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Domestic Violence Residential Counselor

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My Sisters' Place, Inc. | White Plains, NY
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My Sisters' Place, Inc.


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Published 12 days ago

Start Date

June 18, 2019

Application Deadline

June 17, 2019

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000


Job Title:                                Residential Counselor

Job Classification:                Regular; Full time; Non-Exempt

Department:                         Programs

Position Reports To:              Director of Residential Programs

 Organization Mission:

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) 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 Residential Counselor is responsible for providing trauma informed and focused support services for all adult and child victims of domestic violence and human trafficking who are residents within the MSP Emergency Shelter. As such, this position works as part of a team that includes advocates from all other shifts, and administrative staff to ensure that residents receive emotional support and opportunities to begin healing from their trauma, at the same time as their practical needs are being met. Under the guidance of the Director of the Residential Program, the Residential counselor will be responsible the following functions:

 Job Description: Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

§    Provide private individual counseling sessions and work in conjunction with shelter team to conduct weekly support groups, utilizing trauma-informed practices. 

§    Provide day-to-day case management, counseling, and crisis intervention to clients as needed and/or required.

§    Provide leading guidance on assessment and case planning for all adult and child resident clinical/therapeutic needs.

§    Work as a team leader with Senior Residential Advocates to ensure needs assessment, safety planning, and emotional support services are available on an on-going basis for all residents. 

§    Work closely with the Director of Residential Programs and Deputy Program Officer to ensure that Senior Residential Advocates and Residential Advocates receive training and support on clinical issues affecting all shelter residents. 

§    Answer MSP’s 24 hour hotline when needed, responding to callers in crisis by providing information and resources and assess eligibility for MSP services.

§    Work as a team with shelter leadership in a shared on-call supervisory rotation for overnights and weekends throughout the year; required to stay close to home during assigned on-call rotations. On call coverage may require providing coverage in shelter during on-call weekends.

§    Participate in regular shelter management team meetings and regular shelter staff meetings. 

§    Adjust work hours or work additional hours as needed in order to meet with residents, conduct support groups, or attend meetings. 

§    Work as a team with all agency staff responsible for shelter operations to ensure basic client needs and facility-related needs are met. 

§    Assist with short term counseling in the Non-Residential Children’s Counseling Program

§    Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with community organizations and public agencies to foster coordination of services for emergency shelter residents and their children; represent MSP and shelter program at relevant outside meetings/events.

§    Ensure the collection of timely and accurate statistics on services provided; Completing applications for Office of Victim Services (OVS), and monthly/quarterly reports

§    Keep thorough and up-to-date client records in accordance with agency file requirements.

§    Other tasks as assigned by Supervisor

 Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in social work or related field preferred
  • Two years of prior counseling experience 
  • Experience in field of domestic violence, human trafficking, or victimization and knowledge of trauma strongly preferred
  • Prior supervisory experience a plus; demonstration of strong leadership skills a must
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, stay organized, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Computer skill proficiency
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred

Other:

·        Job requires lifting typical office materials from time to time, lifting and carrying food items, bending and lifting items to put them away, and may include accepting and transporting in-kind donations

·        If using personal vehicle, must have valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance

 MSP GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

·        Support our philosophy and guiding principles, which can be found on our website at http://mspny.org/guiding-principles/

·        Participate in agency-wide and community events, initiatives and committees to help strengthen our organizational goals

·        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

MSP values you, your growth and your contributions. MSP believes that an effective, broad-based movement for social transformation must be rooted in anti-racist principles as we work towards a more just and equitable society.

My Sisters’ Place policy prohibits discrimination due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and national origin in employment and delivery of services. 

 

 


Job Title:                                Residential Counselor

Job Classification:                Regular; Full time; Non-Exempt

Department:                         Programs

Position Reports To:              Director of Residential Programs

 Organization Mission:

My Sisters’ Place (MSP) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

English

Bilingual English/Spanish Strongly Preferred

English

Bilingual English/Spanish Strongly Preferred

How To Apply

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resume and cover letter to: Lauren Shaller at: LShaller@mspny.org.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. To apply please email resume and cover letter to: Lauren Shaller at: LShaller@mspny.org.

Location

White Plains, NY
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