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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).
• 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
Interested applicants should a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Abdul-Adil at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions about this position can be sent through voicemail or email to Dr. Abdul-Adil.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Candidates are also required to apply online at:
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.
ANDRUS, a leader in the field of treatment and services for children and families, and the home of the Sanctuary Institute, is seeking a Director of Clinical Services for its campus programs.
The Director of Clinical Services:
• is responsible for ensuring excellence in clinical treatment provided to students participating in campus programs, including IEP driven services and services through Departments of Social Services.
• is responsible for the leadership of a dynamic and committed team of clinicians, which includes LCSW, LMSWs, PhD psychologists, psychology interns and case managers.
• is a valued member of a close working campus leadership team, and also collaborates closely with the Orchard School leadership, Residential leadership, Sanctuary core team, and other valued teams.
• is expected to support the training and education of clinical team members, play a role in the develop in creative and best practice interventions, and support the development of strong campus teams across departments
• will provide clinical leadership and direction for the clinical program including but not limited to supervising and defining individual treatment, family and group therapy; the implementation of evidence informed programming; the development of additional specialized clinical programs; as well as the development of programs or tools that support the social and emotional learning of the entire community.
• The Director of Clinical Services is also responsible for the overall management of the clinical budget, ensuring compliance to requirements and standards of clinical care, supervision of assistant directors and overall oversight of the functioning of the department.
• The Clinical Director reports directly to the Director of Campus Programs.
The qualified candidate will possess:
• Masters in Social Work with required license (LCSW) or PhD with license
• Must have minimum of 6 years in the field and at least 4 of that in a supervisory position.
• experience in supervising individuals and some experience managing documentation demands and budgets
• Ability to manage competing demands
• very strong clinical skills and vision
• excellent organizational skills
• Commitment to the Sanctuary Model and its tenants, expertise in trauma informed care and knowledge of best practices in the field
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Valid NYS Driver’s License
• Experience Working with children with mental health needs, and working with children with severe behavioral difficulties.
• Good Computer Skills
For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to HR-JP Department at 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 914-965-3883.
ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Bellevue Hospital Center anticipates multiple psychologist positions for a collaborative project with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, the city agency responsible for juvenile justice (JJ) services. Psychologists will work within NYC’s two secure juvenile detention centers to assist and guide ACS staff in providing trauma-informed care for youth in detention, and will perform psychological assessment and psychotherapy with residents. Full or part-time positions may be available. Responsibilities may include: (1) train JJ counselors and mental health clinicians in leading skill-building groups with detention residents ages 12-18; (2) facilitate the implementation of a skill-building group program across one or both detention centers; (3) co-lead groups as part of the training process; (4) deliver ongoing supervision and consultation to skills group leaders; (5) train JJ staff about the impacts of psychological and emotional trauma on JJ-involved youth and on staff; and ways to more effectively serve traumatized youth; (6) perform psychological assessments with detention residents; and (7) perform psychotherapy with detention residents. The psychologists will work primarily on-site at one or both of NYC’s 2 juvenile locked detention facilities in Brownsville, Brooklyn; and Mott Haven, Bronx.
The successful candidates will be adept at building strong multidisciplinary working relationships with providers from varied disciplinary and educational backgrounds; be conversant in evidence-based mental health interventions; and have demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiproblem children/adolescents and families. Doctorate in psychology and New York state license required. Experience with a juvenile justice population is desirable. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Qualified candidates will be eligible for a clinical faculty appointment within the New York University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Electronic submissions of letters of interest and CVs should be sent to: Alan S. Elliot, Ph.D., Director of Psychology, Bellevue Hospital Center at email@example.com.
We are seeking candidates with strong clinical, interpersonal, and organizational skills for the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families that is being co-sponsored by the North Shore - LIJ Health System and the Northport VA Medical Center. Located in Bay Shore, Long Island, the Center represents a unique collaborative effort between a VA Medical Center and a not-for-profit Health System to evaluate and treat veterans and their family members (including children) under one roof. Most veterans will be treated by VA personnel, and family members will be treated by North Shore-LIJ personnel, with a cross-talk methodology to optimally treat the family unit. This full time staff psychologist position will be part of the North Shore-LIJ personnel contingent.
