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.

 

NCCTS Liaison

 
Organization: 
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Location: 
Durham, NC
Summary: 

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University, the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Liaison. This position is located at Duke University in Durham, NC.

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. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of 85+ academic, clinical, and community service centers. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families.

The NCCTS Liaison is a member of the NCCTS Site Integration and Collaboration Program. This position:

  • Facilitates communication and the provision of technical assistance and consultation among Network members, the NCCTS, and other key NCTSN stakeholders.
  • Manages activities within national collaborations in partnership with multiple NCTSN member centers and the federal funding agency; including the multi-faceted work of topical collaborative groups.
  • Conducts both in-person and virtual member center site-visits, broker resources, and best practices.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance around various child trauma topics
  • Facilitates collaboration and practice sharing among Network members
  • Leads the engagement and inclusion of family members and young adults in NCTSN initiatives and activities.
  • Identify and elevate trends, collaborative successes, and best and promising practices throughout the NCTSN.

Experience in:

  • Implementing Evidence Based Treatments and Practices, Trauma-Informed practices
  • Program implementation
  • Consulting with various stakeholders
  • Organizational readiness
  • Group facilitation
  • Managing programs for youth and families, preferred
  • Project management
  • Some program evaluation experience required
  • Quality improvement
  • Master’s degree and 5 years experience in a related field preferred (mental health, social work, public health, health care administration, etc.)

Send cover letter and résumé to: Alicia.sellers@duke.edu

Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Position location: Duke University in Durham, NC. Req #: 401356106

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Organization: 
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Summary: 

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is currently seeking applicants for its APPIC-member Postdoctoral Fellowship for the September 2018-August 2019 year.

Program Description:

Within the Child Welfare/Pediatric Developmental Disabilities track, opportunities focus on trauma-informed assessment/intervention with children and families involved in the child welfare system and also include assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs.

The fellowship provides professional seminars in developmental disabilities, early intervention, and career development. Psychology Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program featuring developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective, participation in a research group on disability-related topics, and training in legislative advocacy skills. Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.

Qualifications:

This is a full-time training opportunity for graduates from clinical or school psychology doctoral programs, offering a broad variety of experiences with extensive individual and group supervision.

For further information, see: http://www.wihd.org/psychology-training/.

Interested candidates are encouraged to email a letter of inquiry with your CV attached to:

Trupti Rao, Psy.D. Director of Psychology Training trao@wihd.org

Psychologist III

Organization: 
Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility located in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to working with traumatized children and their families. We provide comprehensive, evidence based/evidence-supported treatment, training in trauma-informed intervention approaches, and research on the causes, consequences, and treatment of child and family trauma. The goal of our treatment, training, and research efforts is to help traumatized children reach their potential through direct treatment services, professional development, and research designed to identify the most effective policies and practices.

Join our team as a Psychologist III: The Psychologist III supervises psychology staff, psychology interns, and coordinates/manages projects to which they have been assigned. In addition, he/she provides service to clients as a member of the evaluation program where participation may include direct service, clinical supervision, or research. The psychologist may provide staff consultation and training for graduate social work interns. The psychologist III has the responsibility for administrative duties assigned by the Director. Qualified applicants must possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. with emphasis in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Must be a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland. Five (5) years’ experience in providing psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and supervision required. APA approved internship as well as one year supervised experience post doc required. Some management experience strongly preferred.

Enjoy these benefits and more!

Excellent medical benefits

Paid sick leave and vacation

401(k) Voluntary Tax-deferred Savings Plan ( Employer contribution + Employer match)

To apply go to https://jobs-kennedykrieger.icims.com and enter the Job ID # 2235

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet

Family Intervention Specialist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Summary: 

**Ask about our $3,000 sign-on payment and up to $5,000 for relocation!**

Positions Available in: Bloomington, Columbus, Indianapolis, Jasper, Jeffersonville and Madison!

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Qualifications: 

Program Overview

Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.

Position Overview

  • Carry small caseload of 4 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  • 3 supervision meetings a week
  • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
  • Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities Additional Information

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Requirements

A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a social services discipline is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously Basic computer knowledge Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision Retirement Savings Pension Plan 403 (b) 2 weeks paid vacation 12 paid sick days per year 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

EOE

Contact: 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science/Child Trauma Child Health and Development Institute

Organization: 
Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc
Summary: 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science/Child Trauma. The Fellow is anticipated to spend some of his/her time working with faculty at UCONN Health on disseminating evidence-based interventions for youth in schools and in the community. At CHDI, the Fellow will work on one or more initiatives disseminating evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions for youth in the community; opportunities to work on CHDI’s other mental health, health, or early childhood programs may be possible. The fellow recruited for the position will have a strong interest in (1) effective dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children, (2) child traumatic stress, (3) applying implementation science to improve the practice of dissemination and implementation, and (4) contributing to the field of implementation science through publications and/or presentations. An optional second year may be possible depending on the Fellow’s interests, funding, and CHDI/UCONN staffing needs.

Qualifications: 

The individual selected for this position will work within grant- and contract-funded projects at CHDI and UCONN Health, primarily projects related to implementation of evidence-based behavioral health treatments for children exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and violence. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical or Community Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Strong professional writing and data analysis skills are required; candidates with at least one first authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal are preferred. Experience with children’s mental health, child traumatic stress, EBPs, advanced statistical analysis, and/or dissemination and implementation is highly desirable. CHDI provides a unique opportunity to receive training in the practice of dissemination and implementation and to contribute to meaningful systems change through application of implementation science and trauma informed care in community-based settings.

Contact: 

To apply, please email (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one example of scholarly writing (preferably a published article); and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from supervisors, to Jason Lang (jalang@uchc.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Fellowship is contingent upon continued funding.

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Clinical Psychologist – Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC)- Full Time Days

Organization: 
Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center
Summary: 

As the #1-ranked hospital in New York (U.S.News & World Report), NewYork-Presbyterian has a long tradition of bringing hope, health and healing to our communities.

The Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) in the division of the Ambulatory Care Network of New York-Presbyterian Hospital provides high quality therapeutic services for trauma exposed infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and their caregivers. The FPTTC is expanding early identification and treatment access for trauma exposed young children and their caregivers and is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill positions made possible by a recent National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) - Category III award. The early childhood mental health psychologist will provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) treatment for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, as well as individual and group interventions. This position uniquely offers the opportunity to receive formal training in the evidence-based, trauma-focused, treatment interventions of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children under the age of five, and Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) for school-age children.

Preferred Criteria

• Spanish fluency

• Experience conducting psychotherapy with high-risk populations

• Experience in one or more of the following areas: Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Trauma Treatment, Early Childhood Mental Health, Parent-Child Psychotherapy

• Ability to work as part of a dedicated and professional team

Required Criteria

• NYS Licensed or License-Eligible Ph.D/Psy.D.

• Licensure within 18 months of hire

• New York State Limited Permit in Clinical Psychology upon hire

Contact: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to the Program Manager Cynthia Arreola at cya9006@nyp.org

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Clinical Track Faculty

Organization: 
University of Michigan
Summary: 

Position Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical track faculty member with expertise in infant, toddler and early childhood mental health (i.e., up to child age 5). The successful candidate will have substantial expertise in this developmental period, as well as in evidence-based assessment and treatment for vulnerable families with young children. The applicant will be an active participant in the expansion of our child psychiatry specialty clinic and services (Infant and Early Childhood Clinic/IECC), including opportunities to be involved in both research and community-based service projects including integrated care activities. The successful candidate will have training and expertise in relationship-focused dyadic assessment and intervention. The candidate will join a dynamic group of faculty who hold significant expertise and interest in research and clinical work focused on infant and early childhood mental health, early intervention, intergenerational transmission of risk, and interventions for families with young children who have experienced trauma and adversity. This position will report through the Women and Infant Mental Health Program Directors in Ambulatory Psychiatry.

