Sexual Assault Adult Counselor

The Survivor Services Sexual Abuse Counselor will provide comprehensive sexual abuse services to all survivors of sexual abuse in the identified service area. The Sexual Abuse Counselor will provide client-centered, trauma-informed, age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive, in-person counseling and therapy to support clients in the recovery process. The Sexual Abuse Counselor will utilize a variety of intervention techniques in order to assist the client in meeting his or her goals of counseling. In addition, this position will provide outreach, awareness, and training to the communities in the areas served to ensure survivors have access to services. This position will provide in-person and over-the-phone crisis intervention and advocacy as needed.

Position Hours: M-F 8:30a-5p generally

Position Location: Covers Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties; on-call shifts required. 

Comprehensive benefits offered

COVID-19 Precautions: Employees' & Clients' health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance here at Family Resources. We follow recommended CDC guidelines by social distancing, temperature checks and COVID-19 screenings, frequent hand washing, disinfecting, and sanitizing procedures in place, and the requirement of wearing of facial coverings provided and required plus addition PPE available.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure free, voluntary, non-discriminatory, accessible services for all clients.
  • Provides client-centered, trauma-informed counseling services to clients in program
  • Provide targeted professional outreach, training and technical assistance to increase identification and referral for services as well as a trauma informed response when survivors disclose sexual abuse.
  • Act as a liaison to schools when appropriate for children and youth who are survivors.
  • Provide support and guidance to parents/significant others of sexual abuse survivors on a one on one basis to learn ways to best support the survivor.
  • Provide advocacy and support services during court proceedings, medical exams, and/or investigations (child welfare and law enforcement).
  • Provide on call 24 hour direct service on a pre-scheduled rotating basis with other staff members outside of normal office hours.
  • Keep an open flexible schedule to meet the needs of the community, survivors, and the program.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with individuals and community members in the service area.
  • Complete annual continuing education requirements to ensure certification as a Sexual Abuse Counselor with Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
  • Possess the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied culture, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identify.
  • Demonstrates civil and respectful behaviors valued within the organization.
  • Attends all community meetings determined to be essential.
  • Provides and accepts ideas and suggestions in a constructive and helpful manner.
  • Exhibits good teamwork; is approachable cooperative, sets clear expectations for self and contributes to an overall positive and productive work/team environment
  • Takes initiative in problem solving and utilizes resources such as team members and community resources to assist in addressing client/volunteer issues that arise.
  • Provides support and input to team members that is helpful in finding solutions and allows for a team approach to solving barriers and challenges.
  • Possess the ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/ needs.
  • Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results. .
  • Strives for excellence in performance by upholding established ethical standards and upholding program values.
  • Provides timesheet documentation for all funding sources related to the position.
  • Inputs daily services into the data entry system by the noted deadline each week.
  • Is able to assess effectiveness of services provided and make adjustments to service delivery if needed.
  • Understanding of the issues related to the decision making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.
  • Identifies, obtains, and organizes relevant data and ideas.
  • Utilizes feedback from various sources in order to improve the quality of services offered. Sources such as survey, volunteer, community, and team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in crisis counseling, counseling, therapy, social work or psychology (Human Services field) or a license in counseling, psychology or social work; Master's degree preferred. 

Experience: 3 years of experience working in human services field with survivor services experience 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!