Bilingual Trauma Therapist
Primary tasks for this position include but are not exclusive to the following: Under the direction of the Counseling Director:
- Collaborate with staff and the Counseling Director for the timely and clinically accurate provision of trauma based psychotherapy in Spanish, both office based and school based work (including children, adolescents, adults, families, and support groups)
- Accompaniment and advocacy services to survivors and their families
- Work closely with Keller Center staff (forensic hospital/interviews) to ensure follow up to survivors/families
- Assign and perform timely case management, outreach, and documentation tasks
- Participate in supervision/consultation with Supervisor and Mentoring Staff, as experience indicates
- Provide on call crisis line backup support as needed and shared with other Staff
- Collaborate in planning and implementing outreach in San Mateo County
- Perform other agency responsibilities as identified
Program Specific Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate the following qualities, skills, and experiences:
- Graduate degree in a psychology related field; licensed or licensed track in your field (MFT, MSW, etc.)
- Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish
- Must be familiar and experienced with using relationship based and trauma informed care, and be able to demonstrate knowledge of (and experience in) working with at risk children, families and caregivers, especially under-served populations and gender diverse individuals
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, including ability to listen, clarify, validate, respectfully challenge, and interest in supporting the skill development and thus personal healing of all staff
- Strong interest in and commitment to developing and/or expanding trauma focused counseling and advocacy skills, including openness to an eclectic range of interventions for supporting victim survivor healing
- Ability to take initiative, and provide leadership combined with openness and patience in learning agency culture
- Ability to manage many projects simultaneously (i.e., multitask) while attending to detail and quality
- Ability to effectively outreach to various communities with ease, combining humility and confidence
- Ability to effectively communicate with, motivate, support, and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences
- In depth knowledge of various issues that affect the lives of Latinos, both immigrant and U.S. born
- Appreciation of the agency’s philosophical understanding regarding violence and oppression
- Demonstrable commitment to inclusiveness and making the agency’s services accessible to all people
- Demonstrable commitment to your personal healing as key to working responsibly and effectively with others
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekend and evening hours
- Demonstrable commitment to creating and maintaining a work environment reflective of the agency’s mission and philosophy regarding working relations
- Strong organizational skills and interest in maintaining a structured, warm, healing conducive environment
- Demonstrable commitment to contributing to the operation and growth of the agency by taking on administrative/operational tasks and providing leadership as appropriate
- Ability to balance autonomy, responsibility, and collaboration
- Valid California driver’s license, insurance, and reliable access to transportation
- Basic word processing and database skills (i.e., Microsoft Excel) or ability to acquire skills quickly
- Bi-Cultural applicants highly encouraged to apply
- All staff must complete the 80-hour state-certified Sexual Assault Counselor (SAC) training. Training takes place Tuesday/Thursday evenings (6:00p-9:30p) and Saturday (9:30a-3:30p). These training hours may be counted towards licensure with the BBS.
Competitive Salary and benefits package including twenty days vacation/sick leave, full healthcare, vision and dental. RTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submit resume, salary history and a cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please send all applications clearly labeled “Attn: Bilingual Trauma Therapist– (Your Name).”
In a cover letter briefly describe your view of the core impacts of trauma from violence on survivors and their families and communities. Explain your investment in working with this population and what you bring to the work. Your cover letter must be succinct and not exceed one page.
We strongly encourage individuals who represent one or more under-served populations in San Mateo County (e.g., people of color, people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, people with disabilities, immigrants) to apply.
Position open until filled.