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Job ID 2637

Outreach Adult Therapist

Location: Women in Distress Family Center with flexibility to work out of residential facility as needed.
Compensation:$19.00-$21.00/hour; Salary commensurate upon experience.
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Position Summary

All employees of Women In Distress are considered “essential” and as such may be required to be available to remain onsite and/or required to assist during emergencies and other critical times. The Therapist is responsible to complete intakes into the therapy department, including the completion of department assessments, pre-and post- tests, treatment plans, and treatment plan reviews. The Therapist is also responsible to provide individual therapy sessions with Women in Distress(WID) participants, conduct support groups, create and consistently review safety plans with participants, and offer community resources to participants as needed.


Monday-Friday 9am-6pm with availability to work at least 1-2 evenings per week from 12pm-9pm. Position requires employee to have scheduling flexibility as needed to support the team and meet the needs of this agency.


  • Must be either a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Work, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or be a Registered Mental Health Intern, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, or Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with the Department of Health in the State of Florida.
  • Verification of license number or registered intern status must be submitted upon hire.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license. Safe Driving Record. Proof of Automobile Liability insurance.

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts intakes for the therapy department, including completion of bio-psychosocials, safety plans, treatment plans, and treatment plans reviews on a regular basis. Schedule and conduct individual sessions for therapy services
  • Facilitates therapeutic and/or empowerment groups, maintaining or consistently increasing group attendance.
  • Provides therapy services utilizing the empowerment model and maintain a non-judgmental attitude towards participant’s decisions.
  • Maintains current and accurate participant records by documenting participant’s activities in file and/or required computer database, according to the established guidelines. Documentation will demonstrate adherence to any evidence-based model implemented within the therapy department.
  • Meet position productivity standards and funding contractual obligations on a regular basis.
  • Meet position quality assurance standards on a regular basis.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.
  • Embraces agency’s mission, vision, guiding principles and code of conduct. Always ready to discuss the goals, beliefs, and advocacy services of Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. and the philosophy of the domestic violence movement.
  • Ability to recognize, display sensitivity, and respond appropriately to disabilities, socio-economic and cultural differences in the service population.
  • Communicates in an effective and professional manner with colleagues, supervisors, subordinates, participants and community partners, etc. Handles interpersonal confrontations/conflicts related to organization and/or job related issues in a productive and professional manner. Willing to assume responsibility and accountability for projects outside of the scope of normal duties and job description as necessary in order to help the team.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate judgment in day-to-day aspects of job, as well as, in more challenging situations, such as handling multiple priority tasks, addressing and responding to participants' needs, etc.
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism including mutual trust and respect for fellow employees, integrity and pride and dedication to the organization.
  • Communicates effectively (written, oral, presentation) with all levels including employees, participants, community partners, vendors, volunteers, etc. Information and ideas are conveyed in clear, logical and professional manner. Writing is concise, organized, clear and professional in appearance and language/message."
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for tasks and assignments; personally commits to achieving the organization's goals; resolves work environment issues, concerns, or interpersonal problems in a professional manner.
  • Effectively plans and implements assignments, anticipates possible obstacles to completing assigned tasks and compensates accordingly, meets deadlines, prioritizes duties on a daily basis, compensates for emergencies, use of time and resources at his/her disposal.
  • Maintains accurate records and ensures that follow-up occurs where appropriate; processes paperwork promptly, accurately, and with attention to detail. Included but not limited to: program and management standards, funding and monitoring requirement and PQI and Risk Management standards.
  • Adheres and completes all mandatory trainings as required. Is active in their professional development.
  • Adhere to organization's safety and health standards. Employee maintains a professional and clean workspace.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license. Safe/Acceptable driving history. Proof of Automobile Liability Insurance.

Additional Notes

  • Employee will be required to take the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Core Competency training and obtain a passing grade of 75% or higher.
Send letter of interest & updated resume to, or fill out the form below.
Women In Distress does not discriminate by reason of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military reserve status, immigration status, or language spoken. All room assignments, activities, programs, etc. are provided in a non-discriminatory manner. Applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations are encouraged to contact Human Resources five days prior to scheduled interview, so that reasonable accommodations may be coordinated.

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