Job Title: Sexual Assault Counselor
Job Type: Part time, 16 - 25 hours per month, with possibility of full time
Reports To: Clinical Director
Summary: The Sexual Assault Counselor will provide counseling and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. While DARCC welcomes differences of race, culture, faith, and thought, the priority for this position is improving and expanding our services to Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC). DARCC recognizes that as an agency made up primarily of staff from the dominant culture/race, we are limited in our ability to effectively serve our BIPOC clients. We know that we need to increase the diversity of our staff by recruiting those who live and/or work from a non-dominant racial lens, and we are actively seeking to build a diverse team of clinicians to challenge traditional thinking in mental health service provision.
- Develop and facilitate at least two support and/or therapeutic groups specifically for Black women survivors of sexual violence.
- Provide consultation and BIPOC-specific training for staff and volunteers.
- Engage in weekly supervision meetings with Clinical Director.
- Initiate change in protocol, forms, and reports to better serve the client and agency needs.
- Participate in required staff training.
- Research best practices and assist in ensuring that services provided to survivors of sexual abuse/assault are culturally responsive, survivor-centered, and trauma-informed.
- Assist in the training and support of clinical interns.
- Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers and organizations to facilitate referrals and coordination of services for clients.
- Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills in the field of sexual assault and to maintain professional credentials.
- Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.
- Generate monthly reports to the Clinical Director in a timely manner.
- Provide support and contribute to an environment in which all individuals are respected regardless of their individual differences.
- Adhere to state law and professional ethical principles. Maintain current credentials and provide licensure documentation, when applicable.
A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in social work, psychology, counseling, or equivalent mental health field. Current Texas license as LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, LMSW under clinical supervision, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW is required.
- Experience with and a working knowledge of the issues confronting survivors of sexual violence and interpersonal violence.
- Experience providing care to individuals who identify as BIPOC and/or a personal, familial, or other connection to the BIPOC community.
- Ability to speak/read/write in English with fluency.
- Ability to work with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
- Ability to collaborate with individual professionals and community agency networks to coordinate services for clients.
- Effective communication skills.
- Ability to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
- Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Non-judgmental, accepting attitude toward other people regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or appearance.
- Commitment to DARCC mission and values.
- Effective Communication and Organizational skills.
DARCC is dedicated to the goal of building a cultural and gender diverse workplace committed to working within a multicultural community and strongly encourages applications from minority populations.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org