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The Refuge Center for Counseling

Contract Therapist-Child and Teen Program

The Refuge Center for Counseling


Job Summary

The Refuge Center for Counseling’s mission is to offer affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples, and families in need.

Purpose of the Position: Contract Therapists on the Child and Teen program will provide excellent services to individuals based on the mission of the Refuge Center for Counseling.

Job Responsibilities

Specific Duties

  • Maintain a weekly caseload of individual and family clients, at least half of which will be under 18.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Director of Child and Teen Programs.
  • Support policies and procedures of The Refuge Center for Counseling.
  • Demonstrate administrative and ethical excellence in notes, files, reports, EMR, etc.

Critical Qualities

  • A passion for the Refuge Center’s mission, vision, and culture to offer high-quality, professional counseling services to everyone, no matter their income level.
  • Understanding of the importance of mental health, therapy, counseling, and the confidential nature of our work.
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed and show initiative.
  • Maintain ethical documentation.
  • Maintain all requirements for state licensure during the time of contract.


Skills, Education, Experience

• Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work or related field.
• Current licensure in the state of Tennessee OR necessary Individual Licensure Supervision
• Experience working with child and adolescent clients, with a focus on children under 12.
• Training in modalities specific to working with children and adolescents.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Participation in continuing education opportunities as required by State License and The Refuge Center.
• Passion for and training in therapeutic modalities with children under the age of 12

Additional Information



How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Jenna Monforte at jenna.monforte@therefugecenter.org.


  • Date Posted: October 4, 2023
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth