Please note: While we do not have a current opening in the counseling department, we are always accepting resumes and cover letters from candidates to keep on file for future openings.

Do you need scheduling flexibility between daytime and afternoon/evening hours? Do you like being part of a mission-driven team serving victims and survivors of domestic or sexual violence? Do you need clinical supervision for your licensure? If you answered yes to any of these, keep reading…



The YWCA West Central Michigan is currently accepting applications for full-time and/or part-time Therapists to join our Counseling Program team. While we are not currently hiring, we would love to hear from you if you would like to be considered for future openings. Therapists provide assessment and recuperative services in the forms of individual, family, conjoint, and group counseling and education; generates applicable documentation, and acts to coordinate community services for victims traumatized by violence. The organization offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance with employee-only level premiums paid entirely by the YWCA, generous paid time off, and vision insurance at a low cost. After 2 years of employment the YWCA contribution of 7% of your salary into a retirement plan.


Full-Time Salary Range – $43,600 (entry level) to $54,590 – dependent on experience (bilingual in Spanish range is $47,500 – $59,500)


Part-Time Hourly Range – $21.00 (entry level) to $26.25 per hour – dependent on experience (bilingual in Spanish Hourly Range – $22.85 to $28.60



Our mission is Eliminating Racism; Empowering Women and Girls; Promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for All. Where racism and sexism give rise to domestic and sexual violence, we help empower survivors with expert, comprehensive services: 24-hour confidential helpline, safety planning, legal help, domestic violence emergency shelter and supportive housing, medical-forensic examinations, counseling and support groups for victims; supervised parenting time and safe custody exchange. We seek to reflect the diverse community it serves and be a welcoming, inclusive space for all. Applicants from diverse experiences, backgrounds, and identities are encouraged to apply.


We are known for excellence, cultural and professional humility, exemplary victim-focused and trauma-informed care, a shared commitment to doing what needs to be done to mitigate the impact of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and to address the intersectionality of racism and interpersonal violence. We are passionate about our work. We have high expectations. We work hard because the work matters, and we pay attention because details matter. We seek to constantly improve ourselves – individually and collectively.



  • Provides direct counseling service to clients including assessing needs, monitoring and evaluating plans and progress, facilitating interdisciplinary approaches with; individual, conjoint, group and family counseling; and educational classes.
  • Provides advocacy, coordinating, and monitoring services for victims traumatized by violence. Service may be provided in-office or as outreach to client home or school.
  • Responsible for determining client needs by completing intake interviews, reviewing evaluations, objectives, goals, and plans.
  • Responsible for maintaining up-to-date records of client contact as prescribed by the agency, including encounter notes; reports; assessment summaries; and closing reports.
  • Communicate clients’ progress by participating regularly in supervision including group consultation; individual supervision; live (observed) supervision; and external consultation.
  • Provides a minimum of 22 direct (face-to-face) clinical units (18.3 clock hours) of service per week, unless otherwise instructed.
  • Assumes responsibility for own ongoing clinical growth; remains current with field literature; attends training as required by program, licensure or personal objectives. YWCA financial support may be utilized as available for training.
  • Provides court testimony.



  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or closely related field from an accredited university required. Specific training in child sexual abuse, family therapy, domestic violence, or sexual assault is highly preferred.
  • Two years (may include internships) of direct, clinical experience.
  • Licensure in the State of Michigan, minimally a limited license, or a temporary license may be acceptable
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of basic psychological theory, which may include: psycho/moral child development; trauma resolution (including knowledge of PTSD); systems theory; crisis management; empowerment models.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a willingness to work from a team perspective in treatment provision.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations, i.e., client crisis, multiple and simultaneous duties, critical decision making, and court testimony.
  • Capacity to proficiently utilize computers for email, electronic case management, running reports, virtual meetings, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Access to and willingness to use personal transportation for business purposes with the ability to be qualified as a driver for the YWCA.
  • Capable of interacting with children in a physical fashion during the course of individual and group therapy. May include several hours per week of vigorous activity.



  • Work environment includes typical office setting and service recipient’s home environment. These are potentially unpredictable based on the degree of stress experienced by clients.
  • Irregular work hours may exist, including early mornings and/or evenings.
  • Conditions are subject to occasional exposure to agitated or threatening individuals.



If you are interested in joining our team, submit your cover letter and resume. Concisely outline how your experience will help make this position successful. Applications will be assessed as they arrive.


Hiring Manager: Mat Klemp, Senior Director of Non-Residential Services



The YWCA West Central Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer