Willow Domestic Violence Center
The Counseling Center Counselor is a key member of the WILLOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CENTER team, embracing the values of Willow (Respect, Survivor-Centered, Inclusion, Trust and Collaboration) The Counseling Center Counselor will provide a safe, welcoming and professional experience for people using Willow services. The Counselor will partner with clients on their journey and provide trauma informed counseling, solution-focused options and safety planning. The candidate will facilitate community groups weekly, and act as a resource for the community members and partner agencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
COUNSELING AND CLIENT SERVICES
- Provide solution-focused trauma-informed counseling to survivors of domestic violence.
- Facilitate the Counseling Center intake process for new referrals to the program.
- Facilitate weekly support and educational groups for survivors of domestic violence using evidence based models to assist clients through their journey to heal.
- Provide support to program volunteers and interns, as needed.
- Partner with clients in safety planning as it pertains to their own vision of safety
- Stay current on community resources to assist clients with housing, food, transportation and safety.
- Advocate for clients on issues pertaining to domestic abuse and make appropriate referrals (i.e. legal, financial, housing, health).
DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTING
- Prepare all appropriate documentation as required by funding agencies in adherence with their guidelines.
- Prepare necessary monthly Counseling Center reports and documentation as required by funding sources in a timely and accurate manner.
- Prepare and submit any necessary internal agency documentation to appropriate department.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
- Assist the Hotline when needed — providing crisis and supportive counseling, information, referrals, and safety planning over the telephone.
- Participate in all Counseling Center and agency meetings and training’s.
- Attend community training and conferences to enhance knowledge of domestic violence and the impacts of abuse.
- Provide client transportation to and from valid appointments when needed.
- Participate in community meetings as required.
- Document all hotline calls following the agency’s procedures.
- Complete all job functions ethically and in a culturally competent manner.
- Any other duties as may be assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field, MSW or MS in counseling preferred.
- A minimum of one-year experience in individual and group counseling.
- One year experience in domestic violence, sexual assault and/or trauma and crisis work.
- Leadership Skills, including the ability to oversee staff and supervise interns.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
- Excellent written/oral communication and computer skills (Microsoft Office suite, including Excel) required.
- Ability to work with multiple agencies and systems in a professional manner.
- Solid understanding of confidentiality and ability to utilize appropriate discretion.
- Adaptable and flexible.
- Available to work nights and weekends.
- New York State Driver’s License not in jeopardy of being revoked.
To apply for this job email your details to HR@willowcenterny.org