Job Opening


April 13, 2017

Position:                  Psychologist

Department:          Behavioral Health-Center for Survivors of Torture (CST)

Reports to:             Senior Program Manager

Job Location:        Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Work Hours:         Full-Time, Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families, and the Asian community.  We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best service delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues.  Founded in 1973, AACI is the largest community-based organization focused on the Asian American community in Santa Clara County.

Since its inception in 2000, The Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) at AACI has provided specialized services, including individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychological and medical evaluations for political asylum cases, medical, social and legal services to more than 1000 victims of torture from over 69 countries. CST provides client-centered, culturally competent psychological, medical and social services to torture survivors and newly arrived refugees, and extensive case management services including, but not limited to linking clients to legal, vocational, educational, housing and other social services. CST staffs also conduct outreach and educate providers and communities about the unique needs of the refugee and torture survivor population.

Position Summary:

The Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) at AACI is seeking to fill a position for a Licensed Psychologist to provide direct mental health services and case management services to newly arrived refugees and survivors of torture.  This is a senior clinical position with a wide range of responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide up to 20 hours/week of direct behavioral health services to clients
  • Services include intake, substance abuse assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning, individual/family/group counseling, case management and case charting
  • Coordinate and collaborate on research projects with internal and external partners for CST
  • Provide external trainings related to treatment of survivor of torture and refugee populations
  • Provide weekly, one hour, clinical supervision to each assigned behavioral health counselor who is providing direct behavioral health services
  • The purpose of these weekly supervision sessions are to provide oversight, approval, and coaching for all cases served by each non-licensed behavioral health counselor
  • Supervise psychology trainees and participate in program training activities
  • Clinical supervision encompasses all aspects of behavioral health services: intake/assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment interventions, charting procedures, case management, consultation and case closing procedures
  • Provide assistance to and co-facilitate with other clinical supervisors on clinical consultation/case presentations for all behavioral health staff
  • The goals for the weekly clinical consultation and case presentations are to:
    • Increase the clinical skill capacity of all behavioral health staff
    • Train and/or update all behavioral health staff in charting procedures
    • Train all behavioral health staff in culturally specific issues relevant to the delivery of behavioral health services
    • Assist individual behavioral health staff with the cases they present
    • Cross-train staff to build skill capacity for working with multiple population categories

Other duties as assigned.


  • Licensed Ph.D. or Psy.D. with supervisory experience
  • 2-5 yrs. post licensed clinical experience
  • Experience with short-term therapies and cognitive-behavioral treatments for PTSD and Major Depression required
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate well with people of various cultural, professional and experiential backgrounds
  • Foreign language skills a plus
  • Interest in health and human rights
  • Interest in research and evaluation
  • Proof of auto insurance and valid driver’s license

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently bends, lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds with relative ease. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, family care leave status, medical condition as defined under California law, mental or physical disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), genetic information, immigration status, military service or veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions (including lactation), or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.



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