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Domestic Violence Counselor

Company: YWCA Evanston North Shore
Location: Evanston
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Description:As part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore's domestic violence team, the Domestic Violence Counselor contributes to the creation of a warm and welcoming space for program participants through the delivery of trauma-informed counseling, case management, and specialized services to residential and community-based clients.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESCounseling and Case Management (75%)

  • Provides trauma-informed individual and group counseling, case management services, and referrals to survivors in residential and community-based programs.
  • Establishes relationships with clients drawing on motivational interviewing and a client-centered approach. Provides conflict resolution when needed. Provides parenting feedback as required.
  • Teaches clients about the impact of trauma and demonstrates techniques that help clients learn relaxation, calming, and soothing.
  • Plans, coordinates, and facilitates specialized services and support groups as needed and ensures that program activities are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate and operate through a trauma-informed lens.
  • Oversees and implements referrals to appropriate community agencies and services.
  • Facilitates programming for clients through partnerships with community agencies and providers.
  • Administers an evaluation process for clients.
  • Attends and participates in weekly case review meetings to ensure coordinated service delivery.Record Keeping and Documentation (15%)
    • Oversees completion of intake and all ongoing paperwork for assigned clients, including data entry of client information into Salesforce.
    • Submits monthly activity reports in a timely fashion.
    • Reports on goals and objectives identified in government grants and foundations as appropriate.Community Outreach & Training (5%)
      • Establishes and maintains working relationships with area service providers.
      • Participates as a trainer in delivering domestic violence training, including but not limited to the state-required 40-hour domestic violence training program and other community-based training on domestic violence.ADDITIONAL DUTIES (5%)
        • Intermittently and as available, provides emergency backup to ensure adequate coverage of the 24-hour crisis line and residential shelter.
        • Attends staff trainings and participates in agency committees.
        • Pursues professional development
        • Understands and adheres to all YWCA Evanston/North Shore procedures and policies as well as YWCA Employee Handbook.
        • Performs other duties as assigned by management.An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.Requirements:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Master's degree in social work, psychology, or counseling.Experience and/or Training: At least 1 year of experience counseling adults on issues related to domestic/intimate partner/family violence.Licenses/Certificates:
          • Successful completion of the Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Certificate within 3 months of employment
          • Acquisition of the Certified Domestic Violence Professional credential within 12 months of employment
          • First Aid/CPR within 6 months of employmentTechnology/Equipment: Intermediate proficiency in the Microsoft Office SuitePREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSExperience and/or Training:
            • At least 3 years of experience counseling adults on issues related to domestic/intimate partner/family violence.
            • At least 1 year of experience submitting reporting documentation and completing intake paperwork.
            • Experience providing case management and advocacy.
            • Experience creating and maintaining relationships with community partners.
            • Experience in a residential setting.Licenses/Certificates:
              • LCSW, LCPC
              • Illinois 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Certificate
              • Certified Domestic Violence Professional credentialLanguage: Fluent in SpanishTechnology/Equipment:
                • Intermediate proficiency with virtual services technology
                • Intermediate proficiency with online case management systemsPHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSIntermittent (less than 15%), Occasional (15-45%), Frequent (50-75%), and Continuous (over 75%).]
                  • Intermittent evenings and weekends are required for events or meetings.
                  • Intermittent local travel is required.
                  • Tolerance of prolonged and continuous stationary periods at a desk/computer
                  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs, reach with hands and arms, and reach above shoulders.
                  • Occasionally required to push, pull, lift, and/or move up to 15 pounds.
                  • Must be able to move about the facility.
                  • Must be able to operate controls for computers and other equipment.The mental and physical requirements described here represent those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
                    • Employee may be required to share office space.
                    • Employee may be required to work from home.
                    • Employee will frequently have meetings or work in other buildingsThe work environment characteristics described here represent those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.*Note: YWCA is committed to pay range transparency. Candidates are offered compensation based on how their qualifications meet those of the position.PM22Compensation details: 43470-53130 Yearly SalaryPI2495409840a5-31181-32846573

Keywords: YWCA Evanston North Shore, Evanston , Domestic Violence Counselor, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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