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Why work at KCSARC?

KCSARC seeks to create a work environment that reflects the diverse community that we serve. People of color, LGBTQ, and multi-lingual individuals are always encouraged to apply. We also encourage you to include your personal pronouns in your resume.

Solid history, a track record of success, and innovation to boot: The agency opened its doors in 1976, so we have a significant tenure in the field of sexual assault and a track record of successful program implementation, systems change, and direct service to clients. But we’re not a static service provider – we continue to innovate with programming such as prevention education in schools and the communities we serve, Dando Voz to reach Spanish-speaking survivors, and Project360, addressing the intersection of sexual violence and youth homelessness.

Tackle some big issues: When you work at KCSARC, you are part of a challenging and rewarding experience. We address the important issues around sexual assault, as well as some of the most critical problems facing our community right now. Many of these, such as sex trafficking and homelessness, have links to sexual violence.

As an agency, we’re committed to supporting fundraising success: The Executive Director, 64-member staff, and 19-member Board of Directors are engaged as ambassadors, with Board and Executive Director having significant fundraising involvement.

Participate in the joyful – yes, joyful! – aspects of what we do: Our work at KCSARC is hopeful and life-affirming. While there is no question that sexual assault is a serious subject, we empower victims and their families, and help them move ahead with their lives.

No better team to have by your side: KCSARC staff are positive, upbeat, talented, and passionate professionals who take pride in their work and in the role KCSARC plays in the community. The agency has a commitment to fostering workforce diversity and to encouraging innovative thinking, making for a dynamic, interesting group of people all focused on a single issue.

Sure, this work is important. So is your life outside of work: Work-life balance is valued at KCSARC and most staff are able to work flexible schedules. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for professional growth, and have been voted a “Best Place to Work” by Washington CEO magazine.

Learn more about our competitive pay and outstanding benefits. 

Current openings

Bilingual Therapist

KCSARC therapists are experts in providing trauma-specific treatment for victims of sexual assault. They are trained in gold-standard treatment models that have been scientifically proven to be effective. Therapists work with a range of clients who span the ages of 6 through adulthood. Training is provided in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

This type of therapy is not passive as is often the case when the client leads the session. Trauma focused interventions require intense emotional and intellectual presence. The treatment requires active engagement, continuous discovery and strategic intervention by both the therapist and the client. While the therapeutic process is collaborative, sexual assault victims would understandably rather avoid talking and thinking about or experiencing feelings related to their assault. This avoidance actually perpetuates difficulties for survivors. Thus, the trauma therapist owns a directive role in guiding survivors to revisit and recount their memories and reminders of their assault in the context of a safe environment, specifically the therapy session. Through this process, the therapist must be able to ask pertinent, open-ended questions and listen intently to quickly identify maladaptive, trauma-related beliefs about self, others and the world (i.e. beliefs that perpetuate guilt and shame). Therapists can then begin to guide the client and lead them in examining and challenging thinking patterns during their sessions. Because treatment is structured and focused, most client’s complete treatment in an average of 16-20 sessions.

Therapist are supported in their role with weekly supervision as well as access to consultation with national experts.

Hours: 40 hours per week Monday- Friday. No on- call duties or weekends

Status: Full-time; Permanent

Reports to: Giám đốc lâm sàng

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct Clinical Assessments
  • Maintain a 20-25 caseload
  • Provide individual, trauma-specific therapy to a designated number of children/adolescents and their non-offending family members
  • Provide individual, abuse-specific therapy to a designated number of adult victims
  • Provide crisis intervention services to clients and/or family members
  • Maintain and submit all required records in the Client Tracking System in timely fashion
  • Maintain a collegial relationship with community professionals (CPS, CASA, teachers, etc.)
  • Consult with other client services staff on specific cases as appropriate
  • Participate in weekly supervision
  • Participate in Dando Voz activities
  • Participate in and attend clinical meetings such as group consultation and therapist meetings
  • Other duties as requested by the Clinical Supervisor or the Deputy Executive Director

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in community committees if requested
  • Conduct community training events if requested

TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to proficiently utilize Word, Excel, Access based database, and Outlook
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Ability to use a standard telephone
  • Ability to use a TTY
  • Ability to use audio-visual equipment

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Excellent and professional judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent empathic skills
  • Knowledge of sexual assault victimization and the healing process
  • Ability to work with independence
  • Ability to work with initiative and assertiveness
  • Ability to teach new concepts
  • Ability to teach alternate behaviors in a persuasive manner
  • Understanding of cultural differences and barriers that clients may encounter
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing work demands
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to build rapport quickly
  • Ability to read, write and speak English and either Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Somali, Mandarin, Korean or Ukrainian
  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC

PHYSICAL-MENTAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS

  • Travel to satellite offices may be required (Seattle, Redmond and Federal Way)
  • Ability to interface with the impact of secondary trauma
  • Ability to work with individuals in a high stress situation
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree plus 2 years clinical experience
  • Must be licensed in Washington state
  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors
  • Cultural knowledge and experience
  • Fluency in writing and speaking Spanish

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • Clinical experience with empirically supported therapeutic interventions for treating trauma
  • Experience working with parents

SALARY: $67,000 annually

To applycreate an account on our job site and apply for the desired position. Thank you!

KCSARC requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire as appointments are available.

