The Counselor will provide ongoing and trauma-informed comprehensive counseling services to adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and/or other forms of gender violence. Services will be geared toward non-shelter clients living in the community and gender-based violence-seeking U.S. asylum, with a focus on the needs of new arrivals to New York. Assist clients to move toward managing their trauma, understanding the impact of gender-based violence on their lives and that of their children; help them to reach economic stability through case management, advocacy, and referral if necessary, to organizations providing such services. Opportunity to work in supportive, team oriented environments in lower Manhattan.
Other responsibilities include conducting community outreach and education, and collaborating with other agencies, to best assist and empower immigrant survivors of domestic violence, other forms of gender based violence and human trafficking and to advocate on their behalf with systems affecting their lives.
-Conducts evidence-based assessments and psycho-social interviews for adult survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence.
-Provides comprehensive trauma-informed individual/group counseling services with trauma and strengths-based perspectives to help clients process, cope, and heal from experiences of gender-based violence.
-Provides safety planning, crisis intervention, advocacy, case management, and referrals to other related services as needed.
-Provides affidavits and testimony for immigration and other legal purposes.
-Conducts trauma-related and gender-based violence outreach and training to community organizations and institutions serving the community.
-Maintains accurate case records and utilizes internal database systems to track direct services to clients and outreach events.
- Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.