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 or by fax at (310) 235-2612.



Richmond, VA

ChildSavers invites licensed mental health clinicians to join our outpatient mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater Richmond Area. We pride ourselves on our experience in play therapy and trauma-informed care. Our therapists utilize creative interventions including expressive art, play, sand tray, and movement. We provide supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices.   Competitive compensation package is provided.

We invite all Master's level clinicians who currently hold a Virginia clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCP or LPC) to apply.  Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Previous outpatient experience required for part-time positions. Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

About Us

Located in a historic building at the top of Church Hill overlooking Shockoe Bottom, ChildSavers is proudly celebrating its 90th year serving children and families of Richmond with our diverse workforce. We seek to provide comprehensive mental health and childhood development services that holistically embrace the needs of children and those who care for and educate them. Come be a part of our team and make a difference in the life of a child.


How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and application to:

Linda Whitaker
Vice President for Administration and Human Resources
200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or e-mail to

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Child/Adolescent Psychologist

Sanford Health
Fargo, North Dakota

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:  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:


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.


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

Amy Dockter, Physician Recruiter
Sanford Health Physician Placement
Phone: 701-417-4817
Fax: 701-417-4136

Research Associate

NYU Child Study Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Research Associate for Child Traumatic Stress will be responsible for providing research support for programs and projects related to childhood trauma in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This position will support two federal grants that are funding efforts to bring trauma-informed practices to child welfare programs in New York and around the country. The Research Associate’s tasks will involve working both internally with Department staff and externally with providers, family members and other stakeholders in the community. This position is available to those with at least a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field, including those who are seeking research experience prior to applying to doctoral programs. Applicants should also have a background in research methods, knowledge and/or interest in child welfare and mental health, and flexible hours for scheduling.


College graduate with a B.A. or M.A. in psychology, social work, public health or related field. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work independently on multiple tasks, are required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Power Point, is required. A minimum commitment of two years is required and placement in position may not exceed three years.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing support to the Principal Investigators, Department staff and project stakeholders regarding overall project functioning and goals.
  • Actively participating in team meetings, providing input on project-related activities, responding to challenges, and conducting follow-up as needed.
  • Organizing data and preparing materials for presentations and publications.
  • Drafting, editing and proofing of grant proposals, quarterly/annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Setting up and managing research databases.
  • Assisting with data collection, management and analyses.
  • Coordinating communication with dissemination sites.
  • Assisting with grant purchases and payments to consultants and subcontractors.
  • Tracking grant expenses.
  • Working with the Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) and assisting with IRB applications and reports.
  • Working with Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) and other Medical Center grant support offices.
  • Reading and summarizing relevant scientific literature for Department staff.
  • Contributing to the preparation of articles and presentations on research outcomes.
  • Arranging meetings and developing meeting materials as needed.

The candidate will spend a small amount of effort on program management and organization, including ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.


Please email your cover letter and CV to and specify the position for which you are applying.

New York University Langone Medical Center is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.ncluding ordering supplies, scheduling travel and meetings, managing meeting agendas and minutes, communicating with project stakeholders, copying and filing, as necessary.

Faculty Position

Kennedy Krieger Institute & Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health invite applications for a mid-career faculty member with expertise in the field of child traumatic stress.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral disorders.  It is a research, clinical, and educational institute with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals.  Faculty members at Kennedy Krieger hold academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and are international leaders in their respective fields.  The position will be primarily based at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Family Center. The Family Center is a clinical and academic program that delivers evidence-based treatment to children who have experienced acute and/or complex psychological trauma. The Family Center serves over 1000 patients each year.

This position represents a unique opportunity to interface between Kennedy Krieger, a non-profit research and clinical institute and Johns Hopkins University.  This position includes a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins with all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a faculty member. The academic rank will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements.  Excellent benefits for faculty members include college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for coursework at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute. 

The successful candidate will be an individual with a durable track record of securing extramural funding and will also be a licensed clinician with evidence of program development.  Clinical license could be in the field of psychiatry, psychology or related field.



Applicants should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of academic interests, and 3) contact information of four professional references to Ms. Tina Schmitt, HR Recruitment Manager -

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.

UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston
Houston, TX

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 Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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


Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Child Study Center (CSC)
NYU Langone Medical Center

The Child Study Center (CSC) is seeking a Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Stress, Trauma and Resilience Center.  This will be a two year position for a candidate who has completed their pre-doctoral internship in psychology.  The Post-Doc will participate in supervision with licensed Psychologists and other faculty members in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  The position begins July 2015.

Salary: year one = $41,000   year two = $43,000


•    Candidate must have already completed a pre-doctoral internship in psychology

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The Post-Doc in Trauma at the CSC will be involved in 3 categories of activities:

1-    Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) – Supervisor: Adam Brown
        TST is a systems oriented approach to training organizations that provide care to traumatized youth and families. TST is both a clinical and organizational model, which is currently being disseminated nationally in mental health, child welfare, and school based settings.

