Bilingual Domestic Violence Counselor
L.I. Against Domestic Violence
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Post Date: Jan 03, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: asap
Salary: $43,000-46,000
Location: US - New York - Central Islip
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Description
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of Counseling Services, this staff person is to provide individual and group counseling services for children and adults that have been affected by family violence. They may be victims of physical, psychological or verbal abuse. Parenting skills workshops will be held with non-abusive parents for those in need of a parenting program. This staff person will, at minimum, work with the staff to fulfill the goals of the counseling program as outlined in the contract agreement with the funding source and LIADV.

Responsibilities:
•        Provide individual and group counseling sessions for children and adults.
•        Provide intake screenings for potential clients.
•        Preparing necessary tools for caretakers of children in counseling to use to evaluate progress of their children.
•        Keep accurate counseling records as well as complete outcome evaluations, etc.
•        Assist in preparation of monthly statistics that are reported to funding sources.
•        Provide group and individual counseling for children in residential program and consult with Shelter Director regarding status of children taking part in program.                                                                                                      
•         Assist Youth Educator with preparing creative play activities for children living in the shelter.            
•        Work with supervisor, Associate Director and Executive Director in the development of program.
•        Complete and submit all documentation as required by the funding source in a timely manner.
•        Complete hotline training program and act as back-up when needed.
•        Assist in providing in-service training to staff and volunteers as requested.
•         Assist in the development and update of written materials used as handouts for clients and staff, etc.
•        Maintain working relationship with outside agencies/groups and attend meetings.            
•        Take on additional responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
•         Maintain policies and image as established by Board of Directors.
•         Attend staff meetings and required training sessions as directed.                                    
•         Assist with fundraising and development; this includes participation at events and input on grant applications.
•        Assess clients for suicide risk and other mental health conditions.

Skills
A Licensed, Master Level Clinician with 2 years experience working with victims of trauma in an individual and group setting, knowledge of the varied backgrounds of the community, an understanding of the dynamics of a domestic violence relationship, trauma informed care and of group dynamics. We seek a clinician who has experience with adults and can incorporate Cognitive Therapies and Art Therapy into counseling. Bi-lingual in Spanish and English.

Notes
Vacation                
Sick Days        
Personal Days
Paid Holidays        
Elective Holidays
Paid Holidays
Bereavement Days
Healthcare/Dental
Retirement Plans