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.

 

UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth Postdoctoral Fellowship

Organization: 
The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston
Location: 
Houston, TX
Summary: 

The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center for Youth at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Houston, is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to develop their own program of systematic research in the domains of childhood trauma and/or grief and prepare for a productive career as a scientist-practitioner.

Opportunities are available to pursue mentored research in the following areas:
(1)    longitudinal studies of bereaved youth
(2)    biopsychosocial risk and protective factors associated with adaptive and maladaptive grief and youth PTSD
(3)    trauma and grief screening and assessment
(4)    development and evaluation of interventions for traumatized and/or grieving youth

The postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities to work clinically with bereaved and traumatized youth and assist with trainings focusing on trauma- and grief-informed assessments and interventions through the TAG Center, a SAMHSA-funded Community Treatment and Services Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Applicants must have evidence that a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited academic program will be completed by August, 2015. The start date of the fellowship is flexible, but no later than September 1st, 2015.  Benefits include vacation, sick and professional development time, and health care coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu by December 1st, 2014. For further information, please contact: Julie B. Kaplow, Ph.D., ABPP, Associate Professor and Director, University of Texas Trauma and Grief Center for Youth at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu.

 

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.

The Director of Clinical Services

Organization: 
ANDRUS
Location: 
Yonkers, NY
Summary: 

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.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

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
 

Contact: 

For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to HR-JP Department at 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email andrusjobs@jdam.org or fax 914-965-3883.

ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 

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