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78370 CA-111, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Trauma Counselor is responsible for providing trauma informed peer counseling to individual, couples, and family support as well as facilitating general and specialized support groups for adult and adolescent sexual assault survivors and their significant others. The Trauma Informed Counselor works with diverse populations and clients in marginalized communities. In this role counselors provide unconditional positive regard to survivors of violent crime. Help survivors identify coping skills and tools to thrive. We do not provide clinical therapy. Supervision provided for individuals seeking advancement.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or psychology preferred; clinical licensure (LSW/LCSW or LPC/LCPC) preferred.

  • Experience providing trauma informed services.

  • Bilingual (Written and verbal fluency) in Spanish/English strongly preferred.

  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to facilitating presentations on sexual violence, gender-based violence and violent crime required.

  • Previous experience working on addressing sexual violence/gender-based violence, and working with diverse populations including LGBTQI communities strongly preferred.

  • Completion of a 52-hour Crisis Response Training within 30 days of hire is required; previous completion of the training is very strongly preferred.

  • Flexibility to work some evening and overnight hours required.

About the Company

Partners Against Violence (formerly San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors throughout San Bernardino County and East Riverside County. Established in 1975, we now serve more than 4,500 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones annually through our offices. Persons of color and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply. Partners Against Violence is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

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