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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: Grants Officer

Location: Berkeley, California (remote optional until February 2022, at which point PTR will assume a hybrid remote/in-person schedule)

Schedule: Half-time (note: this position may be combined with the Grants Officer position, also a half-time role, to make a full-time position.)

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000 pro-rated to half-time

Start Date: As soon as possible

ORGANIZATION

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, such as war, torture, and persecution due to identity and beliefs.  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.

POSITION

This is an exciting opportunity to join a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health. PTR has grown rapidly, and this position will play a key role in supporting organizational sustainability and growth. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grants Officer will be responsible for researching and drafting funding proposals, and for managing a subset of grants. The primary focus of this position is new institutional funder acquisition.

This position requires initiative, strong research and writing skills, creativity, attention to detail, and a passion for promoting human rights, peace, and psychosocial wellbeing. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has extensive grant writing experience, and sees this work as connected to the sustainability and wellbeing of the organization.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Grants Research, Application, and Management

  • Work with Executive Director on all grant opportunity identification, development, submission and tracking, including reporting. These activities include grant writing with both private and public foundations, crafting proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects, and submitting timely and accurate reports for a subset of grant-funded projects.
  • Conduct prospective research to identify and qualify new institutional funders.
  • Provide stewardship to current grantors, including working with the Executive Director to provide regular written updates to grantors.
  • Maintain current records including grant tracking and reporting.
  • Set up meetings for Executive Director and other staff members with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters, and attend meetings and onsite tours.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • At least 3 years writing successful grant applications of $100,000+ for private and/or government grants, and 2 years of grants prospecting experience.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills. Able to address a wide variety of challenges with creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Understanding of international human rights and/or mental health, or ability to learn quickly.
  • Comfort with MS Office Suite.
  • Maturity and an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

BENEFITS:

  • PTR offers health, dental, and vision benefits, and a generous holiday package, as well as three weeks of paid time off per year.

If interested, please send a one-page cover letter, resume, and 1-2 samples of successful grant applications you have written to jobs@traumapartners.org. Desired start date is as soon as possible. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org. No phone calls, please.

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.

Job Description: Individual Donor & Communications Officer

Location: Berkeley, California (remote optional until February 2022, at which point PTR will assume a hybrid remote/in-person schedule)

Schedule: Half-time (note: this position may be combined with the Grants Officer position, also a half-time role, to make a full-time position.)

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000 pro-rated to half-time

Start Date: As soon as possible

ORGANIZATION

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, such as war, torture, and persecution due to identity and beliefs.  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.

POSITION

This is an exciting opportunity to join a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of human rights and global mental health. PTR has grown rapidly, and this position will play a key role in supporting organizational sustainability and growth. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Individual Donor & Communications Officer will be responsible for liaising with individual donors to steward and grow relationships, as well as creating social media content and communications pieces that reflect the work of the organization.

This position requires initiative, creativity, strong communications skills, and a passion for promoting human rights, peace, and psychosocial wellbeing. The ideal candidate enjoys building relationships and sees this work as connected to the wellbeing and sustainability of the organization as a whole.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Individual Donor Management

  • Steward PTR’s individual donors through the organization’s donor management platform, Little Green Light, by sending thank-you letters, importing new contacts from online fundraising events, and running reports to provide data on donor engagement.
  • Steward high net worth donors by researching donor interests, drafting compelling pitches and plans for ongoing engagement, scheduling in-person meetings for the Executive Director, and providing continuous follow-up.
  • Develop and edit strategic communications materials for individual donors.

