Social Worker

Social Worker

Social Worker

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Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Human Services

Position: Social Worker, Sexual Violence Project

Department: Community & Specialized Programs  

Location (s): Citywide  

Reports To: Manager, Sexual Violence Project  

Classification:  Full Time – Exempt

Work Model:  Hybrid


The Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) is the only culturally specific non-profit organization in New York City serving Latinx survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the vast majority of whom are immigrants. Created as a grassroots response to intimate partner violence and sexual assault, VIP has always centered survivors in its leadership and has worked to create a community of staff that reflects the rich national, ethnic and racial diversity of the communities it serves. VIP operates three community-based social service programs, two residential shelter and housing programs, a 24/7 hotline, innovative economic justice and sexual violence programs, child and adolescent program and a robust community engagement team.


The Social Worker is compassionate and committed to providing trauma-informed practices to survivors impacted by sexual violence. The social worker offers clinical interventions, including providing short-term individual counseling services and facilitation of group healing practices. The social worker will work closely with the Project Manager, counselor advocate, and survivors to identify culturally relevant healing modalities for Latina/o/x survivors of sexual violence, many of whom are immigrants. This position works with VIP’s Community and Engagement team to identify key partners and establish relationships to improve coordinated responses to sexual violence. The social worker also provides community-based preventive education and raises awareness about VIP resources. This position plays a key role in training survivors, staff, and volunteers to deepen their understanding of trauma responses, survivor engagement, and resource identification related to sexual violence. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated commitment to providing survivor-centered practices and embraces values of diversity, cultural humility, teamwork, and community empowerment. The social worker is supervised by a licensed mental health counselor or licensed master of social work. This is an excellent opportunity to combine individual and group clinical approaches and training skills in a community-centered practice and survivor-focused organization.


Essential Functions:

·         Supporting the development, implementation and expansion of sexual violence programming at VIP;

·         Facilitating and co-facilitating group counseling for survivors of sexual and gender based violence;

·         Collaborating with all VIP programs in the recruitment and coordination of clients who participate in sexual violence support groups;

·         Providing comprehensive short-term individual counseling services with a trauma and strength-based perspective to help clients cope and heal from the experience of sexual violence;

·         Providing advocacy, emotional support, and safety planning for survivors; 

·         Working collaboratively with other VIP program(s) to improve organization-wide delivery of sexual violence services;

·         Remaining abreast of new developments and changes in policies and practices impacting survivors (immigration, sexual violence, poverty, etc.);   

·         Attend agency and department meetings and participate in external stakeholder meetings, task force meetings etc., related to sexual violence and gender based violence;  

·         Represent VIP at conferences, community meetings and special events; including Promoting VIP services at all public functions;

·         Establish and maintain formal linkages with community agencies to connect survivors to legal, mental health, parenting, and bilingual resources


Data Collection & Entry:

·         Ensure proper maintenance of documentation requirements (including logs, case notes, statistical and narrative reports, etc.);

·         Maintain up-to-date data entry of all groups and outreach/training conducted and direct services provided;

·         Work with supervisor and VIP Data Team to ensure timely delivery of all grant reports;

·         Collaborate with VIP’s Data Team to develop tools, collect and analyze data, and participate in rigorous program evaluation;

·         Support evaluation of program effectiveness/efficiency to ensure highest standards of excellence in services and full compliance with policies, procedures and contractual obligations


Additional Functions:

·         Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines;

·         Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and produce a quality work product;

·         Perform other tasks as required, including any related administrative duties, as needed.



·         Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field;  

·         LMHC, LMSW or other clinical license required within first year of hire;

·         Experience providing counseling and other clinical related services to trauma survivors highly desirable;

·         Experience with workshop and/or group facilitation and training and/or presenting to individuals and groups;

·         Experience with advocacy-based counseling and/or other empowerment-based models;

·         Familiarity with therapeutic modalities such as, Body-Oriented Trauma Counseling, Trauma Focused  TF-CBT, Exposure Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies and/or Motivational Interviewing preferred;

·         Fluency in Spanish and English (written & verbal);

·         Experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment;

·         Familiarity with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization;

·         Must be passionate about intersectional social justice issues impacting survivors of trauma;

·         Knowledge of and a deep demonstrated commitment to working against gender-based violence;

·         Must be knowledgeable in working with diverse communities, religious, class, disabilities, and cultural backgrounds as well as people of all gender identities and sexualities;

·         Familiarity with conditions and issues impacting immigrant and Latinx communities;

·         Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including collaboration with professionals across disciplines & bringing self-awareness and accountability to the workplace;

·         Ability to travel on public/reliable transportation;

·         Strong verbal, written, leadership, communication and documenting skills;

·         Must be able to exercise good judgment and sensitivity at all times;

·         Must ensure agency, program and client confidentiality at all times;


Compensation & Benefits

·         Full-time, non-exempt position, working 35 hours per week with annual wages of $55,000.

·         We cover 90% of the cost of medical (United Healthcare/Oxford), dental (Aetna), and vision (VSP) insurance. FSA/HSA available.

·         Paid Time Off Program, 12 Paid holidays, a mid-year and end-of-year fully paid office closure.

·         Commuter Benefits

·         403b retirement plan

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Disability & Life Insurance

·         Monthly health & wellness activities

·         Team appreciation days


Note: As a contractor of The City of New York, all VIP employees, interns and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


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