Job opportunities

Openings for professionals in the field of child traumatic stress. The newest postings appear at the beginning of the page. Job opportunities will remain posted for candidates to view and submit resumes for three months.

Direct inquires about posting Job Opportunities to:jobs@nctsn.org or by fax at (310) 235-2612.

 

Director of Intern Training

Organization: 
Children’s Institute Inc.
Location: 
Los Angeles
Summary: 

Children’s Institute is a compassionate, innovative leader in the fields of trauma focused treatment, youth development and early childhood and family support services.  More than 24,000 children and families in some of Los Angeles’ most underserved communities benefit from CII’s commitment to developing and maintaining an investigative learning approach. The work of CII stretches across many disciplines and program structures in order to positively affect the lives of children and families in Los Angeles insuring compliance to all relevant professional regulations and program service, documentation and billing expectations.

This Position Requires:

  • 5 years of managerial, supervisory experience.
  • Doctoral degree in Psychology or Master degree in Social Work required, depending on program.

The Director of Intern Training oversees all the agency internship programs including managing all aspects of recruitment and selection of APA internship, organizing all internship training activities, conducting training seminars, providing direct clinical supervision, working closely with regional managers to coordinate all aspects of clinical experience for interns including monitoring and

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

 

  • Manages APA internship recruitment and selection activities, including development of related materials and website content.
  • Develops and manages the APA intern training schedule.
  • Conducts seminars and training activities, as needed.
  • Provides clinical supervision to all APA interns.
  • Provides administrative supervision to APA program and interns.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with direct service and professional regulations and expectations by the interns, including timely and thorough documentation of the services they provide.
  • Insures full compliance and ongoing certification of the internship program through the governing body.
  • Provides administrative supervision to MSW internship coordinator and other internship programs agency-wide.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the direct reports.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Clinician

Organization: 
Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
Location: 
San Diego, CA
Summary: 

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital is currently seeking a full-time clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and exposure to domestic violence.  The Chadwick  Center offers  programs  and  services  that  provide  for  the  prevention,  identification  and  treatment  of  abused  and traumatized  children,  as  well  as  to  families  impacted  by  domestic  violence,  and  is  one  of  the  largest  hospital-based  child  advocacy  and  trauma treatment centers in the nation, with a combined staff of more than 75 professionals in the fields of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child  development,  nursing,  and  education  technology. 

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in California, and be bilingual in English/Spanish.  Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have at least a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, or other trauma-focused evidence-based treatment.  The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, has knowledge of the child welfare and legal systems, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others (clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations), and is committed to principles of cultural competency.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including three references) via e-mail to:
Lisa Conradi, Psy.D.
Director of Clinical Operations
Chadwick Center for Children and Families
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
E-mail: lconradi@rchsd.org
 

Clinical Director

Organization: 
MASONIC Center for Youth and Families
Location: 
Covina, California
Summary: 

The Masonic Center for Youth and Family counseling center is located at Covina is on a beautiful 33-acre campus in the San Gabriel Valley, approximately 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
 

The Director in this position is responsible for overseeing the clinic’s delivery of high quality clinical services.  S/he plays a critical role in starting up a new clinic site which will involve program development and creating administrative processes.  S/he will represent the center to the community and work to develop strong referral relationships. This position will hire, train and supervise direct service staff within the clinic. 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 


The position is responsible for:
 

  • Supervising the clinical and administrative work of the clinic
  • Developing relationships with referral sources to ensure a strong collaborative connection
  • Developing treatment modalities that are responsive to the needs of the clients referred to the center
  • Ensuring that clinical services are reflective of current trauma research
  • Maintaining an intake system that is easily accessible for all clients
  • Clinical staff maintaining full case loads
  • Doing occasional presentations to lodges, youth orders, and community venues 
  • Participating in the organization wide MDT collaboration

In collaboration with the Executive Director and MCYAF SF Clinical Directors:
 

  • Hire and train highly competent clinical staff
  • Provide on-going clinical consultation and training
  • Work closely with the Child Advocacy Center to ensure a strong collaborative relationship
  • Conduct outreach activities to inform the community of our services
  • Establish opportunities and venues for community based workshops
  • Establish additional modalities of treatment to meet the needs of our clients
  • Other duties necessary to ensure customer satisfaction, clinical excellence, continuity of care and the success of MCYAF. 
  • Some travel may be necessary
     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The Clinical Director must have an MFT, LCSW or Psychology license in good standing from the state of California.  A minimum of 5 years post license experience is required.  She/he must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a community mental health setting. The Director must be able to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team. S/he must have specialized training and experience working from a trauma informed clinical model.  Experience treating children, youth and families is a requirement.  Have an extensive knowledge of community mental health services, school systems, and other community resources. 
 

