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 Opportunity in Child & Adolescent Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment

Organization: 
Child & Adolescent Psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent
Summary: 

Applications are being accepted for one (possibly two) post‑doctoral fellowship in community-based trauma treatments for post-Hurricane Sandy recovery focusing on Child and Adolescent populations. Funded as part of a full trauma services grant from NYS Department of Child and Family Services, the position begins September 1, 2014 and is funded through September, 2015.
 

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in related field of Psychology (Clinical, Counseling School-Clinical Combined), experience with childhood trauma, experience in school settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy preferred. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale implementation across numerous schools. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the program including (but not limited to): prevention programming, recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of other psychology trainees, treatment implementation (CBITS & TF-CBT primarily) and data management and analysis, with possible manuscript preparation and publications. This opportunity is a limited grant-funded position and IS NOT part of our APA accredited Child Clinical Fellowship. Candidates must have completed all requirements for doctoral degree and be eligible for a New York State Limited Permit to practice. Groups historically under-represented in Psychology are encouraged to apply.

Contact: 

Salary is $37,500 per annum with full benefits. Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interests and goals, copy of student transcript and minimum of two letters of recommendation to Peter J. D’Amico, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Child & Adolescent Psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent. Please send application materials together in one email to: pdamico@nshs.edu

Director of Evaluation and Research at Judi's House/JAG Institute

Organization: 
Judi's House/JAG Institute
Location: 
Denver, Colorado
Summary: 

Judi’s House is a community-based, nonprofit bereavement center for children and families located in Denver, Colorado. Cofounded
by former NFL quarterback Brian Griese, who lost his own mother to cancer when he was 12, and his wife, Dr. Brook
Griese, a child clinical psychologist, the vision of Judi’s House is a world where no child has to feel alone in grief.
In order to achieve this vision, Judi’s House is committed to providing comprehensive, innovative services for bereaved youth
and families at Judi’s House as well as in school- and community-based bereavement groups throughout metro-Denver and
beyond. Judi’s House is also committed to contributing scholarly knowledge about the diverse needs of the bereaved and the
impact of varied grief support services through an ongoing, collaborative research initiative with the University of Colorado.
By integrating practice, research and community, Judi’s House is in a unique position to create social change around the issue
of childhood bereavement and serve as a national leader in the effort to increase access to effective, individualized care for the
bereaved. Towards this effort, Judi’s House has recently established the JAG Institute, a center of learning focused on
expanding the evaluation, research, training and technology initiatives necessary to successfully disseminate trauma-informed
bereavement programs.


POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Evaluation and Research will support Judi’s House in evaluating the
overall effectiveness of its interventions and programs while monitoring individual differences in the development of grieving
youth and families. This position requires in-depth knowledge of program evaluation, research methods, intervention design
and evaluation in a community-based participatory research setting. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of
Evaluation and Research will guide strategic planning for evaluation and research of Judi’s House programs, determine future
evaluation and research initiatives, and collaborate in disseminating programs through the JAG Institute. The position involves
close collaboration with clinical staff from Judi’s House and academic faculty and staff from both the University of Colorado
Boulder Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate would have specific experience with program evaluation of non-profit organizations, collaborative
evaluation projects, and intervention and outcomes evaluations for preventative programs. Background in evaluation and
research in the areas of grief, bereavement, trauma, child development and/or at-risk youth and families is preferred.


JUDI’S HOUSE ATTRIBUTES & COMPETENCIES
Judi’s House expects to achieve its vision by adhering to 3 core values: RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY, and COMPASSION. Nothing
is more important than having a team of people that incorporate these values and hold each other accountable for living this
culture every day at Judi’s House:
Respect – For each member of the Judi’s House team, all Judi’s House constituents, and their personal role in the organization.
Accountability – Effective members of the Judi’s House team are hard working, dependable, and willing to make appropriate
sacrifices to meet team goals.
Compassion – For the children and families who seek our help. A good fit for Judi’s House is someone who is passionate about
giving back in ways that are meaningful and measurable.
Integrity – Does not cut corners ethically, ever. Earns trust and maintains confidences.
Positive Attitude – High energy and enthusiasm for the work they do. There is nothing this person cannot accomplish with
adequate time and resources.
Intelligence – Demonstrates an ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing environments.
Organized and Efficient– Ability to focus on key priorities and produce results with minimal wasted effort.
Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity & willingness to tackle difficult situations head on.
Communication Skills – Demonstrates high oral and written communication skills in multiple settings. Ability to listen and
understand varying viewpoints.
Humility – A requisite attribute to be a part of creating positive social change.
 

