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Trauma Therapist

The Trauma Therapist will provide trauma-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Under the supervision of the Counseling Program Director, the Trauma Therapist will:

  • Provide clinically accurate provision of trauma-based psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, families, and support groups;
  • Engage and maintain a caseload of 15 clients; maintain timely clinical and program documentation;
  • Perform timely case management and advocacy to ensure families are connected to needed service service providers;
  • Actively participate in clinical supervision;
  • Perform other agency responsibilities as needed.

Program-Specific Qualifications  

  • Graduate degree in a psychology related field; licensed or licensed track in your field (MFT, MSW, etc.);
  • Demonstrable experience with relationship-based and trauma informed care;
  • Knowledge of (and experience in) working with at-risk children, families and caregivers, especially underserved populations and gender diverse individuals
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, including ability to listen, clarify, validate, respectfully challenge;
  • Strong interest in and commitment to developing and/or expanding trauma focused counseling and advocacy skills, including openness to an eclectic range of interventions;
  • Ability to take initiative, 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 communicate with, motivate, support, and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and life experiences

General Qualifications

  • Appreciation of the agency’s philosophical understanding regarding violence and oppression;
  • Demonstrable commitment to inclusiveness and accessibility;
  • Demonstrable commitment to your personal healing as key to working responsibly and effectively with others;
  • Exercise sound judgement, tact and discretion in communications;
  • Demonstrable commitment to creating and maintaining a work environment reflective of the agency’s working relations;
  • Perform administrative/operational and maintenance tasks;
  • Ability to balance autonomy, responsibility, and collaboration;
  • Strong organizational skills and interest in maintaining a structured, warm, healing-conducive environment;
  • Valid California driver’s license, insurance, and reliable access to transportation;


  • Ability to work from home by creating and maintaining a productive and confidential work environment that allows for virtual meetings, telehealth therapy and phone calls; access to consistent high-speed internet and a phone line
  • Adhere to local public health guidelines


Competitive hourly rate; sick leave.  RTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Process

Please submit resume or CV and a cover letter via email to clearly labeled “Attn: Trauma Therapist – (Your Name)”.

In the required cover letter, please describe your view of the core impacts of trauma on survivors, families and communities. Your cover letter must be succinct and not exceed 1 page.

We strongly encourage individuals representing one or more underserved 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.