Post-Graduate Fellow TDRC/IRC Survivors of Torture Program

Job description

The post-graduate fellow will play an integral role in ensuring that TDRC meets the needs of those individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to obtain counseling services. Nestled within a supportive, multi-culturally sensitive and responsive community with a unique practice model, the fellowship program is an excellent opportunity for additional capacity and skills building post-graduation.

The post-graduate fellowship program is an opportunity for pre-licensed mental health clinicians who have completed a master/doctoral degree in clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, or marriage and family therapy.

The fellow must be working toward (or have completed) licensure in the respective field. Candidates should be especially committed to our mission of aiding underserved communities and be interested in learning about and providing services to torture survivors. Candidate should demonstrate a professional attitude, strong organizational skills, a high ethical standard, strong communication skills, an ability to work independently and in collaboration with multiple community partners, and they should exhibit self-awareness and a commitment to personal growth.

Beyond direct service to clients/patients, the fellow will be provided opportunities for developing further experience and knowledge in the areas of consultation and supervision with student interns. Primary fellowship supervision is provided by Dr. Gwen Mitchell from the MAIDP program. The fellow will also be collaborating closely with the Director of the TDRC (Dr. Rohini Gupta), the TDRC clinic staff, and staff at IRC and will report to Jordan Enger, MA, LPC, when on-site at IRC offices. The fellow will receive individual supervision and attend project consultation sessions twice monthly.

The goal of the TDRC is to provide high quality and diverse supervision opportunities, however, it is the fellow's responsibility to communicate their specific needs based on their licensure requirements and personal and professional development goals. In addition to receiving supervision, the selected fellow may have an opportunity to co-facilitate monthly supervision or case consultation groups for interns, along with a licensed and experienced supervisor. This will depend on how many cases get referred to the TDRC and the needs of the training clinic for supplemental supervision support. Due to the nature of clinical material, analysis of the impact of working with Survivors of Torture, including but not limited to readings, discussion and self-reflection, will be integrated into supervision. Developing a realistic, actionable self-care plan, including personal work through psychotherapy, will be highly encouraged and supported by the supervisor.

This fellowship opportunity is tied to a grant that has been awarded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and is contractually bound.

The first fellowship is six months in duration beginning in spring 2019. The possibility to continue will be tied to established needs for the second year of the grant and thus not guaranteed. Weekly hour commitments will vary depending on the number of referrals and requests for consultation, but it is expected that hours will average 20 hours per week. This part-time position does qualify for benefits with the University of Denver.

Participants of the post-graduate fellowship program will be offered a stipend in line with national fellowship salary guidelines set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Required Qualifications

  • Master's or doctoral degree in a mental health field recognized by DORA.
  • Licensed or License eligible as an LPC, PsyD, PhD or LMFT.
    • Licensed LCSW will also be considered.
  • Two+ years of cross-cultural experience providing psychological services, including trauma treatment to survivors of trauma in social services or health care / mental health setting, to include the ability to intervene appropriately in a therapeutic manner based on the psychological presentation of clients

Work Schedule

  • Part-time, 20 hours per week
  • Varied schedule

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 14, 2019

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter including a statement of interest as to why you are interested in working with Survivors of Torture and how you plan to manage the likely impact of sitting with survivor stories

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 492433
Posted: 5/15/2019
Application Due: 7/14/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable