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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Research Associate

NYU Child Study Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Research Associate for Child Traumatic Stress will be responsible for providing research support for programs and projects related to childhood trauma in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This position will support two federal grants that are funding efforts to bring trauma-informed practices to child welfare programs in New York and around the country. The Research Associate’s tasks will involve working both internally with Department staff and externally with providers, family members and other stakeholders in the community. This position is available to those with at least a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, including those who are seeking research experience prior to applying to doctoral programs. Applicants should also have a background in research methods, knowledge and/or interest in child welfare and mental health, and flexible hours for scheduling.


College graduate with a B.A. or M.A. in psychology, social work, public health or related field. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Power Point, is required. A minimum commitment of two years is required and placement in position may not exceed three years.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing support to the Principal Investigators, Department staff and project stakeholders regarding overall project functioning and goals.
  • Actively participating in team meetings, providing input on project-related activities, responding to challenges, and conducting follow-up as needed.
  • Organizing data and preparing materials for presentations and publications.
  • Drafting, editing and proofing of grant proposals, quarterly/annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Setting up and managing research databases.
  • Assisting with data collection, management and analyses.
  • Coordinating communication with dissemination sites.
  • Assisting with grant purchases and payments to consultants and subcontractors.
  • Tracking grant expenses.
  • Working with the Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) and assisting with IRB applications and reports.
  • Working with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) and other Medical Center grant support offices.
  • Reading and summarizing relevant scientific literature for Department staff.
  • Contributing to the preparation of articles and presentations on research outcomes.
  • Arranging meetings and developing meeting materials as needed.

The candidate will spend a small amount of effort on program management and organization, including ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.


Please email your cover letter and CV to and specify the position for which you are applying.

New York University Langone Medical Center is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.ncluding ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.

Faculty Position

Kennedy Krieger Institute & Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health invite applications for a mid-career faculty member with expertise in the field of child traumatic stress.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral disorders.  It is a research, clinical, and educational institute with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals.  Faculty members at Kennedy Krieger hold academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and are international leaders in their respective fields.  The position will be primarily based at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Family Center. The Family Center is a clinical and academic program that delivers evidence-based treatment to children who have experienced acute and/or complex psychological trauma. The Family Center serves over 1000 patients each year.

This position represents a unique opportunity to interface between Kennedy Krieger, a non-profit research and clinical institute and Johns Hopkins University.  This position includes a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins with all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a faculty member. The academic rank will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements.  Excellent benefits for faculty members include college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for coursework at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute. 

The successful candidate will be an individual with a durable track record of securing extramural funding and will also be a licensed clinician with evidence of program development.  Clinical license could be in the field of psychiatry, psychology or related field.



Applicants should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of academic interests, and 3) contact information of four professional references to Ms. Tina Schmitt, HR Recruitment Manager -

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.

UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston
Houston, TX

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to develop their own program of systematic research in the domains of childhood trauma and/or grief and prepare for a productive career as a scientist-practitioner.

Opportunities are available to pursue mentored research in the following areas:
(1)    longitudinal studies of bereaved youth
(2)    biopsychosocial risk and protective factors associated with adaptive and maladaptive grief and youth PTSD
(3)    trauma and grief screening and assessment
(4)    development and evaluation of interventions for traumatized and/or grieving youth

The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to work clinically with bereaved and traumatized youth and assist with trainings focusing on trauma- and grief-informed assessments and interventions through the TAG Center, a SAMHSA-funded Community Treatment and Services Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Applicants must have evidence that a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited academic program will be completed by August, 2015. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but no later than September 1st, 2015.  Benefits include vacation, sick and professional development time, and health care coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For further information, please contact: Julie B. Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor and Director, University of Texas Trauma and Grief Center for Youth at


Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Child Study Center (CSC)
NYU Langone Medical Center

The Child Study Center (CSC) is seeking a Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Stress, Trauma and Resilience Center.  This will be a two year position for a candidate who has completed their pre-doctoral internship in psychology.  The Post-Doc will participate in supervision with licensed Psychologists and other faculty members in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  The position begins July 2015.

Salary: year one = $41,000   year two = $43,000


•    Candidate must have already completed a pre-doctoral internship in psychology

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The Post-Doc in Trauma at the CSC will be involved in 3 categories of activities:

1-    Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) – Supervisor: Adam Brown
        TST is a systems oriented approach to training organizations that provide care to traumatized youth and families. TST is both a clinical and organizational model, which is currently being disseminated nationally in mental health, child welfare, and school based settings.

