Posted time May 6, 2024 Location Meriden, CT Job type Full Time

WFC Sexual Assault Crisis Services Program is seeking an LGBTQ+ Counselor/Advocate. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) and may be required to work additional hours as organization demands require. Position requires a flexible schedule, including evenings, holidays, and weekends as required to perform job duties.

Salary: TBD based on education and experience. Additional stipend pay is available for hotline shifts.

Position summary: Responsible for providing crisis counseling, support and advocacy for primary and secondary victims/survivors of sexual assault who identity in the LGBTQ+ spectrum, as well as run support groups and partner with local communities, and organizations.

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

  • Provide coverage for the English 24-hour hotline, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Help out when needed on the Spanish hotline if Spanish speaking.
  • Provide crisis intervention and direct services for primary and secondary survivors of sexual assault who identify in the LGBTQ+ spectrum; including preparation for court and legal accompaniment and advocacy, medical, and police accompaniment; short-term supportive counseling.
  • Effectively apply knowledge of the legal system and community resources as it relates to sexual violence and the LGBTQ+ population.
  • Develop and implement outreach programs specifically designed to address LGBTQ+ populations, i.e. doctor’s offices, religious organizations, social service agencies, community organizations, women’s organizations, etc.
  • Network and collaborate with local communities, partners, and organizations formal and informal, including representing program at relevant meetings.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sexual abuse and LGBTQ+ issues, statutes, and community resources.
  • Create, coordinate and facilitate support groups for survivors of sexual assault.

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.
  • 2 – 4 years counseling experience preferred.
  • Bilingual a plus.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to accommodate a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations required.
  • Must have available/reliable transportation during office hours and on-call shifts.
  • 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.

For immediate consideration interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, educational credentials and contact information for 2 professional references.

AA/EOE

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