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About PTR

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among forcibly displaced immigrant survivors of human rights abuses and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, persecution related to identity and beliefs and other forms of interpersonal violence.  At our Mosaic Healing Center, we: (a) Provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for asylum seekers and refugees from around the world, (b) Expand multidisciplinary clinical capacity to serve highly diverse immigrants through an in-depth yearlong clinical training program, (c) Conduct community outreach, support and training to address the needs of forcibly displaced immigrants and newcomers, and (d) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of human rights abuses.


Job Description: Clinical Manager

Location: Berkeley, California (hybrid– remote and in-person)

Salary: $85,000-$95,000/year (including health & other benefits) based on skills, experience, and clinical license

Start Date: December 15, 2022

Schedule: Full-time

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a member of the Leadership Team, the primary responsibility of the Clinical Director will be to lead and oversee PTR’s provision of direct services. Collaborating closely with the Leadership Team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Clinical Director will provide programmatic oversight for all direct service programming, including supporting managers of the Survivors of Torture, African Communities, and Counseling Programs.

This position will supervise program managers in the direct services department and other clinical and administrative functions for 6-8 direct reports. The role will be responsible for oversight of direct service staff who provide psychological, psychosocial, and psychiatric care, as well as training and outreach activities, overseeing the quality of globally trauma-informed and culturally responsive services offered for international survivors of human rights abuses who have fled violence and persecution in their countries of origin, and are seeking greater safety in California.

Our clients represent a broad range of backgrounds and identities, and so does our team. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates whose backgrounds and experiences represent the communities we serve.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Clinical Director will include the following:
Direct Services Program Leadership

● Oversee and support the program development, implementation, and evaluation of direct services in alignment with PTR’s mission and strategic plan. Remain responsive to client needs and primary programmatic goals and attentive to annual work plans and grant requirements.

● In collaboration with the Leadership Team, managers and direct service staff help foster an integrated approach to client care addressing the needs of forcibly displaced international populations through a globally trauma-informed and culturally responsive relational and humanistic lens.

● Support the expansion of programming to include creating collective healing spaces that are community-driven and informed by data collected from the community.

● Maintain a comprehensive understanding of PTR’s grants and funding requirements and contribute to grant writing as necessary. Work closely with the Director of Operations to ensure implementation of direct services meets evolving grant requirements and with the Data Manager to develop and implement systems for accurate data collection and retrieval to inform program development.

Direct Services Management & Supervision

● Manage and oversee direct service programming, including client caseloads, the delivery of psychological, psychosocial, and psychiatric services, clinical training, and community outreach while ensuring providers follow ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements set forth by PTR policies and procedures and federal and state laws, including the California Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences.

● Provide clinical supervision, consultation, and professional development support for direct services staff and program managers.

● In collaboration with the Leadership Team and Program Managers, recruit direct service staff, conduct new direct service staff orientation, training and mentorship to foster a strong and cohesive client care team, facilitating communication and coordinating workflow, resources, and priorities to meet programmatic goals
and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education & Experience
● Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D.), Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) or Counseling Psychology (MFT)

● Licensed in the state of California, or able to obtain a CA license if licensed in another state

● 7-10 years of experience providing trauma-informed care and/or clinical supervision for individuals, families & groups from diverse and underserved populations

● 5+ years in a leadership position, supporting program development and team management within a non-profit and/or community mental health setting
● Experience developing service delivery systems and, protocols & procedures for client care

● Experience & interest in fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive work & team environments

Preferred Experience & Skills

● Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations

● Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English. Spanish, Tigrinya, Amharic, French, and Arabic are preferred.

● Experience working clinically in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters

● Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers

● Experience leading groups & familiarity with group dynamics

● Experience working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams

Competencies & Interests

● Global cultural & contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients & colleagues

● Demonstrated commitment to global social justice & human rights

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills

● Strong administrative & organizational skills

● Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement

● Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs

● Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve

● Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm

● Strong desire for personal & professional growth

● Attention to detail & ability to effectively attend to responsibilities

● Proficiency with MS Office Suite & Google Drive

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) and does not discriminate based on ancestry, age, color, disability (physical
and mental, including HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin,
race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA per applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Partnerships in Trauma Recovery has partnered with Charity Search Group to coordinate the recruitment process for this exciting role. To express your interest or for any questions, please visit www.charitysearchgroup.com or contact Angela-Jo Touza-Medina at angela@charitysearchgroup.com.

