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Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House.

How to Apply

Submit the following:

1) Application  2) Resume   3) Cover Letter

send to: 440 Elm Place, Princeton IL 61356 – Attn: [Executive Director or Program Manager]

or email to: [the manager listed within the job description]

Position

Counselor for Adults and Children

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt (hourly) – 100% time.

Revised

06/10/2019

Job Description

This position is available immediately. Full-time position.

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a sexual violence counselor for children and adults in both Princeton and Kewanee offices.  This key position is responsible for delivering direct counseling services to clients under the age of 18 and adults who have been victims of or witness to sexual violence. Victim-centered counseling will be provided with a goal of supporting the victim’s recovery process in a safe counseling environment. The counselor will work with the victim on current issues, normalizing and validating their reactions to the trauma and facilitating a return to pre-trauma functioning. The counselor will fully support the agency’s mission, philosophy, and values by exhibiting professionalism, confidentiality, excellence, competence, teamwork, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to the communities/persons served and accountability/ownership.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the counselor for adults and children include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling in a variety of settings for adults and/or children
  • Assessing and determining the counseling needs of adults and/or children and making appropriate referrals as necessary
  • Coordinating with non-offending parent or guardian for children and teens service needs
  • Working individually with a non-offending parent or guardian to foster positive parenting skills
  • Participating and supporting current and future child and teen-related programs/services
  • Aiding in providing crisis intervention, information, and referral to those who disclose personal or family abuse
  • Developing and promoting a sound referral base and maintaining a positive relationship with referral sources, including educational, medical, and criminal justice communities
  • Outreach, communication, and coordination with outside agencies
  • Facilitating teen groups in area schools
  • Attending regularly scheduled clinical and program supervision
  • Documenting of services provided in client files
  • Recording and tracking all required data and submitting reports in a timely manner
  • Setting and working on grant-required goals and objectives
  • Maintaining ethical boundaries with clients and client confidentiality
  • Maintaining agency records and workspace in an orderly, professional fashion
  • Participating in on-going professional development/continuing education requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preserving Freedom House’s Mission

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s mission and work
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintain good relations with staff members and abide by all agency confidentiality policies

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in crisis counseling, counseling, therapy, social work, or psychology from an accredited college/university, or a State of Illinois license in counseling, psychology or social work. Counselors preferred to have had an internship/practicum experience working with children and/or adults in a supervised setting, or, one (1) year volunteer/professional experience working with children and/or adults. Master’s Degree in Human Services field preferred
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong age-appropriate facilitation and educational skills
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals in the community
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Successful completion of forty-hours of training as required by the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act, or an approved sixty-hour combined DV/SV training course within first six months of hire
  • Willing to undergo a drug screen and background check

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org

Send the completed application and a resume listing work experience, education, salary history and requirements and references to:

SV Program Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

Or email the application and resume to the following (MSWord, or PDF attachments):   srosalez@freedomhouseillinois.com

 

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