The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring a Psychotherapist who will be responsible for providing psychological screening, assessment and treatment to refugees and immigrants who are survivors of torture. This position will be providing individual psychotherapy and co-facilitating psychotherapy groups.CVT’s model of holistic care includes psychotherapy, clinical case management and professional interpretation to address the needs of refugees and immigrants in a welcoming and home-like clinic in Clarkston, Georgia.
Currently most clinical services are taking place virtually. When our offices reopen for in-person services, this position will work in the office in Clarkston, Georgia.
The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We offer rehabilitation services to those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota, and we have US offices in Georgia and DC, as well as offices in Africa and the Middle East.
- Information & Referral: Conduct initial eligibility determination interviews for acceptance into the treatment program. Collect history, assess risk, symptomatology and service needs. Maintain accurate records on all inquiries and country research. Participate in eligibility determination meetings to determine disposition of cases. Provide social, legal, physical, & mental health service referrals, as-needed.
- Psychotherapy: Conduct diagnostic interviews and diagnose psychiatric disorders. Conduct individual psychotherapy sessions at a frequency determined with client. Support the implementation of new groups and co-facilitate these groups with program colleagues. For clients with political asylum claims, occasionally attend asylum interviews and/or hearings in order to provide expert testimony and/or support the clients as appropriate. A significant amount of care coordination with other providers is incorporated into the therapeutic process due to clients’ high needs.
- Documentation: Complete clinical documentation including session chart notes, psychological assessment reports, treatment plans, closing treatment summaries. Complete databases and assessment measures on clients. Prepare treatment plans and other necessary documentation for clinic records and third-party reimbursement needs. Offer written and oral expert testimony related to the psychological effects of torture when necessary.
- Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team context. Provide input to team members regarding clients’ psychological progress and seek input from others about related treatment needs. Participate in formal and informal case consultation meetings, as well as collaborative meetings with External Relations.
Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
- At least four years of experience providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma
- Licensed as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT or LP in Georgia
- Demonstrated experience working professionally with refugees and asylum seekers
- Demonstrated experience providing psychological services via an interpreter
- Demonstrated experience providing psychological services in Spanish
Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations
- MA, PhD or PsyD in social work, psychology, counseling or other related field
- License-eligible as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT or LP in Georgia
- At least two years of demonstrated experience providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma
- Formal training and experience in clinical mental health assessment, including the use of measures in practice and/or research.
Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
- Knowledge of evidence-based and relationship-based therapy models.
- Ability to speak, write and read in Spanish fluently and ability to conduct client sessions in Spanish are preferred
- Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally
- Ability to maintain confidentiality, recognize appropriate boundaries and cope with emotionally stressful situations
- Ability to work independently, think critically and problem-solve appropriately
- Ability to complete documentation in a high-quality and timely manner
- Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Open to feedback and willing to learn
- Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with individuals across an organization
- Ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively (in writing and verbally) with colleagues working both in the U.S. and internationally, as well as with other stakeholders
- Interest and ability to engage in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the organization
- Excellent skills in organization, attention to detail and time management (including the ability to meet deadlines)
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word and Excel)
- Interest in or commitment to human rights
Location: Clarkston, Georgia
Hours per week: 20 (weekday, daytime hours)
Salary (pro-rated for half-time): For candidates with a master’s degree: $30,000+ depending on experience. For candidates with a doctoral degree: $35,000+ depending on experience.
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations. Position is open until filled.
CVT is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, familial status, genetic information, or any other protected status. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds such as these to apply for this position.