Full Time Counselor Position

Title: Counselor
Position Status:  Full Time
Responsible to:  Executive Director

Primary Functions: To provide therapeutic services to primary and secondary victims of sexual abuse/assault through individual and group therapy.

Operational Responsibilities:
A.    Assess clients’ needs and determine their appropriateness for the services of Our VOICE.   Make referrals to appropriate community resources for clients deemed not appropriate for or in need of additional services.
B.    Provide crisis counseling and/or on-going therapy to clients.
C.    Develop and facilitate groups.
D.    Develop and maintain relationships with community services and resources (including but not limited to:  mental health providers; school personnel; DSS representatives; Law Enforcement) to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients, coordinate with on staff case manager as needed.
E.    Coordinate and implement counseling programs to sexual abuse and assault survivors in community settings as needed (ex: Swannanoa Women’s Correctional Center).
F.    Select and evaluate interns in coordination with Executive Director. (full time)
G.    Provide training and supervision to counseling interns.
H.    Provide consultation for staff and volunteers as needed.
I.    Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills in the field of sexual assault and to maintain professional credentials.
J.    Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.
K.    Generate monthly statistical reports to the Case Manager in a timely manner.
L.    Initiate change in protocol, forms, and reports to better serve the client and agency needs.
M.    Participate in volunteer training.
N.    Provide support and contribute to an environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of his or her individual differences.
O.    Provide on-call staff back up monthly and on an as needed basis. (full time)
P.    Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles.  Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.
Q.    Participate in clinical supervision with a community mental health professional.
R.    Meet routinely with in-house staff to provide/obtain clinical input and community resource information.
S.    Other duties as assigned.

A.    Master’s degree in clinical social work, counseling, psychology, or related field.
B.    Must have licensure.
C.    Experience and a working knowledge of the issues confronting the sexual abuse/assault victim.
D.    Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
E.    Ability to collaborate with individual professionals and community agency networks to coordinate services for clients.  Must maintain sound public relations.
F.    Effective communication skills.
G.    Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
H.    Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.

E-mail cover letter and resume to rvoice@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls please. Deadline for applications is November 4, 2011.