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Adult Victims Counselor

Homewood, IL


  • Title: Adult Victims Counselor
  • Department: Counseling Program
  • Type: Full-Time Reports To: Director of Counseling
  • Classification: Non-exempt Supervises: N/A

The Adult Victims Counselor is a member of the Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse’s Counseling Program. The Counselor will individually assess and counsel victims/survivors of domestic violence in a safe and confidential environment and work collaboratively with the other Counseling Program employees to ensure that the clients in the program are provided with the necessary supports and assistance in addressing their individual goals. This position’s responsibilities focus on developing and implementing individualized treatment plans for each client on their caseload to ensure that their goals are adequately met. The Adult Victims Counselor provides domestic violence education, support, and empowerment-based services with a trauma informed care approach to the clients in the program. Services are mainly provided in person with occasional in-office telehealth for crisis situations.

The ideal candidate for this position is personable, has a positive attitude, and has flexibility in scheduling to meet the needs of clients. This individual must be a master’s level clinician with experience working with adults and/or families using a trauma-informed care approach. They can demonstrate empathetic, non-judgmental attitudes towards people impacted by domestic violence and other trauma, be able to assess the immediate needs of potential clients and provide crisis intervention. This individual is self-motivated, resourceful, organized, and take initiative. The candidate is able to think and work independently and creatively and be able to adapt clinical approaches to the needs of each individual client. The Adult Counselor is a team player working collaboratively with others in the counseling department as well as in other Anew programs to support the needs of the clients.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Comply with the Counseling Manual.
• Conduct client assessments to determine eligibility for services.
• Provide individual counseling to adult victims/survivors of domestic violence. Caseload to be determined in conjunction with the Director of Counseling.
• Assess individual client needs and develop treatment plans accordingly.
• Provide family counseling in conjunction with the Children’s Counselors as needed.
• Facilitate support groups as needed.
• Participate in consultations to collaborate with Children’s Counselors, Counseling Case Manager, and other members of the counseling department to support a team approach.
• Collaborates with all Anew programs to facilitate internal referrals and coordinated services.
• Provide advocacy for clients with DCFS, mental health providers, court, etc. as needed.
• Meet regularly with Director of Counseling for case review and professional development supervision.
• Complete Safe From the Start (SFS) program paperwork as needed for families with children ages birth through 5.
• Assist with statistical reports and chart reviews in preparation for audits to ensure participant charts meet all eligibility and documentation requirements.
• Complete, submit and file required case documentation by established deadlines.
• Complete and submit weekly employment-related paperwork and monthly reports to the Director/Supervisor as required.
• Assist with collection of donations, fundraising efforts, client activities, and special projects as needed.
• Participate in training as required by job responsibilities and funders through approval process.
• Participate in and represent Anew at various networking and outreach events and committee meetings as assigned.
• Attend Counseling staff meetings.
• Attend Anew All-Staff meetings.
• Work with other Anew and Counseling staff to maintain open communication and develop a team approach.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Master’s degree in counseling, Social Work, or related field that qualifies for state licensure.
• LSW or LPC preferred.
• At least 1 year of counseling experience required. Previous experience in domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking services, or advocacy preferred.
• Fluency in both spoken/written Spanish and English preferred.
• Completed 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training. Will be provided by Anew as needed.
• Obtain ICDVP Certification within one year and maintain certification with support provided by Anew.
• Knowledgeable about issues related to domestic violence dynamics, its effects on adults and children and trauma informed practices.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge. Proficiency in basic computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Windows-based databases.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Detail-oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
• Strong critical thinking and crisis intervention skills.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work and research information independently.
• Ability to work well as a team member and effectively communicate with others.
• Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner required.
• Ability to demonstrate the values of Anew.
• Able to operate general office equipment.
• Able to stand/walk for periods of time and lift up to 25lbs preferred.
• Must have reliable transportation. Proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license preferred.
• Some evenings hours are required; flexibility in scheduling a must.

Compensation and Benefits
The hiring range for this position is $19.43-$23.08/hour for 35 hours per week. A $0.50 differential is provided for Spanish speaking hires. Anew offers benefits including 14 paid holidays; 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) annually; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; an employee assistance program and the ability to contribute to our 403(b) plan with 3% company matching. This position is also eligible for Aflac benefits.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to
Anew is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.
For more information about Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse, please visit our website at


Anew: Building Beyond Violence & Abuse


18137 Harwood Avenue
Homewood, IL 60430

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