Current Job Openings

Open Positions: 3

Two Counselors:

Job responsibilities include:

§ Providing high quality counseling services to adult and child clients who have experienced sexual violence.

§ Develop and implement treatment for an average ongoing caseload of 30 individual clients.

§ Facilitate support groups.

§ Conduct client intake assessments, on average 2 weekly.

§ Provide training on sexual assault and treatment issues as assigned to volunteers, staff, community and professional groups.

§ On-call back-up for weekend hotline coverage as needed.

§ It is required for this position to work 3 weekday evenings a week.


§ Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work required, License Preferred.

§ 2 years post-graduate trauma-focused and mental health clinical experience required.

§ Demonstrated proficiency in listening skills, ability to convey warmth, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude are essential.

§ Familiarity and proficiency with assessment and diagnosis.

§ Familiarity and proficiency with case conceptualization, planning and implementing empirically supported treatments.

§ The ability and experience to work with diverse populations.

§ Familiarity with multiple therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to, crisis counseling, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and play therapy. Training in TF-CBT, PE, CPT, or EMDR preferred.

§ The ability to work independently as well as on a team.

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience with clinical documentation procedures and systems.

§ Bi-lingual competency preferred.

§ Successful criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearances.

**People of color are encouraged to apply **

WOAR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to: Please put Counselor in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Manager of Anti-Human Trafficking:

The Anti-Human Trafficking Manager oversees the activities of the START Project, the drop in center, and provides day-to-day supervision to WOAR’s START Project staff to assure that all survivors of sex trafficking receive trauma-informed crisis and ongoing support, case management, and advocacy. This position may also serve as an active member of the Human Trafficking Coalition and other related citywide collaborative efforts. The staff of the START Project will also provide training for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and other community professionals. This position serves all of Philadelphia County. This position reports to the Director of Direct Services.

Some of the responsibilities include, but not limited to:

§ Coordinate the activities of the HT program and set priorities for managing the HT program.

§ Responsible for hiring, training, supervision and performance management of all program staff and interns.

§ Manage marketing and outreach to the community.

§ Provide in-person crisis intervention that includes safety planning.

§ Provide victim advocacy and accompaniment to emergency medical care, medical forensic exams, law enforcement interviews, and prosecution interviews

§ Coordinate community education and training around issues related to human trafficking and sexual assault.

§ Provide leadership for program growth and innovation, identify ways to meet emerging client and community needs to keep the program relevant.

§ Supervise the HT project team, assure that program and staff achieve set goals, provide professional development to build resilience and prevent burn out.

§ Identify and establish partnerships with organizations that will assist survivors of human trafficking in areas of workplace development, education, long-term housing, etc..

§ Provide internal and external trainings on the dynamics of human trafficking.

§ Coordinate non-legal emergency assistance.

§ Provide case management services for sexual assault-related services/treatment.

§ Coordinate traditional cultural and alternative therapies/healing modalities.

§ Provide referrals to other victim service programs.

§ Provide individual advocacy services around issues related to sexual assault.

§ Provide individual therapy.

§ Oversee daily operations of HT programming and the drop-in HT center.

§ Manage the HT Project budget.

§ Supervise the day to day activities of the HT staff.

§ Monitor and approve program expenditures.


MS/MA in Social Work or Psychology with 2-3 years of experience, licensure preferred.

Training/certification as a Sexual Exploitation Counselor preferred.

Experience working with children and adults who have experienced trauma; sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, emotional abuse/neglect.

Supervisory experience a MUST

A high level of interpersonal skills to provide assistance to, victims and to deal effectively with all segments of the community.

Organizational, multi-tasking, and analytical ability to deal with potentially difficult interpersonal and administrative concerns.

Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision.

Must have an ability to build relationships, collaborate internally and externally, and communicate effectively with diverse audiences, staff, volunteers, and partners both verbally and in writing.

Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills required.

In-state travel is required.

PA 33/34 and FBI certifiable.

How to apply:

Please email a cover letter and email to: Please put Manager of HT on the subject line.