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Domestic Violence Counselor

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COUNSELOR

Essential Functions:  The DV Counselor is responsible for providing individual and group counseling with adult/adolescent survivors of domestic/dating violence; collaborates with Children’s Advocate for family and parenting activities/education; provides individual and/or group educational sessions for adult non-offending parent referrals from DCFS; and completes all required documentation in a timely manner.  This position includes empowering survivors through crisis counseling, in-person and group counseling, institutional advocacy, community education, and professional training.  Periodic on call hotline duty on a rotational basis is a function of the position.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology and one year of work experience in the counseling or case management profession or combination of education/experience in a related field. Candidate must be highly organized, work well under stress, possess basic computer/word processing skills, understand/maintain client confidentiality as required by law, and assist with the crisis hotline.
Compensation:  A competitive salary and fringe benefits package is provided including retirement, generous vacation, sick and personal leave accruals, and 100% employer paid premiums for employee health, dental, and vision insurance.
Process:  To be considered for this career opportunity, submit a cover letter and resume with three references to Tracy Camden, Executive Director, Western Illinois Regional Council, 133 West Jackson, Macomb, Illinois, 61455, or email to wirc@wirpc.org  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer