Part-Time, non-exempt (32hrs/wk)- Benefit Eligible
Under the direct supervision of the Counseling Services Manager, the Access Counselor/Therapist will provide direct services, including: crisis intervention and individual and group counseling for individuals with access and functional needs. Counselor will also link clients with WEAVE legal services, community resources and provide continuing education opportunities for staff.
Access and Functional Needs (AFN) refers to: Individuals who are or have: physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities; chronic or acute injuries; mental health conditions; limited English proficiency; older adults; children; low-income, homeless and/or transportation disadvantaged; and pregnant women.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct Client Services
- Provide individual and group counseling for AFN victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault
- Maintain accurate and complete client files and timely documentation per agency guidelines
- Identify, assess and report cases of suspected child abuse/neglect to Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services
- Advocate for the concerns of clients with their support systems, schools, the legal system, social service agencies and other helping professionals
- Attend and participate in agency meetings and committees, as assigned
- Provide trainings for staff specific to AFN population
- Maintain accurate timesheets and other work-related documents
- Represent the agency in community speaking engagements and networking opportunities, as assigned
- Other job duties as assigned
ADA Job Characteristics:
Local travel (driving) is required to respond to calls and attend off-site meetings. Lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb a ladder or stairs, or use an elevator. Sit frequently. Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents. Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others. Apply above average reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.
- MFT or MSW, with current BBS/ASW registration required
- Minimum of two years counseling experience working with diverse populations
- ASL proficiency preferred
- Experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault preferred
- Ability to work both independently and as a team member
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour peer counselor training (post-hiring requirement) and yearly completion of WEAVE’s continuing education requirements to maintain certification.
- Provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof of vehicle insurance
- Required to stay current on BBS registration and carry individual liability insurance
- Satisfactory results from DOJ background check
WEAVE welcomes diverse communities to apply and is an equal employment employer