Employment Opportunity – Behavioral Therapist

Behavioral Therapist

Are you interested in trauma-informed or gender-responsive services? Are you someone who is concerned about the incarceration of people struggling with substance use or mental health issues? If so, you may be a great fit for this opportunity.

The Empowerment Program is seeking a full-time behavioral therapist to provide individual and group counseling to women who are impacted by HIV, involved in the criminal justice system, have life-long histories of trauma, consistently or intermittently using drugs and living with mental illness.  The Empowerment Program has provided health, housing, employment and education services for women involved in the criminal justice system since 1985.   Services are provided in a trauma informed, culturally relevant, harm reduction agency in a respectful and non-judgmental atmosphere with a focus on relational empowerment.  

This position is responsible for mental health assessments, development of treatment plans, individual therapy and experience facilitating groups. The position provides services for women living with HIV, substance abuse and/or mental health conditions and may be involved in the criminal justice system. The position works with a team of behavioral health treatment providers, care managers and housing specialists to provide comprehensive services. Must be able to complete paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.


  • Masters Degree in a behavioral health field (MSW preferred). Clinical license a plus.
  • CAC III or LAC a plus.
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Experience working with African-American, Native American women and Latinas.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Must be comfortable working with women who are actively using drugs, are living with mental illness and may be homeless.

The Empowerment Program is a trauma-informed non-profit agency that values harm reduction and feminist approaches to direct care.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to the Executive Director, Carol Lease at carol-lease@empowermentprogram.org.

The Empowerment Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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