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.

 

Clinician - School and Community Based

Organization: 
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Location: 
Providence, RI
Summary: 

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.

Qualifications: 

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.
 

Contact: 

Applicants please contact: Ron Yardeni yardeniro@familyserviceri.org

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

Organization: 
Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Summary: 

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.
 

Contact: 

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,  http://tulane.edu/wfmo/
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, mscheer@tulane.edu.

Crisis Stabilization Supervisor(s)

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

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.
 

 

Contact: 

For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link: http://washburn.org/careers/crisis-stabilization-assistant-supervisor/

Program Associate/Senior Associate Doctoral Position Full Time, Availability Immediately

Organization: 
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)
Summary: 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is the Coordinating Center for multiple implementation, training, and quality improvement initiatives focused on improving care for children with behavioral health concerns in Connecticut. These initiatives span the behavioral health, child welfare, education, and juvenile justice systems. CHDI’s goal is to improve the quality of services children receive, and collecting and reporting accurate and timely data to all
stakeholders is a significant component of this work.
 

The Program/Senior Associate (title will be based on experience) will oversee data collection, analysis, and reporting for quality improvement of multiple initiatives to disseminate and sustain evidence-based practices for children, primarily for children suffering from exposure to trauma. Responsibilities include working with contracted database programmers who are developing a next-generation web-based data system to support implementation of evidencebased
practices; overseeing data collection/reporting procedures, developing innovative data reports for QI purposes, and supervising Data Analysts. There will be opportunities to participate in other components of evidence-based practice dissemination efforts, including training and consultation. Opportunities for co-authoring publications and presentations are available and highly encouraged.

Qualifications: 

Requirements
Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
• Possess a Ph.D. in psychology, public health, social work, child development, or closely related field
• Experience designing, managing, analyzing, and reporting with large data sets
• Experience with research, research design, program evaluation, and/or quality improvement
• Proficiency in SPSS and Excel
• Must be extremely organized, efficient, able to multi-task, prioritize, able to meet deadlines, and a good team player
• Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of professionals
 

Candidates who possess some of the following are preferred:
• Post-graduate work experience (required for the title of Senior Associate)
• Experience with program implementation/implementation of evidence-based practices
• Experience with children’s behavioral health and other child-serving systems
• Experience with trauma-focused treatment models, including TF-CBT
• Experience with implementation science or Learning Collaboratives/Breakthrough Series
• Knowledge of the child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and/or mental health
systems in Connecticut
• Experience with scholarly publication or presentation

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Responsibilities will likely include:
• Serving as a llaison between CHDI and a contracted database developer creating a webbased database to support children’s evidence-based treatment implementation. The Program/Senior Associate will work to identify and prioritize CHDI’s program and data reporting goals with the database developer to ensure that the system is developed to support CHDI’s goals and deliverables and within budget.
• Supervision of several Data Analysts, who develop data systems and reports
• Oversee cleaning and reporting of data on children’s mental health services
• Analyze and report data using SPSS
• Assist with development of QI strategies and data reports needed for QI work, which is provided by CHDI coordinators
• Developing data reports for various stakeholders, including providers, funders, and state systems
• Apply implementation science and research to evidence-based practice implementation initiatives, primarily using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative/learning collaborative methodology
• Assist with development of publications and research reports


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 familycentered, 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.
 

Contact: 

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 requirements and 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.

Foster Care Counselor– Relocation Assistance Available

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Knoxville, TN and Chattanooga, TN
Summary: 

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 Foster Care program works with the foster care children to talk about their referral issues and to discuss why they are in foster care. This counselor also serves as a liaison between the child and the court and is always an advocate for the best needs of the child. The Youth Villages Foster Care Program uses intensive in-home based treatment where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups.

