Trauma Specialist (La Crosse & Trempealeau County)

Application deadline: August 31, 2020

Employer: New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers

Location: La Crosse & Whitehall, WI

Individuals of color/from systematically oppressed populations are strongly encouraged to apply. New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals who are dedicated to helping others, collaborative team based approach and upholding our mission.

New Horizons requires all persons to complete an application, cover letter and resume to be submitted when applying for any position within the organization. If all 3 items are not included, the candidate will not be considered for an interview.

Primary responsibilities

  • Responsible for providing clientele with emergency and follow-up strength-based counseling services
  • Assessment of individual needs
  • Treatment for individual counseling needs
  • Ensures appropriate and timely record keeping
  • Facilitates support groups
  • Participates in public education work
  • Maintains a clean office and communal space
  • Attends and participates in full staff meetings, outreach meetings, direct service meetings and monthly meetings with the executive director
  • Is present at functions and fundraisers of the organization


  • Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work required
  • Maintenance of licensure and individual liability insurance required
  • Education / Understanding of trauma counseling; AODA issues, crisis response, recovery, assessment and experiences with treatment planning required
  • Positive and professional image required
  • Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail and commitment to excellence required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously required
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking preferred

Agency responsibilities


New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers provide safety and services to adults and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse so that they can make decisions about their lives in a supportive, nonjudgmental and empowering atmosphere. We promote the concepts of non-violence and equality through intervention, prevention and education.

Application instructions

The following application materials are needed for consideration:

  • Completed employment application at the bottom of this page
  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressed to Hiring Manager

Incomplete applications, or applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will NOT be considered.

Completed applications may be submitted via email as an attachment to:, or by U.S. Mail to New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers, Attn: Amanda Patton, 1223 Main St., La Crosse, WI 54601.

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled or the application deadline has passed.

Application deadline: August 31, 2020

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To apply, please follow the instructions in the posting above.

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