Director of Partner Abuse Intervention and Prevention

SafeHaven of Tarrant County
June 22, 2022
Arlington, Texas
Job Type


Are you interested in pursuing meaningful work?  Are you interested in ending intimate partner violence in Tarrant County?  SafeHaven is Tarrant County’s only state-designated family violence program – this means we have the honor of working alongside domestic violence victims to keep them safe and simultaneously do our part in holding offenders accountable.  We offer flexible work-life balance and an opportunity to change the community – and the world.  We are excited to welcome new staff into our family and to work on this critical, life-saving mission together.


Oversees the Partner Abuse Intervention & Prevention (PAIP) program and its staff.



Participates in and provides initial and ongoing facilitator feedback and training to support best practices in intervention with this population.

Provides documented supervision of staff every four months.

Plans, assigns, and directs work; addresses complaints and resolves problems. 

Provides supervision to interns weekly, supervises and trains interns, and maintains the beneficial field placement relationship and contract with the University of Texas at Arlington.

Maintains good standing with program accreditors at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD). Applies for re-accreditation annually, and complies with all policies are requirements for said accreditation.

Maintains good standing with program auditors who subcontract for TDCJ-CJAD at the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).

Maintains good standing with referral sources, including the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division, in which the PAIP program serves as a vendor through an RFP started in 2016.

Maintains a good relationship with the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) and its executive director, and continues to implement the latest updates from its curriculum, “Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter” (CPC). Hosts the annual CPC conference presented by DAIP at SafeHaven facilities, which draws participates worldwide.

Oversees the bi-annual audit of the PAIP program by TCFV, and ensures the Compliance Coordinator is submitting Monthly Activity Reports in a timely manner, Annual Output Reports, and maintaining all staff training logs.

Participates in monthly Battering Intervention & Prevention (BIPP) Director Supervision, and BIPP supervisor meetings led by the program’s auditors with the TCFV.

Observes the facilitation of PAIP groups to guarantee compliance with agency rules, program rules, the CSCD RFP, accreditation policies and best practices, and the DAIPs curriculum.

Responsible for the creation and implementation of additional groups for abusive partners based on community need.

Advocates in the community and with the legal system regarding services needed by perpetrators of domestic violence. Provide community stakeholder training.

Replies to data requests from grant writers, communications and data requests from the Marketing Manager, and other department leaders in a timely manner.

Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and weekends as needed.



Supervises all PAIP staff including, but not limited to: the Compliance Coordinator, Intake Specialist, Administrative Assistant, Full-Time Facilitators, Part-Time/PRN Facilitators, and Interns.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform these essential duties.



Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field required. Licensure preferred. Knowledge of Intimate Partner Violence, clinical intervention, and social work (or) counseling theory and ethics. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly, Excel. Proficient in Zoom. Able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute.



Ability to read and interpret documents such as emails, faxes, operating manuals and professional journals. Ability to write reports, correspondence, client notes, and program outlines for the PAIP webpage. Ability to speak effectively in front of large groups of clients, referrals, and other professionals. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints, and deescalate situations that may arise.



Understanding of and ability to work with statistical data in Excel, and review payments on Stripe.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



LMSW, LCSW, or LPC preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance. Successful applications will submit to a state and federal criminal background check every two years. Must complete a minimum of 40 hours of training within six months of the date of hire (25 hours in BIPP facilitation, and 15 hours in Family Violence hours). Must complete a minimum of 25 hours of BIPP and Family Violence training every two years after first training cycle.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to support to perform these essential functions.

Frequent prolonged sitting.  Occasional light lifting.  Occasional travel.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to person the essential functions.

All SafeHaven employees are required to receive COVID-19 vaccines prior to hire.

Occasional exposure to communicable diseases. Frequent explore to resistant court- and- cps-mandated populations. Frequent exposure to client descriptions of physically and emotionally abusive behaviors. Occasional exposure to clients with addictions and/or co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

Our agency has a vaccination mandate and requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  We are also an equal opportunity employer and reasonable accommodations will be considered for valid medical or religious exemptions.  Details on the vaccination mandate as well as possible accommodations can be provided by Human Resources.

Application Instructions

Candidates can apply through the Safehaven website


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