Employment Opportunities

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Clinical Services

The Clinical Services Department is currently looking for applicants for the following roles:

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical and organizational skills to serve as a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Parent Therapist. The position is full-time and includes a weekend day and two evenings to accommodate participant schedules. The position is a hybrid of in-person and remote work.

The Bilingual Parent Therapist will play an important role in providing supportive counseling to custodial parents participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (TSVP). Our TSVP serves low-income families with a court mandate for visitation due to histories of domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and neglect. The program seeks to assist high-risk families in creating safe, supportive, and consistent parent-child relationships through psychoeducation, exploring the impact of intergenerational trauma on parent-child relationships, supporting parent accountability, and facilitating healing in parent-child relationships.

Responsibilities:

• Provide weekly supportive counseling to custodial parents of children participating in TSVP, the majority of whom are impacted by domestic violence, using a psychoeducational curriculum

• Carry a limited caseload of TSVP families

• Co-facilitate Parenting Journey groups for visiting parents participating in TSVP

Qualifications:

• LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required

• Fluency in Spanish required

• Commitment to social justice and strong communication skills required

• A minimum of three years of experience providing counseling to domestic violence survivors required

• Comprehensive knowledge of IDV Court, Family Court, and child protective systems preferred

Salary: $70K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to rrijo@nyspcc.org

Bilingual Trauma Therapist

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (The NYSPCC) seeks a motivated, devoted professional with strong clinical skills to serve as a Bilingual Trauma Therapist. The position requires a Sunday through Thursday schedule with two evenings during the week. The position involves a hybrid of remote and in-person work. The Bilingual Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission to effectively responding to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care.

Responsibilities:

• Provide trauma-focused therapeutic services on-site to economically disadvantaged families participating in our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation and Trauma Recovery Programs

• Facilitate crisis debriefings throughout the five boroughs with child welfare staff after critical incidents and fatalities

• Co-facilitate Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention workshops with K-3rd grade students

• Provide workshops and trainings to children, parents or professionals

Qualifications:

• LMSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) fluency required

• A minimum of two years of experience working with high-conflict families with histories of trauma and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental health and substance abuse issues preferred

• A commitment to social justice in child welfare preferred

• Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred

Salary: 65K commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan with match, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position please send your resume, cover letter and clinical writing sample via email to rrijo@nyspcc.org

The Training Institute

The Training Institute is currently looking for applicants for the following roles:

Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time Child Abuse Prevention Training Specialist at The NYSPCC. The position will involve a hybrid of in-person and remote work.

The Training Specialist will work to support the development, delivery and promotion of The NYSPCC Training curricula and materials. The Training Specialist, in collaboration with other members of the Training Institute, will help to support local, national and international child abuse prevention initiatives. The Training Specialist will help develop and deliver all prevention programming targeting youth and parents/caregivers, with a focus on the Safe Touches program. The Training Specialist will serve as the coordinator for the Safe Touches program, an evidence-based child sexual abuse prevention program for K-3rd grade students. Coordination of this program includes: conducting outreach to public and private schools and youth-serving organizations across NYC; overseeing scheduling and coordination; communicating with school administrators, teachers and counselors; facilitating workshops; training clinicians and interns on facilitation; compiling data and generating program reports; and ensuring quality program implementation. This position will also help to support the expansion of the Safe Touches program to other platforms (virtual and e-learning) and other audiences. The Training Specialist will support with the development of training content and materials and the delivery of trainings to all youth age groups and parents and caregivers on issues related to child abuse and neglect. The ability to deliver trainings virtually and travel to deliver trainings in-person throughout NYC is required, as well as the ability to work a flexible weekday schedule to accommodate an occasional evening session.

The Training Specialist for the Training Institute will support all activities of the Training Institute including but not limited to:

· Curriculum and material development

· Facilitation of adult and child workshops and trainings

· Background research and evaluation

· Coordination and scheduling of trainings

· Outreach and promotion

· Collecting and reviewing data and generating program reports

Selection criteria:

Bachelor’s degree required. MSW, MHC, MPH or equivalent preferred, or 8-10 years of relevant experience. Experience teaching or providing workshops for youth; working with families and youth with histories of trauma and abuse; and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect and the child welfare process is essential.

Strong organizational, attention to detail, and communication skills (oral and written) is a must. Experience providing training or public speaking is strongly desired. The ideal candidate would also have experience in project management or program coordination and/or developing educational/training materials. Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite). Familiarity with research and evaluation protocols is a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) also a plus.

Salary: Up to $60K, commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave.

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, or know of anyone who may be interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Norma Richards-Daniel at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or nrichards@nyspcc.org

Research and Evaluation

The Research and Evaluation department is currently looking for applicants for the following roles:

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as a full–time Assistant Director of Research and Evaluation. In collaboration with the Research and Evaluation Department, the Assistant Director will be responsible for designing and implementing study protocols, managing systems for collecting and storing data, summarizing findings, publishing results, and assisting in securing funding through grants. This position will engage in program evaluation and fidelity monitoring and will create a data tracking program for our child sexual abuse prevention workshop. This position is temporarily teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic. When The NYSPCC returns to the office in September 2021, the Assistant Director will work a hybrid schedule.

Responsibilities:

• Organize and manage studies using established protocols and design new protocols

• Conceptualize and independently manage a data tracking and fidelity program for the Safe Touches child sexual abuse prevention curriculum

• Provide data quality assurance, statistical analysis of longitudinal, comparative and cross-sectional data

• Develop and prepare internal reports of status, progress, and outcomes of evaluation activities

• Assist in developing and implementing comprehensive evaluation strategies for agency programs to assess programmatic impact and improve organizational effectiveness

• Identify research grant funding opportunities and assist in writing proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects

• Identify opportunities and foster partnerships with the local agencies, institutions, and faculty to participate in research collaboration and thought leadership

• Collaborate on development and drafting manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals

• Work as a liaison with clinical team/therapists for data tracking and troubleshooting

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have a background in applied research, evaluation, social or implementation science. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to complete high quality work independently as well as be a contributing member of a team. In addition, the candidate must have:

• Master’s degree or doctorate in social science (ex. Psychology), public health, statistics, social work, or related field.

• Grant writing experience and funding track record

• Excellent analytical skills and expertise in data management and analysis software (SPSS, Stata, etc.)

• Demonstrated research project design and implementation skills; peer reviewed publications

• The ability to lead projects and proposals

• A commitment to affecting change through empirical research

• Knowledge of and contribution to the fields of complex trauma, child sexual abuse, supervised visitation, or related evidence-based interventions

• Ability to meet deadlines and perform to a high quality of work

Working collaboratively with NYSPCC staff, this role provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in research and evaluation, a demonstrated commitment to helping children and families that have experienced trauma, and enthusiasm to contribute to the advancement of The NYSPCC in the fields of supervised visitation, trauma treatment, and child sexual abuse prevention.

Salary: $70K - $80K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package, including health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 403B plan, life insurance, and generous vacation/personal day leave. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to msantosusso@nyspcc.org

*The NYSPCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions are made without regard to an applicant’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender (including gender identity, sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 


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