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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Youth Villages
Various locations

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of more than 2,700 individuals who've come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral needs. Eighty-two percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families. 
Can I see myself here?
We have found our staff succeed at Youth Villages when they:

  • Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
  • Value feedback and accountability
  • Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
  • Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
  • Are results and detailed oriented
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job

How will I make a difference?

  • Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
  • Managing a small case load of four families to provide quality counseling
  • Meeting with youth and families regularly to address each family's needs at their convenience
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call during the week and one weekend a month
  • Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
  • Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
  • Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills

How will you invest in me?
One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. We offer staff:

  • Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
  • Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
  • Mileage and cell phone reimbursement
  • Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA
  • Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation, nine paid holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Supportive leadership and coworkers

How can I be considered for the position?

  • You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree in social services field; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, counseling, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years of clinical experience is required
  • Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
  • Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

    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.

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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment

Rowan University
New Jersey

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment for September 2015
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 assessments 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. A doctoral degree in Psychology with child clinical experience is preferred. Please contact Dr. Elisabeth Pollio at 856-566-7036 or for additional information. Please apply on-line at Reference job #14SS4941699. Application deadline is 1/25/15.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.


Director – Child Abuse and Trauma Services (CATS)


Lead Every Facet of Trauma focused Diagnostic & Therapeutic Clinical Services

In all of Chicago, there is only one hospital solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illness/disabilities and those suffering from abuse or neglect. That hospital is La Rabida. Our progressive facility is a recognized leader in the treatment of chronic disease, disabilities, abuse and trauma--working closely with leading institutions that refer patients for specialty care. Trauma services are provided at the hospital, beautifully situated on Lake Michigan just minutes from downtown, as well as satellite locations throughout Chicagoland.

Currently, an exceptional opportunity awaits the experienced Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with impressive leadership skills and specific supervised training in childhood trauma. In addition to providing trauma focused assessment, testing, treatment, record review, etc., duties include administrative responsibility for day to day operations of the Child Abuse & Trauma Services (CATS) program.

Utilizing multiple techniques and demonstrating best practice treatments for sexually abused and traumatized children, the Director of this program will lead forensic as well as clinical supervisors, manage staff and budgets. The Director will also be working with agencies, foundations, and other funding sources and will secure and renew funding through grant writing and reporting of outcomes.

Qualified candidates must possess proven management/leadership skills in addition to:

  • Ph.D./Psy.D./MSW with current IL Clinical Psychologist license or LCSW required
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience with this population highly desired
  • Excellent communication (written + oral) skills and PC proficiency

In return for your ability to take charge and drive this vital program, La Rabida offers attractive compensation plus many excellent benefits!

To Apply:

Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator

Mexico City

Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, AC (IMUMI) seeks a Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator.

IMUMI is an NGO that advocates for women in the migration process in the Mexican context, whether they are women living in communities of origin, in transit through Mexico, immigrants residing in Mexico or Mexican migrants in the United States. IMUMI works from a rights-based perspective to ensure that women have the resources to take advantage of the positive aspects of migration, avoid the negative consequences, and remain in their communities of origin should they choose.

IMUMI collaborates with migration and anti-trafficking networks as well as civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to build on migration and anti-trafficking advocacy efforts and to ensure that issues of women are taken into account in these processes1.

Job Description:
The Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator will be hired for a 2 year period beginning in January 2015. The objective of the project is to promote coordinated practices between NGOs and governmental actors in Mexico and the United States to address issues of transnational families, preventing separation and promoting re-unification on either side of the border through policy advocacy, training, community outreach, and technical assistance.
The project aims to encourage better governance by promoting policy solutions to some of the causes of involuntary family separation between Mexico and the United States and legal remedies for families already separated. The project is framed in a regional context, demonstrating the impact on families on both sides of the border that have consequences for social assistance and enforcement agencies in both countries. By focusing on the needs of transnational families, it encourages government agencies to see beyond geo-political borders.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for implementing project activities in conjunction with IMUMI staff and the organizations providing technical assistance for the project. Responsibilities required of the Project Coordinator include:


  • Conduct training for DIF offices at a federal, state and municipal level on practices to assist migrant families including classes that meet CPS requirements and home studies that will support family re-unification efforts.
  • Conduct training with the Foreign Ministry´s regional offices in states with right rates of return migration (Michoacán, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Zacatecas) and with its Mexican consular network.
  • Train US family court judges and social workers through collaboration with ICE, the National
  • Association of Social Workers, and professional and academic organizations in both Mexico and the US.
  • Develop collaborative training with CPS international liaisons in CA, AZ & TX.

