Psychologist

  • 23 May 2021
  • Clarkston, Georgia
  • Temporarily Remote
  • Full-time
  • US-Based Positions

The Center for Victims of Torture is a Psychologist to provide psychological assessment and treatment to survivors of torture and their family members. Psychotherapy services are provided in the context of an interdisciplinary team as well as an opportunity to work within a medical clinic for refugees and immigrants. This position provides individual therapy as well as group therapy and engages in public education activities.

Hours and Schedule:

Clients are seen Monday through Friday, daytime hours. We are currently working remotely and will be returning to working in-person during the summer.

Our preference is to hire a full-time employee to fill this role. However, for qualified candidates, we will consider hiring at less than full-time (at least 20 hours per week).

CVT Georgia:

CVT's work in the Atlanta area takes place in Clarkston, Georgia. CVT extends rehabilitative, specialized care that is most effective for survivors of war trauma and torture who have fled their countries to the U.S. in search of safety and a new beginning. Our clients come from Central America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Psychotherapy: Conduct initial interviews and make diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Conduct individual psychotherapy sessions at a frequency determined with client. Conduct group therapy sessions. Assist 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.

 

  • Documentation: Complete clinic paperwork including session chart notes, psychological assessment reports, treatment plans, closing treatment summaries.  Offer written and oral expert testimony related to the psychological effects of torture, as necessary. Complete databases and assessment measures on clients.  Prepare treatment plans and other necessary documentation for clinic records and third-party reimbursement needs.

 

  • Interdisciplinary Team: Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team context as well as with primary care clinic staff members and other professionals working with refugees.  Provide input to team members regarding client’s psychological progress and seek input from others about related treatment needs.  Participate in all case consultation meetings.

 

  • Public Education: Participate in Communications and Development activities, including conducting media interviews, participating in tours, facilitating the collection and use of client stories, and attending fundraising events. Participate and contribute to community psychoeducation sessions in collaboration with team members, as needed.

 

  • Other Duties: Participate in other department and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • PhD or PsyD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field
  • Licensed as an LP in Georgia (or license-eligible)
  • 2 years of post-degree experience  providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma
  • Demonstrated experience working professionally with refugees, asylum seekers or immigrants
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting clinical mental health assessments, including the use of measures in practice and/or research

Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • 3 or more years of post-degree experience providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Ability to provide services via an interpreter
  • Knowledge of evidence-based and relationship-based therapy models
  • 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 design, create and deliver presentations for different audiences (including comfort with public speaking)
  • Open to feedback and willing to learn
  • Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with individuals across an organization
  • 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

Hiring Range: $72,000- $88,000 depending on qualifications. Pro-rated for part-time work

To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations. Position is open until filled.

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