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Abuse and Crisis Counselor

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Maggie Sturdivant

on 14 February 2011

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Abuse and Crisis Counselor By : Maggie Sturdivant Pd: 2 Black Job Description Many people have to deal with situations that are extremely stressful and sometimes dangerous. Without someone to turn to for help, their lives would be even more difficult. That’s where abuse and crisis counselors come in. They listen to people dealing with crises or abuse and help them to resolve their issues or find a way out. Wages $30,000 to $70,000 a year
Earnings depend on employer, location, education, and responsibilities SAMPLE CAREER PATH LEVEL  1Intake WorkerEARNINGS$25,000 to $30,000 a year REQUIREMENTS• Bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field RESPONSIBILITIES Interviewing potential clients on the phone and in person; researching issues and programs; doing limited counseling of clients.

LEVEL  2Abuse / Crisis CounselorEARNINGS$30,000 to $55,000 a year REQUIREMENTS• Experience dealing with victims of abuse RESPONSIBILITIES Interviewing potential clients on the phone and in person; researching issues and programs; counseling clients; supervising other counselors

LEVEL  3Senior Abuse / Crisis CounselorEARNINGS$40,000 to $70,000 a year REQUIREMENTS• Several years of experience dealing with clients • Possibly a Master of Social Work degree RESPONSIBILITIES Interviewing potential clients on the phone and in person; researching issues and programs; counseling clients; supervising other counselors; planning, directing, and evaluating the agency’s programs and policies.
Working Conditions Abuse and crisis counselors are employed by hospitals, shelters, school boards, colleges, social service agencies, and various non-profit organizations. They work indoors in offices or counseling rooms. Education & Training In some cases, abuse and crisis counselors can find work in the field with only a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s degree programs in social work, human services, and psychology are offered by colleges across the country. Many of these programs include counseling courses. Related Occupations Addictions CounselorAdoption CounselorBereavement CounselorCareer CounselorChild and Youth WorkerClergyCommunity WorkerCredit CounselorFamily PhysicianGenetic CounselorMarriage and Family TherapistPsychiatristPsychologist Rehabilitation CounselorReligious WorkerSchool CounselorSocial Worker High School Classes Grade 9
English
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies - Geography
Health & Physical Education
Creative Arts
Family & Consumer Sciences
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Mathematics
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Business / Computers
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Science
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Social Studies
Conclusion Why I want to do this career… I want to do this career because I want to help people who have problems that the need to talk to someone about…
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