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Position Title: Counselor/Advocate

   

Hours: Full-time exempt, primarily a daytime position with some evening hours and on call SART coverage. The staff person in this position is salaried, therefore exempt from overtime compensation, and is considered an essential employee. Telecommuting for all or part of position’s weekly hours may be considered.


Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Job Summary: Provide direct services (assessment, crisis intervention, education, support groups, information and referrals, supportive counseling, and therapeutic interventions as needed) to victims of domestic and sexual violence in person, via telehealth platforms and on 24-hour Hotline.


Responsibilities 

Direct Service:

·          Provide direct services including assessment, supportive counseling, various therapeutic interventions, crisis intervention, education, information and referrals to victims of domestic, dating, and sexual violence, stalking, and/or human trafficking, in a nonjudgmental manner using a trauma-informed and empowerment framework. Assist victims with risk assessment and safety planning.

·          Assess at risk clients in residential and other DASI programs to determine needs regarding mental health and substance use disorders and communicate those needs to the referring program director.

·          Co-facilitate support groups.

·          Represent DASI to the community and articulate the agency and policies and procedures.

·          Provide shared on call availability and responsibility, 24 hours, 7 days a week for the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). 

·          Assist victims with safety planning.

·          Advocate on victims’ behalf as needed to link with appropriate community organizations and resources.

 

Administrative:

·        Calculate and submit biweekly payroll to Personnel Manager.

·        Participate in service evaluation process.

·        Participation in program development.

·        Compile and submit monthly statistics and staff reports in a timely manner.

·        Participate in ongoing professional training.

·        Maintain knowledge of existing resources/explore and share new resources.

·        Attend statewide and community-based meetings and task forces as needed.

·        Identify trends in client issues and needs.

·        Employee eligible to document in client file.

Training and Program Development:

·        Assist with community education and staff training as needed.

·        Identify trends in client issues and needs. Recommend program additions/changes.

·        Network in the community to strengthen and establish collaborative relationships with mental health service providers.

 

Grant Application, Compliance and Reporting

·        Compile and report program statistics in a timely and accurate manner. 


Supervision/Support

·        Recognize need for and seek supervision; use and accept feedback and integrate input into practice. Participate in clinical supervision as relevant to therapeutic modalities.

·        Participate in regular task supervision with COO or the Coordinator of Counseling Services.

·        Participate in ongoing domestic and sexual violence training.

 

Program and Agency Support:

·        Participate on special projects as needed.

·        Assist CEO/Grants Writer in the preparation of grant proposals and special projects as needed.

·        Attend agency functions.

·        Attend agency case conferences, in-service training, and staff meetings.

·        Participate in upkeep of shared staff areas to ensure a clean, safe work environment.

·        Perform other essential duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

·        Master’s Degree, LCSW, LSW, LAC, or LPC.   LCADC preferred. Experience in mental health/residential setting/substance abuse preferred. Bilingual Spanish preferred.

·        Computer literacy required (Microsoft Applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, SharePoint, Internet including social media platforms).

·        Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills required.

·        Able to organize, prioritize, and work independently with minimal supervision.

·        Flexibility in terms of hours, requires some evenings/weekends.

·        Demonstrate an openness to work within a strength-based framework of empowerment. 

·        Feminist analysis of domestic and sexual violence and of the economic, social and emotional barriers encountered by survivors

·        Commitment to cultural humility, diversity and inclusion required

·        Completion of 60-hour domestic violence and sexual assault intervention course within three months

Valid Driver’s License, proof of current auto insurance, and reliable vehicle available during work hours, driving agency van required at times. 

DASI reserves the right to change job duties and responsibilities as needed due to agency needs and/or funding conditions or requirements.

This position has ability to work a hybrid schedule - in office and from home.

Starting Salary $50,000                                                       

Position Title: Counselor/Advocate

   

Hours: Full-time exempt, primarily a daytime position with some evening hours and on call SART coverage. The staff person in this position is salaried, therefore exempt from overtime compensation, and is…

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  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Data de Início
    31 de maio de 2022
  • Educação
    Mestrado Requerido
Salário
Pelo menos USD $50.000
/ ano

Benefícios

100% of health insurance premium covered by employer, life insurance, generous PTO, flexible scheduling. Hybrid work available.

100% of health insurance premium covered by employer, life insurance, generous PTO, flexible scheduling. Hybrid work available.

Nível de Proficiência do Idioma

Those who are bi-lingual and multi-lingual are encouraged to apply

Those who are bi-lingual and multi-lingual are encouraged to apply

Localização

Presencial
Newton, NJ 07860, USA

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