Bilingual Staff Therapist

Job Type

Full Time



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San Diego
United States


CCS Summary: Since 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has been creating safe and healthy communities with a core emphasis on the prevention and intervention of sexual assault and relationship violence. Our mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. CCS is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create an inclusive environment and a diverse workforce from all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures.

Position Summary: Provides therapeutic services to survivors of intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault and their family members using evidence-based practices with a specialization in trauma treatment. Provides administrative and procedural supervision to trainees assigned to Pacific Beach office, shelter-based counseling services, clinical consultation to staff in other CCS' departments, and training on crisis intervention, trauma, and other related topics for CCS staff and volunteers.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

* Conduct intake interviews and psycho-social assessments with incoming clients. 

* Develop treatment plans, including appropriate referrals to CCS and other relevant services. 

* Provide short-term individual, couples, group, child, and family therapy to victims of intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault and their family members using evidence-based practices, with a specialization in trauma treatment and holistic mental health promotion. 

* Provide crisis intervention and referral services to clients in-person and on the phone.

* Provide effective client services, including the incorporation of crisis intervention skills and de-escalation strategies

* Provide ongoing on-site administrative/procedural task support of clinical staff/trainees, in off-site absence of Clinical Services Manager.

* Provide clinical consultation to staff from other CCS departments, participating in multidisciplinary case reviews as authorized by clients.

* Accurately and thoroughly document contact with clients and hotline callers in a timely manner through Efforts to Outcomes (ETO), the agency database program for client services. Offer input to required reports as needed.

* Maintain the highest levels of accuracy in record-keeping and reporting, ensuring that all client files and documentation are complete and up-to-date and submitted to supervisor as directed.

* Maintain client confidentiality by protecting client information and ensuring that appropriate paperwork is understood and completed by clients (e.g. consent for services forms and release of information forms when collaborating with other programs/entities).

* Adhere to agency policies and protocols related to the security of all client service records.

* Educate community members and professionals about intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, and CCS’ services

Educational Requirements:

*Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, or related field. 

*Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

* Following the successful completion of the CCS’ California State-approved 65-hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training, complete a minimum of 12 hours of ongoing training per year as required by CalOES for staff that provide direct client services.

Skills/Experience Required:

* Minimum of two years’ experience providing therapeutic services to adults and youth impacted by child abuse,  intimate partner violence, sexual assault/abuse, and/or stalking.

* Experience and comfort with crisis intervention. 

* A minimum of two years’ experience providing counseling services in a nonprofit setting.

* Demonstrated knowledge of sexual assault/abuse , intimate partner violence, stalking, child abuse, neglect, and crime issues, and prevention and intervention strategies for youth.

* Ability to work with clients and staff of varied backgrounds, educational levels, and ethnic origins. Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

* Work is normally performed in a typical interior office setting. 

* Ability to work in intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking fields, which at times inherently create safety concerns.

* Frequent repetitive hand use and simple grasping (e.g., desk and computer functions)

* Ability to sit for prolonged periods.


We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(K), Employee Assistance Program, Long-term Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Time Off, 13 Paid Holidays.

Level of Language Proficiency

Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To Apply: Please forward your cover letter and resume to: Allison Johnson at and reference Job Requisition Number: 4508-106-1