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.

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Seattle, WA

For over 100 years, Childhaven has been a safe and nurturing place for children. Today, the work that is done —therapeutic care for young children who have been abused or neglected—is on the forefront of scientific understanding about the young developing brain, the consequences of early trauma, and the factors that promote resilience and healing. Our program heals babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, preparing them for success in school and in life.

Childhaven currently serves more than 350 children and their families from a diverse range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds through three care centers in the Seattle and King County metropolitan area. Childhaven’s five-year strategic plan calls for a significant expansion of programs, raising its profile, and collaborating with others in the community and across the nation to stop abuse and neglect at a systemic level.

With a staff of 170 and an annual budget now approaching $10 million, Childhaven is poised to continue and expand its leadership in therapeutic child care and stopping the cycle of child abuse. Childhaven has earned the respect and active support of all sectors of the King County community including the philanthropic, corporate and public sectors.

This is an opportunity to lead a highly respected, high impact children’s organization!

For more information on Childhaven programs and history visit

For a full profile describing the President’s position or to apply visit

Program Director (National Quality Improvement Center for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care)

University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work
Baltimore, Maryland

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Program Director. The Program Director will lead all efforts related to the National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) that seeks to improve well-being, stability, and permanency of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) children and youth in foster care. The Program Director should bring extensive knowledge about the needs of LGBTQ youth as well as experience operationalizing implementation science. The position will be responsible for planning and overseeing the short and long-term strategic planning and strategies for programmatic success of the QIC. Together with the Principle Investigator, the QIC Leadership Team and the Children’s Bureau, the Program Director will drive the program strategy, leads the implementation, works closely with internal and external stakeholders, facilitates and coordinates QIC Learning Collaborative, and identifies gaps in services and designs additional program elements which address them. The Program Director will have direct responsibility and play a key leadership role in operating the QIC and has the authority to formulate, affect, interpret or implement management policies and operating practices.

The Institute serves as a national training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center that is focused on children's behavioral health. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. This support is provided through three primary units within The Institute: Policy and Finance; Technical Assistance & Implementation; and Research & Evaluation. These units work in an integrated fashion to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Experience: Five (5) years of related experience working in an appropriate field with at least two (2) years’ experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination, and implementation.

Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.

Preferred Experience: Supervisory experience preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Possesses a thorough knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Knowledge about evidence based practice implementation. Ability to facilitate multi-state collaborative process. Thorough knowledge about LGBTZ youth, child welfare systems, and implementation science. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Ability to establish and implement goals and structures in support of the strategic mission. Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for prioritizing multiple and ongoing projects. Skill in making effective and strategic, analytical, and timely decisions. Ability to write and present whit papers, reports, research summaries, and other publications.
  • Ability to supervise and direct personnel toward meeting organization and program goals. Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine and maintenance procedures.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in data manipulation and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts with all audiences, and to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience

If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Marlene Matarese

Position Description

Director of DCAC Research Institute

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center
Dallas, TX

The Director of the DCAC Research Institute joins the team in studying best practices, emerging trends, outcomes and program evaluation within the DCAC client journey through investigation, prosecution and healing, and seeks to advance the field of child maltreatment, in an effort to improve the system, heal the child and family and ultimately reduce the devastating impact of abuse.

