The City of Houston SENIOR COUNSELOR / ACE-HT Service Navigator in Houston, Texas

SENIOR COUNSELOR / ACE-HT Service Navigator

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SENIOR COUNSELOR / ACE-HT Service Navigator

Salary

$46,176.00 - $47,181.00 Annually

Location

Texas, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

Mayor's Office

Job Number

20929

Closing

3/13/2019 12:00 AM Central

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POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications Accepted From: All Persons Interested

Posting Number: PN # 20929

Division: Human Trafficking

Reporting Location: 1717 Congress Ave

Workdays & Hours: Monday - Friday 8:AM - 5:00 PM*

*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The ACE-HT Service Navigator serves as the primary point person for providing specialized services to victims of human trafficking that have been identified through a variety of partners. The Service Navigator will also be responsible for building capacity within various partner programs to identify victims of human trafficking. The specialized services include crisis intervention, assessment and service planning to victims with a specialized emphasis on providing coordinated access and support to those seeking non-emergency shelter housing options. The position helps victims address the healthcare, social, financial and safety problems related to their exploitation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

  • Provide specialized, trauma – informed services to all victims of human trafficking.

  • Respond to identified victims of human trafficking to provide any necessary crisis intervention as well as initial needs assessment.

  • Assist in development of an individualized service plan that emphasizes safety and autonomy and link with existing case management and legal services as necessary.

  • Respond to community partners, including emergency shelters, who have identified victims of human trafficking resulting from standardized screening protocol.

  • Provide direct clinical service to ACE-HT clients.

  • Provide specialized training on a variety of topics to assist service and housing providers in responding to human trafficking, providing trauma informed care and any other topic related to developing a comprehensive approach.

  • Work collaboratively with existing anti-trafficking network in the Houston area.

  • Provide consultation for case managers, shelter and housing providers, law enforcement, community-based partners, family members and other individuals as indicated by the client's plan of care.

  • Attend staff meetings, seminars and professional conferences.

  • Maintain appropriate and accurate records for grant reporting and evaluation purposes.

  • May be required to drive COH Fleet vehicles, be insurable and complete any City of Houston driving training.

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort in a normal office environment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Requires a Bachelor's degree in a social or behavioral science, such as Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counseling.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Three years of professional experience in counseling or related social services work are required.

A Master's degree in a social or behavioral science may substitute for two years of the experience requirement.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

A valid Texas Driver License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

Preferences shall be given to those that are Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in the State of Texas. Preferences will also be given to those with TF-CBT Certification and to those with experience in providing direct service. Preferences will also be given to those who speak Spanish and / or Chinese.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED No

Department may administer skills assessment test

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION Yes

This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

GRANT FUND POSITION

Grants & Special Funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employees may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

SALARY INFORMATION

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Grant Funded Position: 1 year grant funded position, grant may be renewed an additional 2 years.

PAY GRADE: 22

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (phone number).

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-7222. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.

Benefits include:

• Medical

• Dental

• Vision

• Wellness

• Life insurance

• Long-term disability

• Retirement pension

• 457 deferred compensation plan

• Employee Assistance Program

• 10 days of vacation each year

• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday

• Flexible schedules

• Professional development opportunities

• Transportation/parking plan

• Section 125 pretax deductions

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan

• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account

For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html

01

Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Which best describes your education?

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree or Beyond

  • None of the Above

03

Which are of concentration did you obtain your degree?

  • Sociology

  • Psychology

  • Social Work

  • Counseling

  • My degree concentration is not listed

  • I have no degree

04

Which of the following best describes your professional experience in counseling or related social services

  • Less than 1 year experience

  • 1 years, but less than 2 years

  • 2 years, but less than 3 years

  • 3 years, but less than 4 years

  • More than 4 years

  • I have no professional experience in counseling or related social services

05

Are you a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Are you a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Are you trained or familiar with trauma informed therapies and approaches?

  • Yes

  • No

08

If you answered yes to question # 7, please list the agencies where you worked and / or had training with trauma informed therapies and approaches.

09

How many years of experience do you have with DBT, CBT, trauma informed therapies and approaches?

  • Less than 2 years' experience

  • 2 years, but less than 3 years

  • More than 3 years

  • I am not trained in or familiar with DBT, CBT, trauma informed therapies and approaches

10

Do you have a valid TF-CBT Certification?

  • Yes

  • No

11

How many years of experience do you have working directly with victims of sexual assault?

  • Less than 2 years' experience

  • 2 years, but less than 3 years

  • More than 3 years

  • I have not worked directly with victims of sexual assault

12

Have you had any direct service experience with victims of labor or sex trafficking?

  • Less than 2 years' experience

  • 2 years, but less than 3 years

  • More than 3 years

  • I have not had any direct service experience with victims of labor or sex trafficking

13

Please select which language you are fluent (read/write/speak). (Check all that apply)

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Vietnamese

  • Other

  • None of the above

14

Do you have a valid / unexpired Driver License?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question