Mental Health Therapist
Real Escape From The Sex Trade
Seattle, Washington 98118

Job Description

Mental Health Therapist

REST Job Description


REST exists to provide pathways to freedom, safety, and hope for victims of sex trafficking and people involved in the sex trade. REST offers programs that are centered on the strengths, needs and individual choices of each survivor we serve. We offer a continuum of care that includes outreach, a 24/7 hotline, community advocates, a drop-in center, an economic empowerment program, emergency shelter, residential program, and housing services. We are inspired by our faith as a Christian organization, are dedicated to serving people of all faith backgrounds, and do not require faith engagement. Our culture is influenced by our values of belonging, honor, trustworthiness, and tenacity.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. As a Christian organization, this position must work in harmony with the organization’s statement of faith and support the spiritual health of the organization. REST is committed to building a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage survivors of sexual exploitation and people of color to apply.


REST’s Mental Health Therapist will work in collaboration with REST’s direct service teams to support the healing and empowerment of REST clients. The Mental Health Therapist will offer individual and group-based therapy to services. The Mental Health Therapist will work out of REST’s Pathways Service Center, located in Rainier Valley, and offer both in-person and over the phone sessions.


  • Meet with clients to assess their medical histories, mental health strengths, needs, and goals and enroll in services
  • Provide individual sessions, both in person, and over the phone, to REST clients
  • Plan, lead, and facilitate one group session each week
  • Provide referral assistance to assist clients with accessing mental health services in the community
  • Utilize a strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-focused, services-integrated, and culturally competent approach
  • Provide culturally responsive care, with awareness in regards to power dynamics, privilege, and common barriers faces by marginalized communities
  • Identify and respond to crises that may negatively impact treatment and create plans to prevent future crises
  • Model and facilitate healthy and constructive conflict resolution for team and clients
  • Self-regulate when experiencing triggers, trauma-responses, or stressors in order to stay engaged, productive and meet the needs of the team and clients
  • Fulfill reporting requirements, including, but not limited to: maintaining current and accurate case notes and treatment plans for each client in REST’s client management software
  • Other duties as assigned


The successful candidate must believe in the core values of REST and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking applicants with knowledge of mental health services.

  • Must have malpractice insurance
  • Exhibits a warm and welcoming demeanor, with confidence in communication
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and professional skills
  • Ability to build a cohesive working relationship among a diverse team
  • Ability to plan well, manage time, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to organize, discern, and problem-solve creatively and under pressure
  • Alignment with the REST values of Belonging, Trustworthiness, Tenacity, and Honor
  • Ability to work in harmony with the REST statement of faith and nurture the spiritual health of the team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Must have reliable transportation, current auto insurance, and clean driving record
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds and move up and down stairs


40 hours/week. This position typically works Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.


REST’s office is located in South Seattle


REST has adopted a salary scale as part of its compensation plan. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experienced, as determined by the salary scale.


This position is eligible for all benefits offered to full-time non-exempt employees. This currently starts at 15 days vacation, 10 days sick, 9 holidays, 100% employer paid medical/dental/vision premiums for employee, one paid mental health hour each week, and a 403b retirement plan. Exempt employees also earn comp time after 40 hours/week.

Job conditions

This position encounters a variety of daily work situations, including complex situations that require immediate attention and decision making. There may be both routine and complex interpersonal interactions to navigate with care and thoughtfulness. Processes may change based on changing needs of the organization, new technology, or new ideas for efficiency. Position operates as part of a team and engages in on-site work that may require time spent sitting, standing, walking up and down stairs, driving, transporting items. Position works under occasional time constraints to meet objectives, and performs computer work, including using a keyboard, looking at a screen, using the internet, email, phone, and video conferencing.

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Salary Range:

$75,000.00 - $80,000.00

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 03/08/2023