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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

Child/Teen Counselor

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Advocacy & Counseling

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

7/27/2021

Job Description

This position is full-time and available immediately.  

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency, is searching for a Child/Teen Counselor to serve our domestic violence clients in both our Princeton and Kewanee offices. The Child/Teen Counselor is responsible for providing direct individual and group counseling services to children under the age of 18 who have been witness to, or victims of domestic violence. This position will also meet with parents/guardians of children who have been affected by domestic violence and assist them with tools to better help their children cope.

Domestic Violence Counseling Philosophy

Domestic violence counseling is client-centered with the goal of supporting the client’s recovery process through listening, encouraging, validating, reflecting, advocating, and providing a safe environment.  It is also seen as working with the client on current issues and facilitating a return to pre-trauma functioning.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing and determining the counseling needs of children by making appropriate referrals to outside agencies, if needed.
  • Coordinating with the parent/guardian for child service needs.
  • Provide individual, group, or family counseling services.
  • Ensures case documentation is up-to-date, accurate, and reflective of services provided. Files are subject to review every quarter.
  • Individual work with the parent/guardian to foster positive parenting skills.
  • Covering shelter shifts, as needed.
  • Providing support and advocacy for the child client in the criminal justice system.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Provide on-call shelter coverage for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shifts, which may include weekends.
  • Holiday rotation for agency coverage.
  • Respond to hospitals or law enforcement agencies.
  • Participates in outreach events and/or give public education presentations to the community.
  • Attend required trainings and regularly scheduled program/all-staff meetings.

Other Responsiblities

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Local travel to client appointments is required; some out-of-state travel may also be needed.
  • Supports and follows agency policies and procedures; complies with confidentiality policies.
  • Maintains professional relationships with agency staff members.
  • Represents the agency at stakeholder and community meetings.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development requirements.
  • Maintains agency records and workspace in an orderly fashion.
  • Serves as a Mandated Reporter.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Supervisory

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities currently associated with this function unless otherwise assigned by Program Manager.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in social/human services or at least one year experience in a social work setting.
  • Successful completion of sixty hour combined Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training by an ICDVP certified training site.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and counseling communication skills.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Proficiency with computer and software applications utilized by the agency.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with agency staff and outside agencies.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and agency confidentiality.
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age variance, and differing abilities.
  • Be able to comply and pass a background check with a drug test.
  • Flexibility with work schedule as may vary to client and/or agency needs.

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org  Send the completed application, cover letter, and resume decribing work experience, education, and references to:

DV Program Manager, Advocacy & Counseling – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

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

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

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 of 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. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

Position

Advocate

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Operations

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

May 13, 2021

Job Description

Full-time positions

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a full-time advocate. Full-time consists of 40 hours a week with days and shifts subject to change. This key position is responsible for delivering direct services and initial/ongoing advocacy-based case management to domestic violence victims and their children. The Advocate is primarily responsible for answering hotline calls, aiding residential and non-residential clients, and completing clerical duties. This position is often the first point of contact with Freedom House that stakeholders and clients will encounter. As such, it requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, sound judgment, and the ability to multitask in crisis intervention situations. Free 60-hour domestic and sexual violence training on site.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing case management to shelter clients, as well as non-residential clients to assist development and implementation of a service plan, including but not limited to, seeking housing, education, employment, and childcare.
  • Providing initial contact for clients and members of the public. The Advocate is responsible for handling the flow of individuals (clients, staff, stakeholders, etc.) and telephone callers that initiate contact with Freedom House. The position is responsible for greeting and assessing the initial contact and making appropriate referrals for service.
  • Maintaining safety and security of the facility. Working with staff, clients, and emergency personnel to provide cooperative response to situations for fire, police, and weather emergencies.
  • Knowledge of community resources for client/caller request for resources and referrals
  • Providing Domestic Violence Education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Shelter and inventory upkeep
  • Documenting direct client services in case files while maintaining and managing confidential client files according to internal and external requirements.
  • Maintaining ethical boundaries with clients

Other Responsiblities

  • Schedule flexibility (1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts)
  • Mandatory on-call rotation
  • Holiday coverage
  • Collaboration with outside agencies, which may include public education presentations
  • Supports and follows agency policies and procedures; complies with confidentiality policies
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings
  • Serve as a Mandated Reporter
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities currently associated with this function unless otherwise assigned by Program Manager.

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:

  • Associates Degree (preferred) in social/human services or at least three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Demonstrated skills with crisis situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software applicants utilized by the agency, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong leadership qualities and experience
  • Ability to represent the agency professionally and effectively in a variety of settings
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, life styles, sexual orientations, age variances and differing abilities
  • After hiring, successful completion of 60 hour combined Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Ability to comply and pass a background check including drug testing
  • Flexibility with work schedule as this may vary to client and/or agency needs

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org  Send a cover letter, the completed application, and a resume describing work experience, education, and references to:

Email the application and resume (MSWord, or PDF attachments) to:   akillian@freedomhouseillinois.com

or Mail to:

DV Program Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

 

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

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 of 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. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

Position

Counselor for Adults and Teens

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt (hourly) – 100% time.

Revised

07/07/2021

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 adults and teens in both Princeton and Kewanee offices.  This key position is responsible for delivering direct counseling services to clients over the age of 12 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 teens include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling in a variety of settings for adults and/or teens
  • Assessing and determining the counseling needs of adults and/or teens and making appropriate referrals as necessary
  • Coordinating with non-offending parent or guardian for teen service needs
  • Working individually with a non-offending parent or guardian to foster positive parenting skills
  • Participating and supporting current and future 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 and other partnering agencies
  • 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

Supporting the Freedom House 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 teens and/or adults in a supervised setting, or, one (1) year volunteer/professional experience working with teens 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, cover letter, and a resume listing work experience, education, 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):   afisher@freedomhouseillinois.com

 

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