Counselor Adult/Child

Position Status:           Full-time Counselor                 

FLSA:                            non-exempt (hourly)

Supervised by:             Director of Outreach and Legal Services



The Adult/Child Counselor will provide individual and group counseling for primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence.



The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work or counseling required (LMSW, LCSW, or LPC).
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention, case management, social work theory and ethics.



  • Experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence
  • Experience working with adults and children in crisis
  • Experience providing individual and group counseling for primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence



  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with a diverse population and groups.
  • Read and interpret documents such as operating manuals and professional journals.
  • Write routine reports, correspondence and appropriate case notes.
  • Speak effectively before groups of clients.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Work in basic computer programs such as MS Word & Excel.



  • LMSW, LCSW, LPC, or LPCi
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required



  • Provide individual and group counseling
  • Provide counseling services including diagnosing, assessing, and treating individuals utilizing crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, grief and loss, play therapy, and any other therapeutic techniques as necessary.
  • Provide domestic violence education and awareness to community members as necessary
  • Identify client needs and make referrals for services when appropriate
  • Cultivate, maintain and coordinate a network of community support contacts and serve as liaison on behalf of clients when necessary
  • Provide task or field instruction for undergraduate and graduate level social work or counseling students as necessary
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for clients as required by supervisor, funders, and agency
  • Coordinate Crisis Line, and train all staff on Crisis line.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Believe in and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement and goals.
  • Available for regular stable hours M-F.
  • Ability to maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Ability to provide and receive peer supervision
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities

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