Drop-In Counselor (evenings required)

Department: Counseling Department
FLSA Status: Full-time Exempt
Job Location: The Attic Youth Center
Reports to: Director of Clinical Services
Direct Reports: None
Starting Salary: $48000

Starting Annual Salary: $48,000 (plus Medical and Dental premiums fully covered by employer)

Job Summary:

The Counseling department of The Attic Youth Center seeks a Drop-In Counselor (Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred), to provide brief crisis and general behavioral health intervention counseling during drop-in hours as well as administer intake assessments for participants interested in individual, couples, family, or group therapy. 

The Attic serves LGBTQ+ youth and young adults  years old within an LGBTQ-affirming and strength-based approach that it is contextual, developmental, and culturally sensitive. The Attic’s clinical team is skilled in addressing a variety of challenges including trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, substance abuse, violence, domestic violence, anger management, immigration transitions, developmental delays, behavioral and family dynamics as related to the LGBTQ experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical services to LGBTQ youth during programming hours.
  • Conduct assessments with prospective clients, gather clinical information from the individual/family, and other supporting agencies for clients continuing services.
  • Support the Counseling Department’s intake assessment and consultation process for prospective youth seeking Counseling Services.
  • Establish positive, trusting rapport with program youth.
  • Coordinate services with referral sources and other community resources to ensure timeliness of treatment services.
  • Maintain accurate and timely documentation in Electronic Health Record system in compliance with HIPAA, contracts, funder, and agency requirements, including progress notes, treatment plans, discharge paperwork, outreach/contact attempts, and other documentation.
  • Coordinate care with other service providers as necessary to enhance the quality of client care, as needed.
  • Provide crisis intervention for youth in distress in the center, as needed.
  •     Participate in weekly individual supervision and bi-weekly group supervision.
  •     Attend professional workshops/conferences to enhance clinical skills, including those mandated by state license boards, insurance panels, and funding sources,
  • Adhere to all applicable laws and professional codes of ethics.
  • Attend and participate in all Attic annual and special events.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

Teamwork and Collaboration:

  • Uphold the mission of The Attic Youth Center
  • Abide by all the rules and regulations of The Attic Youth Center.
  • Work in collaboration with other agency staff to facilitate a team environment.
  • Attend all mandatory training and meetings, including participation in monthly All Staff meetings.
  • Model effective team behaviors.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in building relationships with all employees and Attic youth.

Attic Youth Center Values:

  • Treat all youth, visitors, and employees with care, kindness, respect, and dignity.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all information.
  • Adhere to the policies, procedures, code of conduct, and attendance rules of The Attic Youth Center.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or related field
  • Experience working with youth and young adults of diverse gender, sexuality, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Experience providing the following treatment modalities: individual and group therapy, and psychoeducational groups. Experience with clients recovering from trauma as well as training in couples and family treatment is highly valued.
  • Effective communication skills with BIPOC and LGBTQ individuals and demonstrated cultural competence and humility. Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Excellent clinical writing skills and the ability to maintain client charts and provide reports as needed according to the policies and procedures of The Attic Youth Center. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Director of Clinical Services job. Reasonable accommodation(s) can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Director of Clinical Services job.

  • Able to regularly work on-site 5 days per week, including evening hours.
  • The employee is often required to sit for an hour or longer, stand, balance, walk, climb one (1) flight of stairs.  Sometimes required to reach with arms and hands.
  • The vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Often uses a computer, tablet, or other office technology such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.
  • Hearing abilities required by this job include the ability to navigate small and large group settings as well as one-on-one conversation.
  • Able to move boxes and materials weighing up to 20 pounds in all directions.

Occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions, especially during Spring/Summer months.

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