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.

 

Psychiatrists

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.

The Family Center is an outpatient department that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and families that have experienced or are at risk for neglect, abuse and violence exposure.

This opportunity is a full-time position at the Department of Psychiatry working in The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute. This position may include a faculty appointment with research opportunities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, depending upon the candidate’s experience.

*For candidates eligible for faculty appointments: This position provides a mixture of clinical, teaching and research opportunities, dependent on the interests and skills of the faculty member. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. There are excellent benefits, including partial college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for course work performed at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute.

Boating, sandy beaches, mountains and less than an hour away from Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Kennedy provides excellent benefits, competitive salaries and this position is an NHSC approved loan repayment site. For more information about loan repayment, see http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/. This position requires a BE/BC in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Please apply on-line: http://www.kennedykrieger.org

Contact: Dr. Bob Findling : RFindli1@jhmi.edu

EOE M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet

Assistant/Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Mental Health

Organization: 
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks a full-time faculty member to join the leadership team of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program (MHSPP). This faculty position will include two primary responsibilities: (1) providing administrative supervision for MHSPP’s contracted services to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and (2) developing/maintaining an externally funded research program in mental health, child welfare, or child trauma services research or a related field. In addition, the successful candidate for this position will be expected to mentor trainees in psychiatry and psychology. The position also includes opportunities to teach in NUFSM graduate programs and collaborate with academic and external partners.

As a multidisciplinary research and educational program, MHSPP’s mission is to provide research, evaluation, outcomes management, technical assistance and training that helps improve the lives of individuals and families that receive publicly funded mental health services. MHSPP is home to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning, which focuses on enhancing trauma-informed assessment and interventions within child-serving systems across the country. http://psychiatry.northwestern.edu/research/mental-health/index.html

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, experience directing a large, externally funded research project, and history of successful grant funding (preferably from a federal agency). In addition, the successful candidate will have a record of successful mentorship of students, fellows or junior faculty colleagues. Experience working within large public sector child welfare or mental health systems is preferred. Experience or interest in using data to influence health policy is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will qualify for appointment in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Team Science or Clinician-Educator Track. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be filled as quickly as possible.

Applicants should address their correspondence to: Mina Dulcan, MD, c/o Janet Namini, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 446 E. Ontario St., Ste. 7-200, Chicago, IL 60611.

To apply, please email a CV and letter of interest in PDF form to Janet Namini at jnamini@nm.org.

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Crisis Stabilization Supervisor

Organization: 
Washburn Center
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for two full time Crisis Stabilization Supervisors. This position’s primary role is to provide valuable clinical supervision, program management and leadership for the Crisis Stabilization Team. The Co-Supervisors will ensure program therapists deliver effective assessment and services consistent with contracted requirements and agency Clinical Policies and Procedures. These individuals will develop and maintain systems and relationships to sustain budgeted enrollment and utilization for program services. They are also responsible for providing leadership in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff as well as ensuring ongoing professional development for program staff and interns. The Supervisors will participate in program budget development and monitoring revenue and expenses, in addition to completing required reporting and program oversight.

Qualifications: 

LICSW, LP, or LPCC licensure in Minnesota with at least 8 years post-licensure experience is required. Expertise in the specific clinical and administrative requirements of in-home and crisis children’s mental health services is most desirable. Will carry a small caseload. Must have strong leadership and organizational skills.

Contact: 

To apply, visit https://washburn.org/internships-employment/careers/crisis-stabilization-supervisor/ to submit resumes for this position or mail resumes to Human Resources Washburn Center for Children 1100 Glenwood Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55405

Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Staff Positions available in Global Mental Health and Social Epidemiology

Location: 
Macau (SAR), China
Summary: 

The Global and Community Mental Health Research Group at the University of Macau (http://www.umgmh.com) is a premier interdisciplinary research group comprised of physicians, epidemiologists, social workers, public health professionals and psychologists. Our grant funded research program is focused on
1) addressing disparities in health and healthcare access among communities facing adversity through participatory research, 2) understanding the social production of health and patterning of psychiatric conditions on a population level, and 3) evaluating interventions to reduce mental health problems and
poor health among populations who do not have access to needed services globally. Our team and our approaches are truly interdisciplinary in nature, and multiple perspectives on solutions to community health challenges are welcome. Our research agenda is focused on communities in Macau, Mainland China, and Southeast Asia.


