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Case Planner Bachelor's Degree Job

3 weeks ago Law / Legal Jobs New York City   54 views
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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.


The Case Planner provides both practical advocacy services and support to domestic violence survivors, their children and the person causing harm (separately). Duties may include some or all of the following:

Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.

Conduct comprehensive intake and needs assessments for survivors of domestic violence, their children, and/or persons causing harm in intimate partner relationships;

Provide crisis intervention and short-term counseling for survivors of domestic violence

Deliver high quality case planning and practical services to children and families including assistance with obtaining services including, but not limited to: safe housing, public benefits, emergency financial assistance, educational services, legal advocacy and representation, and other needed services

Commit to developing practice skills in accordance to Safe Horizon’s client centered, trauma informed, anti-racist approach

Engage in safety assessment and risk management dialogues with clients to safety plan

Conducting home, office, and school visits with clients and their families.

Provides emergency assistance including transportation, food vouchers, financial assistance, emergency cell phones, and lock replacement

Work closely with the Administration for Children’s Services’ Family Service Unit (FSU) and Family Court Legal Services (FCLS), and participate in family court hearings

Accompany clients to appointments related to accessing services such public assistance and other entitlements

Participate and support clients in family team conferences

Maintain clear, concise, and timely documentation with all relevant client information including data entry into a computerized record keeping system

Participate in the service team of clinician and case planners responsible to maintain a mixed caseload of families (including survivors and their children and persons causing harm)

Implement strategies for addressing vicarious trauma


Two years of experience working with victims of domestic violence

Training and experience in case management and/or working with survivors of domestic violence or persons causing harm in a trauma-informed setting;

BA or BS Degree or equivalent relevant experience

Knowledge and 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 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

Ability to work evenings as needed and maintain a flexible work schedule

Basic understanding of computer and systems for managing case records

Strong oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of the New York City domestic violence service system, public benefits, child welfare, housing system and other social services.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9AM-5PM, Tuesday, Thursday 12pm-8pm

If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me. I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply

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How to Apply

Please apply here:https://safehorizon.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1252

Safe Horizon


Company Description
Established in 1978, Safe Horizon is the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. We touch the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Safe Horizon partners with governmental and other community agencies and also advocates for policies on a local, state, and national level on behalf of those affected by violence and abuse.