Bilingual Community Counselor
Safe Harbor, Inc.
Wed Nov 17 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Fri Dec 17 2021 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
How to Apply
Highly motivated and qualified candidates may apply by providing a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Harbor is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in the upstate of South Carolina. We offer a continuum of services, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, assistance with orders of protection, and transitional housing, as well as teen dating violence education and community outreach in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties.
At Safe Harbor, we strive to create a culture of inclusivity and empowerment. Approaching our work with different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds cultivates collective strength and creativity. This brings us closer to the communities we serve and embodies our fundamental vision that all people feel safe and valued.
Team Members fulfilling the role of Bilingual Community Counselor are critical to the success of the Safe Harbor mission. This position requires a strong desire to serve and empower others. This is an excellent position for someone seeking to use their counseling/social work skills to assist with walk alongside victims of domestic violence in a trauma-informed manner.
Safe Harbor provides an extensive training and shadowing program to best prepare Bilingual Community Counselor for their responsibilities.
Essential Duties Include:
Provide assessments, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery counseling, case management, legal and community advocacy, safety planning and education on the dynamics of Domestic Violence for clients.
Provide advocacy for clients and collaborate with other community systems in order to assist clients in navigating through barriers and obstacles.
Facilitate meaningful and appropriate psycho-educational and therapeutic group counseling sessions for clients.
Develop collaborative relationships and network with local community agencies, providing information about Safe Harbor and trainings about domestic violence.
Complete paperwork and compile monthly reports and statistics.
Participate in Safe Harbor staff meetings, team meetings, trainings and continuing education.
Enthusiastically support and model the mission and vision of Safe Harbor to peers, clients, and the community.
Perform other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Skills and Requirements
Master’s degree completed or in progress in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or related field.
Bilingual language skills (Spanish and English) are required
Ability to relate to others in an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive manner.
Possess insight and self-awareness to be confident in the role, with knowledge of personal capabilities and limitations.
Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence is preferable.
Must work well in a team setting, and be able to utilize other direct service staff to gain perspective and assistance with duties of the job.
Possession of a valid SC Driver’s License and a reliable transportation for occasional travel.
Proficiency with Word, Excel and willingness to learn client database.
Ability to work flexible hours including some evening hours.
40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.