- Primary Therapist: Provide evaluations, diagnostic assessment, and evidenced based therapy for individuals and families. Candidate should be competent in the delivery of psychotherapy to children, adults, and families. While the population primarily consists of family members of Veterans, there are opportunities to work with Veterans as well.
- Group Therapist: Develop, organize, lead, and supervise group psychotherapy.
- Training/Supervision: Offer training and supervision to fellows and other psychology trainees.
- Treatment Team Member: Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of the cross-talk methodology that is at the heart of this collaborative model with the VA.
- Research: Participate in research projects and program evaluation that is being conducted at the site.
- Other Responsibilities: Participate in departmental meetings and obtain continuing education.
- Candidates must have completed their doctorate from an APA accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school-clinical psychology.
- Candidates must have completed their internship in clinical psychology.
- Candidates must possess a valid New York State License to practice Psychology
- Clinical training and experience working with children
- Experience working in an outpatient setting
- Experience with evidenced based treatments
Experience with military service members/veterans and families is a plus. Groups historically underrepresented in Psychology are encouraged to apply. Please submit cover letter and CV to:
Mayer Bellehsen, PhD
The Mildred & Frank Feinberg Division
of the Unified Behavioral Health Center
132 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Child HELP Partnership at St. John’s University seeks a qualified, clinician with bilingual proficiency in Spanish to provide empirically-supported assessment and therapy for traumatized, multi-cultural youth and their caregivers in non-traditional outpatient settings. Position is part of a multi-year, federally funded grant (Project CONNECT) to evaluate evidence-based practices for children exposed to violence. Project CONNECT is studying Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), adapted for Latino, Caribbean, and African-American children who have experienced physical abuse/assault, sexual abuse/assault, dating violence, and/or witnessed domestic violence. The hired clinician will receive training in AF-CBT and have the opportunity to be certified in the model. Clinical work is conducted at community-based sites in Queens, NY and travel from site-to-site is required.
Child HELP Partnership is a clinical research program designed to serve traumatized, multi-cultural preschoolers, children, and adolescents, and their families. Program staff includes psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, social workers, mental health counselors, graduate students, and undergraduate volunteers. Under the leadership of Dr. Elissa Brown, licensed clinical psychologist, we provide outreach, assessment, psychotherapy, and case management services in both our clinic and community-based sites. Child HELP Partnership aims to provide these services in multiple languages. We also conduct community-building efforts to disseminate these trauma-informed, evidence-based services. Our community partnerships include: Child Protective Services, Legal Aid, Queens Family Court, local schools, Queens Library branches, and Queens Child Advocacy Center. As an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Child HELP Partnership also collaborates with national experts.
As a clinical research program, Child HELP Partnership is committed to evaluating every component of treatment and service delivery. Dr. Brown has received funding from federal, state, and private agencies to develop, test, and disseminate assessment and treatment techniques for traumatized children and their families. In addition to the aforementioned project, Child HELP Partnership has compared trauma-specific cognitive behavioral therapies to other forms of psychotherapy for physically abused children and their families, and children and their mothers bereaved due to September 11th.
Applicant must fall under one of these categories:
1) Doctoral student or recent graduate of a program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Doctoral students in psychology may apply if they have fulfilled all requirements with the exception of the dissertation (ABD) by the position start date. Postdoctoral applicants working towards licensure may apply.
2) NYS Licensed Master or Clinical Social Worker.
3) NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Recent graduates of MHC programs may apply if they are seeking hours for licensure.
Applicant must have experience/worked with:
o Cognitive-behavioral therapy
o Multicultural populations, particularly Latino, Caribbean, and African-American
o Children and adolescents
o Traumatized individuals
o Research programs
Fluency in Spanish is required for this position.
• Letter of interest that summarizes previous experience and goals for training
• Curriculum vita
• Two letters of recommendation
Applicants should send applications to:
Dr. Elissa Brown
Child HELP Partnership
Center for Psychological Services, Seton Complex
St. John’s University
152-11 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11367
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply
Please send cover letters, completed job applications (available for download), and résumés to:
You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or mail them to:
Vice President, Administration and Human Resources
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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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