We are seeking applications for postdoctoral fellows and research staff positions, to begin in the fall of 2015. Successful applicants would be able to assist in the management and execution of two grant funded mixed methods research studies. The first involves a culturally informed social and psychiatric epidemiological study in Macau. This population level longitudinal research will involve a series of qualitative studies and instrument validation studies, leading to quantitative population-level data collection. The second is a longitudinal mixed methods study of migrant communities living in Macau and Hong Kong. This research will involve a series of qualitative studies and instrument validation studies leading to quantitative population-level data collection. The aim of this research program also includes intervention development and evaluation. The fellows and research staff will assist the PI in study management, statistical analyses, report writing, and journal publication (as lead author or co-author as appropriate). The postdoctoral fellow is expected to take a more active leadership role within the research group and assist in the mentoring, training and development of PhD students and undergraduates. Engagement in grant writing activities is also expected.

Qualifications: 

1. Advanced training and skills in qualitative and quantitative methods, including the use of statistical and qualitative software,

2. willingness to relocate to Macau (SAR), China,

3. experience with project leadership in global health or specific research experience in China or Southeast Asia,

4., track record of academic accomplishment (e.g., journal publications) or strong scholarship potential,

5., working knowledge of written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), and/or languages spoken by Southeast Asian Migrants (Tagalog, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Thai) would be a distinct advantage.


For Research Staff position: Masters level qualification in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, anthropology, sociology, medicine, global mental health/global health, or clinical psychology.
 

For the Postdoctoral Fellow: PhD, or professional equivalent (MD), in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, anthropology, sociology, medicine, global mental health/global health, or clinical psychology.


The positions are located in Macau (SAR), China at the University of Macau (www.umac.mo) (ranked #39th in new universities under 50 years old). We are located in Southern China in a beautiful brand new campus located in Hengqin Island. We are one hour away from Hong Kong, and two hours away from
Guangzhou, China. Housing for research staff and postdoctoral fellows may be available on campus.

Contact: 

To apply or for inquires, please send email directly to Dr. Brian J. Hall (brianhall@umac.mo). Applicants should include: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, representative publication reprints/preprints; Subject line: Postdoctoral position or Research staff position. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Pediatric Psychologist

Organization: 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Summary: 

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, is currently conducting a search for a Psychologist.  The Stephanie V. Blank Center is a service of Children's at Scottish Rite and Children's at Hughes Spalding hospitals, which promotes the safety and well-being of children through advocacy in the community and the identification, assessment and prevention of child abuse.


Funding will be provided through the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, a SAMHSA-funded collaboration between the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. The Psychologist will be a member of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Specialty practice with academic appointment at Emory University School of Medicine, and will support the behavioral health team at the Scottish Rite Campus. Specific responsibilities are outlined below.
 

Qualifications: 

•    Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D).
•    Proficient in neuropsychological and/or psychological assessments and/or treatments of children, adolescents, and young adults.
•    Licensure as a psychologist in the State of Georgia is mandatory.
•    A minimum of 4 years’ experience in direct assessment and care of pediatric patients in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting.
•    Experience conducting clinical supervision.
•    Experience providing family therapy/counseling preferred.
•    Excellent writing and research experience preferred.
•    BLS certification is required.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Participate as part of multidisciplinary team evaluating children and adolescents (patients) alleging maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse)
•    Conduct parent consultations and behavioral health screening of patients seen for forensic interviews and medical exams
•    Conduct 2 to 3-session diagnostic evaluations (trauma assessments) of patients with positive behavioral health screens
•    Implement evidence-based, trauma-informed therapy for children with substantiated maltreatment and trauma-related symptoms: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
•    Contribute to behavioral health program development and evaluation consistent with objectives of the Georgia Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
•    Participate in the telemental health program, providing TF-CBT to patients in rural Georgia
•    Provide on-site supervision and consultation to behavioral health staff at Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children
•    Develop and present webinars for child-serving organizations on topics related to child maltreatment
•    Participate in educational opportunities at the SVB Center
 

Contact: 

Interested candidates, please contact Pryia Rice, Physician Recruiter at Pryia.rice@choa.org or apply online at www.choa.org/jobs.

Adult Therapist

Organization: 
Operation Breakthrough
Location: 
Kansas City, Missouri
Summary: 

Operation Breakthrough is an Early Education Head Start center; currently looking for an Adult Therapist to join the agency’s Clinical team in serving children, parents, and families who have experienced elevated incidents of trauma and/or suffer from the negative effects of Toxic Stress and poverty. Located in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core, Operation Breakthrough strives to provide a safe, loving, and caring educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with the understanding that in order to achieve this goal, the agency must also provide wrap-around services to the parent and family unit. In 1996, Operation Breakthrough expanded its wrap-around services to include mental health. Today, the Clinical team, utilizing a trauma-informed and evidence-based two-generation approach – offers a variety of services to children, parents, and families.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling or related field; clinical license required or under supervision for clinical licensure in identified field
  • Formal training in the areas of family dynamics, trauma treatment, cognitive-behavior therapy, trauma-informed care, expressive techniques and other modalities;
  • 2 years minimum successful experience providing individual and group treatment to high-risk adults;
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as administration may find appropriate and acceptable

