top of page

Licensed Professional Counselor

Job Type



Retirement, Health Insurance Allocation, 8 ½ Paid Holidays, Vacation Time and Sick Time

Responsible to 

Executive Director

General Purpose of Position

To provide support and/or counseling to sheltered and non-sheltered clients as well as community education outreach.

A master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree in clinical social work is required. Applicant must be a licensed counselor in South Dakota or working toward a South Dakota license. Experience working with domestic violence clients preferred.

· Effective written and oral communication skills

· Plan and organize work for maximum effectiveness and efficiency

· Be a team member

· Demonstrate effective public communications and public relations skills

· Think logically and make practical decisions

· Be welcoming and accepting to clients and the public, by telephone and in person

· Respond to a high degree activity, keeping composure and self-control

· Demonstrate initiative, accept responsibility, and participate in active problem solving

· Be a positive role model

· Demonstrate physical and emotional stamina to effectively handle job related issues and stress

· Demonstrate enthusiasm, personal energy, and endurance

· Abide by ethical standards and professional licensing organization

· Possess awareness of cross cultural diversity

First Response

· Respond to crisis telephone calls, law enforcement calls, crisis counseling requests, and emergency medical needs

· Make appropriate referrals to other service agencies

Client Support

· Respond to the needs of clients, by providing counseling, basic and emergency needs, and transportation

· Provide and model client advocacy


· Provide individual counseling

· Facilitate support groups

· Participates in client staffing activities

· Complete intake, determine treatment plan, and maintain progress notes of counseling clients in consultation with the administration and counseling staff

Education, Outreach, and Advocacy

· Assist with training and supervision of team, interns, and volunteers

· Represent Beacon Center at community organizations

· Provide education on issues of abuse through outreach activities

· Participates in outreach with underserved populations

Team Member Responsibilities

· Articulate and adhere to the mission and vision of Beacon Center

· Know and consistently follow Beacon Center policies and procedures

· Attend assigned meetings and trainings

· Work hours as scheduled

· Answer door and phone

· Other duties deemed necessary and appropriate by the Executive Director or designee

· Provide ancillary services

· Completes paperwork in a timely manner



Job Responsibilities

bottom of page