The Salvation Army

  • Counselor, Preventive Services (Full-time)

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army is Hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do good in their own community.


    The Supervised Visitation Program has an immediate opening for a Preventive Services Counselor. This program offers both on and off-site supervised visitation and preventive services for non-custodial parents and their children in a highly structured environment.


    This position provides supervised visits and related services to families involved in the foster care and court system. The Preventive Services Counselor will assist families in meeting the goal of family reunification as appropriate.


    The Salvation Army offers a truly excellent benefits package to eligible employees, including:

    • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, vacation & sick time, and personal days.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with Low Cost Employee Premiums, Co-Pays, and Deductibles
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Sprint and Verizon Wireless Discounts
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program





    Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide supervised visits to families where children have been removed for abuse or neglect.
    • Provision of case management and counseling to program participants
    • Completing required documentation in compliance with state & county regulations and organizational policies
    • Recommend appropriate support services for families, such as parenting classes, anger management, mental health substance abuse treatment, etc.


    • Bachelors’ Degree in social services related field AND minimum 1-2 years’ case work experience with children and families required.
    • Excellent communications skills both verbal and written.
    • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and computer research abilities.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Ability to manage difficult families.
    • Comfortable working independently while working in a team environment.
    • Prior experience with NYS Connections program preferred.


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