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Domestic Violence Therapist
Title:Domestic Violence Therapist

Purpose:  The Domestic Violence Therapist will provide individual counseling intervention services to all survivors of and/or witness to intimate partner violence and child abuse, ensuring that all services provided are Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Focused. Therapist will also facilitate support groups for survivors and their families.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide direct and indirect crisis intervention and individual therapy to survivors of intimate partner violence and child abuse.
  • Facilitate domestic violence support groups.
  • Provide referrals for additional services as needed.
  • Maintain clinical records (assessment, treatment planning, case notes, and discharges) according to current accreditation and licensing standards.
  • Be responsible for the preparation and timely submission of any and all forms required by local, state, and federal organizations in regards to grants, licensure, or certification.
  • Build and maintain a cohesive atmosphere among other departments.
  • Actively engage in public relations, to develop professional relationships with other community resources and service agencies, and assist in community collaborations in order to provide excellent services to clients.
  • Ensure Trauma-Informed and trauma-focused care is maintained throughout services.
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary to support the mission of the YWCA.


  • Completed Master’s Degree in mental health counseling, psychology, social work, or related field required.
  • Licensure in mental health, social work, marriage & family therapy, or related field required.
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications
  • Crisis Intervention Training


Knowledge and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and training in trauma-related curriculum.
  • At least 2 years of counseling experience with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.
  • Extensive knowledge of domestic violence issues and patterns, and their effects on men, women, and children. Staying updated on new therapy modalities and treatments.
  • Proven ability to effectively and respectfully interact with diverse populations, including clients, co-workers, and agency.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, networking, team building, and public speaking.                       
  • Strong customer service skills with ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide range of people. Unequivocal commitment to pluralism.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion when handling potentially confidential or sensitive manners.
  • Strong time management skills; ability to take initiative to solve problems and work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • 1-3 years of experience with general office equipment (copiers, printers).
  • Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented, with ability to work under pressure and shift priorities in response to changing needs.
  • Ability to keep accurate records and files
  • Must comply with organization's policy of automobile insurance: must have a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance coverage.
  • Flexibility to meet changing organization and client needs.

Physical/Mental Essential Requirements:
  • Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching, moderate lifting and carrying (up to 30 pounds).
  • Full range of body motion including manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer work station for extended periods of time. 
  • Occasional need to stand for long periods of time. 
  • Ability to focus on detail and accuracy of work product. 
  • Work is performed primarily in a non-smoking office environment, though travel may expose employee to inclement weather conditions.
  • Occasional high stress may be experienced in dealing with clients, staff and volunteers.

YWCA is an EEO/Vets/Disabled employer that offers a full range of benefits for it's full-time employees.
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