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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

Advocate

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Operations

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

04/24/2019

Job Description

This position is available June 1st. Full-time position.

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a full time advocate. This key position is responsible for delivering direct services and initial/ongoing advocacy-based case management to domestic violence victims and their children. Victim-centered advocacy will be provided with a goal of supporting the individual needs of the clients. The advocate will work with the victim on current issues, provide domestic violence education, and collaborate with clients to develop individualized safety plans and tailored service plans. The advocate 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 include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide 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.
  • Mandatory on-call rotation.
  • Providing Domestic Violence Education.
  • Outreach to clients in a variety of settings that may include courts, hospitals or other social service agencies.
  • Listening, validating, and providing support during 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

  • Routine contact and follow up with referral sources.
  • Collaboration with outside sources and 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 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 (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
  • Successful completion of 60 hour combined Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training by an ICDVP certified training site
  • 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 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 decribing work experience, education, salary history, and references to:

DV Program Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

Or email the application and resume to the following (MSWord, or PDF attachments):   akillian@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

Counselor for Children & Teens

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

04/10/2019

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 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 witness to or victims of sexual violence. Victim-centered counseling will be provided with a 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 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 work space 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 in a supervised setting, or, one (1) year 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-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

 

Position

Prevention Educator

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt (hourly)

Revised

04/25/2019

Job Description

This position is July 1st. Full-time position.

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a prevention educator in our sexual violence program. The prevention educator 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 prevention educator has a variable schedule to be determined by agency programming needs. The position reports directly to the program manager.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Prevention Educator include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide prevention programs in a variety of community settings, including schools, social service agencies, churches, etc.
  • Aid in providing crisis intervention, information and referral to those who disclose personal or family abuse.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and community agencies to develop and strengthen community based prevention strategies.
  • Record and track all required data and submitting reports in a timely manner.
  • Set and fulfill grant-required goals and objectives.
  • Maintain ethical boundaries with clients and client confidentiality.
  • Maintain agency records and work space in an orderly, professional fashion.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities dependent upon client age level and assignment.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in the field(s) of early childhood education, primary or secondary education, adult/continuing education, or a closely related field
  • At the agency’s discretion, three years of early childhood education experience and a two-year degree from an accredited college/university may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree
  • 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 educational 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 ICADV/ICASA training course within first six months of employment
  • Must pass a drug screen and Federal/State/DCFS background check

Application process:

Please download a copy of a Freedom House employment application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org. E-mail the completed application; resume detailing work experience, education, references, salary history and requirement, and a cover letter (as Word or PDF) to srosalez@freedomhouseillinois.com or via mail to:

SV 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

Volunteer Coordinator

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

04/24/2019

Job Description

This position is available July 1st. Full-time position.

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a volunteer coordinator. This key position is responsible for recruiting, training, managing, motivating, inspiring, and retaining our organization’s volunteers. The goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are properly used for the fulfilment of our mission. The volunteer coordinator 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 volunteer coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization, including cultivating relationships with community members, prospective volunteers and supporters to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s volunteer programming.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and expansion of the organization’s database of volunteers; recruit, develop, track and support agency volunteers.
  • Organizing and directing the sixty-hour agency volunteer training program.
  • Documenting volunteer training and services in carefully and fully maintained individual volunteer files.
  • Supervising direct-service volunteers quarterly through in-person contact.
  • Conducting volunteer meetings at least four (4) times per year for purposes of continuing education.
  • Updating volunteers on local procedures, changes in laws, and other current information on a quarterly basis.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as directed by the supervisor.
  • Supervising volunteers during nightly medical on-call rotations and serving as a reserve to coverage.
  • Data entry, including collecting and entering data in databases and maintaining accurate records.
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintaining good relations with staff members and all confidentiality policies of the organization.
  • Maintaining agency records and work space in an orderly fashion.
  • 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 high school diploma. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services- related field preferred.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals in the community.
  • Ability to recruit, manage and motivate volunteers.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • 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.
  • Passing a drug screen and background check.

Application process:

Please download a copy of a Freedom House employment application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org. E-mail the completed application; resume detailing work experience, education, references, salary history and requirement, and a cover letter (as Word or PDF) to srosalez@freedomhouseillinois.com or via mail to:

SV 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.

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