Provides individual counseling and therapy and facilitates therapeutic and psychoeducational groups. Maintains a regular caseload of individual clients and ongoing groups. Develops therapeutic relationships with clients, assesses strengths and needs, creates goals, implements and monitors treatment plans and progress toward counseling goals. Participates in outreach services both within House of Ruth and across other social service organizations, as appropriate
Essential duties and responsibilities
·Provides counseling services to clients.
·Offers crisis intervention based on assessed emergency needs.
·Meets regularly with clients to develop a therapeutic relationship, assesses strengths and needs, formulates a treatment plan and counseling goals in collaboration with clients and implements that plan.
·Completes all appropriate forms and maintains accurate, thorough documentation in a timely manner reflecting all client contacts and counseling functions and activities.
·Communicates all essential issues to all relevant contacts and gathers and incorporates information from other sources regarding the individual. Maintains collaborative relationships in support of client outcomes.
·Identifies resources and links clients to a comprehensive set of services. Advocates for services to assist clients.
·Establishes and maintains professional contacts with House of Ruth staff and staff from other organizations to ensure coordinated services.
·Develops and conducts psycho-educational and/or support groups and activities addressing domestic violence both within House of Ruth and externally.
·Participates in regular clinical supervision and weekly staff meetings.
·Conducts ongoing assessment in support of DVSC outcome reporting activities.
·Promotes a safe, secure, and non-violent environment for clients and staff. Effectively manages all emergencies by following standard procedures. Reports maintenance problems as observed.
·Screens telephone calls and walk-ins, provides crisis intervention and makes appropriate referrals.
·Attends all training session and meetings. Supports DVSC administrative operations.
·Supports the overall mission of House of Ruth and the DVSC through implementation of staff wellness initiatives.
·Master’s degree or equivalent and licensed or license eligible as a professional counselor (LGPC/LPC), social worker (LGSW/LICSW), or psychologist in the District of Columbia.
·Experience working with and providing therapeutic services to traumatized individuals.
·Individuals who meet the licensing or license eligible criteria who have experience as front line case managers with traumatized individuals are encouraged to apply.
·1-3 years post licensure experience preferred
Getting Up and Down from the Floor
Lifting/Push/Pull (up to 30 lb.)
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