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The Mary Parrish Center


The Mary Parrish Center


Job Summary

The Mary Parrish Center (MPC) is a nonprofit human service organization that is dedicated to providing housing and support services for survivors who are homeless or in need of housing as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking. Our mission is to provide survivors of interpersonal violence and their children safe, accessible, and compassionate housing with individualized care that promotes healing, autonomy, and hope.

The MPC is seeking a highly motivated full-time therapist who will serve survivors of interpersonal violence in our Transitional Housing program and through our partnership with the Office of Family Safety. The Therapist is expected to provide individual and family sessions to survivors and/or their children at our transitional housing property and at Nashville’s Family Safety Center. This is a full-time exempt position, reporting directly to the Executive Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct therapy assessments, create treatment plans, and administer the PHQ-9 questionnaire and the PCL-5 checklist.
  • Provide evidence-based, trauma-focused individual and family therapy.
  • Provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Collaborate with internal and external service providers to deliver the best care.
  • Engage in ongoing safety planning with survivors and their children.
  • Maintain complete and timely documentation.
  • Maintain all related data tracking for grant outcomes.
  • Engage in regular supervision with the Executive Director as well as with an external supervisor if seeking licensure.
  • Maintain confidentiality, as required by law and in the best interests of survivors, staff, and the agency.
  • Attend required training and internal and external meetings.


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or counseling.
  • Preference will be given to a therapist who is licensed or licensed eligible.
  • Experience working with adults and children who have experienced trauma, preferably interpersonal violence.
  • Preference will also be given to those who have certification or training in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other attachment/trauma-related therapies and interventions.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work within a team and to work independently.
  • Open to working flexible hours (some evenings based on client’s schedules) and environments (provide therapy at MPC transitional housing property and at Nashville’s Family Safety Center).
  • Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred.

Additional Information


Benefits include 100% employee-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k, and generous paid time off (120 vacation hours starting, 120 paid Holiday hours, 32 PTO hours, and 96 sick hours).

How to Apply

Please combine all materials into one PDF and email your (a) cover letter and (b) resume to marykatherine@maryparrish.org with the subject line “Therapist.”  Applications missing the required materials will not be considered. No mail, calls, or faxes please.


  • Date Posted: October 16, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: $48,000-$53,000