Careers

Safe Connections seeks and celebrates diversity in its staff community and provides a dynamic team environment. A trauma-informed culture with a high value on self-care, mentoring and professional development is an organizational hallmark. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made based on merit and organizational needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation or any other factor protected by law.

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Therapist – LGBTQIA+

Description

Safe Connections is seeking a Full Time Therapist to provide counseling to individuals of all genders, ages 18 and older, who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse. This position will place a particular focus on service provision to St. Louis City residents who identify as LGBTQ+.

Qualifications

This position requires a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent. Current Missouri license preferred – LPC or LCSW – with applied knowledge and experience in the following areas: trauma focused and gender affirming therapies; post-traumatic stress; co-occurring symptom management; and counseling individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence.  Bilingual preferred.

One evening and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. required.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. 80% of medical insurance and all other insurance benefits are paid by Safe Connections.

Application Information

Resume and cover letter are required to be considered for the position. 

Please email to: Katherine Wallner, MA., LPC  

katherine@safeconnections.org

Position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please.

Therapist – Support Services

Description

Safe Connections is seeking a Full-Time Support Services Therapist to provide direct, client centered, services in the following areas: psychosocial assessment, group therapy, crisis counseling and other supportive clinical programming. Position requires some evening and Saturday hours.

Qualifications

Position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field; PLPC or LMSW preferred. Qualities for the right candidate include: experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence, crisis intervention and psychosocial assessment, developing group curricula, knowledge of community resources and models of trauma treatment. This position requires someone who is highly organized and detail oriented.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. 80% of medical insurance and all other insurance benefits are paid by Safe Connections.

Application Information

Please send resume and cover letter to gina@safeconnections.org

Materials accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Clinical Manager – Support Services

Description

Safe Connections is hiring for Clinical Manager. This newly created position will provide oversight and supervision of the Support Services Program and Therapists to include: all screening and assessment activities for client entry into programming; client assignment into services, program development and marketing of group programming. The Clinical Manager will also provide clinical supervision to Adult Services Therapists and Clinical Interns.

Additional duties include: support and coordination of clinical internship activities, oversight of compliance with established policy and procedures to meet best practice and productivity standards, hiring and training new therapists, conducting yearly performance reviews, program evaluation and support of the clinical case audit process and quality improvement activities. Monitors staffing trends. Position responsibilities will take place onsite at Safe Connections office and remotely.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field; LCSW or LPC licensure plus 3 years or more direct experience post-licensure providing clinical supervision and program oversight to a multidisciplinary team, 3 years of experience providing culturally-sensitive, gender affirming therapy with clients on issues related to intimate partner and sexual violence, trauma and mental illness. Applied experience providing trauma-informed psychosocial assessment and group therapy. Proficient with Microsoft Suite and web-based documentation system to track and monitor program trends and support agency program evaluation. Experience with tele-behavioral health is beneficial.

A 37.5 hour work week with one evening required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. 80% of medical insurance and all other insurance benefits are paid by Safe Connections.

Application Information

Applications will not be considered without a resume and cover letter.

Resume and cover letter required to be considered to: gina@safeconnections.org

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

 

Clinical Manager –Adult Services

Description

Safe Connections is hiring a Clinical Manager. This newly created position will provide oversight and supervision of the Adult Individual Therapy program, including Safe Connections programming provided through our collaboration with Rung for Women and Provident Behavioral Health.

Additional duties include: oversight of compliance with established policy and procedures to meet best practice and productivity standards, hiring and training new therapists, conducting yearly performance reviews, program evaluation and support of the clinical case audit process and quality improvement activities. Monitors staffing trends. Position responsibilities will take place onsite at the Safe Connections office and remotely.

Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field; LCSW or LPC licensure plus 3 years or more direct experience post licensure providing clinical supervision and program oversight to a multidisciplinary team, 3 years of experience providing culturally-sensitive, gender affirming therapy with clients on issues related to intimate partner and sexual violence, trauma and concurring symptoms. Proficient with Microsoft Suite and web-based documentation to monitor program trends and support agency program evaluation. Experience with tele-behavioral health is beneficial.

A 37.5 hour work week with one evening required.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits. 80% of medical insurance and all other insurance benefits are paid by Safe Connections.

Application Information

Applications will not be considered without a resume and cover letter.

Please address inquiries to: gina@safeconnections.org

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

 

Adolescent Therapist

Description

Safe Connections is seeking a full-time Adolescent Therapist to provide individual and group therapy to adolescents affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse.  Services will be delivered remotely using Telehealth, as well as in-person at local high schools and middle schools, residential treatment facilities and at the Safe Connections office on Hampton. 

Qualifications

Position requires a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or equivalent and licensure- Current Missouri License – LPC or LCSW preferred. Preferred qualities include: experience providing crisis intervention and counseling for teens impacted by violence, experience providing trauma therapy, experience leading groups, experience working in a school setting, experience developing group curricula, knowledge of community resources, intercultural competency.  Bi-lingual preferred. Some evenings are required. Reliable transportation required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Information

Please send resume and cover letter to heidi@safeconnections.org.  No phone calls please.

 

Prevention Educator-Project Hart Facilitator

Description

Safe Connections is seeking a full-time Prevention Educator-Project HART Facilitator. The Prevention Educator will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of Project HART, a dating violence and sexual assault prevention curriculum for teens, in schools and alternative settings. The Prevention Educator will also be responsible for other adolescent services programming and professional development training opportunities for adults working with youth.   

