The Bi-Lingual Counselor provides both direct and indirect social service-related assistance to all victims of crime and abuse, specializing in work with clients of all victimizations. The Counselor will be stationed primarily at the Manhattan-Bronx Community Program located in Harlem and will work a minimum of one day a week in the Bronx office. As part of the community program’s dynamic team, the Bi-Lingual Counselor will ultimately assist with the design of a new community-based service delivery model which will be based on what is learned about client needs and outcomes.
· Learn and integrate a trauma-informed, client-centered approach, using an anti-oppressive lens, into your work with clients.
· Provide crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of violence and abuse with child welfare, criminal justice, educational and mental health systems, among others. Prepare bio-psychosocial reports as needed.
· Conduct client-centered intakes and in-depth safety and trauma informed assessments in person and telephonically.
· Develop risk management plans with clients, reflecting each client’s unique situation. Assist Senior Case Managers with safety assessments and risk management planning.
· Provide short term psycho-educational, trauma focused counseling to a small caseload of high-risk crime victims
· Assist in the designing and co-facilitation of support groups to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, homicide victims.
· Assist City Wide Helpline as needed.
· Provide community educational workshops and presentations on various victimizations as well as the impact of trauma on victims and providers who assist them.
· Engage in service coordination and collaboration with clients and community partners to ensure effective protective actions and strategies on behalf of clients.
· Provide peer support to Case Manager and Senior Case Manager team members.
Secondary Job Functions:
Required Knowledge and Skills:
· Willing and open to being trained in Client Centered Practice and Risking Connection Trauma Framework
· Demonstrated leadership skills
· Willing to participate in a learning community
· Excellent interpersonal skills-
· Ability to work under pressure in a calm and reassuring manner.
· Must be a team player plus, be able to work with minimum supervisory oversight.
· Flexible, willing to work evenings, and weekends as needed.
· Organized and detail oriented.
· Computer literate (including Microsoft Word, Excel)
· Good presentation skills
· Master’s degree in a related field (Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health)
· Fluent Spanish (Oral and Written)
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The Bi-Lingual Counselor provides both direct and indirect social service-related assistance to all victims of crime and abuse, specializing in work with clients of all victimizations. The Counselor will be stationed…