Bilingual Trauma Therapist – Project LIFE

North County Lifeline
October 24, 2021
San Marcos, CA, CA
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The Trauma Therapist is responsible for assuring that all services provided to victims/survivors of human trafficking through Project LIFE (Living in Freedom From Exploitation) are being implemented through a client driven, wellness and recovery model that is strength based, culturally relevant, trauma informed, consumer driven and outcome based. Therapist functions as an agency/community expert in the treatment of complex trauma in the field of human trafficking and utilizes evidenced based and/or promising practices as the preferred treatment modality. Provides trauma treatment to victims/survivors of human trafficking and may include crisis management and safety planning as well as individual, group, and family therapy. The professional is expected to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team while making appropriate independent decisions for the benefit of the client(s). Therapist conducts trainings as an expert speaker in trauma treatment of human trafficking victims at conferences, trainings, and outreach events for community groups and service providers


MA in social work or related field and registered intern with the BBS required; state-licensed LCSW or LMFT preferred. Bi-lingual Spanish-English required. A minimum of two years post-graduate experience with a strong background in direct clinical services, client centered approach, trauma, and dual diagnosis; A minimum of two years’ experience working with victims of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence or other victim populations such as immigrants/refugees; Completion of trauma training in evidence based or promising practices; Possess the ability to make sound clinical decisions independently; Must be able to apply clinical judgment, ethics and accountability to formulate best practices in quality of care, implement treatment plans, and perform other clinical documentation; Multi-lingual or Bi-lingual Required, with strong preference given to English/Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:  

Possesses advanced knowledge that is primarily intellectual in character and includes exercising discretion and independent judgment

Establish and maintains effective working relationships while showing open mindedness and a collaborative spirit. Compatibility with agency purpose, goals, philosophy, and approach. Demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for their work. Utilizes a creative approach to problem solving. Interactions with others reflect a spirit of honesty, humbleness, and self-awareness. Accepts constructive criticism with a positive attitude and willingness to implement change. Ability to work well independently and demonstrate appropriate initiative. Must demonstrate knowledge of trauma Informed, client driven, and culturally competent care.

Other Requirements

Reliable transportation. Must have a California driver license and good driving record. Willing to use own, properly insured, reliable vehicle for the job (mileage reimbursed). Employment subject to clearances, including background finger printing checks, driving record, tuberculosis testing, and drug testing

Compensation and Benefits

  • Your well-being matters at North County Lifeline!
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays (13 days)
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, chiropractic and acupuncture coverage
  • Free health and wellness programs
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Great employee incentive award programs
  • Training and education assistance
  • Matched 403b retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Menu of optional benefits, including short term disability, critical illness, accident, hospitalization and cancer policy

Pay Range Salary will commensurate with experience and education. Differential pay offered for bilingual skills.

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