This is a job listing for Lutheran Settlement House, Philadelphia PA
Under the supervision of the Counseling Supervisor, the Counselor/Advocate is primarily responsible for providing hotline, individual and group counseling, and advocacy services for domestic violence victims and their families.
Functions and Duties
- Provides individual counseling, case management, advocacy, accompaniment and referral services to domestic violence victims and their families
- Provides quality client services and maintains client record accurately in accordance with agency standards
- Facilitates or co-facilitates group counseling for domestic violence victims and their families
- Maintains up-dated information regarding procedures for obtaining and enforcing protection from abuse court orders. Remains current with local, state and federal laws that impact services to domestic violence victims and their families
- Maintains up-dated and accurate resource and referral system on domestic violence, drug and alcohol, AIDS/HIV, and other related issues
- Advocates with institutions, agencies, or government systems on behalf of domestic violence victims and their families
- Participates in the development and presentation of workshops on domestic violence issues to the larger community, especially in the Latinx community
- Facilitates life skills groups and group counseling for domestic violence victims in community settings
- Provides scheduled hotline coverage
- Participates in team/staff meetings, in-service and volunteer trainings, and other LSH/BDVP functions as may be required
- Meets regularly with supervisor to review program activity, services issues, and other program matters. This includes a routine review of service documentation and other program information to assure compliance with program standards and agency service goals
- Assists with annual evaluation of the BDVP programs and services, and participates in the development of new program concepts
- Other duties as assigned
- A Bachelor’s Degree in the field of human services is preferred. An Associate’s Degree with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in providing counseling services is required.
- One year of relevant supervised quality experience may be substituted for each year of education.
- After completing the provided training, the individual is expected to demonstrate understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence, knowledge of community resources, and sensitivity to the needs of domestic violence victims and their families. In addition the individual is expected to present good-listening skills; demonstrate effective problem solving skills; and be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Completion of a state mandated 40-hour domestic violence training and 5 hours of double staffing is required; can be completed upon hiring.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
- We value diversity! Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with email subject line as, “Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor.”
Established in 1902, Lutheran Settlement House (LSH) is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to serving vulnerable children, adults, and families living in Philadelphia. Over the past century, the programs and services offered by LSH have changed in response to the evolving needs of the community. However, the core mission of Lutheran Settlement House —”to empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through an integrated program of social, educational, and advocacy services”— has remained constant.
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