Employment Opportunities

JOB TITLE: Domestic Violence Counselor

POSITION DESCRIPTION: To provide trauma informed counseling to primary and secondary survivors of domestic violence in Wexford and Missaukee Counties.


  1. Through a non-residential counseling medium, respond to the emotional and physical needs of victims of sexual assault and their children. Services to include both individual and group counseling.
  2. Provide advocacy services, i.e.: court, housing, educational, etc.
  3. Provided crisis response to survivors
  4. Network with agencies/services to insure access of services for domestic violence.
  5. Assist survivors in filling out victim compensation paperwork.
  6. Educate the community regarding services our agency provides
  7. Maintain appropriate case notes and other required documentation.
  8. Attend required staff meetings and agency trainings.
  9. Attend continuing education trainings relevant to the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Clinical Supervisor or Executive Director.

Master’s Degree in a field related to human services, specific training and/or experience in direct working with individuals, couples, adolescents, family systems, sexual abuse, child abuse, domestic abuse and group counseling or more specific training to an individual job category.

Maintain the appropriate credentials of licensure to practice as a professional and follow the rules and regulations for the profession as set forth by the State of Michigan and the Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP: This position does not supervise any other position. This position is under the supervision of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Director.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual assault and domestic violence and the best practice models of treatment.

Effective communication skills, computer literacy, problem solving/creative thinking ability, interpersonal abilities, teamwork skills (relationship building and relationship management), diversity sensitivity, planning and organizational skills.

PERSONAL QUALITIES REQUIRED: Intelligence, leadership abilities, adaptability and flexibility, integrity, professionalism and strong work ethic, likability (warm, friendly, cooperative), positive attitude and energy, emotional maturity, competence and willingness to take risk and accept challenge, inner strength.

TRAVEL REQUIRED AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some travel required for training and client support activities.

HOURS PER DAY/WEEK: Up to 40 hours per week,

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