Facilitate individual, couple, family and group counseling with sexual assault/abuse victims in order to alleviate the trauma of sexual abuse and to work toward achieving more effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain caseload and deliver quantity of direct service as suggested by program administrators and program funders.
- Through in-person interview with clients and significant others assess clients’ presenting problem of sexual assault/abuse in terms of clients’ safety concerns, mental health status and other relevant information in order to determine the scope of the client/family need for service.
- Apprise each client of the services available both within the agency and in the community at large which might address clients’ needs.
- Develop and review at regular intervals with client, her/his treatment plan in regards to the client’s presenting problem, safety needs, strengths and resources.
- Inform each client of his/her rights and responsibilities as a client.
- Refer clients to outside resources as appropriate.
- Provide crisis intervention for clients as needed throughout the duration of services.
- Maintain collateral contracts with others as needed with client’s explicit authorization.
- Document all clinical activity in accordance with program policy which can include an intake form, progress notes, treatment plan, treatment plan reviews, trauma symptom surveys/checklists and termination summary.
- Comply with agency and program funding requirements such as administrative/statistical reporting including submitting direct service reports and time cards in a timely fashion.
- Participate in professional development programs or training as required by agency policy or licensing standards
- Other duties are assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in clinical psychology, social work or counseling required. Experience working with trauma victims preferred. Knowledge and/or training in areas of sexual assault and/or domestic violence preferred. 40-hour sexual assault training required.
Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License. Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from agency offices in Hickory Hills and Berwyn. Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable.
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