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.

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Director of DCAC Research Institute

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Dallas, TX

The Director of the DCAC Research Institute joins the team in studying best practices, emerging trends, outcomes and program evaluation within the DCAC client journey through investigation, prosecution and healing, and seeks to advance the field of child maltreatment, in an effort to improve the system, heal the child and family and ultimately reduce the devastating impact of abuse.

The Director will participate in defining the research strategy and will be responsible for independently leading all clinical and outcomes studies being conducted by the DCAC Research Institute. The Director will manage operational and logistical tasks to ensure efficient execution of studies within established budgets and timelines, ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations. S/he will coordinate the efforts of internal and external resources to ensure research plan optimization. This person will be responsible for writing and submitting research data for peer reviewed publications and disseminating outcomes to the larger public by conducting lectures and public reviews of research findings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meaningfully contribute to the 2017-2019 DCAC Strategic Plan by developing research strategies that align with organizational goals
  • Independently manage research evaluation, studies, analysis, publication and dissemination of projects that advance the field of abuse, the role of the MDT, client outcomes, and that advance the agency’s success with reducing the impact of abuse on children.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage team within the Research Institute to assist with initiatives.
  • Provide updates and status reports to senior management on a regular basis; report on performance against plan. Manage the budget for research studies. Ensure overall operation is within the approved budget and timeline.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with academic and community-based researchers, agency directors
  • Interface with partners within and outside of DCAC including Child Protective Services, Police Departments, District Attorney’s Office, Children’s Medical Centers, National Children’s Alliance, CACTX.
  • Manage Internal Review Board and assessment of evaluation of research with human subjects and government systems.
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory bodies governing research studies.
  • Represent DCAC at major annual conferences
  •  Ph.D. in Psychology or related field required.
  • Prefer 5-10 years of experience in the social service field with at least three years of hands-on managerial experience running research studies and managing teams.
  • Experience with all aspects of management of large research studies from inception to completion.
  • Strong knowledge of human subjects research regulations.
  • Previous research study site management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in experimental and quasi-experimental design.
  • Basic understanding of statistics and statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or competence in data analysis and report writing
  • Knowledge and experience with Excel and SPSS software packages.
  • Strong project planning, leadership, negotiation and presentation skills as well as an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems.
  • Extraordinary research management skills and expertise in searching medical literature and databases for clinical and technical information.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to forge cross-functional working relationships with internal teams and external project partners.
  • Ability to be proactive in identifying issues and hurdles that may handicap the effective implementation of the studies and resolve the issues in a timely fashion.
  • Superior writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical people.
  • Individual should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work well as a team member with staff, community professionals, and volunteers.
  • Individual should ensure accuracy and confidentiality in all work.
  • Must demonstrate/live our organization’s core values: put the child first in all that we do, operate as a seamless team, work with a servant’s heart.

Natasha Bullard

Bilingual Project Clinician/Therapist

Silver School of Social Work, New York University (NYU)
New York, NY

The Safe Mothers, Safe Children (SMSC) Project is an exciting collaboration between ACS and Silver School of Social Work, NYU. The initiative aims to improve the identification, case management, and treatment of mothers with trauma-related disorders who are raising young children, and receiving child welfare preventive services to reduce the risk of repeat maltreatment and to improve positive parenting.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time bilingual project clinician to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assess new referrals to the project
  • Deliver manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings
  • Coordinate intervention delivery with agency staff and clients
  • Maintain fidelity to the intervention guidelines and ensure client engagement
  • Maintain session notes, project assessments and coordinate with project coordinator regarding data requirements
  • Comply with current IRB regulatory requirements and procedures, including continuing education on ethics and conduct of research, consenting and assenting clients according to IRB standard guidelines and maintaining regulatory binder.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff from contract agencies;
  • Assist with project management and organization;
  • Assist with database management and data analysis; and
  • Assist with papers and presentations.
  • Participate in staff meetings and case discussions


Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • LMSW, LCSW, PhD, or PsyD licensed or license eligible in the state of New York
  • Clinical supervision will be provided.
  • 3 years of experience providing evidence based clinical interventions
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) a must
  • Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is a plus
  • Knowledge of evidence-based trauma interventions and child welfare
  • Flexibility around work hours is preferred; willingness to travel to the agency sites.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and team work skills



Opportunities exist for clinical and outcomes research, clinical supervision. Training on trauma based interventions will be provided. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, please send a resume and any relevant materials to Geetanjali Chugh at and Sasha Stok at


NEW Psychology Internship and Post-Doctoral Training Positions for 2017-2018

The University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK


The year-long APA-approved Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship program is sponsored by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The program is funded by the Health Research and Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds will be available for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The training is designed to prepare psychology Interns and Fellows to provide evidence-based services in primary care settings to underserved children, adults, and families. The trainees can have rotations in a VA Primary Care Clinic; the Fostering Hope Clinic, a specialized clinic for children in foster care; the Variety Health Clinic, a community based clinic; an Indian Health Service Clinic; and for Spanish speaking trainees, the Latino Clinic, a pediatric primary health care clinic for Spanish-speaking families. The trainees will participate in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP), a two semester award-winning program, as part of the training.

The trainees will be part of the OUHSC APA-approved Internship and Fellowship programs and will receive stipends and benefits. Trainees must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.


Please contact Dr. Tatiana Balachova ( for more information.

