Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault. Established in 1974, Resilience now serves more than 2000 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones annually through our main office in downtown Chicago and our community-based offices in Austin, Ravenswood, and on the Stroger Hospital campus.
We are seeking a new Trauma Therapist to join our team. The Trauma Therapist will be responsible for providing individual, couples and family counseling as well as facilitating support groups for adult and adolescent sexual assault victims/survivors and their significant others at the Central Office, and occasionally off-site. This position requires written and oral fluency in Spanish.
Provide individual, couples and family counseling, and support groups for adolescent and adult victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others.
Maintain a caseload of counseling clients appropriate to level of employment and program needs.
Assess/screen individuals to determine appropriate level of intervention and services.
Promptly respond to requests for therapy services and maintain intake and referral records.
Participate in regular supervision, consultation, program, and staff meetings.
Develop and maintain a network of community members and service providers.
Identify and participate in community events, forums, and meetings as necessary to maintain the agency’s awareness of issues impacting residents and the visibility of the agency’s services.
Collaborate with staff and interns from the Education & Training, Advocacy, and Therapy departments in order enhance the effectiveness of the agency’s services.
Maintain accurate records and statistics for intake, counseling, non-client crisis intervention, information/referral, and other services/activities.
Provide counseling services at the Central office, as well as off-site or at agencies that have agreed to provide counseling space for the agency.
Provide crisis intervention counseling in Chicago Public Schools through Imagination Theaters’ “No Secrets” program.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology required. Clinical licensure preferred (LSW/LCSW or LPC/LCPC); if not licensed, must be license-eligible and successful completion of licensure required within 6 months of hire.
Minimum of two years’ experience in providing counseling services is required, including support groups and family counseling.
Previous experience working on women’s issues, addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence, and working with diverse populations including LGBTQ communities strongly preferred.
Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault training by an Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault member center within 60 days of hire is required; previous completion of the training is strongly preferred.
Bilingual (written and oral fluency) in English/Spanish required; bicultural strongly preferred.
Flexibility to work some evening hours is required.
Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. Resilience is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.
To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to our People & Culture team at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Please note that resumes received without cover letters will not be considered.
Additional Salary Information: HMO, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance fully covered by employer. Holiday, Vacation and Sick time.
Resilience is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.