What We Do:
We believe that all individuals have the right to be safe and choose the direction of their lives. Our programs address norms and barriers that could cause anyone to find themselves in situations of violence, trauma, or addiction. We actively work to transform lives by creating positive change, stability, and new opportunities for our clients, their families, and the community.
Who We Serve:
Our organization has served the community for 125 years. Today, our reach includes six Northeast Indiana counties: Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley. Most of our programs and services are available for women, men, transgender individuals, and families of all types.
The Specialty Services Counselor will provide therapeutic services to the residents of both the Crisis Shelter and Addictions Services program, who identify with the co-occurrence of domestic violence and substance use disorder. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide counseling and supportive services and serve as an advocate to adult women with the co-occurrence of domestic violence and substance use disorder. The Therapist is responsible for ensuring that clients’ therapeutic needs and program objectives are being met. Services will include but not be limited to assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, case management, resource and referral, and crisis intervention. This role will work collaboratively across service lines and assist the director in implementing and maintaining appropriate clinical care in all aspects of the therapeutic process.
- Experience in implementing a clinical understanding of crisis management and trauma informed services and assisting individuals implement their self-identified goals toward healing and resource skill building.
- Responsible for providing targeted therapeutic and advocacy services through clinical
- counseling services including assessment and treatment (individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, support groups, and psycho-educational groups) advocacy, and coordination of care with designated client population.
- Provide services with a strong background or working knowledge in the area of domestic violence, substance abuse, recovery dynamics, and interventions.
- Assist in the development of mutually agreed upon individual and or family treatment and discharge services plans, and provide other therapeutic services as appropriate.
- Perform effective social work and psychotherapy of a complex nature with individual clients and with groups; develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with clients, their families/support system and members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and the Department of Child and Family Services.
- Ensure clients are receiving appropriate clinical care and ensure comprehensive treatment plan is maintained.
- Facilitation of weekly therapy group sessions for clients and their families/support system as deemed appropriate.
- Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive case work records, and make sound recommendations on the basis of such information; organize and manage a caseload; retain personal objectivity while emphatically dealing with concerns of others; deliver crisis interventions services.
- Complete all required documentation, including progress notes, assessment data, discharge summary planning and aftercare planning in accordance with state regulations.
- Participate in curriculum development and expansion of designated programs.
- Participate in weekly staffing meetings.
- Participate in supervision sessions with clinical director.
- Participate in monthly staff and in-service meetings.
- Assist with program development as it relates to client care.
- Coordinate with all members of the client’s interdisciplinary team to ensure appropriate continuity of services and care.
- Promote a trauma-informed perspective to client care.
- Maintain professional relationships with referral and community resources.
- Perform other duties as assigned.