Thursday, October 22, 2009

Help Wanted: Supervising Social Worker

Safe Horizon

Brooklyn Family Court Program

The Safe Horizon Brooklyn Family Court supervised visitation and safe exchange program provides the setting for visitation between a child and his or her non-custodial parent in cases where there has been a court determination that unsupervised visitation is unsafe or inappropriate.

Essential Job Functions:
  * Recruit, train, and supervise multi-lingual staff on ongoing basis in the duties listed below and to ensure the provision of culturally competent services to a diverse locality;
  * Oversee court-ordered visitation between non-custodial parents and their children;
  * Oversee court-ordered supervised exchanges between non-custodial parents and their children;
  * Prepare reports for the court and ensure quality of all reports submitted by other program staff;
  * Supervise case-managers in the provision of services, conduct PRSs and Pay for Performance evaluations.
  * Provide counseling for parents and children, addressing problems associated with separation, domestic violence, and visitation, making referrals for additional services when necessary;
  * Prepare case plans for families participating in the program;
  * Attend national trainings and conferences (including out-of-state) on topics pertaining to child visitation, custody and domestic violence;
  * Be available to make presentations at conferences and trainings on issues related to supervised visitation;
  * Participate in quarterly advisory board meetings of stakeholders in the community for the purposes of ongoing program development and sustainability;
  * Maintain case records, detailed statistics, prepare progress reports for funders, and other duties as assigned. 

  * Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization, especially the experience of survivors of domestic violence;
  * Experience with the family court and criminal justice system preferred;
  * Strong communication and organizational skills;
  * Ability to work under pressure;
  * Must be able to work as a part of a team and independently;
  * Supervisory experience.
  * A Masters in Social Work
  * Fluency in another language preferred but not required.

To Apply:
Please contact Rachel Andron, Director, Brooklyn Family Court Program

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