Note to applicants with regard to COVID-19 risk reduction: 
Therapy sessions and other non-crisis client services are provided through phone or video. All office-based staff are given the option of working from home. Those who come into the office must practice social distancing and wear masks.

First round interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Second round interviews may include an in-person component, if appropriate, with risk reduction measures in place. 

Executive Director

For information on our Executive Director search, please visit our page here.

Lead Trauma Therapist

The Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services (RACES), a non-profit social service agency located in Urbana, Illinois, seeks a full-time Lead Trauma Therapist to join our team of committed and passionate staff who provide counseling in a trauma-informed environment.  The successful candidate will supervise four full-time clinical therapists and conduct trauma therapy sessions with approximately 18 clients who have experienced sexual violence.

The Lead Therapist position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work with diverse populations, and team-focused orientation.  A master’s degree or higher is required.  The candidate must possess an LCSW upon job acceptance. 

Supervisory experience of one year or more is strongly preferred.  At least three years of full-time experience working as a clinical therapist is required.  In addition, experience working with marginalized communities is a plus.  Salary commensurate with experience and licensure.  Minimum salary is $44,000 for a 37.5 hour workweek.  Due to the current pandemic conditions, the Lead Therapist will temporarily work from home until such time that conditions allow for a return to our on-site offices.

RACES is strongly committed to our staff’s well-being by capping caseloads, supporting self-care, and offering opportunities for professional development and growth.  We also offer a competitive benefits package which includes low-deductible healthcare insurance and generous retirement contributions.  In addition, RACES is a qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org by no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.

RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) employer.  Individuals of all ethnicities/races, genders, sexual orientations, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Urbana, Illinois is a city, population—42,000.  It is also a sister city of Champaign, Illinois, population of 88,000.  RACES is located in close proximity to the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, an R-1 Carnegie Classified university.  

Part-Time Survivor Advocate

RACES (Rape, Advocacy, Counseling, Education Services) seeks a compassionate person to advocate on behalf of sexual assault survivors ages 4 through adult in local hospital emergency rooms, and to offer crisis intervention to their family members. Applicants must have at least six months of paid or volunteer experience in a social service setting, use of a personal cell phone, reliable transportation, and ability to arrive at Urbana hospitals within 45 minutes. This is a part-time, stipend position, and the advocate gets paid whether they are called to the hospital or not.

On-call shifts for Night/Weekend (N/W) Medical Advocacy run from 6:00pm-8:00am Mondays-through Fridays, and round the clock Saturdays and Sundays. Each Medical Advocate is responsible for covering 50% of the required shifts as either primary or back-up. Medical Advocates are free to go about their daily lives while on-call, with the understanding that they must be able to leave immediately for the hospital upon receiving a call.

Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to jobs@cu-races.org. Closing date is Wednesday, December 22, 2020.

RACES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all genders, races and ethnicities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.