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Alexander Youth Network provides quality professional treatment to children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. We offer a comprehensive array of children's behavioral healthcare services. We know more than ever about the human brain and the ways that maltreatment and abuse impact its development during childhood when is growing most rapidly. We have the ability to assess which parts of a child’s brain have been most impacted by maltreatment. We understand what it takes to heal different parts of the brain. Traditional treatment methods impact one region of the brain. At Alexander Youth Network, we are developing innovative strategies to impact more hard-to-reach regions of the brain. The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) is a developmentally-informed, biologically-respectful approach to working with at-risk children. Developed by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy, the NMT is not a specific therapeutic technique or intervention; it is a way to organize the child’s history and current functioning to optimally inform the therapeutic process. Our programs and services include: Diagnostic and Outpatient services, Community Based Services (such as MST, Day Treatment, and Therapeutic Foster Care) and our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.
Alexander provides a continuum of services to children and families that covers most treatment intensity levels from one step down from inpatient hospitalization to periodic outpatient therapy and/or medication management.
We are looking for Qualified Professionals, Clinicians, LPCs, LCSWs, and Counselors to work in various capacities. Please visit our website at alexanderyouthnetwork.org for individual job opportunities and job-specific qualifications. Alexander Youth Network offers services for children and families in Charlotte, Shelby, Dallas, Fayetteville, Spindale, Southern Pines, Gastonia, and Hickory.
The Peacock Foundation works with high risk and at risk youth through out Los Angeles and Orange County. We provide an 8 week introduction to therapy program that educated those most in need about access to Mental Health and work to break down negative schemas about therapy. To increase our rapport and effectiveness with have developed animal assisted interventions into our program. We require a 16 week commitment for training and program facilitation. We interview 2 times a year and are always accepting applications.
Full time LCSW or LPC to provide comprehensive mental health services to very young children and their families including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and Family and Child Therapy. Clientele includes children with emotional and behavioral problems, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with toddlers and preschool aged children. The Children’s Center is also a partner with the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) so clinicians at The Center are able to participate in national trainings focused on the use of evidenced based treatments for early childhood trauma. Extensive training and supervision provided.
• Utah licensure as LCSW or LPC
• Clinical experience with children ages birth-eight years and their families
• Experience using evidence based interventions for childhood trauma
• 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
Competitive salary and benefits. Exciting opportunity for training in the treatment of childhood trauma. The Children’s Center is a private, non profit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum. We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, as well as therapeutic preschool services.
Send resumes to Eve Smith, LCSW by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1981, KIDSAFE CT (KIDSAFE) based in Vernon, Conn., is a private nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. KIDSAFE’s mission is to develop and provide programs that address the early intervention, prevention and the treatment of child abuse and neglect.
The organization is governed by a dedicated and diverse group of 12 board members and has an operating budget of just under $900,000. Fourteen full- and seven part-time employees provide a variety of services to almost 800 families annually. KIDSAFE is among the ten largest Exchange Club child abuse prevention centers in the country and one of the oldest. Current services include Family Enrichment Services, Mentoring, Counseling, Vernon Juvenile Review Board (JRB), Community Support for Families (CSF), Youth drop in center and outreach programs, Supervised visitation, Parenting education, Vernon Community Plan.
The current executive director, Angela Atwater, is retiring after more than 15 years of service. Under her leadership, KIDSAFE has become a highly regarded children and family services nonprofit that is known for quality programs and acclaimed for its willingness to collaborate with other organizations for the benefit of clients and the greater community good. At the same time, as is true for many nonprofits, KIDSAFE has struggled to maintain adequate funding levels to support programs. Its major funder, DCF, cut funding several years ago after the economic downturn, causing KIDSAFE to downsize. Since then, KIDSAFE has rebounded remarkably, initiating new services and leading a successful effort to fund implementation of the Vernon Community Plan.
After completing an organizational assessment, KIDSAFE leaders anticipate organizational priorities for the new executive director will include:
• Strategic planning and visioning
• Operational planning
• Diversified fundraising
• Strategic leadership and governance
• Staff leadership
• Ensuring that KIDSAFE continues to be an effective and highly regarded community collaborator and partner.
The Ideal Candidate
KIDSAFE’s new executive director will be a proven leader and a seasoned nonprofit generalist with outstanding relationship-building and fundraising skills. Demonstrated success supporting boards to govern strategically and a strong background in staff leadership are essential. He or she should enjoy developing relationships and partnerships, facilitating projects and programs that build organizational as well as community capacity. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate for KIDSAFE’s mission, a strategic thinker and planner, able to inspire board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for KIDSAFE’s future while leading the ongoing work of the organization. Master’s degree in related field required; equivalent education and experience will be considered.
This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Janna Pedersen. For complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/kidsafe.
