PT Counselor – Jersey Center for Nonviolence

AGENCY

JBWS is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support, and solutions for abuse for anyone who faces the issues of intimate partner abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. The vision of JBWS is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. Empowerment of its victims and advocacy for social reform are at the heart of our mission and we are committed to advocating for the change necessary to achieve justice, equity, and inclusivity within our organization, our community and the systems with which we work on behalf of our clients. More than 75 paid staff and nearly 200 volunteers work together with the help of the community to fulfill the agency mission. JBWS is an equal opportunity employer. JBWS values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for a position at JBWS.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Schedule requirements: Part-time 25 hours per week. Ability to work at least 3 days/week (evening hours required) and Saturdays 8-10:30 AM

JBWS is seeking a part time master’s level Counselor to join a team of dedicated professionals to work in our abuse intervention program with a primarily mandated population. The program utilizes a 26-week domestic abuse intervention curriculum focused on accountability and behavior change for individuals who have perpetrated abuse and safety for those who have experienced victimization. This reliable and flexible individual will be responsible for providing intakes, group co-facilitation and ongoing support to clients who have perpetrated domestic abuse.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field.
• At least 3 years of experience in facilitating psychoeducational or counseling groups, providing advocacy and crisis intervention.
• Bilingual in English/Spanish, preferred.
• Proven ability to work with individuals around issues related to accountability and personal responsibility.
• Experience working with a mandated population, preferred.
• Experience providing strengths-based, non-judgmental, client-centered services.
• Knowledge of and sensitivity to the dynamics of domestic violence.
• Ability to make decisions independently based on sound judgment.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Candidates with 40-hour domestic violence training certification preferred or required completion of 40-hours of domestic violence training upon hire.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

All candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume, along with the job title to employment@jbws.org.