Domestic Violence Counselor

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Post Date: Sep 03, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New York - Brooklyn
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At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Summary

HELP R.O.A.D.S. is a comprehensive, non-residential individual and family safety program providing a variety of services designed to assist in empowering survivors of domestic violence, other crime victims, and their families. As a Domestic Violence Counselor with HELP R.O.A.D.S. you’ll provide short-term domestic violence counseling to individuals and families, including children over 6 years old. You’ll develop a comprehensive case narrative outlining the domestic violence history of each client and establish a service plan based on assessed needs. You’ll help individuals and families impacted by domestic violence become more economically self-reliant, maintain permanent housing, build job skills, and access community resources independently. This is an excellent opportunity for a culturally sensitive, motivated, energetic team player to help survivors of domestic violence in need.

Specific responsibilities will include:

*   Providing crisis intervention as needed: hotline or face-to-face.
*   Facilitating linkages to social services programs, advocating and assisting families in the negotiation of the service delivery system, and following up on referrals.
*    Assisting clients in developing problem-solving skills and assessing their own resources and support systems.
*   Exploring options including safety, legal, financial, employment, housing, medical care, etc.
*   Providing orientation and presenting services to various entities in the community.
*   Maintaining appropriate case record documentation and participating in team meetings, individual supervisory meetings, and client case conferences.


*   Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.
*   Minimum of two years’ experience in domestic violence counseling.
*   Knowledge in substance abuse, sexual abuse, and AIDS/HIV related theories and practice.
*   Experience in housing, job placement, and employment assistance.
*   Ability to create effective working relationships with other programs as well as build strong bridges with community partners.
*   Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus

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