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Stuart House Clinical Director


Provide clinical leadership within a world-class health system. Inspire an exceptional team of therapists to care for those who have suffered the profound trauma of child sexual abuse. Use your abilities to make a real difference in the lives of others. UCan do all this and more at UCLA Health.

Stuart House is an internationally recognized, model program created to serve the special needs of sexually abused children and their families. Our accredited child advocacy center is part of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Our professional therapists provide culturally-informed, evidence-based, trauma-focused therapy services to bring wholeness and healing to children and their families. If you are looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, we invite you to help lead our mission.

UCLA Health is a world-renowned health system with four award-winning hospitals and dozens of primary care practices, specialty practices, urgent care centers and other ancillary locations throughout metro Los Angeles. We are also home to the David Geffen School of Medicine, an internationally-respected center of advanced medical education and research. Through the efforts of our outstanding people, we have become the trusted provider of exceptional, compassionate patient care for the many communities we serve. If you are looking to experience greater challenge and fulfillment in your career, UCan at UCLA Health.


We are seeking a professional with advanced knowledge and experience and:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, or Master’s degree in Social Work, or Master’s degree in Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Seven or more years of post-license experience in child/family treatment and sexual abuse/trauma
  • At least five years of supervisory experience in the child abuse field
  • Ability to articulate a compelling and inspired vision for the program
  • Advanced knowledge of supervisory principles and practices
  • Ability to recognize, analyze and creatively resolve unexpected problems
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to foster a positive, empowering and collaborative working culture
  • Ability to promote cultural responsiveness, racial equity and inclusion
  • Current knowledge of evidenced based, trauma-informed assessment and therapeutic interventions for victims of child sexual abuse
  • In-depth understanding of dynamics and effects of child sexual abuse, responses to trauma, child development, family systems theory, and play therapy theory
  • Advanced knowledge of effective crisis intervention and DSM 5 mental health diagnostic criteria, and ability to apply this knowledge in clinical practice and supervision
  • Thorough understanding of the intersection of racial and sexual trauma and the traumatic impact of racism and discrimination on individuals of color and minority groups
  • Advanced competence in assessing suicidality and homicidality
  • Ability to implement effective interventions to manage self-harm and high-risk behaviors in clients
  • Competence in assessing/reporting potential child, elder and domestic abuse
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant medical, legal, and public policy issues related to child sexual abuse
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of police, prosecutors, DCFS, and medical personnel in child abuse cases
  • Advanced knowledge and experience conducting research in the field of trauma and child abuse

UCLA 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.

Stuart House Clinical Director

Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience)

Published on 04/16/2021

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