Careers At YWCA Chicago

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BILINGUAL THERAPIST

Department: SVSS Clinical Services
Location: Chicago, IL

SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT . . . AND COLLABORATE WITH A TEAM OF HIGHLY SKILLED, EXPERIENCED THERAPISTS. The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is seeking a Bilingual Therapist, based at our Logan Square location. This is an exempt, full time position, reporting directly to the Coordinator – Clinical Program. If you would like more details about the YWCA and its mission, "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women," our website is www.ywcachicago.org.

POSITION PURPOSE: To provide crisis intervention, short- or long-term therapy and group counseling for victims of sexual assault and their non-offending significant others.  

POSITION IMPACT:  This is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference for victims of sexual assault  in short-term and long-term therapy sessions that have a life-altering impact on both their quality of life as well as their future possibilities. In addition, it’s an opportunity to work in a dynamic, progressive social enterprise, led by a visionary leader, while interacting with supportive team members who are committed to engaging in mission-driven, purposeful work.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide services to sexual abuse/assault victims
  • Facilitate telephone and in-person crisis intervention
  • Conduct individual and group intake screening
  • Maintain an active caseload of designated members, while collaborating with other therapists in clinical team meetings and group consultations
  • Provide advocacy referral for members to legal, medical and social services systems as needed
  • Establish and sustain community contacts to develop and advance the public presence and referral base for the YWCA’s Sexual Violence and Support Services

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree – MA, MSW, etc.
  • One – three years of counseling experience
  • Ability to complete a minimum of 40 hours in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training within first 30 days of hire
  • Previous experience in working with trauma populations, specifically sexually traumatized individuals
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish (oral and written)
  • The ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations

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