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required; Education or Social Services degree preferred.  Must have knowledge on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and experience in teaching or public speaking, preferably with both adult and adolescent populations. 

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Information

Please send resume and cover letter to destiny@safeconnections.org

Materials accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

 

Crisis Textline Volunteer

 Objectives:

Maintains responsibility for Crisis Textline coverage on a schedule determined by Crisis Intervention program staff. Provides crisis intervention, support, and referrals as appropriate. Completes accurate and concise documentation of text responses in a timely manner.

 Qualities:

  • Committed to the Safe Connections mission of reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services.
  • Ability to stay calm in response to crisis and recognize personal boundaries for self-care.
  • Displays professional and responsible behavior.
  • Desire to learn about the dynamics of intimate partner violence; including physical, psychological, economic, technological, and sexual abuse, as well as stalking and various forms of sexual violence. Desire to increase understanding of intersectional, trauma-informed advocacy.
  • Ability to listen, communicate effectively, and empower others to make individual choices in an empathetic, non-judgmental way.
  • Understands own strengths, weaknesses, values and the importance of self-care.
  • Ability to explore alternatives and problem solve.
  • Access to a computer and cell/landline phone – text messages are accessed through the volunteer’s personal computer and organization text portal during the scheduled shift.

Training and Preparation for Job:

  • Participation in initial phone screening and interview.
  • Reference and background check.
  • All Safe Connections volunteers are required to complete 48 hours of Saint Louis Ending Violence against Women Network collaborative training, alongside Safe Connections training and Crisis Textline observations.

Evaluation and Supervision

  • Responsible to Crisis Intervention program staff staff.
  • Due to the nature and importance of the volunteer work, the Crisis Helpline staff reserves the right to remove a volunteer if volunteer is having difficulties performing their responsibilities.
  • Participates in yearly supervision with Crisis Intervention program staff.

Commitments:

  • Must be willing to commit to a minimum of one year as a Crisis Textline volunteer.
  • Required to cover shifts as determined by the Crisis Intervention program staff.   
  • Attend Crisis Intervention team meetings and participate in continued education opportunities. (e.g. supervision, annual review, quarterly Crisis Team Meeting)

Procedures:

  • Give advance notice to Crisis Intervention program staff of shift cancellation.
  • If possible, find volunteer replacement and notify agency of changes.
  • Turn in Crisis Textline logs to the organization within 48 hours of shift.
  • Notify Crisis Intervention program staff one month in advance to request temporary leave of absence or submit permanent resignation.
  • Safe Connections Resource Manual will be provided to volunteers as a reference tool for shifts on the Textline; volunteers will need to return these binders upon completion of service or resignation.

Accountability

Accountable to the Crisis Intervention program staff for carrying out assigned responsibilities and for following organization policies and procedures. Safe Connections is a not-for-profit organization that works to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling, and support services. Safe Connections is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its community. Employment decisions are based on merit and organizational needs, not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.

 

Individual Therapist – LCSW – LPC

Safe Connections seeks a Full Time Therapist to provide counseling to individuals of all genders, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages 18 and older, who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Position requires a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent; Current Missouri license preferred – LPC or LCSW – with applied knowledge and experience in the following areas: trauma focused and gender affirming therapies; post-traumatic stress; co-occurring symptom management; and counseling individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. Bilingual preferred.

A 37.5 hour work week with one evening and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Applications will not be considered without a cover letter.

Please address inquiries to: Katherine Wallner, LPC

Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.

Therapist (Bilingual-Spanish) – LPC/LCSW

Safe Connections seeks a Full Time Bilingual Therapist to provide counseling to individuals of all genders, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages 18 and older, who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse.

Position requires a Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or equivalent; Current Missouri license preferred – LPC or LCSW – Bilingual/Second Language proficiency (Spanish) with an ability to communicate and effectively work with culturally diverse clients, stakeholders, referral sources, and to network with community partners.

Positon also requires applied knowledge and experience in the following areas: trauma focused and gender affirming therapies; post-traumatic stress; co-occurring symptom management; and counseling individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence; direct clinical experience with refugee or immigrant populations.

A 37.5 hour work week with one evening and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. required.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Applications will not be considered without a cover letter.

Please address inquiries to: Katherine Wallner, LPC

Adult Services Clinical Manager

Safe Connections seeks a full time Adult Services Clinical Manager to provide clinical supervision and oversite of the Adult Service Clinical Team.  

Additional duties to include; oversite of compliance with established audit and productivity standards, monitors staffing trends, hiring and training new therapists, conducting yearly performance reviews, program evaluation and support of agency chart audit process. The Adult Services Clinical Manager will provide direct service to clients, on an as needed basis, as part of their supervisory role. Position duties will take place onsite at our location on Hampton and remotely. Staff are currently working remote from home.

Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or related field; LPC or LCSW licensure, with a minimum of 3 years direct experience post licensure providing exceptional clinical supervision to a multidisciplinary team. Candidates must have applied experience in the following areas: providing culturally sensitive, trauma focused gender affirming therapies; post-traumatic stress; co-occurring symptom management; and counseling individuals affected by domestic and sexual violence. Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office software and web-based documentation systems to monitor data trends for quality client care and service delivery. Experience with tele-behavioral health processes and procedures would be a benefit.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Resume and cover letter required to be considered for the position to: gina@safeconnections.org.