HH - Psychotherapist

  • 06 Jun 2022
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Full-time
  • US-Based Positions
  • cvt-73856

Summary: Responsible for providing psychological assessment and treatment to survivors of torture and their family members. Psychotherapy services are provided in the context of an interdisciplinary team. Provide individual therapy as well as group therapy.


Job 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.



Clinical Consultation: Provide clinical expertise to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Depending on context, role could include, but is not limited to training, consultation, capacity development, or advocacy



Documentation: Complete clinic paperwork 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.



Interdisciplinary Team: Work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team context.  Provide input to team members regarding client’s psychological progress and seek input from others about related treatment needs.  Offer written and oral expert testimony related to the psychological effects of torture. Help staff the Information & Referral team on a rotational basis.  Participate in all case consultation meetings.



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



Preferred education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • Licensed as an LP, LICSW or LMFT in Minnesota
  • At least 3 years of post-degree experience providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma
  • Experience working professionally with refugees, asylum seekers or immigrants
  • Experience providing psychological services via an interpreter

Required education, experience, certificates, licenses or registrations

  • MA or PhD/PsyD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field
  • License-eligible as an LP, LICSW or LMFT
  • 1 - 2 years of post-degree experience  providing psychological services, including treatment of survivors of trauma


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Knowledge of evidence-based and relationship-based therapy models.
  • Formal training and experience in clinical mental health assessment, including the use of measures in practice and/or research.
  • 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
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills
  • 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



Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Work Environment:

  • Healing services are extended to clients on an outpatient basis in a renovated 3-story Victorian home to create a comfortable and welcoming environment
  • Time spent on the computer is approximately 50%


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, of 10 to 15 pounds.


Travel: Ability to travel to a variety of locations within metro

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions  



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