Psychotherapist - Atlanta
- Atlanta, Georgia
- WFH Flexible
- US-Based Positions
The Center for Victims of Torture is hiring 1 Psychotherapist who will be responsible for providing psychological assessments and treatment to survivors of torture and their family members. Psychotherapy services are provided in the context of an interdisciplinary team. This position provides individual therapy as well as group therapy and engages in public education activities. CVT’s model of holistic care includes psychotherapy, clinical case management, medical care and professional interpretation to address the needs of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in a welcoming home-like clinic in Clarkston, Georgia.
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Reports to: Clinic Manager & Psychologist
- Remote status: 60% remote, 40% in-office
- Hiring range: $61,235 – $76,544 per year, depending on qualifications (degree, licensure and relevant experience)
- Work hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30-5:00 pm (with possibility of occasional evening hours, and weekend community events)
- Position is open to candidates who reside in and are eligible to work in the US
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.
- Initial Screenings: Conduct initial screenings for acceptance into the treatment program. Collect history, assess risk, symptomatology and service needs. Participate in eligibility determination meetings to determine disposition of cases. Provide social, legal, physical, & mental health service referrals, as-needed.
- Psychotherapy & Care Coordination: Conduct diagnostic interviews, diagnose disorders, establish treatment plans and conduct individual psychotherapy sessions at a frequency determined with client. Support the implementation of new treatment 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. Provide care coordination and support clients in accessing basic needs resources in the community.
- Documentation: Utilize electronic health record system to complete clinical documentation including progress notes, psychological assessment reports, treatment plans, closing treatment summaries. 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 to support clients’ asylum claims.
- 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 with clinicians across U.S. clinical programs.
- Outreach and Training: Together, with other clinical team members, conduct and participate in outreach and training activities for the community. These can include psychoeducation sessions, health fairs, as well as consultations with partner organizations including health, educational, employment and social service providers.
- 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, MS, PhD or PsyD in psychology, social work, counseling or other related field
- License-eligible as an LPC, LCSW, LMFT or Licensed Psychologist 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.
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 Licensed Psychologist 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
Competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)
- 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 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
To Apply: Submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to http://cvt.simplicant.com/
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.