Clinical Director, Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

Position Title: Clinical Director

Organization: Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

Location: Berkeley, California (hybrid–remote and in-person)

Salary: $110,000-$120,000/year (including health & other benefits) based on skills, experience, and clinical license

Start Date: ASAP

Schedule: Full-time

About Partnerships for Trauma Recovery

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychological and psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses, persecution related to identity and beliefs, and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, gender-based, criminal and other forms of interpersonal violence. PTR provides psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric care for asylum seekers and refugees from around the world; conducts community outreach, support and training; and advocates for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of violence.

The Role

As a member of the Leadership Team, the primary responsibility of the Clinical Director will be to lead and oversee PTR’s provision of direct services. Collaborating closely with the Leadership Team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Clinical Director will provide programmatic oversight for all direct service programming, including supporting managers of the Survivors of Torture, African Communities, and Counseling Programs. This position will manage and supervise program managers working in the direct services department and other clinical administrative positions, for a total of 6-8 direct reports. The position will be responsible for oversight of direct service staff who provide psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric care, as well as training and outreach activities, overseeing the quality of globally trauma informed and culturally responsive services provided for international survivors of human rights abuses who have fled violence and persecution in their countries of origin, and are seeking greater safety in California. This position is a hybrid position.

Our clients represent a broad range of backgrounds and identities, and so does our team. We are especially interested in hearing from candidates whose background and lived-experience is representative of the communities we serve.

Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of the Clinical Director will include the following:

Direct Services Program Leadership
  • Oversee and support the program development, implementation and evaluation of direct services in alignment with PTR’s mission and strategic plan. Remain responsive to client needs and primary programmatic goals, and attentive to annual work plans and grant requirements
  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team, managers and direct service staff help foster an integrated approach to client care addressing the needs of forcibly displaced international populations through a globally trauma-informed and culturally responsive relational and humanistic lens
  • Support the expansion of programming to include the creation of collective healing spaces that are community-driven and informed by data collected from the community
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of PTR’s grants and funding requirements and contribute to grant writing as necessary. Work closely with the Director of Operations to ensure implementation of direct services meets evolving grant requirements and with the Data Manager to develop and implement systems for accurate data collection and retrieval to inform program development
Direct Services Management & Supervision
  • Manage and oversee direct service programming including client caseloads, the delivery of psychological, psychosocial and psychiatric services, clinical training and community outreach while ensuring providers follow ethical, legal and regulatory requirements set forth by PTR policies and procedures and federal and state laws, including the California Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Provide clinical supervision, consultation and professional development support for direct services staff and program managers
  • In collaboration with the Leadership Team and Program Managers, recruit direct service staff, conduct new direct service staff orientation, training and mentorship so as to foster a strong and cohesive client care team, facilitating communication and coordinating workflow, resources and priorities to meet programmatic goals and objectives
Required Education & Experience
  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D), Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) or Counseling Psychology (MFT)
  • Licensed in the state of California, or able to obtain CA license if licensed in another state
  • 7-10 years of experience providing trauma-informed care and/or clinical supervision for individuals, families & groups from diverse and underserved populations
  • 5+ years in a leadership position, supporting program development and team management within a non-profit and/or community mental health setting
  • Experience developing service delivery systems and protocols & procedures for client care
  • Experience & interest in fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive work & team environments
Preferred Experience & Skills
  • Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations
  • Fluency in one or more languages in addition to English. Spanish, Tigrinya, Amharic, French, and Arabic preferred
  • Experience working clinically in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters
  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers
  • Experience leading groups & familiarity with group dynamics
  • Experience working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams
Competencies & Interests
  • Global cultural & contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients & colleagues
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice & human rights
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong administrative & organizational skills
  • Capacity for self-reflection, humility, respect for difference & ability to manage disagreement
  • Flexibility, patience & ability to adapt to developing program needs
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness & ability to creatively problem-solve
  • Interpersonal warmth, empathy, sense of humor & calm
  • Strong desire for personal & professional growth
  • Attention to detail & ability to effectively attend to responsibilities
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite & Google Drive

PTR offers health, vision, and dental benefits, a 401k savings plan, and generous time-off.

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Partnerships in Trauma Recovery has partnered with Charity Search Group to coordinate the recruitment process for this exciting role. To express your interest or for any questions, please visit or contact Angela-Jo Touza-Medina at

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