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Child and Youth Counselor / Advocate

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Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
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Denver Metro
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The Child and Youth Counselor/Advocate works for the benefit of children, youth, and families impacted by domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV). The Child and Youth Counselor/Advocate provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, and individual and group counseling. The Child and Youth Counselor/Advocate plans and implements the delivery of child and youth intervention and prevention services engaging community partners, expanding resource development, providing trainings and workshops and assisting in the supervision of interns and volunteers.

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Areas of Responsibility
  • Providing individual and/or group counseling sessions to children and youth.
  • Communicate with a variety of agencies, enjoy sharing information of SPAN Child/ Youth Programs.
  • Collaborate and support SPAN programs such as Let’s Connect and Family First Prevention.
  • Collaborate and support Child & Youth Programs throughout SPAN Counseling, Shelter, Housing, Advocacy, & Education departments, including direct services, prevention initiatives, curriculum development, and community outreach and collaboration.
  • Coordinates with SPAN departments on training and supervision of volunteers regarding the Child & Youth Program.
  • Ensure services and resources are available in Spanish and English and are culturally relevant addressing barriers to service engagement and retention.
  • Organize Child & Youth Program special events, summer programs, and school-based activities.
  • Ensures rapid responses to child & youth referrals and manages child & youth counseling wait list.
  • Recruits and manages Child & Youth Program volunteers; manage Child/Youth related in-kind donation.
  • Participates in meetings with the SPAN internal and community meetings.
  • Manages and enters clients, event, and community contacts data.
  • Provides other assistance, as designated by the Counseling Program Director and the Executive Director, to support the overall goals of the department and organization. 
  • 4-year degree in counseling, or a related field, or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Experience working with IPV, and domestic violence is strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge and/or experience with trauma-informed, strength-based, and client-centered practices; resources available to survivors of violence; positive youth development preferred.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and clinical/intervention skills.
  • Experience with the dynamics of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, trauma-informed service delivery, and resources available to survivors of violence is preferred.
  • Working knowledge in community engagement and collaboration.
  • Excellent organizational skills, problem solving, written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize work and tasks.
  • Working knowledge or experience working from a social justice perspective, particularly gender violence and intersectionality of racism, classism, LGBTQ issues, and other forms of oppression.
  • Requires adaptability to produce and meet deadlines in a fast paced, multi-task and changing environment, with frequent pressure related to meeting deadlines and scheduling requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must have good negotiation skills and the ability to handle sensitive information with diplomacy.
  • The nature of this position requires safeguarding against the release of confidential and proprietary information of SPAN and its clients.
  • Days with occasional extended workdays, including evenings.
  • Great computer skills including Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms.
  • Adaptability to produce and meet deadlines in a fast paced, multi-task and changing environment, with frequent pressure related to meeting deadlines and scheduling requirements.

This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $38,500 - $39,195 annually, depending on experience; an additional $100/month ($1,200/annually) is provided for Spanish-language proficiency.


Compensation also includes our standard benefit package, including a medical plan, dental plan, retirement plan, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, and Employee Assistance Program.

How To Apply

We like to receive electronic applications but will accept applications by mail. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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