With considerable latitude for decision making and setting of priorities, the Counselor provides a variety of social work services under Violence Intervention and Treatment Program to the community and to patients/families who utilize the inpatient and outpatient medical programs at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center including but not limited to, community outreach and education, culturally appropriate counseling, patient care coordination and volunteer Advocate Services. All duties are performed in a manner consistent with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center's commitment in providing Care with Kindness while promoting service excellence.
* Provides crisis counseling, short term counseling and supportive services to survivors of intimate
violence sexual violence, and other victims of crime.
* Completes intake and assessments for new clients.
* Assist in monitoring and maintaining NYSDOH Rape Crisis Advocates component.
* Provides client advocacy, accompaniment to ED or outside agencies, OVS compensation
application, referrals & follow ups in order to provide services in a comprehensive and coordinated
* Provides individual/group/phone/follow up counseling services for victims of abuse.
* Assists in events promoting education/awareness about family violence issues within the
organization and outside in the community.
* Faciliates groups as a part of the team building process.
* Monitors program indicators and maintains statistical records required by the grant sources or
* Submits reports and documentation on a timely basis, as required by grant sources and regulatory
* Maintains case files for every client served under the program.
* Maintains understanding of needs, expectations and requirements of the program.
* Demonstrates knowledge about science, practice, new developments, and resources relating to
program through professional literature, trainings and in-services to improve competency and
* Respects, protects, and promotes patient rights.
* Assists in providing education and training to the employees, program volunteers, and/or
community partner organizations.
* Attends & participates in mandatory or required meetings.
* Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills.
* Documents in the medical record according to Departmental policy & procedures, if required.
* Uses the technology appropriately in the improvement of systems and work process.
* Utilizes time effectively in managing organizational priorities.
* Understands and agrees that work assignments and time schedules are changeable within the
scope of services and as per the need of the Program.
* Performs all other duties as required.
* This position requires a minimum formal education of Master's Degree and a minimum of 1 year job-
* Desired (not required) criteria include: Desirable criteria: Bilingual skills
(English/Spanish).Knowledge and work experience in the field of violence.
* License, Registration LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) New York State Dept. of Education.
Comments Master's Degree in counseling or psychology is also acceptable. Strong interpersonal,
team playing and coordination skills.Expertise in delivering timebound, evidence-based counseling
approaches in the field of family violence.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $24.00 to $25.00 /hour
- Master's (Required)
- LMSW (Required)
- Spanish (Preferred)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Monday to Friday
- Day shift