  • Receive training in the Trauma Systems Therapy model
  • Participate in 2 federally funded projects to create trauma informed child welfare systems
  • Participate as a member of the TST Development team including contributing to the development and dissemination of TST
  • Co-lead TST trainings and provide ongoing consultation to agencies implementing TST

2-    Clinical role in the Faculty Group Practice (FGP) - Supervisor: Adam Brown, and other faculty within the FGP as appropriate

  • Be an active member of the Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Treatment (START) team in FGP:
  • Screening, assessment and treatment for trauma referrals
  • Active member of the community crisis response team
  • Provide assessment and treatment for a variety of patient referrals (not-trauma specific) in the FGP

3-    Evaluation – Supervisor: Bonnie Kerker

  • Take the lead, under supervision, of a small evaluation project within the trauma team. Such projects might include (but would not be limited to):
  • A psychometric study of a trauma-related instrument.
  • The modification and testing of a trauma-related instrument for a specific sub-population.
  • The evaluation of TST or other trauma-related interventions at a specific site.
  • Assist with overall program evaluation for agencies implementing TST.

Application Instructions:
Please submit to
•    Letter of interest
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Two letters of reference                               

Clinical Coordinator

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, RI

Within the residential setting supervises clinical aspects of staffing and programming. Responsible for providing diagnostic assessments, short and long-term trauma-informed counseling services for clients and their families. Provides support and guidance to case managers and direct care staff. Provides emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed. Participates in the Agency's on-call emergency service provision as scheduled. Collaborates with direct care staff to ensure appropriate delivery of services to clients.


Masters Degree in human services (psychology, social work, marriage/family, etc.) required.
RI license preferred. 2 years post-graduate experience in counseling/therapy preferred.
Possession of a valid driver's license and auto insurance required.
Bilingual skills preferred.

Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.


Send applications to: Ron Yardeni

Clinician - School and Community Based

Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Providence, RI

Responsible for providing diagnostic assessments and clinical counseling services for clients in the schools, community, and when indicated, in the office. Collaborates on cases with teachers, behavioral specialists, case managers and other service providers to ensure appropriate delivery of services to clients and families. Provides emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed.


Master's degree in human services related field required.
Licensed preferred.
License eligibility within 2 years of date of hire required for non-MSW degree; MSWs must obtain LCSW within 2 months of hire. Possession of a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance required. Bilingual skills highly desired.

Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.


Applicants please contact: Ron Yardeni

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Lifespan Stress and Mental Health Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New Orleans, LA

The Research Fellowship is a two-year program open to psychology (PhD) and psychiatry (MD) postdoctoral candidates who are interested in expanding their research skills with the intent of transitioning to an independent academic research career.  The Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has assembled an outstanding group of clinical researchers with unique expertise in studying stress and trauma from the infant/preschool period through adulthood, neurobiology, genetics, forensics, psychotherapy development, and other innovations in intervention.  Fellows in the program will acquire research skills and develop a track record of scholarly production to advance their careers, and will play key roles in the research programs of the mentors and the department.  Two fellows will be accepted per year.  To foster a multidisciplinary and innovative environment, consideration will also be given to non-PhD or MD candidates with rare skills or exceptional fit with our opportunities. 

Goals of the training program are designed to ensure that each trainee, upon completion of his or her training, has core knowledge in research methods, statistics, and a portfolio of accomplishments that permit them to begin a career as a tenure-track independent investigator. Training will also include personal and professional skills necessary for a successful post-training research career.  The program emphasizes strong mentor-trainee relationships to facilitate these goals. 

The program provides core didactic and training activities focused on research skills and professional development.  Emphasis is placed on learning to generate testable and fundable hypotheses that represent the next incremental questions that need to be answered.  Seminars expose trainees to other disciplines and visiting investigators.  Our Reinvented Journal Club teaches fellows to critically and rapidly evaluate large bodies of literature with equipoise of genuine uncertainty.  Fellows will work with existing datasets and conduct original data collection.  Writing skills are emphasized with timetables for production of manuscripts and grant applications with support from our mentors and faculty.  We believe that learning how to write and present new knowledge in an organized and concise fashion to convey important ideas to colleagues, funders, and the public is an important skill.  Beyond the core training, each fellow is encouraged to individualize their didactic and research activities to their specific needs.


Start date is July 1 of each year and can be individualized.
Interested applicants must apply online at the Tulane University Workforce Management Organization website,
1. Click on Staff & Faculty Jobs
2. Click on Search Jobs
3. Search on keyword “postdoc”
4. Click on job name: IRC6465
5. Follow instructions to apply online.

For more information contact Program Director: Michael Scheeringa MD, Vice Chair of Research,

Crisis Stabilization Supervisor(s)

Washburn Center for Children

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for two full time Crisis Stabilization Supervisors. This position’s primary role is to provide valuable clinical supervision, program management and leadership for the Crisis Stabilization Team. The Co-Supervisors will ensure program therapists deliver effective assessment and services consistent with contracted requirements and agency Clinical Policies and Procedures. These individuals will develop and maintain systems and relationships to sustain budgeted enrollment and utilization for program services. They are also responsible for providing leadership in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff as well as ensuring ongoing professional development for program staff and interns. The Supervisors 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 8 years post-licensure experience is required. Expertise in the specific clinical and administrative requirements of in-home and crisis children’s mental health services is most desirable. Will carry a small caseload. Must have strong leadership and organizational skills.

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



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