FT Children and Family Counselor

35 hours week, including 2 evenings


JBWS is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support and solutions for abuse for anyone who faces the issues of intimate partner abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. The vision of JBWS is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. More than 75 paid staff and nearly 200 volunteers work together with the help of the community to fulfill the agency mission. JBWS is an equal opportunity employer. JBWS values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


We are seeking a Children/Family Counselor to work within the Children’s Program. This position will provide strength-based, non-judgmental, client-centered services to children and parents living in the Safe House and Transitional Living programs. The position requires the provision of individual, family, and group children’s counseling, facilitation of parenting groups, as well as enrichment and special event activities for children and families. Other responsibilities include case management and advocacy as well as engaging and supervising volunteers. This position takes a leadership role as the coordinator of Camp HOPE programming, providing an overnight camp experience and year-round activities, utilizing a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based practices.


• Master’s degree in social work or related field, required
• LSW or LAC, required
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing services related to early childhood development, parenting skills, and family interventions
• Understanding of the impact domestic violence and trauma on children
• Ability to effectively and independently make decisions based on sound judgment
• Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Candidates with 40-hour domestic violence training preferred however candidates without training must complete 40-hours of domestic violence training upon hire.
• Qualified candidates will possess a BA in health education, gender studies, psychology, social work or related field
• Experience teaching or delivering presentations
• Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence and empathy for those affected
• Ability to effectively and independently make decisions based on sound judgment
• Proven ability to work effectively with adolescents, young adults, parents and teachers
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


All candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume, along with the job title to Employment@jbws.org.