SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s mission is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. SafeHaven formed in 2006 through a merger of Women’s Haven and The Women’s Shelter. SafeHaven’s two emergency shelters, one in Arlington and one in Fort Worth, accommodate a combined 174 women and children, making SHTC one of the largest shelters in Texas.
Clinical Counselor / Play Therapist – FWCC
To Apply: www.safehaventc.org
Summary: Assess and counsel child(ren) victims who identify themselves as victims of abuse.
• Assess and counsel victims who identify themselves as victims of abuse.
• Provide specialized services as dictated by grants and client needs, such as, but not limited to bilingual translation, community outreach, networking and life skills instruction.
• Interview and register clients for counseling program services. Assess needs and refer clients to appropriate agency programs and outside support services as needed.
• Establish a schedule that designates 70% of time to direct client contact.
• Document client activity and appropriate information in client files and into the agency database.
• Provide individual and/or group interventions at agency services sites as assigned by the supervisor.
• Participate with the Educator/Case manager to provide community awareness education.
• Comply with all agency and HHSC record keeping procedures and policies.
• Work with allied social service providers in the community, and attend meeting in the community as requested by the supervisor.
• Collaborate with colleagues in the shelter and outreach programs to assure continuity of care for families.
• Complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner.
• Must be able to work flexible hours including nights and occasional weekends.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree (M.S.) in Counseling, Social Work or related field. Knowledge of crisis intervention, assessment, counseling, social work theory and ethics. One to two years experience with individual counseling and/or family interventions. Experience in family violence and knowledge of family violence theory is preferred.