Crisis Counselor/Victim Advocate

CARE House of Oakland County44765 Woodward Ave.Pontiac, MI 48341Job Description Position:  Crisis CounselorDepartment:  InterventionSupervisor:  Director of Intervention Responsibilities:

  1. Provide crisis counseling on an individual basis to victims and/or their families.
  2. Provide information and community referrals to families.Assist families of victims with completing Crime Victims Compensation forms.
  3. Promote support groups by providing information to all non-offending caregivers whose children are interviewed at CARE House.
  4. Provide follow-up crisis counseling with non-offending caregivers.
  5. Provide outreach to community based therapists to inform other professionals of the program.
  6. Coordinate multi-disciplinary team meetings with law enforcement Children’s Protective Services, Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office, and CARE House staff.
  7. Complete all mandatory case documentation and maintain confidentiality of all case information.
  8. Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, etc. for the purpose of collaboration and training with other organizations and continuing education on the topic of sexual abuse and victim services.
  9. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field; master’s degree in social work or related field is preferred. Experience Required: Six months of experience conducting one on one counseling sessions.  Must have knowledge regarding the dynamics of child sexual and physical abuse, crisis management skills, and ability to function within a multi-disciplinary team. Other Requirements:  Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and proof of automobile insurance.  Minimal travel to area hospitals, court, training locations, and special events.