Gateway Domestic Violence Services is searching for an experienced Child Therapist!


Since 1979, Gateway shelters have provided caring, comprehensive services and safe shelter to adults and dependent children fleeing domestic violence. Our 24/7 shelters offer licensed counseling, emergency and extended-stay care, and court advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and their families, in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Working with Gateway provides an opportunity to serve the community and support our mission to prevent and eliminate intimate partner violence through counseling, residential care, and empowering people for social change.

Learn more about us at:


Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, our Child Therapist will provide direct services to child survivors of domestic violence including intake services, individual and group therapy, advocacy, crisis intervention and follow up. This position will focus on Children and Youth experiencing the effects of domestic violence and will also assist connecting them to much-needed resources.


  • Provide therapeutic services including intakes, assessment and therapeutic interventions centered in trauma informed practices.
  • Provide a combination of virtual and in-office individual and group therapy to clients ages 5-18. May also include providing family therapy and parenting support.
  • Advocate and offer follow-up services as a liaison between local agencies and the client. Refer clients to other resources.
  • Counsel, treatment plan, provide needs assessment for other services.
  • Provide termination and follow-up services to clients on an individual basis.
  • Maintain client files, including standard forms and progress notes and monthly reporting.
  • Ensure proper safety and security procedures are followed.
  • Attend staff and clinical meetings and group consultation.
  • Adhere to Colorado’s mandatory reporting laws related to children and at-risk adults and/or elder abuse.
  • Work collaboratively with the non-residential team as well as other agency programs to meet the needs of clients served.


  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, family counseling or related mental health field required.
  • Two years of experience in clinical therapy, counseling, or human services field.
  • Must be registered with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) as an LPC, LMFT or LCSW OR be eligible for Licensure candidacy (LSW, LPCC, MFTC).

The successful candidate:

  • Has a knowledge of trauma informed care relating to domestic violence.
  • Values DEI and advances equity throughout the organization.
  • Has a positive attitude and openness to supporting people in crisis.
  • Has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Works effectively as part of a team to deliver overall services.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • CPR and First Aid certified, preferred.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


  • Expected annual salary range of $50,000 - $58,000.
  • Health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Mileage reimbursement.
  • Clinical supervision.
  • Paid Time Off: Vacation, Holidays, and Wellness Time
  • Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday with flexible hours to meet clients’ needs.

Gateway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetics, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gateway complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Gateway will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Gateway will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

Gateway expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gateway employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.