Trauma-Informed Youth Therapist (Bilingual)

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience




511 West 182nd Street
New York
New York
United States



The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation is working to end the cycle of domestic violence through its comprehensive youth programming. The Margaret's Place program is a school-based violence intervention and prevention program designed to help students, faculty, and families address violence in school, at home and in the community. Our focus includes, but is not limited to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, teen relationship abuse, and community violence. The Margaret's Place program addresses the underlying causes of violence and the impact of victimization through a variety of counseling and psycho-educational modalities including art-based interventions: an interactive trauma education/violence prevention curriculum; individual and group counseling; a peer leadership program; school staff, parent and community workshops/outreach; school-wide anti-violence campaigns, and more. The position is located at J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt.



  • Provide individual and group counseling to students exposed to violence or abuse
  • Teach trauma education/violence prevention curriculum to 7th /9th grade students
  • Provide outreach, referrals, and in-school workshops for parents and family members
  • Provide outreach, referrals, and in-school workshops for school staff
  • Attend school committee and school staff meetings, and develop and maintain relationships and collaborations with school staff
  • Develop, implement and facilitate a weekly peer leadership group, field trips, and peer leader-run events
  • Develop and implement school-wide campaigns and activities with peer leadership group promoting healthy relationships and raising awareness about violence related issues
  • Participate in weekly clinical and administrative supervision
  • Participate in weekly program meeting
  • Maintain confidentiality and accurate records and database
  • Generate monthly narratives
  • Participate in and/or accommodate on-site program research, evaluation, and site visits
  • Participate in training related to job responsibilities and professional growth (e.g. Trauma-Informed Practice, mental health, adolescent development, navigating systems, etc.)
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or Creative Arts Therapy required
  • Experience working with adolescents and/or pre-adolescents
  • Experience with school-based programming preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Familiar with issues of trauma (esp. domestic violence/teen relationships abuse), violence prevention, and victimization
  • Strong counseling and crisis intervention skills
  • Strong understanding of violence prevention/intervention work preferred
  • Knowledge of social service work with youth preferred
  • Experience with workshop and/or group facilitation
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others
  • A strong commitment to providing anti-racist, culturally competent services, as well as a knowledge of systemic issues
  • Ability to work independently and maintain flexibility for working in a demanding school environment
  • Ability to be creative in engaging youth individually and in large groups
  • Exhibit professional and ethical behavior
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for strengths-based, youth empowerment work; will exhibit creativity in their approach of job tasks and challenges; and will be self-motivated

The Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation provides equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, partnership status, disability, genetic information, alienage, citizenship, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, and unemployment status. 




  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Medical/dental/life insurance
  • Vacation, sick and personal days
  • 401k match of 6% (after 6 months)
  • Other benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to No telephone calls please.