The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Clinician provides direct services, including individual and group counseling, advocacy, referrals, and accompaniment, primarily, but not limited to, LGBTQ and HIV-affected survivors of all forms of violence. They will serve specifically Spanish-speaking immigrants around needs arising from, but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, hate violence, hook-up/dating violence, HIV-related violence and institutional violence, including police violence. The clinician will support the continued development of AVP’s programming, in accordance with AVP’s strategic plan.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Substantive Areas of work
- Provide crisis intervention services and conduct intake interviews for in-coming hotline calls and walk-in clients at AVP’s central office and off-site community-based intake sites, including Family Justice Centers.
- Provide ongoing support specifically to the Spanish speaking immigrant community in NYC and provide specific services and resources for those clients
- Provide ongoing English and Spanish services, including, but not limited to:
- individual and/or group counseling;
- advocacy and accompaniment, supporting clients’ access to support and services, through helping them overcome barriers, including those rooted in institutionalized discrimination, bias, and violence;
- follow-up contacts;
- information and referrals.
- Assist clients in filing for NYS Office of Victims Services compensation
- Provide hotline coverage and back-up services to volunteer hotline counselors after office hours on a rotating basis with other staff.
- Support and actively participate in the design, development, planning, implementation, facilitation and evaluation of support groups.
- Attend designated team meetings, and daily case conference/case assignment meetings.
- Support and coordinate with the Community Organizing and Public Advocacy (COPA) Department in conducting outreach, community education, and professional training around intersecting forms of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities across New York City.
- Support and coordinate with the Legal Department around providing integrated social and legal services to survivors.
- Support development of expanded client services programming at AVP, in accordance with AVP’s strategic plan.
- Attend and actively participate in weekly supervision.
- Attend and actively participate in monthly Client Services Department staff meetings.
- Attend and actively participate in monthly full-staff meetings.
- Attend and actively participate in Anti-Oppression Working Groups.
- Attend and actively participate in in-service trainings and external trainings/seminars as appropriate.
- Assist with and attend AVP signature events.
- Document program activity in a timely and appropriate manner.
- Enter all data accurately and in a timely manner into tracking and data management systems.
- Maintain confidentiality and other appropriate boundaries and expectations, including abiding by HIPPAA.
- Maintain professionalism when handling sensitive information and situations.Organizational Relationships
- Report to the Manager of Clinical Programs.
- Work closely with staff in the COPA and Legal Departments.
- Work closely with staff at community based sites.
- Other Duties as Directed by Supervisors Qualifications
- At least 2-3 years of related and demonstrable experience required in providing direct clinical and advocacy services to survivors of intersecting forms of violence, as well as to members of LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities. This includes demonstrable experience in crisis intervention.
- Demonstrated commitment required to working to end all forms of violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities.
- Must be demonstrably bilingual in English and Spanish.
- MSW required and LMSW a plus.
- Demonstrated commitment required to working from an anti-oppression, harm reduction, and trauma informed approach.
- Knowledge of and/or experience navigating mainstream intimate partner and sexual violence, as well as other victims service systems, including community based organizations and the civil and criminal legal system desirable.
- Demonstrated experience and comfort level required in interacting with diverse stakeholders such as Community Based Organizations, community members, government officials, law enforcement officials and courts.
- Experience in community organizing, coalition building and coordinating, and/or policy advocacy a plus.
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skill-building required.
- Demonstrated commitment to working within an interdisciplinary team, within an anti-oppression approach required.
- Experience with data management and knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, and other database applications required; Experience using Efforts to Outcomes and analogous systems a plus.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Salary: Starts at $50,000. Competitive benefits package and an excellent and dynamic work environment.
Submit resume, cover letter including salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Clinician” in subject line by December 14, 2018. Candidates will be notified for an interview. We will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. No calls, please.
AVP 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, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses.