Being a Bilingual Licensed Counselor -Sexual Violence at HAWCC you will be responsible for providing services with a trauma-informed, evidence-based, and client-centered approach to adult survivors of sexual violence. The Bilingual Licensed Counselor will facilitate group and individual counseling services at HAWC Survivor Empowerment Centers located in strategically identified locations in the Houston community and remotely from home.
Three days per week 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Two days per week 11:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.
Local Travel: 25%
Our Total Compensation Package:
Starting Pay Rate: $63,407 annually
Pay schedule bi-monthly
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance Programs
Generous Paid time Off- 11 paid holidays per year, 3 personal holidays per year, 15 paid Vacation days per year, Approx 7 hours per month of accrued Sick days
401K the agency matches 125% of employee contributions up to 4% of the annual salary of a full-time employee
Company paid Life Insurance
Company paid Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Working at Houston Area Women’s center gives you a rewarding experience in which our diverse team of employees work together as part of the empowerment of a survivor’s life and at the same time part of a much larger mission. We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard. Every day we continue to embed diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity in everything we do as we provide service to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
The Requirements We are Seeking:
Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work required
Licensed by the State of Texas and in good standing: LMSW, LMFT, or LPC
Minimum of Three years counseling experience working with adults.
Minimum of Six months experience working with groups.
Proven staff leadership and decision making required
You have a validTexas driver’s license with a good driving record; reliable transportation; ability to travel to off-site locations utilizing personal transportation, if applicable
What you deliver in this role:
You provide group and individual counseling services to survivors of sexual violence at agency locations in communities and virtually reduce barriers commonly encountered by individuals within this population.
You work cooperatively with other staff to ensure optimal utilization of resources and efficient management of program.
You will perform mandatory Reporting: report suspected and prior abuse/neglect to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services when appropriate.
You advocate at HAWC and other agencies on behalf of clients.
You communicate concerns about clients to the supervisor.
You maintain accurate records and appropriate documentation of services.
You implement all program evaluations to ensure effective programming.
You help break down barriers, Mobile Advocacy is required, this includes meeting the client in the community, work, or other safe places, etc., and accompanying clients to appointments as needed.
Other duties/projects may be assigned.
What Skills and Assets you bring, and more:
Bilingual in both English and Spanish, able to fluently read, speak, and write in both languages.
You have strong communication skills
You have great organization skills
Understanding and sensitivity towards the issues of sexual and domestic violence.
Ability and willingness to work evenings and week-ends as needed
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, and Excel)
You can work independently and well with others
You have some background in non-profit
When you work here at HAWC you make an impact not just in the lives of the survivors and the people you help, but also make an impact in our own lives and our community. We learn and grow with a purpose where we strive to work for a common cause, which is to end domestic and sexual violence for ALL.
The Houston Area Women's Center serves thousands of women, children and families each year escaping domestic violence, sexual assault or sex trafficking. We help survivors transform their lives, free from violence. Because of their courage, we are convinced that this crisis can and must be stopped.