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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Faculty Position

CARES Institute
Stratford, New Jersey

The Child Abuse Research Education and Service (CARES) Institute at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking a Licensed PhD, PsyD, or EdD. 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 in one or more abuse-related areas, such as the implementation of trauma-focused CBT, co-developed by CARES co-founder Esther Deblinger, PhD, forensic evaluations of abuse allegations, working with parents and the treatment of child sexual behavior problems. Demonstrated skills writing grants and publishable work are also desirable. Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to trainees, contribute to training efforts and work collaboratively with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of child abuse professionals with respect to training, research, programmatic and service delivery efforts.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit Rowan University’s website to apply for the position: For more information about the CARES Institute, visit Salary is competitive, secure and accompanied by a full benefits package. Our clinical campus is located approximately 8 miles from center city Philadelphia, 1 hour from the beach and 2 hours from New York City. The cost of living is quite reasonable and public schools are excellent. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Assistant Director, Service Systems Program

UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Los Angeles

The UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) seeks to fill a full-time position for an Assistant Director for the Service Systems Program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). The Assistant Director will be responsible for working with the Director of the Service Systems Program to coordinate and assist with the management of initiatives in the Service Systems Program. S/he will support the development of a dissemination, evaluation, and training plan/package for Service Systems products across a number of child-serving systems (e.g., schools, juvenile justice, child welfare). S/he will also provide support to the Service Systems program by assisting with the staffing of collaborative groups, assisting with the logistics for the Child Welfare Practice Labs, and supporting online course development. The Assistant Director will also work with the Director of the Service Systems Program to integrate program initiatives with other programs in the NCTSN, including training and implementation.



Presentations & Trainings
•    Support the development of a dissemination plan for Service Systems products.
•    Conduct presentations and trainings for service systems professionals (e.g., juvenile justice, schools).
•    Develop an evaluation plan for Service Systems products.
•    Consultation on issues related to child traumatic stress to other systems/organizations
Project Support to Service Systems Program
•    Assist with logistics for Child Welfare Practice Labs.
•    Staff support to collaborative groups.
•    Support online course development.
Program Integration
•    Work with Service Systems Program Director to integrate program initiatives with other programs in the NCTSN, including training and implementation.
•    Assist with the development of a “training package” for Service Systems products.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Expert presentation and training experience
•    Frequent travel
•    Experience working with professionals in child-serving systems (e.g., schools, juvenile justice, child welfare)
•    Ability to develop training and educational materials on a variety of topics related to child traumatic stress, particularly related to child-serving systems
•    Experience with dissemination and evaluation methods and models
•    Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with diverse groups of people in order to accomplish tasks and/or meet goals and objectives
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Masters degree in psychology or related field (preferred)



Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Preston Finley at This is a full-time position at UCLA, with benefits.

Program Manager

Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support
New Haven, CT

Clifford Beers is a mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater New Haven area. Our focus is on working with children who have experienced trauma — things like abuse, neglect, witnessing community violence, and loss of a loved one.

At CBC, we believe that in order to best care for a child, it is necessary to consider and, where appropriate, treat not just the child but the entire family. If we work with a child but place him or her back with a family that is struggling for one or more reasons, what progress can the child truly make? Thus, care may involve working with one or more additional family members, reviewing the family’s basic needs issues, or connecting with the child’s school and teachers. In this way we can best remove barriers to healing and help the child pursue a healthy, resilient and happy life.

Our mission is to provide accessible community-based mental health services and advocacy that promote healthy and resilient lives for children and families.

Our nationally recognized programs and multi-disciplinary approach to therapy have made us a leader since our founding in 1913. In fact, we are one of the oldest community-based nonprofit outpatient mental health clinics in America.

Offering a wide variety of programs and services – from individual, group and family therapy to providing a family with complete wraparound care – the Clinic strives to ensure that children and families in our community can thrive.

