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WOAR: Counselor

Position: Counselor

 

WOAR Counselors report to the Director of Counseling Services

Responsibilities

Direct Services – 80%

  • Provides high quality and effective counseling services to clients (e.g., crisis, individual, group and family).
  • Develops and implements treatment for an average ongoing caseload of 25-30 individual clients.
  • It is required for this position to work 3 evenings a week
  • Utilizes empirically supported measurement tools to evaluate client progress
  • Follows-up and provides case management services with clients as necessary
  • Facilitates support groups.
  • Conducts client intake assessments to determine appropriate treatment, on average 2 weekly.
  • Answers hotline as necessary.
  • Provides on-call back-up for weekend hotline coverage as needed
  • Refers clients to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with other agencies providing services to clients.
  • Advocates for proper treatment of victims of sexual assault.

Administrative Responsibilities – 10%

  • Provides training on sexual assault and treatment issues as assigned to volunteers, staff, community and professional groups.
  • Completes required client paperwork and data entry in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintains accurate and current client files.
  • Assists the Education services staff with the development of educational and outreach materials as requested.
  • Assumes responsibility for on-going special projects as assigned.

Other Responsibilities – 5%

  • Participates in bi-weekly individual supervision with the Director of Counseling Services.
  • Participates in monthly department meetings.
  • Participates in monthly agency meetings.
  • Supports and participates in agency activities such as staff retreats, special events, volunteer
    recognition events and fundraising as appropriate or assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Staff Development – 5%

  • Participates in appropriate staff development activities.
  • Stays abreast of current information concerning sexual assault issues.
  • Stays abreast of current information concerning counseling techniques and interventions.

Qualifications

Skills and Requirements

  • Must complete state mandated forty (40) hour victim service training
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills
  • Computer competency in Microsoft Office
  • Strategic thinker
  • Problem solving and strong analytical skills
  • Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to function as team member of a unit and the agency as a whole
  • Must have flexibility (some evenings required)
  • Some in-state travel required
  • PA 33/34 certifiable and FBI certifiable
  • Must adhere to professional ethics and agency confidentiality policy
  • Philosophical orientation compatible with WOAR’s philosophy and mission

Additional Information

Specialized Equipment:

Personal Computer (including word processing, desktop publishing, data base and spreadsheet software), and general office equipment.

Attendance:

The POSITION is expected to comply with company attendance standards, the nature of some positions may require different standards in order to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

This job description is a summary and is not meant to cover every aspect and detail of the job.
The Executive Director/Supervisor may add, delete, change or modify any part of this job at any time. The agency will make reasonable accommodation for known physical or mental limitations
of a qualified employee/applicant with a disability providing the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship or significant risk of substantial harm to the individual, others, the agency’s operations or upon the quality of service.

Please email cover letter and resume to HR@woar.org with the position you’re applying for in the subject. No phone calls please.

 

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