Position Status: Full-time Counselor
FLSA: non-exempt (hourly)
Supervised by: Director of Outreach and Legal Services
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE:
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
Send cover letters and resumes to Kathy.Reid@familyabusecenter.org.