Life Coach/Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Reports to: Director of Residential Services
The mission of The Women’s Safe House is to provide safe shelter and transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower women to make informed choices about their futures.
Description of Duties:
- Counsels and encourages clients on personal challenges in their lives and partners with them to make informed choices about their futures.
- Assists and supports TWSH’s Case Management team to offer the best available options to residents as we partner with women and children to end violence in their lives.
- Assists case managers and advocates in developing group counseling/discussion skills through modeling of social skills and self-esteem building.
- Provides staff development training on pertinent topics of special interest to staff and volunteers.
- Administers PEPP-CAN Initiative (Parent Education Program to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect) to help domestic violence survivors develop the resources to overcome the stressors that may trigger abusive or neglectful behavior toward their children and improve communication and discipline techniques to better meet their child’s needs. Meets with women and children victims of domestic violence to help them develop the resources to;
- Deal with the impact of domestic violence
- Overcome the stressors that may trigger abusive or neglectful behavior toward their children
- Improve their communication and discipline techniques to better meet their child’s needs
- Provides individual and group counseling relative to academic, social, and behavioral, communication, and/or other personal problems.
- Develops recommendations and interventions for parents.
- Refers parents to outside agencies as appropriate and assists in setting up appointments with other professionals.
- Conducts parent meetings and trainings.
- Takes part in crisis team involvement as needed.
- Serves on committees to develop programs, program goals and objectives.
- Keeps current on available resources provided by community agencies.
- Attends regular weekly staff meetings and quarterly all-staff meetings.
- Member of Leadership Team.
- Answers the Crisis Intervention Hotline during lunch, meetings, etc., as assigned.
- Accurately track work hours and compiles/completes time-keeping records and reports as required.
- Provides other duties related to supporting battered women and their dependent children in a trauma-informed manner as assigned.
Requirements and Skills:
- Masters Degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work; licensing preferred.
- Knowledge of counseling techniques, strategies, and parenting; legal mandates regarding provision of services; behavioral management techniques; resources and agencies providing services to parents and children.
- Ability to effectively provide individual and group counseling, provide staff development activities on pertinent topics of special interest; communicates effectively with parents, children, administrators, community, staff, etc.
- Problem solve and provide assistance in areas requiring conflict resolution.
- A deep appreciation and understanding of the issues of trauma and domestic violence.
- Must adhere to TWSH policies, procedures, and standards including, but not limited to confidentiality, assisting victims of crime and similar practices.
- High levels of empathy and comfort working with persons experiencing domestic violence.
- High level of comfort and flexibility providing support and advocacy to people experiencing domestic violence.
- Willingness and ability to convey warmth, compassion, respect and non judgment to people experiencing domestic violence.
- A commitment to answer the Crisis Intervention Hotline, on average, two hours per week.
- Must have own reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- An ongoing commitment to providing trauma-informed services to Crisis Intervention Hotline callers, program participants and others.
- Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures and practices including, but not limited to, wearing rubber sole shoes when lifting and carrying items.
- This is a part-time, nonexempt position that requires some evening and weekend hours. Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org; no phone calls, please.