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.


Project Clinician

The ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute
New York City

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.


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.


For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at

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

UCLA National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Gregory Leskin.

Licensed Bilingual Mental Health Therapist: Child Parent Psychotherapy

Healthy Families Durham/Center for Child & Family Health
Durham, NC

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

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


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


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

Additional information about the Center for Child & Family Health can be found at:

Executive Director

Montefiore Medical Center- J.E and Z.B Child Advocacy Center
Bronx, NY

Currently we are seeking an Executive Director to lead the J.E. and Z.B Butler Child Advocacy Center, a program of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore. The Butler Center is a Tier I certified hospital based child abuse evaluation and treatment program that provides forensic interviews, medical assessment and mental health treatment to children and families when child abuse is suspected. The position affords an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to expand his or her horizon to strengthen a world class multidisciplinary child abuse evaluation and treatment program in the Bronx. The appropriate candidate will have broad experience that encompasses research development, high level agency and personnel management, and integration of program operations with outside partner agencies. Candidates with an MD degree and academic pediatrics experience are preferred but others with appropriate expertise and experience will be considered. The CAC is seeking an individual with an understanding of the field of child abuse and neglect who is dedicated to leading the program in a new direction. Charismatic interpersonal and leadership skills and a track record in program development, research development, and fundraising are critically important to the position.


Interested applicants should submit a CV via email to:
Marino Jimenez, Sr. Recruiter

Trainer (Trauma Informed Care)

Washington, DC
DC Child and Family Services Agency
  • Works as a Trauma Informed-Care Trainer in the Child and Family Service Agency Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA), Office of the Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, and Program Support (ODDPPPS), The Trauma Informed-Care Trainer is a licensed clinical social worker who will provide trauma-informed education to social workers, resource parents, and other child welfare and non-child welfare professionals.
  • Conducts pre-service and in-service training classes that focus on competency based, trauma informed training, and job skill application, the principles of adult learning, and are consistent with the Child and Family Services Agency's (CFSA) policy and best practice methodology. 
  • Assesses the CFSA workforce training needs and the design, delivery and evaluation of trainings that promote trauma- informed, evidence-based or best practices supporting recovery and resiliency.
  • Delivers trauma focused training in various classroom formats, using relevant training materials such as guides, handouts, class exercises or assessment tools based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Collaborates with the  Program Manager, CWTA trainers, or other assigned subject matter experts to develop a trauma informed training curriculum. Reviews course evaluation summaries and  develops curriculum plan with Program Manager on course revisions as needed.
  • Assists in the development with and revision of training curricula; leads in the development and revision as required.
  • Develops task-based performance orientated course curricula and lesson plans, designed to achieve maximum participant development and task competencies.
  • Expands and/or modifies training material and course content to address the diversity and proficiency levels of participants.
  • Conducts course work training based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Prepares written and demonstration instructional material which incorporate a variety of material, visual aids and media.
  • Utilizes agency policy and guidelines to evaluate, measure and document participant/student progress through written examinations or developmental activities.
  • Monitors participant/student progress and consults with program staff to access the nexus between instruction and subsequent job performance.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the information relative to performance results of training and future training recertification dates as required of social workers.
  • Recommends administrative and operational proposals for new instructional programs, workshops, seminars and classes to meet standards for CFSA guidelines.

A master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. At least one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Candidates who are certified in Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling are preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Licensure Requirement: DC  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) ;a DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is preferred. (Must supply a copy).


Salary Range:  $80,220- $103,368

Please apply on-line:
Candidates can also contact Karimah Stallworth, HR Specialist @:
Phone: 202-727-3847   Fax: 202-727-4831

Research Assistant (Full-Time)

Center for Youth Wellness
San Francisco, CA

The mission of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We do this through three primary activities:

  • CYW uses mental health and wellness interventions to prevent and heal the chemical, physiological, and neuro-developmental effects of ACEs.
  • CYW improves the competencies and capacities of other youth-serving organizations to identify children with ACEs and make appropriate service plans and referrals.
  • CYW develops and disseminates knowledge about ACEs and its consequences to improve policies and practices that affect child health and development.

The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) seeks a motivated, energetic Research Assistant to assist the Director of Research in developing and implementing CYW research program on toxic stress and ACEs. The research assistant will work closely with the Director of Research to develop all relevant research documents and will directly work with research participants to collect informed consent and biological specimen as required. He/she will update the patient database with all relevant information and comply with confidential regulations about patients’ data. Finally, he/she will participate and assist in the organization of community-based events and trainings relevant to the research program. Overall, the Research assistant will provide general office management (subject scheduling, data management), technical assistance (collecting, processing, coordinating samples, data, information and data) and serve as the CYW phlebotomist. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Research.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Required knowledge:

  • Knowledge of public health.
  • Familiarity with clinical research regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point Community history and challenges and demonstrated cultural competency working with this community or similar community preferred.