Research Biostatistician

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OUHSC campus

Biostatistician in OKC. Epidemiologic & population-science study design. Uses factor analysis, causal & structural equation modeling, multilevel, survival, event history, & complex surveys analysis. MS in Quantitative Psychology or Biostatistics in Public Health + 12 mths exp in biostatistics & R programming gained in educ or exp. No travel. Mail CV to Matthew Rhoades, OUHSC, 940 NE 13th, OKC, OK 73104. EOE/AA


MS in Quantitative Psychology or Biostatistics in Public Health + 12 mths exp in biostatistics & R programming gained in educ or exp.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Factor analysis, causal & structural equation modeling, multilevel, survival, event history, & complex surveys analysis


Mail CV to Matthew Rhoades, OUHSC, 940 NE 13th, OKC, OK 73104

Postdoctoral Fellowships Pediatric Psychology & Childhood Trauma/Maltreatment

La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL


There is only one hospital in Chicago that is solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illness and disabilities as well as those suffering from abuse/trauma. That hospital is La Rabida. Our progressive facility, with long history as a teaching hospital, currently seeks candidates with child clinical training or child trauma experience for full-time, one year fellowships:

  • Pediatric Psychology (2 positions)
  • Childhood Trauma & Maltreatment (1 position)


EOE m/f/d/v


Providing evaluation and treatment for children with medical conditions, traumatic experience, sexual/physical abuse, etc., will require PhD/PsyD with completion of APA-accredited internship and graduate programs. Impressive assessment, consultation, public speaking/teaching skills with previous inpatient experience or substantial training and diagnostic/therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma required.


La Rabida’s fellowship program offers stipend plus benefits! For immediate consideration, please send letter of interest (indicating position) with curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Tim Meline, Employment Manager

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

6501 S. Promontory Dr.

Chicago, IL 60649 



Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
San Diego, CA

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, and be licensed or license-eligible in California. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who are bilingual in English/Spanish, 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


Training and Outreach Coordinator

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Training and Outreach Coordinator for its newly funded “Intersections” project. This position will be responsible for overall coordination of trauma training and outreach activities to several service systems, including Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, and Runaway and Homeless Youth organizations that Commercially Sexually Exploited Children intersect with at high rates. Duties include outreach and communication with organizations to establish collaborative processes for conducting trauma and CSEC-awareness trainings, scheduling and delivering training activities with partner organizations, and ongoing technical assistance and support. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships within and across systems, has a working knowledge of NCTSN-supported trauma curricula such as Child Welfare Trauma toolkit, Resource Parent Curriculum, Think Trauma, etc., at least 2 years training experience, 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 30307 (email communication preferred)

Project Coordinator

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. This position will provide coordination and support to our programs specifically focused on response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Responsibilities will include scheduling and coordination of youth-focused programming and outreach activities, coordination with project partners and volunteers, coordination with program evaluators, assistance to the Project Director with report-writing, and other tasks as assigned to support program success. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others, 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 30307 (email communication preferred)

Project Director/Clinical Supervisor

Staten Island Mental Health Society, INC.
Staten Island, New York

The Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc. is seeking an experienced clinical supervisor to provide trauma-informed clinical supervision in our outpatient children’s mental health clinic, Children’s Day Treatment, and school based mental health programs. SIMHS is a recognized leading provider of behavioral health services to children, adolescents and families in New York City. SIMHS offers high quality mental health, and substance abuse treatment services to the Staten Island community in 21 sites across the borough. SIMHS was recently awarded a five-year Category III SAMHSA grant through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This position will also include oversight and management of grant related activities.


1. Advanced degree and NYS licensure in field of human services, including: LCSW, LMHC, PH.D., PSY.D

2. A minimum of five (5) years post-graduate acceptable clinical experience working with children, and adolescents

3. A minimum of three (3) years of increasing responsibility for program administration and supervision

DUTIES: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Directs, coordinates and supervises the operation of the program, including all clinical services, program planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Agency representative to community public and voluntary services agencies
  • Responsible for adherence to Federal, NYS and NYC laws, regulations and program standards
  • Writes narratives, supervises the expenditures and fiscal records of the program
  • Provides clinical supervision of staff as well as additional consultations on as needed basis
  • Holds ongoing staff meetings to include staff training, case presentations and group supervision
  • Evaluates staff performance
  • Complies with Society's Policies and Procedures and New York State Mental Hygiene and other laws regarding patient care, clinical records, child abuse, HIPAA regulations, etc.
  • Provides individual and group mental health service to children with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Other duties as assigned

SALARY: Dependent upon experience


Please send resume to Mary Walsh, EOE

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Clifford Beers Clinic
New Haven, CT

Clifford Beers Clinic, a community-based behavioral health clinic in New Haven, CT, is hiring a licensed clinical psychologist to join its growing multidisciplinary team. Clifford Beers Clinic specializes in providing evidence-based, trauma-informed services for children and families throughout Greater New Haven and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). An additional licensed clinical psychologist is needed to:

1) manage trauma-informed clinical programs

2) supervise pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and licensed clinicians

3) assist with efforts to obtain APA internship accreditation

4) provide evaluation services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan
  • Expertise in working with families affected by Intimate Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.
  • Providing direct patient care, as needed
  • Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director
  • Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and 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 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

1) a Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)

2) an active license (or license-eligible) as a Clinical Psychologist in Connecticut

3) Completion of an APA-accredited graduate program

4) Completion of an APPIC-registered internship, preferably APA-accredited

5) Expertise in working with families affected by complex trauma, intimate domestic violence, and sexual abuse

6) 3+ years program management experience, including using electronic health record and other software to tracking staff performance, program outcomes, and budgets

7) Evidence of outstanding skills in supervision, clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling

8) At least two years of post-doctoral clinical experience, including providing thorough Diagnostic Evaluations with standardized measures

9) Ability to work independently and as a team member, with flexibility and integrity

10) Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

11) Proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups. Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred given growing monolingual (Spanish) population in Greater New Haven

12.) Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Josslyn DeCrosta-Grindle

HR Generalist