Advocate Counselor

Job Type: 
Career
Company: 
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Salary Level: 
34,000
Description: 

Job Title: Advocate CounselorReports to: Director of Therapy and Outreach General Summary of Duties:To enhance and expand comprehensive services for survivors of sexual assault to include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, information and referrals, and advocacy within the criminal justice system. Job Expectations:Provides full range of therapeutic services to include crisis, individual, group counseling and referrals for survivors of sexual assault and their family members using agency-selected, evidence-based best practice therapy models ;Provides case management services to include maintenance of client files for assigned case load;Assists clients with legal and personal advocacy when appropriate;Assist crisis staff in hospital accompaniment and crisis calls as needed in the office and in the after-hours on-call rotation;Ensures quality assurance of client services by tracking and monitoring client retention and satisfaction with services;Ensures grant objectives are met and documented;Prepares monthly reports, quarterly reports, and annual progress reports for funding grant;Attends weekly clinical supervision;Participates in weekly crisis and clinical team meetings and bi-monthly staff meetings;Promotes STSM services through participation on community based task forces and events;Researches and presents new clinical skills and techniques to the crisis and clinical programs; andCompletes other duties as assigned or required by grantors. *Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands prides itself on a highly-efficient team environment. We value open communication, support, autonomy, and development for staff, volunteers, and clients, leading to the realization of full individual potential and a cooperative spirit. Resumes accepted until position is filled. If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, and references to Sherry Lewis, Director of Therapy and Outreach at dto@stsm.org. No phone calls please.

Qualifications: 
A master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field and two years of experience in counseling; experience working with sexual assault survivors preferred. Clinical licensure and computer skills required.
Contact or More Information: 
Sherry Lewis, dto@stsm.org
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