Supervising Staff Psychologist – Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

Location: Berkeley, California, United States
Salary: Commensurate with skills and experience, including health and other benefits
Start Date: Fall 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
Schedule: Full-time

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, gender-based violence, human trafficking, and persecution due to identity and beliefs. At our Mosaic Healing Center in Berkeley, California, we:
(a) Provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for refugees, asylees and asylum seekers, (b) Expand multidisciplinary clinical capacity to serve these diverse international populations through a 10-month, 24-hour per week in-depth clinical training program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of human rights abuses.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Working closely with and reporting to the Clinical & Training Director, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will implement clinical programming and training at the Mosaic Healing Center, as well as capacity-building activities with partners in the community. In collaboration with clinical and program staff, as well as our team of Global Healing & Human Rights clinical trainees and mental health interpreters, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in the provision and development of psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses, mentoring trainees in their clinical and case management activities, and supporting the overall training program. The Supervising Staff Psychologist will also collaborate with the management and development team around evaluation of clinical programming and outcomes, and perform other duties as assigned. Externally, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in public speaking and conduct trainings for community partners. In addition to extensive clinical experience providing trauma-informed cross-cultural care for diverse communities, as well as conducting clinical supervision and training, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing global social justice & human rights.

The roles and responsibilities of the Supervising Staff Psychologist will include the following. These roles are not always distinct, and will overlap as needed:

Clinical Care, Supervision, Training & Coordination
• Contribute to the development and facilitation of the Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work.
• Provide weekly individual supervision for clinical trainees, collaborate with their academic institutions, and complete performance and progress evaluations.
• Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager in management of overall client care and clinical trainee mentorship, including answering questions, addressing immediate client needs and crises, and supporting the provision of case management and referrals.
• Help coordinate clinical services and psychosocial care among PTR staff, clinical trainees, mental health interpreters, clinical supervisors, psychological evaluators, psychiatrist, program interns and volunteers, and community partners.
• In collaboration with clinical staff, provide support, supervision and training for team of Refugee Voices mental health interpreters.
• Directly provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible individual, family and group psychotherapy for a small number of refugee, asylee and asylum seeking adults, youth & children.
• Collaborate with legal representatives & provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims.
• Provide case management, advocacy & referrals for clients as needed.
• Contribute to the creation of a safe environment for welcoming clients and supporting clinicians and interpreters with warmth, openness & sensitivity.

Outreach, Communication, Collaboration & Training with Community Partners
• Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager with ongoing external communications, and help manage opportunities for outreach and collaboration with attention to evolving program priorities and needs.
• Represent PTR to the public through presentations and speaking engagements, sharing and disseminating information about PTR’s mission, beneficiaries and programming.
• Develop and deliver trainings which include visuals (PowerPoint, etc.) and experiential content, to build capacity among community partners and stakeholders who work with international survivors of human rights abuses, including immigration attorneys, and other service providers and human rights defenders.
• Help develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with community partners.

Collaboration with Program Management Team
• Inform PTR management team about clinical programming (client demographics, client and training outcomes, collaborations with community partners, etc.).
• Collaborate with clinical staff and trainees to document client healing stories. Establish system for collecting and sharing client stories with management team to document the impact of PTR’s clinical programming.
• Engage in new programming initiatives and partnerships as they arise, and identify opportunities for clinical program development.

Required Education & Experience
• Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D).
• Licensed as a psychologist in the state of California, or licensed in another state and able to obtain licensure in California.
• Experience providing trauma-informed care for individuals, families and groups.
• 5+ years of experience providing psychological care for diverse and underserved populations.
• 2+ years of experience working with children and youth.
• 2+ years of experience providing clinical supervision.
• Experience designing and conducting clinical trainings.
• Experience and/or interest in speaking publicly to clinical and non-clinical audiences.
Preferred Experience
• Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations.
• 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, preferably in the developing world.
• Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims and writing affidavits.
• Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
Competencies & Interests a
• Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients, mental health interpreters, staff, clinical trainees, interns and volunteers.
• Demonstrated commitment to global social justice and human rights.
• Spoken and written fluency in English, as well as one or more other languages preferred.
• Interest in developing and implementing community outreach and training 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.