HONORS (Homes Obtaining Nurturance, Opportunities, Recovery and Support) is designed to meet the unique needs of military families. Military families are strong and resilient but face challenges in the form of deployments, separations, and transitions when family members return from service. We can help. HONORS services include individual and family therapy as well as support groups for families and children. evaluating program staff. Facilitating effective communication among program staff, management, and internal and external customers to ensure seamless service Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development Tracking Program expenses and income to ensure viability of services Supervising and evaluating interns, fellows, residents, and graduate student(s) in their daily responsibilities – or delegating this function Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities Participating in community and Program


General Description/ Position Summary:

Direct and coordinate day-to-day operations of assigned program. Under general supervision this position is responsible for implementing programmatic and administrative policies and procedures to attain program goals and to ensure quality delivery of services for clients and families. Specific oversight will include Satellite offices and military family population.

Essential Functions include, but not limited by: Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan Providing direct patient care, as needed Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and State training activities to promote individual professional growth and development Collaborating in the development of treatment plans, clinical evaluations, case referrals to provide the most appropriate interventions Performing other related and appropriate duties as directed

Candidate profile Licensed behavioral health practitioner with at least 3 years clinical and organizational supervisory and research experience. Knowledge of and interest in program development and evidence-based practices. Demonstrated proficiency with current office and electronic health records technology. Knowledge of and experience with Military population. Must have valid Driver’s license.


Please send inquiries to

Mental Health Professional

The El Paso Child Guidance Center

The El Paso Child Guidance Center is an expanding, energetic child and family outpatient clinic looking to hire a full time, fully licensed mental health professional including LPC, LCSW, or LMFT, who is fluent in English and Spanish to join a multidisciplinary team.

The position will include:

  • Providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adults and families developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Participating in weekly clinical staffing with clinical team members
  • Work at least 18 hours a week of direct service time, not including staffings, supervision, and other administrative time as assigned.
  • Participate in community relations tasks, as assigned, including community education.
  • Participate in continuing education to develop and refine clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Provide court testimony as needed.
  • Liaison with other agencies, schools, community services on behalf of Center clients and their families

Ongoing training opportunities are also available. Salary is negotiable. If interested, please fax your resume to 915-562-1993, or email Tim Mendoza, LPC-S at

Vice President of Aftercare

International Justice Mission
Washington, DC

International Justice Mission is seeking a visionary leader to provide strategic oversight to IJM’s Global Aftercare operations, developing innovative strategies to transform partner country aftercare services and ensuring that IJM’s clients are restored to health and wholeness.

This position is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area and reports to the Senior Vice President of Justice Operations.



  • Inspire the global team with a compelling vision for the transformation of partner country aftercare services and the restoration of IJM’s clients; • Align the global team around core strategies and best practices;
  • Provide direct personal leadership and mentorship to an HQ-based team of Aftercare Specialists and program management personnel;
  • Provide thought leadership to global aftercare stakeholders regarding the successful restoration of victims of violent abuse;
  • Build collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations and government leaders, resulting in improved care for IJM clients and other survivors of violence;
  • Partner with global teams to develop programs that assist partner governments in the transformation of their aftercare services for survivors of violent abuse;
  • Collaborate with IJM’s evaluation specialists to develop innovative strategies to measure the progress and outcomes of system-focused programs;
  • Develop innovative strategies, partnerships, and global best practices that continually improve the quality of IJM’s aftercare to individual clients;
  • Develop world class metrics to monitor the services and track the outcomes for IJM’s global aftercare program;
  • Collaborate with other IJM leaders to develop creative solutions to challenges and problems;
  • Lead the assessment of potential new locations and projects with respect to aftercare; and
  • Provide spiritual leadership to the Global Aftercare team.

Program Management and Support

  • Collaborate with the Global Aftercare team to develop and implement training and mentoring programs for IJM’s field office aftercare staff and partner agency staff worldwide;
  • Provide technical expertise in the design and implementation of special projects with IJM’s aftercare partners, including, but not limited to, partner aftercare homes and community-based aftercare partners;
  • Monitor and evaluate IJM’s aftercare programs;
  • Represent the Aftercare Department in leadership and organizational strategy meetings;
  • Develop and manage the strategic and annual work plans for IJM Global Aftercare;
  • Manage the Aftercare Department budget; and
  • Support the Strategic Partnerships team in engaging potential individual and institutional donors.

