Children and Family Therapist
Survivors of Torture, International

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Post Date: Sep 27, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Competitive sala
Location: US - California - 92175
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Reports to: Program Manager                                Location: San Diego, CA        
FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time                                Effective Date: September 2019

General Purpose of the Job: Provide holistic, strengths-based, trauma-informed, integrated mental health and social services to students and families.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (The examples of functions are not necessarily exhaustive. Management is not precluded from assigning other related functions not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment for the position.)

•        Provide and coordinate elementary school mental health services to refugee students and/or their families who are survivors of torture and/or severe trauma in elementary schools or other trauma-informed settings
•        Provide individual and small group therapy
•        Collect signed informed consents from all parents or guardians of students who receive mental health services, and coordinate with school staff to obtain required documents, as needed
•        Coordinate clinical case management services for students and their families as requested
•        Coordinate with professional interpreters to provide services in the students’ and families’ preferred languages
•        Assist with developing and administering a brief survey to assess student improvement in trauma recovery and in social/emotional health
•        Prepare and submit required reports to evaluate project outcomes
•        Conduct professional development trainings for district staff and educators
•        Identify critical client care issues for clinical meetings and supervision
•        Complete biopsychosocial assessments and create treatment plans
•        Complete progress notes and document client services in ETO (electronic medical record) database ensuring that data is complete, accurate, and contract-compliant
•        Review client charts to ensure compliance with established protocols
•        Screen client referrals per eligibility criteria
•        Participate in all-agency functions including development outreach and events, as needed
•        Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
•        Strong commitment to the mission of Survivors of Torture, International
•        Mental health licensure required
•        Possess excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills
•        Must have reliable car, valid California driver’s license and adequate auto insurance
•        Experience and competence working with diverse populations including students, youth and families, and languages
•        Fluency with one or more language other than English preferred
•        Flexibility to co-locate; including travel between school sites and SURVIVORS’ primary office
•        Ability to work independently and take initiative
•        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and databases

Application Procedures: To be considered for this position, please email your detailed cover letter, resume and salary requirements to No phone calls please.