House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

The House of Ruth Maryland is one of the nation's leading intimate partner violence centers, helping thousands of battered women and their children find the safety and security that so many of us take for granted.

Services provided at the House of Ruth Maryland include legal advice and representation, counseling, emergency shelter, community education and outreach and abuse intervention programming.  Nearly 9,000 victims received services from the House of Ruth Maryland in 2015.


Founded:  1977 Headquartered:  Baltimore Contact:  Erika Buffaloe
Phone:  (410) 889-0840 Website:

Location: Baltimore

Years of Experience: 2-5 Years
Department: VICTIM SERVICES Level of Education: Master's Degree
Full/Part Time: Full Time Job Type: Regular


The Therapist provides direct therapeutic services to victims of intimate partner violence on an ongoing basis as well as in crises. The Therapist is also responsible for participating in a team approach among staff to address the trauma, mental health and other clinical issues clients may present. Therapist’s time will be split between work in the main office and in the community settings.

In collaboration with the Site Lead, the Therapist ensures that the goals, objectives, and work effort of the staff at these sites are consistent with the mission of the House of Ruth Maryland and advances the agency and program’s strategic goals and objectives. This position is responsible for maintaining program integrity within the agency and in the community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides one-on-one counseling for victims of intimate partner violence in crisis and on an ongoing basis on and off site.
  • Provides comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for victims of intimate partner violence.
  • Conducts support groups for victims of intimate partner violence on and off site.
  • Participates in Clinical Services and HRM staff meetings.
  • Participates in individual and group clinical supervision.
  • Takes responsibility for assuring service is client-focused, culturally and linguistically competent and sensitive, strength based, and built on a foundation of sound clinical theory and trauma informed best practices.
  • Ensures the collection and integrity of client/service data.
  •  Makes recommendations to Site Lead and Clinical Supervisor for service adaptation based on best practices established by research in the field.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

  • Licensed, Masters level Social Worker, Professional Counselor or Psychologist. 
  • Two (2) years related experience.
  • Ability to work a minimum of two (2) evenings a week.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable about therapeutic interventions with victims of trauma, their children, and family systems.
  • Knowledgeable about the dynamics of intimate partner violence.  
  • Demonstrated competence with computer systems including MS Word, Outlook and agency-wide databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and collaboratively with peers and community partners.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Language Requirements: English Manages Others: No
Career Level: Entry Level Travel Required: Negligible
Pay Comments: Depends on Experience
Benefits:  Dental Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Health and Wellness Programs
Medical Insurance
Paid Time Off
Retirement Savings and Planning
Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Plan
Life Insurance
Mental Health Coverage
Prescription Drug Coverage
Vision Insurance

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