Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS)

Position Title: Counselors/Therapists (full‐time, exempt)

Reports to: Director of Counseling


Established in 1977, Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service (SACIS) is an independent, not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors (and significant others) through non‐judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group counseling, and medical and legal advocacy Coles, Cumberland and Southern Clark Counties in Illinois. SACIS provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault.


  • Medical (PPO), Dental, and Vision covered at 90% by employer. Generous Holiday (15 days), Vacation (20 days/year in the first four years, 25 in the fifth year and beyond), and Sick time (12 days/year, accrual up to 60 days).
  • Salary Ranges: Bachelors $38,000 – $42,000, Masters $50,000 – $52,000, With potential for additional compensation based on experience, licensure, performance and commitment to the position.
  • Now offering a $1,000 sign on bonus.
  • Therapists and Counselors are supported in maintaining clinical licensure through reimbursement for licensure fees.
  • Paid lunch hour.
  • Opportunity for ongoing education, CEU support.
  • We are engaged in creating a healthy work life balance.
  • You will be part of a supportive and collaborative team that values your contribution and respects your expertise.
  • Persons of color and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. SACIS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.


  • Provide individual and family counseling, and support/empowerment groups for victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others.
  • Maintain a caseload of counseling clients appropriate to level of employment and program needs.
  • Assess/screen individuals to determine appropriate level of intervention and services.
  • Promptly respond to requests for counseling services and maintain intake and referral records.
  • Participate in regular supervision, consultation, program, and staff meetings.
  • Develop and maintain a network of community members and service providers.
  • Identify and participate in community events, forums, and meetings as necessary to maintain the agency’s awareness of issues impacting residents and the visibility of the agency’s services.
  • Collaborate with staff and interns from the Prevention & Training, Advocacy, and Counseling departments, in order to enhance the effectiveness of the agency’s services.
  • Maintain accurate records for client intake, counseling, non-client crisis intervention, information/referral, and other services/activities.
  • Provide counseling services at SACIS Charleston counseling office, as well as other organizations that provide us with confidential spaces.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling in area schools, when necessary.
  • Participates in an on-call staff rotation for the SACIS 24-hour crisis hotline.
  • Abides by the SACIS Policies and Procedures and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault Service Standards.
  • Performs other duties/responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Counseling Services.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, Clinical Counseling, School Counseling, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, or closely related field required.
  • While licensure such as LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC is preferred but not required, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent counseling and client assessment skills
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Comfort with giving and receiving honest, constructive feedback
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as with a team
  • A team player with a collaborative attitude who is dedicated to actively engaging in our mission
  • Previous experience addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence and working with diverse populations (BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQIA+) communities is desired
  • Completion of a minimum of 40-hours of sexual assault training by an Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault member center within 60 days of hire is required (and provided by SACIS); previous completion of the training is strongly preferred
  • General business hours with some flexibility for evening appointments/events as necessary


Submit a cover letter and resumé with three professional references to Director of Counseling, Elizabeth Amerman via email (

Selected candidates will be interviewed by a committee of SACIS staff and/or Board of Directors’ members.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until position is filled

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible


Posted September 27, 2023