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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

Psychotherapist (LCSW or LCPC)

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Advocacy & Counseling

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Revised

20 September 2022

Psychotherapist (LCSW or LCPC)

Freedom House, a dynamic and growing Princeton, IL human-services agency that supports victims of domestic and sexual violence, is hiring a Psychotherapist to serve clients in Bureau, Marshall, Putnam, Stark, and Henry Counties. The Therapist 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. The primary responsibility is to screen, assess, provide brief treatment, educate, and create necessary linkages to community agencies for domestic violence victims who suffer from the comorbidity issues of mental health and/or substance use disorders. 

Essential Responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Provide individual therapy to victims of domestic violence
  • Adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Document all client contact, advocacy, referrals, and community contacts as necessary and according to internal and external requirements.
  • Provide crisis intervention and transportation to adult clients and their dependent children as needed.
  • Provide advocacy and referrals for social services such as housing, SNAP, or childcare.
  • Assist clients in developing safety plans and service plans.
  • Respond to hospitals or law enforcement agencies.
  • Participate in outreach events and/or give public education presentations to the community.
  • Attend required trainings and regularly scheduled program/all-staff meetings.
  • Crisis Intervention.
  • Provide on-call shelter coverage for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shifts, which may include weekends & holidays.
  • Holiday shift rotation for agency coverage.

Other Responsibilities

  • 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 as defined in the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.
  • Maintains professional relationships with agency staff and clients.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development requirements.
  • Meets deadlines for clerical tasks.
  • Maintains agency records and workspace in an orderly fashion.
  • Represents the agency at stakeholder and community meetings.
  • Serves as a Mandated Reporter.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.

Qualification Requirements

  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with teammates.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and counseling communication skills.
  • Successful completion of 63.5 hours combined Domestic/Sexual Violence training by an ICDVP-certified training site.
  • 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.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and agency confidentiality.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • Proficiency with computer and software applications utilized by the agency.
  • Be able to comply and pass a background check with a drug test.
  • Flexibility with work schedule as may vary to a 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, 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

05/03/2022

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):   mwhitmer@freedomhouseillinois.com

 

Position

Counselor for Children & Teens

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt (hourly)

Revised

19 October 2022

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 counselor for children and teens to serve our sexual violence clients. This key position is responsible for delivering direct counseling services to clients under the age of 18 who have been witnesses to or victims of sexual violence. Victim-centered counseling will be provided with the goal of supporting the child’s or teen’s recovery process in a safe counseling environment. The counselor will work with the victim on current issues, normalizing and validating his/her 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 children and teens include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual, group, and family counseling in a variety of settings
  • Assessing and determining the counseling needs of children and teens and making appropriate referrals as necessary
  • Coordinating with non-offending parent or guardian for child 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
  • Participation in medical on-call rotation – providing support to victims/survivors in area emergency rooms
  • 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 ongoing professional development/continuing education requirements
  • Other duties as assigned by the 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 in a supervised setting, or one (1) year of volunteer/professional experience working with children. 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-hour training as required by the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act, or an approved sixty-hour combined DV/SV training course within the 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 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):   mwhitmer@freedomhouseillinois.com

 

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