Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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ROLE: To provide evidence-based therapeutic counseling services to clients of the YWCA Monterey County-King City Office in a trauma-informed manner, in accordance with organizational, state and federal laws.


  • Implement counseling services utilizing best practices in core areas of trauma treatment, holistic strengths-based case management, danger and lethality assessment, high-risk case management, crisis intervention, healthy relationships, constructive coping, resiliency, and interdisciplinary teamwork to victim/witnesses of domestic violence, human trafficking and victims of crime;
  • Complete required documentation, including client records, service reports and administrative paperwork thoroughly and in a timely manner;
  • Maintain thorough and accurate files as required by agency policy and protect client confidentiality, following protocols to obtain signed informed consent for release of information;
  • Complete required monthly grant reports and documents requested by administration in a timely manner;
  • Ensure that therapy services are delivered in a manner that is consistent with YWCAMC policies, applicable laws, contracts, professional standards, and community expectations;
  • Provide group and individual therapy for survivors;
  • Maintain professional licensure as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science;
  • Provide direct counseling services to adults and children in Safehouse and outpatient offices of the YWCAMC;
  • Ensure that all clients are informed of the financial requirements of their therapy- including Victims of Crime applicants, CalWorks, CPS, private pay/sliding scale and grant funded therapy clients;
  • Attends staff meetings and community events, as requested;
  • Performs other duties as requested.


  • Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work;
  • Bilingual/Bicultural required(Spanish);
  • BBS registration required;
  • Minimum 1 year experience providing counseling services in a non-profit setting or similar;
  • Knowledge of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or human trafficking issues and therapeutic approaches with survivors;
  • Experience and competence with crisis intervention;
  • Understanding of parent education and demonstrated success in teaching adults;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively with other agencies;
  • Excellent oral and written communication, listening skills, and a demonstrated ability to foster a supportive environment for clients;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and clear professional boundaries;
  • Ability to relate well to diverse individuals and lifestyles;
  • Valid California driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable personal transportation;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and data management;
  • Completion of 40-hour domestic violence training program, in accordance with California Evidence Code 1037 (provided by agency);
  • Criminal background check clearance required upon job offer;
  • Maintain professional liability insurance and professional licensure;
  • Commitment to YWCAMC’s mission, vision and values.


  • During working hours, employee may sit or stand for long periods;
  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level and carry for brief periods;
  • Bend and stoop while filing or sorting through files;
  • Twist and reach while working at desk;
  • Must pass a TB clearance and background ID check (post employment offer requirement).

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