Rising Ground, Inc

Community-Based Services Program Supervisor

Job Locations US-NY-Harlem
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2022 11:51 AM)
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STEPS To End Family Violence (STEPS) - founded in 1986 by the legendary Sister Mary Nerney - offers a variety of innovative, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive programming focused on the prevention of intimate partner violence; advocacy and healing for survivors and children impacted by abusive partner behavior; as well as training and education intended to increase awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence; and advocacy and activist efforts designed to transform the rhetoric and institutions that sustain such violence. STEPS is a program of Rising GroundServices for Children and Families.


Rising Ground 


Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn. 




At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.



Position Summary:

The Supervisor of the Community-Based Services (CBS) team will provide supervision to the following CBS team members:

- Two GRL Senior Counselors, who provide direct therapeutic and other support services to women-identified folks between the ages of 13 and 24 years old.

- One Senior Counselor, who provides direct therapeutic and other support services (in Spanish and English) to survivors of IPV and children witness of abusive partner behavior.

- One Home+ Coordinator, who will facilitate the New York City’s alternative to shelter program for survivors of IPV.

This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing STEPS group curricula and supervision for all of our groups, such as Coping with Trauma and Anger, inPower, Parenting Journey and others.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, ample experience providing clinical services to survivors of intimate partner violence and/or other forms of trauma, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of creative and committed advocates, and demonstrated experience providing reflective clinical and administrative supervision. This position is virtual at this time but will be located in our East Harlem office in the future.

Core Responsibilities:

• Oversees all services provided by the STEPS GRL team, Childcare Worker and Home+Coordinator, to ensure quality and appropriateness of services.

• Provide clinical and case management supervision to staff and interns; assist in resolving complex case management issues; conduct one-on-one supervisory sessions for staff and interns; work collaboratively with faculty of sponsoring educational institutions to train and evaluate interns.

• Ensure that staff appropriately counsel and engage clients; monitor compliance with case contact requirements; assist staff to utilize legal, social, housing, educational, employment, and other resources which will enable clients to effectively navigate the criminal legal and social service systems; aid staff in making meaningful referrals.

• Develops innovative group curricula that is rooted in evidence-based practices/research for all CBS support groups.

• Manage the performance of paid staff; assess training and development needs of staff; assist with in-service training; evaluate job performance; appropriately address performance problems.

• Ensure that staff has the necessary supports to respond to client needs; responds to work related stress of staff and interns.

• Actively engages in inter-disciplinary collaboration and case coordination with other STEPS programs and relevant agencies.

• Participates in weekly supervision and attends other meetings as required.

• Performs administrative tasks as needed.

• Maintains program records and completes reports.

• Other duties as assigned.



• LCSW and SIFI certification or LMHC, preferred.

• Training in evidence-based practice designed to support survivors of trauma such as Childhood Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and/or others, preferred.

• Strong and diverse clinical and supervisory skills.

• Understanding of the dynamics of trauma exposure, intimate partner violence and adolescent development.

• Keen ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities.

• Exceptional interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills and the ability to apply these skills in varied situations.

• Demonstrated initiative and ability to be flexible and work as a member of a multi disciplinary team as well as independently.

• Ability to make sounded and trauma-informed decisions when supervising staff that supports clients in crisis.

• Ability to work flexible hours.

• Ability to work independently and accountably.


  Salary $70,000



  Hybrid (East Harlem)


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