Job Opportunities

Therapist/Intern (click for description)


Associate Marriage and

Family Therapist or Masters in Social Work Intern

Job Announcement 3/2019


Job Title:               Therapist/Intern

Hours:                   40 hours / week, non-exempt

Salary:                  $29.00 - $32.00 / hour depending on experience and certification

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

Reports to:            Clinical Director


About the Agency

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



Reporting to the Clinical Director, the Therapist/Intern provides individual and group counseling to victims and survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse and their significant others.


The Therapist/intern conveys empathy, respect, and compassion during therapy sessions and in any interactions with clients and the public. The Therapist/Intern is a member of a high-performing team that supports survivors and significant others through 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/Intern 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 to 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, their significant others and/or children who have experienced trauma
  • Participate in supervision within the guidelines of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Complete required continuing education units (for licensed therapists), within the guidelines of California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Complete required clinical documentation, including comprehensive client assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes, within required agency timeframe and guidelines
  • 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
  • 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 Clinical 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/Clinical Director

Major Qualifications

  • Registered/licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • 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 lift up to 30 lbs, climb stairs, and sit for up to 4+ hours
  • 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. First deadline for submission of resumes: April 15, 2019. Posting will continue until position is filled. The MCRCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

24 HOUR CRISIS LINE: (831) 375-4357 • (831) 424-4357