Counselor (Bilingual)

  • Austin, TX
  • Full Time
  • Counseling Services
  • Experienced

COUNSELOR (BILINGUAL)

SAFE Counseling Department seeks a full-time Counselor (Bilingual).  The Counselor (Bilingual) is responsible for providing survivor-centered and trauma-informed intakes, clinical assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing individual, family and group counseling in Spanish and English to youth and adult survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence and/or human trafficking. The Counselor (Bilingual) also provides advocacy when appropriate.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with                 disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

  • We need you to fill the role of Counselor (Bilingual). This is a FULL TIME, EXEMPT position at our Grove Blvd. Campus. We will pay you an annual salary of $53,000-55,000 plus an annual language differential of $3,600.

Key Duties:

  • Provide survivor-centered and trauma-informed intakes, clinical assessments, crisis intervention and ongoing counseling for adults, children, families and groups in Spanish and English through telehealth, in-person at SAFE campuses or offsite at partner agencies in the community.
  • Routinely schedule the required number of direct service hours per week, including clinical evening hours.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills through rapport building with clients and values difference when working with clients from various backgrounds.
  • Provide referrals for community resources, legal resources, mental health services and follow-up counseling when indicated for clients.
  • Comply with mandatory reporting laws.
  • Comply with agency confidentiality policy and handles client information in a sensitive and respectful manner.
  • Prepare accurate and timely case documentation in accordance with agency and departmental documentation guidelines. All documentation must meet the standards of SAFE policy and procedures, state licensing requirements and funding/grant requirements.
  • Attend required meetings and participate in program planning and team-building efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Spanish required.
  • Possess a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
  • Possess, or obtain within 45 days of hire, a clinical license in the state of Texas (LMSW, LCSW, LPC-Associate, LPC, LMFT-Associate, or LMFT).
  • Possess a solid understanding of human development, assessment tools, trauma-informed modalities and group dynamics.
  • Possess understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and/or human trafficking.
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence preferred.
  • Experience in working with varied ethnic groups and demonstrated cultural competence.
  • Experience with crisis-intervention preferred.
  • Knowledge of social service, social welfare, mental health, and criminal justice agencies in the Austin area preferred.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • All employees are required to comply with policies regarding COVID-19, which may be subject to change.  COVID vaccines are still highly recommended, and we encourage employees to get vaccinated if they are able.​​​​​​​

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

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