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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Full-time bi-lingual Sexual Assault Outreach Services Counselor Position Available

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is now interviewing one full-time bi-lingual Sexual Assault Outreach Services Counselor.  

The Sexual Assault Services Outreach Counselors will provide crisis intervention, individual, family and group counseling; enrichment, case management, advocacy and other related services to victims of sexual assault both primary and secondary victims. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:


1.      Providing individual and group counseling for victims of sexual violence/assault.

2.      Advocate for victims of sexual violence and their families with law enforcement and other professionals as needed.

3.       Assist survivors and their families with follow-up counseling.

4.      Assist survivors and their families with necessary information and referrals.

5.      Works with staff in identifying gaps in services and formulates specific interventions to address concerns.

6.      Provide case management for clients.

7.      Attends all monthly department and staff meetings.

8.      Provide information and assistance with filing compensation claims.

9.      Maintains appropriate records and reports in accordance with the policies and procedures of Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., funding sources and as directed by the Chief Executive Officer.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

10.  Ability to give and receive information and ideas clearly and accurately whether in writing or verbally.  Includes written communications such as reports, letters, memoranda, forms and verbal explanations of policies, procedures and techniques to volunteers and staff.

REASONING ABILITY

11.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

12.  Ability to plan ahead and set realistic goals, objectives and priorities; anticipate possible problems; commit activities to a realistic but challenging schedule.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

13.  Knowledge of psychological and sociological aspects of victimization.  Clinical expertise in emergency psychology, theory and practice of group psychotherapy, and a systems approach to supervision and management.

14.  Prior experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and
the new and temporarily homeless.  Ability to convey sensitivity to victims.

15.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, ACT clients and the general public.

16.  Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as a cooperative member of a team.

Bachelors degree (BA) in mental health or counseling/social work-related fields: and one year or more of experience.  Experience to include:

One year or more of direct contact work with victims in the form of advocacy.

Send resume by fax 939-4741 or email act@actabuse.com

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, affectional preference, disability, age (40-over), pregnancy, marital status, military status, genetic information or status with regard to public assistance.   ACT is a drug-free workplace.


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