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Domestic Violence Crisis Advocate / Counselor

Posted: 03/06/2024

Domestic Violence Crisis Advocate / Counselor (Full-time) – Macomb, Illinois
How to apply for this position: Fill out this linked online application form through DocuSign, and submit a resume and cover letter to

Description: Responsible to work with individuals for the legal advocacy elements of the domestic violence program, including crisis counseling, IDVA legal advocacy, civil, and criminal legal advocacy, institutional advocacy, community education, and professional training.  This position provides DV Counseling services, including in-person and group counseling.

Rate of Pay: $21 per hour

Minimum Level of Education/Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, social work, or psychology and two years’ work experience in the social work profession or a combination of education/experience in a related field.

License or Certification Required: Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

Essential Functions of the Job:

Provide direct client advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence.
Provide client-trauma informed counseling for survivors, family, and significant others of domestic violence/abuse.
Provide client accompaniment to police stations, states attorney offices and courtrooms as assigned and provide emotional support to survivors as they progress through the legal system.
Provide crisis counseling to survivors of domestic violence through the hotline.
Develop, implement, and conduct relevant support groups for survivors, significant others, and additional relevant groups as the need arises.
Provide institutional advocacy pertaining to legal and law enforcement systems.
Complete all required paperwork for documentation of services and record keeping in a timely manner.
Develop and implement a training series for allied professionals for working with individuals who respond to survivors of domestic violence. 
Act as a referral resource for relevant services to assist the survivor, family, and significant others.
Attend trainings to keep abreast of new information and skills.
Understand and maintain client confidentiality as required by law and funding sources.
Travel throughout the region is required in performance of job duties, in addition to trainings or other required activities.
Provide sexual violence and domestic violence crisis line and hotline duty and documentation when scheduled or needed.
Assist in coordinating/implementing tabling and awareness events and other related activities during the year.
Other duties as assigned.