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.

 

Psychologist/Foster Care

Organization: 
The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC)
Location: 
Dallas, TX
Summary: 

Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the fifth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. As the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.

In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.

The Children's system is licensed for 595 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs spanning two campuses – the main hospital in Dallas and a second full-service hospital in Plano. Combined, the two facilities serve children through more than 677,000 patient encounters annually. Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in Dallas designated as a Level I Trauma Center.

Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers.

For more information about Children’s Medical Center and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, please visit: http://www.childrens.com/specialties/psychiatry-psychology/.
 

Qualifications: 

The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC) in Dallas are seeking a full-time psychologist to provide clinical services, research, program development, and mental health program leadership for the hospital’s Rees-Jones Center.

As a member of the Rees-Jones Center, the psychologist will evaluate and provide intervention services to patients who have experienced trauma and who receive their medical care in the Rees-Jones Center.  Evaluations will include clinical interviews, testing, and communication of recommendations to members of the multidisciplinary team, schools, Child Protective Services, and foster families.  Interventions will include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety, behavior management, sleep hygiene, group psychoeducation and therapy, and general promotion of skills to help protect children against the negative sequelae of abuse and neglect.  A major component of the position will be collaboration with the Rees-Jones Center team to implement a program of research that will inform both clinical practice and the development of a self-sustaining program of clinical services.  During the initial implementation of this research project (i.e., the first year of the position), the psychologist’s time will be split between assessment and intervention.  After the first year of the position, the psychologist’s caseload will be more heavily focused on intervention and therapy, with some testing. Opportunities will be available for training in PCIT and trauma-focused evidence-based treatments. Additionally, the psychologist in this position may have opportunities to act in a leadership role for other mental health staff within the Rees-Jones Center.

The position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Along with clinical responsibilities, the position includes opportunities for research, teaching, and supervision. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
  • Internship training from an APA-accredited program in clinical child psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child psychology
  • A passing score on the EPPP at the level required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Experience or demonstrated interested in working with children who have experienced trauma and/or maltreatment and their caregivers
  • Full license in Texas or out-of-state license with Provisional Licensure in Texas by date of hire
     
Contact: 

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:
Sunita M. Stewart, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Sunita.Stewart@utsouthwestern.edu
 

Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child/Adolescent Traumatic Stress Treatment & Research (New York City)

Organization: 
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Location: 
New York City
Summary: 

The MSBI HEARTS Program, a collaboration between Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City, announces an opening for one full-time 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Traumatic Stress. The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide advanced training in child traumatic stress treatment and research under the context of a service grant funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

The position involves a mix of clinical, research, and administrative activities. The fellow will obtain intensive training/supervision from doctoral-level staff in evidence-based assessments and interventions for child traumatic stress. The fellow will provide direct clinical service to youth (ages 13-21) and families on-site in community-based juvenile justice and in the MSBI outpatient clinic. S/he will also co-facilitate trauma-informed trainings for agency staff and assist with program development/evaluation. The fellow will also participate in various activities through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that advance the science of treating child traumatic stress. Research opportunities include conducting original research, analyzing existing datasets, preparing publications and presentations, and assisting with grant writing. Other potential opportunities include teaching didactic seminars and supervising research assistants and/or psychology externs. The fellowship is particularly designed to prepare individuals for careers in applied clinical research within an academic medical center setting.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Applicants must possess a doctorate in clinical psychology from an APA-accredited program and significant clinical experience with children/adolescents. Special interest or experience with traumatic stress and/or juvenile justice is preferred. Applicants with a commitment to low-income, traditionally underserved communities are preferred. Bilingual (Spanish & English) language skills are highly desirable. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Benefits include four weeks paid vacation, seven sick days, health care insurance, and stipend for conferences.

