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.

 

Psychologist

Organization: 
Bellevue Hospital Center
Location: 
New York City
Summary: 

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.

Qualifications: 

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.

Contact: 

Electronic submissions of letters of interest and CVs should be sent to:  Alan S. Elliot, Ph.D., Director of Psychology, Bellevue Hospital Center at alan.elliot@nyumc.org.

Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans
Location: 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Summary: 

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.

Qualifications: 

Clinical duties:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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
Contact: 

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
Director
The Mildred & Frank Feinberg Division
of the Unified Behavioral Health Center
132 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Tel: 631-647-2539
mbellehsen@nshs.edu

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
 

Improvement Advisor

Organization: 
UCLA/ Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Location: 
Duke University Medical Center
Summary: 

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the national coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of Improvement Advisor for its Training and Implementation Program. The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school, and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. The NCCTS, co-located at UCLA and Duke University, leads the coordination of NCTSN activities through multiple program areas, and provides support and facilitation for collaborations across the Network’s 79 funded centers, 90 Affiliate members, and multiple external partners. Visit www.NCTSN.org for more organizational information.

The Improvement Advisor will provide leadership in the area of quality improvement activities and consultation of NCTSN agencies leading Quality Collaborative initiatives (e.g. Learning Collaboratives and Breakthrough Series Collaboratives). The goal of Quality Collaboratives is to sustainably implement evidence-based child mental health practices into agencies and communities around the country. This full-time position will be a Duke University employee based in Durham, NC and require occasional travel across the country (average of 2 nights out of town per month).  For more on the NCCTS Quality Collaborative framework, please click here.
 

Work Performed
•    Serve as primary consultant to agencies leading Quality Collaboratives
•    Assist in the development of improvement measures (metrics) to track implementation progress
•    Design data collection procedures and reports
•    Partner with implementation and content experts to assist Collaborative faculty improve strategies and practices
•    Provide training, coaching, and documentation of quality improvement strategies
•    Use best practices in implementation science and quality improvement tools to address issues around sustainability of evidence-based practices
•    Develop, administer, and analyze results of process and outcome evaluation tools
•    Provide assistance in report preparation
 

Qualifications: 

•    Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. healthcare administration or public health with quality/systems emphasis, psychology, human factors experience)
•    Demonstrated experience serving as a project manager or supervising project managers (preferably in a healthcare field)
•    Knowledge of and experience applying quality improvement methodology and tools
•    Understanding of evidence-based mental health practice (prefer experience in the child trauma field)
•    Experience developing and analyzing evaluation measures
•    Working knowledge of analysis of performance indicators and graphical displays of information
•    Demonstrated success working with agency leaders/ administrators to impact agency activities/ procedures
•    Prefer experience training and/ or developing educational materials aimed at adult learners
•    Other abilities include strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to encourage change and stimulate innovative thinking under adverse conditions and short deadlines.
 

Contact: 

Compensation
Employee will be a full-time Duke University employee with full Duke benefits. The salary range is expected to be in the mid to upper $50,000s based on education and years of relevant experience.

Credentials Submission
Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé via e-mail to: 
Nick Tise, Duke University
Nicholas.Tise@duke.edu

Duke University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  For additional information, reference Duke Position Requisition # 400866477 at http://www.hr.duke.edu//jobs/apply/external.php
 

Director of Clinical & Community-Based Services

Organization: 
Virginia Home for Boys & Girls (VHBG)
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

VHBG has an excellent opportunity for a proven leader in mental health services to expand Clinical and Community-Based Services. We have a strong plan in place to grow quality programs and are looking for someone with the skills and resources to execute that plan. Our current services include Outpatient Counseling, Intensive In-Home Counseling, Home-Based Services, Mentoring, and Psychiatry. The Director will meet DBHDS and DSS licensing requirements for administration of services at a minimum to include; a Master’s Degree in a human services related field and licensed in clinical social work (LCSW) or professional counseling (LPC). Substantive experience in clinical leadership and supervision in a licensed mental health agency preferred. Expertise in Trauma-Informed Care a plus.

