PREA Trauma Therapist

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Anastacia Vassell, Interim Clinical Coordinator ([email protected])

Job Title 
PREA Trauma Therapist 

Report to 
The Trauma Therapist will report to the Clinical Coordinator at Elmsford. 

Job Overview 
The PREA Trauma Therapist will primarily be responsible for providing trauma focused/specialized clinical services, including individual psychotherapy, to primary victims of crime who are currently incarcerated at the following NYS DOCCS Facilities’: Sing Sing, Bedford Hills and Taconic. Trauma Therapist will function as a member of both the clinical team and the larger VAS staff, sharing in the mission of not only providing specialized services but also working towards systemic change. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Provide In-person & virtual trauma informed individual, group and family therapy to primary and secondary innocent victims of crime 
  • Maintain a caseload of 15 PREA clients 
  • Provide a therapeutic support group 
  • Develop and write treatment plans, clinical notes and various other documentation Participate in weekly individual supervision and group supervision, as well as trainings, staff meetings, etc. 
  • Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, information/referrals to victims of crime as needed Provide all other crime victim services as needed. 
  • Produce monthly reports as required by the agency and funders. 


  • MA degree in clinical field required 
  • Must be licensed and/or working towards licensure for MHC, LMHC or LCSW Excellent writing skills, public speaking skills and presentation skills. 
  • Self-started with strong clinical skills with both individuals and groups 
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, an understanding of victimology, and experience working with trauma a plus 
  • Background in women’s issues, domestic violence, sexual assault and social justice preferred. Driver’s license and car required 
  • Must have strong knowledge of MS Office (including strong excel skills) and G-Suite (Google Drive and Google applications a must) 

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Anastacia Vassell, Interim Clinical Coordinator ([email protected])

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