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Job Title:

Counselor (LCSW required) Full-Time Exempt Temporary Position

Position: The bilingual counselor must have good communication skills, exercise discretion, be non-judgmental and have the ability to complete paperwork in a timely manner. The candidate must be someone who can engage and set healthy boundaries with clients. The candidate must have knowledge of domestic and sexual violence and the process of helping them heal from abuse. The candidate must be able to work with other agencies, such as the legal system and CPS. The candidate will attend in house and off site meetings and trainings and will report to the Director of Counseling. S/he must be able to utilize the supervisory relationship to address and resolve work related concerns to enhance clinical skills. S/he will be a representative of the agency and must be presentable in a professional manner, which includes dress. This person must have familiarity and experience in working with Latino communities.This is a great opportunity to work with underserved populations and help clients to overcome the abuse or neglect they are enduring alone. The candidate needs to be a great source of support for each client.

Responsibilities for Counselor:

  • Provide crisis intervention and individual counseling to victims of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault and incest
  • Work in conjunction with children’s program counselors to also facilitate family sessions or to get counseling for child witnesses to domestic violence
  • Communicate case management or treatment plan to other involved VIBS staff, such as children’s counseling, advocacy and hotline, where appropriate;
  • Provide assessment and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
  • Keep accurate and appropriate case records
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings and weekly clinical supervision
  • Complete and submit OVS applications
  • Work evenings as required
  • Compile accurate statistics and other paperwork required by the agency or funding source
  • Perform other duties as requested, including but not limited to crisis intervention for walk-in clients, intake interviews, reception and hotline coverage

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Counselor needs excellent clinical skills in order to establish a good working relationship with clients.
  • Ability to discuss and complete safety plans with clients.
  • Ability to use supervision to discuss clients and their issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely manner; good organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to interact well with outside agencies, which include APS and other agencies that deal with the elder population.
  • Ability to work and comfort domestic violence and rape/sexual assault clients
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Must be able to drive and willing to travel within Suffolk County*

Qualifications:

  • LCSW
  • Two or more years in the counseling field.
  • Prior experience in the domestic violence or rape/sexual assault field
  • Must have use of a car and a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have computer skills and know Microsoft programs.
  • Must be willing to have a background check
  • Spanish fluency

To apply send a cover letter and resume stating your qualifications for the job to cbologna@vibs.org


Job Title:

Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager (35 hours weekly) Full-Time Exempt Temporary Position

Position:

The Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager will be part of the organization’s Advocacy Unit and will report to the Director of Advocacy. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of human trafficking and have the ability to work well with other staff within the Advocacy Unit as well as ability to work independently.

The Case Manager will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to survivors of human trafficking. They will accompany clients through the criminal justice system and advocate on their behalf. The Advocate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to be non-judgmental, empathic, and assertive.

 Responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of up survivors of human trafficking primarily domestic but also immigrant clients
  • Create documentation on procedures for working with human trafficking survivors
  • Meet with clients to work on long and short term mental health goals using Trauma Informed Care and Harm Reduction
  • Implement therapeutic models including: TF-CBT
  • Manage group therapy with such topics as: art, drama and writing therapy, coping skills/life skills, reducing gang involvement
  • Make referrals to others agencies that assist with: medical and substance abuse treatment
  • Provide training on care of human trafficking victims to local non-profits, local law enforcement and Homeland Security
  • Work with other agencies to advocate on ending human trafficking
  • Meet with law enforcement on how to best support survivors of Human Trafficking
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and professional development training
  • Manage statistics as needed for the department
  • Maintain client files, monthly statistics, and related paperwork as required.
  • Attend advocacy and staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as required.
  • Answer telephones in reception and hotline as needed.
  • Perform related work as required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Two years of advocacy experience in the area of human trafficking.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, empathic, and assertive.
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Must have valid NYS driver’s license, have use of car, and be willing to travel within Suffolk County.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s on Master’s Degree in human service field.
  • Two years related experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position.

To apply send a cover letter and resume stating your qualifications for the job to asoltanpanah@vibs.org.


 Job Title: Domestic Violence Advocate (temporary full-time)

Position:

The Bilingual Advocate will be part of the organization’s Advocacy Unit and will report to the Manager of Advocacy. She/he will be Bilingual English/Spanish. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and have the ability to work well with other staff within the Advocacy Unit as well as ability to work independently.

The Advocate will provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They will accompany clients through the criminal justice system and advocate on their behalf. The Advocate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to be non-judgmental, empathic, and assertive.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This advocacy may be provided on the telephone, in the office, in hospital, at victim’s home, or at other sites as necessary
  • Accompany client through the criminal justice system and advocate on their behalf.
  • Provide clients with information on their legal rights and options, and referrals when appropriate.
  • Advocate for clients with County and private agencies when necessary.
  • Assist clients in completing OVS compensation applications.
  • Make occasional presentations on VIBS advocacy services to counseling groups, community groups, and other agencies.
  • Keep informed of existing laws and legal rights and options of victims.
  • Report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to CPS as mandated by law.
  • Maintain client files, monthly statistics, and related paperwork as required.
  • Attend advocacy and staff meetings, trainings, and other meetings as required.
  • Answer telephones in reception and hotline as needed.
  • Perform related work as required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to be non-judgmental, empathic, and assertive.
  • Sensitivity towards and understanding of victimization.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Must have valid driver’s license, have use of car, and be willing to travel within Suffolk County.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human service field.
  • One year related experience preferred.
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: pjackson@vibs.org


Position:

The Legal Assistant will be part of the organization’s Advocacy and Legal Services Department and will report to the Director of Legal Services. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and interest in the dynamics of domestic violence and will assist domestic violence victims with civil legal proceedings.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct support as needed by the Legal Department
  • Manage and maintain attorneys’ schedules/calendars and appointments
  • Demonstrate ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Extensive knowledge of general office work, routines and procedures
  • Assemble, mail, and copy confidential documents for Legal Department
  • Compose letters, emails and/or memorandums in response to inquiries at the direction or dictation of attorneys
  • Assist in maintaining legal files on behalf of clients
  • Open, sort, and distribute all incoming mails
  • Communicate with advocates and social workers regarding scheduling and referrals to department
  • Update client contact information in outlook along with court dates
  • Return client calls and update clients at the direction of attorneys
  • Prepare and maintain daily billing logs at direction of attorneys
  • Perform all secretarial functions for department including, but not limited to, faxing, copying, replenishing legal forms that are ordinarily used in course of business, phone contacts, data base maintenance, and general functions of the office
  • Drop off materials at court or other attorney’s offices as needed

Skills and Abilities:

  • Good organizational skills and time management
  • Excellent computer skills such as Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn Apricot Database program
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with staff, clients, and community service providers.
  • Administrative experience
  • Ability and willingness to keep all information exceptionally confidential
  • Background check must be completed as per VIBS policy
  • Spanish fluency a plus
  • Must have valid driver’s license, have use of car, and be willing to travel within Suffolk County.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school, college preferred
  • One year administrative experience preferably in a law firm
  • Must be willing to have a background check prior to starting position.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: agoldsmith@vibs.org