Contact: 

If interested please go to www.vhbg.org  to complete an application, and submit resume and cover letter. Human Resources, VHBG, 8716 W. Broad Street, Henrico, VA 23294 Fax: (804) 270-0479

Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, established in 1846, believes that Central Virginia’s children and families should have access to a quality, innovative, and individualized array of resources that enable them to be safe, strong, and successful in their lives.
 

Senior Associate Implementation (Doctoral Position)

Organization: 
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.
Location: 
Farmington, CT
Summary: 

The Senior Associate will work on multiple initiatives focused on implementation of evidence-based practices for children, predominantly on trauma-focused practices. The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is the Coordinating Center for multiple implementation, training, and quality improvement programs focused on improving care for children exposed to traumatic events. These initiatives span the Connecticut behavioral health, child welfare, law enforcement, and juvenile justice systems. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to oversee implementation activities, to infuse implementation science and research, and to participate as a faculty member in implementation activities.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
•    Possess a Ph.D. in psychology, public health, social work, child development, or closely related field, with at least 2 years post-graduate work experience
•    At least one year experience with program implementation/implementation of evidence-based practices
•    At least two years’ experience with children’s behavioral health and associated evidence-based treatments
•    Evidence of scholarly publication and research
•    Must be extremely organized, efficient, and a good team player
•    Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of professionals (e.g. behavioral health, child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement)

Some or all of the following are highly desired:
•    Experience with trauma-focused treatment models, including TF-CBT
•    Experience with research design and evaluation, particularly implementation science research
•    Experience with quality improvement of behavioral health treatments and using data to inform practice
•    Training in trauma-informed care and/or evidence-based practices
•    Experience with the Learning Collaborative/Breakthrough Series model
•    Experience with training, especially related to trauma and/or evidence-based practices
•    Knowledge of the child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and/or mental health systems in Connecticut
•    Experience with large data sets and statistical analysis using SPSS
•    Experience managing grant/contract budgets

Responsibilities will likely include:
•    Apply implementation science and research to evidence-based practice implementation initiatives, primarily using the Breakthrough Series Collaborative/learning collaborative methodology
•    Develop and monitor implementation and sustainability strategies and plans
•    Develop evaluation plans and analyze implementation data for quality improvement/evaluation purposes
•    Participate as an implementation team/faculty member in training and consultation activities
•    Assist with development of publications and research reports
•    Supervision of project staff
•    Manage project budgets
•    Assisting with grant/contract applications and reporting requirements
•    Work with staff from state agencies and/or behavioral health providers to inform development of implementation and consultation activities

 

Contact: 

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 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 develops, trains, disseminates, evaluates, and expands effective models of practice in children’s health, mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and other settings.

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 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.
 

Child & Family Therapist

Organization: 
Children's Research Triangle (CRT)
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

We are seeking a full-time clinical therapist to provide treatment for children and families at several of our community-based partner sites. The candidate must be engaging and dynamic and have at least two years post-clinical licensure experience. Children's Research Triangle (CRT) is a non-profit organization with a full medical and psychological clinic nationally recognized for clinical service provision, training, and research.  We are dedicated to the healthy development of children and their families, specializing in working with high risk children, many of whom have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol and/or have experienced trauma/maltreatment.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Skills, Qualifications, and Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree must be in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
  • Clinical License (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist). 
  • Two years of clinical experience post-clinical licensure strongly preferred.
  • Advanced clinical training in trauma-informed treatment, child development, psychodynamic psychotherapy, attachment theory and/or other best practices a plus. 
  • Experience conducting biopsychosocial assessments, clinical interviews, and observations in addition to using standardized measures to formulate a comprehensive client assessment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic. 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to determine appropriate treatment and support plans.
  • Experience providing mental health trainings to helping professionals and parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment of high-risk children and their families. 
  • Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish & English) preferred.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.  
  • Must have reliable means of transportation and maintain safe driving record.
     

Principal responsibilities:   

  • Individual, family, dyadic, and/or group therapy.
  • Conceptually and pragmatically assess complex patient histories to formulate an accurate client assessment. 
  • Develop treatment plans with client input to determine goals, objectives, and best practice treatment.
  • Maintain clinical records by following protocols, adhering to timelines, entering and updating data, completing progress notes. 
     
