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Youth and Child Therapist

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Leesburg, VA, USA

LAWS, Loudoun County's designated domestic violence and sexual assault center, is actively seeking a full-time Youth and Child Therapist for our Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC).  The Loudoun CAC located in Leesburg, VA, provides a child-focused response to the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child neglect and abuse cases. The Therapist works in a multidisciplinary team (MDT) environment and provides individual and group therapy to victims of child abuse to reduce trauma symptoms.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for child victims of trauma and utilize standardized assessment measures to identify trauma-related symptoms
  • Provide treatment services, including crisis intervention, TF-CBT, and group therapy, to child victims of trauma and non-offending family members
  • Refer clients with non-trauma related mental health concerns to appropriate community providers as needed to ensure access to indicated treatment
  • Maintain orderly, accurate, HIPAA-compliant case files, including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and termination summaries
  • Effectively compile and prepare statistical reports, case records, data, and input information into data tracking software
  • Maintain detailed case records and other documentation
  • Provide expert testimony in court as needed
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with persons from varied backgrounds, including law enforcement, child protective service workers, attorneys, medical personnel, and victim advocates
  • Maintain current licensure and/or certifications
  • Attend all required staff meetings, case reviews, trainings and conferences
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Educational Background: 
Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work or a related field
  • Licensed preferred; working under supervision for licensure required.
  • Minimum 1-year experience providing professional counseling to children and families; previous experience in TF-CBT and working with child victims of crime preferred
  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Work effectively under stressful conditions, while demonstrating discretion and good judgment in handling confidential matters and sensitive information
  • Possess tact, good judgment, and flexibility
  • Ability to work as a team member with individuals from a variety of disciplines
  • Ability to respond quickly to challenges
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills; Spanish fluency and ability to interpret a plus
  • Schedule is based on the needs of clients; flexibility is required. Some evenings and weekends required
  • Clear Child Protective Services, Criminal, Motor Vehicle, and Sex Offender Registry background checks required.

Salary from: $50,000 to $60,000

How to Apply: 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to and include the  position title in email subject line.

Organization Info


Leesburg, VA, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

To provide victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse with safety, hope and empowerment services to live as survivors free from the effects of violence.


In 1984, the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) was founded by three Loudoun County women with only $3,000 in donations. The organization was incorporated under the name Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. and began doing business as Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter and in 1985, the founders opened the shelter itself; the only place in Loudoun County where women and children fleeing domestic violence could find refuge.

Since then, LAWS has expanded to provide a full array of comprehensive services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. Besides providing emergency shelter, LAWS also delivers assistance to victims at our Community Services Center where we provide counseling, legal services, support groups, advocacy, and community outreach. LAWS also operates a thrift store in downtown Leesburg called The Resourceful Woman and runs the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center. The Center is a public/private partnership among Loudoun County agencies and organizations dedicated to child victims of abuse and/or neglect.

On average, we provide direct services to over 1,000 adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence each year. LAWS has a staff of approximately 30 employees and 75 volunteers and our Board of Directors represents a diverse group of community leaders who provide governance and oversight to the organization .

At LAWS we seek to empower victims of domestic and sexual violence so that they may live lives free from fear, anxiety, and danger. All of our services are confidential and free of charge

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 12 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 12 2019
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