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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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Transnational Family Support Project Coordinator

Organization: 
IMUMI
Location: 
Mexico City
Summary: 

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:

Training:

  • 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**

Qualifications: 

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.

Contact: 

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY
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 marcom@imumi.org. 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

Organization: 
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Summary: 

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

kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)

Family Intervention Specialist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
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 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)
EOE
 

Contact: 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Organization: 
Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Location: 
Boston, MA
Summary: 

The Refugee Trauma and Resilience at Boston Children’s Hospital is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will be involved in research activities related to a federally-funded study of trauma, mental health, and violence among Somali refugees, as well as projects related to intervention development and evaluation. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible study and program coordination, and will assist the PI Heidi Ellis in data analysis and manuscript/grant writing, and report-writing. This position offers mentorship and career development opportunities through an active, multidisciplinary research program at the Program of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston, and an appointment as Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the area of cross-cultural research, trauma and violence, and/or violent extremism.  Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills will be important.  Strong multivariate statistical analysis skills required.  Must work well in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural team environment. Please apply by sending electronic copies of your Letter of Interest, Current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to Ms. Carol Berne at carol.berne@childrens.harvard.edu. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

Outpatient Therapist

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for an Outpatient Therapist for 30-40 hours a week (negotiable). The Outpatient therapist provides mental health assessment and treatment services to children and families. Independent Licensure at LICSW, LP, LPCC or LMFT required. Strong skills in children’s mental health diagnostic assessment and treatment essential, as well as demonstrated knowledge of cultural diversity and the role of culture in the therapeutic process.
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/outpatient-therapist/

Lead Case Manager

Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Lead Case Managers are responsible for coordinating case management and family reunification services, training new case workers, and supervising the work of other case workers.  The Lead Case Manager also serves as a case worker, who is responsible for assessing the needs of each UAC (Unaccompanied Child).

 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with Unaccompanied Children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Implement Service Plan, and screening for human trafficking concerns.
  • Facilitating the timely release or discharge of the UAC, and documenting the provision of services in each UACs case file.
  • Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
  • Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
  • Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.
  • Each Case Manager will carry up to 8 cases; the Lead Case Manager may carry up to 5 cases, with additional supervisory and management responsibilities.
     

Requirements:

  • All case management professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Lead Case Managers should have an MSW or Master's degree in a related social services field, as well as supervisory and case management experience, or alternatively, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and three years of progressive employment experience in the aforementioned fields that demonstrates supervisory and case management experience.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.
  • All candidates must be computer proficient
     

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations, applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with faith-based organizations (FBOs).
 

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with "Refugio Lead Case Manager" in the subject line.
This position must be approved by Urban Strategies and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
 

Case Manager

Organization: 
The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
Location: 
Taconic Retreat Center, Milan NY
Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Case Managers are responsible for coordinating family reunification services and assessing the needs of each UAC (Unaccompanied Child) in care.
 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Complete an intake interview upon admission and promptly identify needed services.
  • Assess family, education, history of trauma, personal goals, and potential experience with human exploitation/trafficking.
  • Develop interventions and an individual service plan consistent with each child's psycho-social needs.
  • Maintain direct contact with each UAC and, to the extent possible, with the UACs family and potential sponsors.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation according to program regulations.
  • Each Case Manager will carry up to 8 cases
     

Requirements:

  • All case management professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Case Managers must have a MSW or Bachelor's degree in a related social services field.
  • Child welfare experience strongly preferred. Licensure a plus.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.
  • All candidates must be computer proficient.

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations (FBO), applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with FBO’s.
 

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with "Refugio Case Manager" in the subject line.

Clinicians

Organization: 
Description: The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program
Location: 
Taconic Retreat Center, Milan NY
Summary: 

The Refugio Unaccompanied Children Shelter and Foster Care Program is a 24 hour program that serves young persons in immigration custody who are awaiting release to their sponsors. Clinicians conduct mental health assessments for all UAC (Unaccompanied Children) in care as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling.
 

Qualifications: 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize trauma theory and brief therapeutic techniques to work with unaccompanied children entering the United States during a typical shelter stay of 30-35 days.
  • Provide individual and group counseling, and screening for human trafficking concerns.
  • Conduct mental health assessments of all children admitted to the UAC program.
  • Provide ongoing individual and crisis intervention.
  • Prepare goal-oriented diagnostic assessments, group counseling, staff training and program enrichment.
  • Provide guidance to all members of the program staff.
  • The Clinician will carry up to 12 cases.