KIDSAFE CT, an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and encourages those under-represented in nonprofit leadership to apply.
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the national coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of Program Manager for its Training and Implementation Program. The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. The NCCTS, co-located at UCLA and Duke University, leads the coordination of NCTSN activities through multiple program areas, and provides support and facilitation for collaborations across the Network’s 79 funded centers, 90 Affiliate members, and multiple external partners. Visit www.NCTSN.org for more organizational information.
The Program Manager will provide overall project management for the development and implementation of training initiatives aimed at increasing the uptake of evidence-based child mental health practices into agencies and communities around the country. This full-time position will be a Duke University employee based in Durham, NC and require occasional travel across the country (average of 4-5 nights out of town per month).
This position oversees the day-to-day management of training initiatives including developing and maintaining a project management system, planning and coordinating off-site training sessions and conference calls, and documenting training activities. This position also provides assistance in the development and implementation of a curriculum aimed at training agencies to lead their own Learning Collaboratives -- a quality improvement training methodology. For more on the Learning Collaborative methodology and its use in disseminating child mental health practices, see: http://www.nctsn.org/nctsn_assets/pdfs/NCCTS_Guidelines_for_Conducting_a_Learning_Collaborative.pdf
This position will be 12-months in duration with the potential to extend based on the availability of project funding.
· Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, public health, healthcare management or administration).
· Experience managing complex, multi-site projects, including the development and maintenance of electronic project management and reporting systems.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience drafting professional reports.
· Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft desktop programs including Powerpoint and Excel.
· Experience facilitating face-to-face and virtual meetings (developing agendas and assigning action items).
· Knowledge of and experience applying quality improvement concepts is desirable.
· Other abilities include strong initiative and problem-solving skills, meticulous attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced collaborative setting and to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Perform all activities related to the coordination and management of training initiatives including design and maintenance of project management systems, development of tasks lists and schedules, organization of project materials, communication with training faculty and participants, documentation of project activities (e.g., providing written summaries of calls and meetings).
· Coordinate and manage communications for conference calls; help facilitate calls.
· Develop marketing materials and handouts for training initiatives; assist with the development of call and meeting agendas.
· Assist with the development and management of collaborative web (intranet) sites.
· Cull through existing internal and external training tools, exercises, etc. to develop a resource database of successful training activities.
· Provide technical assistance/coaching (virtual and through site visits) to training participants on use of the Learning Collaborative model.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé via e-mail to:
Nick Tise, Duke University
Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. For additional information, reference Duke Position Requisition # 400711948 at http://www.hr.duke.edu//jobs/apply/external.php
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the national coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of Improvement Advisor for its Training and Implementation Program. The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. The NCCTS, co-located at UCLA and Duke University, leads the coordination of NCTSN activities through multiple program areas, and provides support and facilitation for collaborations across the Network’s 79 funded centers, 90 Affiliate members, and multiple external partners. Visit www.NCTSN.org for more organizational information.
The Improvement Advisor will provide leadership in the area of quality improvement activities related to the uptake of evidence-based child mental health practices into agencies and communities around the country. This full-time position will be a Duke University employee based in Durham, NC and require occasional travel across the country (average of 2 nights out of town per month).
The overall objectives of this position will be to design, oversee, offer technical assistance, and document improvement measures and strategies for learning collaboratives—a training platform designed to foster clinical and implementation competence in evidence-based mental health practices. The improvement efforts led by this position will focus on using the Learning Collaborative (LC) methodology to impact the uptake of best practices in child trauma evidence-based treatments. For more on the Learning Collaborative methodology and its use in disseminating child mental health practices, see:
Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. healthcare administration or public health with quality/systems emphasis, psychology, human factors experience).
- Knowledge of and experience applying quality improvement methodology and tools.
- Understanding of evidence-based mental health practice (prefer experience in the child trauma field).
- Experience developing and analyzing evaluation measures.
- Working knowledge of basic statistics, data analysis, and graphical displays of information.
- Demonstrated success working with agency leaders/ administrators to impact agency activities/ procedures.
- Prefer experience training and/ or developing educational materials aimed at adult learners.
- Must be capable of consulting and working collaboratively with individuals with diverse professional backgrounds and roles.
- Other abilities include strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to encourage change and stimulate innovative thinking under adverse conditions and short deadlines.
- Work with LC faculty to develop improvement measures (“monthly metrics”).
- Design data collection procedures and reports.
- Help LC participants and faculty apply metrics to improve practice.
- Provide training and coaching in quality improvement strategies and make sure that strategies used are adequately documented.
- Facilitate sessions composed of agency leaders, using quality improvement strategies to address issues around sustainability of evidence-based practices.
- Develop, administer, and analyze results of process and outcome evaluation tools.
