Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
The Counselor is responsible for providing crisis intervention, counseling and group counseling services to child, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual assault and abuse. This position will support both locations of Gurnee and Skokie
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center is a rape crisis center and follows a counseling model consistent with client centered, and time focused service delivery.
SOME SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Provide trauma-based, client-centered, individual counseling and/or support groups for child, adolescent survivors of sexual assault and abuse.
Provide trauma-based, client-centered, individual counseling and/or support groups for non-offending parents/caregivers of child survivors.
Provide responsive advocacy and crisis intervention services as a staff representative of ZCenter.
Identify and report sexual abuse cases according to the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA)
Actively participate in the counseling meetings and individual supervision for case consultation.
Assist in the planning and implementing of in-services, professional trainings, and volunteer trainings.
Provide telephone and in-person crisis intervention, in cooperation with other staff.
Speak to and collaborate with community groups, businesses, professional and religious organizations on issues related to sexual violence when needed.
Master’s level degree in social work, art therapy, counseling or related field
Completion of the ICASA 40-hour Training
Experience with trauma based client-centered counseling with children and adults
Experience in the field of sexual assault and abuse.
Ability to accept, understand and relate sensitively to people of varied socio-economic, racial, cultural, and experiential backgrounds
Detail-oriented and organized.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate programmatic objectives and accomplishments.
Comfortable working with staff, interns, and volunteers at all levels of the organization.
Additional Salary Information: excellent benefits
Internal Number: 4275c
About Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
The Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center (ZCenter) is a rape crisis center in Illinois located in Gurnee and Skokie. The mission of ZCenter is to provide a place where survivors of sexual assault and abuse can heal, and to educate the community to end sexual violence.