1 Water Street
My Sisters’ Place is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been providing support to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking throughout Westchester County, NY since 1978. MSP has evolved from a small, grassroots organization into a holistic agency touching the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year. We provide a continuum of free services including: a 24-hour hotline, emergency residential shelter, adult counseling, legal services, children’s services, and an extensive community education and training outreach program.
The Community Counseling and Advocacy Program (CCAP) provides quality services to all adult individuals impacted by intimate partner abuse. Our trained counselors use a supportive approach and strive to create a safe environment for individual and group counseling services to occur. Through this setting, clients share their feelings and thoughts about the abuse they have endured and how it impacts their lives. The CCAP team recognizes that the individuals we assist are the ambassadors of their own lives and should be in control of their own decisions. CCAP counselors work side by side with clients to give the information, resources and the encouragement needed, with the overall goal of helping those we serve empower themselves to make informed choices that promote emotional and physical well-being for themselves and for their children. The Domestic Violence Counselor is based in the Mt. Vernon, NY office and provides client support through supportive individual and group counseling, safety planning, information and referrals, and advocacy.
- Provide crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling and advocacy to those individuals impacted by intimate partner violence.
- Conduct outreach to victims, assessing their emotional and practical needs, as well as explaining the services offered by MSP.
- Provide clients with information and referrals to outside services for themselves and their children
- Represent the agency at community meetings and coalitions
- Participate in all staff meetings, trainings and/or professional development sessions as directed.
- Maintain program statistics in compliance with funding requirements and objectives
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor
- Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of two years of experience working with victims of domestic violence and/or providing counseling to victims of trauma
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and on a team
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
- Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
MSP GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
· Support our philosophy and guiding principles
· Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our
· Work collaboratively across departments
· Participate in on-going education and training opportunities
· Ability to collaborate with people and synthesize diverse sets of institutional perspectives
· Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations and be able to withhold confidentiality
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required