Child Counselor/Advocate

2 weeks ago
New Haven, CT
Full Time

WFC Sexual Assault Crisis Services Program is seeking a Child Counselor Advocate. The position will be based out of our New Haven office (due to COVID19 position is currently based in Meriden). This is a full time hourly position and does include benefits. The position generally works 35 hours per week and may be required to work additional hours as organization demands require. Position requires a flexible schedule, including some evenings, holidays, and weekends as required to perform job duties.

Summary:

Responsible for providing crisis counseling, support and advocacy for child/youth victims/survivors of sexual assault, as well as provide training and education on sexual assault issues. In addition to the ultimate coordination and response with local communities, partners, and organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in human service discipline required
  • One-year experience in sexual assault field or two years of professional experience in human service field required
  • Counseling experience preferred
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Experience in sexual assault crisis intervention desired
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Must obtain and maintain certification as Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor required
  • Substitutions Allowed – Applicants who do not meet the qualification as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibly of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position requires typical work operations and responsibilities such as, but not limited to:

  • Provide crisis intervention services for child/youth survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones; including preparation for court and legal accompaniment and advocacy, medical, and police accompaniment; short-term supportive counseling; coordinate and facilitate support groups.
  • Outreach and networking to local communities, partners, and organizations formal and informal, including representing program at relevant meetings.
  • Present public and/or professional development trainings to facilitate increased knowledge, skills and response capacity.
  • Collect statistical data including participant demographics, and program effectiveness.
  • Assist in the development of education programs, volunteer training, and in-services.
  • Assist Director in reviewing local policies and local legislation in relationship to sexual assault.
  • Assist the Director in program development and operation.
  • Assist Director in meeting progress reporting obligations.
  • Provide coverage for 24-hour hotline, including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Uphold all obligations of mandated reporting.
  • Additional related tasks as requested.

For immediate consideration interested candidates should submit resume and/or cover letter which includes educational credentials and contact information for 3 professional references.

AA/EOE

Job Type: Full time

Pay: $17.00 per hour