Position Overview
Counselors provide services to the entire family, rather than just the identified youth. Counselors work with the family hands-on to build trust and align them with treatment

  • Counselors are responsible for a caseload of 8-10 families
  • Intensive but flexible schedule 
  • Counselors deliver services in the family's home or wherever they need us (school, court, etc.) and flexibly schedule sessions to meet the family's needs; available 24 hours a day (M-F) for your families with a rotating pager on the weekends
  • Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from home
  • Counselors meet with supervisors at least three times per week to discuss progress and personal development. 
     

Additional Information
Our leadership is always available for backup in difficult situations. 
All counselors complete a thorough training schedule designed to maximize clinical skill.

Requirements

  • 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.
  • One year experience counseling adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Experience with  the Foster Care System is preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • You must have your own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance
  • 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)

EOE

Apply Here:
http://youthvillages.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4957545&user_id=
 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination & Implementation Child Health and Development Institute

Organization: 
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)
Summary: 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination and Implementation. The Fellow will spend four days per week at CHDI and one day per week working with faculty at the UCONN Health Center on disseminating evidence-based interventions for youth in schools and in the community, pending available funding. The anticipated start date of the Fellowship is July 1, 2015 (negotiable). The fellow recruited for the position will have a strong interest in (1) effective dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children in public settings, (2) effective consultation to community-based agencies for implementing and sustaining EBPs, (3) applying implementation science to improve the practice of dissemination and implementation, and (4) contributing to the field of implementation science through publications and/or presentations. An optional second year is possible depending on Fellow interests, funding, and CHDI staffing needs.


Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992 and is located in Farmington, CT. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with grants and contracts for research, evaluation, policy analysis, consultation, training, 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 also functions as an intermediary organization to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in children’s mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other systems. CHDI partners closely with individuals from the Department of Children and Families, the CT Judicial
Branch’s Court Support Services Division, The University of Connecticut-Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and FAVOR, a statewide family advocacy organization.


Fellowship
CHDI is currently participating in several EBP dissemination efforts for children’s mental health across Connecticut, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). The Fellow will work on one or more of these or related initiatives at CHDI. CHDI uses the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative (or Learning
Collaborative) methodology to disseminate many EBPs. The Fellow’s specific projects and responsibilities will be jointly determined based on interests,
experience, project needs, and funding. Examples of activities include use of the learning collaborative methodology, developing and/or testing other EBP implementation and/or consultation strategies, quality improvement approaches, training, policy, and evaluation. Many opportunities exist for co-authorship on publications and presentations using archived or prospective data, and are highly encouraged. Fellows will receive weekly supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist at CHDI.


Applicants
The individual selected for this position will work within grant- and contract-funded projects at CHDI and the UCHC Health Center, primarily projects related to implementation of evidence-based behavioral health treatments for children exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and
violence. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical or Community Psychology or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Strong professional writing skills are required. Experience with children’s mental health, EBPs, statistical analysis, and/or dissemination and implementation is desirable. CHDI provides a unique opportunity to receive training in the practice of dissemination and implementation and to contribute to meaningful systems change through application of implementation science in community-based settings.


Compensation
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $46,000 annually. A generous benefit package including health and dental care and paid time off is provided.


Applications
To apply, please email (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one example of scholarly writing (preferably a published article); and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from supervisors, to Jason Lang (jalang@uchc.edu).
Applications are encouraged by February 23, 2015 but will be considered on a rolling basis. The Fellowship is contingent upon continued 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.

Faculty Position

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

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 - BoydL@kennedykrieger.org
 

Part time Child Psychiatrist

Organization: 
The Board of Child Care in Maryland
Summary: 

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 pcoleman@boardofchildcare.org
 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Organization: 
Board of Child Care
Location: 
Baltimore Maryland
Summary: 

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 pcoleman@boardofchildcare.org
 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL)
Location: 
St. Louis, MO
Summary: 

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. 
 

Contact: 

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
Email: WamserR@umsl.edu

Submit application materials via: UMSL Child Trauma Postdoctoral Fellowship