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.

 

Family Intervention Specialist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
Summary: 

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 Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.
 

Position Overview
Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities


Additional Information
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • 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.
  • Two years post-graduate experience in counseling is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • 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)
EOE
 

Contact: 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Organization: 
Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Location: 
Boston, MA
Summary: 

The Refugee Trauma and Resilience at Boston Children’s Hospital is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will be involved in research activities related to a federally-funded study of trauma, mental health, and violence among Somali refugees, as well as projects related to intervention development and evaluation. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible study and program coordination, and will assist the PI Heidi Ellis in data analysis and manuscript/grant writing, and report-writing. This position offers mentorship and career development opportunities through an active, multidisciplinary research program at the Program of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston, and an appointment as Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the area of cross-cultural research, trauma and violence, and/or violent extremism.  Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills will be important.  Strong multivariate statistical analysis skills required.  Must work well in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural team environment. Please apply by sending electronic copies of your Letter of Interest, Current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to Ms. Carol Berne at carol.berne@childrens.harvard.edu. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

Crisis Stabilization Assistant Supervisor

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for a full time Crisis Stabilization Assistant Supervisor. This position’s primary role is to provide valuable clinical supervision, program management and leadership for the Crisis Stabilization Team. The Assistant Supervisor will ensure program therapists deliver effective assessment and services consistent with contracted requirements and agency Clinical Policies and Procedures. This position will develop and maintain systems and relationships to sustain budgeted enrollment and utilization for program services. This individual will provide leadership in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff as well as ensuring ongoing professional development for program staff and interns. The Assistant Supervisor 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 10 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.

Contact: 

For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link: http://washburn.org/careers/crisis-stabilization-assistant-supervisor/

Outpatient Therapist

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for an Outpatient Therapist for 30-40 hours a week (negotiable). The Outpatient therapist provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children and families. Independent Licensure at LICSW, LP, LPCC or LMFT required. Strong skills in children’s mental health diagnostic assessment and treatment essential, as well as demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity and the role of culture in the therapeutic process.
Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

Contact: 

For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link: http://washburn.org/careers/outpatient-therapist/

UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

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 Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu by December 1st, 2014. 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 Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu.

 

Lead Case Manager

Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Lead Case Managers are responsible for coordinating case management and family reunification services, training new case workers, and supervising the work of other case workers.  The Lead Case Manager also serves as a case worker, who is responsible for assessing the needs of each UAC (Unaccompanied Child).

 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with Unaccompanied Children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Implement Service Plan, and screening for human trafficking concerns.
  • Facilitating the timely release or discharge of the UAC, and documenting the provision of services in each UACs case file.
  • Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
  • Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
  • Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.
  • Each Case Manager will carry up to 8 cases; the Lead Case Manager may carry up to 5 cases, with additional supervisory and management responsibilities.
     

Requirements:

  • All case management professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Lead Case Managers should have an MSW or Master's degree in a related social services field, as well as supervisory and case management experience, or alternatively, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years of progressive employment experience in the aforementioned fields that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.
  • All candidates must be computer proficient
     

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations, applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with faith-based organizations (FBOs).
 

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with "Refugio Lead Case Manager" in the subject line.
This position must be approved by Urban Strategies and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
 

Case Manager

Organization: 
The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
Location: 
Taconic Retreat Center, Milan NY
Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Case Managers are responsible for coordinating family reunification services and assessing the needs of each UAC (Unaccompanied Child) in care.
 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
  • Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
  • Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
  • Maintain direct contact with each UAC and, to the extent possible, with the UACs family and potential sponsors.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.
  • Each Case Manager will carry up to 8 cases
     

Requirements:

  • All case management professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Case Managers must have a MSW or Bachelor's degree in a related social services field.
  • Child welfare experience strongly preferred. Licensure a plus.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.
  • All candidates must be computer proficient.

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations (FBO), applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with FBO’s.
 

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with "Refugio Case Manager" in the subject line.

Clinicians

Organization: 
Description: The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
Location: 
Taconic Retreat Center, Milan NY
Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Clinicians conduct mental health assessments for all UAC (Unaccompanied Children) in care as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling.
 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Provide individual and group counseling, and screening for human trafficking concerns.
  • Conduct mental health assessments of all children admitted to the UAC program.
  • Provide ongoing individual and crisis intervention.
  • Prepare goal-oriented diagnostic assessments, group counseling, staff training and program enrichment.
  • Provide guidance to all members of the program staff.
  • The Clinician will carry up to 12 cases.