Policy Advocacy:

  • Participate in the Secretary of Governance’s working group on return migration and family separation.
  • Attend meetings with the General Direction of Protection within the Foreign Ministry to identify protection policy issues for transnational families.
  • Hold meetings with DIF on a national level to advocate for the creation of a set of national guidelines for attention to families in situations of separation.
  • Provide information to the Migrant Affairs Commissions in the Senate and House of Delegates to identify relevant legislative activities to contribute to the prevention of family separation.
  • Participate in migration networks that address issues of child and family migration including unaccompanied child migrants, child and family detention and Best Interest Determination.

Outreach and Communication:

  • Coordinate videos for public policy advocacy and community education.
  • Coordinate/Produce graphic materials to illustrate sections of the toolkit, to be used for training purposes in communities.
  • Elaborate periodic e-Bulletins with resources, updates, and information.
  • Organize 2 annual regional meetings – bringing together actors to network, identify challenges, and participate in trainings.
  • Conduct joint training sessions with community organizations in communities of origin.
  • Publish articles regarding family separation and its impact in Mexico, social and legal service provision, and policy issues in scholarly or professional journals (US and/or Mexico).

**This is a full-time position, based at IMUMI’s office in Mexico City**


The Project Coordinator will be comfortable working with both government and civil society organizations in the United States and Mexico. S/he should have good knowledge of child welfare issues and child custody laws in both the United States and Mexico, particularly as they pertain to migration issues and immigration laws, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in related issues. The candidate must have experience with public speaking and providing training to community organizations as well as government agencies. Experience in human rights work, especially public policy advocacy in the United States and Mexico, is required. Candidates should be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent oral and written skills in both languages. The Project Coordinator will be motivated, well-organized, collegial, and patient with cultural differences on all levels. He or she must be proactive, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work well independently and as a member of a team.
The candidate should have a background in Social Work, Law, International Relations, or relevant experience in these fields.

Salary and Benefits:
The Project Coordinator will receive a salary that is competitive within the NGO sector in Mexico City. IMUMI will assist in obtaining the necessary work authorization in Mexico, if required.


IMUMI will be hiring for this position in November 2014 to begin in January 2015. We encourage all interested candidates to apply by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) to Please write “Project Coordinator Transnational Families” as the subject of your email. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 24, 2014.

Información en Español

Full-time Psychotherapist

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 clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in Georgia, and have a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have experience working specifically with commercially sexually exploited children and their families, and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 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 references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770

Atlanta GA 30307 (email communication preferred)

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Traumatic Stress Research

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
South Carolina

The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is seeking applications for its NIMH-funded T-32 post-doctoral research training program, Basic & Translational Research Training in Traumatic Stress Across the Lifespan (T32MH018869). This program is in its 27th year of funding. It is anticipated that a minimum of one fellow and up to three fellows will be selected for the 2015-2016 year. The NCVC offers post-doctoral fellowship training for entry level and/or experienced mental health professionals who want to develop the clinical research skills necessary to pursue an independent research career in the field of traumatic stress, with a particular emphasis on civilian trauma. The fellowship is designed to be completed in two years. Stipends are based on NIH-designated levels. Successful applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in clinical science and must hold a doctoral degree in psychology, psychiatry, social work, or similar field.

