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Director of Child and Teen Services





: 30 Hours/Week

Benefits: Holiday, Vacation, Sick, Health & Dental Insurances & 403(b)

Independence House, Inc. (IH) is a comprehensive domestic & sexual violence community based agency and shelter program in Barnstable County that focuses on meeting unique and cultural needs of survivors and their children. We provide safety, food, shelter, advocacy, counseling and other resources to assist survivors in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves and their children. IH is committed to the values of inclusivity, equality, anti-oppression, non-hierarchical structure, a non-judgmental and empowerment framework. IH works closely with other agencies in the community, to provide a comprehensive network of resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. IH works with these agencies and other community groups to provide education, prevention and training about domestic & sexual violence toward community transformation and change. Please see our website at for more information.

The Director of Child & Teen Programs is responsible for providing a continuum of services to clients of both programs who have been impacted by child sexual assault, domestic violence and sexual assault. The Director of Child & Teen Programs is also responsible for providing quality supervision and support to program staff.

Supervision Received:

Executive Director

Supervision Provided:

Supervises staff of the Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, Teen and Child Sexual Assault Programs.


  • Manage the operational activities of the Child & Teen Programs.
  • Manage Child & Teen activities at Program sites, including addressing needs of the participating parents and assuring concerns and needs are met within program/state guidelines.
  • Plan, develop and improve systems and procedures to improve and enhance the quality and effectiveness of all the components of the Child & Teen Programs.
  • Ensure programs are viable and visible in the community to clients and stakeholders.
  • Maintain a consistent caseload of child/teen clients.
  • Provide intakes, individual, group advocacy/counseling to meet Child & Teen Program needs.
  • Responsible for meeting units of service goals, and ensure high quality programming and services.
  • Provide regular supervision of staff of the Child & Teen Programs.
  • Provide appropriate coaching and/or training to staff as needed for their level of development and experience.
  • Ensure services are well managed, evidence based/evidence informed, trauma informed and coordinated with all programs of Independence House as appropriate.
  • Responsible for ensuring appropriate staffing/scheduling for all sites, in partnership with any appropriate staff/director, and attend to case assignment, vacations, breaks, flex time approval, etc.
  • Ensure high quality professional, client centered inclusive anti-oppression centered work.
  • Transmit and practice values of equality, fairness, respect and ethics with all staff and clients.
  • Communicate with director of the domestic violence programs, other managers, program directors, and other staff as necessary.
  • Complete all paperwork, human resources and programmatic including statistical and all appropriate reporting.
  • Maintain and develop key community/stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrate team work/leadership.
  • Provide regular intake coverage as needed.
  • Participate in supervisory coverage.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to positive team culture

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work requires the ability to ascend or descend stairs, as well as the agility to move about and position self efficiently to perform physical tasks and address emergency situations
  • May require sitting for long periods of time


  • Master’s Degree in social work, counseling, psychology with a minimum of three (3) years experience managing/supervising. License preferred, if no license, must obtain license within specified time period (LICSW, LCSW,LMHC).
  • Experience providing direct services (individual and group) to children, teens, and adults.
  • Knowledge and understanding of domestic and sexual violence a must.
  • Knowledge of the intersection between various forms of oppression and their relations to domestic violence.
  • Knowledge of own supervision style.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with technology and office procedures.
  • Ability to work with and without supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Commitment to working in a multicultural, multiethnic, diverse organization.
  • Commitment to ongoing learning.

To Be Considered: Please send a resume and a cover letter to:

Please write “IH Application- [Your Last Name]” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

Independence House, an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, or disability and denial of family medical leave and pregnancy leave. This search is being conducted by Independence House, Inc.