Current Job Openings

Part-Time Trauma Therapist

Note: Due to the special sensitivities of our unique population, this position is open to women only.


Job Summary: The Therapist provides trauma-informed individual, group, and crisis counseling to adult female survivors of domestic sex trafficking in accordance with program goals. The position conducts a comprehensive assessment of resident clinical needs, renders a clinical diagnosis when appropriate, develops a treatment pan, and reports resident progress.

Reports to: Director of Programs

Salary: The salary range for this position is commensurate with education, experience, credentials and/or licensure aligned with RSM's overall salary scale as a small non-profit.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide individual trauma-informed mental health counseling to each resident on a weekly basis.

    • Create a safe, accepting environment to facilitate trust and healing.

    • Establish a professionally sensitive and insightful relationship with all clients.

    • Identify and evaluate resident needs and effectively communicate with clients in crisis.

    • Teach effective, healthy coping skills as residents work toward restoration.

    • Implement techniques and interventions that lead clients to work through trauma.

    • Provide psychoeducation on trauma, substance abuse, trafficking, etc.

  • Develop a therapeutic treatment plan for each resident.

  • Provide referrals to other mental health providers/ medical care providers when necessary.

  • Facilitate group therapy for all residents on a weekly basis.

  • Teach psychoeducational classes on relevant topics and facilitate discussion.

  • Respond appropriately to any crisis situation that may arise when on site.

  • Complete all necessary documentation, such as intake information, treatment plans, progress notes, etc. in a timely manner.

  • Participate in training and continuing education opportunities that will increase knowledge and skills.

  • Participate in weekly team staff meetings to collaborate on effectively helping each resident.

  • Facilitate occasional trainings for staff on relevant clinical issues / therapeutic interventions.

  • Assist in admission process by conducting interviews with applicants and providing input to help with team decision making.

  • Facilitate admission and routine clinical assessments to assist in program evaluation and application of grant funding.

  • Provide individual counseling for Rest Stop Ministries graduates, upon transition from program.

  • Assist in data analysis for grant applications and program evaluation.

  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and professional code of ethics.


  • LMSW, LCSW or LPC preferred; Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field considered

  • Two years of professional experience working in a relevant field.

  • Certified in Brain Spotting or EMDR preferred; or equivalent therapeutic technique.

  • Experience working with sex trafficking survivors, victim services, domestic violence, addictions, substance abuse, and/or other persons in crisis or vulnerable populations.

  • Knowledge of community resources and counseling/social work practices with high-risk populations.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport.

  • Ability to emotionally regulate in crisis or intense emotional situations.

  • Ability to manage the balance of crisis work with self-care practices.

  • Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals.

  • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, nonjudgmental, open personal qualities, clear sense of boundaries.

  • Team player, ability to adapt to scheduling changes that may occur within a residential setting.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as required by law, professional codes of ethics, and in the best interest of survivors. 

  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle and provide own transportation.

Additional Requirements:

  • Background check is required.

  • Initial and subsequent random drug screening is required.

  • Must be willing to embrace and exemplify our core values and statement of faith.

  • Part-time position, 2 days per week (preferably Tuesday and Friday), 16 hours per week, with Tuesdays required.

  • Meet program goals by maintaining required caseload level.  Specific caseload for this position is typically between five to eight clients seen per week, with the potential of up to ten, when needed for graduates.

  • Must have a heart and a passion for seeing the broken restored. We have a strong team of likeminded individuals all moving towards the common goal of restoration for those in our care.

There are no funds available for relocation for this position. 

If you are interested in the part-time Trauma Therapist position with Rest Stop Ministries please email/send a cover letter and resume to Randy Woicik, Director of Operations, at .




Respite "As Needed" Residential Staff Positions

Respite Residential Staff are needed for “occasional work” on week-night overnight shifts or weekend shifts to fill in for regular staff taking vacations, sick time or holidays.  

Week-Day Evening Shift (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

  • Mature, responsible female with a vibrant Christian witness

  • Desire to serve women in recovery from trafficking, trauma, substance abuse

  • Confidence to handle role of authority within a loving community of support and mutual respect

  • Ability to work alone, follow direction and uphold written and verbal training

  • Ability to respond to crisis and/or escalated behavior calmly and with confidence

  • Ability to facilitate domestic tasks like meal preparation/cleanup, assist residents with personal needs, and generally be a supportive presence in a home environment

  • Available to work in Lebanon, Tennessee from the hours of 5:00 pm – 9:00 am one to two nights per week on occasion (ability to sleep from approximately 11:00pm to 6:00 am)

  • Pay is $11 per hour, including sleep hours = $176 per shift

  • Able to provide own transportation with proof of liability insurance necessary to transport passengers if needed; or to drive agency vehicle

  • Available to attend a 4 hour training session on-site prior to being hired

  • Experience/education in Social Work, Counseling, Residential Programs or related a plus

Weekend/Holiday/Vacation Respite Shifts

Same qualifications as above, but available for “occasional work” on weekend shifts or to fill in for regular staff taking vacations, sick time or holidays.  Recruiting a pool of people willing to be trained and ready for these special called assignments.  

Interested persons should send cover letter and resume to Director of Operations, Randy Woicik at .