Travel Requirements

  • This position requires approximately 2-3 weeks of domestic and international travel per quarter.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in social service administration, building and leading teams of professionals that work collaboratively across disciplines to reach common goals;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in social service administration, managing and/or influencing teams of professionals across disciplines to reach common goals;
  • Graduate degree in social work, psychology, or human service field;
  • State license to practice social work/psychology;
  • Significant experience in restoration of trauma survivors into sustainable living situations with preference to experience in low-resource areas;
  • Significant experience designing, monitoring and evaluating aftercare programs in low-resource areas;
  • Strong public speaking presence and excellent writer; and
  • Experience in clinical social work or clinical psychology preferred, treating chronic trauma, including survivors of sexual abuse.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Effective leader;
  • Result oriented;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and influence situations without line authority;
  • Patient; works well under stress;
  • Personable; sustained positive attitude;
  • Diplomatic and flexible; and
  • Professional in demeanor.

The Mission

The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document to

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Aftercare Specialist, Child Sexual Abuse

International Justice Mission
Washington, DC

International Justice Mission (IJM) is seeking a Spanish-speaking Aftercare Specialist for Child Sexual Abuse to support IJM Field Offices in providing aftercare to survivors of child sexual abuse and in the development of programs to increase the effectiveness of host country aftercare providers in aftercare service delivery. The qualified candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in the field of social work, counseling, or child protection; including two years’ experience successfully leading and managing teams of professionals. Successful candidates will have experience working with victims of child sexual assault and their families; experience working in the developing world with cross cultural teams; and preferably have experience developing and implementing training programs for aftercare providers. The Aftercare Specialist, Child Sexual Abuse is based at IJM Headquarters in the Washington, DC area. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Aftercare and works in close collaboration with the Regional Vice Presidents and Field Office Directors.


Field Office Aftercare Support

  • Collaborate with Field Office Leadership and facilitate the development of comprehensive aftercare policies, procedures and best practices to ensure IJM’s worldwide aftercare interventions are conducted in an effective, professional and ethical manner;
  • Develop basic and advanced training modules to equip IJM’s Field Office aftercare personnel worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to execute aftercare interventions in accordance with IJM policies, procedures and best practices;
  • Train IJM Field Office aftercare staff to ensure aftercare workers have the skills and knowledge necessary to execute aftercare interventions in accordance with IJM best practices;
  • Ensure Field Office aftercare workers have specialized resources necessary to conduct aftercare interventions in an effective and ethical manner and are trained in their use; and
  • Coordinate closely with Director of Contingency to ensure that risks arising from Field Office aftercare interventions are closely monitored and minimized.

Aftercare Professionalism

  • Assist Field Offices in developing critical relationships with host country aftercare leaders as needed; and
  • Develop and provide 1 – 5 day topical trainings to host country aftercare workers.

Assessment & Evaluation

  • Participate in assessment teams evaluating potential new sites for IJM expansion.

Bridge Building

  • Maintain a close network of relationships and build strategic partnerships with leaders in key international, national, and local aftercare organizations, associations and related NGOs; and
  • Represent and communicate IJM’s mission and activities to aftercare organizations, churches, fellowships, ministries, and the media.

Travel Requirements

  • The position is based at IJM Headquarters in Washington, DC, but requires 12 – 16 weeks of travel to the developing world per year. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master of social work or equivalent degree;
  • Proficient fluency in Spanish in both oral and written communication;
  • At least three years’ experience in the field of social work, counseling, or child protection;
  • Experience working with victims of child sexual assault and their families;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in successfully leading and managing teams of aftercare professionals;
  • Experience building teams, mentoring and coaching aftercare workers, creatively assessing information, mobilizing aftercare teams, and communicating in cross-cultural environments;
  • Experience working in the developing world required; experience developing and implementing aftercare capacity building programs preferred.

Critical Qualities

  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities;
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s goals;
  • Patient, works well under stress;
  • Personable; sustained positive attitude;
  • Diplomatic and flexible;
  • Professional demeanor and written and oral communication;
  • Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural and cross-religious setting; and
  • Effective team player and leader.

