Rising Ground, Inc

Supervisor of Children's Services (SIFJC)

Job Locations US-NY-Staten Island
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/5/2022 12:04 PM)
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The Director of Children's Services position is located at the Staten Island Family Justice Center (SIFJC). The Family Justice Centers are an initiative of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence and are designed to reduce barriers to support faced by survivors of intimate partner violence, elder abuse and sex trafficking. STEPS is co-located at the SIFJC and partners with the Mayor's Office, the Richmond County District Attorney's Office and other community-based organizations to provide a safe and welcoming place for survivors and their children.

The STEPS Children's Services staff at the SIFJC provides clinical and supportive services to child witnesses of intimate partner violence. The Director of Children's Services implements and oversees all aspects of the Children's Services provided by STEPS staff at the SIFJC. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, ample experience providing clinical services to child witnesses of intimate partner violence and/or other forms of trauma, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of creative and committed advocates, and has demonstrated experience providing reflective clinical and administrative supervision.

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.




  • Oversees all services provided by the STEPS Children's Services staff at the SIFJC, including individual and group therapy, childcare and recreational activities, 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 all 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.
  • 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 have 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 administrative staff of the SIFJC and other partner agencies.
  • Develops relationships with community-based resources and links clients with services.
  • 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.


  • LMHC, LMSW, or LCSW and SIFI certification (or eligible for SIFI certification)
  • Training in Childhood Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parenting Journey and/or other evidence based practice designed to support child survivors of trauma.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish, preferred.
  • Strong and diverse clinical and supervisory skills;
  • Dynamic understanding of the impact that abusive partner behavior and other forms of trauma has on children's social, emotional and cognitive 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 ability to be flexible and work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team as well as independently;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work independently and accountably.

Salary 70K per year


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