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.

 

Director of Clinical & Community-Based Services

Organization: 
Virginia Home for Boys & Girls (VHBG)
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

VHBG has an excellent opportunity for a proven leader in mental health services to expand Clinical and Community-Based Services. We have a strong plan in place to grow quality programs and are looking for someone with the skills and resources to execute that plan. Our current services include Outpatient Counseling, Intensive In-Home Counseling, Home-Based Services, Mentoring, and Psychiatry. The Director will meet DBHDS and DSS licensing requirements for administration of services at a minimum to include; a Master’s Degree in a human services related field and licensed in clinical social work (LCSW) or professional counseling (LPC). Substantive experience in clinical leadership and supervision in a licensed mental health agency preferred. Expertise in Trauma-Informed Care a plus.

Contact: 

If interested please go to www.vhbg.org  to complete an application, and submit resume and cover letter. Human Resources, VHBG, 8716 W. Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23294 Fax: (804) 270-0479

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, established in 1846, believes that Central Virginia’s children and families should have access to a quality, innovative, and individualized array of resources that enable them to be safe, strong, and successful in their lives.
 

Senior Associate Implementation (Doctoral Position)

Organization: 
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
Location: 
Farmington, CT
Summary: 

The Senior Associate will work on multiple initiatives focused on implementation of evidence-based practices for children, predominantly on trauma-focused practices. The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is the Coordinating Center for multiple implementation, training, and quality improvement programs focused on improving care for children exposed to traumatic events. These initiatives span the Connecticut behavioral health, child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to oversee implementation activities, to infuse implementation science and research, and to participate as a faculty member in implementation activities.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
•    Possess a Ph.D. in psychology, public health, social work, child development, or closely related field, with at least 2 years post-graduate work experience
•    At least one year experience with program implementation/implementation of evidence-based practices
•    At least two years’ experience with children’s behavioral health and associated evidence-based treatments
•    Evidence of scholarly publication and research
•    Must be extremely organized, efficient, and a good team player
•    Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of professionals (e.g. behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement)

Some or all of the following are highly desired:
•    Experience with trauma-focused treatment models, including TF-CBT
•    Experience with research design and evaluation, particularly implementation science research
•    Experience with quality improvement of behavioral health treatments and using data to inform practice
•    Training in trauma-informed care and/or evidence-based practices
•    Experience with the Learning Collaborative/Breakthrough Series model
•    Experience with training, especially related to trauma and/or evidence-based practices
•    Knowledge of the child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and/or mental health systems in Connecticut
•    Experience with large data sets and statistical analysis using SPSS
•    Experience managing grant/contract budgets

Responsibilities will likely include:
•    Apply implementation science and research to evidence-based practice implementation initiatives, primarily using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative/learning collaborative methodology
•    Develop and monitor implementation and sustainability strategies and plans
•    Develop evaluation plans and analyze implementation data for quality improvement/evaluation purposes
•    Participate as an implementation team/faculty member in training and consultation activities
•    Assist with development of publications and research reports
•    Supervision of project staff
•    Manage project budgets
•    Assisting with grant/contract applications and reporting requirements
•    Work with staff from state agencies and/or behavioral health providers to inform development of implementation and consultation activities

 

Contact: 

Compensation
Compensation will be based on experience, and a generous benefit package is provided.

Organization
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with research, policy analysis, advocacy, and technical assistance.

The mission of the Institute is to improve the quality of care for all children, emphasizing family-centered, comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and behavioral health. Collaborating with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University, we strive to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices and policy for all the state's children, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and families. CHDI develops, trains, disseminates, evaluates, and expands effective models of practice in children’s health, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other settings.

Applications
Only applicants meeting the qualifications described will be considered. To apply, email (1) a current CV and (2) cover letter with qualifications, specifically addressing your experience related to the job responsibilities above, to Lori Schon at schon@uchc.edu. Position is available immediately, will remain open until filled, and is contingent upon available funding.

The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment and ensures that all employment-related decisions are in accord with the principles of equal opportunity.
 

Assistant/Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program

Organization: 
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks a full-time faculty member to join the leadership team of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program (MHSPP). This faculty position will include two primary responsibilities: (1) providing administrative supervision for MHSPP’s contracted services to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and (2) developing/maintaining an externally funded research program in mental health, child welfare, or child trauma services research or a related field. In addition, the successful candidate for this position will be expected to mentor trainees in psychiatry and psychology.  The position also includes opportunities to teach in NUFSM graduate programs and collaborate with academic and external partners.

As a multidisciplinary research and educational program, MHSPP’s mission is to provide research, evaluation, outcomes management, technical assistance and training that helps improve the lives of individuals and families that receive publicly funded mental health services. MHSPP is home to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning, which focuses on enhancing trauma-informed assessment and interventions within child-serving systems across the country. http://psychiatry.northwestern.edu/research/mental-health/index.html

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, experience directing a large, externally funded research project, and history of successful grant funding (preferably from a federal agency). In addition, the successful candidate will have a record of successful mentorship of students, fellows or junior faculty colleagues. Experience working within large public sector child welfare or mental health systems is preferred.  Experience or interest in using data to influence health policy is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will qualify for appointment in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Clinician-Educator Track. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.
 

Contact: 

Applicants should address their correspondence to: Mina Dulcan, MD, c/o Debra Walker, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 446 E. Ontario St., Ste. 7-200, Chicago, IL 60611.

Send CV and letter of interest in PDF form to:
Debra Walker, Business Coordinator
dwalker@nmff.org

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
 

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

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.