- Provide assistance in report preparation.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé via e-mail to:
Nick Tise, Duke University
Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. For additional information, reference Duke Position Requisition # 400711751 at http://www.hr.duke.edu//jobs/apply/external.ph
ANDRUS is seeking a talented, self-motivated, curious and hard-working professional to join our residential program for girls. Clinical social workers are key members of the clinical team, and are primarily responsible for the children and families on their caseload. This responsibility means compiling a thorough history and assessment of the children and family through varied means, developing a comprehensive treatment plan along with the entire treatment team, leading and facilitating the team’s efforts to assist the children and families’ growth and change, and providing innovative treatment approaches both with the individual children and with the family when able.
The clinical social worker provides individual, family, and group therapy using a range of therapeutic models and techniques. She or he maintains accurate and timely paperwork, monitors and leads the treatment plan review process and is an active and involved member of the campus teams. She or he is responsible for providing clinical practices that are highly effective, and participate in the ongoing acquisition of knowledge, a core commitment of both the agency and the department.
The clinical social worker is also responsible for successfully representing the agency at ongoing meetings, to include CSE reviews, treatment planning conferences, court hearings, and other professionally related events. Excellent communication with children, families and school districts is a must.
It is required that the candidate possess an LCSW. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong skills in a variety of software applications, and strong organizational skills. Clinical experience with trauma-informed treatment is a must. Valid driver’s license in good standing required. Applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
All interested and qualified candidates please send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirement to ANDRUS HR-JP Department, 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email to email@example.com or fax to 914-965-3883.
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We are recruiting a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) to join the Mental Health Team of our hospital-based Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Our program is a Category III Center of the NCTSN and has offices in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA. The LCSW reports to the Mental Health Director and is a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical psychologists, psychology postdoctoral fellows, case managers, pediatricians, and forensic interviewers. He/she will provides evidence-based treatments to traumatized children and caregivers. The primary treatment modalities are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The LCSW also will conduct parenting capacity evaluations of caregivers. Active collaboration with clinical staff and other multidisciplinary team members are important components of the position. There also is the opportunity for appointment on the EVMS Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics faculty, for participation in research, and for program development activities.
A Masters of Social Work is required. Candidate must also be eligible for licensure in Virginia as an LCSW. Experience in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults is desirable, as is experience working with maltreated children and their families. Forensic knowledge is a plus. Successful candidates will be team players with excellent time management and communication skills.
The application can be found and submitted online at http://www.chkd.org/Careers/.
Area/Program Focus: Board-certified/eligible child abuse pediatrician to develop evidence-based initiatives and create new knowledge regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of child abuse.
Job Summary: This clinician-researcher will be expected to provide direct clinical care to children who have been maltreated; be an active participant in the education of pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty; as well as collaborate with other Penn State faculty on projects involving the assessment, treatment, and study of children who have been victims of abuse.
Areas of Supervision: Child Abuse clinicians
Reports to: Director of the Center for the Protection of Children
The successful candidate will have a M.D. or D.O.; be American Board of Pediatrics board certified or board-eligible in child abuse; and have valid clinical licensure.
Open rank faculty position (tenured, tenure-eligible, or non-tenure track)
The Child Abuse pediatrician is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, retirements, life and disability insurance.
Dr. Benjamin Levi, Child Psychologist Search Committee, Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, c/o Patricia Verdon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and supporting information (reprints, preprints, license, letters from three references and child abuse clearances).
The CARES Institute at the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking a Licensed Ph.D. or Psy.D. for a full time faculty position in clinical or counseling psychology, with experience in the field of child abuse and possessing strong clinical, leadership, training and research skills. The ideal candidate would have interest and/or experience with the implementation of Trauma-focused CBT and demonstrated skills writing grants and publishable work. Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, contribute to training efforts and work collaboratively with a team of dedicated medical and mental health child abuse professionals with respect to training, research, programmatic and service delivery efforts.
The CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute celebrates 25 years as an internationally recognized Center for Excellence. CARES is made up of an outstanding team of over 40 child abuse professionals serving the medical and mental health needs of children who have suffered child abuse or neglect. The Institute also conducts cutting edge research and offers multidisciplinary state of the art training. The faculty member sought will join this very successful team in furthering the CARES mission to develop, implement, disseminate and evaluate CARES’ evidence based treatment services.
The CARES Institute and the University of Medicine & Dentistry, School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) campus is perfectly located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area approximately 8 miles from center city Philadelphia, 1 hour from the beach, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Washington, DC. As New Jersey's foremost network of academic health centers that includes eight schools on five campuses, UMDNJ ranks among the top 100 research universities in the country. UMDNJ offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including on-site fitness center. Please note that the Stratford Campus is a tobacco free workplace.