Caris Pregnancy Counseling & Resources is a faith-based nonprofit organization serving women who are facing unplanned pregnancy. Our mission is to see both women and children thrive during and after unplanned pregnancy. We provide professional counseling and connect women to communities of support using the ProGrace® approach.
We provide our services free of charge. Services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, professional counseling, support groups, and connection to resources.
Part-Time Counselor Job Summary
Reports to: Director of Programs and Lead Counselor
We are seeking a Part-Time Counselor (12-24 hours) to work afternoon/evening shifts up to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Chicago Loop
A Caris counselor may be asked to work at a different location other than the location stated. We are continually looking to expand our reach and may offer services in new communities in the future.
Caris Counselors must exemplify a committed and consistent walk of Christian faith and dependence on Jesus. They must have a personal calling to ministry as well as the specific mission and vision of Caris. Counselors need to be in alignment with the ProGrace® approach utilized by Caris.
Counselor is responsible for providing professional counseling and support service to clients
Provide initial intake and assessment
Utilize a strengths based approach
Implement all policies, procedures, and decisions set forth by the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team
Identify client needs and respond with counseling, resources, and follow- up
Lead a support group as needed
Build relationships with potential clients, new community partners, church partners, and volunteers
Maintain positive working relationships with community agencies, churches, businesses, etc. for the purpose of securing client resources
Actively engage potential clients by being present and knowledgeable of the Caris model
Represent the organization at events and meetings as needed
General Administrative Responsibilities
Maintain up-to-date and accurate client documentation for records
Coordinate effective and timely follow-up of all clients served
Troubleshoot and mediate jobsite conflicts
Attend site-specific staff meetings
Participate in special projects
Train volunteers on policies and procedures
Assist in managing group details, volunteer relations, and client baby showers
Qualifications & Experience
Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work required. Candidates must be proactive, skilled, attuned, highly attentive, engaging with clients, and have solid clinical judgment and decision -making ability. Candidate must exhibit leadership ability, organizational skills, and flexibility. Experience in working with women and/or crisis counseling preferred. A successful candidate must be passionate about our mission, the possibilities of what can be accomplished through our model, and will promote a positive work culture. Ability to speak Spanish, preferred.
Please submit an application online and include your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please include the title of the position, explain why you have a desire to work for a Christian nonprofit organization, and specifically, why you feel called to work in the area of unplanned pregnancy.
No phone calls.
Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
Caris is a non-profit counseling organization, serving any woman facing an unexpected pregnancy, offering open and non-judgmental support, regardless of her faith background or what decision she makes about her pregnancy.