Contact: 

If interested, please send your resume to Lisa Greenawalt, at lgreenawalt@mhcuc.org.

Full-time Clinical Supervisor

Organization: 
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Summary: 

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Clinical Supervisor to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation as well as clinical supervision to student interns and unlicensed clinicians. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in Georgia, and have a minimum of 2 years experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. In addition, applicants must meet requirements to provide supervision in their educational/licensure field. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have experience working specifically with commercially sexually exploited children and their families, and are experienced in the provision and supervision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other trauma-focused evidence-based treatment. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills,  works effectively in a team environment, has knowledge of the child welfare and legal systems,  is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others (clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations), and is committed to principles of cultural competency.
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:
Kelly Kinnish, PhD
Director of Clinical Services
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
PO Box 17770
Atlanta GA 30316
kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)

 

Psychotherapist

Organization: 
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Summary: 

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in Georgia, and have a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have experience working specifically with commercially sexually exploited children and their families, and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other trauma-focused evidence-based treatment.  The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills,  works effectively in a team environment, has knowledge of the child welfare and legal systems, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others (clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations), and is committed to principles of cultural competency.
Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:
Kelly Kinnish, PhD
Director of Clinical Services
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
PO Box 17770
Atlanta GA 30316
kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)
 

Trauma/Disaster Response Counselors

Organization: 
Sea Mercy
Location: 
Fiji
Summary: 

Sea Mercy is a US based 501(c)3 non-profit that operates a fleet of free Floating Health Care Clinics (staffed by US and international doctors, nurses and PA’s), that visit the thousands of remote islands across the South Pacific. Following the recent Cyclone, we are experiencing an incredible need for counseling (child and adult) on these remote islands that our current volunteers are not equipped to handle.

Contact: 

Interested volunteers can register online here.

Psychologist

Organization: 
The Ottawa Centre for Resilience (OCFR)
Summary: 

The Ottawa Centre for Resilience (OCFR) is a specialized mental health centre for hard to engage, high-­‐risk children, youth, and families. We are set to open our doors in May 2016. Our mission is to be leaders in the provision of accessible, effective, trauma-­‐ informed assessment and treatment to children, teens, and families impacted by experiences of adversity, trauma, and mental health difficulties.

Applicant Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Training in treatment and assessment of children, adolescents, and families
  • Strong interpersonal communication (both written and verbal) and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and within a team
  • Training and experience in evidenced-­‐based approaches for issues related to:
    • AdoptionAttachment
    • Children in Care (CAS)
    • Co-­‐parenting
    • Disruptive Behaviours
    • Emotion & Self-­‐regulation
    • Self-­‐harming
    • Trauma (including Complex Developmental Trauma)
    • Sex Trafficked Children and Youth
    • Youth justice

Extra Preference Given to Applicants with:

  • Ability to provide services in French
  • Forensic experience

Some Benefits of working at OCFR:

  • Competitive salary & health benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Balanced workload – we strive to create an environment in which clinicians can be their best, and therefore support our staff to find a balance between direct client hours, administrative/record-­‐keeping tasks, professional reading, continuing education, teaching & supervision, and centre/ program development
  • Weekly team meetings that include peer supervision/case consultation, journal and book club, and discussions re: centre development. We aim to foster a passionate, supportive, and cohesive team environment
  • Opportunities to be involved in centre and program development – various leadership options available (e.g., outcome monitoring, research, marketing, outreach)
  • Training and supervision in cutting-­‐edge evidence-­‐based treatments for developmental effects of childhood trauma
  • Newly renovated and furnished offices (with sound insulation), include staff kitchen/lunch room, conference room for groups, testing, meetings, and a sensory room for body-­‐based (e.g., sensorimotor) trauma approaches
  • Administrative support (client scheduling, invoicing, filing, etc.)
  • Cloud-­‐based clinic software for keeping paperless client files accessible securely at home or work
  • Waiting room with snacks, drinks, and toys for clients.
  • Testing materials for psycho-­‐educational and mental health assessments
  • Free client parking
     

Please submit applications, including CV and cover letter, to: dr.catherine.horvath@ocfr.ca 

Licensed Psychologist

Organization: 
Headington Institute
Location: 
Pasadena, CA
Summary: 

The Headington Institute cares for caregivers worldwide by promoting the physical hardiness, emotional resilience, and spiritual vitality of humanitarian aid workers and emergency first-responders.  The Institute strengthens aid organizations by encouraging the wellbeing of their staff, making it a partner in worldwide humanitarian and emergency responder work.  When responders have effective self-care techniques, satisfying interpersonal relationships, adequate organizational support, and sufficient public interest, they thrive in their work.  This results in stronger organizations that more effectively serve their beneficiaries.  The Institute’s ultimate goal is for all relief and development workers and emergency responders to have what they need to maintain their wellbeing and flourish.


Cofounded by Drs. James Guy and Tim Headington in early 2001, the Headington Institute provides counseling, training, consultation, online resources, and research services worldwide.  In the past year, Institute staff made twenty-five trips to twelve countries to provide services to more than one thousand people.  Close to one thousand international aid workers participated in a research project to investigate factors promoting human resilience.  More than two hundred thousand individuals accessed Headington Institute’s free online training materials in the past twelve months. 


The Institute staff consists of six fulltime and six part-time individuals, many with over thirty years of professional experience.  This includes doctoral level clinical psychologists and a board-certified neuropsychologist.  The nine-member Board of Directors provides guiding oversight and support, drawing on their varied and valuable experience in nonprofit, business, academic, and government work.  Together with more than three hundred committed donors, they comprise a strong team poised for further growth in the years ahead. 


The Headington Institute’s annual operating budget exceeds one million dollars.  Approximately sixty percent comes from charitable contributions, and the remainder is derived from professional fee income.  The cash reserves fund exceeds six months of general operating expenses.  Annual income has outpaced expenses every year since inception.

Reporting to the Vice President for Clinical Services, the successful candidate will join a dedicated team guided by the Institute’s core values of compassion, excellence, transcendence, responsibility, generosity, cooperation, and advocacy.  S/he will help maintain a world-renowned organization where talented people do worthwhile work in a sustainable way.


The Consulting Psychologist will be deployed to provide training and counseling services to international relief and development workers worldwide. S/he will also provide assessment, counseling, and consultation services for participants in high intensity, scenario-based security trainings offered to international humanitarian aid workers.  Finally, s/he will be responsible for providing psychological services in our new emergency first-responder program, to promote the personal and team resilience and trauma recovery of domestic law enforcement officers, fire fighters, and related emergency response personnel. 

 

Qualifications: 

The Consulting Psychologist will possess the ability to quickly build successful, collaborative relationships with individuals representing complex domestic and multinational government and nongovernment organizations.  This requires superior intelligence, creative vision, common sense, excellent social skills, high energy, patience, and strong analytical thinking.


As a consulting psychologist working with the populations we serve, it is important to possess excellent training and significant experience with the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychopathology and personality functioning.  The confidence and ability to work alone, in a variety of settings where shifting roles and boundaries necessitate sound professional judgment, are important assets.


The Institute functions in an international context requiring high self-awareness, advanced social skills, and practiced diplomacy.  To succeed here, the successful candidate must be flexible and skilled in cross-cultural communication.  The travel is rigorous, the fieldwork is demanding, and the work challenges are significant and complex.  S/he must bring confidence and poise to high-stress, high-risk environments where client needs take priority over personal comfort.  S/he must be in good health and able to travel and work in international, physically challenging environments. 


Years of research and practice have shown that a holistic approach to wellness is most effective for maintaining resilience in this population.  This includes an appreciation for the importance of personal spiritual practice in the lives of many humanitarian workers and emergency responders.  Since we work with individuals representing all faiths and worldviews, the Consulting Psychologist will be someone who recognizes the importance of meaning, purpose, transcendence, and faith in promoting wellbeing and trauma recovery. 