  • Receive training in the Trauma Systems Therapy model
  • Participate in 2 federally funded projects to create trauma informed child welfare systems
  • Participate as a member of the TST Development team including contributing to the development and dissemination of TST
  • Co-lead TST trainings and provide ongoing consultation to agencies implementing TST

2-    Clinical role in the Faculty Group Practice (FGP) - Supervisor: Adam Brown, and other faculty within the FGP as appropriate

  • Be an active member of the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Treatment (START) team in FGP:
  • Screening, assessment and treatment for trauma referrals
  • Active member of the community crisis response team
  • Provide assessment and treatment for a variety of patient referrals (not-trauma specific) in the FGP

3-    Evaluation – Supervisor: Bonnie Kerker

  • Take the lead, under supervision, of a small evaluation project within the trauma team. Such projects might include (but would not be limited to):
  • A psychometric study of a trauma-related instrument.
  • The modification and testing of a trauma-related instrument for a specific sub-population.
  • The evaluation of TST or other trauma-related interventions at a specific site.
  • Assist with overall program evaluation for agencies implementing TST.

Application Instructions:
Please submit to
•    Letter of interest
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Two letters of reference                               

Clinical Coordinator

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, RI

Within the residential setting supervises clinical aspects of staffing and programming. Responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, short and long-term trauma-informed counseling services for clients and their families. Provides support and guidance to case managers and direct care staff. Provides emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed. Participates in the Agency's on-call emergency service provision as scheduled. Collaborates with direct care staff to ensure appropriate delivery of services to clients.


Masters Degree in human services (psychology, social work, marriage/family, etc.) required.
RI license preferred. 2 years post-graduate experience in counseling/therapy preferred.
Possession of a valid driver's license and auto insurance required.
Bilingual skills preferred.

Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.


Send applications to: Ron Yardeni

Clinician - School and Community Based

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, RI

Responsible for providing diagnostic assessments and clinical counseling services for clients in the schools, community, and when indicated, in the office. Collaborates on cases with teachers, behavioral specialists, case managers and other service providers to ensure appropriate delivery of services to clients and families. Provides emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed.


Master's degree in human services related field required.
Licensed preferred.
License eligibility within 2 years of date of hire required for non-MSW degree; MSWs must obtain LCSW within 2 months of hire. Possession of a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance required. Bilingual skills highly desired.

Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.


Applicants please contact: Ron Yardeni

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Lifespan Stress and Mental Health Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New Orleans, LA

The Research Fellowship is a two-year program open to psychology (PhD) and psychiatry (MD) postdoctoral candidates who are interested in expanding their research skills with the intent of transitioning to an independent academic research career.  The Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has assembled an outstanding group of clinical researchers with unique expertise in studying stress and trauma from the infant/preschool period through adulthood, neurobiology, genetics, forensics, psychotherapy development, and other innovations in intervention.  Fellows in the program will acquire research skills and develop a track record of scholarly production to advance their careers, and will play key roles in the research programs of the mentors and the department.  Two fellows will be accepted per year.  To foster a multidisciplinary and innovative environment, consideration will also be given to non-PhD or MD candidates with rare skills or exceptional fit with our opportunities. 

Goals of the training program are designed to ensure that each trainee, upon completion of his or her training, has core knowledge in research methods, statistics, and a portfolio of accomplishments that permit them to begin a career as a tenure-track independent investigator. Training will also include personal and professional skills necessary for a successful post-training research career.  The program emphasizes strong mentor-trainee relationships to facilitate these goals. 

The program provides core didactic and training activities focused on research skills and professional development.  Emphasis is placed on learning to generate testable and fundable hypotheses that represent the next incremental questions that need to be answered.  Seminars expose trainees to other disciplines and visiting investigators.  Our Reinvented Journal Club teaches fellows to critically and rapidly evaluate large bodies of literature with equipoise of genuine uncertainty.  Fellows will work with existing datasets and conduct original data collection.  Writing skills are emphasized with timetables for production of manuscripts and grant applications with support from our mentors and faculty.  We believe that learning how to write and present new knowledge in an organized and concise fashion to convey important ideas to colleagues, funders, and the public is an important skill.  Beyond the core training, each fellow is encouraged to individualize their didactic and research activities to their specific needs.


Start date is July 1 of each year and can be individualized.
Interested applicants must apply online at the Tulane University Workforce Management Organization website,
1. Click on Staff & Faculty Jobs
2. Click on Search Jobs
3. Search on keyword “postdoc”
4. Click on job name: IRC6465
5. Follow instructions to apply online.

For more information contact Program Director: Michael Scheeringa MD, Vice Chair of Research,

Crisis Stabilization Supervisor(s)

Washburn Center for Children

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.
A Master’s degree in Social Work and LICSW 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.

Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.



For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link:

Program Associate/Senior Associate Doctoral Position Full Time, Availability Immediately

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is the Coordinating Center for multiple implementation, training, and quality improvement initiatives focused on improving care for children with behavioral health concerns in Connecticut. These initiatives span the behavioral health, child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems. CHDI’s goal is to improve the quality of services children receive, and collecting and reporting accurate and timely data to all
stakeholders is a significant component of this work.

The Program/Senior Associate (title will be based on experience) will oversee data collection, analysis, and reporting for quality improvement of multiple initiatives to disseminate and sustain evidence-based practices for children, primarily for children suffering from exposure to trauma. Responsibilities include working with contracted database programmers who are developing a next-generation web-based data system to support implementation of evidencebased
practices; overseeing data collection/reporting procedures, developing innovative data reports for QI purposes, and supervising Data Analysts. There will be opportunities to participate in other components of evidence-based practice dissemination efforts, including training and consultation. Opportunities for co-authoring publications and presentations are available and highly encouraged.


Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
• Possess a Ph.D. in psychology, public health, social work, child development, or closely related field
• Experience designing, managing, analyzing, and reporting with large data sets
• Experience with research, research design, program evaluation, and/or quality improvement
• Proficiency in SPSS and Excel
• Must be extremely organized, efficient, able to multi-task, prioritize, able to meet deadlines, and a good team player
• Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of professionals

Candidates who possess some of the following are preferred:
• Post-graduate work experience (required for the title of Senior Associate)
• Experience with program implementation/implementation of evidence-based practices
• Experience with children’s behavioral health and other child-serving systems
• Experience with trauma-focused treatment models, including TF-CBT
• Experience with implementation science or Learning Collaboratives/Breakthrough Series
• Knowledge of the child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and/or mental health
systems in Connecticut
• Experience with scholarly publication or presentation

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities will likely include:
• Serving as a llaison between CHDI and a contracted database developer creating a webbased database to support children’s evidence-based treatment implementation. The Program/Senior Associate will work to identify and prioritize CHDI’s program and data reporting goals with the database developer to ensure that the system is developed to support CHDI’s goals and deliverables and within budget.
• Supervision of several Data Analysts, who develop data systems and reports
• Oversee cleaning and reporting of data on children’s mental health services
• Analyze and report data using SPSS
• Assist with development of QI strategies and data reports needed for QI work, which is provided by CHDI coordinators
• Developing data reports for various stakeholders, including providers, funders, and state systems
• Apply implementation science and research to evidence-based practice implementation initiatives, primarily using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative/learning collaborative methodology
• Assist with development of publications and research reports


Compensation will be based on experience, and a generous benefit package is provided.

CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with research, policy analysis, advocacy, and technical assistance. The mission of the Institute is to improve the quality of care for all children, emphasizing familycentered, comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and behavioral health. Collaborating with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University, we strive to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices and policy for all the state's children, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and families. CHDI develops, trains, disseminates, evaluates, and expands effective models of practice in children’s health, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other settings.


Only applicants meeting the qualifications described will be considered. To apply, email (1) a current CV and (2) cover letter with qualifications, specifically addressing your experience related to the job requirements and responsibilities above, to Lori Schon at Position is available immediately, will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding. The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment and ensures that all employment-related decisions are in accord with the principles of equal opportunity.

Foster Care Counselor– Relocation Assistance Available

Youth Villages
Knoxville, TN and Chattanooga, TN

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Program Overview
Our Foster Care program works with the foster care children to talk about their referral issues and to discuss why they are in foster care. This counselor also serves as a liaison between the child and the court and is always an advocate for the best needs of the child. The Youth Villages Foster Care Program uses intensive in-home based treatment where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups.

Position Overview
Counselors provide services to the entire family, rather than just the identified youth. Counselors work with the family hands-on to build trust and align them with treatment

  • Counselors are responsible for a caseload of 8-10 families
  • Intensive but flexible schedule 
  • Counselors deliver services in the family's home or wherever they need us (school, court, etc.) and flexibly schedule sessions to meet the family's needs; available 24 hours a day (M-F) for your families with a rotating pager on the weekends
  • Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from home
  • Counselors meet with supervisors at least three times per week to discuss progress and personal development. 

Additional Information
Our leadership is always available for backup in difficult situations. 
All counselors complete a thorough training schedule designed to maximize clinical skill.


  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required
  • Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • One year experience counseling adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Experience with  the Foster Care System is preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • You must have your own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance
  • Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)


Apply Here: