Friday, September 03, 2010

Chinese-Speaking Counselor Advocate Position Open

From Idealist:

Counselor Advocate (Chinese-Speaking)

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: New York, New York, 10002, United States
Posted by New York Asian Women's Center
Type: Full Time
Last Day to Apply: September 26, 2010
Sector: Non-profit
Language: English, Fijian, Mandarin
Area of Focus: Crime, Safety, and Victims' Issues, Law and Legal Assistance, Network of Non-Profit Organizations, Victim Support Services, Women's Issues.


Job Title: Counselor Advocate (Chinese Speaking)
Reports To: Supervisory Counselor Advocate -or- Senior Supervisory Counselor Advocate

Founded in 1982, the New York Asian Women’s Center is the first organization on the East Coast to address the issues of domestic violence in the Asian communities. With the only 24-hour multi-lingual hotline and shelter program for battered Asian women, the Center provides counseling and advocacy to Asian battered women, children who have witnessed domestic violence.

The goal of Client Services is to provide the comprehensive direct services that support the recovery of survivors and their children from domestic violence and human trafficking. The intent is for all staff contributes towards client gaining self sufficiency.

The Counselor Advocate’s primary responsibilities are to ensure all clients receive prompt and professional services and provide therapeutic support that encourages self- sufficiency and empowerment.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage a caseload of human trafficking and domestic violence clients in which one conducts assessments, empowerment counseling services, and crisis intervention.
  • Ensure that clients receive advocacy and accompaniment – either directly from the Counselor Advocate or with assistance of a volunteer - to gain rights in family and criminal court, welfare office and attorney’s offices.
  • Provide legal, immigration, entitlement and housing information and referrals.
  • Offer supportive counseling and language interpretation based on the needs of clients or appointments.
  • Ensure the quality of case files and documentations.
  • Provide office and hotline coverage in coordination with other staff.
  • Represent the Center in at least two outreach /community events per years.
  • Provide various tasks needed for the healthy functioning of the division.
  • Willing to travel and to be staffed at various community offices.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Experience with anti-violence work, the Asian community, criminal justice client advocacy, and/or human trafficking.
  • Bachelors in Psychology or related field; Masters a plus.
  • Must be Fluent in English, Mandarin, and Fuzhounese a plus.
  • Ability to be self-directing and highly motivated.
  • Flexible hours required.
How to Apply:

The New York Asian Women’s Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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