Therapist

KCSARC therapists are experts in providing trauma-specific treatment for victims of sexual assault. They are trained in gold-standard treatment models that have been scientifically proven to be effective. Therapists work with a range of clients who span the ages of 6 through adulthood. Training is provided in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

This type of therapy is not passive as is often the case when the client leads the session. Trauma focused interventions require intense emotional and intellectual presence. The treatment requires active engagement, continuous discovery and strategic intervention by both the therapist and the client. While the therapeutic process is collaborative, sexual assault victims would understandably rather avoid talking and thinking about or experiencing feelings related to their assault. This avoidance actually perpetuates difficulties for survivors. Thus, the trauma therapist owns a directive role in guiding survivors to revisit and recount their memories and reminders of their assault in the context of a safe environment, specifically the therapy session. Through this process, the therapist must be able to ask pertinent, open-ended questions and listen intently to quickly identify maladaptive, trauma-related beliefs about self, others and the world (i.e. beliefs that perpetuate guilt and shame). Therapists can then begin to guide the client and lead them in examining and challenging thinking patterns during their sessions. Because treatment is structured and focused, most client’s complete treatment in an average of 16-20 sessions.

Therapist are supported in their role with weekly supervision as well as access to consultation with national experts.

Hours: 40 hours per week

Status: Full-time, permanent, exempt

Reports to: Giám đốc lâm sàng

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct Clinical Assessments
  • Provide individual, trauma-specific therapy to a designated number of children/adolescents and their non-offending family members
  • Provide individual, abuse-specific therapy to a designated number of adult victims
  • Provide crisis intervention services to clients and/or family members
  • Maintain and submit all required records in the Client Tracking System in timely fashion
  • Maintain a collegial relationship with community professionals (CPS, CASA, teachers, etc.)
  • Consult with other client services staff on specific cases as appropriate
  • Participate in weekly supervision
  • Participate in Dando Voz activities
  • Participate in and attend clinical meetings such as group consultation and therapist meetings
  • Other duties as requested by the Clinical Supervisor or the Deputy Executive Director

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS

  • Participate in community committees if requested
  • Conduct community training events if requested

TECHNICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to proficiently utilize Word, Excel, Access based database, and Outlook
  • Keyboarding skills
  • Ability to use a standard telephone
  • Ability to use a TTY
  • Ability to use audio-visual equipment

PERSONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Excellent and professional judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent active listening skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent empathic skills
  • Knowledge of sexual assault victimization and the healing process
  • Ability to work with independence
  • Ability to work with initiative and assertiveness
  • Ability to teach new concepts
  • Ability to teach alternate behaviors in a persuasive manner
  • Understanding of cultural differences and barriers that clients may encounter
  • Ability to organize and prioritize competing work demands
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to build rapport quickly
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC

PHYSICAL-MENTAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS

  • Travel to satellite offices may be required (Seattle, Redmond and Federal Way)
  • Ability to interface with the impact of secondary trauma
  • Ability to work with individuals in a high stress situation
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree plus 2 years clinical experience
  • Must be licensed in Washington state
  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors
  • Cultural knowledge and experience

EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

  • Written and oral fluency in English
  • Clinical experience with empirically supported therapeutic interventions for treating trauma
  • Experience working with parents

SALARY: $63,812 annually

To applycreate an account on our job site and apply for the desired position. Thank you!

KCSARC requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire as appointments are available.

Legal Advocate

Position Profile: to provide advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and/or child physical abuse while involved in the criminal justice system

Hours: 40 hours per week – Full-time; Monday through Friday

This position typically works a flex schedule. Generally, the position works hours between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Most of the appointments within the criminal justice system fall between these hours. There will be occasions where early evening appointments are scheduled. This occurs about 4-6 times per month. There will also be occasions when there are weekend appointments or activities. These are limited to 2-4 times per year.

Status: Full time; permanent; non-exempt

Reports to: Legal Advocacy Manager or Legal Advocate Supervisor

Essential Functions:
Provide all of the following services in English as needed:

  • Provide support and information to victims of sexual assault who are involved in the Criminal Justice Process
  • Assess the needs of the client and provide appropriate referrals and other collateral services
  • Assist the client in making informed decisions about police reporting
  • Provide ongoing emotional support to clients
  • Inform the client of Crime Victims Compensation benefits
  • Attend and provide support at interviews/hearings/trials/sentencing in which the victim participates
  • Actively monitor the status of the criminal case and keep clients informed of the status of their case
  • Communicate effectively with detectives, prosecutors and defense attorneys and others in the legal system
  • Establish an effective and supportive working relationship with a diverse population
  • Work with independent initiative and assertiveness
  • Provide information and support to victims and parents at Kids’/Teen Court
  • Assist clients with protective orders
  • Give information about civil remedies
  • Attend Agency meetings and events
  • Duties as assigned by the Manager or Deputy Executive Director

Secondary Functions:

  • Attend community meetings as appropriate
  • Assist in training new staff

Technical Functions:

  • Ability to use Word, Access-based database system, Outlook, SharePoint
  • Ability to use a standard telephone as a means of communicating

Personal Competencies:

  • Work as an effective team member as KCSARC provides comprehensive services to victims
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with a diverse population
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and organize a caseload
  • Communicate emotionally difficult information
  • Skillfully empathetic
  • Ability to work with independence
  • Skillfully assertive
  • Ability to work with flexibility
  • Ability to work with initiative and assertiveness
  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Accept and practice the established policies and guiding principles of KCSARC
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check related to crimes against persons

Physical-mental-psychological Skills:

  • Ability to work with people in high-stress situations
  • Ability to interface with the impact of secondary trauma
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality
  • Ability to work in an environment where schedules and appointments vary and change quickly
  • Ability to efficiently travel between Renton and the three different courthouses in Kent and Seattle
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Minimum Experience Desired:

  • 4-year college degree plus 1 year directly related work experience OR
    2 years college/vocational training plus 3 years related work experience OR
    6 years directly related work experience

Experience Preferred:

  •  Experience in providing assistance to victims of sexual assault
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the criminal justice system

SALARY: $24.46/hour

To apply – create an account on our job site and apply for the desired position.

KCSARC requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of hire as appointments are available.

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