Employment Opportunities

Mental Health Therapist

Duties: Under the Supervision of the Executive Director 

  • Provide short and long-term crisis counseling and professional therapy to victims of sexual assault
  • Participate in case consultation of PAVSA clients with advocacy staff
  • Plan for and assist in implementation of support groups
  • Perform other related duties as required

Short and long-term professional counseling to victims of sexual assault and/or secondary survivors

  • Provide individual counseling for victim/survivors of sexual assault
  • Meet with victim/survivors who call for counseling to assess appropriate counseling needs
  • Provide crisis counseling or referrals to victims.
  • Maintain appropriate professional supervision with a licensed counselor

Counseling case consultation with PAVSA staff

  • Meet with PAVSA therapist bi-weekly to review counseling cases
  • Assist in determining appropriate community referrals for clients
  • Provide case consultation with staff who are working with clients as crisis and support advocates
  • Assist in determining training needs for staff on mental health issues

 Plan for and assist in implementation of support groups

  • Provide overall group coordination including scheduling, assignment of facilitators and monitoring group progress
  • Facilitate groups, as needed
  • Assist with support group facilitation training with other PAVSA staff
  • Provide community education on support services for victims of sexual assault
  • Assist Executive Director with accessing information for grants and reports related to support groups and site visits with grantors
  • Provide case consultation on support group issues
  • Assist with revision of support group curricula as needed
  • Ensure evaluations of groups are conducted

Other related duties

  • Maintain scheduling and calendar of client appointments
  • Participate in short and long-term staff planning sessions, including weekly staff meetings
  • Attend and participate in agency community awareness and fundraising events
  • Communicate and cooperate with other professionals and agencies in the community who may work with victims of sexual violence
  • Serve as the representative of PAVSA at community and professional meetings as needed
  • Participate in on-call after hours staff backup duties
  • Participate in PAVSA’s Volunteer Advocate training as needed
  • Provide monthly staff report for Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Educational Requirements for the position:

  • Master’s degree in Counseling or related degree
  • Professional licensure as counselor/therapist or ability to become licensed
  • Experience with sexual assault, domestic violence, or work with trauma victims/advanced training on trauma counseling techniques
  • Experience working with culturally diverse and at-risk populations
  • Sexual assault training required

(40-hour training through PAVSA will be available to meet this requirement)

  • Experience working with diverse populations and marginalized communities
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and aptitude of Microsoft Office and other related forms of technology

 Additional Information

  • Position is 32 hours/week (.8 FTE) position
  • Position includes paid holidays, personal days, sick time and vacation time.
  • This position is benefits eligible. Medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance offered. Tax deferred retirement plan.
  • Salary: DOQ

How to Apply

  • Submit a cover letter and resume to Sara Niemi at pavsa@pavsa.org by September 6, 2019 for consideration.
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon a complete and favorable background study. PAVSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing fair treatment to applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.