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Director of Mental Health

Goal: To oversee direct service operations, ensuring provision through the Intensive Community Based Treatment model. Provides clinical assessment, mental heath support, care coordination, case management services, and crisis intervention to participants who have been trafficked and their families, caregivers and/or natural support systems. Coordinates all activities of the program and assists the Survivors to Entrepreneurs (S2E) Director and Housing Stability (HSP) Director in other assigned duties.


Key Objectives


  • Use of trauma informed individual, group, and family treatment modalities

  • Provide trauma-informed training and professional development for all S2E worksite supervisors

  • Provide interventions in the participant’s natural environment, including office, home, work and community, as well as within jail and prison prior to entry into our program

  • Provide culturally appropriate interactions and interventions across all professional and clinical settings

  • Work in collaboration with SV leadership to enhance the quality and effectiveness of direct service delivery offered by Survivor Ventures including implementation of a wraparound model of care

Specific Duties

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

  • Remains current in required licensure and clinical or continuing education trainings as required.

  • Accurately assesses and documents client presenting problems, history, symptomatology, mental status, diagnosis and prescribes initial interventions in a timely manner.

  • Meets with client/family to assist in developing specific, realistic, ad measurable treatment goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with S2E Program Director and Executive Director in the planning and development of clinical services and S2E services.

  • Knowledge of substance use and mental health disorders, clinical practice and performance.

  • Act as a clinical resource for Survivor Ventures and partners, and non-clinical staff.

  • Employs strategies of intervention that are consistent with empirically supported treatments and consistent with program expectations.

  • Remains current in general knowledge of therapeutic treatment modalities, best practices with trafficking populations and collaborates consistently with team.

  • Completes clinical charting and other related administrative paperwork in accordance with policy standards and law.

  • Effectively coordinates client care with other service providers and community resources to assure continuity of care.

  • Leads regular case reviews.

  • Attends routine staff meetings.

  • Strives to maintain positive client satisfaction.

  • Supports the philosophy, goals and mission of Survivor Ventures

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, and community stakeholders, including city-specific Community Service Boards, to ensure participants obtain medication management, substance abuse treatment and benefits.

  • Make recommendations for improving the quality of client care through the development of policies, procedures, and standards of care.

  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.



  • Masters or doctoral degree from an accredited university or professional school of counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy.

  • Current, Appropriate Virginia Licensure.

  • Strong knowledge base and practice in providing trauma informed care using the Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) approach in a community-based setting.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of diagnostic assessment skills and evidence-based mental health treatment interventions to trafficking survivors.

  • Demonstrates the skills necessary to develop and implement programs.

  • Understands and contributes to continuous quality assurance, data collection, outcomes tracking and reporting requirements.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain positive relationships with Survivor Ventures staff and providers, administrators, peers, families, and stakeholders.

  • Willingness to be agile, innovative and flexible to the needs of direct service staff.

  • Personal entrepreneurial experience required.

  • Demonstrate familiarity and ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook); perform data entry (TIMS); and keep good records.

  • Survivor of human trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation preferred.


Please email your resume and cover letter to with the words "Application for Employment" in the subject line.