Employment – Internships

Employment Opportunities


Title:  Court Advocate

Reports to:  Director of Advocacy Services

Summary:  The Court Advocate provides court advocacy to agency clients in the Bridgeview and Markham court houses.  Provides consistent information about legal options to clients by telephone and on an appointment basis.  Provides consistent and caring crisis intervention as needed in the course of providing court advocacy services to clients.  Collaborates with court advocacy staff, team leader, and designated volunteers in the criminal courts to develop and maintain effective programs.  Assists in discussions of court advocacy relevant to case management and necessary agency paperwork. Co-facilitates Legal Support Group at CCSS. Assists the Director of Advocacy Services in planning and implementation of training and educational programs for police, judges and state’s attorneys; networks with other agencies.

Interested parties should send cover letter and email to kangel@crisisctr.org


Title:  Medical Advocate I 

Part-time Exempt

Summary: Responsible for providing outreach and building relationships with other hospitals for the Medical Advocacy Program.  Provide domestic violence education and training to hospital professionals and medical staff as part of the medical-based domestic violence prevention and intervention program.  Responsible for providing medical advocacy coverage when needed at hospitals and other medical facilities. The Medical Advocate will uphold the Mission & Values of the Crisis Center for South Suburbia.

Interested parties should send cover letter and email to kangel@crisisctr.org


Title:  Therapist I

Reports to: Director of Victim Services

Summary: The Therapist I conducts psychosocial assessments on adults and children who may be exhibiting emotional and behavioral issues due to domestic violence; develops service plans with clients; provides individual, family and group evidence-based trauma informed services to children and adults; conducts educational groups and support group services and safety planning to victims of domestic violence; provides advocacy for parents and children when needed; participates in case consultations with colleagues and/or program staff regarding client progress, challenges and treatment plans; attends bi-weekly staff meetings, monthly staff meetings, and any other meetings as requested by supervisor or executive director; provides community education as needed.

Interested parties should send cover letter and email to kangel@crisisctr.org


Professional Internships

The Crisis Center offers internships for both bachelor and master level students seeking to work with domestic violence cases.

For more information on professional internships at the Crisis Center, contact us at (708) 429-7255 or info@crisisctr.org.

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