Contact: 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing your interests in the position (1 page limit), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation via email to:

Jacob Ham, Ph.D., Director MSBI HEARTS
jham@chpnet.org

Research Associate

Organization: 
Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health at the University of Minnesota
Location: 
Twin Cities
Summary: 

The Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health (ITR) is seeking a highly qualified Research Associate to join and support a team of lead faculty researchers: Professors Dante Cicchetti, Institute of Child Development (ICD); Abi Gewirtz, Department of Family Social Science (FSoS); Frank Symons, Department of Educational Psychology (EPsy); and Gerald August, Department of Psychiatry. This is an excellent opportunity to be at the front end of a translational research institute, collaborating with leaders in the field of children's mental health. The Research Associate will support ITR's mission, "To advance research, clinical training, and information dissemination focused specifically on children's mental health and development, ages 0 to 18." Primary responsibilities include supporting the overall development of the institute, initiating and participating in basic and translational research in children's mental health across a broad spectrum from basic research to inform intervention, performing intervention trials, research implementation/dissemination, data analysis, and communication. This position may involve some travel (conferences) which may include overnights and weekends. Please apply via the Employment System at employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117739

Mental Health Clinician-Child Maltreatment

Organization: 
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
Location: 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Summary: 

The Center for the Protection of Children (CPC) at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is seeking candidates for mental health clinician openings in its new outpatient mental health program serving maltreated children.

The CPC is a specialty clinic within the Department of Pediatrics serving children and adolescents who experience physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and/or other types of maltreatment. The CPC is an affiliate center of the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, an interdisciplinary, inter-departmental collection of researchers, clinicians, and educators throughout the Penn State system devoted to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The CPC enjoys established connections with Child Protection Services agencies and the local children’s advocacy center. 

The CPC’s mental health clinic is situated in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Our multidisciplinary team provides a supportive and collaborative environment and includes psychologists, social workers, pediatricians, and psychiatrists. In addition to clinical responsibilities, clinicians are exposed to the latest developments and research in the mental health field, and collaborate with some of the foremost clinicians and researchers in the field of child maltreatment.
 

Qualifications: 

We are seeking mental health clinicians who are motivated and passionate about helping children who experience maltreatment. Specific qualifications include:
1.    Master’s or doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field
2.    Licensed or license-eligible in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania preferred
3.    Experience working with children exposed to maltreatment and/or trauma
4.    Willingness to use evidence-based treatments with fidelity to the models. Training and experience in the use of Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with adolescents is preferred; however, training and supervision may be provided to the right candidate. We are also interested in candidates with training and experience in the use of other evidence-based treatments, such as Alternatives for Families-CBT (AF-CBT) and the Oklahoma CBT model for children with sexual behavior problems.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the position is to provide evidence-based mental health care to a caseload of children presenting with various concerns and maltreatment experiences.

Additional responsibilities include:
1.    Psychosocial evaluations with children, adolescents, and families
2.    The use of evidence-based treatments with fidelity to the models
3.    Participation as clinicians in various forms of clinical research, including clinical trials, and implementation of research procedures when required
4.    Participation in weekly case conferences, training didactics, and discussion groups
 

Contact: 

Benefits: This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position and Penn State Hershey Medical Center benefit package is included. Salary is highly competitive and based on experience and qualifications.
Application: To apply, visit the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Human Resources webpage at http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/guest/home/employment. Application should be made for the position of Clinical Psychiatric Specialist within the division of Child Abuse Pediatrics. Reference job posting numbers 34145 and 34146.
Contact: For questions, contact Ms. Patricia Verdon, at pverdon@hmc.psu.edu or by calling (717) 531-5158.
 

Trainer (Trauma Informed Care)

 
Organization: 
Washington, DC
Location: 
DC Child and Family Services Agency
Summary: 
  • Works as a Trauma Informed-Care Trainer in the Child and Family Service Agency Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA), Office of the Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, and Program Support (ODDPPPS), The Trauma Informed-Care Trainer is a licensed clinical social worker who will provide trauma-informed education to social workers, resource parents, and other child welfare and non-child welfare professionals.
  • Conducts pre-service and in-service training classes that focus on competency based, trauma informed training, and job skill application, the principles of adult learning, and are consistent with the Child and Family Services Agency's (CFSA) policy and best practice methodology. 
  • Assesses the CFSA workforce training needs and the design, delivery and evaluation of trainings that promote trauma- informed, evidence-based or best practices supporting recovery and resiliency.
  • Delivers trauma focused training in various classroom formats, using relevant training materials such as guides, handouts, class exercises or assessment tools based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Collaborates with the  Program Manager, CWTA trainers, or other assigned subject matter experts to develop a trauma informed training curriculum. Reviews course evaluation summaries and  develops curriculum plan with Program Manager on course revisions as needed.
  • Assists in the development with and revision of training curricula; leads in the development and revision as required.
  • Develops task-based performance orientated course curricula and lesson plans, designed to achieve maximum participant development and task competencies.
  • Expands and/or modifies training material and course content to address the diversity and proficiency levels of participants.
  • Conducts course work training based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Prepares written and demonstration instructional material which incorporate a variety of material, visual aids and media.
  • Utilizes agency policy and guidelines to evaluate, measure and document participant/student progress through written examinations or developmental activities.
  • Monitors participant/student progress and consults with program staff to access the nexus between instruction and subsequent job performance.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the information relative to performance results of training and future training recertification dates as required of social workers.
  • Recommends administrative and operational proposals for new instructional programs, workshops, seminars and classes to meet standards for CFSA guidelines.
     
