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Family Counselor

Company: Between Friends
Location: Chicago
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY Between Friends envisions a community without domestic violence where equality, safety, and justice exist for all. Between Friends provides a safe, supportive and empowering environment for individuals and families in crisis. Between Friends' counselors and advocates empower individuals to make their own decisions and choices, rather than making choices for them. To address domestic violence as a community issue, Between Friends offers comprehensive prevention programs to educate youth and adults about the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to prevent domestic violence before it begins. POSITION SUMMARY The Child & Family Counselor is responsible for the delivery of individual, family, and group counseling services for children, youth, and adults. RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical (70%) Plans, implements, and evaluates the counseling services for children, youth, and their families in coordination with the Children & Youth Counseling Manager Provides individual, group, and family counseling services, case management, and referrals to children, youth, and caregivers as determined by client, community, and agency need Collaborates with agency's teen dating violence prevention program to coordinate counseling services for teens on or off-site as needed Maintains children's counseling supplies and physical space of the children's counseling area Provides outreach and education to the community, including identifying and developing partnerships with local organizations Provides individual economic counseling with adults, which includes enrollment, completing an assessment and collaborating with a survivor to establish, review, and complete goals on an economic stability plan. Facilitates trainings on the effects of domestic violence on children and child abuse mandated reporting at agency's 40-hour domestic violence training Administrative (30%) Maintains case documentation and submits necessary information to the Children & Youth Counseling Manager for statistical reporting Participates in individual and group clinical supervision coordinated by the Children & Youth Counseling Manager Works with the Children & Youth Counseling Manager to coordinate counseling schedule to meet the needs of the clients and the agency Follows all Counseling and Support Services Program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with agency, funder and contract standards/requirements Completes all required statistical reports Provides orientation to the Strength and Difficulties and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment tools, and coordinates the assessment data collection and analysis processes Staffs the crisis line on an as-needed basis Participates in the on-call crisis line rotation as needed Participates in a variety of coalitions and committees to form collaborative responses to domestic violence specifically related to children Participates in agency events as needed Provides services as determined by Board of Director's policies Completes other duties as assigned Education, Experience & Qualifications: Master's degree in social work or related field required. Professional license (LSW/LCSW or LPC/LCPC) preferred. 40-hour domestic violence training required upon hire. Experience providing counseling services to children, youth and their families required. Experience planning and implementing programming for children preferred. Computer and software knowledge - PC literate with experience in word processing. Must be committed to Between Friends mission and values, practicing intersectional equity in all facets of the work, and ending all forms of abuse in relationships. WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position operates primarily in a professional office environment that is not fully accessible This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets, and fax machines While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work occasionally may be required Some travel to off-site locations in the Chicago metro area is required. Occasionally, some out-of-the-area travel will be expected 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 statutes BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental, vision insurance and a pre-tax transit benefit Full time employees are eligible for a 20 paid day sabbatical after completion of five years employment 24 Paid Time Off (PTO) days accrued throughout the first year, and 11 paid holidays per year Employment Type: Full Time Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Between Friends, Chicago , Family Counselor, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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