Counselor Advocate

Center for Victims

Job Description

 

Full Job Description

Center for Victims (CV) is growing! Have you recently earned a degree and are looking to gain skills, work experience and professional development? Are you a seasoned professional looking to make an even bigger impact? We invite you to join us today!

POSITION: COUNSELOR ADVOCATE

CV is seeking a Counselor Advocate to join our team! The Counselor Advocate supports and empowers victims and/or witnesses in their personal decision-making process. In addition, their role is to provide education and assistance as to various systems that a client may encounter. This position may work in the adult, juvenile or magisterial district court systems, as assigned.

Responsibili

  • Crisis intervention/counseling
  • Legal and medical advocacy and accompaniment; includes on-call rotation
  • Ability to work with individuals and families to build relationships and provide case management
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between clients, the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems and appropriate service providers
  • Education and training to various systems professionals
  • Mandated and supportive services to crime victims

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminology, or a related field or an Associate’s degree in the same fields with five years minimum related work
  • MS Office proficiency, strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines in a fast paced and evolving organization
  • Oral and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to interface professionally with internal and external groups
  • Strong commitment to support the organization’s mission and the ability to work in a diverse atmosphere with sensitivity of cultural diversity and workplace harmony

CV offers the following benefit package for full time staff:

· Employee Health, Dental and Vision Benefits

· Paid Time Off Benefits

· 15 Paid Holidays

· Short Term Disability and Life Insurance

· Retirement Plan

· Employee Assistance Program

· Opportunity for employee reimbursements for mileage, parking and cell phone usage (position dependent)

· Opportunity to apply for PSLF Program (Paid Student Loan Forgiveness Program) for your work with a non-profit

CV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, parent status, veteran status, political affiliation or other factor protected by law. CV complies with the Affirmative Action requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with a disability.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.27 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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