Prevention Educator/Counselor - CHIPS - Children's of AL Featured Job

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Chips Clinic
  • Full-time - Day shift - 8:00am-4:30pm - Mon-Fri
  • Clinical Professional
  • Req #: 317919
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CHIPS Prevention Education/Counselor

Job Summary:

Provides and coordinates educational sexual abuse sessions to schools based on Erin’s Law Mandate. Must be comfortable presenting in-person and virtually to children and adults. Also provides and coordinates community outreach programs. This position will also have a small counseling caseload determined by the director of CHIPS.

Responsibilities include:

Coordinates and provides prevention education presentations in various school systems.

Coordinates resources to be mailed to various schools.

Maintains a close working relationship with schools and schedules presentations to meet the needs of the school systems.

 Provides educational presentations for professionals.

Provides child abuse education for residents and interns, medical students, and other professionals as needed. 

Provides educational presentations for the community.

Coordinates and participates in community resource fairs

Maintains data and spreadsheet to complete monthly report, information for Community Benefits reports and completes Erin’s Law reporting summary annually.

Participates in leading tours and educational presentations at the CHIPS Center/COA.

 Provides crisis intervention for child abuse victims at the CHIPS Center.

Provides Counseling Services-caseload to be determined by the director-Counseling caseload include intakes (and documentation of intakes), appropriate screenings including suicide, intervention and support, referrals, follow up documentation of session, psychosocial assessment, court testimony, and multidisciplinary coordination of services for CHIPS patients.

Participates in fundraising events as requested by director

Other duties as determined by the director


  • Masters’ degree in Counseling, Psychology or Social Work required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the field of child abuse preferred.
  • Knowledge of counseling techniques, family systems and play therapy.
  • Knowledge and experience with trauma informed care preferred.

Licensure, Certifications and/or Registries:

Professional License in area of specialty is required. ALC, LPC, LMSW, LICSW

Additional Information

About the Children's of Alabama CHIPS Center

The CHIPS Center (Children’s Hospital Intervention and Prevention Services) was established in 1995 to meet the needs of children and families affected by suspected child abuse.  Our multidisciplinary team provides forensic medical exams, counseling for child and/or non-offending caregivers, and siblings as needed, social work services, case management assessments, prevention education, court support and court testimony.

Our CHIPS Team consists of Physicians, SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers and Counselors.

CHIPS mission is approaching child abuse and neglect with healing and hopeful hearts.



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