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
Doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, community or school psychology; social work; public health or related field
preferred.
Evidence of scholarship including publications, presentations, and training activities.
Minimum of 5 years of program evaluation and/or research experience.
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES SOUGHT
At least 5 years engaging in program evaluation, data analysis, and research, with experience in all aspects of the
evaluation process, including:

  • Developing research and evaluation questions,
  • Designing evaluation plans
  • Managing data acquisition efforts including collection, entry, cleaning, and production,
  • Database/spreadsheet management,
  • Overseeing data cleaning, recoding, and manipulation
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Compiling and summarizing results for a variety of audiences.
  • Authorships on scholarly products including research reports, white papers, and training syllabi.
  • Personnel management experience including hiring and supervising direct reports (research assistants, students).Strong knowledge of statistics, program assessment, and outcome/impact analysis (statistical software package –
    SPSS).


Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Access preferred.
Strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, with proven ability to communicate information
diplomatically, concisely and professionally with internal and external audiences.
Ability to present complicated data and ideas to multiple audiences in creative, understandable, and easily
consumable ways.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
EVALUATION AND RESEARCH

Work with the Judi’s House Leadership Team and Principal Investigator of the CU Research Initiative to:

  • Develop and implement program evaluation and research studies that examine implementation, effectiveness, and efficiency of various interventions and other programs provided at Judi’s House.
  • Work collaboratively to develop evaluation strategies, ensuring each intervention incorporates outcome measures
    and standardized metrics.
  • Manage data acquisition efforts including data collection, entry, transformation, and cleaning.
  • Ensure that all evaluation and research work is conducted in accordance with documented systems and processes and within professional bounds.
    Participate in data analysis, synthesis, preparation and presentation.
  • Work collaboratively on the preparation and dissemination of scholarly products and training efforts.
  • Complete special evaluation/research projects as needed.


ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Manage department budget and annual evaluation and research plan.
  • Document, implement and innovate systems and processes for successful operation of all aspects of evaluation and
    research.
  • Oversee the management of staffing (including paid, volunteer and interns) to meet daily needs of the evaluation and
    research department.
  • Provide regular evaluation and research reports to ED to provide information for grant development and reporting
    and for general accountability.
     

SUPERVISORY

  • Supervise evaluation and research team.
  • Responsible for ongoing staff development, annual performance evaluations, hiring & termination of staff.
  • Ensure that evaluation and research meetings address issues in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee staff time sheets and leave documents and submit them on a monthly basis.


OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend and participate in team and organizational meetings.
  • Collaborate with Judi’s House staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by ED.
     

 

Contact: 

Please send Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements to HR@judishouse.org. Reference “Director of Evaluation and Research” in subject line.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We are an organization where everyone pitches in to get done what needs to be done. It is the policy of Judi’s House to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.

Child/Adolescent Psychologist

Organization: 
Sanford Health
Location: 
Fargo, North Dakota
Summary: 

Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, is recruiting for a fully rounded Child/Adolescent Psychologist to join the Behavioral Health department. Currently, the department staff consists of five psychologists, five child psychiatrists and two master level triage therapists. TFCBT and an interest in treating younger children are preferred. To learn more about Sanford Health, visit: www.sanfordhealth.org.  Fargo, ND is a thriving, tri-college community of 190,000. High quality elementary and secondary education is a priority. Close proximity to Minnesota lake country offers access to a multitude of four season outdoor activities. To learn more about the Fargo community, visit: www.culturepulse.org and www.fmchamber.com.

Qualifications: 

Eligible Candidates must:
•    Incumbent must possess Doctoral degree from an APA accredited program. Must have completed a 12 month APA approved pre-doctoral internship and one year of post-doctoral supervised clinical practice.
•    Current licensure, or eligible to be licensed, in the state of practice is required.
•    Provides appropriate therapy interventions to patients with defined problems or mental and emotional disorders.
•    Manages her/his practice to ensure a high quality of patient care and to be productive in the Sanford Health.
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a treatment team within MCHS to deliver quality patient care when a treatment team approach to care is indicated.
•    Utilizes appropriate psychological assessments and provides timely and useful interpretations of those assessments to psychiatric colleagues.
•    Seeks peer supervision or consultation with colleagues when progress in patient care is less than expected and when ethical or professional problems emerge in the context of therapy.
•    Demonstrates knowledge in current ethics and professional responsibilities in the profession of psychology. Integrates a high standard of ethical conduct in daily professional work.
 

