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Clinical Group Coordinator



Job Summary


AncoraTN (ATN), formerly End Slavery Tennessee, works tirelessly to nurture survivor healing and strategically combat human trafficking in Middle Tennessee. We seek to break cycles of exploitation and support survivors of human trafficking as they heal from their traumas—offering long-term, comprehensive aftercare services. Through training communities and professionals, advocating for legal changes, and implementing prevention programming, AncoraTN works to stop human trafficking before it ever begins.

AncoraTN was founded in 2012 as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization for the purpose of community awareness and education. We strive to create an environment of faith and spirituality to restore hope and a lifetime of community. We are an agency committed to trauma-informed principles and seek to promote an environment focused on a diverse and inclusive team – all working towards the mission and vision of the organization.

REPORTS TO: Director of Programs


The Clinical Group Coordinator creates and leads trauma-informed, group programming to survivors in order to decrease trauma-related symptoms and foster healing. The Clinical Support Group Coordinator is responsible for implementing evidence-based programming and delivering psychoeducational support groups specifically for survivors of sex trafficking and complex trauma.

Job Responsibilities


  • Provide therapeutic interventions in an intensive outpatient group setting three days per week.
  • Assess and support the individual needs of participants. Provide individual support as needed.
  • Maintain a small individual caseload.
  • Maintain confidentiality for participants by abiding by all HIPAA regulations.
  • Update curriculum as needed to ensure we are on the cutting edge and that survivor voices are being elevated.
  • Assist with building new support groups based on identified needs.
  • Consult with the Direct Service Team and Director of Clinical Services on group strategy and implementation.
  • Implement a survivor-informed feedback process to elevate survivor voices and report findings to the supervisor.
  • Comply with agency policy and procedures, maintaining all required documentation, including reporting for grants, in a professional and timely manner.
  • Communicate and coordinate care for clients with other direct service team members, clinicians, and participants. This includes participation in weekly treatment teams.
  • Participate in ongoing professional and educational opportunities; read professional publications; research best practices; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organizations.
  • Carry out duties assigned by the Supervisor.

All positions at AncoraTN interact with survivors of human trafficking from day to day. This issue is sensitive and complex. Every employee is trained in trauma-informed and strength-based approaches in order to connect with and build appropriate and encouraging relationships with survivors. We strive to create a completely judgment-free work environment. Empathy, compassion, and the ability to deal with difficult situations is a must for anyone who works at AncoraTN.


Work will be performed primarily at the Survivor Restoration Campus. Opportunity to work from home 1-2 days a week with supervisor approval. The work environment may change due to the needs of survivors and staff.



  • Must be comfortable and competent in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of a group, and leading small-group dynamics.
  • Must have knowledge of Motivational Interviewing skills.
  • Must be well organized, flexible, patient, and willing to learn.
  • Must participate and contribute to a teamwork philosophy.
  • Experience with an organization delivering trauma-informed care to vulnerable populations.
  • People-oriented with a demonstrated ability to build rapport and gain trust with diverse populations.
  • Ability to adapt and work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both written and oral, and prompt response to messages.
  • Valid driver’s license, state-required driver’s insurance, and access to reliable personal transportation; ability to travel throughout Middle Tennessee.
  • BSW required; MSW preferred.
  • Experience in group therapy or experience working with trauma, substance abuse, sexual exploitation, victim assistance, child protective services, youth in foster care, or human trafficking populations.
  • Possesses the ability to effectively build and maintain collaborative relationships with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Holds strong written and verbal communication skills, with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Approaches work in a people-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative way.
  • Brings passion, idealism, integrity, a positive attitude, and mission-driven, self-directed work.
  • Works with persistence and flexibility, maintaining the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Maintains willingness to stay abreast of and use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Maintains confidentiality, as required by law, and in the best interests of survivors, staff, and organization.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours as needed.


  • Initial and subsequent random drug screening is required as per agency policy.
  • A background check is required.
  • Must be willing and able to embrace and exemplify our core values.


Full-time, typically Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm (willing to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed).

Additional Information


  • Healthcare Benefits: Medical 100% employer paid for individuals and 60% employer paid for families.
  • $150.00/month reimbursement for therapy
  • 120 hours PTO accrued 10 hours/ month. Eligible after 30 days of employment.
  • 96 hours of sick leave accrued 4 hours/ pay period. Eligible after 30 days of employment.
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 4 floating holidays
  • Short-term disability, long-term disability, AD&D, and Life insurance
  • Employer 403b matches up to 1% of salary based on employee contributions and is dependent on annual board vote. Eligible after 6 months of employment

How to Apply

To apply for this job, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@ancoratn.org with your name and title of the position you are applying for in the subject line. No phone calls were accepted for this position. No phone calls were accepted for this position.


  • Date Posted: May 31, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 07/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $53,000-$58,000
  • Working Hours: M-F 8am-4pm