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Assistant Manager, Violence Recovery Program 

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About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Assistant Manager, Violence Recovery Program  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

The Violence Recovery Program (VRP) is a grant-funded program that is part of the Behavioral Health department at Fenway Health. The VRP provides counseling, support groups, advocacy and referral services, specialized to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) clients who have experienced recent anti-LGBTQ hate violence, partner abuse/domestic violence, sexual assault and police misconduct. The VRP also offers training and in-services to community groups and professionals about LGBTQ violence issues.

Under the supervision of the Violence Recovery Program (VRP) Manager, the VRP Assistant Manager supervises advocacy staff and, when necessary, clinical staff of the VRP. Assistant Manager assists the VRP Manager with program oversight, as appropriate. The Assistant Manager also provides counseling and advocacy to survivors of recent violence.

LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color and Bilingual (Spanish/English) applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The Violence Recovery Program strives to create a culture of diversity and inclusion that values unique individual identities and promotes social justice.

Representative Duties:

  • Provides direct clinical services to clients, which includes but may not be limited to intake and assessment, screening for partner abuse, trauma-focused individual counseling, facilitation of groups
  • Provides advocacy services to clients, which includes but may not be limited to assisting clients to navigate legal and criminal justice systems; connecting clients to services and resources; coordination of care
  • Deliver in-services and trainings to professionals and community groups
  • Provides training and supervision to assigned staff
  • Assists VRP Manager with administrative functions of the Violence Recovery Program
  • Collaborates with victim services agencies and community organizations in support of survivor rights
  • Effectively carries out activities related to VRP’s provision of services to clients
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field
  • Proven supervisory experience (i.e team management, evaluating employee performance, training new hires, etc.)
  • Counseling/therapy experience
  • Advocacy and/or case management experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to and experience working with LGBTQ community
  • Experience addressing domestic violence/partner abuse, and/or other violence recovery issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, commitment to and experience working with marginalized populations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills and experience
  • Knowledge of the legal and criminal justice systems
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse communities and coworkers preferred
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
  • Ability to transport self to various sites as required; if using own motor vehicle, must possess a valid state driver’s license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum standards of the state
Category Behavioral Health  
Number Filled 1  
Location Behavioral Health - Ansin Building  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number BEH-17-00004  

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