Position: Family Violence Prevention Program



General Description: The Counselor/Educator provides services to family violence victims and
perpetrators. Services may be provided through one-on-one counseling, group work, phone
crisis counseling, information and referral to other appropriate community programs, using a
case management model. The Division of Indian Work provides culturally based support
systems to American Indian youth and families, encouraging educational, psychological, social
and spiritual growth in a multi-cultural urban environment.


In carrying out the philosophy, goals and policies established by the Division of Indian Work
Board of Directors, the Counselor/Educator will be responsible for:


1. Services to be provided may include:
2. Intake
3. Advocacy, both personal and legal
4. Counseling and education
5. Crisis phone counseling
6. Group work
7. Primary responsibility for maintaining a client caseload
8. Assessment and case plan development
9. Provide information and referrals
10. Assist in training interns.
j. Work cooperatively with other staff in order to best serve clients/program
k. Network with other similar programs/agencies in order to increase access to a
wide array of services for American Indian parents.



 Data collection–maintain appropriate statistical data:
1. for case management
2. for funding purposes
3. for billing/invoicing purposes
4. for progress reports

Attend DIW staff meetings and attend supervision and team meetings


 Public Relations
1. Prepare articles and/or other written materials for media as directed.
2. Participate in community education on family violence issues
3. Participate in appropriate community task forces and/or committees as approved by
the Executive Director.

1. Four-year degree in Social Work or related field plus 2 years experience.
2. Knowledge of and sensitivity to American Indian people and culture.
3. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
4. Must be flexible in varied working situations.
5. Must be able to model violence free behavior
6. Must have a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and a vehicle for work.
7. Ability to sit for up to 1 hour(s) and to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.


This is a full time exempt position, which includes vacation, sick leave, medical/dental
insurance, pension, and other benefits as provided by the Division of Indian Work.
Salary: DOQ
Email Louise Matson at lmatson@diw-mn.org


To learn more visit https://www.diw-mn.org/

The Division of Indian Work has a diverse work environment which we sought and desire. As
such, we are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.