Sexual Assault Coordinator - Secret Garden and Freedom House

Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently in the community.  BFL provides a broad range of residential (Freedom House) and non-residential (The Secret Garden) services which provides a variety of services to domestic violence (DV) survivors with disabilities.  The Secret Garden (SG) offers case management, safety planning, 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.  These services are provided at Secret Garden’s Manhattan-based office, as well as at New York City-sponsored Family Justice Centers located in the five boroughs.

This position reports to both locations Freedom House and Secret Garden and reports to Freedom House Director of Social Services and Secret Garden Program Director, Assistant Director.


  • Provide trauma informed individual and group counseling to adult survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Collaborate between the clinical teams within the agency (Freedom House, Secret Garden, and Barrier Free Living Apartments)
  • Provide crisis intervention and other services required to assist survivors
  • Complete individualized intakes and service plans for survivors such as ensuring access to law enforcement, court, city agencies, and other service environments and making appropriate external referrals.
  • Represent BFL in City and Statewide sexual assault focused collaborative and coalitions
  • Conduct outreach and trainings to service providers on trauma focused therapy and crisis counseling with survivors of sexual assault and other interpersonal trauma
  • Participate in staff/program meetings and trainings including but not limited to CPR, First Aid, Crisis Prevention, and Undoing Racism workshops, partner program meetings, and conferences
  • Ensure timely and accurate entry of case notes and other related program statistics, as requested
  • Complete progress reports to the funder.
  • Provide front desk coverage when required. Coverage Task includes such as answer phone calls, transfer phone calls to appropriate extension, take and convey message, monitor camera, answering the main door, assist visitor’s inquires, follow confidentiality policy, coordinate appointment inquires with staff.


  • Master of Social Work or Mental Health Counseling with pursuing licensure/permit within 3 months of employment
  • Three plus years of clinical experience
  • Experience preferred working with people living with disabilities and/or the D/deaf/Hard of Hearing
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or American Sign Language (ASL), preferred
  • Strong abilities to advocate on behalf of survivors
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel between the three program sites
  • Experience with public speaking including training, presentations, and workshops
  • Computer skills required

PARTNERS ON THIS POSITION: 3 year grant funded position through the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Start Date: ASAP

Hourly Rate: $32.96 

Hours per week: 35:00 – Monday through Friday

*Benefit Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid vacation, Sick days, Personal days, Paid National Holidays and more.



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