Trafficking Therapist/Educator

Nonprofit Social Services

The Domestic Violence program at Unity House of Troy uses a trauma-informed approach to gain a complete understanding of the impact of events and ways to improve consumer engagement with healthier outcomes.

The Therapist we are looking for will recognize trauma symptoms and acknowledge the widespread impact that trauma may have had. The Therapist will provide individual therapeutic counseling for adult victims of domestic violence via home visits, in-office appointments, and telehealth in rural and urban areas of Albany and Rensselaer County and regional areas. As the Therapist, you will advise on safety planning, resource linkages and coordinate with internal and external providers. In addition, you will engage in program development and case planning based on the Trauma-Informed Care approach.

The Therapist will work on a collaborative trafficking team. The Therapist will be responsible for performing individual and group counseling for individuals impacted by any form of trafficking, both children and adults. In addition, the Therapist will attend community events, perform street outreach, and perform community trainings and interventions.

Ideal candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills. Also, the candidate should be able to develop and maintain relationships with community partners, work independently, and complete all necessary data collection and competition.

Please make sure you have: LCSW, LMSW, or LMHC (supervision provided) and 2-4 years prior Master's level experience providing individual therapeutic counseling and facilitating groups is required. Previous experience working with domestic violence, mental health or substance abuse clients is preferred. Must have reliable transportation and a valid/current New York State Driver License with an acceptable driving record as determined by our company's liability insurance policy.

You may be eligible for: Generous time off, holidays, medical/dental/vision, 403b after two years, gym, tuition and cell phone discounts, 50% reduction in childcare tuition at A Child's Place, and working for an agency that cares about their employees and community.

Unity House is a Rensselaer County-based human service agency that provides a wide range of services to meet the otherwise unmet needs of people in our community who are hurting and struggling. We assist those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with developmental delays. We work to achieve social justice in our community and to create a better understanding of those we serve.

As An Equal Opportunity Employer, we commit ourselves to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, sex, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics national origin, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, military status, pregnancy related condition, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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