Psychotherapist - St. Paul

  • Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • WFH Flexible
  • Full-time
  • US-Based Positions
  • cvt-18002
  • $61,235 – $76,544

The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring 2 Psychotherapists who will be responsible for providing psychological assessment and treatment, individual therapy as well as group therapy to survivors of torture and their family members. Psychotherapy services are provided in the context of an interdisciplinary team. 

  • Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Work hours: Monday – Friday during normal business hours, evenings or weekends are not required 
  • Reports to: Senior Clinical Consultant & Senior Clinician for External Relations
  • Remote status: 60% remote, 40% in-office
  • Hiring range: $61,235 – $76,544 per year, depending on qualifications (degree, licensure and relevant experience)
  • Position is open to candidates who reside in and are eligible to work in the US


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.


  • Psychotherapy: Conduct initial interviews and make diagnosis of psychiatric disorders. Conduct weekly individual psychotherapy sessions. Conduct group therapy sessions as needed. 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.  Complete psychological reports for asylum-seeking clients. Complete databases and initial 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 and clinical expertise to team members regarding client’s psychological progress and seek input from others about related treatment needs.  Help staff the Information & Referral team on a rotational basis as needed.  Participate in all case consultation meetings.
  • Public Education: Share clinical expertise via participation in externally facing activities, which could include training, consultation, capacity development or advocacy.  Specific activities could include conducting media interviews, participating in tours, facilitating the collection and use of client stories, and attending fundraising events.
  • Other Duties: Participate in other department and organization-wide activities, meetings and trainings. Complete administrative responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


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 in Minnesota

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

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
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional, collaborative relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally
  • Commitment to engaging in human rights work, and 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)


To Apply:  Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to

The position is opened 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.