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Oasis Center

Emergency Shelter Therapist

Oasis Center


Job Summary

 To provide immediate crisis intervention/referral/intake services for youth who are referred through the crisis phone line/crisis walk-in service/community based agencies; provide individual, family and group counseling; provide case management and aftercare services to assigned clients; and actively participate in the Clinical and Shelter teams.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling services for youth and families who are experiencing a housing crisis.
  • Utilize creative approaches to provide therapeutic supports for youth beyond talk therapy or other traditional methods.
  • Assist in  a comprehensive assessment of youth’s needs to ensure youth are matched with appropriate interventions
  • Operate from a family systems approach to support young people in family strengthening efforts, as appropriate.
  • Engage in a case conferencing approach with youth, case managers, and other parties as relevant to understand youth’s needs, strengths, and goals and to create a plan for services.
  • Provide liaison, advocacy and referral services with appropriate mental health centers, courts, physicians, school systems, Department of Children’s Services and others as needed.
  • Provide crisis response support in helping youth mediate conflict with families, friends, peers, and roommates.
  • Conduct therapeutic support groups with teens and families and other groups as needed
  • Participate in clinical on-call rotation
  • Document client interactions in a consistent and ethical manner.



  • Strong capacity to form meaningful, caring, and affirming relationships with all young people, including LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply behavior management techniques, basic counseling principals, crisis intervention theory, group work theory, and systems theory.
  • Knowledge and ability to access community resources.
  • Knowledge of an ability to apply Positive Youth Development, Trauma-Informed Care, and evidence-informed practices based in an understanding of adolescent and family development.
  • Clear understanding of racial inequities and other forms of discrimination and willingness to operate from an anti-oppression model.
  • Understanding of and ability to deliver services through a low barrier approach.
  • Spanish-speaking a plus, but not required.

Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or other related field, plus one year of relevant experience

Additional Information






401 K

401k K Match

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Marjorie Rice @Mrice@oasiscenter.org


  • Date Posted: May 18, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 37K-41K