The Sexual Assault Services Counselor reports to the Clinical Supervisor and will provide the following duties: Client Services: Crisis intervention, individual, group and family trauma informed, evidence based/informed counseling services on a weekly basis (or as scheduled depending on program requirements and family needs). Complete and maintain accurate records to include: informed consent, session notes, progress reports, business records, and monthly service reports. Conduct psycho-social assessments, evaluate findings for completion of a holistic psycho-social treatment/case plan. Exercise all activities in accordance with the confidentiality, law and ethics of the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the National Association of Social Workers. This position will also be a part of the supervision roster for our 24/7 hotline, will provide supervision of volunteer advocates, and will monitor volunteer compliance with supervision and training requirements; other duties as assigned. Onsite Partnership Liaison: While upholding confidentiality, communicates with onsite partners to advocate for clients; assists onsite partners in addressing clients’ needs; facilitates communication between onsite partners and clients; obtains police reports to assist in filing applications with the Victim Assistance Program; provides onsite partners with advocacy resources and materials; acts as a liaison between client and law enforcement; civil-legal services, victims assistance and medical staff professionals; coordinates with FJC staff on a daily basis to maintain order, rapport, and respect. Maintains close contact with each client’s authorized collateral resources and supports. Participates in scheduled staff and multidisciplinary team meetings, presenting relevant information on all case/treatment plans, changes, and onsite partner referrals. Completes follow-up on participants following the completion of services. Data Collection and Documentation: Maintains client files; documents all client contact; documents all onsite and offsite referrals, and outcomes; maintains all consents; gathers and enters statistical data resulting from advocate contacts into software system; audits software system on a monthly basis to ensure data align with ATFs. Training and Workshops: Participates in agency quarterly clinical/advocate volunteer trainings. Attends SU sponsored staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
Must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy and is working towards licensure or is currently enrolled in a graduate program. Must have completed or be willing to complete State Certification in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Must have completed training in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Computer competency, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Experience with a database management system.
Pre-employment Requirements: County, State and Federal Criminal Checks. Driving Record. Education Verification. Reference Check. Access to a reliable vehicle, valid California Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance (TUC?). Must Maintain personal cell phone. Physical Requirements and Work Environment: Work is performed in an office setting with a low-to-moderate noise level; employee will need to utilize their personal vehicle for travel to and from meetings outside the office; employee must regularly communicate by telephone, written communications and in-person with staff, families served, partners, funders and other professionals; occasionally lift, carry and position objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Some experience working with individuals and children in some capacity, preferably in a social service/educational setting. Must demonstrate the ability to use communication skills that successfully convey and obtain accurate and complete information in a respectful and caring manner. Have a basic knowledge of body language and non-verbal communication. Understand and demonstrate active listening skills. Past teaching experience will be helpful in assisting clients improve and develop necessary skills to promote well-being. Must be a critical thinker, reasoning, organizing and analyzing information so that problems are accurately understood and solutions are congruent with client’s capacities and outcome orientated. Capacity to negotiate and collaboration to insure the client’s successful receipt of services. Demonstrate the skill of advocating for the needs and rights of people. Must show a passion and sensitivity for trauma work. Demonstrate experience to maintain cooperative working relationships with others; be team oriented; coordinate/collaborate with professionals from multiple agencies whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries and client confidentiality Must show a passion and sensitivity for trauma work. Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.
THE SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO PASS A THOROUGH DEPARTMENT BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND LIVE SCAN.
Per CSUN/TUC Mandate, candidate will be required to show proof of COVID 19 vaccination.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This position is employed through The University Corporation (TUC).
Work Schedule: M-F ( some weekends )
The anticipated salary range $24 per hour
How to Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.
Application Screening begins January 11, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.
In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above.
Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The University Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.