 Job Description: Human Resources Manager

Location: Berkeley, California

Schedule: Full-time

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000/yr, including health and other benefits

Start Date: As soon as possible

POSITION OVERVIEW

This is an exciting opportunity to advance the impact of an innovative non-profit
organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health by supporting a growing team. PTR has expanded rapidly, and this position is instrumental in ensuring that the organization has the appropriate systems and procedures to help team members to thrive.

The duties of the Human Resources Manager include managing the hiring and onboarding procedures for new team members, overseeing the development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, and providing support to team members as needs arise. PTR is currently providing a Hybrid Service Delivery model. The HR Manager is preferred to be onsite at PTR’s Berkeley office at least two days per week, though fully remote will be considered for the right candidate.

POSITION REPORTS TO

Program Director

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the HR Manager will include but are not limited to the following:

Manage employee compensation and benefits structures
● Research compensation standards for comparable organizations and provide
guidance to leadership in compensation-related matters, including merit increases
and salary ranges.

● Manage PTR’s HR platform, Gusto, including processing payroll and staff
reimbursements.

● Oversee staff health and other benefit packages; make recommendations to
leadership and support staff with their benefits packages.

Manage staff relations matters

● Plan and conduct new employee orientation to acquaint staff with PTR policies, HR platforms, and organizational culture.

● Design and implement training and ongoing support mechanisms for managers.

● Design and implement annual performance review processes; train and support
managers in annual performance reviews with their supervisors.

● Conduct employee and management sessions and investigations regarding
workplace challenges.

● Supervise staff members and volunteers as needed.

● Conduct exit interviews with staff who resign from PTR; design process to provide
feedback to management teams on feedback received during exit interviews.

● Organize all-staff training to ensure ongoing compliance with workplace policies and standards.

Manage HR policies and procedures

● Identify new opportunities where HR can strengthen a culture that improves PTR’s capacity for change and develop new HR policies accordingly.

● Provide ethical guidance and strategic advice to leadership on HR matters.

● Assist with implementing, interpreting, advising, and monitoring adherence to
organization-wide HR policies applicable to CA and federal laws, consulting legal
counsel when necessary.

Oversee recruitment and transition
● Strategically partner with leadership on developing staffing plans, workforce management, and succession planning related to PTR’s initiatives and goals.

● Create recruitment plans, interview schedules, and evaluation standards.

● Oversee exit interviews and procedures.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE
● 4-7 years experience in an HR department with recruiting experience, preferably for roles in non-profit or health sectors, with a demonstrated interest in PTR’s mission.

● Bachelor’s degree.

● Knowledge of HR management theories, principles, and practices, including
recruitment, selection, classification, and compensation.

● Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong written and verbal communication
abilities.

● A positive attitude, patience, and flexibility.

● Cultural humility, sensitivity to cultural nuance, and respectfulness of identity
differences.

● Ability to set boundaries, practice self-care, and maintain a professional demeanor.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES & EXPERIENCE

● HR Certified Professional.

● Experience or knowledge of HRIS (e.g., Gusto) and Payroll Programs.

● Experience working with multiple Applicant Tracking Systems.

● Training in non-violent communication or other training related to interpersonal
dynamics.

● Knowledge of or interest in international human rights and mental health constructs.

● Experience working with diverse populations, especially international populations.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive
list of required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other necessary obligations. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject “Application for HR Manager”: 1) A cover letter; 2) Your most recent curriculum vitae or resume.

Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at
www.traumapartners.org.

PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work and our international client population. POC, LGBTQ+, and immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) organization and does not discriminate based on ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, including HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA per applicable federal, state and local laws.

Job Description: Supervising Clinical Psychologist

Location: Berkeley, California, United States  

Salary: $75,000-85,000/year (plus health & other benefits for .5 FTE and above) commensurate based  on experience, language ability, and licensure 

Start Date: November 1, 2022 (Negotiable) 

Schedule: Full or part-time (responsibilities adjusted based on schedule availability and interests)  

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights.

In collaboration with the multidisciplinary client care team, the Supervising Clinical  Psychologist will provide psychological and psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses,  providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy; case management and facilitating asylum evaluations for refugees and asylum seekers with the support of mental health interpreters.

The Supervising Clinical Psychologist will also be responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of the Forensic Psychological Asylum  Evaluation program, which offers comprehensive Forensic Psychological Asylum Evaluations as a stand-alone service for asylum seekers. In addition to carrying a caseload, this role will provide clinical supervision and Training to direct service staff in coordination and collaboration with the Director of Client Care. This position will report to the Director of Client Care.  

