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Job Announcement: Lassen Family Services – CHAT Child Trauma Program Therapist

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Lassen Family Services –

CHAT Child Trauma Program Therapist

Posted: July  6, 2020
Starting Pay: DOE. Part-Time with Full Time Potential

*This position is one that usually student interns do for free while they are gaining the hours they need for licensing. But, Lassen Family Services will now be paying the interns. 

Job Title: CHAT Child Trauma Program Therapist
Job Description:
Under the direction of the CHAT Child Trauma Program Therapy Program Manager, the CHAT (Child Abuse Treatment) Child Trauma Therapy Program Therapist manages the care for child victims of abuse, including services to non-offending family members/caregivers of child victims to help with the treatment of the child.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct services to child victims of crime, including the assessment of client needs through individual and group counseling and/or crisis intervention, child focused family counseling, advocacy, development of case management/treatment plans that address immediate and long term goals, and accompaniment/referrals to community agencies and resources.
  • Provides crisis therapy for walk-in clients.
  • Ensures casework records are kept to the required standard in compliance with grant goals and objectives, the State Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Lassen Family Services, Inc.’s policies and procedures.
  • Composes letters and/or reports on client progress as requested and when appropriate.
  • With written permission, refers families to other services as needed and regularly communicates with other providers.
  • Attends conferences and workshops related to child crime and networks with other service providers and maintains positive relationships with community agencies.
  • Creates partnerships with educational providers and collaboratively arrives at a means to support appropriate school behaviors.
  • Creatively collaborates with Lassen Family Services’ staff to help meet program objectives.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:
CHAT Child Trauma Program Therapy Program Manager

Classifications Supervised:
Non-Exempt, Supervisory

Typical Physical Requirements:
(these are typical, but Lassen Family Services will make reasonable accommodations for job candidates/incumbents with disabilities) Sit for extended periods; frequently stand, walk and stoop, kneel and crouch to pick up and or move objects; normal manual dexterity and hand eye coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range, use of office equipment including computer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax and manual time clock.

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an office setting, in client homes and classroom settings is typical. Normal office hours are typically maintained, however, occasionally a varied schedule is required to meet the needs of the client or the agency.

(These are typical requirements, but Lassen Family Services, Inc., will discuss and make reasonable accommodations for job candidates and incumbents with disabilities.) Sits for extended periods; frequently stands, walks, stoops, kneels and crouches to pick-up and/or move objects; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; may occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; and maintain focused attention during periods of repetitive office work.

Desirable Qualifications:

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Completion of LFS Crisis Intervention Peer Counselling Training.

Two years of previous experience providing social and counseling services, preferably experience working directly with persons who have been victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault

Ability to:

  • Assist with planning, organizing, managing, coordinating, and supervising the functions and services of the LFS Shelter to achieve service goals and efficient operation.
  • Assist with developing and implementing policies to promote the welfare and safety of persons living in the LFS Shelter.
  • Understand the needs of people who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual abuse.
  • Work with and counsel residents from a variety of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Provide crisis intervention counseling and support.
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of data and information.
  • Effectively represent LFS policies, programs, and services with agency staff, the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid and current California Driver’s License.
  • Proof of current auto insurance and adequate coverage
  • DMV printout report
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a CPR certificate.

Items Needed to Apply:
Must submit

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • application

You can download an application here. Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.

You can submit your application and resume by:
Email: Resume and application to
In Person: Drop your application and resume off at
1306 Riverside Drive,
Susanville, California, 96130
Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

Visit: https://lassenfamilyservices.org/employment-opportunities/ for more information.

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