Contact: 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume or vitae, and 3 professional references to Amy Groessl, agroessl@cr-triangle.org.

Amy Groessl, LCSW
180 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60601
312-726-4011
agroessl@cr-triangle.org
www.childstudy.org

Children’s Research Triangle is an equal opportunity employer. 
 

Clinical Therapist

Organization: 
Children's Research Triangle (CRT)
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

We are seeking an experienced clinical therapist to provide treatment for individuals who have mental health and substance abuse issues.  This position is within CRT's Project Thrive, a five-year federal grant-funded project with The Administration for Children and Families (ACF).  This grant enables CRT to provide trauma-informed psychological assessment and therapeutic services to children living in the foster care system, as well as comprehensive therapeutic services for their biological parents. 

Children's Research Triangle (CRT) is a non-profit organization with a full medical and psychological clinic nationally recognized for clinical service provision, training, and research.  We are dedicated to the healthy development of children and their families, specializing in working with high risk children, many of whom have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol and/or have experienced trauma/maltreatment.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Skills, Qualifications, and Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree must be in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Clinical licensure (LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist).
  • Certification by the Illinois IAODAPCA Certification Board of at least a CADC and two or more years experience providing treatment to adults with mental health and substance abuse issues.  
  • Experience conducting biopsychosocial assessments, clinical interviews, and observations in addition to using standardized measures to formulate a comprehensive client assessment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong work ethic. 
  • Advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, DBT, or other relevant EBP’s a plus. 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to determine appropriate treatment and support plans.
  • Experience providing mental health trainings to helping professionals and parents/caregivers.
  • Ability to maintain a positive perspective in the treatment of high-risk children and their families. 
  • Must have reliable means of transportation and maintain safe driving record.

Principal responsibilities:   
•    Formulate an accurate patient assessment, including information acquired from biopsychosocial assessment and standardized measures.
•    Development and implementation of treatment plans for clients with dual diagnoses, relational or mental health issues.
•    Facilitate best practices that allow the client to explore resolutions and create positive change, as well as reviewing progress on a regular basis.
•    Maintain clinical records by following protocols, adhering to timelines, entering and updating data, completing progress notes. 
 

Contact: 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume or vitae, and 3 professional references to agroessl@cr-triangle.org.

Amy Groessl, LCSW
180 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 700
Chicago, IL  60601
312.726.4011
agroessl@cr-triangle.org
www.childstudy.org

Children’s Research Triangle is an equal opportunity employer. 
 

Assistant/Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program

Organization: 
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

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.
 

Contact: 

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
dwalker@nmff.org

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.
 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Child & Adolescent Evidence-Based Trauma Treatment

Organization: 
Child & Adolescent Psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent
Summary: 

Applications are being accepted for one (possibly two) post‑doctoral fellowship in community-based trauma treatments for post-Hurricane Sandy recovery focusing on Child and Adolescent populations. Funded as part of a full trauma services grant from NYS Department of Child and Family Services, the position begins September 1, 2014 and is funded through September, 2015.
 

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in related field of Psychology (Clinical, Counseling School-Clinical Combined), experience with childhood trauma, experience in school settings, and training in cognitive-behavior therapy preferred. The applicant should have the organizational skills necessary to manage the daily operations of a large-scale implementation across numerous schools. The fellow will be involved in all aspects of the program including (but not limited to): prevention programming, recruitment, outreach, training, supervision of other psychology trainees, treatment implementation (CBITS & TF-CBT primarily) and data management and analysis, with possible manuscript preparation and publications. This opportunity is a limited grant-funded position and IS NOT part of our APA accredited Child Clinical Fellowship. Candidates must have completed all requirements for doctoral degree and be eligible for a New York State Limited Permit to practice. Groups historically under-represented in Psychology are encouraged to apply.

Contact: 

Salary is $37,500 per annum with full benefits. Interested applicants should send an email with their curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interests and goals, copy of student transcript and minimum of two letters of recommendation to Peter J. D’Amico, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of Child & Adolescent Psychology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent. Please send application materials together in one email to: pdamico@nshs.edu