Full-time Counselor

Position Status: Full-Time
FLSA: Non-exempt (hourly)
Supervised by: Director of Counseling Services

Please email resumes and cover letters to our Executive Director at Karen.Perez@familyabusecenter.org.


The Full-time Counselor will provide individual counseling and counseling group opportunities for shelter and outreach clients, in addition to providing domestic violence psychoeducation to adult/minor primary and secondary victims of domestic violence. 

The regular workday for this position will be within Family Abuse Center business hours, M-F, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for special client activities. Work hours cannot exceed 40 hours per week without pre-approved overtime by Executive Director.


The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Master's degree in Social Work (LMSW, LCSW) or Counseling Background (LPC, *LPC-A).
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, case management, counseling theory and ethics/social work theory and ethics. 


  • Experience in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Experience working with adults and children in crisis. 
  • Experience providing individual counseling, group work opportunities, or psychoeducation to primary and secondary adult/child victims of domestic violence. 


  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Doxy.me, and ZOOM. 
  • Experience working with a diverse/multicultural population and in-group settings. 
  • Read and interpret documents such as operating manuals, professional journals, appropriate ethical codes applicable to the license they hold, and rules and regulations applicable to the licensee they hold. 
  • Write routine reports, correspondence, appropriate case notes, and treatment summaries, hotline and service entries, etc. 
  • Speak effectively before groups of clients and potential opportunities to represent FAC. 
  • Strong organizational skills, both virtual and in vivo.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team when needed. 
  • Work from a trauma-informed care perspective. 


  • LMSW, LCSW, LPC, or *LPC-A (Under supervision by LPC-S or equivalent outside of FAC (*FAC does not provide supervision for LPC-A or MSW).
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required. 
  • Valid Texas Driver's License and clear driving record. 


  • Provide individual counseling to adult/minor primary and secondary victims or survivors of domestic violence. 
  • Plan and facilitate counseling group opportunities to adult/minor primary and secondary victims or survivors of domestic violence (can also co-facilitative group with another counselor as well). 
  • Provide counseling services including assessing, treating individuals utilizing crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, grief and loss, play therapy, and any other therapeutic techniques as necessary and/or within the scope of practice. 
  • Plan and provide domestic violence psychoeducation and awareness to community members as necessary i.e. by providing community presentations.
  • Collaborate with clients to identify client needs and make referrals for services when appropriate or when out of the scope of practice. 
  • Cultivate, maintain and coordinate a network of community support contacts and serve as liaison on behalf of clients when necessary. 
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for clients as required by code of ethics that are applicable to license held, supervisor, funders, and agency. 
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by supervisor. 
  • Believe in and act in accordance with the agency's mission statement and goals. 
    • Mission Statement - We exist to eliminate domestic violence in Central Texas by sheltering victims of domestic violence and by preventing abuse from occurring through intervention and education. 
  • Available for regular stable hours M-F.
  • Ability to maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills. Which includes appropriate self-awareness and self-care. 
  • Ability to provide and receive peer feedback. 
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently. 
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction and self-determination. 
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities. 
  • Collaborate with supervision to promote services of FAC counseling department. 


  • Side by Side (virtual community support system) 1st and 3rd Monday 6-7 p.m. (English)/2nd and 4th Monday 6-7 p.m. (Spanish) if bilingual. 
  • Shelter Group Thursday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (on a rotation basis). 
  • FAC Staff Meetings first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. (mandatory). 
  • Case Management Work Ground 2nd and Thursday at 1 p.m. (HIGHLY recommended). 
  • Have the flexibility to meet in late afternoon/early evenings with clients.