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.

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Traumatic Stress Research

Organization: 
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)
Location: 
South Carolina
Summary: 

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 academicdepartments.musc.edu/ncvc/about_us/faculty_list.htm 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: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-priorities/index.shtml. 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.

Contact: 

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

Treatment Assistant Supervisor

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Summary: 

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.
 

Qualifications: 
  • 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.
 

Contact: 

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.