Mental Health Counselor, CAMBA Violence Prevention Intervention Services: Victims Assistance

CAMBA's Victim Assistance Counselor provides a comprehensive range of victim services including mental health assessment and intakes, individual and group counseling, information/referrals, personal advocacy, emergency assistance, and assistance in filing New York State Office of Victim Services Compensation Claims to victims of crime including domestic violence and sexual assault in Park Slope and Flatbush/East Flatbush in Brooklyn.  The Victim Assistance Counselor reports to the Program Manager of CAMBA's Violence Prevention Intervention Services Programs.​

Responsibilities​:

  • Provide individual counseling to victims of crime including domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Conduct mental health assessments and intake.
  • Assist with NYS Office of Victim Services Compensation claim forms and advocate on behalf of clients who have suffered financial loss or incurred medical expenses.
  • Provide follow up contacts and information/referrals for other services needed to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.
  • Facilitate a weekly support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Maintain case files and all necessary documentation in a neat, clear and concise manner.
  • Attend staff team meetings and participate in case conferences.
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers for CAMBA Rape Crisis Hotline.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly and quarterly reports about services provided and submit them on a timely basis.
  • Motivate, coach, and supervise Victim Advocate staff
  • Monitor participants' progress regularly and milestones reached and
  • Any and all other tasks necessary for the successful operation of the program.

 

Requirements:

  • Licensed Master's Degree in Social Work or Counseling.
  • NYS Department of Health Rape Crisis Certification.
  • Two years supervisory experience required.
  • Experience working with victims of crime including domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Experience working with diverse ethnic and cultural communities.
  • Outstanding organizational, critical thinking and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to serve as a dynamic team leader.
  • Enthusiasm; creativity; initiative; and the ability adapt quickly to change.

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