This position can be full-time, half-time, or a reduced part-time job of fewer than 20 hours per week,  depending on the applicant's interest and availability. If part-time, the Supervising Clinical Psychologist would focus on a combination of oversight of the Forensic Psychological Evaluation Program and either direct client care or clinical supervision.  

PTR's philosophy of healing utilizes evidence-informed, trauma-informed, culturally attuned healing modalities that are relational and humanistically oriented to increase survivors' agency, improve adaptive coping strategies, reduce survivors' trauma symptomatology, and create spaces for healing that restore a sense of hope, safety, and control over survivors' lives. 

Effective July 1, 2022, PTR transitioned from a full-time telehealth model to a hybrid service delivery model that combines in-person direct care with remote work. This position will be required to offer in-person service delivery a minimum of two days/week at PTR offices in Berkeley, CA, or in the community. This policy will be reviewed ongoingly and formally reassessed on December 31, 2022, with the possibility of increasing the in-person requirement. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The roles and responsibilities of the Supervising Clinical Psychologist will include the following: 

Forensic Psychological Asylum Evaluation Program Administration (40%)  

  • Provide administrative and clinical oversight of PTR's Forensic Psychological Asylum Evaluation program.  
  • Develop policies and procedures for administering the Forensic Asylum Evaluation process and  Asylum Letters of Support. 
  • Develop and sustain partnerships with vital legal organizations to strengthen collaborations and streamline processes for Forensic Asylum Evaluations. 
  • Develop communication materials to share and disseminate about PTR's Forensic Asylum Evaluation  Program to key constituents. 
  • Train, orient, and provide clinical support to clinicians providing Forensic Asylum Evaluations and  Asylum Letters of Support promptly, consistent with policies and procedures
  • Create systems and infrastructure to provide quality assurance and measure outcomes for the provision of Forensic Asylum Evaluations and Letters of Support. 
  • Develop a long-term strategy for building organizational capacity to meet the increasing needs of asylum-seeking population Forensic Asylum Evaluations.  

Direct Client Care (45%) 

  •  As clinically indicated, provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed, and relationally oriented individual and family psychotherapy for asylum seekers, refugees, and their families.  
  • Complete intake assessments and develop individualized treatment plans and priorities in collaboration with clients.  
  • Conduct follow-up assessments to monitor client progress, assess progress towards goals, and development needs and circumstances at 24-week intervals, with formal case reviews at 48 weeks. 
  • Provide clinical case management and advocacy support, including assisting clients with community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, economic, employment, and educational needs. 
  • Facilitate groups to support the collective healing of survivors of human rights abuses that are community-driven and culturally attuned to alternative modalities of collective healing.
  • Conduct Forensic Asylum Evaluations for individuals referred for evaluations during the asylum claim process. Collaborate with legal representatives and testify in Immigration Court, as needed. Accompany clients to asylum interviews and court hearings, as indicated. 
  • Complete client documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and grant requirements. 
  • Participate in the client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care by collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric, and community outreach team members.
  • Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation, and supervision. 

Supervision & Training (15%) 

  • Provide clinical supervision, mentorship, and guidance for pre-licensed clinicians, consistent with program needs and with attention to provider wellbeing and the impacts of secondary trauma and burnout.  
  • Support direct service staff's Training and professional development by providing skills-based Training and facilitating discussions with the Director of Client Care. 
  • In collaboration with the Director of Client Care, design and facilitate culturally responsive and trauma-informed Training for partners and providers regarding the mental health and wellness needs of asylum seekers and refugees. 

Other Responsibilities (as needed): 

  • Engage in new initiatives and partnerships and identify opportunities for program development.
  • Inform the PTR management team about clinical care and training activities and outcomes.
  • Complete data reporting and administrative duties. 
  • Participate in organization-wide activities and meetings and perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required Education & Experience 

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D.). 
  • Licensed as a psychologist in California or able to obtain licensure in CA in 2022. 
  • 3+ years of experience providing trauma-informed psychological care for diverse and underserved populations, including immigrants. 
  • 2+ years post-licensure of experience providing clinical supervision. 
  • Experience with and interest in the humanistic, attachment- and trauma-informed approaches to care.
  • Experience writing or familiarity with Psychological Asylum Evaluations  
  • Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.  

Preferred  Experience  

  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers.  
  • Experience working in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters. 
  • International work, study, and/or living experience.  
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims. 
  • Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English, with Spanish, Mam, and Tigrinya highly desirable. 