Educational Activities

The successful candidate will serve as on-site/directly available outpatient supervisor and preceptor for psychiatry house staff, medical students, and/or psychology postdoctoral fellows, and provide didactic lectures for primary care and specialty care colleagues, medical students, general psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, and a broad range of health professionals and trainees (i.e; social work, psychology, pharmacy, nursing, etc.). There will be opportunities to teach in core curriculum, medical student teaching, and journal club. The successful candidate will be involved in Resident recruitment and interviewing process.

Administration

The successful candidate will be expected to attend Faculty Meetings within the Department of Psychiatry, at minimum this will include All-Staff, discipline-specific team meetings, and/or other administrative meetings deemed necessary by their reporting supervisor. In addition to timely attention to pertinent administrative work (e.g., electronic medical record and in-basket monitoring, phone calls, letters, records, e-mails, etc.), the new faculty member will participate in all relevant quality improvement initiatives and activities.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold MD and/or PhD or equivalent and is required. Possession of a current license to practice medicine or clinical psychology in the State of Michigan is necessary. Applicant must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry or Psychology. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff.

Contact: 

Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: Katherine Rosenblum, Ph.D. and Maria Muzik, M.D., Search Committee Chairs, 4250 Plymouth Rd.Rachel Upjohn Building – Rm 2736, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 or through email to katier@umich.edu

Tenure Track Faculty

Organization: 
University of Michigan
Summary: 

Position Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member who has expertise in perinatal, infant, and/or early childhood mental health (i.e., pregnancy up to child age 5). The successful candidate will have substantial expertise in both research relevant to this developmental period as well as clinical service delivery to high risk, vulnerable families with young children. The ideal candidate will also have a substantial research portfolio in this domain with evidence of an ability to garner independent research funding and oversee clinical trials. Responsibilities will include facilitation of and participation in University academic and clinical training programs relevant to perinatal, infant and early childhood mental health. Our program includes faculty with strong interests in basic and translational research in areas that include trauma, stress and adversity; intergenerational transmission of risk; health promotion, prevention and intervention with vulnerable families; and collaborative models that include an emphasis on engaging the participation of communities in order to expand and improve access and utilization of mental health treatment. The faculty member will also participate as a full member in a vibrant and highly collaborative research and clinical team. This position will report through the Program Directors for the Women and Infants Mental Health Program.

Clinical Activities

The faculty member will spend approximately 15-20% of his/her time in clinical care. An additional 15-20% of his/her time will be spent providing leadership for integrated behavioral health initiatives. Finally, 60-70% of the faculty member’s time might be spent in funded research. The candidate will also provide some hospital-based services, entailing participation in various on-call activities, which may include scheduled weekend rounding on the inpatient unit (averages 2 times per year) and backing up PES residents on call (6-7 nights per year).

Educational Activities

The successful candidate will serve as on-site/directly available outpatient supervisor and preceptor for psychiatry house staff, medical students, and/or psychology postdoctoral fellows, and provide didactic lectures for primary care and specialty care colleagues, medical students, general psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, and a broad range of health professionals and trainees (i.e; social work, psychology, pharmacy, nursing, etc.). The applicant will be welcomed and expected to share their expertise in core curriculum development/delivery, medical student teaching, Journal Clubs, Evidence-Based Medicine Seminars, and Grand Rounds.

Administration

The successful candidate will be expected to attend Faculty Meetings within the Department of Psychiatry, at minimum this will include Academic Staff, All-Staff, discipline-specific team meetings, and/or other administrative meetings deemed necessary by their reporting supervisor. In addition to timely attention to pertinent administrative work (e.g., electronic medical record and in-basket monitoring, phone calls, letters, records, e-mails, etc.), the new faculty member will participate in all relevant quality improvement initiatives and activities.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold MD and/or PhD or equivalent and is required. Possession of a current license to practice medicine or clinical psychology in the State of Michigan is necessary. Applicant must be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry or Psychology. Applicants must have demonstrated promise for an academic career that emphasizes research, clinical care, teaching and administration. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff.