The Director will participate in defining the research strategy and will be responsible for independently leading all clinical and outcomes studies being conducted by the DCAC Research Institute. The Director will manage operational and logistical tasks to ensure efficient execution of studies within established budgets and timelines, ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations. S/he will coordinate the efforts of internal and external resources to ensure research plan optimization. This person will be responsible for writing and submitting research data for peer reviewed publications and disseminating outcomes to the larger public by conducting lectures and public reviews of research findings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meaningfully contribute to the 2017-2019 DCAC Strategic Plan by developing research strategies that align with organizational goals
  • Independently manage research evaluation, studies, analysis, publication and dissemination of projects that advance the field of abuse, the role of the MDT, client outcomes, and that advance the agency’s success with reducing the impact of abuse on children.
  • Identify, recruit, train, and manage team within the Research Institute to assist with initiatives.
  • Provide updates and status reports to senior management on a regular basis; report on performance against plan. Manage the budget for research studies. Ensure overall operation is within the approved budget and timeline.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with academic and community-based researchers, agency directors
  • Interface with partners within and outside of DCAC including Child Protective Services, Police Departments, District Attorney’s Office, Children’s Medical Centers, National Children’s Alliance, CACTX.
  • Manage Internal Review Board and assessment of evaluation of research with human subjects and government systems.
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory bodies governing research studies.
  • Represent DCAC at major annual conferences
  •  Ph.D. in Psychology or related field required.
  • Prefer 5-10 years of experience in the social service field with at least three years of hands-on managerial experience running research studies and managing teams.
  • Experience with all aspects of management of large research studies from inception to completion.
  • Strong knowledge of human subjects research regulations.
  • Previous research study site management experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in experimental and quasi-experimental design.
  • Basic understanding of statistics and statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or competence in data analysis and report writing
  • Knowledge and experience with Excel and SPSS software packages.
  • Strong project planning, leadership, negotiation and presentation skills as well as an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems.
  • Extraordinary research management skills and expertise in searching medical literature and databases for clinical and technical information.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail.
  • Ability to forge cross-functional working relationships with internal teams and external project partners.
  • Ability to be proactive in identifying issues and hurdles that may handicap the effective implementation of the studies and resolve the issues in a timely fashion.
  • Superior writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical people.
  • Individual should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work well as a team member with staff, community professionals, and volunteers.
  • Individual should ensure accuracy and confidentiality in all work.
  • Must demonstrate/live our organization’s core values: put the child first in all that we do, operate as a seamless team, work with a servant’s heart.

Natasha Bullard

Bilingual Project Clinician/Therapist

Silver School of Social Work, New York University (NYU)
New York, NY

The Safe Mothers, Safe Children (SMSC) Project is an exciting collaboration between ACS and Silver School of Social Work, NYU. The initiative aims to improve the identification, case management, and treatment of mothers with trauma-related disorders who are raising young children, and receiving child welfare preventive services to reduce the risk of repeat maltreatment and to improve positive parenting.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time bilingual project clinician to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assess new referrals to the project
  • Deliver manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings
  • Coordinate intervention delivery with agency staff and clients
  • Maintain fidelity to the intervention guidelines and ensure client engagement
  • Maintain session notes, project assessments and coordinate with project coordinator regarding data requirements
  • Comply with current IRB regulatory requirements and procedures, including continuing education on ethics and conduct of research, consenting and assenting clients according to IRB standard guidelines and maintaining regulatory binder.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to staff from contract agencies;
  • Assist with project management and organization;
  • Assist with database management and data analysis; and
  • Assist with papers and presentations.
  • Participate in staff meetings and case discussions


Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • LMSW, LCSW, PhD, or PsyD licensed or license eligible in the state of New York
  • Clinical supervision will be provided.
  • 3 years of experience providing evidence based clinical interventions
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) a must
  • Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is a plus
  • Knowledge of evidence-based trauma interventions and child welfare
  • Flexibility around work hours is preferred; willingness to travel to the agency sites.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and team work skills



Opportunities exist for clinical and outcomes research, clinical supervision. Training on trauma based interventions will be provided. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, please send a resume and any relevant materials to Geetanjali Chugh at and Sasha Stok at


NEW Psychology Internship and Post-Doctoral Training Positions for 2017-2018

The University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK


The year-long APA-approved Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship program is sponsored by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The program is funded by the Health Research and Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds will be available for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

The training is designed to prepare psychology Interns and Fellows to provide evidence-based services in primary care settings to underserved children, adults, and families. The trainees can have rotations in a VA Primary Care Clinic; the Fostering Hope Clinic, a specialized clinic for children in foster care; the Variety Health Clinic, a community based clinic; an Indian Health Service Clinic; and for Spanish speaking trainees, the Latino Clinic, a pediatric primary health care clinic for Spanish-speaking families. The trainees will participate in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP), a two semester award-winning program, as part of the training.

