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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: Director of Client Care

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote, due to Covid-19)

Salary: $80,000 - $90,000 including health and other benefits

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.  As a member of the Leadership Team, the primary responsibility of the Director of Client Care will be to lead and oversee PTR’s provision of direct services in the San Francisco Bay Area and participate in leading the organization.

PTR’s philosophy of healing from interpersonal trauma is relationally and humanistically oriented and grounded in relationship- and attachment-based approaches to care.  From a globally sensitive and flexible perspective which focuses on client priorities, PTR offers free open-ended care which values depth, meaning and relationship.  We see asylum seekers and refugees who come from over 45 countries.

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct Reports: Clinical Manager, Lead Supervising Psychologist, Training Manager, Clinical Supervisors, Consulting Psychiatrist, other staff as assigned.

Due to public health & safety considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic, PTR has been operating remotely since the spring of 2020. The Director of Client Care will work remotely until PTR returns to inperson work, at which time they would need to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. PTR will consider offering a relocation package.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Roles and responsibilities will include the following and other duties as assigned:

Client Care Program Leadership (40%)

Lead the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of Bay Area client care in alignment with PTR’s mission.  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. Oversee the development and maintenance of structures, policies and procedures regarding the provision of client care, and help maintain effective communication and information flow across programs. Maintain a comprehensive understanding of PTR’s grants and funding requirements, and work closely with the Program Director to ensure implementation of direct services meets evolving grant requirements.  Foster relationships which support the organization’s mission and priorities and represent PTR externally to funders and other partners. 

Direct Services Supervision & Management (50%)

Maintain oversight of direct client care programming in the Bay Area, including psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric services, clinical training and community outreach activities. Manage and oversee client caseloads, providing clinical supervision, guidance and mentorship to staff, and ensuring providers follow ethical, legal and regulatory requirements. Work closely with the Data & Reporting team to oversee and develop systems for effective data entry and client care documentation in Salesforce electronic client record keeping system. In collaboration with the Leadership Team, develop policies and procedures to support staff wellbeing and professional development, protect employee health and safety, mitigate risk of secondary trauma and burnout, and support a growing and diverse workforce.

Client Care (10%)

Provide globally culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for 2-4 clients at a time. Complete client care documentation in accordance with PTR policies and grant requirements.

QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D), or Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) or Counseling Psychology (MFT)
  • Licensed in the state of California, or able to obtain CA licensure if licensed in another state
  • 6+ years of experience providing trauma-informed care for individuals, families & groups
  • 5+ years of experience providing psychological & psychosocial care for diverse & underserved populations with limited access to community resources
  • 4+ years of experience in team management and/or group leadership
  • 4+ years of experience providing clinical supervision
  • Experience & interest in providing relationship- and attachment-based & relationally oriented psychotherapy & clinical supervision
  • Experience developing service delivery systems and protocols & procedures for client care
  • Experience & interest in fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive work & team environments
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations
  • Experience working clinically in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English
COMPETENCIES AND INTERESTS
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice & human rights
  • Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement
  • Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm
  • Attention to detail & ability to effectively attend to responsibilities
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite & Google Drive
Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with start date as soon as possible.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, with start date as soon as possible. If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Director of Client Care Position: 1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae; 3) a one-page statement about your approach to the provision of client care and team management.

PTR is committed to fostering a diverse team environment which reflects the nature of our work and mission, as well as the international newcomer populations with whom we work. Immigrant, BIPOC and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at www.traumapartners.org         

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of 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 in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Job Description: Supervising Clinical Psychologist

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote, due to Covid-19)

Salary: $75,000/year (including health & other benefits) 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Schedule: Full-time or Part-time

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 and case management for refugees and asylum seekers with the support of mental health interpreters. The Supervising Clinical Psychologist will participate in the development and implementation of client care, and provide clinical supervision, training and mentorship for clinical trainees and direct service team members. The Supervising Clinical Psychologist will be a part of the Training Team for PTR’s yearlong Global Healing and Human Rights Clinical Training Program. This position also conducts outreach and capacity-building activities with partners and providers in the community and engages in new initiatives and programming needs as they arise.

PTR’s philosophy of healing from interpersonal trauma is relationally and humanistically-oriented and grounded in relationship- and attachment-based approaches to care. From a globally sensitive and flexible perspective which focuses on client priorities, PTR offers free short and long-term care which values depth, meaning and relationship.

Due to public health & safety considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic, PTR has been operating remotely since the spring of 2020. The Supervising Clinical Psychologist will work remotely until PTR returns to in-person work, at which time they would need to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Social Worker will include the following: 

Direct Client Care (40%)

  • Provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and relationally-oriented individual, family and group psychotherapy for asylum seekers and refugees, in close collaboration with mental health interpreters.
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care, collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric and community outreach team members.
  • Complete intake assessments and develop psychological and psychosocial goals and priorities in collaboration with clients. Conduct follow-up assessments and monitor client progress and developing needs and circumstances at 6-month 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.
  • Collaborate with legal representatives, provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims & testify in Immigration Court. Accompany clients to asylum interviews & court hearings as needed.
  • Complete case notes, documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and procedures.
  • Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation and supervision.

Clinical Supervision and Training (40%) 

  • Collaborate as part of the Training Team and contribute to the development and implementation of the Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Program for graduate students and postgraduate interns in psychology, social work and marriage and family therapy.
  • Provide clinical supervision, mentorship & guidance for clinical trainees & direct service staff, with attention to provider wellbeing & the impacts of secondary trauma & burnout.
  • Conduct training (seminars, case conference, group supervision) and supportive activities with clinical trainees.
  • Collaborate with academic institutions & complete student performance evaluations.
  • Participate in the recruitment & selection of clinical trainees & staff with emphasis on global diversity & inclusion.
  • Participate in & contribute to internal clinical training, professional development & workplace wellbeing activities.

