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Human Trafficking Associate Therapist – Counseling Services

Website WEAVE Inc

Are you passionate about working in an organization that provides mental health services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking? Are you interested in a career that improves outcomes for underserved or unserved communities? If the answer is yes, WEAVE may be the place for you!

Our Organization:
 WEAVE, founded in 1978, is Sacramento’s primary provider of services supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The organization offers 24/7 support and response, an emergency safehouse program, counseling, legal services, and much more to some of the most vulnerable members of Sacramento’s many communities. WEAVE has grown significantly in recent years, expanding services and capacity to meet community needs. With diverse programs and an organizational commitment to excellence, WEAVE is leading the way in service standards.

Our mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Our vision is a community free of violence and abuse. When Everyone Acts, Violence Ends!

The Role: 
Under the direction of the Counseling Services Manager, the Human Trafficking-Focused Associate Therapist will provide direct counseling services primarily at Dignity Health’s Medical Safe Haven for Human Trafficking survivors. Counseling may also be provided at other selected WEAVE counseling sites. This counseling position is a training opportunity for associate therapists to earn hours towards licensure, as well as an opportunity for providing short-term therapeutic trauma work and utilizing trauma-informed therapeutic interventions. Once licensed, associate therapists may apply for a licensed therapist position, if available.


  • ASW, APCC, or AMFT with current BBS registration, in addition to a master’s degree in a related field, are required.
  • A minimum of two years of individual and group counseling experience, or at least 1000 clinical hours towards licensure, are preferred.
  • Experience working with survivors of human trafficking is highly preferred.
  • Experience providing therapy for children, youth, and adults of various ages and backgrounds.
  • Experience working with clients who have complex trauma.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and client-centered therapeutic interventions.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing trauma-informed, client-centered, inclusive services.
  • Complete WEAVE’s 69-hour classroom peer counselor training (post-hire requirement) and attend amount of required Continuing Education (CE) to maintain certification.
  • Provide copy of valid California driver license, have reliable transportation, and submit current proof vehicle insurance.
  • Satisfactory results from DOJ background check (post-hire requirement).

 The wage range for this position is $30-$35 per hour.

Reasons to Work for WEAVE:

  • Compensation & Benefits: We offer competitive non-profit wages, 100% health insurance premium coverage for most eligible employees, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and life insurance, a 401(k) plan with employer match contributions, paid holidays, generous PTO accrual, California Paid Sick Leave, an Employee Assistance Plan, and more.
  • Growth-Oriented: WEAVE encourages employees to constantly learn and grow their skills; we provide continuing education opportunities, social justice learning opportunities and when possible, we strive to give staff opportunities to attend appropriate conferences and seminars relevant to their work.
  • Collaborative & Inclusive Culture: We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment where all staff and clients feel welcome; we celebrate our differences and actively seek out new perspectives from our staff to improve our programs and services. The successful candidate must be willing and able to work positively with other staff and clients with broad arrays of backgrounds and life experiences. All employees of WEAVE have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement:

WEAVE Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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