Director Department- Domestic Violence Shelter

Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA Req #3291
Friday, February 3, 2023
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The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • Positions offer competitive compensation
  • Continuing CME/CEU support through our tuition assistance program
  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension
  • Unlimited employee referral bonus opportunities
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) through our many company initiatives, including employee resource groups (ERGs) like Confronting Structural Racism (COR), Coalition Against Anti-Semitism (CAAS), and the LGBTQ Steering Committee



The Jewish Board’s Domestic Violence Shelters within our Adult and Family division provide compassionate, high quality, evidence-based services to individuals and families in the communities we serve. We operate emergency and transitional shelters to help those who are experiencing family or domestic violence. Our staff use a culturally competent, person-centered approach to help individuals and their families develop skills and resources to improve overall functioning, in instill hope and to strengthen resiliency. 


Services include:

          Crisis intervention

          Domestic violence advocacy

          Individual, group and family therapy

          Legal advocacy


          Independent living skills

          Medical consultation

          Psychiatric services


Director will be responsible for the overall coordination, administration, management and leadership of the program. In addition, s/he must provide safe, high quality, programs and adherence to JBFCS policies and procedures. In collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team members, the Director must ensure the integrity of treatment planning processes and maintenance of highest documentation standards as required by regulations and professional scopes of practice.


Tasks include but not limited to:

  • Has overall clinical and administrative responsibility for the program’s staff; including staff supervision, training and development.
  • Ensures that any necessary programmatic systems are in place to meet all client safety needs, both on and off grounds
  • Ensures that the site meets appropriate safety and aesthetic standards.
  • Makes certain that appropriate direct clinical supervision is provided to all clinical staff members.
  • Actively oversees and may participate in the intake, case, group assignment and case closing processes.
  • Ensures appropriate psychiatric, assessment, therapeutic and independent living disciplines are available and administered to the residents.
  • Identifies, establishes and maintains relationships with community representatives and groups in order to establish enhanced linkages for the client population.  Is primary liaison/advocate with ACS for all specific program needs.
  • Oversees key administrative staff of the program and ensures appropriate completion/compliance of such work.
  • Participates in the recruitment process for essential staff and has the ultimate responsibility for candidate selection.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all internal/external regulatory requirements are met.
  • Responsible for the fiscal and human resource management related to the operations of the program.
  • Has responsible for development and adherence to department budget.


The Jewish Board is currently looking for talented professionals of all cultures, religions, races, and gender expressions with the following qualifications:

You should have:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and LMSW/ LCSW certification. 
  • Minimum of seven years of related experience, at least two of which include significant supervisory responsibilities.
  • Familiarity with contract regulatory requirements
  • A high level of analytic skill in order to make policy and procedural recommendations. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong leadership skills.



We respect diversity and accordingly are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This applies with respect to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, termination, assignments, benefits, employee activities, access to facilities and programs, and all other terms and condition of employment as well as general treatment during employment.

 We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees with disabilities, without regard to any protected classifications, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Any employees who need assistance to perform their job duties because of a physical or mental condition should contact human resources.

Other details

  • Job Family Program Administration [500s]
  • Job Function Directors
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator 8865 - Residential/Shelter Clerical Workers
  • Max Hiring Rate $84,900.00
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  • Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA