Job Description:         Therapist

Status:                              Full-Time/Exempt

Reports To:                    Clinical Services Manager


Position Summary

Therapists serve as a mental health resource for residential and non-residential clients of The Julian Center who are affected by a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.  Survivors who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault may also turn to alcohol, other drugs, eating disorders, and are at increased risk for physical illnesses.  The Therapist will be responsible for providing direct services to both adult and children/youth in the form of therapy, crisis assessment and intervention, and education and support to clients and staff on mental health topics, in accordance to best practices for Rape Crisis Center designees.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct weekly therapy and support groups for children and adults
  • Provide individual therapy
  • Plan and implement at least 2 trainings per year for staff and clients on mental health topics
  • Provide crisis assessment and intervention for clients as needed
  • Routine attendance at supervision and staff meetings as indicated
  • Routine completion of all documentation as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or another related field
  • 3-5 post degree experience working with trauma-related counseling
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to provide mental health services in the State of Indiana
  • Desire and ability to work with clients using a strengths-based, empowerment approach
  • Experience and competency in providing mental health services to both adults and children
  • Understanding, experience, and sensitivity in working with those who have experienced trauma, homelessness, and the related psychosocial issues
  • Strong working knowledge of sexual violence advocacy and strategies
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be adaptable in an ever-changing environment
  • Basic computer literacy and ability to use Outlook, PowerPoint, and database programs
  • Commitment to quality and equitable treatment and service provision to all colleagues and survivors regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender expression, religion, age, or sexual orientation
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in specialized therapeutic intervention, e.g. Art Therapy, Music Therapy, etc.
  • Experience providing services in a shelter setting; Crisis intervention training and experience
  • Knowledge of protective orders and other legal processes
  • Bilingual