Job Type


Therapist (Full-Time, 40 hours) Exempt

The Therapist (CT) will have a dual role as a Community Therapist as well as act as provide immediate support to youth and their families after a shooting or other act of violence, including emotional support, initial assessments, and referrals for support. Services take place within targeted communities and area hospitals as needed. The (CT) reports to the Manager of Community Mental Health Services (MCMHS).


  • Effectively addressing the mental health/substance abuse needs of high-risk youth through:

            a) Clinical Assessment for youth referred to BUILD programs as well as in-field support and consultation.

            b) Provide a client centered and strength-based approach to the treatment of youth and families.

            c) Establishing mental health/substance abuse referral partners and identifying opportunities for more formal collaboration

            d) Facilitate 1:1, family and/or group counseling for client’s who require mental health support

  • Receives case assignments, establishes treatment plans, reviews case progress, and determines case closure through the supervisor of the assigned program.
  • Provides mental health services to participants through a holistic and trauma informed lens.
  • Makes referrals in accordance with service plans to other organization units and external providers.
  • Provide case management and connection to internal and external services.
  • Assists members of the Intervention Team during crisis situations involving youth.
  • Maintains knowledge current in the field including, but not limited to, attendance at seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Support staff to identify youth mental health issues, provide support, and refer youth to community partners offering more intensive services.
  • Attends departmental and agency-wide staff meetings, as scheduled and agency-wide events as required.
  • Document and report program activities and outcomes and ensure progress toward annual program objectives.
  • Submits statistics and reports to corresponding managers on a bi-weekly and monthly basis and/or as needed.
  • Maintains File Compliance as required and compliance with ETO.


  •  Master’s Degree in Social Work or a related mental health field.
  • Working towards or holding licensure (LCSW/LCPC) is required.
  • Minimum experience of 3 years in working inner-city youth.
  • Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which includes late evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency with technology (Microsoft Office), tech integration into daily program operations and evaluation systems.
  • Must possess solid understanding of data collection and program evaluation
  • Automobile with insurance and valid driver’s license
  • Must successfully pass an extensive background check
  • Self-motivated leader with the ability to communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred
  • Clinicians with experience in expressive therapies, including visual arts, dance movement, music


  • 401(k) plan + 2% match
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Wellness Days
  • Flexible Spending Account

This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

 BUILD, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected status. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training.  

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement: External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on  a case-by-case basis.