Senior Director, Family Focus
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Executive Positions
Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence.. Our Mission:. Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.. Safe Horizon's Family Focused Program provides comprehensive trauma-informed client-centered services to families who are affected by intimate partner violence and are involved in the child welfare system. Our goal is help those who have experienced physical, emotional or other forms of abuse to establish long-term safety and healing from the effects of trauma. Safe Horizon uses a client centered, trauma informed, anti-oppressive approach to supporting clients.. Safe Horizon recognizes that families who have experienced intimate partner violence may want to or need to stay in contact with the person causing harm in the family. The Family Focused Program (FFP) was designed to engage family members with support to assist in healing and explore ways for families to maintain contact where safe to do so. In this model, all participating members of the family are considered clients (survivor, person causing harm, and their children).. Essential Job Functions:. The Senior Director provides overall management of the Family Focused Program and supervises the Clinical Director and the Deputy Director. The Senior Director will provide vision, strategic leadership and assume a lead role in team building and implementing activities to ensure the effective coordination of all aspects of the Family Focused Program. Duties may include some or all of the following:. Inform and implement all program start-up activities including hiring program staff, developing staff. training and team development plans, developing partnerships within Safe Horizon's programs and the Administration for Children's Services. Inform and document FFP service and coordination protocols;. Provide individual supervision to the Clinical Director and Deputy Director, in accordance with Safe Horizon's supervision standards. Facilitate/support the Clinical Director in the provision of group supervision for all FFP program staff;. Implement continuous quality improvement initiatives. Work in partnership with the Safe Horizon Research & Evaluation Department to support program. evaluation. Provide fiscal oversight and management of the program budget;. Assume a lead role in local, state and national forums to further develop and implement emerging best practices in coordinated family responses to children and families impacted by domestic violence including persons causing harm in the family, including professional speaking and training engagements. Work in partnership with our Research & Evaluation Department to fully implement the programs' case tracking systems;. Actively participate in individual supervision, in accordance with Safe Horizon's quality supervision plan. Attend training relevant to position. Participate in regularly scheduled FFP team case review meetings about new and on-going cases, where. appropriate. Maintain open communication with supervisors and team members. Develop and maintain effective relationships with social service providers to ensure appropriate family support and advocacy referral services are available to FFP children & families when needed;. Complete performance reviews for all direct reports in a timely manner that identify staff strengths, areas for growth and professional development commitments;. Analyze client data to inform program enhancements;. Develop and implement strategies for addressing personal and staff vicarious trauma;. Represent Safe Horizon on external committees when appropriate;. Required skills:. Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence and all members of their families including the person causing harm in the family;. Strong communication and organizational skills;. Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, be assertive and well organized; Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner;. Demonstrate the ability to work independently and also work on a team with an appreciation of different points of view. Qualifications:. Masters in social work or related field with two years of senior management experience. Prior experience working with children and families impacted by domestic violence, abuse and/or trauma, child protection,. Ability to work evenings as needed and maintain a flexible work schedule. Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records Strongly. Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English fluency. Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with program development. Comfort with using and understanding program data. Experience with survivors of domestic violence or persons causing harm in a trauma-informed setting;. Knowledge of the New York City domestic violence service system, child welfare, and other. social services.. Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and com...