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain Missouri Licensure in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field;
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy to parents struggling with various mental health issues;
  • Facilitate treatment-focused therapeutic groups addressing a variety of topics, including but not limited to healthy relationships; mental health; coping skills, mindfulness and parenting skills;
  • Provide crisis intervention services—including suicide assessments, safety planning, and assistance with hospitalization as needed;
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with referral agencies;
  • Assess client progress using a variety of clinical assessment tools; maintain current and accurate files and database entry of all outcome measures;Provide Clinical Director and/or Clinic Coordinator with data, assessments and other information at requested deadlines;
  • Collaborate with Child Therapists to support the whole family;
  • Develop programming that supports the mental health needs of caregivers as identified by the clinical director;
  • Provide narrative and outcome data as needed to meet all grant reporting deadlines;
  • Interact respectfully and appropriately and with staff and families;
  • Support parent programming during hours of operation and identified evenings;
  • Work collaboratively across the Supportive Service department to serve families.

Contact:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Brijin Gardner Director of Clinical and Social Services at: brijing@operationbreakthrough.org

Child Therapist

Organization: 
Operation Breakthrough
Location: 
Kansas City, Missouri
Summary: 

Operation Breakthrough is an Early Education Head Start center; currently looking for a Child Therapist to join the agency’s Clinical team in serving children, parents, and families who have experienced elevated incidents of trauma and/or suffer from the negative effects of Toxic Stress and poverty. Located in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban core, Operation Breakthrough strives to provide a safe, loving, and caring educational environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, with the understanding that in order to achieve this goal, the agency must also provide wrap-around services to the parent and family unit. In 1996, Operation Breakthrough expanded its wrap-around services to include mental health. Today, the Clinical team, utilizing a trauma-informed and evidence-based two-generation approach – offers a variety of services to children, parents, and families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Social Welfare, Psychology, Counseling or related field
  • Formal training in the area of Play Therapy, certification (Registered Play Therapist) preferred
  • 2 years minimum successful experience as a Play Therapist or equivalent experience
  • Licensed individual preferred
  • Clinical experience with children ages 2 – 7 years of age, familiar with clinical implications of; trauma, attachment, diversity and poverty
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as administration may find appropriate and acceptable

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Maintain/achieve clinical Missouri Licensurein Social Work, Psychology or Counseling;
  • Maintain an active caseload of 10-14 children individually seen weekly, and/or dyadic treatment;
  • Facilitate treatment focused therapeutic groups for children; including, but not limited to: prevention, small group, whole class;
  • Support and attend parent programming during identified evenings;
  • Provide classroom support and interventions as needed; including teacher consultation, assistance with creating behavior plans;
  • Provide parent/caregiver/education via consults, phone, face-to-face or other means as needed;
  • Maintain current and accurate files and database entry;
  • Provide Clinical Director and/or Clinic Coordinator with data, assessments and other information at requested deadlines;
  • Assist with crisis intervention for children, classrooms and families as needed;
  • Attend meetings related to individual caseload/clients;
  • Support interdisciplinary team responsibilities;
  • Collaborate with Adult Therapists to support the whole family;
  • Provide narrative and outcome data as needed to meet all grant reporting deadlines;
  • Interact respectfully and appropriately and with staff and families;
  • Work collaboratively across the Supportive Service department to serve clients;
  • Encompass the ability to communicate and work with a variety of individuals interpersonally 
Contact: 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Brijin Gardner Director of Clinical and Social Services at: brijing@operationbreakthrough.org

 

Faculty Position

Organization: 
CARES Institute
Location: 
Stratford, New Jersey
Summary: 

The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking a Licensed PhD, PsyD, or EdD. for a full-time faculty position in clinical or counseling psychology, with experience in the field of child abuse and possessing strong clinical, leadership, training and research skills. The ideal candidate would have interest and/or experience in one or more abuse-related areas, such as the implementation of trauma-focused CBT, co-developed by CARES co-founder Esther Deblinger, PhD, forensic evaluations of abuse allegations, working with parents and the treatment of child sexual behavior problems. Demonstrated skills writing grants and publishable work are also desirable. Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to trainees, contribute to training efforts and work collaboratively with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of child abuse professionals with respect to training, research, programmatic and service delivery efforts.

