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Position Title: Counselor
Core Hours: 40 hours per week, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings needed to meet department need.
Supervisor: Manager of Counseling Programs and Licensed Therapist
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
FLSA Exemption Test: N/A
Starting Salary/Hourly Rate: $19/hour
Last Updated: 01/18/2022
The primary focus of this position is to provide quality trauma-informed empowerment counseling, facilitation of support groups and similar supportive services, and referrals to and for adult and child survivors (English and Spanish speaking) of domestic violence and sexual assault and their significant others. This position advocates on behalf of clients with other systems in the community and serves as support for all victims and survivors.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provides assessment, intake, and individual empowerment counseling for English and Spanish speaking children and adult victims (translation services will be accessed to provide counseling for victims for any language needed).
- Facilitate support groups for survivors providing outreach as needed.
- Assist with counseling and support groups at local prison and similar settings for survivors within the prison system.
- Assist survivors in scheduling counseling appointments and assess scheduling needs.
- Provide information and referrals to survivors and advocate on their behalf when necessary.
- Collaborate and follow up with internal staff and external agencies regarding client referrals.
- Maintain organization of client files, data, and adhere to confidentiality of client information.
- Complete goal plan with clients and review document with clients regularly.
- Complete all agency required paperwork in a timely manner.
- Track and maintain client outcomes, including surveys, individual report, and similar measurements.
- Input client information and data into agency electronic system daily.
- Complete needed reports promptly (examples: Childline, Suicide, Incident Reports).
- Assist in the facilitation of advocate training classes provided to new staff, volunteers, and advocates.
- Attend trainings to learn about community resources.
- Attend individual supervision, group supervision, and staff meetings.
- All other duties as determined by departmental supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or physical or other abilities required.
Educational & Experience Requirements:
- Bilingual English/Spanish speaking skills required
- Strong time management and organization skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to work and collaborate interdepartmentally and among Counselors within department
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong problem-solving skills with ability to handle crisis situations
- Ability to manage large client caseload and work with several survivors on a weekly basis
Employment Experience (amount and kind)
- 1 – 3 years related experience and knowledge of direct service operations preferred
Education (general level required or specific courses)
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, or another related field preferred
- Degree can be substituted for Associate’s degree in related field with equivalent experience
- High School diploma required
Essential Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and may infrequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
- Completion of a background check request, FBI, State Police, and Child Abuse Clearances obtained prior to employment through agency vendor
- Completion of 66-hour Sexual and Domestic Violence Training provided by agency
- Valid driver’s license and insurance are required to travel to client sites
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