Essential Functions:1.   Assessment: Counselor is to utilize standardized assessments to determine frequency, severity of abuse and other traumatic events; to determine symptoms child may be experiencing related to trauma; and to evaluate effectiveness of interventions provided.  Standardized assessments of caregiver and child are used to strengthen family understanding of child and communicate family role in reducing or limiting child symptoms.2.   Trauma-informed mental health services: Counselor is to proactively engage non-offending caregiver in the treatment of the child, to promote enhanced attachment, decreased symptoms, and improved safety.3.   Parent engagement: Counselor is to develop an expertise in the highly-specialized field of child abuse, with an emphasis on child sexual abuse.  This type of abuse requires that the Counselor regularly seek to improve their skills, have a deep understanding of the research associated with child abuse, and be committed to ongoing professional development as it relates to complex trauma and abuse.

  1. Team Interaction: Counselor is part of a large multi-disciplinary team that serves a rural area with a high volume of severe cases of abuse.  Counselor must be committed to managing a heavy workload of complex cases.
  2. Communication: Counselor is part of a large multi-disciplinary team that must regularly and professionally communicate in person, in large meetings, through case files, and in court.
    1. Counselor must maintain case files in a timely manner, including session case notes, treatment plans, telephone consultations, referrals and disposition.
    2. Provide expert testimony of fact for criminal and civil court that pertain to Mental Health Program cases.
    3. Participate in scheduled case staffings, treatment team meetings, Multi-disciplinary team meetings, and occasional special staffings.
    4. Provide consultation and regular communication with Child Protective Services, local law enforcement, district attorney’s office, and other social service agencies and counselors directly involved with Mental Health Program cases.
  3. Maintain current licensure and/or certification and group affiliations
  4. Must be able to work the bulk of work hours during non-school hours, in order to serve children who are in school


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in mental health- related field (Counseling or Social Work)
  • LPC, LCSW, or LMFT or licensed as an intern in the State of Texas

Training (licenses and certifications):

  • A professional license to practice independently in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Master/Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); OR
  • Registered to practice as an LPC-intern, LMFT-intern

Will be required to participate in focused mental health trainings, clinical consultation and case staffing’s, clinical supervision, peer supervision, and/or mentoring within the first 6 months of employment and will then receive a training plan from Clinical Director for ongoing continuing education. Knowledge Requirements:

  • Appropriate clinical licensure/certification to perform essential duties in the state of Texas
  • Experience with individual counseling and/or family interventions
  • Understanding of adult and child development theories and child sexual abuse.
  • Understanding of the law and legal system and implications related to their license.
  • Strong communications skills in interpersonal, written, and multimedia vehicles.
  • Experience in needs assessment of victims and families and identification of appropriate referral sources

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial college transcript to: