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HIRING: Detention Therapist



Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations, this position provides individual and group counseling to incarcerated or detained individuals who have been impacted by sexual assault, violence, or exploitation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a human services field.
  • Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, or Registration as Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (Intern) or Associate Social Worker.
  • Ability to pass a background check in order to work in jails and juvenile halls.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with and sensitivity to low income and at-risk populations.
  • Experience working with incarcerated populations.
  • Experience working with clients that have experienced sexual assault and other forms of trauma.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Direct Service Responsibilities:

  • Implements the Verity mission of eliminating violence with a specific emphasis on sexual violence and trauma.
  • Provides individual counseling in a short-term format, using a trauma-informed theoretical framework with evidenced-based intervention focused on recovery.
  • Provides support and/or skill-building groups as needed.
  • Collaborates with Verity Sexual Assault Advocates and staff in case management, services provision, and appropriate referrals.
  • Responsiveness to the needs of incarcerated clients from diverse backgrounds with histories of complex, chronic and/or acute trauma.
  • Establishes measurable goals with the client’s input, and integrates a comprehensive treatment plan with client goals.
  • Documents all client contact and related services in complete, accurate and timely manner.
  • Meets with the Executive Director as needed.
  • Collects client evaluation forms in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Compensation and Hours:

This a 23 hour per week position at $35/hour. This is a grant-funded position lasting through at least September 2019.


Verity is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination. We are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, differently-abled people and LGBT persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to Amanda by email at or fax at 707-545-8136. The deadline to apply is noon on Friday, October 5th.

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