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Trauma Recovery Center Psychologist

It's time to make a difference.

Help DWC provide comprehensive, trauma informed mental health care to homeless and extremely low-income women.

As DWC’s psychologist you will provide direct testing and therapeutic services to individuals enrolled in the Trauma Recovery Center Program. The Trauma Recovery Center is supported by the California Victim Compensation Board. The Trauma Recovery Center is a partnership with Peace Over Violence. This positon works with a multidisciplinary staff, including a psychiatrist, social workers, medical staff, and case managers to provide trauma-focused, evidence based mental health treatment to survivors of crime. This position will average 2-8 hours/month as needed and be a part of the Health and Wellness department reporting to the Clinical Program Manager.


  • Interview patients, give diagnostic tests, and provide individual, family, or group psychotherapy, as needed
  • Diagnose disorders, including nature and extent, and work with an interdisciplinary team to determine the appropriate course of treatment for patients
  • Provide case consultation and collaborate with outside primary care providers to establish treatment plan to meet patient’s needs
  • Conduct assessments and evaluations as it pertains to SSI and SSDI applications (i.e. Form 1002 “Evaluation of Mental Disorders”)
  • Conduct assessments and screening utilizing these tools: World Health Organization Quality of Life Assessment (WHOQOL-BREF); Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Checklist – Civilian (PCL-C); Child Behavior Checklist, 1.5 years – 5 years & 6 years – 18 years (CBCL); and, Youth Self Report, 11 years – 18 years (YSR)
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of interventions and services provided to patients
  • Comply with local, state, and federal confidentiality laws and regulations
  • Provide services in a manner consistent with the DWC mission of fostering dignity and respect


  • If you are a Registered Psychologist, PhD Psychologist, or , EdD (Doctor of Educational Psychology)
  • Qualifications to be insured; organization will provide malpractice insurance
  • Familiarity and comfort working with issues related to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health diagnosis, and history of trauma
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Criminal background check and clearance
  • Oral and written fluency in English; Spanish a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)


This is a non-exempt, 2-8hours/month on-call position based on client need. The hours and day(s) worked are negotiable. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday-Sunday. Salary range $35-45/hr depending on qualifications & experience


Submit cover letter and resume to resume[AT]downtownwomenscenter[DOT]org. Please include “Psychologist” in the subject line of your email.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or medical condition.