The trainees will be part of the OUHSC APA-approved Internship and Fellowship programs and will receive stipends and benefits. Trainees must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.


Please contact Dr. Tatiana Balachova ( for more information.

Research Biostatistician

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – OUHSC campus

Biostatistician in OKC. Epidemiologic & population-science study design. Uses factor analysis, causal & structural equation modeling, multilevel, survival, event history, & complex surveys analysis. MS in Quantitative Psychology or Biostatistics in Public Health + 12 mths exp in biostatistics & R programming gained in educ or exp. No travel. Mail CV to Matthew Rhoades, OUHSC, 940 NE 13th, OKC, OK 73104. EOE/AA


MS in Quantitative Psychology or Biostatistics in Public Health + 12 mths exp in biostatistics & R programming gained in educ or exp.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Factor analysis, causal & structural equation modeling, multilevel, survival, event history, & complex surveys analysis


Mail CV to Matthew Rhoades, OUHSC, 940 NE 13th, OKC, OK 73104

Postdoctoral Fellowships Pediatric Psychology & Childhood Trauma/Maltreatment

La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Chicago, IL


There is only one hospital in Chicago that is solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illness and disabilities as well as those suffering from abuse/trauma. That hospital is La Rabida. Our progressive facility, with long history as a teaching hospital, currently seeks candidates with child clinical training or child trauma experience for full-time, one year fellowships:

  • Pediatric Psychology (2 positions)
  • Childhood Trauma & Maltreatment (1 position)


EOE m/f/d/v


Providing evaluation and treatment for children with medical conditions, traumatic experience, sexual/physical abuse, etc., will require PhD/PsyD with completion of APA-accredited internship and graduate programs. Impressive assessment, consultation, public speaking/teaching skills with previous inpatient experience or substantial training and diagnostic/therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma required.


La Rabida’s fellowship program offers stipend plus benefits! For immediate consideration, please send letter of interest (indicating position) with curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Tim Meline, Employment Manager

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

6501 S. Promontory Dr.

Chicago, IL 60649 



Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego
San Diego, CA

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital is currently seeking a full-time clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and exposure to domestic violence. The Chadwick Center offers programs and services that provide for the prevention, identification and treatment of abused and traumatized children, as well as to families impacted by domestic violence, and is one of the largest hospital-based child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the nation, with a combined staff of more than 75 professionals in the fields of medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing, and education technology.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Doctorate in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, and be licensed or license-eligible in California. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who are bilingual in English/Spanish, have at least a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, 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 three references) via e-mail to:

Lisa Conradi, Psy.D.

Director of Clinical Operations

Chadwick Center for Children and Families

Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego


Training and Outreach Coordinator

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Training and Outreach Coordinator for its newly funded “Intersections” project. This position will be responsible for overall coordination of trauma training and outreach activities to several service systems, including Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, and Runaway and Homeless Youth organizations that Commercially Sexually Exploited Children intersect with at high rates. Duties include outreach and communication with organizations to establish collaborative processes for conducting trauma and CSEC-awareness trainings, scheduling and delivering training activities with partner organizations, and ongoing technical assistance and support. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships within and across systems, has a working knowledge of NCTSN-supported trauma curricula such as Child Welfare Trauma toolkit, Resource Parent Curriculum, Think Trauma, etc., at least 2 years training experience, 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 (email communication preferred)

Project Coordinator

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Atlanta GA

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. This position will provide coordination and support to our programs specifically focused on response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Responsibilities will include scheduling and coordination of youth-focused programming and outreach activities, coordination with project partners and volunteers, coordination with program evaluators, assistance to the Project Director with report-writing, and other tasks as assigned to support program success. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others, 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 (email communication preferred)