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"Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do to support a friend is listen and truly hear their story."

MCRCC is looking for a therapist!

Monterey County Rape Crisis Center

Job Announcement June 2017



Job Title:Therapist/intern

Hours:40 hours / week, non-exempt

Salary: $29.00 - $31.00 / hour depending on experience and certification

Benefits: Medical for employee, vacation, sick leave, holidays

Reports to: Deputy Director

About the Agency

The Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to advocate for all victims and survivors of sexual assault and child sexual abuse, to prevent sexual violence in our community through education, and to provide ongoing support and healing to survivors of sexual assault. 


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Therapist/intern provides individual and group counseling to survivors and significant others impacted by sexual violence.

The Therapist/intern conveys empathy, respect, and compassion during therapy sessions and in any interactions with clients and the public. The Therapist is a member of a high-performing team who supports all activities related to advocating for survivors of sexual violence including case coordination, case management, Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) response, survivor accompaniment to court and law enforcement interviews and legal advocacy, and individual and group therapy. The Therapist must effectively communicate survivor needs and/or any requests by community partners to the Crisis Intervention team.

The Therapist/intern must respond effectively, timely, calmly, and with empathy and compassion survivors of sexual violence and significant others in therapy sessions and ongoing case management in close partnership with the Crisis Intervention Team.

Major Functions

  • Serve as primary provider of individual and/or group psychotherapy for survivors of sexual violence and significant others
  • Participate in supervision within the guidelines of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Conduct timely behavioral assessments and develop Treatment Plans with clients as appropriate
  • Ensure appropriate documentation of client files
  • Work collaboratively with the Crisis Intervention team to provide support to clients outside therapy sessions
  • Respond to requests for records verification of counseling and Subpoenas for the MCRCC office
  • Review and monitor counseling files and progress reports
  • Enter case information into client management software
  • Collect and maintain statistics regarding individual cases
  • Assist in conducting client satisfaction surveys
  • Maintain confidentiality of all client and sensitive information
  • Perform agency and program administrative and operational tasks, as needed
  • Uphold and adhere to the policies and bylaws of the organization
  • Remain current with news, new legislation, reporting laws, child abuse and sexual violence research in general
  • Report regularly to the Deputy Director and otherwise to insure that s/he is fully informed of all program activities
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director/Deputy Director

Major Qualifications

  • Registered/licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for a minimum of 6 months
  • Bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are strongly preferred
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete 40+ hour training to earn the California State Sexual Assault Counselor certification (Training will be provided)
  • Experience in providing psychotherapy to children
  • Knowledgeable about the dynamics of child abuse
  • Understanding of mandated reporting requirements
  • Understanding of child abuse and sexual assault, and commitment to ending sexual violence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to establish rapport with diverse audiences, and be sensitive to diverse groups
  • Familiarity with Monterey County and community resources
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to use relevant technology
  • Willing to work flexible hours including some evenings, early mornings and weekends as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and carry vehicle insurance
  • Criminal background clearance through the Department of Justice



TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to Deputy Director, Lauren DaSilva at with “Therapist/Intern” in subject line. Second deadline for submission of resumes: June 23, 2017. Posting will continue until position is filled.  The MCRCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.