Qualifications: 

A master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. At least one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Candidates who are certified in Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling are preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Licensure Requirement: DC  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) ;a DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is preferred. (Must supply a copy).

Contact: 

Salary Range:  $80,220- $103,368

Please apply on-line:  http://dchr.dc.gov
Candidates can also contact Karimah Stallworth, HR Specialist @:
Phone: 202-727-3847   Fax: 202-727-4831
E-mail: Karimah.Stallworth.dc.gov
EOE
 

Clinical Director for Residential Care

Organization: 
Board of Child Care
Location: 
Baltimore County, Eastern Shore
Summary: 

The Board of Child Care is seeking a LCSW-C who is a Board approved supervisor to be our Clinical Director for our residential group homes.  The applicant must have a license to practice in Maryland and 5 years post graduate experience in a residential or clinical setting working with adolescents and families. 


We have two positions, one in Baltimore County and the other on the Eastern Shore
 

Qualifications: 

Essential functions for qualified candidates include but are not limited to:

•    Provide professional and clinical supervision to LGSW and LCSW-C staff,
•    Recommend, interview new hires and terminations in the Clinical Department to the President and CEO,
•    Serve as the primary liaison with referral sources and community agencies to ensure effective communication regarding prompt service delivery and coordination of treatment and discharge planning,
•    provide training and consultation to residential staff,
•    collaborate with other senior managers on program development, quality improvement and marketing efforts and activities,
•    Provide oversight of client files to ensure COMAR regulations and accreditation standards are met. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 


•    Maryland licensure as LCSW-C
•    Clinical experience with children, youth and families
•    Experience using trauma informed care
•    Excellent spoken and written communication skills
•    Ability to work independently, set priorities for assignments, meet deadlines, and enthusiastically participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Highly motivated to learn new skills and work in a stimulating and busy clinical environment
•    Knowledge of Scyfis and CANS

Contact: 

Clientele includes children and youth with emotional and behavioral challenges, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with adolescents and families. 


The Board of Child Care offers a competitive salary and benefit package.  We are a trauma informed agency and train staff and clinicians and support staff on trauma using the several resources. The Board of Child Care is a private, nonprofit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children, adolescents and their families. We have a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each youth and family, including Group Home, Treatment Foster Care, Outpatient, School individual, group and family therapy.


Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and copy of their resume to Monte Ephraim at mephraim@boardofchildcare.org
This position is open until filled.

 

Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Family Grief and Trauma

Organization: 
Judith Ann Griese Institute and Judi’s House in collaboration with the University of Colorado
Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Summary: 

Applicants are sought for a one-year Psychology Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in family grief and trauma to begin September 1, 2014. This is a unique opportunity to receive advanced training in grief and trauma assessment, intervention, and community-based research, and to contribute to the emerging child bereavement field through collaborative publications and presentations. This fellowship includes both research and clinical opportunities, with an emphasis on the integration of academic research and evidence-based practice within a community setting. The fellowship involves collaboration with clinical and research staff from Judi’s House and academic faculty from both the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Judi’s House is a non-profit, community-based bereavement center that provides comprehensive, trauma-informed care free of charge to approximately 1,000 grieving children and adult caregivers annually. In a longstanding collaboration with researchers from the University of Colorado, they have been conducting a prospective, longitudinal study on the short- and long-term impact of bereavement and supportive interventions for children and families. This ongoing study currently includes over 2,300 participants, and has been instrumental in shaping services provided at Judi’s House. In conjunction with the newly formed Judith Ann Griese Institute, Judi’s House is developing a collaborative network of researchers, practitioners and community partners aimed at utilizing innovative technology, training and multi-site research to increase access to integrated systems of care that effectively address the unique and diverse needs of the bereaved throughout Colorado and beyond.
 

