Counselor- Children and Youth
Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible


WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse


Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Counseling Services Manager and Chief Program Officer for Counseling and Outreach, Counselor will provide therapeutic counseling services to children, youth and parents. Counselor will serve unserved/underserved youth at risk of or experiencing family or community violence and their families, referred by the Black Child Legacy Campaign and the community.


Essential functions

Direct Client Services

  • Provide individual and group counseling for children/youth/adults including play therapy, family therapy and psychoeducational groups
  • Effectively engage parents in treatment process as appropriate
  • Maintain accurate, timely and complete client files per agency guidelines
  • Identify, assess and report cases of suspected child abuse/neglect to Child Protective Services
  • Advocate for the concerns of clients with their support systems, schools, the legal system, social service agencies and other helping professionals
  • Foster problem-solving, conflict resolution and non-violent interactive skills among parents and children


Other Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in agency meetings and committees, as assigned
  • Engage in weekly clinical supervision
  • Maintain accurate timesheets and other work-related documents per agency guidelines
  • Represent the agency in a professional and collaborative manner with community partners, speaking engagements and networking opportunities, as assigned
  • Other job duties as assigned


ADA Job Characteristics:

Work environment is primarily in an office setting.  Local travel (driving) may be required to attend off-site meetings, as needed.   Lift and carry 25 lbs., extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back or open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb a ladder or stairs, or use an elevator.  Sit frequently and/or stand when filing, using copier, etc.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes; utilize desk calculator, file and copy documents.  Corrected vision to normal range. Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to others.  Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.




  • Required: Master’s Degree (MSW or MFT) and current Associate registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (ASW, AMFT or APCC/LPCC).
  • Minimum of two years counseling experience. Relevant field placement experience will be considered.
  • Play/Art/Family therapy experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children and/or youth in clinical or non-clinical role.
  • Experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault preferred.
  • Experience working with unserved and underserved communities preferred.
  • Reflective of communities served.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changing needs of clients and crisis situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including familiarity with MS Office apps (Outlook, SharePoint etc.
  • Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour classroom training and peer counselor certification program (post-hiring requirement)
  • Provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof of vehicle insurance
  • Satisfactory results from DOJ background check (post employment offer requirement)

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