The Headington Institute places high priority on maintaining staff wellbeing in a healthy, cordial workplace environment.  To be successful within our organization, employees must also be mature, honest, independent, pleasant, and humble.  This is a tightly knit team where mutual respect, kindness, and consideration are paramount. 


After more than fifteen years of steady growth, the Institute is positioned for further expansion over the next three years.  The successful candidate must bring the courage and boldness required for this next phase of development.  Working collaboratively with the entire Institute team, there is an opportunity to think creatively about new, more effective ways to accomplish our mission. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Career Path Leading to this Position:
The Consulting Psychologist should have three or more years of relevant post-doctoral professional experience.  She/he must have a proven record as an outstanding clinician.  Professional experience with emergency responders is an important asset.  International travel and work experience is an advantage.  It would be helpful to have proven writing and public speaking ability.  Significant consulting, program development, and training experience are expected.  While the successful candidate will likely come from the nonprofit sector, candidates from other contexts with the ability to adapt successfully to this environment will be considered. 
Requirements:
The Consulting Psychologist must hold a doctorate in clinical psychology or a related field, with a license to practice independently.  S/he will work on weekdays in the Institute’s Pasadena office when not traveling.  Some weekend work and travel is necessary.  This is a fulltime position, although a part-time appointment will be considered, depending on the match between the needs of the candidate and those of the Institute.
Compensation:
Annual compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  A generous benefits package will be provided.  Relocation assistance is negotiable.
 

Contact: 

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications including a resume/vitae and a compelling letter of interest in confidence to Dr. James Guy, President.  Electronic submission is required (jguy@headington-institute.org).

Project Coordinator

Organization: 
University of Texas Trauma and Grief Center for Youth
Summary: 

The University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, invites applicants for a Project Coordinator position within the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth beginning in summer of 2016.  The Trauma and Grief Center for Youth is a designated Community Treatment and Services Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This individual will be responsible for oversight of trauma- and bereavement-related evaluation/research activities within the TAG Center in addition to those taking place in partnering community mental health organizations.

Responsibilities will involve:
-    Coordination, management, and analysis of assessment and intervention data as well as longitudinal data
-    Supervision of program research assistants
-    IRB protocol submissions and management
-    Assistance with grant management, reporting, and grant-related purchases
-    Creation and revision of clinical materials

The position will also involve opportunities for grant writing and manuscript writing. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.  We are seeking applicants who have a strong research interest in childhood trauma and grief, as scientific collaboration will be a key component of this position, and there will be ample opportunity for scientific writing and publication.  The ideal candidate will have previous research experience with children and/or adolescents. Strong data analytic skills and knowledge of Institutional Review Board management are preferred.  Salary is commensurate with level of experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two references (names and emails/phone numbers) to Dr. Julie Kaplow, Associate Professor and Director of the University of Texas Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth, at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu. Deadline for applications is March 30th, 2016, but we will continue to review applications until we have identified the most qualified candidate. For more information about the TAG Center, please visit our website: https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/research/tag/.
 

Tenure-track Associate Professor/Professor

Organization: 
The Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska Omaha
Location: 
Omaha, NE
Summary: 

The Grace Abbott School of Social Work at the University of Nebraska Omaha invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor/Professor. The applicant will also hold a five-year renewable appointment as the endowed Community Chair in Social Work in Early Childhood, a specialty in child welfare and early childhood development (birth through age eight). The applicant will lead research and programmatic efforts as it relates to issues of child welfare and development by focusing on children, families, and community-based organizations that serve at-risk families and children. The applicant reports directly to the Director of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work and the endowed chair will also conduct activities in consultation with the College of Education at UNO with a one-quarter time commitment to the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The position will provide leadership in the area of early childhood education for the state of Nebraska.


UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, women and persons for color. To apply for this position please visit https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/2065
Cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of references must be attached to the electronic application. Hard copies of materials that cannot be attached electronically should be mailed to:
Valerie Lutz, Endowed Community Chair
Department of Social Work
6001 Dodge Street, CPACS 206
Omaha, NE 68182