Qualifications: 

Fellowship applicants should have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a related field and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. We are seeking applicants who have a strong interest in developing a program of research in the area of child and family grief and trauma. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience as well as experience working with grieving and/or traumatized children and families. APA accredited graduate programs and internships preferred. Strong data analytic skills are preferred. Salary is commensurate with level of experience. Benefits include vacation, paid time off, professional development funds and leave and health care coverage.

Contact: 

To apply, please submit: 1) a cover letter specifying interest in this postdoctoral fellowship; previous clinical, research and professional experience relevant to the position; and expectations of personal and/or professional goals that may result from engaging in the fellowship; 2) a current Curriculum Vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation. Please email the above application materials to the fellowship selection committee at HR@judishouse.org, including “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the subject line of the email. Please contact Dr. Ayelet Talmi at ayelett@judishouse.org with any questions about the position.

Research Assistant (Full-Time)

Organization: 
Center for Youth Wellness
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Summary: 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The mission of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We do this through three primary activities:

  • CYW uses mental health and wellness interventions to prevent and heal the chemical, physiological, and neuro-developmental effects of ACEs.
  • CYW improves the competencies and capacities of other youth-serving organizations to identify children with ACEs and make appropriate service plans and referrals.
  • CYW develops and disseminates knowledge about ACEs and its consequences to improve policies and practices that affect child health and development.

RELEVANCE OF THE POSITION
The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) seeks a motivated, energetic Research Assistant to assist the Director of Research in developing and implementing CYW research program on toxic stress and ACEs. The research assistant will work closely with the Director of Research to develop all relevant research documents and will directly work with research participants to collect informed consent and biological specimen as required. He/she will update the patient database with all relevant information and comply with confidential regulations about patients’ data. Finally, he/she will participate and assist in the organization of community-based events and trainings relevant to the research program. Overall, the Research assistant will provide general office management (subject scheduling, data management), technical assistance (collecting, processing, coordinating samples, data, information and data) and serve as the CYW phlebotomist. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Research.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

CRITICAL CRITERIA
Required knowledge:

  • Knowledge of public health.
  • Familiarity with clinical research regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point Community history and challenges and demonstrated cultural competency working with this community or similar community preferred.
     

Required skills/abilities:

  • Required experience working with low-income communities of color.
  • Outstanding communication, technical writing skills and understanding of medical terminology/research.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocol and procedure.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), email, internet.
  • Advanced understanding of data management processes.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data and skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, service and mission-driven environment.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in day-to-day work.
     

Required licenses and/or credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field (1+ year clinical research experience preferred).
  • Psychology field preferred. Experience with psychometric assessments preferred.
  • Spanish speaking highly preferred
     

Reports to: The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Research.


COMPENSATION
This is a full-time position. Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: 

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@centerforyouthwellness.org with “Research Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Post-Doctoral Fellow -Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Location: 
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Summary: 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2014, with the possibility of a renewable year. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families.

 

Qualifications: 

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2014 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. Fellows will receive sufficient supervision for licensure and may be eligible for the federal loan repayment program. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 
First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2014.

Contact: 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, documentation of TF-CBT training, three reference letters, a report writing sample and graduate transcript to:   Natalie Wilcox, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, Weinman Building, Upper Level, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment

Organization: 
Rowan University
Summary: 

Excellent opportunity to accrue hours for licensure.  As part of a multidisciplinary team under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, Ph.D., responsibilities include conducting psychological evaluations of children who have experienced maltreatment, providing therapy to victims of child sexual and physical abuse, and conducting mental health screenings for children entering foster care.  Services are also provided to children exposed to domestic violence and other traumas.  Full-time clinical positions are available and for qualified candidates possible clinical fellowship with research focus. 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

A doctoral degree in Psychology with child clinical experience is preferred.

Contact: 

Please contact Dr. Elisabeth Pollio at 856-566-7036 or pollioes@rowan.edu for additional information.  Please apply on-line at http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com.  Reference job #13SS005561.  Application deadline is 2/01/14.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.