Economic Empowerment Supervisor


: $128,740.00 - $128,740.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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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 Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families.

Position Summary:

The Supervisor of the Economic Empowerment Program (EEP) team will provide supervision and support to a team of economic empowerment staff members and masters level interns who provide direct economic empowerment and therapeutic and other support services to adult and survivors of intimate partner violence. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for social justice and anti-oppressive practice, experience providing clinical counseling, advocacy and stabilization 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 located in our East Harlem office.


* Oversees all services provided by the STEPS EE team, including individual and group therapy 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.
* Provides clinical and economic counseling to a caseload of approximately eleven clients.
* 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 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.


* LMSW and SIFI certification (or eligible for SIFI certification), preferred.
* Deep passion for economic justice work.
* Strong and diverse clinical and supervisory skills;
* Understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence;
* 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.


Associated topics: business, business analyst, commercial, consultant, economics, estate, insurer, investment, valuation, wholesale * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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