Director - Trauma Recovery Center & Child and Adolescent Advocacy and Resource Center

The UCSF Department of Psychiatry invites applications for a Director of the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) and Child and Adolescent Support Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. This is a full time position and will be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor rank, in a series commensurate with experience. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016 or thereafter.

TRC is an award-winning, nationally recognized program that is designed to increase access to services for victims of interpersonal violence. TRC is a multidisciplinary team, serving some of California’s most vulnerable individuals. Our target population includes victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, gunshot injuries, stabbings and family members of homicide victims and survivors of political torture and individuals with traumatic brain injury. TRC has developed a new model of clinically and cost-effective care for adult victims of interpersonal violence, combining outreach, case management, assistance with law enforcement, substance-abuse treatment, and trauma-informed therapy to deal with the emotional wounds inflicted by interpersonal violence.

CASARC provides specialized services to children, adolescents (up to age 18) and their families who have experienced trauma. This includes sexual abuse and physical abuse and witnessing severe violence. Services include forensic interviews, state evidentiary medical exams, screening interviews, crisis intervention, case management, clinical assessments, trauma focused psychotherapy for individuals, groups and families and education for community providers including teachers, physicians, and child welfare workers.

The Director will lead both organizations by directing, organizing, and evaluating the administrative and clinical operations. He or she will oversee all teaching and training aspects, including the teaching of medical students, psychiatric residents, pre- and postdoctoral psychology and social work interns assigned to TRC and CASARC. Candidates must have a proven track record in seeking and obtaining additional funding through grant writing and other mechanisms and must be able to foster and support clinical services research within these programs. Finally, the Director reports to the Executive Director of TRC and CASARC.

Basic qualifications

  • PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA-approved graduate program, and licensed by the California Board of Psychology at the time of appointment OR have an MD, board certified in psychiatry, and licensed to practice medicine in California at the time of appointment
  • Minimum of five years of experience in clinical administration and program development
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong vision, enthusiasm, and leadership skills
  • Experience in supervising and teaching a multidisciplinary staff and trainees
  • Clinical knowledge and skills in providing evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment
  • Experience working with culturally diverse, low-income, and medically indigent patient populations
  • Bilingual applications are strongly encouraged to apply

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UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.