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Domestic Violence Counselor

Type: Full-Time

Department: Domestic Violence Services

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster is seeking a full time Domestic Violence Counselor to provide empowerment counseling to adult victims of domestic violence. To perform all job functions in a manner that is trauma-informed, culturally competent, and consistent with DVSLC mission, values, philosophy and policies provide empowerment counseling to adult victims of domestic violence.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide counseling/advocacy for up to eight resident clients
  • Conduct introductory meeting with resident clients within 24 business hours of coming into shelter and assist client to create a housing plan within 7 days
  • Meet with client weekly or as-needed to provide counseling and case management
  • Provide trauma-informed counseling/advocacy for caseload of up to five community counseling clients
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate trauma-informed and/or psychoeducational support groups. Facilitate House Meetings.Develop Service plans with clients
  • Complete intakes, exits, and answer hotline as needed. Ensure all information gathered at these times is accurate and complete using Case Worthy
  • Provide outreach services to target populations in the community and advocate for domestic violence victims with other agencies and in the community
  • Provide supervision of agency interns
  • Assist Counseling Coordinator in training of DVS volunteers, interns and new staff
  • Complete a minimum of 10 hours of Continuing DV Education each fiscal year
  • Provide On-Call and Holiday Coverage per DVS policies

Skills and Experience

Education, Experience & Requirements

  • Requires Master’s Degree in Social Work or related field
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
  • At least 2 years working in a social service agency required. Experience working with victims of domestic violence preferred
  • Must be sensitive to the challenges of domestic violence survivors, and have the ability and desire to work with people of different ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, and Excel
  • Must complete mandatory 40-Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training within six months of employment
  • Child Abuse, FBI, and PA Criminal Background clearances required prior to start of employment
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Additional Information

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, veteran status or genetic information. CAP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

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