safe Center are posted below with qualifications and application instructions as they become available.

CPS/DV Counselor/Advocate

Responsibilities
The full-time Counselor/ Advocate implements the Domestic Violence/Child Protective Services Project. In collaboration with Nassau County Child Protective Services, the Project works to enhance safety for families impacted by both domestic violence and child abuse/neglect.

The Counselor/Advocate works closely with CPS caseworkers and supervisory staff and is a resource for CPS staff on domestic violence issues both in general and regarding specific cases.  The Counselor/ Advocate provides consultation on domestic violence issues and cases, assists in safety planning, makes joint home visits with caseworkers, and provides direct services, including counseling, to adult domestic violence victims involved with CPS. The Counselor/ Advocate also links adult victims and their children to additional Safe Center services – including legal assistance, adult and child counseling, and safe emergency housing – and is a key participant in cross training. The Counselor/ Advocate is also an important resource to TSC staff on CPS/child welfare issues, consults on cases that include those components, and functions as a liaison with CPS. .

Requirements and Qualifications
• MSW or equivalent
• NY State licensed or eligible for limited permit
• A minimum of one year domestic violence experience
• Strong clinical, advocacy and case management skills
• English/Spanish Bilingual fluency preferred
• Experience with child welfare systems is strongly preferred

Additional Information
A car is required. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance.

To apply
Email or fax resume & cover letter.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Contact
Alberta Rubin, LCSW-R
Email: arubin@tscli.org
Fax: (516) 465-4740

Assistant Director of Children’s Mental Health Services

Our Children’s Mental Health Program provides trauma-informed services to children (ages 0-18) and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual abuse, teen dating violence, and commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking. Services are also provided for young children with problem sexual behaviors.

Responsibilities
• Mental health services including crisis intervention, assessment, and therapy
• Referral coordination, case assignment, and case monitoring
• Clinical/administrative supervision and oversight of cases
• Case consultation with multi-disciplinary team members and other professionals
• After hours crisis intervention and clinical support as needed
• Data collection and analysis for grant reports
• Staff training, presentations, and workshops

Qualifications
• Expertise in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking
• Excellent clinical judgment and crisis intervention skills
• Experience providing clinical supervision to child therapists
• Ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team
• Strong verbal/written communication skills
• Highly dependable and flexible with hours

Requirements
• NY State Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Psychologists eligible to apply.
• Minimum of 3 years experience providing mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. Commitment to a strengths based approach to trauma treatment.
• Training in play therapy required. Training in EMDR, CPP, TF-CBT, DBT, or Theraplay a plus.

Additional Information
This is a full-time position Monday-Friday that will commence on January 1, 2018. Compensation package includes excellent benefits and generous paid time off policy.

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to KShaw@tscli.org

Safe Home Bilingual Advocate

The Safe Home Advocate will work directly out of our confidentially located domestic violence shelter in Nassau County. The Safe Home Advocate provides case management, advocacy, supportive services, crisis intervention and transportation for both adult and child clients staying at the shelter.

Requirements and Qualifications
• Associates degree
• Professional experience and knowledge of domestic violence, mental illness and substance abuse
• Must speak and write Spanish fluently
• Must maintain a valid, violation-free NY State Drivers License and have a car
• Must be able to work some evenings
• Case management experience preferred
• Experience in group home setting preferred

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to tgregoretti@tscli.org

Domestic Violence Counselor

Job Description
Our Domestic Violence Counseling Program provides trauma informed services to adult victims of domestic violence.  The Domestic Violence Counselor will work as a team member at both our main offices in Bethpage and at our Safe Home, the shelter for victims and their children. The counselor works closely with the shelter, hotline, legal, and children’s mental health units, and provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, casework, advocacy, and other services.

Qualifications
The position requires an MSW or equivalent, and NY State license or eligibility for limited permit.  Experience with trauma work, including a minimum of one year domestic violence and/or sexual assault is necessary. English/Spanish bilingual fluency and experience in a group home/ shelter setting are both strongly preferred.

Additional Information
The schedule includes day and evening hours. A car is required. LCSW supervision. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance. Salary: $40,000

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to arubin@tscli.org

Enough Abuse Coordinator (P/T)

Job Description
The Enough Abuse Campaign is a grassroots movement gaining momentum across the country to reduce the rate of child sexual abuse. The Safe Center is providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to help with this effort. The Coordinators primary function is community outreach. This includes creating opportunities to present Enough Abuse trainings throughout Long Island and recruiting, screening, training and providing coordination of Enough Abuse volunteers to facilitate these trainings. The Coordinator will also act as the liaison between The Safe Center and Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY). The coordinator will be trained to become a certified Enough Abuse facilitator and is responsible to learn and present the full curriculum when needed. For more information about the Enough Abuse  Campaign visit http://thesafecenterli.org/enough-abuse-campaign.

