Grief, Loss, and Trauma Therapist

Family Resources is seeking a trauma-informed Grief, Loss, and Trauma Therapist. The Victims of Crime – Grief, Loss, and Trauma Therapist will provide trauma informed, survivor centered therapeutic individual, group, and family therapy to meet the therapeutic needs of survivors of homicide and other violent crimes in the communities served. This position is located in Illinois with the Homicide and Other Violent Crimes program.

Position Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30a-5p generally

Comprehensive benefits offered

Position Located in Rock Island County; also serves Henry and Mercer Counties

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive, trauma informed, survivor centered therapeutic individual, group, and family therapy to survivors of homicide and other violent crimes.
  • Develop and implement ongoing support groups throughout entire service area to meet the unique needs of individuals dealing with grief, loss, and trauma as a result of a homicide or other violent crime.
  • Support the overall SOHP with technical assistance on the unique therapeutic needs of survivors of homicide and other violent crimes.
  • Offer or collaborate with others who can offer creative/expressive therapies to survivors of homicide and other violent crimes.
  • Provide education to community members in related fields on understanding therapeutic needs of survivors of homicide and other violent crimes.
  • Ensure all appropriate documentation of client contacts
  • Actively participates in program and agency problem identification and resolution.
  • Completes job-related paperwork and data entry in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Proactively supports the development and attainment of program and agency program goals Proactively supports agency values.
  • Follows agency policy on confidentiality.
  • Keeps Supervisor informed of relevant issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Able to work flexible hours and willing to travel
  • Function effectively during tense mental & emotional situations
  • Ability to work with people of diverse racial, cultural and ethnic groups
  • Ability to work in a caring and helping manner with homicide survivors, vehicular homicide survivors, victims of violent assault, and other violent crimes.
  • Ability to be professional and represent the program in an appropriate and positive fashion. 

Qualifications

Education: Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or related field required. Licensed or license eligible preferred.

Experience: Therapeutic experience with survivors and/or grief, loss, and trauma preferred. 

Must have current proof of car insurance, able to pass driving background checks, and have reliable transportation.

Bilingual and/or bi-cultural applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

About Family Resources

At Family Resources, we believe in strengthening children, families, and individuals in our community - it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Family Resources has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, and survivor services. We recognize that these children, families, and individuals come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach them where they are right now.

Family Resources offers a comprehensive benefits package, excellent wages, and opportunities for growth & advancement!

Equal Opportunity Employer that thrives on Diversity!