Competencies & Interests  

  • Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients and team members.  
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice, anti-racism, and human rights.
  • Interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team environment. 
  • Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement.
  • Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs. 
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve. 
  • Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources. 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive.  

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s)  assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable.  

 Job Description: Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager

Location: Berkeley, California, United States 

Salary: $50,000 - 53,000k/year (including health & other benefits) commensurate based on skills and experience 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Schedule: Full-time 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Reporting to the Psychosocial Care Manager and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team providing direct services, the primary responsibility of the Bi-Lingual Case Manager will be to provide case management services for refugee and asylum-seeking clients from diverse countries and contexts around the world. This is a grant-funded position through the California Victims Compensation Board through June 30, 2023, contingent on ongoing funding. 

As part of the Psychosocial Care Program and working in close collaboration with the Human Rights Clinic, the Bi-Lingual Case Manager will support the ongoing development of structures and systems to provide sensitive and effective psychosocial care for clients, as well as help establish collaborative partnerships with community agencies, community members, and organizations in order to increase clients’ access to support for their varied medical, social service, legal, educational, employment and other essential needs. 

In addition to experience providing trauma-informed and culturally responsive case management services for immigrants from different countries, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing anti-racism, social justice and human rights, with a focus on the needs of forcibly displaced communities seeking greater safety and dignity in the United States. 

Effective July 1, 2022, PTR is transitioning from a full-time tele-health model to a Hybrid Service Delivery model that combines in person direct care with remote work. This position will be required to offer in-person service delivery a minimum of two days/week either at PTR offices, in the community or at the HRC clinic. This policy will be reviewed ongoingly and formally reassessed December 31, 2022, with the possibility of increasing the in-person requirement 2 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The roles and responsibilities of the Bi-Lingual Case Manager will include the following: 

Provision of Psychosocial Care & Case Management (90%) 

● Directly provide case management services for refugee and asylum-seeking individuals, families and groups. 

● Utilize a strengths-based, client-centered, trauma-informed approach to assess clients’ psychosocial needs, capacities, priorities and resources. 

● In collaboration with clients, complete intake assessments and develop individualized intervention plans in order to facilitate clients’ healing and increased access to social and material support in conditions of exile. 

● Provide tailored case management and advocacy support, including assistance with: connecting clients with limited income to community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, economic, employment and educational needs. 

● Conduct follow-up assessments and monitor client progress and developing needs and circumstances at 12-week intervals. 

● Provide brief supportive, crisis-stabilization counseling and refer internally for ongoing mental health support as needed. 

● Participate in ongoing community needs assessments to develop and implement group programming that is community-driven, culturally attuned and offers collective healing spaces for trauma survivors, representative of PTR’s diverse migrant communities. 

● Facilitate the provision of psychoeducational groups, educational workshops and peer-led support groups to offer collective healing spaces for trauma survivors, aligned with the cultural and psychosocial needs of the migrant communities served. 

● Participate in multidisciplinary client services and support overall client care, collaborating with psychological, psychiatric and community outreach providers. Participate in client care team meetings, consultation and supervision, as necessary. 

● Complete case notes, documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and procedures. 

Community Collaboration & Other Responsibilities (10%) 

Represent PTR to community members, partners and organizations to engage in consultative processes to assess community needs and capacities, as well as disseminate information about PTR’s services. 

Contribute to the improvement and expansion of PTR’s psychosocial care programming through enhanced case management, partnership development and referrals to the community. Support the development of formal working relationships and referral procedures with existing partners. 

Conduct service mapping in the Bay Area and develop new collaborative working relationships with a variety of support networks, service providers, and government and community resources in alignment with the global cultural, contextual and linguistic needs of client communities. 

Engage in new programming initiatives and partnerships as they arise and identify opportunities for psychosocial care program development. 

Complete data reporting and administrative tasks, attend PTR staff activities and events, and perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required Education & Experience 

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Studies, Psychology/Sociology or related field 

2+ years of experience providing psychosocial care and/or case management support for marginalized communities, especially immigrants 

Experience working cross-culturally with immigrants or experience working internationally with marginalized and oppressed groups 

● Fluency in written and oral Spanish 

● Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams 

Preferred Experience 

Experience working with asylum seekers and/or refugees strongly preferred 

● Experience working with adults who are victims of domestic violence / intimate partner abuse 

● International work, study and/or living experience 

Competencies & Interests 

Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients and team members. 

Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of anti-racism, decolonization, social justice and human rights. 

