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Outreach Counselor

Company: Bronson Battle Creek
Location: Battle Creek
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

A career with Bronson opens up new worlds. Cutting-edge technologies, clinical expertise and business innovations combined with individual human care and compassion are all a part of the experience.


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Outreach Counselor

Under the direction of the Sexual Assault Services Program Manager, the Outreach Counselor provides counseling and counseling related services to victims of sexual assault and their non-perpetrating significant others, including outreach counseling to victims in the rural areas of the region, and to victims of sexual assault cold cases. This employee provides support and advocacy services, collects statistics, submits reports and workers cooperatively with a variety of community agencies and volunteers, and performs other related duties as required. This employee supervises student interns at the Master's and Bachelor's levels and provides clinical supervision to volunteers and advocates.

Five-six years formal education or training required.

Master's Degree in Social Work or Human Services related field required with two years' experience in crisis intervention and counseling, with experience in sexual assault issues, including the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and to relate to survivors in a patient, empathetic and non-judgmental manner. Master's degree candidates with related experience will be considered.

Licensed master's level social work or counseling degree required, such as LMSW, LLMSW, LLPC, LPC, or licensed psychology (must be in good standing and valid in the state of Michigan).

  • Ability to cope with a high level of stress
  • Ability to make fast decisions under pressure
  • Ability to cope with anger, fear and hostility of others in a calm manner
  • Ability to manage altercations
  • Ability to cope with confrontation
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Ability to assist with problem resolution
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of patience
  • Ability to work in areas that are close and crowded
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills

Work which produces levels of mental/visual fatigue which are typical of jobs that perform a wide variety of duties with frequent and significant uncontrollable deadlines. Work may include the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT up to 40 percent of the time. The job produces some physical demands. Typical of jobs that include regular walking, standing, stooping, bending, sitting, and some lifting of light weight objects.

  • Provides counseling and counseling related services to victims of sexual assault and their non-perpetrating significant others in individual and group settings
  • Provides outreach counseling to victims within the regional service area for SAS, including Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, St. Joseph, Cass, Eaton, Barry and Branch counties.
  • Provides support, advocacy and counseling to victims of sexual assault in cold cases being investigated by cold case teams in the region, including assisting law enforcement with cold case victim notification processes.
  • Provides support and advocacy for victims of sexual assault on-site at hospitals and police departments.
  • Advocates on behalf of sexual assault victims in legal, medical, and other community settings.
  • Assists with volunteer management and on-call schedules.
  • Maintains program participant records, collects statistics, and submits reports as required.
  • Works cooperatively with program staff, volunteers, Bronson Battle Creek, Gryphon, SA/ACC, Sexual Assault Services Advisory Board, and other community agencies.
  • Supervises Master's level and Bachelor's level higher education student interns. Assists with supervision of volunteers and advocates.
  • Observes confidentiality policies regarding all clients and agency information, as well as child abuse and other related mandates.
  • Projects a positive image of SAS and Bronson Healthcare Group.
  • Keeps informed of relevant policies and other information related to sexual assault.
  • Completes sexual assault and abuse training.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing outstanding customer service in a manner that is reflective of our mission, values, and customer service standards.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintains a safe workplace by keeping work area free of hazards and correcting and/or properly reporting any safety hazards.
  • Uses correct body positioning, proper body mechanics to avoid injury, utilizes safe work practices (e.g. pushing vs. pulling, patient transfer/lifting devices, etc.) and uses personal protective equipment when necessary.


First Shift

Time Type

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Cost Center

8564 Sass (BBC)

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