Bilingual Latinx Counselor

Hope Of Ogle County   Rochelle, IL   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on June 18, 2022
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$21.00/hr. Full or Part-Time 32-40 hrs/wk.

Retirement- 5% Matching, Health Insurance reimbursement, vacation, holiday, health days, life insurance, dental vision and professional training.

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Contact Delphine Hernandez with any questions. 815-562-4323





Rochelle IL

HOPE of Ogle County is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and compassionate individual to work with clients at HOPE of Ogle County as a Bilingual Domestic Abuse Counselor. The counseling position will focus on Spanish-speaking and or Latinx victims and survivors. Everyday responsibilities include providing crisis intervention on the 24-hour helpline, supporting victims and survivors with counseling, and facilitating referrals and linkages of victims to community resources to raise up survivors of domestic abuse. There will also be opportunities to facilitate community education presentations about domestic abuse and HOPE of Ogle County services to service providers in the local area.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to Delphine Hernandez through Indeed. Only applicants who have submitted both a resume and cover letter will be considered. References also required.


  • Provide confidential domestic abuse counseling, support, education, and information with an emphasis to immigrant and Latinx and Spanish-speaking clients through crisis walk-in and in-person sessions.
  • Provide periodic courtroom advocacy for Spanish speaking clients.
  • Educate clients on VAWA immigration law and provide referrals and advocacy to immigration services.
  • Provide community presentations about domestic abuse, healthy relationships and HOPE of Ogle County services.
  • Provide domestic violence support and education to clients and others who contact the agency.
  • Available to provide counseling services, economic advocacy, immigrant resources, referrals and education at outreach office and at the main facility.
  • Provide crisis line response.
  • Document direct service and maintain client records in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide transportation in accordance with HOPE of Ogle County’s Personnel Policies to assist clients with access to resources.


  • Participate and complete 40-Hour Certified Domestic Violence Training
  • Maintain confidentiality of all clients and uphold duties as a mandated reporter of child abuse and Adult Protective Services reporting.
  • Initiate contact with education systems, community groups, businesses, providers and other groups to acquaint them with HOPE of Ogle County and the prevention services we provide.
  • Schedule presentations to address specific needs/concerns of groups on topics associated with domestic and dating violence with an emphasis in serving the Latinx population.
  • Participate in continuing education, training and follow developments in the field of domestic violence and immigrant survivors
  • Maintain client records, service plans, and other paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Participate in the training of staff and volunteers for 40 Hour Domestic Violence training


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in social service, mental health or related field
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, in English and Spanish
  • Ability to set limits and priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Complete 40 Hours of Domestic Violence certified training
  • Submit to a Criminal Background check
  • Submit to CANTS (DCFS) Background Check


  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to drive a car and maintain auto insurance
  • Ability to use standard phone and door answering equipment
  • Ability to effectively use a computer

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time

Salary: $21 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 6-8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

Our agency currently has procedures in place to best protect the safety of our clients and staff. Masks are required at this time.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and clients are required to wear a mask in shared spaces.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Rochelle, IL 61068: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Spanish (Required)

Work Location: One location

Hope Of Ogle County

Rochelle , IL