The Trauma Therapist is responsible for providing individual and group counseling to victims of sexual abuse/assault and their significant others.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities
Provide individual and group counseling for victims of sexual abuse/assault and significant others;
Provide crisis intervention and support to victims of sexual violence and significant others;
Offer information and referrals to victims of sexual assault;
Provide institutional advocacy to ensure sensitive, responsible treatment of sexual assault victims;
Conduct counseling in area schools as needed;
Contribute to the development of positive team relationships;
Provide sexual assault education to volunteers/new hires and the larger community as needed;
Provide crisis intervention services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence on-site and through the crisis hotline;
Provide advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault at local emergency rooms.
Work Schedule: 40 hours; Some evening hours required.
Master’s degree in social work, counseling or other behavioral health field;
LPC, LSW, LCPC or LCSW preferred;
Bilingual Spanish-speaking required;
60-Hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training Certificate;
Minimum of 4 years clinical experience working with adults who have experienced trauma;
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
Excellent crisis intervention and problem solving skills;
Demonstrated ability to manage overall goals while attending to details;
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain professional boundaries;
Acceptance and respect for diversity of culture, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ability, and religious belief.
About Mutual Ground
Mutual Ground is a not-for-profit organization that has been serving victims of domestic and sexual violence in Southern Kane and Kendall counties for over 40 years. The mission of Mutual Ground is to provide education, awareness and life-changing services that empower individuals, families and communities to end domestic and sexual violence. Programs include: Crisis hotline; emergency shelter; case management; legal advocacy; medical advocacy; counseling for adults, children and families, and prevention education.