Director of Counseling & Trauma Recovery   


Open position

$75, 000-$85,000 per year
Full time/exempt position

Health (partial payment), dental, and vision, generous vacation and holiday allowances

Metro Headquarters


The Director of Counseling and Trauma Recovery is responsible for the day to day clinical operations, development and delivery of counseling services at both POV sites which works with survivors of sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence. This includes overseeing the operational efficiency and quality of clinical services, direct supervision and management of the counseling department personnel which includes individual and group supervision to paraprofessional and professional staff, consultants, Interns and volunteers. 

The Director will lead efforts to improve quality outcomes, oversee the functioning of key systems vital to the counseling department, efficient systems for scheduling; management of client case load; wait list and evaluation of program services. The Director will provide clinical leadership, consultation, support to program and agency staff and professional training on trauma informed response. Director of Clinical Services will work as part of the Intervention Division reporting to Chief Program Officer. The Director is responsible for making departmental decisions related to delivery of client services, coordinates services, as well as the option to providing limited therapy to clients. 


  • Personnel management; direct supervision of professional therapist, counselors, non-licensed peer counselors
  • Ensure the development, maintenance and revision of the program policies and procedures for the counseling and trauma recovery program 
  • Ensure that legal and ethical standards are upheld in the program and agency 
  • Oversee the process of clinical data collection 
  • Oversee grant objectives and submit reports to ensure program objectives are met 
  • Participate in development of approaches and methods for new and innovative intervention programming 
  • Develop, edit, update client counseling forms and tracking systems as need 
  • Function as the Custodian of Records for counseling services, track request for records and responds to subpoenas. 
  • Coordinate with clinical supervisor the clinical internship program and function as a field instructor and/or supervisor for the interns/trainees.  
  • Monitor that all client records are maintained in electronic records format in Efforts to Outcome (ETO) 
  • Coordinate clinical and programmatic activities of the Trauma Recover Center in collaboration with The Downtown Women’s Center 


  • Develop and provide professional development; trauma informed training for agency staff, volunteers and community partners.  
  • Ensure on-going training for all counseling services personnel 
  • Conduct outreach and maintain relationships with social work, psychology and counseling programs 
  • Represent Peace Over Violence though program, agency wide, community and media presentations 
  • Represent the agency at community and collaborative meetings


  • Recruit MSW/MFT interns and liaison with college and university for the internship program at POV
  • Conduct outreach and maintain relationship with social work, psychology and counseling programs 
  • Provide weekly clinical supervision to MSW and MFT interns/trainees
  • Complete paperwork as required by the Universities/Colleges and professional Boards such as the Board of Behavioral Science  
  • Assist in the coordination of the internship program and function as a Field Instructor and/or Supervisor for the inters-trainees


  • Must have active LCSW, MFT or PhD license; preferably with two years post-licensure experience 
  • Four years of clinical experience including a minimum of 2 years of supervision experience 
  • Completion of required Clinical Supervision Certification per BBS 
  • Must have completed or intend to complete POV’s 72 hour training; upon completion be current with the sexual assault continuing education training requirements
  • Strong social, communication (written and verbal) and problem solving skills 
  • Experience in crisis counseling and long term counseling 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and willingness to participate fully in the team process  
  • Demonstrate ability to get along well with a diverse group of people and to feel comfortable working with people from diverse communities 
  • Knowledge of clinical diagnostic methods and principles, various modalities of psychotherapy and counseling, and abnormal psychology as well as alternative complementary modalities
  • Capacity to work some evening and weekends 
  • Working knowledge of federal and state regulations that impact clinical operations (HIPPA) 
  • Have own care and valid California drive’s license and auto insurance 
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of Trauma Informed response and Community Resiliency Model practice preferred 
  • Computer literacy required


Peace over Violence encourages applicants from a diverse pool of candidates including candidates of color, candidates with disability, candidates who identify with LGBTQ community and others. 

TO APPLY: Applicants may submit a resume and cover letter, detailing experience, to Chief Program Officer Yvette Lozano. Please, no phone calls.

Peace Over Violence
Attn: Yvette Lozano
Peace Over Violence, 1015 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017


Peace Over Violence is a equal employment opportunity employer.