Clinician

Spanish-speaking Clinician for Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children Exposed to Violence

Organization: 
Child HELP Partnership at St. John’s University
Location: 
Queens, NY
Summary: 

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.
 

Qualifications: 


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.

 

Contact: 

Application Requirements:
•    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
browne@stjohns.edu
 

Clinician

Organization: 
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Location: 
Brookline and Acton, MA
Summary: 

The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute has an opening for a part-time, fee-for-service clinician in our Brookline, MA and Acton, MA offices. We are looking for a committed and flexible clinician interested in joining a stimulating and supportive community of professionals, dedicated to serving children, adults and families impacted by trauma & life adversity, and receiving extensive training opportunities to expand their expertise. Clinicians will be working at an internationally recognized center for the assessment and treatment of Traumatic Stress, practicing as part of an intelligent and motivated team of trauma specialists.

Qualifications: 

Eligible Candidates must:
•    Have at least 2 years of post-school/training experience conducting therapy, have worked in an outpatient setting for at least 1 year, and have worked with traumatized families and children
•    Be able to see 12-14 clients per week (approx. 20 hours work) and work at least two evenings
•    Be available to attend team meetings, didactic training and 1 hour of supervision time weekly
•    Be an MA-licensed LISCW, LMHC, Ph.D. or Psy.D. or working toward licensure
•    Formal training and experience using one or more of the following trauma interventions is highly desired: EMDR, DBT, IFS, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, treatment of dissociative disorders, expressive art therapy, AEDP, Attachment Focused Treatment and/or ARC.
•    Bilingual and multicultural clinicians are encouraged to apply

The Trauma Center/MBHC offers you the following:
•    Weekly Supervision with a Trauma Specialist
•    Weekly Clinical Team Meeting
•    State-of-the-Art Training
•    Free and reduced-cost Seminars and Conferences
•    Opportunities for Research
•    Highly skilled Team members
•    Competitive Fee-For-Service Reimbursement

Contact: 

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Marla Zucker. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Dr. Marla Zucker, Director of Clinical Services at the Trauma Center at the address below, or by email at: mzucker@jri.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

JRI is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBT community and people with disabilities.

 

Behavioral Health Clinician

Organization: 
Baystate Children’s Hospital Family Advocacy Center
Summary: 

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.
 

Qualifications: 

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

Contact: 

Learn more about the Family Advocacy Center and visit our website to apply on-line www.baystatehealthjobs.com 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

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