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Leake and Watts Services RAPP School Coordinator in Harlem, New York

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; as well as increasing awareness of the epidemic of gender-based violence; and transforming the rhetoric and institutions that sustain such violence.

A leading organization in the fight against relationship abuse and teen dating violence since 1996, STEPS is seeking a skilled Social Worker for the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP).

During the academic year, the RAPP Coordinator works independently within a New York City public school, providing direct services to students. The Coordinator’s role in the school includes providing education and counseling around issues of relationship abuse, gender-based violence, healthy relationships, and related topics. ​During the summer months, RAPP facilitates an intensive summer training program for selected middle and high school students to become RAPP​ ​Peer Leaders. The position reports to a Clinical Supervisor.

  • Maintain accurate case files

  • Facilitate classroom workshops

  • Opportunity to supervise MSW interns

  • Provide individual, group, and crisis counseling

  • Complete related paperwork in a timely manner

  • Participate actively in weekly individual and team supervision

  • Develop and deliver trainings for staff, parents and community

  • Work collaboratively as part of a team in the design and implementation of the RAPP summer program

  • LMSW required

  • Master’s degree in social work

Skills and Competencies

  • Deep interest in and commitment to excellent clinical work

  • Proficiency working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles

  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as a team member as well as independently

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

  • Passion for incorporating reflective practice around issues of race, oppression, and diversity into clinical work

  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, teen relationship abuse issues, and adolescent development

Job ID: 2019-1491

External Company Name: Leake and Watts Services, Inc

External Company URL: (No Website Given)

Street: 413 E 120th Street