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OrganizationThe Women's Initiative (TWI)
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineApril 26, 2024
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$25.00 to $35.00


The Women’s Initiative values team resilience, morale, and performance, and credits our success to the individual efforts of our dedicated staff to execute our organizational goals. The Part-time Bienestar Mental Health Therapist position is responsible for providing individual counseling and support for the Bienestar program.

Job Duties

Essential Functions:

Provide effective mental health therapy to clients in compliance with appropriate ethics and regulations, primarily utilizing a brief therapy model.

Provide individual psychotherapy, (including walk-in and call-in clinics) and maintain a caseload comprised primarily of Bienestar counseling participants. May provide group psychotherapy.

Maintain current documentation in Electronic Medical Records (EMR)/digital client charts and handle paper client files in compliance with HIPAA standards and agency policy.

Provide effective referrals to community organizations and facilitate applicable follow-up processes to support a continuum of care for clients.

Engage in continuing education and professional development to remain up to date on best practices and licensure.

Participate in weekly supervision with clinical supervisor depending on number of hours of work and experience.

Attend weekly clinical team meetings and in-house consultation and training.

Adhere to the code of ethics and HIPAA requirements.

Additional Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the Bienestar Program team to deliver high quality compassionate culturally responsive care to Latiné counseling and program participants.

Engage in community outreach and education on behalf of the agency and Bienestar program team.

Adhere to all documentation requirements of the counseling program and the staff.

Contribute to a workplace culture that empowers and supports staff members and centers individual and collective wellness.

All staff are required to attend specific agency sponsored events.

Skills Required


Fluent in Spanish and English

Knowledgeable and passionate about the Latiné community and their culture

Experience offering individual and group psychotherapy

Knowledgeable and passionate about integration of mind-body approaches in psychotherapy

Team oriented with a strength-based approach to services

Basic computer skills including Microsoft office, and Telehealth platforms (Zoom)

Understanding of trauma-informed care approaches and integration of Resilience skills


Master’s Degree required.

Post-graduate counseling experience preferred, but not required.

Time management, facilitation, and organizational skills


1-3 years of experience (can included practicum and/or graduate internship)

Work Schedule

Hours include: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 3-8pm, Wednesdays 9am-5pm
This position is Hybrid, primarily in-person
Part-time [20] – hours weekly

Additional Info

The Women’s Initiative

The Women’s Initiative (TWI) provides vital mental health services to women and members of the gender-expansive community free of charge. Our services are based on the Resilience Model of Care, which is a holistic, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive approach to mental health services. We deliver compassionate high-quality counseling, social support, and education programs that serve thousands of people in Charlottesville and surrounding areas annually. The Bienestar Program provides counseling and wellness programs for Latina women and the Latiné community. TWI partners with a variety of area-based nonprofit organizations such as the Shelter for Help in Emergency, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Sin Barreras, the International Rescue Committee, and many others to provide collaborative services.

What We Do:

The Women’s Initiative provides free trauma-informed, culturally responsive counseling services and resilience programs that meet the unique needs of women, and Black, BIPOC, Latiné, and LGBTQ+ communities. We develop partnerships with organizations to increase access to mental health services for all people in our community with barriers to care.


The mission of The Women’s Initiative is to provide women with effective counseling, social support, and education so they can transform challenges into positive change and growth.


All people in our community will have access to innovative, effective, evidence-based mental health care.


We believe everyone has a capacity for healing. We are committed to identifying and supporting each person’s needs and strengths and providing compassionate care that maintains the highest standards of excellence in an environment that is welcoming, safe, and supportive.


Our main office is located at 1101 East High Street and our satellite office is in the historic Jefferson School City Center, 233 4th St. NW Suite 255 B.


We offer competitive salaries and benefits packages for part-time employees including clinical supervision, continuing education, and professional development.

Cultural Humility Statement:

The Women’s Initiative defines cultural humility as an ongoing process of critical self-reflection, recognizing and mitigating power imbalances, and holding ourselves accountable at the institutional level. It is an integral component of our mission. Our staff participates in cultural humility learning opportunities to deepen our awareness of ways we can contribute to a more just workplace and community.

Outreach and Events:

All staff are required to attend certain events including community outreach, fundraising, professional development, retreats, and other activities as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary that will be offered for this position will be based on the candidate’s number of years of experience with similar responsibilities, related education and certifications, and highly beneficial skills and talents relevant to the role including clinical licensure.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Women’s Initiative is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and inclusive environment for its employees. We actively promote diversity and consider all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status. The Women’s Initiative is a trauma-informed and culturally responsive organization that promotes a healthy work-life balance for all staff.

For more information about The Women’s Initiative, please visit

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Gaudet, Office Manager

Please write: Part-time Bilingual Mental Health Therapist Application in the email subject line.