Trauma Support Specialist


Eureka | Redding | Sacramento

Organizational Context:

LEAF in Partnership with Parents In Training was created to provide an intensive trauma-responsive, love-based wraparound services program for at-risk adoptive families in California. Our mission is to reduce the parents stress while teaching them how to be therapeutically available to their children. In this manner, we engage the entire family unit in the healing process. We believe healing happens inside the home throughout the diverse network of hidden communication patterns in the various family relationships. In instances that children cannot remain in the house, we provide temporary therapeutic respite services to enable the family to develop a therapeutic, healing environment.


Job Summary:

The Trauma Support Specialist will provide therapeutic guidance to the families in the wraparound program, and the staff members who work directly with the families as needed. The Trauma Support Specialist will provide at least monthly family visits to gauge parental readiness to change and explore with the family how to overcome barriers to developing the From Fear to Love approach.  The Trauma Support Specialist will act as a member of the Family Care Team (FCT) and attend meetings to provide trauma informed clinical consultation regarding the From Fear to Love approach, and to assist with care plan development as well as the implementation, and coordination of services and support that meet the families’ identified needs. The Trauma Support Specialist reports directly to the Assistant Clinical Director.


The wraparound process is trauma informed, community-based, culturally relevant, individualized, love-based, and family-centered. The Trauma Support Specialist works with youth and their families at home, in the community, at school/work setting, and/or virtually/phone due to COVID-19 constraints, to pull the youth and family team together to facilitate the development of the wraparound plan, convene regular FCT meetings, including the youth, their family and their supports, both professional and natural to monitor implementation of the plan and make changes to the plan as needed to promote success for the youth and their family within their community.

Key function, accountabilities, and related duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Define family care plan
  • Manage, coordinate, and provide guidelines to Family Support Coaches and PESC.
  • Coordinate, communicate and follow up on proper implementation of the family care plan by PESC.
  • Perform regular assessments of care plan efficiency and adjust as necessary
  • Report to Assistant Clinical Director with update on completed visits
  • Documents all activities per policy
  • Review significant visit reports from PESC and Coaches
  • Determine which coach is the best fit to work with a family based on intake data and initial visits
  • Review and approve all visit reports from FCT prior to their upload in system
  • Perform Family Coach evaluation with support from Assistant clinical director and HR
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Experience and prior training working with children and adolescents with mental health, substance abuse, and co-existing diagnoses are preferred.

  • Ability to support the agency’s culture, growth, and success through communication, accountability, and positivity.
  • Ability to be clear headed and decisive based on the scope of the position.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to appropriately accept feedback through the supervision process – thus displaying the willingness to learn, grow, and improve.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Well organized and adaptable
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Possesses an engaging and enthusiastic personality.
  • Dedicated to the success of children and family teams.
  • Proof of valid driver’s license (Type C)
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Proof of valid/current auto insurance
  • Copy of official state driving record
  • Three (3) employment references
  • Cleared criminal background check
  • Completion of the California Mandated Reporter training
  • Completion of the California Sexual Harassment Prevention training
  • Completion of the California Abusive prevention training

Competencies required

  • Caring about People – Displays sensitivity towards the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others.
  • Dependability – Performs work in a reliable, consistent, and timely manner.
  • Planning and Organizing – Coordinates and directs activities to help achieve business objectives.
  • Handling Stress – Manages pressure without getting upset, moody, or anxious.
  • Relationship Building – Develops collaborative relationships to facilitate current and future objectives.
  • Engagement – Demonstrates loyalty and commitment through enthusiasm and extra effort.
  • Teamwork – Collaborates with others to achieve goals.
  • Managing Conflict – Resolves hostilities and disagreements between others.
  • Solving Problems – Identifies solutions given available information.

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in social work or other related discipline. Bachelor’s Degree with appropriate experience may be accepted.
  • Experience in wraparound or other clinical services (preferred)
  • At least two years’ prior experience working in the social services field

Core Values

  • Love – Our organization and each of its members are guided by love, which we believe is the most important driving force in all that we do.
  • Responsibility – To take 100% ownership of our role in fulfilling the promise that we have made to our clients, our peers, and ourselves.
  • Integrity – Our actions adhere to the values of Love and Responsibility.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Employee is regularly required to use hands; reach with hands and arms; and see, hear, and communicate with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job.
  • The employee may sit for extended periods of time
  • The ability to drive long distances.
  • Employee must be able to demonstrate manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and perform simple grasping and fine manipulation.
  • A reasonable accommodation will be made as outlined by law. Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to perform essential job functions.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to decide the essential functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Family Care Team

Position Supervised

Family Support Coach and Parent Education & Support Coordinator (PESC)

Job level

Senior Analyst

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