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Trauma Specialist (9313C) 23395
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2021
Title Trauma Specialist (9313C) 23395
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Social Work

Trauma Specialist (9313C) 23395

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

As a national collegiate leader, UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about us by visiting

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 9/17/2021


Reporting to the Director of Social Services, this position will work to decrease the impact of sexual violence on students in the Cal community. Harassment, sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence will be addressed through the application of a range of psychological interventions including individual and group counseling, crisis response and case management. The position requires demonstrated expertise in the treatment of trauma and a broad range of knowledge that may be applied in outreach, consultation and counseling efforts.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Under general supervision, performs assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and case management of high risk situations of violence.
  • Provides trauma-informed crisis assessment and intervention, brief counseling and comprehensive, empowerment-based care for all survivors of sexual violence, harassment, stalking, IPV, and other forms of trauma.
  • Develops and leads groups for survivors of trauma, including but not limited to sexual violence.
  • Manages complex cases, including those with dual diagnoses, and functions as a liaison between survivors/victims and campus and community resources.
  • Provides consultation to Tang staff on issues of sexual violence including patient reporting options and staff reporting responsibilities.
  • Trains staff on trauma-informed care.
  • Infuses multicultural competence and social justice into all interventions and trainings

Outreach Efforts
  • Trains the campus community on Tang services and how to refer/intervene successfully. Partners with PATH to Care advocates to provide campus outreach/support including healing circles. This will involve some evening hours.
  • Develops positive, productive and effective relationships with campus partners who are working to address sexual violence including PATH to Care advocates, GenEq, OPHD, The Center for Student Conduct, local police, etc.
  • Develops positive, productive, and effective relationships with community partners including Highland Hospital, Bay Area Women Against Rape and Family Violence Law Center to facilitate referrals and collaboration.
  • Serves on Tang and campus committees/workgroups to advance the work of violence prevention/intervention and foster a safer campus community.
  • Participates in the supervision of Post-MSW Fellows, and the training of Post-MSW Fellows, Doctoral Psychology Interns, and Post-Doctoral Fellows. This may include seminar leadership and/or guest lectures for the cohort.

Required Qualifications
  • Masters in Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy and current CA state license (LCSW or LMFT) plus the ability to supervise within one year post-hire.
  • Demonstrated interest, experience and skills to effectively support and treat individuals who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.
  • Advanced knowledge of mental health concerns with a particular focus on sexual violence, other trauma, and co-occurring diagnoses.
  • Advanced individual counseling skills including assessment, psychotherapy, and case management.
  • Comprehension of group dynamics, facilitation of groups and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated expertise working independently and as a collaborative team member with diverse client groups, multidisciplinary staff, and an array of community partners.
  • Demonstrated experience providing culturally-relevant services to communities that have been historically underserved by anti-violence movements.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting and working with people from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation, and gender identities and backgrounds in a multicultural college environment.
  • Effective verbal and presentation skills and ability to adapt presentations to different audiences.
  • Computer literacy and ability to navigate an electronic health record.
  • Organization and planning skills to meet deadlines and work within a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Interpersonal skills and political acumen to be able to work effectively within and outside the university system in order to intervene successfully and strengthen programs and relationships.
  • Supervision skills, including a working knowledge of BBS requirements for pre-licensed clinicians.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 2 years post-licensure strongly preferred.
  • Experience as a supervisor of associate social workers (pre-licensure).
  • Experience working with college student populations reflective of the UC Berkeley campus.
  • Broad knowledge of social justice and multicultural competence theories, concepts and practices and ability to apply to clinical practice.
  • At least three years of experience working with multi-culturally diverse populations including individuals with a range of trauma, dual diagnoses, intimate partner violence, harassment, and stalking utilizing a range of treatment modalities.
  • Strong self-care practice to promote resilience and reduce impact of secondary trauma.

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: $82,011.84 - $101,968.21 annually. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance, background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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