Child and Family Therapist

VistAbility is a non-profit human service agency dedicated to serving children at risk, and children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Lynn Center is VistAbility's Early Intervention Program and Preschool for children with special needs from birth to six years of age. Lynn Center also provides therapeutic services for families with children up to age 18.

Primary responsibilities will be: Provide comprehensive support to children (mainly ages 0-5) and their families with services that include clinical assessments, individual play therapy, family therapy, collateral parent support and case management/linkage. Assessments may be conducted in a variety of settings and can include: the community, the child's home or our clinic.

Qualifications include:
  • LCSW or MFT preferred. Interns will be considered.
  • Must have the ability and be willing to provide clinical assessment and intervention services in clinic or in the natural environment (home or school).
  • Must have experience working with children under the age of six who may have experienced trauma, behavioral, and emotional problems.
  • Must be open to a variety of treatment modalities tailored to meet the needs of the individual child/parents/family involved. 
  • Work history should include case management, family work in the natural environment, outpatient individual play therapy, trauma, attachment, parenting skills, family counseling, and group work experience.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to interact collaboratively with other agencies and physicians. 
  • Must be a flexible team player, willing to work as part of a treatment team utilizing support from the greater community.   
  • Experience with Medi-Cal paperwork preferred.  
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • Must meet State licensing requirements involving vaccinations, health screening and Department of Justice clearance.  California Driver’s license, good driving record and use of a vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided). 
Hours: Monday – Friday, 37.5 hours per week 8-3:30 or 8:30-4
Location: office in Pittsburg and caseload will be in East and Far East Contra Costa County
Pay range
$23 interns under 1,000 hours
$24 when at 1,000 hours
$25 when at 2,000 hours
$30 once licensed

Benefits for these work hours include:
  • Medical, Dental, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, 403(b) retirement plan,
  • Paid vacation, Sick Days, and 11 paid Holidays plus a paid "holiday" on the employee's birthday.

Our vacation accrual rates are generous: 1st and 2nd year of employment = 2 weeks vacation a year; 3rd and 4th year of employment = 3 weeks vacation a year; 5th to 9th year of employment = 4 weeks vacation a year; the 10th year onward = 5 weeks vacation a year.

All positions open until filled.

Program: Behavioral Health Services
This is a full time position

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