Assistant Director of Trauma Support, Bronx/Brooklyn

Common Justice is seeking an experienced, hard-working, and anti-racist Trauma Support Director to supervise and train Trauma Support staff working directly with harmed parties/survivors of violence. This person will work with the direct service team to conduct intakes, assess harmed parties, facilitate restorative justice dialogues and contribute to the development and refinement of our program model. This person should have at least 3 years of experience supervising staff. They should have experience working with system-involved youth and adults and a deep understanding of trauma-informed care. MSW or comparable degree preferred. Our Trauma Support team plays a crucial role in the work that we do at Common Justice so Trauma Support Director must be deeply aligned with Common Justice's core mission and values. 



The Assistant Director of Trauma Support will be responsible for the following duties:

* Supervise and train trauma support staff working directly with harmed parties/survivors of violence, including street violence.

* Coordinate harmed party engagement across the trauma support and larger direct service team.

* Contribute to the development and refinement of the survivor-centered, healing focused, culturally grounded, and responsive program model.

* Maintain a limited caseload and conduct additional individual sessions with harmed parties as needed.

* Conduct intakes and assessments with harmed parties.

* Attend and/or co-facilitate restorative justice dialogues with harmed and responsible parties.

* Interface with system partners as needed.

* Manage limited grant reporting and documentation (Salesforce/OVS).

* Manage the department’s crisis response to mental health and other co-occurring.

* Maintain responsibility for submitting online reporting for the court and represent harmed parties concerns at regular court appearances.

* Coordinate ongoing program assessment and evaluation.

* Collaborate effectively across all teams and departments.

* Facilitate trauma education groups, with a focus on education around healing, trauma, and transforming harm.


Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

* MSW or comparable degree preferred.

* Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) preferred.

* Three or more years supervising staff required.

* Experience working with survivors of crime/trauma and delivering trauma-informed care required.

* Experience working with system-involved youth and/or adults preferred.

* Experience working with Salesforce and grant reporting (OVS)

* Excellent communication skills.

* Strong group facilitation skills preferred.

* Experience in conflict resolution and violence intervention.

* Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently.

* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

* Strong written communication skills and demonstrated ability to utilize program database for case management.

* Serious commitment to social justice.

* Formerly incarcerated people strongly encouraged to apply.


Frequent evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

To Apply:

Salary is commensurate with experience within Common Justice’s pay range of $92,000 - $98,000 for an Assistant Director level position. A competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, retirement 401(k), and substantial vacation.

Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating where you found this position to [email protected]. Please include “Assistant Director of Trauma Support” in the subject line of your email, including Bronx or Brooklyn location.

Common Justice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Common Justice values diverse experiences, including educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.


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  • Emilce Quiroz
    published this page in Careers 2021-07-09 13:29:45 -0400