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Trauma Therapist

Battered Women's Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties
974 E Market St, Akron, OH 44305
$45,000 - $50,000 a year - Full-time


974 E Market St, Akron, OH 44305

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Provides trauma-informed individual and group counseling services to survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner violence in Summit and Medina Counties. Demonstrates knowledge, sensitivity, respect, and empathy with survivors from a wide range of demographic, religious and cultural identities.

Required Education, Experience and Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Social Work with LSW/LISW or Master’s degree in Counseling with LPC/LPCC

· Clinical training in trauma-focused therapeutic modalities, and/or experience working with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or victims of crime preferred

· Maintain valid Ohio driver’s license and ability to meet agency requirements for driving insurability.

· Must be able to meet agency requirements for criminal background check (Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations and Federal Bureau of Investigations).

Role and Responsibilities

· Assess survivors regarding their need for services

· Provide trauma-informed individual counseling to survivors and co-survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking

· Facilitate various support groups at administrative offices, as well as community-based support groups

· Maintains accurate documentation and statistic information regarding clinical work with survivors

· Submits all documentation in a timely manner in accordance with program deadlines

· Coordinates service plans with other service providers as needed

  • Assists survivors in the process of testifying or otherwise participating in court procedures
  • Spends approximately 75% of time in direct client services activities
  • Provides education and training to staff and other allied professionals
  • Maintain confidentiality of information learned through one’s employment at the Rape Crisis Center and Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Maintain anonymous/confidential record-keeping for all survivors and co-survivor contacts

· Work closely with allied professionals and all victim advocacy agencies to ensure collaboration and cross training

  • Represent the agency in community activities, coalitions and taskforce groups as assigned by supervisor


  • Adheres to Service Excellence standards at all times

· Represent the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center, by participating in community activities, coalitions and taskforce groups as requested or assigned by supervisor.

· Complies with agency policies and procedures, federal and state requirements, and educational/certification/registry requirements.

· Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills

· Ability to remain calm, empathetic, non-judgmental and compassionate in crisis situations

· Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with diverse populations

Some evening hours may be required to meet client needs.

Hope & Healing is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Hope & Healing prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, ancestry, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Additionally, reasonable accommodations will be made (where appropriate) for religious practices or employees with disabilities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location