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Director of Counseling

NELCWIT's mission is to work within the community to build safety, justice, and dignity for all. We offer shelter referrals, counseling, education/prevention, advocacy, children's visitation programming and economic empowerment initiatives to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. As an anti-racist, multicultural organization, NELCWIT also joins with and mobilizes other groups and individuals who are working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse, ensure human rights, and create social change. NELCWIT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. 

Hiring Company: NELCWIT (New England Learning Center for Women in Transition)
Location: Greenfield, MA

Director of Counseling is a management position, supervised by the Executive Director. This is a salaried exempt position scheduled for 40 hours a week, with occasional required weekend and evening hours when necessary.

Essential Job Functions
I. SUPERVISION OF SHORT TERM CRISIS COUNSELING AND CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Provide weekly clinical supervision for counselor-advocates who deliver educational, crisis
counseling and advocacy services and facilitate bi-monthly group supervision. (DPH Standard of
required supervision is 1 hour of clinical supervision for every 20 hours of client contact)
2. Assist counselors in finding appropriate trainings for professional development.
3. Work in collaboration with Coordinators to ensure adequate staffing and scheduling and oversee student internship program.
4. Provide clinical supervision to the FCCVP program staff including program supervisor, senior and
regular visitation monitors, and relief staff. Provide a minimum of bimonthly clinical case
conference and review children's trauma intervention needs with the team.
5. Provide clinical supervision to Crisis Line staff.
6. Maintain necessary paperwork documenting supervision meetings, annual performance reviews
and activities.
7. Attend and participate in grant funder required meetings

II. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
1. Oversee the quality of trauma informed crisis counseling including assignment of counselors
caseloads, compliance with policies and procedures, data entry and facilitated referrals.
2. Participate in leadership team meetings, staff meetings, anti-racism activities and
program/strategic planning.
3. Provide leadership on program modifications or expansion based on client needs and take action to implement new changes.
4. Attend community based meetings, strengthen collaborations and provided information regarding NELCWIT services to other professionals.
5. Pull reports from Empower Database to review counselors caseloads, services provided and
monthly reports.

III. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
1. Assist with developing outcome measures for short-term counseling and support groups. Oversee the implementation of outcome measurement tools, review data and client feedback. Summarize reports for staff when evaluating the quality and responsiveness of services.
2. Ensure that survivors requesting counseling are assigned in an efficient manner to counselors and that appointments are made within 5 days.
3. Work collaboratively with staff on program evaluation and efforts to request feedback from the
community and clients regarding needs and program services that would be most beneficial.
4. Prepare annual program accomplishments to share with community through a variety of
mediums.

Qualifications:
● A Master's level education in relevant clinical discipline. (LCSW, LICSW Social Worker, or LMHC,
LMFT Counselor, with a current state license). Must have completed or be willing to complete a
(paid) 40-hour rape crisis counselor training (Sexual Assault Training Curriculum for New
Counselor and Advocates with core text Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault). Minimum of
four years' experience providing trauma informed services to individuals, families, or children.
● Minimum of 2 years providing clinical supervision to advocates/counselors with varied life and
work experience and levels of education.
● Demonstrated experience facilitating small group discussions and meetings.
● Excellent understanding of issues regarding interpersonal and sexual violence, and the
intersectionality of oppression.
● Demonstrated ability to effectively manage grant funded projects, including work plan, data
collection, outcome measures, and required reporting.
● Knowledge of and ability to support staff with outreach activities to underserved populations
● Ability to model and uphold appropriate boundaries in work with clients, co-workers, supervisor.
● Commitment to ending violence all other oppression through promoting social change.
Willingness to learn about and actively use multicultural awareness and understanding in daily
work.
● Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, communication and conflict resolution skills.
● Knowledge of generally accepted counseling practices, standards, and legal responsibilities.
● Skilled in using a computer for word processing and internet research. Knowledge of Microsoft
Office (Word/Excel/Outlook).
● Strong writing skills with experience report and grant proposal experience.
● Demonstrated leadership abilities and understanding of union work setting.

Salary: $50,000+
Contact Name: Rachel Gordon
Contact Email: rachel@nelcwit.org

Other information
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