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:
Bilingual Therapist

United States of America
Full/Part Time:
Full Time
Job Type:
Years of Experience:
2 - 5 Years
Level of Education:
Master's Degree


Position Summary:

The House of Ruth Maryland is the most comprehensive intimate partner violence agency in the state. Our Clinical Counseling Program combines evidence based knowledge with a welcoming and collaborative environment that supports both staff and the survivors we serve.  An HRM Therapist provides direct therapeutic services to primary and secondary survivors of intimate partner violence.  The HRM Therapist also advocates for client’s needs with other HRM programs and community agencies where appropriate and relevant to the client’s treatment.  The HRM Therapist participates as part of a team of staff who address trauma, mental health and other clinical issues clients may present. Therapy is provided both in person and through telehealth format.


COVID Policy:  House of Ruth pledges to maintain a safe and healthy workplace for our staff, the clients we serve, and the public. Therefore, effective on September 15, 2021, House of Ruth MD will require proof of vaccination against COVID 19, or weekly proof of negative COVID 19 test. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides one-on-one counseling for adult victims and child witnesses of intimate partner violence and their families, in crisis and on an ongoing basis, in person and through our telehealth platform.
  • Provides comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments for victims/survivors of intimate partner violence.

·       Facilitates support and psychoeducational groups for youth and adults.

·       Collaborates with other HRM staff and programs via staff meetings, case review, and reflective supervision groups.

  • Participates in regularly scheduled one on one supervision with supervisor
  • Responsible for meeting individual, program and agency goals/targets including but not limited to timely, ethical and trauma informed service provision and documentation.


Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 



  • Masters level licensed Social Worker, Professional Counselor or Psychologist.
  • One (1) year related experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish. Familiarity with Latino/a/x culture and community. Ability to provide training and education in Spanish and English.
  • 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 Office Suite and electronic records software.
  • 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:
Manages Others:
Travel Required:
Pay Range:
to per
Pay Comments:
Depends on Experience
Dental Insurance
Disability Insurance
Domestic Partner Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan
Life Insurance
Medical Insurance
Mental Health Coverage
Paid Time Off
Prescription Drug Coverage
Retirement Savings and Planning
Vision Insurance
Version updated 5/3/2022 5:21 PM