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

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 successful applicant 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. 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.  The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins with all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a faculty member. The academic rank of the successful applicant will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements.

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.

Applicants should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of academic interests, and 3) the names and addresses of four professional references to Ms. Leah Boyd -

Part time Child Psychiatrist

The Board of Child Care in Maryland

The Board of Child Care is a non-profit human service organization that helps children. Since 1874, we have given children and their families hope for the future and power in their present lives. Today, we serve children, youth and families in our residential and community-based services.

The Board of Child Care in Maryland is looking for a trauma informed part time Child Psychiatrist, BC or BE to work in its child and youth serving programs, in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties.  The overall expectations are regularly scheduled consultations to be used for child and adolescent evaluation, treatment planning conferences, medication management. Other responsibilities include timely documentation, including intake evaluations and treatment records, as well as documentation necessary to meet insurance and billing requirements.  A trauma informed approach in Outpatient with a collaborative treatment philosophy needed. Knowledge of Adolescent Pharmacotherapy required.  MD license and DEA certified required. Please fax your resume to Dr. Peter Coleman, Medical Director at 410-496-5620 or email your resume to

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Board of Child Care
Baltimore Maryland

The Board of Child Care promotes and serves the health and well-being of abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families who require physical, emotional, behavioral and social support. Through residential and community-based services, the agency endeavors to provide a safe, healthy and caring environment that seeks to sustain children and families by fostering healing, self-esteem, respect for the community, a sense of purpose and life skills needed to achieve their highest potential through excellence, leadership, evaluation, treatment, prevention, education, and advocacy.

The Board of Child Care is looking for a part time Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, trauma informed, BC or BE to work in its residential and community based programs in Maryland.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to regular consultation, evaluation, treatment planning conferences, and medication management. Other responsibilities include timely medical records, to meet insurance and billing requirements.  The Board of Child Care follows an Outpatient Trauma Informed  collaborative treatment approach. Knowledge of Adolescent Pharmacotherapy required.  MD license and DEA certified required. Please fax your resume to Dr. Peter Coleman, Medical Director at 410-496-5620 or email your resume to

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Trauma

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL)
St. Louis, MO

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2015. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families. The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2015 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 


First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a copy of graduate transcript through the University of Missouri- St. Louis Human Resources department via the link below. Please mail or email three letters of reference to:

Rachel Wamser Nanney, Ph.D.
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Weinman Building, Upper Level
University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121

Submit application materials via: UMSL Child Trauma Postdoctoral Fellowship

Behavioral Health Implementation Research Scientist

Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Established in 2008, PolicyLab is a highly innovative, multidisciplinary center within the Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that works with practitioners, policymakers and communities to  make sure care provided for children is informed by the best research. PolicyLab’s faculty and staff are experts in medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology, biostatistics, social work, health services research, program evaluation, and ethics. The Center’s work focuses on improving public systems, improving health care delivery, and improving child health outcomes and includes research portfolios on behavioral health and implementation science and evaluation.

PolicyLab is seeking a Behavioral Health Implementation Research Scientist to manage a citywide behavioral health implementation initiative serving children and families involved with child welfare in the City of Philadelphia. The research scientist will work in close collaboration with City child welfare and behavioral health leadership and staff, partners from private provider child welfare and behavioral health agencies, as well as other key City stakeholders. The behavioral health initiative is part of a broader system transformation in Philadelphia that is regionalizing child welfare services to community agencies. The priority of this broader initiative is to identify resources to support children remaining safely in their own homes and communities. 

Specific job responsibilities include:

•    Manage the execution of a strategic implementation plan for the scale up of evidence-based behavioral health services in Philadelphia, occurring as part of a broader City effort that is regionalizing child welfare services to community agencies.
•    Participate in the identification and development of evidence-based behavioral health services and strategies with City partners. 
•    Consult with the implementing agencies in the rollout, delivery, and evaluation of the behavioral health initiative.  Provide on-site consultation and clinical expertise to the implementing agencies.  Develop relevant implementation protocols and training materials.   
•    Serve as a clinical expert on the continuum of behavioral health services to be provided, working closely with the clinical and implementation staff.  Provide informational seminars, trainings, and resources to staff on the key interventions and models.
•    Develop evaluative research proposals related to the implementation of behavioral health programs for children in community agencies.
•    Oversees the initiative’s fidelity and monitoring plan.
•    Participates in data analysis and prepares data for publication.
•    Convene and participate in meetings with various internal and external stakeholders involved with the implementation of evidence-based behavioral health practices.

Candidates interested in a part-time position will be considered.



•    PhD in psychology, or related interdisciplinary degree (e.g., LCSW) with commensurate research, clinical, and implementation experience
•    Current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania clinical license
•    Experience with implementation science research
•    Experience evidence-based behavioral health service program development and implementation for children and adolescents
•    Clinical training and experience in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services to children and families
•    Experience working with vulnerable populations, particularly children and families with child welfare involvement
•    Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
•    Great organizational and time management skills
•    Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
•    Highly collaborative



Interested candidates should email your resume and cover letter to:  Shaun Jenkins, PolicyLab Office Manager, at

Should you have any questions, please email For more information about PolicyLab, see



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.

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Director – Child Abuse and Trauma Services (CATS)


Lead Every Facet of Trauma focused Diagnostic & Therapeutic Clinical Services

In all of Chicago, there is only one hospital solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illness/disabilities and those suffering from abuse or neglect. That hospital is La Rabida. Our progressive facility is a recognized leader in the treatment of chronic disease, disabilities, abuse and trauma--working closely with leading institutions that refer patients for specialty care. Trauma services are provided at the hospital, beautifully situated on Lake Michigan just minutes from downtown, as well as satellite locations throughout Chicagoland.

