Counselor, Non-Residential Services
Sanctuary for Families
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Post Date: Feb 17, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: March 2023 or Immediate Start
Salary: $60,000 - $62,000
Location: US - New York - New York City
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The Counselor will provide ongoing and trauma-informed comprehensive counseling services to adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and/or other forms of gender violence. Services will be geared toward non-shelter clients living in the community. Assist clients to move toward managing their trauma, understanding the impact of gender-based violence on their lives and that of their children; help them to reach economic stability through case management, advocacy, and referral if necessary, to organizations providing such services. Opportunity to work in supportive, team-oriented environments in lower Manhattan.


- Conducts evidence-based assessments and psycho-social interviews for adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence.

- Provides comprehensive trauma-informed individual/group counseling services with trauma and strengths-based perspectives to help clients process, cope, and heal from experiences of gender-based violence.Provides safety planning, crisis intervention, advocacy, case management, and referrals to other related services as needed.

- Provides affidavits and testimony for immigration and other legal purposes.

- Conducts trauma-related and gender-based violence outreach and training to community organizations and institutions serving the community.

- Maintains accurate case records and utilizes internal database systems to track direct services to clients and outreach events.

- Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.


- Maintains a network of contacts with other Social Service Agencies.

- Collaborates with and refers to external counseling programs when appropriate.

- Works collaboratively with agency staff across all sites

- Licensed Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling Degree, etc, preferred.
- Fluency in both English and additional community language strongly preferred (Spanish, Bengali, etc.)
- Familiar with issues of trauma, violence prevention and victimization.
- Familiarity with NYC public benefits and housing systems

*Work position is currently Hybrid; must be able to meet job location schedule obligation
*Vaccination Policy: Proof of vaccination or proof of first dose with scheduled 2nd dose within 30 days is required.
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