Contact: 

Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to: Katherine Rosenblum, Ph.D. and Maria Muzik, M.D., Search Committee Chairs, 4250 Plymouth Rd.Rachel Upjohn Building – Rm 2736Ann Arbor, MI 48109 or through email to katier@umich.edu

Clinical Supervisor

Organization: 
CHRIS Counseling Center
Location: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Summary: 

This position is responsible for supervising a team of therapists who provide clinical services to children, adolescents, families, and adults. This position also provides evidence based clinical services to consumers.

Qualifications: 
  • Masters degree in the field of social work, counseling and/or marriage and family therapy and maintain full licensure, 3 years post preferred
  • An understanding of the concepts of child care,
  • Skilled in providing individual, family and group therapy,
  • Skilled in assisting and maintaining consumers in their family homes and/or community,
  • Ability to effectively relate to consumers, parents/custodians of all social, economic, ethnic and educational backgrounds, with firmness, fairness and concern,
  • Solid decision-making ability as related to the safety and well-being of consumers, families, community and staff,
  • Be guided by precedent and established policy and procedure in decision-making. This person will be required to analyze and react to difficult situations, often while under considerable stress and pressure,
  • Dependability, emotional stability and physically capable. This position requires some physical functions that are essential to satisfactory performance of the outlined job responsibilities, i.e. sitting, standing, walking, driving, speaking, hearing and the ability to physically restrain (when necessary),
  • Ability to recognize when assistance and consultation is needed,
  • Clinical expertise in child development, dysfunction, counseling, treatment planning and diagnosis is required,
  • Must be free to travel as the position demands,

A valid driver’s license in the State of Georgia Reports to: Clinical Director

Contact: 

For more information and link to apply, https://www.chris180.org/who-we-are/careers/

Early Intervention Program Manager

Organization: 
Childhaven
Location: 
Seattle, WA
Summary: 

This very exciting new Early Intervention Program Manager (EIPM) position will have the opportunity to help us develop and scale a best in class birth to three Early Intervention (EI) program. This position will staff, plan, organize, implement and monitor all components of the EI program, while working collaboratively with internal and external partners to ensure the needs of young children and their families are being met with excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position will be a member of Childhaven’s i2i (innovate to improve) senior leadership team as well as the newly formed Program Design and Implementation Team (PDIT).
  • Develop and implement a best in class EI program consistent with federal, state, and county rules and regulations, all EI contracts, and today’s best practices.
  • Hire, train, inspire and lead a team of qualified EI staff to ensure the highest quality services are being provided at all times.
  • Help develop, implement and maintain an efficient medical billing system and maximize fee for service and contract revenue by ensuring therapists achieve their billable time expectations and all timeline requirements are met.
  • Carry an appropriately sized assessment and therapy caseload, always role modeling exceptional service delivery, paperwork, productivity, attitude, and communication.
  • Regularly review and evaluate program outcomes and impact.
  • Maintain knowledge of and compliance with all ESIT (Early Support for Infants and Toddlers), federal Part C, and third party payor contract requirements. Maintain current knowledge of available community resources to make necessary referrals in order to best meet families’ needs.
  • Grow the program through ongoing internal and external education on the importance of early identification, early referral, and early intervention.
  • Monitor program revenue and expenses on a monthly basis making sure program is financially viable at all times.
  • Lead internal and external program audits, making constant improvements where gaps are identified.
  • Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
  • Master’s Degree
  • Licensed Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, or Special Educator
  • 5+ years of experience leading a growing, evidence-based, cohesive early intervention team
  • Must pass background check and drug screen requirements
  • Valid WA state driver’s license and automobile insurance including access to dependable personal transportation
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Firm commitment to family-centered, inclusive, interdisciplinary, and strengths-based EI best practices in natural environments
  • Experience leading and growing an EI team in WA (preferably King County)
  • Experience recruiting, mentoring, and supporting interns and new graduates
  • Strong understanding of EI contracts and public and private insurance best practices
  • Ability to interpret financial statements and Key Performance Indicators
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Experience using all aspects of an electronic medical records system
Contact: 

Apply online by clicking on this link: https://jobs.ourcareerpages.com/job/279446?source=NCTSN