current openings

Social Media Manager

We are a hard-working team of storytellers, narrative strategists, creatives, and cultural organizers. We’re looking for a culture-obsessed Social Media Manager to join our team and to bring their unique perspective to mass engagement for a political formation.

Data Coordinator

Dream Defenders is seeking a Data Coordinator to join our team to ensure our data processes' smooth operation and integrity. The Data Coordinator will play a crucial role in our organization by overseeing the management of our data, maintaining a strong data culture within the organization, growing our data capacity through training and supporting other staff and membership. 

The Data Coordinator will work with the Data Director and other members of our team to collaborate on shaping and advancing organization-wide data practices and strategies that allow the organization to do impactful work and grow Dream Defenders into a national political home for Black people.

Medic

Dream Defenders is seeking a Medic to provide community-based crisis intervention services. These services are housed under the Healing and Justice Center. The Freedom House Mobile Crisis Unit (FH) exists to respond to mental health, substance abuse and homeless-related emergencies and dispatch a team of medics, crisis workers, and medical doctors in response to calls through our 1-866-SAFEMIA line. 

Freedom House provides a non-police mobile response to mental health crises. Under direction, the FH Medic provides community-based crisis intervention services for children and adults with mental health and/or substance use needs on mobile crisis and mobile evaluation teams which includes direct client contact in the community, partnering with law enforcement, crisis intervention, field clinical assessments, outreach services, and other related duties as assigned.The FH team deals with a wide range of mental health-related crises, including conflict resolution, welfare checks, substance abuse, suicide threats, and more, relying on trauma-informed de-escalation and harm reduction techniques. FH provides a non-police mobile response to mental health crises. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services provided during a mental health exacerbation. Our team is made up of a crisis worker, a medical professional, or a peacemaker trained in conflict resolution. 

Crisis Interventionist

Dream Defenders is seeking Crisis Interventionists to provide community-based crisis intervention services. These services are housed under the Healing and Justice Center. The Freedom House Mobile Crisis Unit (FH) exists to respond to mental health, substance abuse and homeless-related emergencies and dispatch a team of medics, crisis workers, and medical doctors in response to calls through our 1-866-SAFEMIA line.  The services are for children and adults with mental health and/or substance use needs. Services include direct client contact in the community, partnering with law enforcement, crisis intervention, field clinical assessments, outreach services, and other related duties as assigned. They are a field responder tasked with assessing and managing the behavioral health issues of patients in crisis and work in tandem with the Mobile Crisis medic.

Freedom House provides a non-police mobile response to mental health crises. Mobile crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services provided during a mental health exacerbation. Our team is made up of a crisis worker, a medical professional, or a peacemaker trained in conflict resolution. Our services are limited to a 5-mile radius of Liberty City and include:

Clinical Director

Dream Defenders is seeking a skilled clinician, supervisor, and administrator with extensive youth and family therapy experience to act as our Clinical Director within the Healing and Justice Center. 

The Clinical Director is responsible for providing clinical leadership and policy direction for our trauma recovery center, maintaining accepted standards of medical practice throughout the facility; and providing administrative and professional supervision of staff. Additionally, the Clinical Director is responsible for ensuring oversight in the areas of: licensing regulations, legal and ethical regulations, clinical supervision, and quality assurance. 

The Clinical Director will manage the Trauma Recovery Center staff but will also provide consultation to other agency programs where services are provided such as: our mental health crisis response, mentorship and violence intervention programs. 

the freedom papers

What’s the future we are fighting for? The Freedom Papers illustrates our vision for a world that serves the everyday needs of its people - the one we all deserve. The Freedom Papers is our new north star.