Interest in developing collaborative partnerships and implementing community networking activities. 

● Flexibility and ability to adapt to developing program needs and requirements. 

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 

Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness and ability to creatively problem-solve. 

● Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources. 

Ability to thrive in a rapidly growing small nonprofit and take on multiple roles. 

● Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties, and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Bi-Lingual Case Manager: 1) a cover letter and 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org. PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work as well as our international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ and immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 Job Description: Bilingual (Spanish) Trauma Therapist

Location: Berkeley, California, United States 

Salary: $60,000-$65,000/year (plus health & other benefits) commensurate based on experience, language ability and licensure 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Schedule: Full-time 

ORGANIZATION 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, forced displacement resulting from war, torture, persecution related to identity and beliefs, gender-based violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. PTR provides culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for asylum seekers and refugees from around the world. 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Reporting to the Counseling Program Manager, the Trauma Therapist is a full-time direct service role that will provide individual, family, group therapy, case management and psychological/asylum evaluations for international survivors of human rights abuses, asylum seekers and refugees. PTR’s philosophy of healing utilizes evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally-attuned healing modalities that are relational and humanistically oriented to increase survivors’ agency, improve adaptive coping strategies, reduce survivor’s trauma symptomatology, and create safe spaces for healing to restore a sense of hope, safety and control over survivors’ lives. This position is a grant funded position through the California Victims Compensation Board through June 30, 2023 and is contingent on ongoing funding. 

In addition to clinical experience providing trauma-informed and culturally responsive care for diverse communities, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing global social justice & human rights, with a focus on the needs of human rights abuse survivors and immigrants seeking greater safety in the United States. 

Effective July 1, 2022, PTR is transitioning from a full-time tele-health model to a Hybrid Service Delivery model that combines in person direct care with remote work. This position will be required to offer in-person service delivery a minimum of two days/week either at PTR offices located in Berkeley, CA or in the community. This policy will be reviewed ongoingly and formally reassessed December 31, 2022, with the possibility of increasing the in-person requirement. 2 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The roles and responsibilities of the Trauma Therapist will include the following: 

Direct Client Care (90%) 

● Provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and relationally-oriented individual and family psychotherapy for asylum seekers and refugees. 

● Complete intake assessments and develop individualized treatment plans and priorities in collaboration with clients. 

● Conduct follow-up assessments to monitor client progress, assess progress towards goals and developing needs and circumstances at 24-week intervals. 

● Provide clinical case management and advocacy support, including assistance with connecting clients to community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, economic, employment and educational needs. 

● In collaboration with the Counseling Program Manager, design and facilitate groups to support the collective healing of survivors of human rights abuses that are culturally attuned to alternative modalities of collective healing. 

● Conduct asylum evaluations for individuals referred for evaluations during the asylum claim process. Collaborate with legal representatives and testify in Immigration Court, as needed. Accompany clients to asylum interviews and court hearings, as indicated. 

● Complete client documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and grant requirements. 

Participate in the client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric and community outreach team members. 

● Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation and supervision. 

Community Collaboration , Training and Other Responsibilities (10%) 

● Represent PTR to community members, partners and organizations through external presentations and capacity-building activities. 

● In collaboration with the Counseling Program Manager and the Director of Client Care, support the provision of offering trauma-informed training for partners and providers regarding the mental health and wellness needs of asylum seekers and refugees. 

● Help develop & sustain collaborative relationships with partners & providers in the community. 

● Complete data reporting and administrative duties. 

● Participate in organization-wide activities and meetings and perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required Education & Experience 

Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy (MA, MS) or Clinical Psychology (PsyD or PhD). 

Licensed as a mental health provider in the state of California (ASW, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD) or able to obtain licensure in CA if licensed in another state. 

3+ years of experience providing trauma-informed psychological care for diverse and underserved populations including immigrants. 

● Fluency in written and oral Spanish 

Experience with trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and relationally-oriented approaches to care. 

● Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. 

Preferred Experience 

Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers. 

Experience working in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters. 

● International work, study and/or living experience. 

Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims. 

● Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English, with Spanish, Mam & Tigrinya highly desirable. 

Competencies & Interests 

Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients and team members. 

Demonstrated commitment to global social justice, anti-racism and human rights. 

● Interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive team environment. 

Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement. 

● Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs. 

Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve. 

● Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm. 

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 

● Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources. 

● Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties, and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Bilingual Trauma Therapist: 1) a cover letter, 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume, and 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org. PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work as well as our international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ and immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 Job Description: Trauma Therapist

Location: Berkeley, California, United States 

Salary: $60,000-$65,000/year (plus health & other benefits) commensurate based on experience, language ability, and licensure 

Start Date: As soon as possible 

Schedule: Full-time 

ORGANIZATION 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, forced displacement resulting from war, torture, persecution related to identity and beliefs, gender-based violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. PTR provides culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed, and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for asylum seekers and refugees worldwide. 

POSITION OVERVIEW 

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Reporting to the Counseling Program Manager, the Trauma Therapist is a full-time direct service providing individual, family, and group therapy, case management, and psychological/asylum evaluations for international survivors of human rights abuses, asylum seekers, and refugees. PTR’s philosophy of healing utilizes evidence-based, trauma-informed, culturally-attuned healing modalities that are relational and humanistically oriented to increase survivors’ agency, improve adaptive coping strategies, reduce survivor’s trauma symptomatology, and create safe spaces for healing to restore a sense of hope, safety, and control over survivors’ lives. This is a grant-funded position through the California Victims Compensation Board through June 30, 2023, and is contingent on ongoing funding. 

In addition to clinical experience providing trauma-informed and culturally responsive care for diverse communities, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing global social justice & human rights, with a focus on the needs of human rights abuse survivors and immigrants seeking greater safety in the United States. 

Effective July 1, 2022, PTR is transitioning from a full-time telehealth model to a Hybrid Service Delivery model that combines in-person direct care with remote work. This position will be required to offer in-person service delivery a minimum of two days/week at PTR offices in Berkeley, CA, or in the community. This policy will be reviewed ongoingly and formally reassessed on December 31, 2022, with the possibility of increasing the in-person requirement.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

The roles and responsibilities of the Trauma Therapist will include the following: 

Direct Client Care (90%) 

● Provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed, and relationally-oriented individual and family psychotherapy for asylum seekers and refugees and their families as clinically indicated. 

● Complete intake assessments and develop individualized treatment plans and priorities in collaboration with clients. 

● Conduct follow-up assessments to monitor client progress, and assess progress towards goals and developing needs and circumstances at 24-week intervals, with a formal case review at 48 weeks. 

● Provide clinical case management and advocacy support, including assisting clients with community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, economic, employment, and educational needs. 

● In collaboration with the Counseling Program Manager, design and facilitate groups to support the collective healing of survivors of human rights abuses that are culturally attuned to alternative modalities of collective healing. 

● Conduct asylum evaluations for individuals referred for evaluations during the asylum claim process. Collaborate with legal representatives and testify in Immigration Court, as needed. Accompany clients to asylum interviews and court hearings, as indicated. 

● Complete client documentation and data collection in the Salesforce electronic client charting system per agency guidelines and grant requirements. 

Participate in the client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care by collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric, and community outreach team members. 

● Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation, and supervision. 

Community Collaboration, Training and Other Responsibilities (10%) 

● Represent PTR to community members, partners, and organizations through external presentations and capacity-building activities. 

● In collaboration with the Counseling Program Manager and the Director of Client Care, support the provision of offering trauma-informed training for partners and providers regarding the mental health and wellness needs of asylum seekers and refugees. 

● Help develop & sustain collaborative relationships with partners & providers in the community. 

● Complete data reporting and administrative duties. 

● Participate in organization-wide activities and meetings and perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required Education & Experience 

Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy (MA, MS), or Clinical Psychology (PsyD or Ph.D.). 

Licensed as a mental health provider in the state of California (ASW, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD) or able to obtain licensure in CA if licensed in another state. 

3+ years of experience providing trauma-informed psychological care for diverse and underserved populations, including immigrants. 

Experience with trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and relationally-oriented approaches to care. 

● Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. 

Preferred Experience 

● Experience working with refugees and asylum seekers. 

Experience working in different languages and with in-person interpreters. 

International work, study, and/or living experience. 

● Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims. 

● Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English, with Spanish, Mam & Tigrinya highly desirable. 

Competencies & Interests 

Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients and team members. 

Demonstrated commitment to global social justice, anti-racism, and human rights. 

Interest in contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team environment. 

Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement. 

● Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs. 

Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve. 

● Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm. 

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. 

● Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources. 

● Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of required duties, responsibilities, and skills. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties, and to assign other obligations as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Trauma Therapist: 1) a cover letter, 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume, and 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. Applications will be reviewed continuously until the position is filled. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org. PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work and our international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ, and immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.