Employment Opportunities


Trauma Informed Therapist

The Collins Center is a stand-alone sexual assault response and treatment center serving Harrisonburg & Rockingham County.  For over twenty-five years, the Collins Center has offered support to survivors of sexual violence, their family members, and the broader community through its programs including sexual assault crisis services, prevention and education, mental health treatment, and a Child Advocacy Center (CAC).  

The Trauma Informed Therapist is a new, full-time, salaried position that will help the Collins Center expand its mental health services to reach more children and families who have been affected by sexual violence.  The Trauma-Informed Therapist will be an integral part of the Collins Center’s clinical team, providing crisis services, individual, family, group, and play therapy to clients with varying levels of trauma. This position will also offer clinical services to children and families involved in the legal and/or child welfare systems. The Trauma Informed Therapist will also play a role in the Collins Center’s community outreach initiatives regarding child welfare and trauma-informed practices.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide direct crisis services to primary and secondary victims of sexual violence
  • Provide trauma-informed individual and group therapy services to children, non-offending caregivers, adults, and families
  • Provide on-call services to support the Collins Center’s 24-hour hotline on rotating basis
  • Build and maintain relationships with community agencies, individuals, and CAC multidisciplinary partners
  • Attend monthly Multidisciplinary (MDT) meetings and participate in case coordination
  • Provide testimony in child abuse cases
  • Receive ongoing training in trauma-informed best practices
  • Assist with intake, staffing and referral process
  • Participate in community outreach efforts


  • Master’s degree in counseling or clinical social work
  • Licensed in the State of Virginia preferred
  • Specialized training in trauma-informed treatment, and experience working with traumatized children and families preferred
  • Thorough understanding of sexual assault and child abuse issues
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills; ability to coordinate between diverse groups and individuals including partner agencies, allied professionals, stakeholders, and primary and secondary victims
  • Passion for working with groups and individuals representing a diversity of cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, religious affiliations, and sexual orientations
  • Bilingual preferred but not required
  • Though established as a full-time position, part-time candidates are encouraged to apply

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience

To Apply:  Send cover letter and resume to Sue Swift, Clinical Coordinator at sue@thecollinscenter.org

The Collins Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Collins Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Position Status:  Exempt