Requirements:

  • All clinical professionals must be bilingual (English-Spanish).
  • Clinicians must have a master’s degree in social work (MSW) and have clinical experience as a part of the master’s program requirements.
  • Clinicians may have a Master’s degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement or a bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned sciences plus five years of clinical employment experience in this area
  • Clinicians are required to be licensed or license-eligible.  License eligible Clinicians are required to be actively pursuing licensure and shall obtain licensure as soon as possible.
  • All candidates must have good communication skills and a demonstrated ability to meet documentation requirements.

Given that Refugio’s partners often include faith-based organizations, applicants should have demonstrated experience in working with faith-based organizations (FBOs).

Contact: 

Please email your resume to paulbowen@taconicrcc.net with “Refugio Clinician" in the subject line.

Post-Doctoral Position

Organization: 
Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow in its new national dissemination and implementation project called Unifying Neighborhoods in Trauma Effectiveness (UNITE) for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 
 
The post-doctoral fellow will work with UYTC Co-Directors, Drs. Jaleel Abdul-Adil and Liza Suarez, to expand existing UYTC training and dissemination efforts to targeted urban communities across the country including Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), Oakland (CA), Laredo (TX), and Toledo (OH). 
 
Specific UNITE goals are to: 1) develop a national media campaign to raise awareness of the needs of youth exposed to violence and involved in court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems; 2) disseminate UYTC’s treatment approaches to NCTSN partner sites within targeted cities; and 3) replicate the YOUTH-CAN model in specific neighborhoods in target cities to create a forum for a powerful national collaboration to improve the lives of youth and families affected by violence. 
 
Specific UNITE post-doctoral fellow tasks will use a train-the-trainer model to work with targeted communities as a model for: 1) recruiting and retaining local youth serving agencies; 2) co-leading UYTC trainings and subsequent online/in-person consultations for targeted communities; and 3) helping coordinate nation-wide implementation and evaluation efforts. 
 
The UYTC post-doctoral fellow position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review).

Qualifications: 

Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
•    Flexibility for periodic travel to selected sites
•    Strong interest in national dissemination and implementation
•    Ability to help recruit, retain, and support a national network of urban agency participants
•    Strong oral and written communication skills

Contact: 

Interested applicants should a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Abdul-Adil at jabdul@psych.uic.edu. Any questions about this position can be sent through voicemail or email to Dr. Abdul-Adil.

Multiple Positions (Faculty)

Organization: 
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY
Location: 
New York, New York
Summary: 

Multiple openings beginning September 2015: The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY invites applicants for open positions at any rank.

The Silberman School of Social Work (formerly Hunter College School of Social Work) has a national reputation as a leader in public urban education. Established in 1958, the School's mission is to prepare highly competent social work leaders to work in a variety of professional roles, settings, and communities in New York and other major urban centers in order to improve the lives of poor, vulnerable, and stigmatized people and the communities in which they live. The School is located in a state-of-the art building in the historic and vibrant New York City neighborhood of East Harlem. Our curriculum, scholarship, agency partnerships and innovations in social policy and practice reflect a commitment to recruiting and educating a diverse student body that values cultural complexity and social justice for New Yorkers, their neighborhoods, and its work force. The School has 43 full-time faculty, 1200 MSW students, is in the process of initiating a BSW program, and, in conjunction with The CUNY Graduate Center, offers a Ph.D. in Social Welfare. The School hosts major research and training partnerships.

Applications from candidates with a strong scholarly record in the area of early childhood and/or child mental health trauma teaching and research work are encouraged to apply for a faculty position at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

They will have the opportunity to be associated with have our strong NCTSN child trauma specialty program for second year SW students. It integrates coursework, training in an evidenced based child trauma treatment and specialized field placements focused assessing and treating children and youth exposed to trauma. Opportunities exist for research on such topics as: developing trauma-informed programs and use of implementation science principles.

Full professor rank appointments based on the candidates research and teaching experience are possible are this is an open rank position.
 

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in social work or a related field. Preferred qualifications include applicants who have an MSW degree, successful teaching experience in clinical practice with individuals, families, and small groups; at least two years of practice experience, and a proven track record of funded research. Applicants with demonstrated success in agency and community based partnerships that provide opportunities for faculty scholarship and the development of improved service models and delivery systems are especially encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with a strong scholarly record in the areas of early childhood, mental health with children or youth, community practice or organizational, management & leadership.
Rank and salary: Dependent on academic background and experience.
 

Contact: 

If interested, please provide a cover letter specifying primary area of scholarship and records of funded research, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references to:


Chair, Search Committee
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College/CUNY 2180 Third Ave @ 119th Street, New York, New York 10035 Email: sssw.search@hunter.cuny.edu
Candidates are also required to apply online at:
www.cuny.edu/employment.html
 
 
Applicant review: Review of application will begin in September 2014 and continue until final candidates are identified.
 
Hunter College is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer. Females, minority members, disabled persons and veterans are
encouraged to apply.