Required skills/abilities:

  • Required experience working with low-income communities of color.
  • Outstanding communication, technical writing skills and understanding of medical terminology/research.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocol and procedure.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), email, internet.
  • Advanced understanding of data management processes.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data and skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, service and mission-driven environment.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in day-to-day work.

Required licenses and/or credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field (1+ year clinical research experience preferred).
  • Psychology field preferred. Experience with psychometric assessments preferred.
  • Spanish speaking highly preferred

Reports to: The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Research.

This is a full-time position. Salary based on experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Research Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Post-Doctoral Fellow -Child Trauma

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychology 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, 2014, with the possibility of a renewable year. 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.



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, 2014 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. Fellows will receive sufficient supervision for licensure and may be eligible for the federal loan repayment program. 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, 2014.


To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, documentation of TF-CBT training, three reference letters, a report writing sample and graduate transcript to:   Natalie Wilcox, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, Weinman Building, Upper Level, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Outpatient Psychiatrists

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.

Boating, sandy beaches, mountains and less than an hour away from Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.  Kennedy provides excellent benefits, competitive salaries and this position is an NHSC approved loan repayment site.  For more information about loan repayment, see

Family Center
A Full-time position at the Department of Psychiatry working in The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  This position includes a possible faculty appointment with research opportunities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, depending upon the candidate’s experience.
The Family Center is an outpatient department that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and families that have experienced or are at risk for neglect, abuse and violence exposure.   

Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Clinic
We have available a full-time faculty position in the Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Program,  a program for individuals with neurologic or developmental disorders who may have co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

*For candidates eligible for faculty appointments:  Both positions provide a mixture of clinical, teaching and research opportunities, dependent on the interests and skills of the faculty member. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. There are excellent benefits, including partial college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for course work performed at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute.



Both positions require BE/BC in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Please apply on-line:
Candidates can also contact Elaine Tierney, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, KKI:
Phone: 443-923-7657         Fax: 443-923-7628

Behavioral Health Clinician

Baystate Children’s Hospital Family Advocacy Center

The ideal candidate will have experience with trauma-informed therapy for children/families and evidenced-based training experience. The Family Advocacy Center (FAC) has recently won their second federal SAMHSA grant to disseminate Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based trauma-informed treatment, to community partners. With this new four-year grant, FAC will continue to be a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of services for children and families who experience traumatic events.

Baystate Family Advocacy Center, a program of the Baystate Children's Hospital and a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, is a child-focused, community oriented, facility-based program in which mental health therapists from many disciplines meet, discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Our small, multidisciplinary clinical team offers an inclusive, supportive and collaborative environment offering trainings in various models and supervision giving you the resources needed to succeed. Balancing the challenging trauma cases, we offer opportunity to work on special projects which encourage creative, innovated ideas related to the program and acquiring grants which provide the highest level of training to broaden the scope of quality trauma work in the region.

As the Behavioral Health Clinician, you will perform a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation, as well as, provide individual, family and group treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma (victims of sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence, community violence and other traumas). 

Additional responsibilities include;
•    Comprehensive, age-specific assessments include a social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform proper therapeutic care.
•    Support patients' rights by treating the individual needs in the framework of their specific psychosocial, spiritual, developmental and cultural variables.
•    Utilize evidence-based trauma-informed therapies to help patients and their families deal with their trauma history more effectively.


We are seeking an energetic, motivated and passionate mental health professional committed to children who have been impacted by trauma.

•    Master's degree in Social Work or other related field is required.
•    Minimum licensure level of LCSW is required for this position.  Licensed Independent Masters-level Clinician (i.e. LICSW, LMHC) is strongly preferred.
•    Experience working with trauma-informed therapy for children/families, evidenced-based training and trauma and traumatic grief experience is strongly preferred.
•    Bi-lingual bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply.
•    Demonstrate strong clinical skills


Learn more about the Family Advocacy Center and visit our website to apply on-line to position umber 63814. Please include a resume with your online application. 

Baystate Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce.     EOE/AA

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evaluation of Services for Child Trauma

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to play a central role in data collection and evaluation activities. The NCCTS, a joint endeavor of UCLA and Duke University, serves as the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is comprised of sites throughout the United States who are working collaboratively to improve quality of care for children who have experienced trauma. The postdoctoral fellow will assist the NCCTS and NCTSN sites in the areas of internal monitoring and program evaluation; formative evaluation of NCTSN materials and resources; data management; intervention implementation and dissemination efforts; research on child traumatic stress; and data analysis. Current projects emphasize evaluation of efforts to implement best practices for child trauma (e.g., standardized assessment, evidence-based treatment) in real world settings. Candidates should have a background in traumatic stress, clinical assessment, program evaluation and must have strong quantitative skills.


1.    Ph.D. in psychology or a related field
2.    Research experience in applied settings
3.    Ability to develop and implement research/evaluation plans
4.    Proficiency in statistical analysis and experience working with large data sets
5.    Experience writing reports and manuscripts
6.    Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work well in fast-paced collaborative setting


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is available immediately. Please no video applications. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D.