Counselor Advocate

Allentown 18103, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, a non-profit working to eliminate domestic violence in the Lehigh Valley, is seeking an energetic, self-motivated professional to fill its Counselor Advocate position. This is a full-time, non-exempt position starting in the low $30k’s with excellent benefits, including competitive wages, health and life insurance. This flexible position requires evenings and some weekends. Perfect for a mission-oriented person who has excellent customer-service skills, is a team player but can work independently, and enjoys flexibility in the work-environment.

The Counselor Advocate is responsible for providing supportive counseling to victims and significant others who are negatively impacted by domestic violence victimization. The work involves providing direct service to clients. These services include options counseling, client advocacy, crisis counseling, shelter communications, and information and referral inclusive of both adults and children.

Must have BA in social work, psychology or related field experience, plus two years’ experience in a social service agency. A Master’s degree preferred. Must have experience and knowledge of social casework principles and methods, basic counseling and listening skills, knowledge of the issues surrounding domestic/partner violence. Must have the ability to deal with/and relate to all people of various and diverse backgrounds in a fair and non-judgmental manner. Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Preferred candidate will be bilingual in Spanish and English.

All interested parties must submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Turning Point of Lehigh Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Operations Director Nina McCarthy

E-Mail: [email protected]


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I have been having a lot of conversation with my masters students about the role nonprofits might play in the fight for social justice.  Obviously, there are nonprofits whose explicit mission is all about social justice, working on behalf of a group being denied that essential American promise of the ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness, and all that entails.  For those nonprofits, there is no question, but only up to a point:  the point at which the current fight doesn’t fit within the parameters of their mission.  Then they are in the same boat as the vast majority.

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