The Mission

The mission of International Justice Mission is to protect the poor from violence by rescuing victims, bringing the criminals to justice, restoring survivors to safety and strength, and helping local law enforcement build a safe future that lasts.

Upload Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith* in one document to

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

Executive Director

Mount Saint Vincent
Denver, Colorado

Lead our team in changing young lives by providing help and hope, one child at a time.

Mount Saint Vincent (MSV) is a Denver, Colorado-based treatment center for children aged 5 to 12 who face severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to trauma, mental illness, abuse, or neglect. The agency specializes in delivering behavioral health services to children and their families, helping children reach their full potential within their homes, schools, and communities.

As a member of SCL Health, a multi-state, not-for-profit, faith based health system with more than 13,600 associates and $2.4 billion in net revenue, we’re seeking an Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors of MSV and the COO of SCL Health, and is responsible for the effective administration, management, and direction of MSV. Principal responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Promoting and reinforcing through leadership behaviors the Mission, Vision and Core Values of MSV to all clients, employees, members of governance, and strategic partners.
  • Ensuring that Mount Saint Vincent’s image, mission and capabilities are clearly and positively communicated and understood, with particular emphasis on trauma informed care and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics that distinguishes MSV.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the changing demographics, needs and expectations of children and families and the child welfare system, thus ensuring that MSV anticipates and adapts to same.
  • Demonstrating understanding and skill with operating and financial metrics, including the preparation of realistic, progressive budgets and interacting with leadership team to achieve plans that strengthen the financial health of the organization.

Requirements include an advanced degree, plus 10+ years of relevant experience as a senior leadership member (COO, VP of Operations, Clinical Director, etc.). You’ll also possess a sophisticated understanding of trauma informed care and learning in a like organization, experience managing a growing human services operation, and the ability to develop complementary services to expand the scope of MSV, experience working with and exploiting the knowledge and engagement of a highly involved Board, solid financial acumen and a vested interest in the kids - it’s all about the kids.

Competitive compensation, relocation assistance, and benefits are provided. For confidential consideration, please email your resume to:

Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.

Apply online here.

Senior Vice President of Programs

Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII)
Los Angeles, CA

The Senior Vice President, Programs directs the success and growth of the behavioral/mental health, child welfare, youth development and family support services offered by this $65 million social services agency. This executive oversees implementation of many programmatic aspects of CII’s Business Plan, including implementing the CII Integrated Services Model across multiple sites throughout Greater Los Angeles. Serving as chief clinical officer for the organization, this leader participates in the development of organizational philosophy and the implementation of treatment programs, including program quality and the effective integration of all program components. The SVP manages a budget of approximately $28-30 million and serves as a member of the executive team to lead the agency-wide long-and short-term planning process and participates in the overall strategic leadership of the organization

  • Advanced degree in Psychology, Social Work or Marriage and Family Therapy required, as well as current licensure in one of these fields.


Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A minimum of 10 years of clinical program leadership experience, preferably within a community-based youth services organization.
  • In-depth programmatic knowledge of the behavioral health, child welfare and youth development fields, including the latest research, service models and policy developments highly desired.
  • Proven experience leading efficient and sustainable nonprofit operations.
  • Sound financial management skills to develop and control department budgets and service contracts.
  • Extensive experience with contract negotiation, acquisition and management, and the ability to work successfully at local and federal levels with funders and government agencies.
  • Ability to manage and motivate several hundred employees through other managers and supervisors, preferably across multiple locations.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment with external audits is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, in high-need urban environments, with sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • A keen understanding of CII’s mission and treatment philosophy.

To apply, send a resume to Shai Phillips via email at:

Mental Health Clinician

CARES Institute
Stratford, NJ

Join a multidisciplinary team committed to developing and providing the highest caliber evidenced-based clinical services.  Under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, PhD, co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, PhD, responsibilities include assessment and treatment for children and parents impacted by abuse and other traumas.  Applicants may have additional opportunities to contribute to training, supervision of postdoctoral fellows, and professional development events.  NJ licensed or license-eligible Psychologists with a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in psychology are welcome to apply.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 



Please apply on-line at  Reference job #15SS4998528.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.