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 the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). 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. The 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. The 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 post-doctoral 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.