Trauma Therapist, LCSW

Overview: The Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is responsible for conducting culturally sensitive, trauma informed treatment for individuals and families of all ages who have experienced/witnessed child maltreatment, domestic violence and or sexual assault in a multidisciplinary setting.


Duties and Responsibilities: The Lead LCSW reports to the Clinical Program Manager and will provide the following duties: Client Services: crisis intervention, individual, group and family trauma informed, evidence based/informed counseling services. Complete and maintain accurate records to include: informed consent, session notes progress reports, business records, and monthly service reports. Conduct psycho-social assessments, evaluate findings for completion of a holistic psycho-social treatment/case plan. Exercise all activities in accordance with the confidentiality, law and ethics of the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the National Association of Social Workers. Management: With support and direction from Program Manager participate in program development/changes and reporting activities.  Collaborate with and support case managers in order to provide continuum care to clients. Onsite Partnership Liaison – while upholding confidentiality, communicates with onsite partners to advocate for clients; assists onsite partners in addressing clients’ needs; facilitates communication between onsite partners and clients; obtains police reports to assist in filing applications with the Victim Assistance Program; provides onsite partners with advocacy resources and materials; acts as a liaison between client and law enforcement; civil-legal services, victims assistance and medical staff professionals; coordinates with FJC staff on a daily basis to maintain order, rapport, and respect Maintain close contact with each client’s authorized collateral resources and supports. Participate in scheduled staff and multidisciplinary team meetings, presenting relevant information on all case/treatment plans, changes, and onsite partner referrals.  Complete follow-up on participants following the completion of services Data Collection and Documentation – maintains client files; documents all client contact; documents all onsite and offsite referrals, and outcomes; maintains all consents; gathers and enters statistical data resulting from clinical work into software system; audits software system on a monthly basis to ensure data align with work performed; Training and Workshops –. Participate in agency quarterly clinical/advocate volunteer training, participates in and provides cross training to partner agencies including multidisciplinary team members as well as staff and volunteers; attends monthly meetings as assigned with other agencies within the county to better serve the client; attends trainings as assigned; other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:  Must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Social Work. Must be licensed to practice in the State of California as an LCSW. Must have completed or be willing to complete State Certification in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Training in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Seeking Safety preferred. Computer competency, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required.  Experience with a database management system preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred.


Knowledge, Specialized Skills, and Abilities:  Must have a minimum of three years-experience working with individuals and children in some capacity, preferably in a social service/educational settingMust demonstrate the ability to use communication skills that successfully convey and obtain accurate and complete information in a respectful and caring manner.  Have a basic knowledge of body language and non-verbal communication.  Understand and demonstrate active listening skills.  Past teaching experience will be helpful in assisting clients improve and develop necessary skills to promote well-being.  Must be a critical thinker, reasoning, organizing and analyzing information so that problems are accurately understood and solutions are congruent with client’s capacities and outcome

orientated.  Capacity to negotiate and collaboration to insure the client’s successful receipt of services. Demonstrate the skill of advocating for the needs and rights of people.  Must show a passion and sensitivity for trauma work. Demonstrated experience to maintain cooperative working relationships with others; be team oriented; coordinate/collaborate with professionals from multiple agencies whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries and client confidentiality Must show a passion and sensitivity for trauma work.  Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.


Pre-employment Requirements:

  • County, State and Federal Criminal Checks
  • Driving Record
  • Education Verification
  • Reference Check
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, valid California Driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance
  • Must Maintain personal cell phone


Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Work is performed in an office setting with a low-to-moderate noise level; employee will need to utilize their personal vehicle for travel to and from meetings outside the office; employee must regularly communicate by telephone, written communications and in-person with staff, families served, partners, funders and other professionals; occasionally lift, carry and position objects weighing up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Strength United is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.


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