Responsibilities
• Participates in community education and outreach activities, such as public speaking, and providing resources and information
• Assists in conducting various quarterly meetings
• Writes short articles and assists with newsletter production upon request
• Prepares  trainers for upcoming trainings
• Develops training materials, displays and literature for distribution
• Collates and forwards survey materials to PCANY, prepares educational materials for upcoming trainings
• Keeps track of educational materials and makes copies when needed

Qualifications
• Excellent written and communication skill
• Strong presentation and speaking skills
• Ability to use phone system, copy machines, computers, and fax machines
• Familiarity with Microsoft word and excel

Requirements
• A Bachelors Degree preferred or Associates Degree and experience
• Familiarity with issues of child abuse/sex abuse is preferred
• Flexible hours and a reliable form of transportation

Additional Information
This is a part time position – 15 hours weekly.

To Apply
Send Cover Letter and Resume to DHarvey@tscli.org

P/T Child Counselor

Job Description
Our Children’s Mental Health Program provides trauma-informed services to children (ages 0-18) and families impacted by domestic violence, sexual abuse, and commercial sexual exploitation. The Safe Center is seeking to hire a clinician who is knowledgeable about infant/early childhood development and has experience working with children of all ages, including infants and toddlers. The Child Counselor will provide mental health services to residents at our domestic violence shelter. This is a part-time position (15 hours/week) and evenings are required. No weekends.

Responsibilities
Services provided by our Child Counselors include intake & assessment, individual, group, parent-child, & family therapy, crisis intervention, parenting support & guidance, advocacy, and case management.

Qualifications and Skills
• MSW or equivalent degree required. Licensed or eligible for limited permit.
• Clinical experience with children and families required. Clinical experience with young children ages 0-6 strongly preferred.
• Experience working with survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of attachment theory and infant/early childhood development required. Applicants who have non-clinical experience working with parents and young children (i.e. facilitating Mommy & Me classes) are encouraged to apply.
• Training in play therapy and attachment based trauma treatment interventions (i.e. Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Theraplay) strongly preferred.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

To apply
Email or fax resume & cover letter.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
While every application will be reviewed, only applicants being considered for the next step in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Contact
Katie Shaw, LCSW-R, RPT-S
Email: kshaw@tscli.org
Fax: (516) 465-4740

Bilingual Child Victim Advocate

Responsibilities
The Bilingual Child Advocate will report directly to the Assistant Director of Advocacy Services. Pimary responsibilities will include: Providing crisis intervention, support, case management services, and information and referrals to child victims and their non-offending family members; Assisting clients in filing compensation claims, accompanying child/family to court, police, child protective services and medical appointments, home visits, orient clients to the legal and court process; Maintaining statistical records and case notes; and other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Executive Director. Position may require overnight travel to conferences/training.

Job Requirements
• Bachelors degree in Social Work or related field
• 2 years experience in the areas of crisis intervention, information and referral and support
• Speak and write Spanish fluently
• Must be able to utilize the following office equipment: computer, fax machine, copy machine and postage machine

This position requires the use of a car. A flexible schedule is required. When working a shift that ends later than 5:00PM or 7:00PM it is required that you remain at the office until any families receiving advocate services have left. Compensation package includes excellent benefits and generous paid time off policy.

To Apply
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to jhanson@tscli.org

Per-Diem Project Kidz Talk Group Facilitator

Job Requirements
• BSW, BA in psychology, or equivalent degree required. MSW or equivalent degree preferred.
• Group work experience
• Experience working with children and families

Job Description:
Project Kidz Talk is a peer support program for children who have been sexually abused and their non-offending family members.  Per-diem group facilitators facilitate a weekly peer support group for children impacted by sexual abuse.  They work with children of differing ages and developmental levels, carry out activities which enhance children’s ability to express feelings and lessen their sense of isolation, and maintain confidentiality for our clients.  Expectations include: a commitment to an 8-12 week group cycle, interaction with families during dinner time, and setting up and cleaning up after dinner.

The hours for this position are 5pm to 8:15pm on Mondays and/or Tuesdays.  (Program time might extend beyond these scheduled hours.)

*Length of employment is contingent upon the program’s needs.

The per-diem rate is $15.78 per hour.

To Apply:
Email resume to tneuschul@tscli.org.

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