Sr. Counselor/Advocate - Residential Program

 

Our Residential Program seeks a Senior Counselor/Advocate who will provide comprehensive therapeutic, empowering and crisis intervention counseling through individual, family and group modalities. Counseling will include breaking the cycle of violence and promoting positive self esteem/motivation to Women, Children and Youth, who have been exposed to domestic violence in the home. The Senior Counselor is also responsible for providing direct services in the form of advocacy and accompaniment when and if necessary. In addition, the Senior Counselor/Advocate will serve as clinical supervisor to the Counselor/Advocate staff and as Field Instructor for Master Degree level interns. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide appropriate supervision and evaluations to program staff and interns. Update SIFI and any other requirements made by the schools and or agency. 
  • Develop and implement individualized service plans for the client(s) using Strength Based Approach. 
  • Provide crisis counseling, information, referrals, accompaniment and advocacy as needed. 
  • Promote non-violent conflict resolution and work proficiently with multicultural and diverse populations.  
  • Provide interventions that promote positive relationships between clients, their families, community and various institutions to enhance positive self development and effectiveness.
  • Facilitate bi-lingual support, educational and therapeutic groups. 
  • Provide complete and accurate information about client outcomes and services in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to mandated reporting requirements as they relate to such issues as child abuse/neglect, suicide/homicide concerns, etc. and the ethics of the profession. 
  • Perform administrative tasks; including maintaining accurate and comprehensive data and statistical information for reporting purposes as determined by VIP and agency funders. In addition ensuring the timely delivery of said reports.  
  • Provide VIP Hotline coverage as needed, this includes but is not limited to on-call evening/weekend coverage. 
  • Participate in various programmatic meetings: Case Conference Meetings, staff meetings, team meetings, Individual Service Plans, etc.
  • Present client cases at case conferences, individualized service plan meetings and inter-disciplinary meetings as needed.
  • Conduct community outreach and /or educational workshops on a monthly basis, or as needed by program.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Must have LMSW; LCSW preferred
  • Fully Bilingual Required (English/Spanish – verbal and written).
  • A minimum of two (2) years counseling experience in the area of domestic violence, women and children issues, or related field.
  • Strong verbal, written, communication and documenting skills.
  • Must be well organized, work independently and collectively, while maintaining a flexible schedule.
  • Must have the ability to operate office equipment such as computers, copy machine, phone systems, etc. with strong internet and software skills; incl. Microsoft Office and Client Database.
  • Ability to travel via public transportation a must.