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Bilingual Abuser Treatment Program Counselor

Job description

Bilingual Staff earn an additional $3/hour differential for hours worked above the posted salary.
Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday 1pm to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday 1pm to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide abuse intervention services in the form of assessments, group counseling, individual counseling, hotline services, service documentation, and advocacy with other agencies.


1. Provide counseling services and follow-up for clients in the area of abuser treatment.
2. Conduct assessments/evaluations to determine appropriateness of a client for the Abuse Intervention Program.
3. Will co-facilitate Abuse Intervention Groups as needed.
4. Assure proper documentation for client files and records as to accuracy, consistency, and completeness for client records.
5. Assist Abuse Intervention Program Coordinator to assure proper documentation for all court reports.
6. Receive crisis calls and participate in case management (Batterer Intervention Program) as necessary.
7. Be aware and informed of current developments in the field of abuser treatment.
8. Assist with special projects related to the program.
9. Participate in program development with Program Coordinator
10. Must maintain confidentiality of services.
11. Attend weekly staff meetings unless the Executive Director waives this requirement.
12. Attend Staff Days unless the Executive Director waives this requirement.
13. Perform other duties as requested.
1. Supervised by the Abuse Intervention Program Coordinator.
2. Work with all agency employees, volunteers, and interns.
3. No supervisory responsibilities.
1. Education – Master’s Degree in social services area required; must have basic computer skills.
2. Experience – prefer experience in abuser treatment group facilitation.
3. Training – upon employment will receive a minimum of forty (40) hours of training in the area of domestic violence.
4. Technical Skills – requires good written, verbal and communication skills; must have good listening skills; good management and organizational skills; must have the ability to prioritize responsibilities; must have a knowledge of area services for clients in the program.
5. Social Skills – must be able to respond appropriately in emergency situations; must demonstrate flexibility and a teamwork capacity within the agency; must be able to work well independently.
6. Physical requirements – must have visual and auditory acuity; must be able to answer the phone clearly and provide counseling on the phone; must be able to enter information into client files.
7. Transportation Requirement – must be willing and able to travel throughout the community. If using a privately owned vehicle, must have a valid driver’s license and current liability insurance.
8. Attendance – must maintain an acceptable attendance record.