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Part Time Domestic Violence Counselor

Barrier Free Living
New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Job Title: Domestic Violence Advocate, Part Time(21 Hours), Freedom House
Job ID: 27578730
Location: Confidential – In NYC
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About Barrier Free Living
Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilities live independently
in the community. Through its various programs, BFL provides a broad range of residential and
non-residential services to disabled survivors of domestic violence. Services include case
management; housing placements; independent living skills training; occupational therapy;
short- and long-term individual counseling; advocacy within the medical, mental health, child
welfare, law enforcement, and criminal justice systems; and referrals to outside services.
About [Program]
Freedom House - a crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence - provides a safe and
confidential place that is accessible for those with or without disabilities. Freedom House offers
comprehensive services to families and single individuals in recovery from their experiences of
trauma. Services include (but are not limited to) individual and group counseling, case
management, assistance with housing and government benefits, on-site child care, occupational
therapy, medical consulting, and psychiatric services. This state-of-the-art facility is the first
completely accessible domestic violence shelter for individuals with disabilities in the country.

Role Summary
This position reports to the Director of Social Services
● Conduct phone intake interviews to assess callers for eligibility for shelter/assist with
intake process
● Provide residents with individual and group supportive counseling and safety planning
● Identify strengths and needs of individuals and families and establish individualized
service plans
● Ensure appropriate follow-up activities related to goals
● Provide comprehensive quality advocacy
● Provide crisis intervention and other services required to assist residents
● Work closely with interdisciplinary teams to provide assistance in seeking housing,
employment, child care, financial assistance, legal services and other services needed
● Regularly assess the safety and well-being of residents
● Maintain professional relationships with clients to create an atmosphere of empathy,
safety, support

● Participate in training to enhance and develop appropriate skills
● Attend individual supervision, group supervision, case conferences, and staff meetings
● Maintain accurate and timely case records utilizing the FamCare case management

● Master's degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or related fields required.
● MSW, MHC, LMSW, or LMHC strongly preferred
● Strong dedication to furthering victim and disability rights
● Demonstrate sensitivity to issues related to domestic violence and disability issues
● Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (including Excel) and skills in
database management and record-keeping
● Bilingual Spanish/English, ASL knowledge preferred
● Excellent written and verbal skills
Start Date: ASAP
Hourly Rate: $29.70
Status: Part Time 21 Hours/ 3 days a week on site/Non-Exempt
Hours per week: 21

COVID-19 Safety: To protect the health and safety of all employees, clients, residents, and
tenants of Barrier Free Living (BFL), and to comply with the directives issued by the Mayor of
the City of New York on July 26, 2021, all BFL employees must provide to HR proof that they
are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All information related to vaccine status is kept
confidential and is shared only with HR and the employee’s immediate supervisor.
Equal Opportunity: BFL provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants, with
employment based solely upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination
because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability,
pregnancy, or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic disposition or carrier status or
any other protected characteristic as established by law. BFL honors reasonable
accommodations upon request. Applicants who are contacted by BFL will have the opportunity
to share their accommodation requests. who are contacted by BFL will have the opportunity to

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New York, NY
10029 USA