Therapist | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team. The Therapist, as part of the Clinical team, is responsible for providing behavioral health services to survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. This person supports the vision, mission, and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Provide clinical services including conducting diagnostic assessments, treatment planning, individual and group psychotherapy, and discharge planning for survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence and non-offending family members or friends.
  • Complete timely and accurate clinical notes and other pertinent documentation.
  • Connect individuals and families to appropriate support services in the community.
  • Effectively coordinate client care with other service providers and community resources to ensure continuity of care.
  • Participate in individual supervision, case consultations, and agency meetings as needed.
  • Provision of clinical and administrative supervision with clinical interns providing behavioral health services.
  • Assist with Medicaid documentation and billing submissions as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in social work or a related field required.
  • Requires an active Ohio license in good standing LSW/LISW/LISW-S or LPC/LPCC/LPCC-S or LMFT/LIMFT.
  • Strong clinical acumen and competence to provide psychotherapy to individuals, adults and children that have experienced sexual violence or domestic violence.
  • Flexibility to meet with patients during non-Traditional hours as needed.
  • Ability to respect diversity and integrate issues of culture into treatment plans.
  • Commitment to empowering individuals and adapting interventions to individuals’ strengths, skills, and developmental levels.
  • Experience using evidence-based modes of therapy including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing preferred.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
    effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.


  • $58,000 – 60,000 annually
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous PTO and holiday pay
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • YWCA Retirement Fund
    • Automatic enrollment in the YWCA National Retirement Fund upon completion of two years of employment (1,000 hours or more worked per year). Employer contributes 5% and YWCA USA contributes 2% to contribute a total of 7% of gross pay.
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YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.