COUNSELOR – Life Span – Des Plaines

Job Duties:
· Provides information to staff and clients of Life Span about community resources available to victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children.
· Identifies providers of material resources necessary for victims to achieve safety planning goals.
· Develops community contacts with partner agencies to facilitate client referrals.
· Provides advocacy support and education to clients regarding options for services.
· Ensures that there are seamless, effective, and appropriate linkages to other agencies and resources for our clients.
· Monitors support services, information and referrals.
· Participates in community outreach and education and cooperates with other social service providers in community collaborations.
· Advocates on behalf of clients through phone calls, coordination of services on behalf of the clients.
· Reassess and revise service plan as needed, including follow-up with clients to assess for additional services.

Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field, or equivalent work experience in social services setting.
· Master’s degree preferred.
· Minimum one year of personal or professional experience in workforce development or public benefits.
· Bilingual fluency in language besides English highly encouraged to apply.
· Good organizational, time management, and cross-cultural communication skills.
· Access to a motor vehicle that is insured as required under Illinois state law.

Compensation:
Generous benefits package, competitive salary dependent upon experience.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Laura Valiukenas, Director of Counseling at hiring@life-span.org.

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