Children's Clinical Counselor

Job ID 2022-1782
Job Locations
Clinical Services
Regular Full-Time


Are you interested in pursuing meaningful work?  Are you interested in ending intimate partner violence in Tarrant County?  SafeHaven is Tarrant County’s only state-designated family violence program – this means we have the honor of working alongside domestic violence victims to keep them safe and simultaneously do our part in holding offenders accountable.  We offer flexible work-life balance and an opportunity to change the community – and the world.  We are excited to welcome new staff into our family and to work on this critical, life-saving mission together.



The primary purpose of the children’s clinical counselor is to assess, plan, and provide direct counseling services/treatment to children that have witnessed domestic violence and their parent/caregiver who identify as victims of domestic violence. The children’s clinical counselor engages in safety planning, treatment planning, and provides an ongoing evaluation of the client meeting their counseling goals.



Provide individual counseling to children at agency service sites as assigned by the supervisor.

Provide parent support in an individual and group setting to parents/caregivers at agency service sites as assigned by the supervisor.

Provide short-term counseling services and applicable mental health resources.

Assess client needs and refer clients to appropriate agency programs and outside support services as needed.

Ensure intake assessments, outcome measures, and treatment plans are completed.

Provide specialized services as dictated by grants and client needs, such as, but not limited to, bilingual translation, community outreach, networking and life skills instruction.

Attend agency trainings and meetings as deemed necessary.

Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.

Complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner.

Works collaboratively with partner agencies to advocate for victim services and collaboratively work to resolve gaps in services, harmful practices, and other concerns as identified.

Work collaboratively with the Victim Services team to ensure cohesive service delivery to all recipients of services as they transition between programs within the agency.

Assists with delivery of client services as needed.

Maintain file documentation and data entry for effective service delivery and grant compliance. Assures accurate and timely collection of data and completion of required reports.

Represents SafeHaven of Tarrant County on community tasks forces and committees as assigned.

Acts in accordance with the agency's commitment to providing equal services to culturally diverse populations, including those with disabilities.

Model behavior that is professional, ethical (abides by state license), and responsible.


OTHER DUTIES: In accordance with the team philosophy of the agency, may routinely be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed above.

Must act in accordance with the agency's mission statement and goals.

Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance in the workplace.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or closely related field required. Three to five years of experience in the mental health field. Knowledge of crisis intervention, case management, social work theory, trauma-informed interventions, and ethics preferred. Experience in and knowledge of family violence theory, CCPT, CPRT, Attachment, TF-CBT, EMDR, and TBRI® preferred.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as operating manuals and professional journals. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and appropriate notes. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and the general public. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Duties somewhat complex, some discretion required.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: LPC-Associate, LMFT-Associate, or LMSW required. LPC, LMFT, or LCSW preferred. Current Texas Driver's License and proof of automobile liability insurance required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Frequent prolonged sitting, walking, stooping, standing, stair-climbing and lifting of up to 25 pounds. Some flexibility in work schedule required. Travel is required to meet with team members at both Resource Centers. Must be able to drive day time and night time hours.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Frequent exposure to communicable diseases. Occasional exposure to irritating or caustic substances.



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