Requirements:

  • All clinical professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Clinicians must have a master’s degree in social work (MSW) and have clinical experience as a part of the master’s program requirements.
  • Clinicians may have a Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement or a bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned sciences plus five years of clinical employment experience in this area
  • Clinicians are required to be licensed or license-eligible.  License eligible Clinicians are required to be actively pursuing licensure and shall obtain licensure as soon as possible.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations, applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with faith-based organizations (FBOs).

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with “Refugio Clinician" in the subject line.

Post-Doctoral Position

Organization: 
Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow in its new national dissemination and implementation project called Unifying Neighborhoods in Trauma Effectiveness (UNITE) for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 
 
The post-doctoral fellow will work with UYTC Co-Directors, Drs. Jaleel Abdul-Adil and Liza Suarez, to expand existing UYTC training and dissemination efforts to targeted urban communities across the country including Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), Oakland (CA), Laredo (TX), and Toledo (OH). 
 
Specific UNITE goals are to: 1) develop a national media campaign to raise awareness of the needs of youth exposed to violence and involved in court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems; 2) disseminate UYTC’s treatment approaches to NCTSN partner sites within targeted cities; and 3) replicate the YOUTH-CAN model in specific neighborhoods in target cities to create a forum for a powerful national collaboration to improve the lives of youth and families affected by violence. 
 
Specific UNITE post-doctoral fellow tasks will use a train-the-trainer model to work with targeted communities as a model for: 1) recruiting and retaining local youth serving agencies; 2) co-leading UYTC trainings and subsequent online/in-person consultations for targeted communities; and 3) helping coordinate nation-wide implementation and evaluation efforts. 
 
The UYTC post-doctoral fellow position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review).

Qualifications: 

Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
•    Flexibility for periodic travel to selected sites
•    Strong interest in national dissemination and implementation
•    Ability to help recruit, retain, and support a national network of urban agency participants
•    Strong oral and written communication skills

Contact: 

Interested applicants should a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Abdul-Adil at jabdul@psych.uic.edu. Any questions about this position can be sent through voicemail or email to Dr. Abdul-Adil.

Multiple Positions (Faculty)

Organization: 
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY
Location: 
New York, New York
Summary: 

Multiple openings beginning September 2015: The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY invites applicants for open positions at any rank.

The Silberman School of Social Work (formerly Hunter College School of Social Work) has a national reputation as a leader in public urban education. Established in 1958, the School's mission is to prepare highly competent social work leaders to work in a variety of professional roles, settings, and communities in New York and other major urban centers in order to improve the lives of poor, vulnerable, and stigmatized people and the communities in which they live. The School is located in a state-of-the art building in the historic and vibrant New York City neighborhood of East Harlem. Our curriculum, scholarship, agency partnerships and innovations in social policy and practice reflect a commitment to recruiting and educating a diverse student body that values cultural complexity and social justice for New Yorkers, their neighborhoods, and its work force. The School has 43 full-time faculty, 1200 MSW students, is in the process of initiating a BSW program, and, in conjunction with The CUNY Graduate Center, offers a Ph.D. in Social Welfare. The School hosts major research and training partnerships.

Applications from candidates with a strong scholarly record in the area of early childhood and/or child mental health trauma teaching and research work are encouraged to apply for a faculty position at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

They will have the opportunity to be associated with have our strong NCTSN child trauma specialty program for second year SW students. It integrates coursework, training in an evidenced based child trauma treatment and specialized field placements focused assessing and treating children and youth exposed to trauma. Opportunities exist for research on such topics as: developing trauma-informed programs and use of implementation science principles.

Full professor rank appointments based on the candidates research and teaching experience are possible are this is an open rank position.
 

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in social work or a related field. Preferred qualifications include applicants who have an MSW degree, successful teaching experience in clinical practice with individuals, families, and small groups; at least two years of practice experience, and a proven track record of funded research. Applicants with demonstrated success in agency and community based partnerships that provide opportunities for faculty scholarship and the development of improved service models and delivery systems are especially encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with a strong scholarly record in the areas of early childhood, mental health with children or youth, community practice or organizational, management & leadership.
Rank and salary: Dependent on academic background and experience.
 

Contact: 

If interested, please provide a cover letter specifying primary area of scholarship and records of funded research, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:


Chair, Search Committee
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY 2180 Third Ave @ 119th Street, New York, New York 10035 Email: sssw.search@hunter.cuny.edu
Candidates are also required to apply online at:
www.cuny.edu/employment.html
 
 
Applicant review: Review of application will begin in September 2014 and continue until final candidates are identified.
 
Hunter College is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer. Females, minority members, disabled persons and veterans are
encouraged to apply.