Coordinator of Family Services - Freedom House
Freedom House, a crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence provides a safe and confidential place that is totally accessible for those with disabilities. Freedom House offers comprehensive services to both families and single individuals who are in recovery from their experiences of trauma. Services include but not limited to, individual and group counseling, case management, assistance with housing and government benefits, on-site child care, occupational therapy, medical consulting and psychiatric services. This state-of-the-art facility is the first completely accessible domestic violence shelter for individuals with disabilities in the country.
The Coordinator of Family Services reports to the Director of Social Services at Freedom House.
- Conduct clinical family assessments to obtain social, family, and developmental history for all children in shelter.
- Coordinate referrals and lead communication for services regarding children such as ACS, preventive, early intervention, and disability mental health providers.
- Provide guidance related to child/youth related issues to other staff in shelter.
- Provide individual counseling with children, family counseling, and one-on-one parenting support. Hold a small caseload of adult residents.
- Facilitate Children and Teen Domestic Violence support group.
- Assist families in shelter around crisis situations, caregiving matters, and family challenges.
- Conduct phone screenings for admission into the shelter.
- Attend meetings in the community and perform outreach as needed.
- Participate in clinical meetings and trainings.
- Maintain adequate and timely case records.
- Masters in Counseling Psychology or Social Work and working towards licensure
- Experience working with children
- Specialized training in various counseling modalities
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (including Excel) and skills in database management and record keeping
- Bilingual Spanish/English preferred
Hours per week: 35:00 per week,
Schedule: three weekdays 9-5, two late nights, work one Saturday every 5 weeks, on call social worker one week per month
Benefits Package for Full Time position : Medical, dental and vision, Paid vacation, sick personal and holiday time, Life insurance, Retirement Plan – 403(b), Professional Work environment
Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community. Through its various programs, BFL provides a broad range of residential and non-residential services to disabled survivors of domestic violence, transitional shelter to the disabled homeless, and outreach to physically disabled individuals with mental health and/or chemical addiction issues. Services include case management; housing placements; independent living skills training; occupational therapy; short- and long-term individual counseling; advocacy within the medical, mental health, child welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems; and referrals to outside services.