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The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for:
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 (English/Spanish) Trauma Therapist. The position requires a Tuesday through Saturday schedule with two evenings during the week.

The Bilingual Trauma Therapist will play an important role in supporting the agency mission of 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 low-income families participating in our Therapeutic 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; new graduates will have six months to obtain their license after hire
  • Fluency in Spanish 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
  • Familiarity implementing evidence-based practices preferred

Salary: Low $60K’s 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 Anna Fuentes at afuentes@nyspcc.org or via mail to 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038.


Part-time, Per-diem Security Officer

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) currently has an opening for a temporary Part-time Security Officer to work Sundays 9:00 am -5:00 pm from March 10th – May 12th and thereafter on a per-diem basis.

The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining the safety of clients and staff during program operations.  Security Officer responsibilities include: greeting clients as they enter the office, ensuring that proper procedures are followed to prohibit parents participating in the visitation program from crossing paths, scanning parents with hand-held metal detector, and conducting appropriate interventions as needed.

A State Security Guard certificate and training is required. Law enforcement experience a plus. Previous experience working with difficult clients in a social service setting and training on managing aggressive behavior and crisis de-escalation preferred. Excellent communication techniques are required for this position.  The position is paid at the rate of $18.00/per hour.

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to Anna Fuentes at afuentes@nyspcc.org or by mail to The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038.


Domestic Violence Specialist (Bilingual – English/Spanish)

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 Domestic Violence Specialist. The position requires working one weekend day and two weekday evenings.

The Domestic Violence Specialist will play an important role in launching the expansion of our Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program (TSVP) to include supportive counseling for custodial parents. TSVP serves 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 and supportive relationships with their children 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
  • Develop a psychoeducational curriculum for parents participating in TSVP
  • Carry a limited caseload of TSVP families
  • Co-facilitate Parenting Journey groups for visiting parents participating in TSVP
  • Provide trainings to professionals and/or workshops with youth or parents, as needed
  • Supervise a master level student intern, as needed

Qualifications:

  • LMSW, LCSW, LMHC or equivalent and New York State licensure required
  • Fluency in Spanish required
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required
  • A minimum of five years of experience providing counseling to adult 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 afuentes@nyspcc.org or via postal mail to Anna Fuentes, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY  10038.


Full-Time Assistant Director for the Training Institute

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is currently accepting applications for a Full–time Assistant Director for the Training Institute.

The NYSPCC Training Institute works to prevent child abuse by creating awareness and sharing best practices that the NYSPCC has developed through its work with children who have experienced trauma and abuse to child welfare professionals, community groups, schools, parents and students. Core training topics include child abuse and neglect recognition and reporting, child sexual abuse prevention and interventions, understanding trauma, trauma related interventions, managing secondary traumatic stress, and providing effective therapeutic supervised visitation. The Training Institute collaborates closely with The NYSPCC’s Clinical and Research departments.

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

  • Develops training curricula and materials that are informed by evidence-based practices, existing scientific literature and subject matter experts (SME).
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical and Research departments in developing and testing/evaluating training materials and curricula.
  • Facilitates trainings on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Trauma, and other subjects as appropriate.
  • Develops briefing documents and conducts background research.
  • Manages project timelines and work streams.
  • Prepares proposals for all constituencies requesting training and consultation services
  • Identifies and fosters new business relationships to secure additional training and consultation contracts.
  • Builds and leverages community partnerships to further expand the Training Institute’s reach.
  • Handles scheduling and coordination of training sessions.
  • Provides supervision to staff of the Training Institute when the Director is unavailable due to training schedules, vacation, etc.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly progress reports.

Selection criteria:

A Master’s Degree, in Social Work, Counseling, Teaching, Public Health or equivalent and a minimum of six to eight years of relevant work experience is required.

Experience developing and facilitating trainings is strongly desired.

Experience working with families and individuals with histories of trauma and abuse; and an understanding of the complexities of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, the child welfare process, and mental health is essential.

Strong organizational and communication skills (oral and written) are a must. The ideal candidate would have experience in project management, writing proposals and briefing documents, and developing educational and outreach materials.

Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite), familiarity with research and evaluation protocols is a plus.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) also a plus.

The ability to work a flexible weekday schedule to accommodate an occasional evening session and some travel is required.

Salary: 70K – $75K, 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 please send/email your resume and cover letter to  Norma-Jean Richards Daniel at The NYSPCC, 161 William Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10038 or  nrichards@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 and sexual harassment), 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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