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  Bilingual Therapist--Human Trafficking 

FUNCTION: Assist victims/survivors of human trafficking in recovering from their trauma. Delivery of high quality therapeutic services, crisis intervention, support, and advocacy services to victims/survivors of human trafficking.


1. Masterís degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field. Specific training in intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or human trafficking is highly desired.
2. Two years (may include internships) of direct clinical experience.
3. Certification or licensure in the State of Michigan or eligibility thereof.
4. Fluency in Spanish required.
5. A demonstrated working knowledge of basic psychological theory, which may include but will not be limited to: psycho/moral: child development; trauma resolution; systems theory; crisis management; and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
6. The ability to communicate efficiently and professionally in written and oral formats.
7. Excellent interpersonal skills, with a willingness to work from a team perspective in treatment provision.
8. Ability to manage stressful situations.
9. Able to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
10. Able to learn and use technology and systems, including computer technology.

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.


1. Provides direct counseling to survivors of human trafficking and their non-offending family members, which includes but may not be limited to: assessment; individual or group counseling; and educational classes.
2. Maintains up-to-date records of clients as prescribed by the agency, including but not limited to progress notes; quarterly reports; and assessment summaries.
3. Coordinates services with other referring agencies.
4. Intervenes with police, employers and/or landlords to ensure sensitive and effective responses policies, and procedures relative to human trafficking.
5. Makes referrals and advocates on the clientís behalf for emergency and routine mental and physical health care.
6. Provides direct services and personal advocacy to victims/survivors in resolving issues related to human trafficking, which includes criminal justice advocacy and assisting victims/survivors in securing rights and remedies.
7. Collaborates with and trains other YWCA and community agency staff to assure seamless service delivery to human trafficking victims/survivors.
8. Advocates for the needs of human trafficking victims/survivors through participation on task forces and other working groups.
9. Maintains all necessary records, reports, statistics, and collect outcome measurement surveys.
10. Safeguards confidential information gained as a result of the job.
11. Complies with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse, elder abuse, suicide and homicide.
12. As a YWCA employee, projects a positive image of the Association and its programs to the community.
13. Works cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
14. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Familiarization with YWCA Personnel Policies and Mission.
2. Appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

HOURS OF WORK: Full-time. Flexible as a response to program needs and as arranged with supervisor.

STARTING WAGE: $18.00-20.00
DEPARTMENT: YW-Victim Services
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Victim Services

HOW TO APPLY: Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: HR@YWCAKALAMAZOO.ORG

Location:Kalamazoo, MI 49007 US View Map
Date Posted:02/13/2018
Date Last Modified:02/13/2018
Start Date:2/13/2018 
Hours per week:Full-time, flexible dependent on program needs 
Certifications desired: 
More Detail:Additional Information
Contact:Human Resources