LifeWorks Austin
  • Community-Based Counseling
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Multiple

LifeWorks is looking for resilient and motivating Community-Based Counselors for our Community-Based Services team. Community-Based Counselors provide individual, family, and group counseling services to transition-age youth with trauma histories. Utilizing an evidence-based trauma intervention, the Community-Based Counselors will meet with clients in convenient locations throughout the community. A reliable personal vehicle and a valid driver license are essential for this position.

Community-Based Services focuses on transition-age youth, ages 16-26, who have experienced traumatic life events, frequently exacerbated by involvement in the foster care or criminal justice systems, homelessness, growing up in extreme poverty, or coming from a military family. The objective of Community-Based Services is to remove or reduce barriers to transition-age youth healing from trauma and recovering from mental health or substance use challenges, instill hope, and encourage self-sufficiency in order for them to reach their full potential.


  • Provides individual, couples, group and/or family counseling in community-based, home-based and office settings.
  • Provides crisis intervention with clients based on individual program needs.
  • Administers client services providing: intake, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, record keeping and documentation, case management, evaluation and follow-up, and by contacting necessary collaterals. Provides appropriate referrals; keeps apprised of available community resources.
  • Monitors program participants and maintains documentation of all services in accordance with agency and funding requirements.
  • Provides community outreach as required by individual program.
  • Participates in team meetings and meets with staff from across LifeWorks in order to provide coordinated services.
  • Follows licensure and training requirements as determined by program, agency, and/or grants.


  • Requires a LMSW, LPC-I, LMFT-A, LCSW, LPC, or LMFT license;
  • Requires a Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling or a related field;
  • Requires 6+ months direct clinical experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver's license within 30 days and have a reliable personal vehicle to use for transportation during work hours.
  • Standard First-Aid and CPR Certification as required by individual program.
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