Communications

  • In collaboration with Executive Director, develop communications strategy; create social media content, newsletters, and other communications materials in alignment with strategy.
  • Conduct interviews with staff as necessary to update and create new content related to organization-wide and campaign-specific activities.
  • Track campaign developments and newsworthy events and articles that are relevant to work of the organization.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • At least 2 years in individual donor management.
  • At least 2 years in developing communications strategy and producing polished, publicly facing communications materials, including social media content.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with donor databases.
  • Highly organized and able to ensure timely outreach and follow up with all donors.
  • Ability to digest new information quickly and think critically about what information is needed to craft compelling cases for support.
  • Understanding of international human rights and/or mental health, or ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to think creatively about how to find new sources of support by marketing campaigns in new ways to a variety of funders.
  • Maturity and an ability to work collaboratively, facilitating comforting with staff members regarding communications goals and strategy.
  • Comfort with MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

BENEFITS:

  • PTR offers health, dental, and vision benefits, and a generous holiday package, as well as three weeks of paid time off per year.

If interested, please send a one-page cover letter, resume, and 2-3 samples of communications materials you have produced to jobs@traumapartners.org. Desired start date is as soon as possible. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org. No phone calls, please.

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.

 Job Description: 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 

ORGANIZATION 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial 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, 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 Psychosocial Care Manager and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team providing direct services, the primary responsibility of the Case Manager will be to provide case management services for refugee and asylum-seeking clients from diverse countries and contexts around the world. This position is a grant funded position through the California Victims Compensation Board through June 30, 2023 and is contingent on ongoing funding. 

As part of the Psychosocial Care Program and working in close collaboration with the Human Rights Clinic, the 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 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. 

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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 

● 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 

● Fluency in one or more languages, with Spanish or Tigrinya highly desirable 

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 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) 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 

ORGANIZATION 

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial 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, 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 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 position is a grant funded position through the California Victims Compensation Board through June 30, 2023 and is 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. 

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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: 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 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, assess progress towards goals and developing needs and circumstances at 24-week intervals, with formal case review at 48-weeks. 

● 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. 

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. 

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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 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: 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. 

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● 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: Office Coordinator

Location: Berkeley, California, United States

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $50-55,000 year depending on experience, including health and other benefits

Schedule: Full time

ORGANIZATION

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses and 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. The Office Coordinator will support the core operations of the organization. The position requires initiative, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, peace and psychosocial wellbeing. We are particularly interested in a candidate who wishes to grow with the organization, taking on more responsibility over time. This position will need to be on-site at our Berkeley office.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Officer Coordinator will include, and are not limited to, the following:

Administration and Operations

● Contribute to the creation of a safe environment for welcoming clients and supporting direct service

providers and interpreters with warmth, openness & sensitivity.

● Develop, improve, expand, and organize internal tracking systems to enhance office efficiency.

● Serve as primary receptionist for clients and guests entering and leaving PTR offices.

● Provide logistical support for community events, workshops and other group gatherings taking place at PTR offices.

● Identify and communicate with vendors regarding office cleaning and ongoing maintenance.

● Maintain records, documentation, and files.

● Assist Program Manager & Program Director in maintaining compliance with organizational policies and procedures.

● Organize and coordinate office celebrations.

● Responsible for office supply requests, including the maintenance and replenishment of office supply inventory, research into vendors, and purchasing as needed.

● Administratively supports the Executive Director and leadership team with facilitation of All Staff Meetings, including dissemination of the agenda, securing speakers, taking and filing meeting minutes.

● Support Program Manager with maintaining donor and newsletter databases.

● Support onboarding of new staff to ensure compliance with organizational procedures, including timekeeping, orientations, and closeout procedures.

● Update and organize marketing material for outreach events, site visits, and potential partners; maintain inventory of marketing materials.

● Troubleshoot technical and electronic systems.

● Additional duties as assigned to assist with overall improvement of office functioning.

Competencies & Interests

● Current student or recent graduate in public health, international development, nonprofit management or relevant field

● Experience in a nonprofit setting

● Demonstrated interest in global human rights, public health, mental health and/or social justice

● High attention to detail and organization

● Discretion and sensitivity to working with diverse populations

● Proficiency with Microsoft Office & Google Suite

● Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills

● Flexibility & ability to adapt to developing program needs & requirements

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

● Experience working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams

● Desired: Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English, with Spanish strongly preferred

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 Office Coordinator'': 1) A cover letter; 2) Your most recent 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. POC, LGBTQ+, and immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls, please.