Contact: 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit Rowan University’s website to apply for the position: http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com/jobs/licensed-psychologist-stratford-new-jersey-job-5004282. For more information about the CARES Institute, visit www.caresinstitute.org. Salary is competitive, secure and accompanied by a full benefits package. Our clinical campus is located approximately 8 miles from center city Philadelphia, 1 hour from the beach and 2 hours from New York City. The cost of living is quite reasonable and public schools are excellent. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Assistant Director, Service Systems Program

Organization: 
UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Location: 
Los Angeles
Summary: 

The UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) seeks to fill a full-time position for an Assistant Director for the Service Systems Program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). The Assistant Director will be responsible for working with the Director of the Service Systems Program to coordinate and assist with the management of initiatives in the Service Systems Program. S/he will support the development of a dissemination, evaluation, and training plan/package for Service Systems products across a number of child-serving systems (e.g., schools, juvenile justice, child welfare). S/he will also provide support to the Service Systems program by assisting with the staffing of collaborative groups, assisting with the logistics for the Child Welfare Practice Labs, and supporting online course development. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director of the Service Systems Program to integrate program initiatives with other programs in the NCTSN, including training and implementation.

 

Qualifications: 

Presentations & Trainings
•    Support the development of a dissemination plan for Service Systems products.
•    Conduct presentations and trainings for service systems professionals (e.g., juvenile justice, schools).
•    Develop an evaluation plan for Service Systems products.
•    Consultation on issues related to child traumatic stress to other systems/organizations
Project Support to Service Systems Program
•    Assist with logistics for Child Welfare Practice Labs.
•    Staff support to collaborative groups.
•    Support online course development.
Program Integration
•    Work with Service Systems Program Director to integrate program initiatives with other programs in the NCTSN, including training and implementation.
•    Assist with the development of a “training package” for Service Systems products.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Expert presentation and training experience
•    Frequent travel
•    Experience working with professionals in child-serving systems (e.g., schools, juvenile justice, child welfare)
•    Ability to develop training and educational materials on a variety of topics related to child traumatic stress, particularly related to child-serving systems
•    Experience with dissemination and evaluation methods and models
•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups of people in order to accomplish tasks and/or meet goals and objectives
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Masters degree in psychology or related field (preferred)

 

Contact: 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Preston Finley at hfinley@mednet.ucla.edu. This is a full-time position at UCLA, with benefits.

Program Manager

Organization: 
Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support
Location: 
New Haven, CT
Summary: 

Clifford Beers is a mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater New Haven area. Our focus is on working with children who have experienced trauma — things like abuse, neglect, witnessing community violence, and loss of a loved one.

At CBC, we believe that in order to best care for a child, it is necessary to consider and, where appropriate, treat not just the child but the entire family. If we work with a child but place him or her back with a family that is struggling for one or more reasons, what progress can the child truly make? Thus, care may involve working with one or more additional family members, reviewing the family’s basic needs issues, or connecting with the child’s school and teachers. In this way we can best remove barriers to healing and help the child pursue a healthy, resilient and happy life.

Our mission is to provide accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families.

Our nationally recognized programs and multi-disciplinary approach to therapy have made us a leader since our founding in 1913. In fact, we are one of the oldest community-based nonprofit outpatient mental health clinics in America.

Offering a wide variety of programs and services – from individual, group and family therapy to providing a family with complete wraparound care – the Clinic strives to ensure that children and families in our community can thrive.

HONORS (Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support) is designed to meet the unique needs of military families. Military families are strong and resilient but face challenges in the form of deployments, separations, and transitions when family members return from service. We can help. HONORS services include individual and family therapy as well as support groups for families and children. evaluating program staff. Facilitating effective communication among program staff, management, and internal and external customers to ensure seamless service Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development Tracking Program expenses and income to ensure viability of services Supervising and evaluating interns, fellows, residents, and graduate student(s) in their daily responsibilities – or delegating this function Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities Participating in community and Program

Manager-HONORS

General Description/ Position Summary:

Direct and coordinate day-to-day operations of assigned program. Under general supervision this position is responsible for implementing programmatic and administrative policies and procedures to attain program goals and to ensure quality delivery of services for clients and families. Specific oversight will include Satellite offices and military family population.

Essential Functions include, but not limited by: Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan Providing direct patient care, as needed Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and State training activities to promote individual professional growth and development Collaborating in the development of treatment plans, clinical evaluations, case referrals to provide the most appropriate interventions Performing other related and appropriate duties as directed

Candidate profile Licensed behavioral health practitioner with at least 3 years clinical and organizational supervisory and research experience. Knowledge of and interest in program development and evidence-based practices. Demonstrated proficiency with current office and electronic health records technology. Knowledge of and experience with Military population. Must have valid Driver’s license.

Contact: 

Please send inquiries to humanresources@cliffordbeers.org