Counselor, Non Residential Services
- Job posted by Sanctuary for Families
Sanctuary for Families is New York's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. Every year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services. We provide wrap-around services to help survivors rebuild their lives in the aftermath of abuse, and work to end gender violence through three key strategies: direct services, outreach and training, and systems-change advocacy.
Position Overview: 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 living in the 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 supportive, team oriented environments 4 days in lower Manhattan and one day from Bronx Family Justice Center.
- Conducts intake assessments and psychosocial interviews for adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender based violence.
- Provides comprehensive individual/group 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.
- Work at least one day out of the Bronx Family Justice Center.
- 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 required. English/Spanish preferred.
- 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.
Minimum Education Required