Sarah’s Inn is a community-based non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Our services and initiatives focus on ending relationship violence through domestic violence crisis intervention, community education, and violence prevention programs for youth.
Job Title: Child and Family Counselor
Reports To: Child and Family Counseling Program Supervisor
FLSA status: Exempt/Full-Time
Position Summary: Provide counseling, advocacy and direct service to children and teens including crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, general and legal advocacy, referral, domestic violence education and support and education group services. With parents provide trauma informed interventions to help strengthen the child-parent and family bonds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide comprehensive and quality services to victims of domestic violence and their families. Primary focus is providing services to children and families.
Build and enhance community relationships. · Represent the organization with professionalism at community meetings and events, and demonstrate diplomacy and tact in all interactions with various system representatives and community partners. · Participate and provide leadership on various external committees, task forces, and councils as assigned. · Collaborate with other community and county agencies on behalf of the clients we serve. · Develop and maintain partnerships with community programs that are in line with the mission of Sarah’s Inn. Educate community members and professionals about domestic violence and Sarah’s Inn services.
Supervisory Responsibilities There are no staff supervisory responsibilities for this position. There is the possible supervision of MSW Interns. If incumbent and their supervisor agree supervision duties would include:
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience
Knowledge and Skills: · Excellent oral and written communication skills. · Excellent organizational skills. · Fluency in Spanish, oral and written, required. · Demonstrated computer experience. · Knowledge of victims’, children and youth issues specifically related to domestic violence. · Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks, and meet established deadlines. · Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including but not limited to board members, staff, volunteers, interns, government officials, community partners, organizational donors and media. · Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds. · Ability to work some evening and weekend hours. · Valid driver’s license, access to a reliable car with current insurance. Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision. Performance Standards:
EOE/M/F/D/V Sarah’s Inn’s Compensation Package Currently Includes: BlueCross BlueShield Health Insurance for Individuals and Families (HMO and PPO Options Available); Disability and Life Insurance Policies; Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance and Retirement Plan Available; 15 Days of Vacation and 10 Days of Sick Time Off Per Year
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and desired salary to email@example.com. Please denote in the subject line: Applying for the Child and Family Counselor position.
Sarah’s Inn, located in Oak Park, Illinois, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1981, and has been providing domestic violence services to 22 near west suburban communities and the Austin community on the west side of Chicago for over 30 years. The near west suburbs include: Bellwood, Berkeley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, LaGrange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, North Riverside, Oak Park, Riverside, River Forest, River Grove, Schiller Park, Stone Park and Westchester.
The mission of Sarah's Inn is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.
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