Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Children, whose name means “Our Voice” in Swahili, is a multi-service community organization dedicated to mobilizing African immigrants to improve the quality of their lives, strengthen their families and develop their communities.
General Summary of Duties
To assist in carrying out the mission of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women to empower survivors and victims of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and or dating violence. As a team of Sauti Yetu’s Violence against Women Program, the LCSW is responsible for providing services to victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and their children. Specifically, the LCSW will provide assessment, screening, and mental health (based on trauma-informed model) to support survivors improve the quality of their lives. LCSW will also oversee case management work of case managers and advocates who provide direct support and advocacy services geared towards enhancing the development, problem-solving, and coping capacities of survivors; provide resources and services to survivors; linking them with systems that provide other resources, services and or opportunities; information, referrals to shelters and agencies and programs as appropriate and the LCSW will coordinate the work of the social work interns as assigned.
Sauti Yetu is searching for a licensed clinical social worker to manage it violence against women and girls Program.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Services & Program Support Functions
• Keep a case load as required and ensure case documentation is up to date and reflective of services provided
• Provide group, individual or family counseling/therapy to clients as assigned
• Utilize one or more of the well-documented trauma-informed care specific interventions
• Oversee and facilitate case management and support groups for victims and their children
• Assesses the patient; collects and documents the patient’s social histories and assures completion of the psychosocial assessment.
• Conduct ongoing periodic evaluation and at exit of program for all clients. Conduct client satisfaction surveys with all clients receiving services.
• Conduct screening to evaluate needs of survivors for mental health services, based on direct interview with or family. Assess, evaluate formulate and implement services plans
• Assures completion of client outcomes consistent with policy and appropriate patient conditions.
• Supervise social work interns and ensure they fulfill their clinical hours.
Program Management Functions:
Manage daily clinical oversight of case managers and a social worker. Aide in crisis intervention and counseling. Guide staff with evidence based practice interventions and other clinical tools for their work with participants. Provide group and individual supervision for LMSWs in working toward their clinical licenses. Monitoring and adherence to contractual obligations. Perform additional duties as assigned by manager.
• Fluency in languages other than English, especially French is strongly required
• Must be knowledgeable of the principles of sound therapeutic practices with victims and survivors for sexual assault/domestic violence including working with continuum of intimate partner abuse services.
• Must understand victimization and demonstrate practices of sensitive to
• Strong oral communication skills required to effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals.
• Strong written communication skills required to maintain quality documentation
• Ability to provide individual, group and family counseling
• Strong problem solving skills required to and must be a common sense thinker who can be a quick decision maker when necessary
• Ability to interview effectively, gather information and engage client in problem-solving processes.
• Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be capable of working with diverse populations.
• Ability to demonstrate emotional resilience and stability when dealing with crises.
• Must have Clinical license in the State of New York
• Minimal three clinical practice experience or
• Have a minimum of a Masters’ Degree in one of the following fields: mental health counseling, family therapy, social work or related field.
• Must meet screening requirements, which include a Criminal Background check and state child abuse clearance
• Must complete 30 hours of domestic violence training annually (40 hours 1st year only)
• Must be familiar with the needs of immigrant, refugee and or women of color survivors or victims of intimate partner violence.
• Completes and provides evidence of license and or renewals annually and copies of continuing education credits and certifications.
• Applicants must have experience providing Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other treatment modalities.
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women offers a variety of benefits to full-time salaried employees as well as part-time salaried employees who work at least 20 hours per week year-round. Generous paid time off for personal, vacation, parental, and medical leave 13 paid holidays.
Additionally, Sauti Yetu offers Comprehensive medical and life insurance coverage for employees and their families, at little or no cost to employees. TransitChek – Employees may use TransitChek to have money taken out of their pretax salaries to pay for their public transportation commute. Free and confidential assessment, counseling, and referral service, to assist employees and their families with a wide range of personal problems.
Sauti Yetu offers: A comprehensive monthly training calendar. Non-financial support and internship opportunities for employees who return to school, particularly for their Master of Social Work degrees.
Interested and qualified individuals should email their resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to HR@sautiyetu.us by Jan 15th, 2018. Subject line: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Note: We are not accepting phone calls. Applicants must meet qualifications stated above. Only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS OR FAX
Sauti Yetu is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Sautu Yetu seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect and celebration of our diversity for differences. We support all aspects of diversity, and in accordance with federal, state and local laws, does not discriminate unlawfully against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, military status, national origin (including ancestry), predisposing genetic characteristic, race, sex, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation (including actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and asexuality), status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law. This commitment applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and employee development, placement, promotion, demotion, upgrading, downgrading, transfer, layoff and termination