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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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,