Turning Point for Women and Families
This position offers an excellent opportunity to work with an NYC non-profit organization that serves Muslim women and families by addressing domestic violence through crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, advocacy, outreach, education, and training. Turning Point is committed to helping
Muslim women empower themselves and live a life with dignity and free of violence. It also works with young Muslim women and girls, provides peer support, and helps them acquire leadership and interpersonal skills.
- Document and complete clients’ intake forms;
- Conduct assessments and safety plans;
- Provide individual counseling, including crisis intervention and phone counseling to a caseload of clients;
- Facilitate and co-facilitate support groups;
- Assist clients with government entitlements, housing, referrals for medical and other services;
- Advocate for and educate clients about their rights as survivors of domestic violence;
- Make referrals and connect clients with legal and immigration services;
- Maintain accurate and timely case records;
- Maintain confidentiality;
- Understand that mosques, schools, and community centers are sources of referrals and develop a working relationship with mosques/Islamic centers, schools, and colleges;
- Assist with extensive outreach to the diverse New York Muslim community including mosques, Islamic Centers, and community-based organizations, and inform them about social services available to them;
- Ensure that law enforcement agencies, hospitals, courts, and ACS are aware of Turning Point as a resource for Muslim women, girls, and families;
- Maintain professionalism both in the office and in the community;
- Provide administrative support as needed;
- Other duties as assigned.
Experience & Qualifications:
The preferred candidate for this position should possess an MSW license (or be willing to take/pass the license exam within 6 months of employment). It is preferable that the candidate has a minimum of 2 years of experience in dealing with domestic violence. The candidate should have a good understanding of the needs of both American-born and immigrant Muslim women residing in the New York area. A non-judgmental and empathetic approach is particularly important, along with an interest in serving the Muslim community and gaining insight into the impact of domestic violence on Muslim women and families. In addition, the ideal candidate should be a team player, organized, creative, energetic, and committed to learning. They must be fluent in written and spoken English, possess excellent telephone skills, and be able to speak Bangla fluently.
Benefits: Paid vacation, sick time, personal days, and full health insurance benefits including dental and vision.
Flexible work-from-home options are available.
Location: Long Island- Queens NY 11435