About HELP USA
HELP USA is one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, veterans, and survivors of domestic violence. With an annual operating budget in excess of $100 million, HELP USA currently serves 25,000 people per year in 52 programs and residences across five states and is continuing to grow. HELP provides 3,500 units of permanent and transitional housing as part of its 30- year commitment to families and individuals in need of safe, stable homes.
HELP R.O.A.D.S. is a comprehensive, non-residential individual and family safety program providing a variety of services designed to assist in empowering survivors of domestic violence, other crime victims, and their families. As a Domestic Violence Counselor with HELP R.O.A.D.S. you’ll provide short-term domestic violence counseling to individuals and families, including children over 6 years old. You’ll develop a comprehensive case narrative outlining the domestic violence history of each client and establish a service plan based on assessed needs. You’ll help individuals and families impacted by domestic violence become more economically self-reliant, maintain permanent housing, build job skills, and access community resources independently. This is an excellent opportunity for a culturally sensitive, motivated, energetic team player to help survivors of domestic violence in need.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Providing crisis intervention as needed: hotline or face-to-face.
- Facilitating linkages to social services programs, advocating and assisting families in the negotiation of the service delivery system, and following up on referrals.
- Assisting clients in developing problem-solving skills and assessing their own resources and support systems.
- Exploring options including safety, legal, financial, employment, housing, medical care, etc.
- Providing orientation and presenting services to various entities in the community.
- Maintaining appropriate case record documentation and participating in team meetings, individual supervisory meetings, and client case conferences.
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required.
- Minimum of two years’ experience in domestic violence counseling.
- Knowledge in substance abuse, sexual abuse, and AIDS/HIV related theories and practice.
- Experience in housing, job placement, and employment assistance.
- Ability to create effective working relationships with other programs as well as build strong bridges with community partners.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus.
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