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Contract Therapist Opportunity at Partners in Prevention Education 

Partners in Prevention Education is seeking two Contract Therapists for our Mental Health Program. 

PiPE’s Mental Health Program therapists provide therapy to houseless, exploitively housed, and unsafely housed survivors of violence. The clients we serve often have multiple marginalized identities, multiple experiences of violence, and face significant barriers to accessing mental health care systems. We center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) and trans communities in our clientele, as they statistically face the highest amount of violence living on the streets and highest barriers to receiving care.  

PiPE MHP therapists strive to reduce barriers, meet our participants where they are at in their day-to-day survival, and co-create solutions for therapy retention. 

PiPE’s therapy program prioritizes what our clients name as most important to them in therapy, meets all clients with unconditional positive regard, and trusts them as the expert in their experiences. We function from a place of cultural humility around working with marginalized groups, such as houseless people, youth, LGBTQ people, people of color, drug users, and people who work in the sex trade. We center trauma-informed and social-justice oriented approaches, and use harm-reduction practices. 

Hours Per Week:  2-5 hours a week, providing therapy to 2 PiPE participants weekly

Rate of Pay: $80/hr, including 1x a month 2hr paid supervision 

Contract Therapist Description/Duties 

Offer therapy at 1 hour or 1.5 hour sessions with 1-2 PiPE participants weekly

Offer therapy at PiPE in a shared multipurpose room. If interested, therapists who have offices in Olympia also have the option of offering services at their place of business if desired by client

Attend 1x a month group supervision about PiPE clients with PiPE clinical supervisor and other contract therapists

Visit one PiPE drop-in shift a quarter to familiarize themselves with participants and PiPE’s services 

Attend Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Therapy Core  3-day Training  within 6 months of contracting with PiPE. Training will be unpaid, travel will be reimbursed if needed.

Maintain records of therapy hours spent with clients and enter information into database system quarterly, as per grant requirements 

Work cooperatively and exchange information with PiPE staff advocates and other organizations as appropriate for continuity and coordination of client care 

Required Qualifications 

Master’s degree in Counseling or Social Work

Licensed or licensed-eligible 

Experience in trauma-based mental health treatment

Experience working with houseless and/or other marginalized communities 

Preferred Qualifications

We strive to have staff and contractors who reflect the communities that we serve. We value contracting with folks who have lived experience of marginalization 

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner / Counselor or Psychologist 

HIPPA compliant email address

Experience with working with survivors of sexual violence 

Knowledge of

  • Crisis intervention and problem solving techniques
  • The dynamics of sexual violence and socio-political oppression
  • Therapeutic mental health interventions for youth, adults, families, and groups
  • Culturally competent therapeutic interventions
  • Principles of Informed Consent for Access to Trans Health Care and familiarity with the guidelines of World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care
  • Principles of trauma-informed care and harm-reduction
  • Social-justice as it relates to mental health treatment and mental health care systems 
  • Basic record management processes and procedures
  • Maintaining confidentiality and conduct in an ethical and professional manner

To apply, please send a resume, references, and a one page cover letter to info@pipeolympia.org. In your cover letter, please speak to your experience with our required qualifications and how your value systems show up in your practice as a therapist in your community.