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Trauma Therapist (Remote)

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Resilience of Chicago, IL


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Published 9 days ago

$42,500 - $44,500

Empowering Survivors. Ending Sexual Violence.

Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Established in 1974, Resilience now serves more than 2000 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones annually through our main office in downtown Chicago and our community‐based offices in Austin, Ravenswood, and on the Stroger Hospital campus.

For more information, please visit us online at www.ourresilence.org.

We are currently seeking a Trauma Therapist to join our team. This position is responsible for providing trauma informed individual, couples, and family therapy as well as facilitating general and specialized support groups for adult and adolescent sexual assault survivors and their significant others. The Trauma Therapist must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work with diverse populations, and a team-focused approach. In addition, experience working with marginalized communities is a plus.

This position will initially work from home and engage with clients through virtual platforms, as Resilience is working remotely during the COVID pandemic.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide individual, couples, and family therapy, and support groups for adolescent and adult victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others. 
  • Maintain a caseload of clients appropriate to level of employment and program needs.
  • Assess and screen individuals to determine appropriate level of intervention and services.
  • Promptly respond to requests for therapy services and maintain intake and referral records.
  • Participate in regular supervision, consultation, program, and staff meetings.
  • Participate in trainings as a presenter for local and statewide sexual assault coalitions, institutional partners, and other agencies, as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a network of community members and service providers.
  • Identify and participate in community events, forums, and meetings as necessary to maintain the agency’s awareness of issues impacting residents and the visibility of the agency’s services.
  • Collaborate with staff and interns from the Education & Training and Advocacy programs in order enhance the effectiveness of the agency’s services.
  • Maintain accurate records and statistics for intake, counseling, non-client crisis intervention, information/referral, and other services/activities.
  • Provide therapy services at the Central office, as well as off-site or at agencies that have agreed to provide a private space for the agency. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology required; clinical licensure (LSW/LCSW or LPC/LCPC) preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience providing counseling services required, including support groups and family counseling.
  • Excellent presentation skills and experience facilitating presentations on sexual violence required.
  • Previous experience working on women’s issues, addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence, and working with diverse populations including LGBTQI communities strongly preferred.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault training by an Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault member center within 60 days of hire is required; previous completion of the training strongly preferred.
  • Flexibility to work some evening hours required.

Empowering Survivors. Ending Sexual Violence.

Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage. Resilience also offers a 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off including vacation, personal days, sick days, and paid holidays.

Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage. Resilience also offers a 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off including vacation…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to our People & Culture team using the Apply Now link above. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

If you are interested in other ways to support survivors of sexual assault, please also consider joining our dedicated team of volunteers. More information is available at https://www.ourresilience.org/get-involved/volunteer/.

Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. Resilience is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to our People & Culture team using the Apply Now link above. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone…

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