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Victim Counselor - Housed at Child Advocacy Center

Company/organization: The Victim Center
Contact: Anne Crites
Phone: 4178637273
Website: https://www.thevictimcenter.org

Agency: The Victim Center (TVC) is a grassroots nonprofit agency that provides free-of-charge services to men, women, and children victims of violent or sexual crimes. Services include prevention education, counseling, advocacy, and 24-hour crisis intervention. The agency does not provide shelter. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website at thevictimcenter.org.

Primary Work Location: This is an off-site position that will be housed within the Child Advocacy Center at 1041 E. Walnut, Springfield, MO 65804. TVC is located at 819 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802

Compensation: This is a full-time, non-exempt position paid on a salary. Benefits included.

Work Hours:  We are seeking a therapist to fill a full-time position. Typical work hours are Monday through Thursday 8am to 6pm. Evenings and weekends will be required on occasion.

Description: This is a professional clinical position that requires training and experience in therapeutic techniques proven to be effective with child crime victims. This position will provide individual, family, and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention and court advocacy as needed, to victims of violent and sexual crimes ages 20 and under, as well as to parents/caregivers as needed. Additional responsibilities include maintaining appropriate documentation, ensuring ethical services that meet best-practice standards, and functioning as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

Examples of Work: Duties include: carrying a full caseload of child/adolescent clients for individual, family, and group counseling; facilitating a variety of groups; providing crisis intervention and advocacy to crime victims of any age over the phone or face-to-face, including responding to hospital and law enforcement agencies; accompanying clients to court proceedings; assisting with day-to-day office duties as needed; and maintaining timely, well-written, and accurate documentation as well as writing clinical summaries and reports for clients as needed.

Qualifications:  Candidates must possess a Master Degree in social work, counseling, or clinical psychology from an accredited college or university. Desired applicants must possess licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor, or at minimum possess a LMSW or PLPC license and be working toward full licensure as a LCSW or LPC. Applicants will have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as basic computer skills. Training and/or certifications in current best practices for trauma and victimization such as, but not limited to, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and EMDR is strongly preferred. Experience in play therapy strongly preferred.

Application Procedure: Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are the best candidate for the position to thevictimcenter@gmail.com. Please include “Victim Counselor” in the subject line. Interviewees will be required to complete an application. Video applications will not be accepted. Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019  at 11:59 p.m.

For inquiries, please email thevictimcenter@gmail.com.

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