Currently, an exceptional opportunity awaits the experienced Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychologist or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with impressive leadership skills and specific supervised training in childhood trauma. In addition to providing trauma focused assessment, testing, treatment, record review, etc., duties include administrative responsibility for day to day operations of the Child Abuse & Trauma Services (CATS) program.

Utilizing multiple techniques and demonstrating best practice treatments for sexually abused and traumatized children, the Director of this program will lead forensic as well as clinical supervisors, manage staff and budgets. The Director will also be working with agencies, foundations, and other funding sources and will secure and renew funding through grant writing and reporting of outcomes.

Qualified candidates must possess proven management/leadership skills in addition to:

  • Ph.D./Psy.D./MSW with current IL Clinical Psychologist license or LCSW required
  • Minimum 5 years post graduate experience with this population highly desired
  • Excellent communication (written + oral) skills and PC proficiency

In return for your ability to take charge and drive this vital program, La Rabida offers attractive compensation plus many excellent benefits!

To Apply:

Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator

Mexico City

Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, AC (IMUMI) seeks a Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator.

IMUMI is an NGO that advocates for women in the migration process in the Mexican context, whether they are women living in communities of origin, in transit through Mexico, immigrants residing in Mexico or Mexican migrants in the United States. IMUMI works from a rights-based perspective to ensure that women have the resources to take advantage of the positive aspects of migration, avoid the negative consequences, and remain in their communities of origin should they choose.

IMUMI collaborates with migration and anti-trafficking networks as well as civil society organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to build on migration and anti-trafficking advocacy efforts and to ensure that issues of women are taken into account in these processes1.

Job Description:
The Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator will be hired for a 2 year period beginning in January 2015. The objective of the project is to promote coordinated practices between NGOs and governmental actors in Mexico and the United States to address issues of transnational families, preventing separation and promoting re-unification on either side of the border through policy advocacy, training, community outreach, and technical assistance.
The project aims to encourage better governance by promoting policy solutions to some of the causes of involuntary family separation between Mexico and the United States and legal remedies for families already separated. The project is framed in a regional context, demonstrating the impact on families on both sides of the border that have consequences for social assistance and enforcement agencies in both countries. By focusing on the needs of transnational families, it encourages government agencies to see beyond geo-political borders.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for implementing project activities in conjunction with IMUMI staff and the organizations providing technical assistance for the project. Responsibilities required of the Project Coordinator include:


  • Conduct training for DIF offices at a federal, state and municipal level on practices to assist migrant families including classes that meet CPS requirements and home studies that will support family re-unification efforts.
  • Conduct training with the Foreign Ministry´s regional offices in states with right rates of return migration (Michoacán, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Zacatecas) and with its Mexican consular network.
  • Train US family court judges and social workers through collaboration with ICE, the National
  • Association of Social Workers, and professional and academic organizations in both Mexico and the US.
  • Develop collaborative training with CPS international liaisons in CA, AZ & TX.

Policy Advocacy:

  • Participate in the Secretary of Governance’s working group on return migration and family separation.
  • Attend meetings with the General Direction of Protection within the Foreign Ministry to identify protection policy issues for transnational families.
  • Hold meetings with DIF on a national level to advocate for the creation of a set of national guidelines for attention to families in situations of separation.
  • Provide information to the Migrant Affairs Commissions in the Senate and House of Delegates to identify relevant legislative activities to contribute to the prevention of family separation.
  • Participate in migration networks that address issues of child and family migration including unaccompanied child migrants, child and family detention and Best Interest Determination.

Outreach and Communication:

  • Coordinate videos for public policy advocacy and community education.
  • Coordinate/Produce graphic materials to illustrate sections of the toolkit, to be used for training purposes in communities.
  • Elaborate periodic e-Bulletins with resources, updates, and information.
  • Organize 2 annual regional meetings – bringing together actors to network, identify challenges, and participate in trainings.
  • Conduct joint training sessions with community organizations in communities of origin.
  • Publish articles regarding family separation and its impact in Mexico, social and legal service provision, and policy issues in scholarly or professional journals (US and/or Mexico).

**This is a full-time position, based at IMUMI’s office in Mexico City**


The Project Coordinator will be comfortable working with both government and civil society organizations in the United States and Mexico. S/he should have good knowledge of child welfare issues and child custody laws in both the United States and Mexico, particularly as they pertain to migration issues and immigration laws, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in related issues. The candidate must have experience with public speaking and providing training to community organizations as well as government agencies. Experience in human rights work, especially public policy advocacy in the United States and Mexico, is required. Candidates should be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent oral and written skills in both languages. The Project Coordinator will be motivated, well-organized, collegial, and patient with cultural differences on all levels. He or she must be proactive, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work well independently and as a member of a team.
The candidate should have a background in Social Work, Law, International Relations, or relevant experience in these fields.

Salary and Benefits:
The Project Coordinator will receive a salary that is competitive within the NGO sector in Mexico City. IMUMI will assist in obtaining the necessary work authorization in Mexico, if required.


IMUMI will be hiring for this position in November 2014 to begin in January 2015. We encourage all interested candidates to apply by emailing together a letter of interest, resume, three professional references, and a brief writing sample (unedited by others) to Please write “Project Coordinator Transnational Families” as the subject of your email. It is preferred that all materials be submitted via email.
Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 24, 2014.

Información en Español

Full-time Psychotherapist

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in Georgia, and have a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have experience working specifically with commercially sexually exploited children and their families, and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other trauma-focused evidence-based treatment. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, has knowledge of the child welfare and legal systems, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others (clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations), and is committed to principles of cultural competency.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770

Atlanta GA 30307 (email communication preferred)

Family Intervention Specialist

Youth Villages
Various locations

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Program Overview
Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.

Position Overview
Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

Additional Information
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years post-graduate experience in counseling is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)