Center on Halsted Anti Violence Program provides a range of direct services Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer and/or HIV-affected victims and survivors of violence, particularly hate, sexual, and police violence; intimate partner violence; and discrimination.
In addition, this individual will expected to provide strength based and trauma informed individual, group, couples, and family LGBTQ competent therapy.
Maintain State of Illinois Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, or Clinical Professional Counselor License
Maintain all data for the program
Work with the Grant Writer to submit all grant-related reports for the program
Draft monthly program reports
Draft and track program budget
Contribute to the grant writing process
Leadership and Management
Ensure that the program is operating within a social justice, equity based framework
Ensure anti-violence and advocacy efforts are grounded in knowledge of direct service and the obstacles for LGBTQ survivors
Supervise AVP Coordinator. Ensure that AVP Coordinator tracks and maintains data for the AVP project.
Clinically supervise 1-2 practicum students
Participate in Strategic Plan implementation
Maintain a caseload of individual clients, couples, and/or groups
Maintain accurate, confidential, HIPPA compliant, timely records, reports and files
Provide crisis intervention services; such services include, but are not limited to the following: short term crisis counseling, advocacy, and providing referrals
Coordinate the citywide LGBTQ Trauma Coalition
Participate in the National Coalition of Anti Violence Programs
Serve as a COH representative in the community with stakeholders and serve on appropriate committees, coalitions and task forces
Work closely with the Director of Community and Culture by planning and building buy-in from the larger community through events addressing Social Issues impacting LGBTQ survivors and the community as a whole
This job description is not a comprehensive list of all of the possible job-related responsibilities, tasks and duties that are required of this position. Center on Halsted reserves the right to change any and all of the employee’s responsibilities, tasks and duties.
Results – proven track record of exceeding goals; bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement; ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget
Strategic Vision and Agility – ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them into the organizational plan
Leadership and Organization – exceptional capacity to manage and lead people; a team builder who is able to scale up a program; ability to connect to staff on an individual level and in group contexts; ability to develop and empower leaders
Action Oriented – enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stances when necessary
Personal qualities integrity, credibility, accountability and commitment to the mission of Center on Halsted.
Flexible can work in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrates resourcefulness.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer sensitivity.
Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.
We work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment with ...programs and services for the entire community. Our programs range from volleyball, dance performances and cooking classes to rapid HIV testing, group therapy and vocational training. In addition, we partner regularly with other organizations and groups from across Chicago and the nation to provide additional programming for the community.
Free wi-fi access is available throughout the building including our lobby, reading library and our rooftop terrace. We also offer meeting and reception space, with special discounts for non-profit community groups.
Center on Halsted advances community and secures the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland.
A thriving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, living powerfully in supportive inclusive environments