Latina Mental Health Counselor (bilingual Spanish, temporarily remote)

Clackamas Women's Services | Oregon City, OR

Posted Date 7/09/2021

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

Benefits of working at CWS: 

Clackamas Women’s Services is proud to offer competitive wages, paying 75%-90% of market for all positions and offering a full package of benefits including:

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits
  • 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance,
  • Generous PTO (29.5 days in first year based on accrual) with an additional 6 holidays/meaningful days
  • Paid parental leave
  • Monthly retirement plan contribution of 3%
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development opportunities

Position Purpose:

The Latina Counselor is responsible for providing trauma informed, linguistically and culturally responsive mental health counseling to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, the sex industry and/or elder abuse with a priority of serving CWS Latina participants.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct Mental Health Screenings and Assessments, develop Individualized Treatment Plans, and conduct periodic Treatment Reviews to evaluate progress of therapy with CWS participants.
  2. Provide one-on-one, group, and/or family counseling sessions to survivors in accordance with CWS’ expectations around time spent providing direct service.
  3. Facilitate intervention and support groups for survivors in the community, at CWS office locations or via telehealth.
  4. Keep up-to-date and accurate records. Complete documentation of all services, including intakes, releases of information, demographics tracking and statistics within agency database and Electronic Health Records in a timely manner consistent with OARs and agency expectations.
  5. Provide consultation to co-workers and community partners around mental health, addiction, and trauma response that may impact survivors. 
  6. Provide advocacy, case management, referrals and/or service navigation to participants as needed.
  7. Practice Trauma Informed Care consistent with CWS model of counseling and program service delivery.
  8. Meet regularly with a clinical supervisor to support client care and professional development.
  9. If working towards licensure: maintain hours, associated paperwork, and other requirements to work towards licensure.
  10. Other duties as assigned. 

General Responsibilities:

  1.  Represent the mission and values of CWS to program participants and community partners.
  2. Maintain appropriate participant confidentiality in accordance with advocate privilege and federal statutes.
  3. Provide consultation and support for community partners through collaboration and information sharing regarding the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault and its impact on survivors.
  4. Work in conjunction with other staff to provide consistent services to participants.
  5. Participate in speaking engagements and facilitate educational trainings as requested.
  6. Represent CWS at community meetings and outreach events targeting outreach to the Latina community.
  7. Attend CWS all staff meetings, regular team meetings, staff retreats and A Safe Place meetings.
  8. Meet regularly with the Counseling Program Manager to plan and prioritize projects.
  9. Submit necessary monthly timesheets and mileage reimbursement forms. Manage daily schedule appropriately.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish required.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency strongly preferred.
  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work.
  • Experience providing clinical services to adults and/or youth.
  • Have working knowledge of insurance billing practices within the mental health sector.
  • Experience in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence and/or child abuse.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and its effect on survivors, their children and society.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems of oppression, ability to work effectively and non-judgmentally with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and understanding of culturally competent service delivery.
  • 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 in-person and via telehealth.
  • Reliable transportation required, position includes use of personal vehicle to complete some tasks.
  • 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, LGBTQ+, older adults and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with subject line “Latina Counselor”.

Listing Type
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Mid Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Salary Type
Commensurate with Experience

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