Children and Family Therapist

7 days left

Survivors of Torture, International
92175, San Diego
Competitive salary and benefits offered.
Sep 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level

Children and Family Therapist

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.