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.

· 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.

Generous benefits package, competitive salary dependent upon experience.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Laura Valiukenas, Director of Counseling at