Counselor, Non-Residential Services
- Job posted by Counselor, Non-Residential Services
Bronx Family Justice Center
The Counselor will provide ongoing and comprehensive counseling services to adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and/or other forms of gender violence. Services will be geared toward non-shelter clients in the Bronx community, including a large percentage of Spanish speaking clients. Assist clients to move toward managing their trauma, understanding the impact of domestic violence on their lives and that of their children; help them to reach economic stability through case management, advocacy, and referral if necessary, to organizations providing such services. Opportunity to work in a supportive, team oriented environment.
- Conducts intake assessments and psychosocial interviews for adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender based violence.
- Provides comprehensive individual/group short term counseling services with a trauma and strengths based perspective to help clients process, cope, and heal from experiences of gender based violence.
- Provides safety planning, crisis intervention, advocacy, case management, and referrals to other related services as needed.
- Provides affidavits and testimony for immigration and other legal purposes.
- Conducts trauma related and domestic violence outreach and training to community organizations and institutions, including those serving the Latino community.
- Maintains accurate case records and utilizes internal database systems to track direct services to clients and outreach events.
- Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.
- License Master's Degree in Social Work preferred.
- Experience providing counseling and other services to domestic violence survivors.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish required.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, including working collaboratively with professionals across disciplines, (e.g. domestic violence advocates, housing specialists, attorneys, police officers, government officials, workforce development professionals and other community-based agency staff.)
- Experience and familiarity with relevant social services focusing on women's issues strongly desired.
- Experience working in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment.
- Familiarity with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization.
- Familiarity with NYC public benefits and housing systems is highly desirable
- Excellent written and presentation skills.
- Excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office Suite.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required