Domestic Violence Counselor/Advocate, Lutheran Settlement House

Posted by Lutheran Settlement House on June 2, 2014

Under the supervision of the Counseling Supervisor, the Counselor/Advocate is primarily responsible for providing hotline, individual and group counseling, and advocacy services for domestic violence victims and their families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides individual counseling, case management, advocacy, accompaniment and referral services to domestic violence victims and their families. Counselor will see four clients a day on average. Counselor will maintain a case load of twenty five active clients defined as clients who are seen on weekly or biweekly basis.
  • Provides quality client services and maintains client record accurately in accordance with agency standards.
  • Facilitates or co-facilitates group counseling for domestic violence victims and their families.
  • Maintains up-dated information regarding procedures for obtaining and enforcing protection from abuse court orders. Remains current with local, state and federal laws that impact services to domestic violence victims and their families.
  • Maintains up-dated and accurate resource and referral system on domestic violence, drug and alcohol, AIDS/HIV, and other related issues.
  • Advocates with institutions, agencies, or government systems on behalf of domestic violence victims and their families.
  • Participates in the development and presentation of workshops on domestic violence issues to the larger community.
  • Facilitates life skills groups in community settings.
  • Provides scheduled hotline coverage.
  • Participates in team/staff meetings, in-service and volunteer trainings, and other LSH/BDVP functions as may be required.
  • Meets regularly with supervisor to review program activity, services issues, and other program matters. This includes a routine review of service documentation and other program information to assure compliance with program standards and agency service goals.
  • Assists with annual evaluation of the BDVP programs and services, and participates in the development of new program concepts.
  • Participates in the development of printed materials, public service announcements, and public relations on domestic violence.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

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