Job Details
Center for Children & Families - Costa Mesa, CA
Full Time
$46,169.00 - $55,405.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services

Reporting to the Therapeutic Program Supervisor, provides individual, child, and family counseling, facilitates client education and support groups and promotes domestic violence awareness through community presentations and outreach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, child and family counseling to clients.
  • Plan and facilitate client education and support groups.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Complete bio-psychosocial assessments and develop comprehensive treatment plans with clients.
  • Maintain clinical documentation and complete service records.
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Meet productivity standards as defined by specific grants and other funding requirements.
  • Collect and input data into the corresponding databases as needed for Human Options and appropriate grants (i.e. ETO).
  • Deliver domestic violence awareness presentations to community groups and/or partners.
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings (clinical and administrative).
  • Report suspected child abuse or other safety issues, as required by law and agency policies.
  • Abide by professional confidentiality guidelines by only sharing client information within the organization when it meets the need of the client.
  • Provide support to other staff/residential programs as needed, such as by covering in hotline, etc.
  • Remain in good standing with the BBS.
  • Work evenings and weekends, as necessary to meet client needs.
  • Demonstrates the ability to abide by Human Options’ values: Show Diversity, Respect, Curiosity, Ingenuity, and Individuality.  Demonstrates a commitment to excellence and maintains a supportive environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of techniques and principles of child and family development, family systems theory, crisis counseling intervention, individual, family, and group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and trauma response, child abuse, and family violence, and trauma-focused interventions.
  • Ability to assess emotional, social and environmental strengths and community resources.
  • Strong communication and counseling skills.
  • Master’s degree in behavioral science field & registration with the BBS.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required.
  • One to two years of experience in counseling field.
  • Knowledge of the principles of domestic violence and crisis counseling.
  • Computer skills including word processing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Satisfactorily complete post-hiring Domestic Violence 40-hour training.
  • Communicates effectively and sensitively with diverse populations.
  • Organizes assignments in order to meet deadlines and goals.
  • Ability to work some evenings and possible weekends.



  • We ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize relationship violence as an issue that threatens everyone, advocating for those affected by abuse, extending a safe place for victims and empowering survivors on their journey of healing.


  • We are committed to a future in which every person and family in Orange County experiences safe, healthy relationships and lives free from fear.

ADA Job Characteristics:


Work environment is primarily in an emergency 24-7 shelter facility setting.  Works in a sometimes fast-paced setting dealing with crisis intervention.  Lift and carry up to 25 pounds up to waist length, extend both arms above the head and/or reach below the waist, stoop, squat, crawl, bend the back to open lower-level filing drawers, or to retrieve stored items, climb on stools, steps and/or ladders occasionally.  Sit and/or stand frequently.  Ability to go up and down one flight of stairs.  Use fine manipulation (hands and wrist) to operate a keyboard, take notes, complete and file reports, file and copy documents.  Corrected vision to normal range.  Speak in normal vocal tone and range, and communicate clearly and concisely to and with others.  Apply normal reasoning and detail as required in the accomplishment of job duties.