Contact: 

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Amy Dockter via email at: amy.dockter@sanfordhealth.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


Amy Dockter, Physician Recruiter
Sanford Health Physician Placement
Phone: 701-417-4817
Fax: 701-417-4136
Email: Amy.Dockter@sanfordhealth.org

Trauma Response Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Organization: 
ChildSavers
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

Join our innovative practice.  Our team of dedicated clinicians provides meaningful and impactful counseling to families navigating the challenges of a recent traumatic event.


Established in 2004, ChildSavers’ Trauma Response program is Virginia’s only program devoted to immediate response and preventative mental health counseling for families who have experienced trauma.  This work is possible because of our qualified, talented, dedicated, and diverse team of licensed mental health clinicians.  Using evidence-based interventions we offer preventative mental health counseling to families in the wake of trauma.  Provide youth and families trauma-informed outpatient counseling.  Located in Historic Churchill our beautiful facility offers creative opportunities for clinical intervention including play therapy space, sand tray, and art interventions. Work closely with Richmond Police Department, VCU Health Systems and other partners to provide psychological first aid at the scene of traumatic events in Richmond, VA. 


In addition to a competitive benefits package, our clinicians receive advanced training in trauma-informed clinical practices and have ongoing professional development and training opportunities.
 

Qualifications: 

We invite all Master's level clinicians who currently hold a Virginia clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCP or LPC) to apply. Must possess a passion for working with and an ability to connect with families that have diverse backgrounds. Previous clinical work with children and families is essential. Excellent team work skills is also critical for his position. This position requires providing outpatient counseling as well as outreach and training opportunities to community partners.  

Contact: 

How to Apply
Please send cover letters, completed job applications (available for download), and résumés to:
careers@childsavers.org
 
You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or mail them to:
Linda Whitaker
Vice President, Administration and Human Resources
ChildSavers
200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Download an application
 
ChildSavers is a drug-free workplace.
ChildSavers in an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employees and applicants will be treated without regard to age, sex, color, religion, race, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, legal source of income, or any other status protected by law.
 

Clinical Director for Residential Care (bilingual)

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

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


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

Qualifications: 

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

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

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

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


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


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

 

Clinician

Organization: 
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Location: 
Brookline and Acton, MA
Summary: 

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute has an opening for a part-time, fee-for-service clinician in our Brookline, MA and Acton, MA offices. We are looking for a committed and flexible clinician interested in joining a stimulating and supportive community of professionals, dedicated to serving children, adults and families impacted by trauma & life adversity, and receiving extensive training opportunities to expand their expertise. Clinicians will be working at an internationally recognized center for the assessment and treatment of Traumatic Stress, practicing as part of an intelligent and motivated team of trauma specialists.

Qualifications: 

Eligible Candidates must:
•    Have at least 2 years of post-school/training experience conducting therapy, have worked in an outpatient setting for at least 1 year, and have worked with traumatized families and children
•    Be able to see 12-14 clients per week (approx. 20 hours work) and work at least two evenings
•    Be available to attend team meetings, didactic training and 1 hour of supervision time weekly
•    Be an MA-licensed LISCW, LMHC, Ph.D. or Psy.D. or working toward licensure
•    Formal training and experience using one or more of the following trauma interventions is highly desired: EMDR, DBT, IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, treatment of dissociative disorders, expressive art therapy, AEDP, Attachment Focused Treatment and/or ARC.
•    Bilingual and multicultural clinicians are encouraged to apply

The Trauma Center/MBHC offers you the following:
•    Weekly Supervision with a Trauma Specialist
•    Weekly Clinical Team Meeting
•    State-of-the-Art Training
•    Free and reduced-cost Seminars and Conferences
•    Opportunities for Research
•    Highly skilled Team members
•    Competitive Fee-For-Service Reimbursement

Contact: 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Marla Zucker. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Marla Zucker, Director of Clinical Services at the Trauma Center at the address below, or by email at: mzucker@jri.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

JRI is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

 

Postdoctoral Clinician

Organization: 
ACS-NYU Children’s Trauma Institute
Location: 
New York, NY
Summary: 

The Children's Trauma Institute is an innovative collaboration between the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York University School of Medicine to use trauma-related knowledge in child welfare settings to improve outcomes for children and families. We are currently recruiting for two bilingual Spanish/English clinicians to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Clinicians must be comfortable working in the field/community and traveling via public transportation.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
•    delivering manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings;
•    conducting assessments;
•    coordinating intervention delivery with staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    providing technical assistance and training to staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    assisting with project management and organization;
•    assisting with database management and data analysis; and
•    assisting with papers and presentations.
 

