Counselor/DV Advocate, Part-Time (Hope Place)
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Part Time
Graduate Degree
$16.03 - $17.48 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Counselor, Part-Time to join the Women and Children's Ministries team in Seattle, WA.


Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.


The Counselor/DV Advocate provides mental health counseling and domestic violence advocacy support for women at Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's Hope Place facility.


Our Women and Children's Ministries team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Shift Schedule

25 hours per week.  M-F days, with occasional evening, weekend or holiday shifts.


Essential Job Duties

  1. Provide individual mental health counseling for women at Hope Place.
  2. Provide advocacy-based support for women leaving domestic violence situations, including safety planning and assessments.
  3. Maintain appropriate client files; communicate with staff team at Hope Place as needed through Clarity Facility Log and email.
  4. Be willing to be trained and use Lifespan Integration therapy for trauma resolution.
  5. Assist in the development and quality assurance related to trauma-informed practices, policies, and procedures at Hope Place.
  6. Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
  7. Attend training as assigned by supervisor.
  8. Meet with on site and clinical supervisor weekly.
  9. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  1. The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves, through service and a respectful and relational approach to sharing the Gospel.
  2. Must agree with Seattles Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Missions Core Values.
  3. Agreement with the purpose of the Missions programs, the Program Ministry Staff Guidelines and the grace-based team approach to ministry.
  4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and/or Lifespan Integration.
  5. Ability to teach classes and facilitate groups as needed.
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Word.
  8. Valid Washington State Drivers License and ability to meet the standards of the Missions drivers criteria required; access to reliable transportation (non-Mission) for work-related purposes required.
  9. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  10. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  11. LMHCA required or eligible to obtain license



Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time.
  2. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.



Masters in Counseling or related field.



Experience in the treatment of adults, with a preference for candidates trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and/or Lifespan Integration.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Mission Statement

To serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need, through the grace of Jesus Christ.


Vision Statement

To forcefully impact poverty and brokenness, affecting such significant change that our communities point to God!


Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate Urgency
  • Strategic Effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and Scrappy