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Clinician for Victims of Domestic Violence; Crisis Counselor

CHOICES Columbus, OH Full-Time
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The Clinician serves as a direct service provider to adult clients by offering consultation, counseling, referral and advocacy to clients who do not require residential services. This person is responsible for the development of program linkages and liaison with appropriate agencies, the coordination and delivery of service to clients.  The Clinician is to maintain professional standards as outlined by the NASW Code of Ethics through coordination and delivery of services, and relations with staff and with the public.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide consults to determine initial client needs and desire to enter counseling.

  • Provide complete and accurate diagnostic assessments/psychosocial histories.

  • Provide with the client Individualized Service Plans (ISE) with measurable/attainable goals/objectives, as well as advocacy and appropriate referrals as needed.

  • Provide on-going counseling focused on the ISP goals/objectives, as well as advocacy and appropriate referrals as needed.

  • Assist clients in increasing their self-worth, strengths and ability to control and take responsibility for their decisions and their future.

  • Participate in bi-weekly supervision with Clinical Supervisor including once a year observation. 

  • Participate in monthly group supervisor, quarterly Peer Review meetings and schedule continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Maintain complete and accurate client files in accordance with agency standards and timelines.

  • Enhance and maintain open and effective cross-team communication/cooperation.

  • Participate in the implementation/facilitation of Continuous Quality Improvement.

  • Maintain appropriate intro and inter-agency documentation.

  • Act as a liaison with other social systems, including hospitals/medical facilities.

  • Acts as a community and agency representative and educator to increase community awareness of domestic violence.

  • Represent CHOICES on appropriate community communities.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling; LISW or LPCC Required


  • Experience with Crisis Intervention, Case Management and Advocacy

  • Minimum of one-year experience in providing direct service with some knowledge of domestic violence preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations and demonstrate sensitivity to women’s issues

  • Knowledge of DV, community resources and ability to engage clients experiencing trauma

  • Commitment and ability to work as a team with diverse staff, volunteers and clients; using a Trauma-informed Care, approach, preferred

  • Sensitivity to the needs of agency clients and ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Strong oral and written skills

  • Knowledge of human service delivery systems and systems advocacy

  • Ability to work independently and as part of team to deliver services

  • Knowledge of basic computer skills

Other Requirements:

Valid Ohio driver’s license, access to reliable insured transportation and ability to meet LSS insurance standards required

Recommended skills

Social Work
Crisis Intervention
Case Management
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