Qualifications: 

Candidates must be license-eligible (PhD or PsyD) and have a limited permit (supervision for licensure is provided). Knowledge of trauma and child welfare is required. Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is desired. Flexibility around work hours, and the ability to work some evenings, is preferred. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills, good problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of the mental health and child welfare systems. Bilingual (English-Spanish) candidates will get strong preference. Database management and strong computer and administrative skills are highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: 

For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at Julie.Chipman@nyumc.org.

Project Clinician

Organization: 
The ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute
Location: 
New York City
Summary: 

The ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute
The Children's Trauma Institute is an innovative collaboration between the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York University School of Medicine to use trauma-related knowledge in child welfare settings to improve outcomes for children and families. We are currently recruiting for two bilingual Spanish/English clinicians to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Clinicians must be comfortable working in the field/community and traveling via public transportation.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
•    delivering manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings;
•    conducting assessments;
•    coordinating intervention delivery with staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    providing technical assistance and training to staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    assisting with project management and organization;
•    assisting with database management and data analysis; and
•    assisting with papers and presentations.
 

Qualifications: 

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, an LCSW and minimum of 5 years post-licensure experience. Knowledge of trauma and child welfare is required. Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is desired.  Flexibility around work hours, and the ability to work some evenings, is preferred. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: 

For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at Julie.Chipman@nyumc.org.
 

Project Manager for Department of Defense (DoD) funded contract to UCLA

Organization: 
UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
Summary: 

The Project Manager for this program will support a virtual training program funded by the US Department of Defense and directed by the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at the UCLA School of Medicine. The Program is designed to connect Family Advocacy Providers and New Parent Support Program staff located at military bases in the US and abroad. The training program will offer self-paced online learning modules about domestic violence, child maltreatment, traumatic stress, and evidence based interventions, as well as opportunities for networking and consulting via an online community.  

The location for this position will be the UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project, including providing overall daily management and coordination with NCCTS, IT, and administrative support staff on all aspects of the project delivery. Project Manager will assist with the development and delivery of training curriculum, IT system development and implementation, coordination of program developers and project support staff.  The Project Manager reports directly to the Program Manager.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Requirements Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience
  • Strong Written communication and verbal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including logistics, scheduling, and multitasking multiple events
  • Solid Problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in writing manuscripts, reports, and other publications for various audiences. Experience, high comfort level and/or good working knowledge of military culture and military family experience
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program (FAP)/New Parent Support Program (NPSP) preferred.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS), collaborative workgroup and reporting tools, including Force.com and Sharepoint.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint
  • Ability to operate personal computers. 
Contact: 

For more information, please contact Dr. Gregory Leskin.

Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Therapist: Child Parent Psychotherapy

Organization: 
Healthy Families Durham/Center for Child & Family Health
Location: 
Durham, NC
Summary: 

The Healthy Families Durham program at the Center for Child & Family Health is seeking applications for the position of Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Therapist. This position works with young children aged birth to 5 and their families who have experienced trauma to provide Child Parent Psychotherapy. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.

Essential Job Functions:
•    Provide clinical services for families of young children who have experienced trauma
•    Provide Child Parent Psychotherapy in clients’ homes in both Spanish and English
•    Document all contacts in client records
•    Attend weekly supervision meetings
•    Work as an active member of the Healthy Families Durham team by attending regular staff meetings, weekly clinical supervision, quarterly HFD planning meetings, in-service trainings, and other meetings as required
•    Perform other duties as required when assigned by supervisor
•    Maintain licensing
•    Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and understanding of the various cultures served
 

Qualifications: 

1.    Masters degree in social work, counseling, or related field and at least two years of experience working with families and young children
2.    Licensed in social work or counseling
3.    Ability to accept personal differences, establish trusting relationships, and work with culturally diverse populations
4.    Proficient in use of Spanish in a clinical setting.
 

Contact: 

Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume via e-mail to karen.carmody@duke.edu
Letter of interest can be addressed to:
Karen A. Carmody, PhD
Center for Child & Family Health
411 West Chapel Hill Street, Suite 908
Durham, NC 27701

Additional information about the Center for Child & Family Health can be found at: www.ccfhnc.org