The NCVC fellowship training program is designed to produce clinical scientists skilled in strategies to investigate the impact of traumatic events upon adults and children. Our comprehensive research training program provides trainees with mentorship, coursework, seminars, mental health treatment experiences, and research training necessary to conduct competent, interdisciplinary, and translational traumatic stress research. All fellows will have a primary NCVC faculty mentor and a co-mentor in a complementary field. Co-mentors will be jointly identified by the fellow and the training faculty, based on training needs, and may include Ph.D.s and M.D.s with a broad range of scientific expertise including (but not limited to) developmental psychopathology, behavioral and molecular genetics, HIV prevention, neuroscience, substance abuse, treatment efficacy, and dissemination and implementation research. The NCVC has a number of major extramurally-funded projects that include national epidemiological studies of exposure to traumatic stressors and risk of mental disorders, gene-environment interaction studies of resilience following exposure to disasters, treatment development and randomized clinical trials (RCTs), and projects addressing translation and dissemination of effective treatments to clinical practice (including mobile and web-based translations).

The NCVC is a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC in Charleston, SC. The affiliation with a strong academic department (ranked 7th in the country for NIH funding across US Departments of Psychiatry) complements the outstanding post-doctoral training available through the NCVC fellowship. NCVC faculty includes 11 doctoral level professionals who are energetic and enthusiastic participants in the fellowship training program. The common interest of the faculty in traumatic stress provides a basis for building strong research programs. All faculty encourage collaboration with fellows within their research. Applicants are encouraged to visit for overviews of the faculty’s research.

Charleston is a beautiful and historic ocean-side city with fun and interesting things to do and see. Beaches, boating, fishing, golf, and other outdoor amenities combine with a strong value of historic and environmental preservation and a relatively low cost of living to produce a wonderful place to live and work. Charleston was named the No. 1 City in the U.S. and Canada in 2013 and 2014 by Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, as well as No. 1 U.S. City for the fourth consecutive year by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Charleston was also voted No. 2 City in the World in 2014 by readers of both Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

Applications must include: a) a letter outlining the basis of your interest in the fellowship and goals for advanced research training in traumatic stress research (inclusive of long term career goals); b) an updated C.V.; c) any p/reprints (minimum of one) you feel would help to demonstrate your research proficiency; and d) a list of 3 names (and contact information) for individuals who may serve as references for your research and work. Please note, we are not asking for letters of recommendation at this time. We may request this information at a later date. In considering research interests and goals for the fellowship training, interested applicants are encouraged to review current NIMH research priorities: We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups, sexual minorities, and from people with disabilities. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


Please electronically email application materials BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 to:
Carla Kmett Danielson, Ph.D., Director of Training

Treatment Assistant Supervisor

Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for a full time Day Treatment Assistant Supervisor. The position will provide clinical supervision and have program management and leadership responsibilities. This individual will be involved in professional development and some training as well has having some individual clinical duties.  This individual will oversee group, family and individual therapy, care coordination and assessment services for children in the Day Treatment Program and their families along with additional Day Treatment Supervisor(s).  This individual will ensure groups are full and classrooms have adequate staffing.
As Assistant Supervisor she or he will supervise interns, supervise some staff, provide group support and coverage, and will carry a small outpatient caseload.  This position shares responsibility for oversight of both the pre-school and elementary Day Treatment Classroom with additional Day Treatment Supervisor(s). This position also helps to oversee clinical documentation practices to meet state and contracted requirements, works with program directors to ensure compliance with legal, ethical and licensing guidelines and requirements, and develops and maintains systems and relationships to secure budgeted utilization for program services.
The Day Treatment Assistant Supervisor participates in program budget development as well as monitoring of revenue and expenses. The Assistant Supervisor will assist in the coordination and implementation of the Day Treatment intern training program which may include curriculum development, individual and group supervision, collaboration with school partners and intern coordinator, and provide clinical training.

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  Board approved supervisor is preferred.  Experience with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families strongly preferred.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision preferred.
  • Experience providing therapeutic groups for children;
  • Experience working with diverse populations;
  • Knowledge of child development and comfort/experience working with children who have experienced trauma, such as abuse/neglect.

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


Family Intervention Specialist

Youth Villages
Various locations

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)


Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Boston, MA

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 We will accept applications on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

Crisis Stabilization Assistant Supervisor

Washburn Center for Children

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.


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