Community Collaboration and Training (10%)

  • Represent PTR to community members, partners and organizations through presentations and capacity-building activities, sharing and disseminating information about PTR’s programming.
  • Help design and implement culturally responsive 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. 

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Engage in new initiatives & partnerships & identify opportunities for program development.
  • Inform 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 the state of California, or able to obtain licensure in CA in 2021.
  • 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 & interest in humanistic, attachment- & relationally-oriented approaches to care.
  • Experience and interest in providing relationally-oriented clinical supervision & training.
  • 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.  

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Supervising Clinical Psychologist Position: 1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled. PTR is committed to creating a diverse workplace that reflects the nature of our work & international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ & immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description: Supervising Psychotherapist

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote, due to Covid-19)

Salary: $65,000 - $70,000/year (including health & other benefits) 

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. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary client care team, the Supervising Psychotherapist will provide psychological and psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses, providing individual, family and group psychotherapy and case management for refugees and asylum seekers with the support of mental health interpreters. The Supervising Psychotherapist will participate in the development and implementation of client care, and provide clinical supervision, training and mentorship for direct service team members and clinical interns. This position also conducts outreach and capacity-building activities with partners and providers in the community and engages in new initiatives and programming needs as they arise.

PTR’s philosophy of healing from interpersonal trauma is relationally and humanistically-oriented and grounded in relationship- and attachment-based approaches to care. From a globally sensitive and flexible perspective which focuses on client priorities, PTR offers free short and long-term care which values depth, meaning and relationship.

Due to public health & safety considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic, PTR has been operating remotely since the spring of 2020. The Supervising Psychotherapist will work remotely until PTR returns to in-person work, at which time they would need to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Social Worker will include the following: 

Direct Client Care (60%)

  • Provide culturally and contextually responsive, trauma-informed and relationally-oriented individual, family and group psychotherapy for asylum seekers and refugees, in close collaboration with mental health interpreters.
  • Participate in the multidisciplinary client care team and help achieve direct service goals. Support overall client care, collaborating with psychological, psychosocial, psychiatric and community outreach team members.
  • Complete intake assessments and develop psychological and psychosocial goals and priorities in collaboration with clients. Conduct follow-up assessments and monitor client progress and developing needs and circumstances at 6-month 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.
  • Collaborate with legal representatives, provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims & testify in Immigration Court. Accompany clients to asylum interviews & court hearings as needed.
  • Complete case notes, documentation and data collection in Salesforce electronic client charting system as per agency guidelines and procedures.
  • Participate in client care and programmatic team meetings, consultation and supervision.

Clinical Supervision & Training (20%)

  • Provide clinical supervision, mentorship & guidance for direct service staff and clinical interns, with attention to provider wellbeing & the impacts of secondary trauma & burnout.
  • Participate in the recruitment & selection of clinical staff & interns with emphasis on global diversity & inclusion.
  • Participate in & contribute to internal clinical training, professional development & workplace wellbeing activities.

Community Collaboration & Training (10%)

  • Represent PTR to community members, partners and organizations through external presentations and capacity-building activities.
  • Help design and implement culturally responsive 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.  

Other Responsibilities (10%)

  • Engage in new initiatives & partnerships & identify opportunities for program development.
  • Inform 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

  • Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), Counseling Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy (MA, MS).
  • Licensed as a mental health provider in the state of California (LCSW, LMFT), or able to obtain licensure in CA in 2021 if licensed in another state.
  • 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 & interest in humanistic & relationally-oriented approaches to care.
  • Experience and interest in providing relationally-oriented clinical supervision and mentorship.
  • 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.

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Supervising Psychotherapist Position: 1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume; 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 & international client population. BIPOC, LGBTQ & immigrant candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description: Social Worker

Location: Berkeley, California, United States (currently remote, due to Covid-19)

Salary: $55-63k/year (including health & other benefits) based on skills, experience and licensure

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 Social Worker will be to provide case management services for refugee and asylum-seeking clients from diverse countries and contexts around the world.  As part of the Psychosocial Care Program, the Social Worker 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.   

Due to public health & safety considerations during the Covid-19 pandemic, PTR has been operating remotely since the spring of 2020.  The Social Worker will work remotely until PTR returns to in-person work, at which time they would need to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The roles and responsibilities of the Social Worker will include the following: 

Provision of Psychosocial Care & Case Management (60%)

  • Directly provide case management services for refugee and asylum-seeking individuals, families and groups.
  • Complete intake assessments and develop psychosocial goals and priorities in collaboration with clients. Conduct follow-up assessments and monitor client progress and developing needs and circumstances at 6-month intervals.   
  • Collaboratively assess clients’ psychosocial needs, capacities, priorities and resources. Provide tailored case management and advocacy support, including assistance with: connecting clients with limited income to community resources to address varied medical, legal, social, and economic, employment and educational needs.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement interventions to facilitate clients’ healing , helping facilitate access to social and material support in conditions of exile.
  • Provide brief supportive and crisis counseling and refer internally for ongoing mental health support as needed.
  • Assist the Psychosocial Care Manager in the development and design of psychosocial case management services and structures across different agency programs.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary client services and help achieve the goals of the Psychosocial Care Program. 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 (40%)

  • 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

  • Master’s degree in Social Work and Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
  • 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   

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • 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.     

If interested, please submit the following to jobs@traumapartners.org with the subject Application for Social Worker Position: 1) a cover letter and 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume.  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.