Bilingual Counselor

Building a Community Without Domestic Violence

Job Title: Bilingual Counselor

Organization: Between Friends


Job Description

The Counselor position is responsible for providing trauma-informed individual, family, and group counseling services for adults, youth, and children in English and another language. This position is also responsible for promoting the Program’s counseling services to the community and building & solidifying partnerships with other social services agencies for effective collaborations to best serve clients.

• Provides individual, group and family counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention services as determined by clients and agency needs’ in English and another language
• Provides individual economic counseling with adults, which includes completing an assessment and collaborating with a survivor to establish, review, and complete goals on an economic stability plan.
• Provides up to 64 hours of direct contact hours per month, which includes counseling and case management services
• Helps victims of domestic violence to understand their rights and the legal remedies available to them under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act
• Assists clients in filing for Victim’s Compensation
• Works with Clinical Supervisor and the Resource, Information, and Service Advocate to provide outreach and to build and solidify partnerships with local organizations in the community to meet the diverse needs of clients
• Works with the Resource, Information, and Service Advocate to maintain an updated database of resources and referrals
• Provides case management services and leads case coordination with other providers as needed
• Provides childcare as needed
• Leads the clinical meeting once/month and actively participates in case presentations and program-related discussions weekly at the clinical meeting.
• Facilitates applicable sessions of the 40-hour training classes
• Serves as a resource and point of contact for clinical interns in the absence of the clinical supervisor

• Ensures case documentation is up-to-date and reflective of the services provided and submits necessary information to the Clinical Supervisor for statistical reporting
• Participates in individual and group clinical supervision coordinated by the Clinical Supervisor
• Completes all required statistical reports
• Follows all Counseling & Support Services Program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with agency, funder, and contract standards/requirements
• Enters data into the InfoNet database

• Staffs the crisis line on an as-needed basis
• Participates in the on-call rotation as needed
• Participates in a variety of coalitions and committees to form collaborative responses to domestic violence
• Participates in program and agency events as needed
• Provides services as determined by Board of Director’s policies
• Completes other duties as assigned

Work Environment

• This position operates primarily in a professional office environment that is not fully accessible (stairs and no elevator)
• This role routinely uses office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets, and fax machines
• This is a full time position. Two evenings of work per week are required and Saturdays occasionally may be required
• Some travel to off-site locations in the Chicago metro area is required
• Workplace is a smoke-and drug-free environment
• Equal opportunity employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statues.

• Salary is commensurate with experience ($35,000-$38,000)
• Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental, vision insurance
• 24 vacation days accrued throughout the first year, and 11 paid holidays

Location: Chicago

Job Type: Full Time

Education – Master’s degree in social work or related field required; 40 hour domestic violence training preferred

Experience and Skills– At least two years of experience providing counseling services to individuals, families and/or groups preferred; experience in the field of domestic violence preferred;
PC literate with experience in word processing

Licenses/Certification – Professional license (LSW, LCSW or LCPC) preferred

Languages – Bilingual required

Education Requirement: Masters

How to Apply
• Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to: Please write your name (Last, First) and Bilingual Counselor in the subject line of your email
• Incomplete applications will not be accepted; No phone calls
• Position begins ASAP

Last Day to Apply: 12/31/2017

Posted by: Between Friends,

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