Clackamas Women's Services Latina Counselor (bilingual Spanish)

Posted: 01/10/2021

Position: Latina Counselor (bilingual Spanish)
Status: Permanent, Exempt, Full Time
Pay: $40,000-$56,000, based on skills and experience
Hours: Primarily weekdays, some evenings
Responsible to: Counseling Program Manager

 We take into account the fact that staff with bilingual/bicultural competencies provide an additional and essential value to our organization and increase our starting wage accordingly for BL/BC staff.

Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) was incorporated in 1985 as Clackamas County’s first shelter for women and children escaping family violence and domestic abuse. CWS’ service delivery framework is built on trauma-informed best practices that promote safety and self-determination. Our vision is to live in a society that no longer tolerates domestic and sexual violence, but rather thrives on mutual respect.

CWS offers comprehensive, responsive solutions for adults and children impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry, and elder abuse. Through our confidential emergency shelter, our rural outreach office, the DHS branches and A Safe Place Family Justice Center, CWS coordinates services with other public and private agencies in order to best serve survivors seeking help. Participants in our programs receive no-cost services by highly trained staff.

Clackamas Women’s Services (CWS) fueron incorporados en 1985 como el primer albergue del condado de Clackamas para las mujeres y los niños escapando de la violencia familiar y el abuso doméstico. El marco de prestación de servicios de CWS se basa en las mejores prácticas basadas en trauma, que promueven la seguridad y la autodeterminación.Nuestra visión es vivir en una sociedad que ya no tolera la violencia doméstica ó sexual, sino que se nutre del respeto mutuo.

CWS ofrece soluciones integrales y sensibles para adultos y niños afectados por agresión sexual, violencia doméstica, acoso, la industria del sexo y el abuso de ancianos. A través de nuestro refugio confidencial de emergencia, nuestra oficina de extensión rural y un centro de justicia familiar de Lugar Seguro, CWS coordina los servicios con otras agencias públicas y privadas con el fin de servir mejor a los sobrevivientes que buscan ayuda. Los participantes en nuestros programas reciben servicios sin costo por personal altamente capacitado.

Position Purpose:
Responsible for providing trauma informed, linguistically and culturally responsive mental health counseling with a priority of serving CWS Latina participants.

Specific Areas of Responsibility:
1. Represent the mission, values, and philosophy of CWS to program participants, employees and community partners.
2. Conduct Mental Health Assessments, develop Individualized Treatment Plans, and conduct periodic Treatment Reviews to evaluate progress of therapy with CWS participants.
3. Provide one-on-one, group, and/or family counseling sessions to participants of the programs of CWS.
4. Facilitate intervention and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the community or via telehealth as needed at expected caseload capacity.
5. Keep up-to-date and accurate records. Complete documentation of all services within database and Electronic Health Records in a timely manner consistent with OARs and agency expectations.
6. Practice Trauma Informed Care consistent with CWS model of counseling and program service delivery.
7. Provide support to co-workers around mental health, addiction, and trauma response issues with participants.
8. Provide advocacy, case management, and/ or service navigation to participants as needed.
9. Work in collaboratively with other CWS program staff and community partners.
10. Attend weekly Counseling team meetings, periodic staff meetings and staff retreats.
11. Meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to support client care and professional development.
12. Maintain hours, associated paperwork, and other requirements to work towards licensure.
13. Meet regularly with CWS supervisor to plan and prioritize workload.
14. Facilitate trainings of CWS staff and/or community partners regarding mental health, addiction issues, trauma, development, or youth interventions.
15. Represent CWS at community meetings and outreach events targeting outreach to the Latina community.
16. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish required
  • Demonstrated cultural competency strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work.
  • Experience in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence and/or child abuse.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated skills working with children and parents in a social services setting.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate clinical practice and positive parenting techniques.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • Ability to provide effective clinical care via telehealth.
  • Must have reliable transportation, insurance, clean driving record, and willing to drive in rural areas of Clackamas County (mileage reimbursement is available)
  • Must pass a background check.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents the communities we serve. Women, people of color, LGBT, older adults and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to with subject line “Latina Counselor”.