Counselor (With Cultural Competencies)
Counselor (With Cultural Competencies) with Crime Victim Center of Erie County, Inc.
SUMMARY: Provide culturally appropriate crisis intervention, supportive counseling, information, referral and accompaniment to victims of crime and their significant others throughout Erie County in relation to victims of both adult and juvenile offenders.
Assess personal, social, medical and emotional issues of victims and significant others.
Develop and implement treatment plans that adhere to agency guidelines.
Provide crisis intervention, individual and group supportive counseling under supervision of the Director of Clinical Services.
Participate on interdisciplinary teams and in interagency coordination as needed to implement and develop treatment plan.
Provide court preparation and accompaniment as needed.
Assist in the referral process for those clients whose needs exceed agency clinical guidelines.
Review client progress on-going and formally every ninety days.
Maintain accurate, thorough and timely clinical documentation.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, co-workers, other agencies and general public.
Participate in conferences, in-services, training, seminars, team, and staff meetings.
React productively to change and handle other tasks as assigned.
Provide Clients with Assistance/Referral in filing for Victims Compensation.
Complete any other tasks as assigned or deemed appropriate.
Provide outreach, advocacy and accompaniment to criminal justice proceedings when necessary.
Provide hotline/on-call services as assigned.
Flexibility in hours of work.
Able to drive and travel. Provide copy of valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance.
Act 33 and 34 Clearances, FBI background check and fingerprint clearance.
Successful completion of minimum of seventy hours training in victimization issues.
Able to lift up to 50 lbs. safely and easily.
Must share in on-call rotation evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field from an accredited college or university. Must have current PA license as a therapist, social worker, or counselor and be ready to undergo Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training through PCCD.
Must be bilingual and able to provide culturally appropriate counseling to Latin@ victims of crime.
Able to withstand emotional stress.
Flexible, able to tolerate many situations and personalities.
Able to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries and complaints.
Able to read and interpret professional books, journals, reports, documents.
Able to effectively present information one-to-one and to groups.
Able to write routine reports and correspondence in clear, concise fashion.
Able to create/develop programs for presentations to individuals and groups.
Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions and solve problems.
Able to organize personal area and prioritize tasks effectively.
Able to sit for extended periods of time.
Able to lift/carry/move up to fifty pounds, including carrying cases.
Possess auditory acuity to listen to people over the telephone and in person.
Possess visual acuity to read correspondence, notes, reports.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. It is the responsibility of the candidate to inform the Executive Director of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required.
Full time position at 35 hours per week.
We offer paid sick and vacation time off; medical, vision, and dental coverage; Life, STD, LTD Insurance; 401(k) plan.
Please e-mail your resume to Miriam Brisley at Miriam.Brisley@cvcerie.org