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Mental Health Therapist - Monarch CJAC & SafePlace

Company: Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurs
Location: Lacey
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Mental Health Therapist - Monarch -with SafePlacePosition Opportunity: We are looking for a Mental Health Therapist to join our Monarch Children's Justice and Advocacy Center Program! -This position is in collaboration with SafePlace. You will be a part of a team that strives to work with survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to reduce barriers to services, provide care that is responsive to each individual's/family's needs and works to provide a culturally responsive/social justice/racial justice environment for clients. Clients we serve have experienced interpersonal violence, primarily sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence. The clients we serve often times do not have access to mental health services and this is an opportunity to give back to the community by offering services that are free-of-charge. -Extensive supervision is provided with the capacity to work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault while providing evidence- and trauma-informed standards of practice. -This position will emphasize providing therapeutic support for clients and assisting in assigning clients to further mental health resources. The Mental Health Therapist will facilitate a Sexual Assault Support Group in collaboration with a trained SafePlace Advocate. The Mental Health Therapist will work closely with our coordinating MDT partners and other Monarch staff. The Mental Health Therapist will also have to carry a small therapy caseload of interested clients from SafePlace. The Mental Health Therapist will have office space located at Monarch and SafePlace. The Therapist will also facilitate a Support Group for survivors of sexual assault. -We work with clients of a wide-range of diversity including the range of ethnicity, gender and sexuality. This can include youth ages 13 and over who have consented to services. Services provided include individual, couple, family and group therapy modalities. -Both remote and in-person sessions are available. -This is a 20-22 hours per week position. -Hours are flexible, but may require afternoon/evening availability. Benefits: -CAC offers an excellent benefit package of medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability and a 401(k). Also included are paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave benefits.Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Counseling or Social Work
  • Licensed or license-eligible
  • Experience in trauma-based treatment, including sexual assault/abuseKnowledge of:
    • Mental Health
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Therapeutic mental health interventions for children, adults, families, and groups;
    • Sexual-abuse/trauma- specific empirically based therapeutic practices;
    • Impacts and dynamics of Domestic Violence;
    • Culturally competent therapeutic interventions;
    • The dynamics of sexual violence and socio-political oppression;
    • Family dynamics and signs of emotional and/or physical abuse/neglect of children;
    • Crisis intervention and problem solving techniques;
    • Basic record management processes and procedures;Ability to:
      • Relate to and communicate effectively with persons of diverse socio economic, ethnic, religious, sexual minority, education and handicap backgrounds;
      • Identify and address impact of sexual abuse;
      • Work cooperatively and exchange information with other individuals, organizations and agencies as appropriate;
      • Handle crises;
      • Work independently and organize work to meet appropriate deadlines;
      • Be flexible;
      • Maintain confidentiality and conduct in an ethical and professional manner.Desired Qualifications:
        • Licensed Mental Health Practitioner or Psychologist
        • Experience working within a Multi-disciplinary environment.
        • Experience at a child advocacy center.
        • Bilingual Spanish To apply:
          • Review the job descriptions for requirements -Mental Health Therapist
          • Complete CAC's job application - -CACLMT Employment Application (
          • Submit application AND email resume to

Keywords: Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurs, Lacey , Mental Health Therapist - Monarch CJAC & SafePlace, Healthcare , Lacey, Washington

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