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Clinical Therapist

Hope Harbor, Inc.
Hope Harbor, Inc. in Bowling Green, KY 42101
$41,600 - $47,840 a year - Part-time, Full-time


Hope Harbor, Inc. in Bowling Green, KY 42101

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Full job description




Hope Harbor, Inc.: A Sexual Trauma Recovery Center is hiring a full-time Clinical Therapist (40 hours/week) or part-time (32hours/week) to provide trauma informed crisis intervention and therapy for adult and child survivors of sexual assault and abuse. The Clinical Therapist is responsible for providing direct client services including crisis intervention, therapeutic counseling, referrals, case management, and community engagement through tabling events and educating partners about services.

If degree requires supervision, Clinical Therapist will receive clinical supervision by a consulting licensed psychologist, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC-S or appropriately degreed supervisor.

Full-time Benefits: Kentucky State Retirement and Health Coverage, paid time off, holidays. professional development assistance, and supervision allowance.

Part-time Benefits: Same benefits as above with the exception of the Kentucky State Health Coverage


1. Provision of Direct Services
Clinical Provisions (75% of position)

  • Administer appropriate evaluations and assessments.
  • Assess client needs and form an action plan/treatment plan
  • Identify and, if feasible, involve the client’s own support system of friends, family, and significant others.
  • Provide client centered, therapeutic 50-minute counseling sessions for clients to assist in reduction of trauma symptoms as a result of victimization. (Average 50% of time weekly)
  • Maintain complete clinical chart and records in accordance with all agency and licensure policies and procedures. This includes documenting all contacts with clients counseled and/or attending support group within 48-hours of service provision.
  • Design and facilitate support group(s) for victim/survivors when needed.
  • Actively participate in Clinical Team Meetings for client assignment, consultation, discussion, and program development and improvements.
  • Attend monthly supervision with Director of Clinical Services.
  • Attend one (1) hour of weekly supervision if required for licensure.

Community Engagement (5% of position)

  • Build relationships with community partners to increase referrals for services. Actions includes emails, phone calls, meetings, providing Hope Harbor information pamphlets/referral forms, and attendance at partner sponsored community events.
  • Enhance community engagement through education and training sessions for schools, service providers, and community partners.

Case Management/Crisis Intervention (5% of Position)

  • Coordinate legal and personal advocacy services for the victim and families.
  • Respond to crisis calls/texts or medical advocacy requests when other staff/volunteers are unavailable.
  • Participate in the on-call back-up rotation for the crisis intervention program including crisis line/text line and medical advocacy services.
  • Provide crisis intervention services for survivors at detention centers as requested.

2. Administrative Responsibilities (10% of position)

  • Maintain appropriate statistical/service information on a daily basis in the shared excel form to be reviewed by the Administrative Program Assistant.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Assist in compiling outcomes of assessments for program evaluation, statistical and grant reporting purposes.
  • Maintain appropriate records of community engagement programs scheduled and presented, and the demographical information for each program presented.

3. Other Responsibilities (5% of position)

  • Travel to provide counseling services in satellite offices, schools, or other community partner locations, and/or to community engagement activities.
  • Assist with crisis intervention training for volunteers and new staff.
  • Coordinate with the Education/Prevention program and Community Engagement Coordinator to meet community outreach objectives and goals.
  • Commitment to work against discrimination due to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the field of victim services.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director of Clinical Service or Executive Director.


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or related field with a counseling emphasis from an accredited college or university, and a certificate or license to practice a mental health discipline under Kentucky laws, and (3) year experience in counseling preferred. (Internships count toward experience)
  • No prior history of criminal behavior.


  • Complete (8) hours of related training prior to any direct (client) services.
  • Complete the required (40) hour Crisis Intervention Training within three months of hire.
  • Participate in training regarding HIPAA related policies and procedures within 6 months of hire.
  • Participate in at least eight (8) hours of continuing education annually relating to the field of sexual trauma, but could require up to twelve (12) hours per funding requirements. The yearly continued education must include a minimum of (3) hours of anti-oppression related topics.
  • Complete approximately (2) hours of Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Corrections volunteer training to be compliant with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
  • Complete yearly licensure continuing education requirements.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Zoom, Stratus Video Equipment and Pacific Interpreters Language Line, and ease in adaptation to new technology
  • Experience working with trauma assessment tools and screening tools for individualized care
  • Proficiency in crisis intervention/trauma impacts and trauma reduction techniques
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse populations including but not limited to LGBTQ+, migrant and refugee, limited English proficient, and individuals with disabilities
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and oral skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Ability to foster relationships to ensure supportive/collaborative environment with community partners
  • Experience developing resources and maintaining community service referral networks
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed care and practice
  • Ability to work at a brisk pace
  • Ability to work with people in crisis situations
  • Ability to work effectively under stress
  • Commitment to developing self and others
  • Must be willing to travel within Barren River Area Development District
  • Available for periodic on-call shifts after business hours and some weekends

For full consideration, submission must include cover letter, resume, and references. Submissions accepted through October 31, 2023 or until position is filled.

Hope Harbor services are funded either in part or completely by State and Federal funds. Hope Harbor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $41,600.00 - $47,840.00 per year

Expected hours: 32 – 40 per week


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
Hope Harbor is limiting the number of staff working in the office. Some remote work days providing telehealth services are available.

Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to submit to required state and federal background checks?


  • Master's (Required)


  • Mental Health Counseling: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • License to Practice Mental Health Counseling in Kentucky (Preferred)

Work Location: In person