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/Foster Care

Organization: 
The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC)
Location: 
Dallas, TX
Summary: 

Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the fifth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation. As the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.

In addition, Children's is a major pediatric kidney, liver, intestine, heart and bone marrow transplant center. As the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the medical staff at Children's conducts research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and greater understanding of pediatric diseases.

The Children's system is licensed for 595 beds and has more than 50 subspecialty programs spanning two campuses – the main hospital in Dallas and a second full-service hospital in Plano. Combined, the two facilities serve children through more than 677,000 patient encounters annually. Children’s was the first pediatric hospital in Dallas designated as a Level I Trauma Center.

Children's enjoys a stellar reputation as one of the finest pediatric facilities in the United States. Children's is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is a Magnet designated facility, the highest national recognition granted to a hospital or medical center for nursing excellence. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has named Children's as one of the nation's top pediatric providers.

For more information about Children’s Medical Center and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry, please visit: http://www.childrens.com/specialties/psychiatry-psychology/.
 

Qualifications: 

The Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence and the Center for Pediatric Psychiatry at Children’s Medical Center (CMC) in Dallas are seeking a full-time psychologist to provide clinical services, research, program development, and mental health program leadership for the hospital’s Rees-Jones Center.

As a member of the Rees-Jones Center, the psychologist will evaluate and provide intervention services to patients who have experienced trauma and who receive their medical care in the Rees-Jones Center.  Evaluations will include clinical interviews, testing, and communication of recommendations to members of the multidisciplinary team, schools, Child Protective Services, and foster families.  Interventions will include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy for depression and anxiety, behavior management, sleep hygiene, group psychoeducation and therapy, and general promotion of skills to help protect children against the negative sequelae of abuse and neglect.  A major component of the position will be collaboration with the Rees-Jones Center team to implement a program of research that will inform both clinical practice and the development of a self-sustaining program of clinical services.  During the initial implementation of this research project (i.e., the first year of the position), the psychologist’s time will be split between assessment and intervention.  After the first year of the position, the psychologist’s caseload will be more heavily focused on intervention and therapy, with some testing. Opportunities will be available for training in PCIT and trauma-focused evidence-based treatments. Additionally, the psychologist in this position may have opportunities to act in a leadership role for other mental health staff within the Rees-Jones Center.

The position will be considered for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Along with clinical responsibilities, the position includes opportunities for research, teaching, and supervision. 
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology from an APA-accredited doctoral program
  • Internship training from an APA-accredited program in clinical child psychology
  • Postdoctoral fellowship training in clinical child psychology
  • A passing score on the EPPP at the level required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Experience or demonstrated interested in working with children who have experienced trauma and/or maltreatment and their caregivers
  • Full license in Texas or out-of-state license with Provisional Licensure in Texas by date of hire
     
Contact: 

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest with curriculum vitae to:
Sunita M. Stewart, Ph.D.
Director of Psychological Services
Children’s Medical Center Dallas
Sunita.Stewart@utsouthwestern.edu
 

Trainer (Trauma Informed Care)

 
Organization: 
Washington, DC
Location: 
DC Child and Family Services Agency
Summary: 
  • Works as a Trauma Informed-Care Trainer in the Child and Family Service Agency Child Welfare Training Academy (CWTA), Office of the Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, and Program Support (ODDPPPS), The Trauma Informed-Care Trainer is a licensed clinical social worker who will provide trauma-informed education to social workers, resource parents, and other child welfare and non-child welfare professionals.
  • Conducts pre-service and in-service training classes that focus on competency based, trauma informed training, and job skill application, the principles of adult learning, and are consistent with the Child and Family Services Agency's (CFSA) policy and best practice methodology. 
  • Assesses the CFSA workforce training needs and the design, delivery and evaluation of trainings that promote trauma- informed, evidence-based or best practices supporting recovery and resiliency.
  • Delivers trauma focused training in various classroom formats, using relevant training materials such as guides, handouts, class exercises or assessment tools based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Collaborates with the  Program Manager, CWTA trainers, or other assigned subject matter experts to develop a trauma informed training curriculum. Reviews course evaluation summaries and  develops curriculum plan with Program Manager on course revisions as needed.
  • Assists in the development with and revision of training curricula; leads in the development and revision as required.
  • Develops task-based performance orientated course curricula and lesson plans, designed to achieve maximum participant development and task competencies.
  • Expands and/or modifies training material and course content to address the diversity and proficiency levels of participants.
  • Conducts course work training based on a variety of instructional strategies, aids, policy, standards and practical application.
  • Prepares written and demonstration instructional material which incorporate a variety of material, visual aids and media.
  • Utilizes agency policy and guidelines to evaluate, measure and document participant/student progress through written examinations or developmental activities.
  • Monitors participant/student progress and consults with program staff to access the nexus between instruction and subsequent job performance.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the information relative to performance results of training and future training recertification dates as required of social workers.
  • Recommends administrative and operational proposals for new instructional programs, workshops, seminars and classes to meet standards for CFSA guidelines.
     
Qualifications: 

A master's degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. At least one year of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Candidates who are certified in Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling are preferred.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Licensure Requirement: DC  Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) ;a DC Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) is preferred. (Must supply a copy).

Contact: 

Salary Range:  $80,220- $103,368

Please apply on-line:  http://dchr.dc.gov
Candidates can also contact Karimah Stallworth, HR Specialist @:
Phone: 202-727-3847   Fax: 202-727-4831
E-mail: Karimah.Stallworth.dc.gov
EOE
 

Research Assistant (Full-Time)

Organization: 
Center for Youth Wellness
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Summary: 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The mission of the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) is to improve the health of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We do this through three primary activities:

  • CYW uses mental health and wellness interventions to prevent and heal the chemical, physiological, and neuro-developmental effects of ACEs.
  • CYW improves the competencies and capacities of other youth-serving organizations to identify children with ACEs and make appropriate service plans and referrals.
  • CYW develops and disseminates knowledge about ACEs and its consequences to improve policies and practices that affect child health and development.

RELEVANCE OF THE POSITION
The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) seeks a motivated, energetic Research Assistant to assist the Director of Research in developing and implementing CYW research program on toxic stress and ACEs. The research assistant will work closely with the Director of Research to develop all relevant research documents and will directly work with research participants to collect informed consent and biological specimen as required. He/she will update the patient database with all relevant information and comply with confidential regulations about patients’ data. Finally, he/she will participate and assist in the organization of community-based events and trainings relevant to the research program. Overall, the Research assistant will provide general office management (subject scheduling, data management), technical assistance (collecting, processing, coordinating samples, data, information and data) and serve as the CYW phlebotomist. The Research Assistant will report directly to the Director of Research.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

CRITICAL CRITERIA
Required knowledge:

  • Knowledge of public health.
  • Familiarity with clinical research regulations.
  • Knowledge of the Bayview Hunters Point Community history and challenges and demonstrated cultural competency working with this community or similar community preferred.
     

Required skills/abilities:

  • Required experience working with low-income communities of color.
  • Outstanding communication, technical writing skills and understanding of medical terminology/research.
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocol and procedure.
  • Highly proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), email, internet.
  • Advanced understanding of data management processes.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret scientific data and skilled in the use of computerized systems and databases.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, service and mission-driven environment.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in day-to-day work.
     

Required licenses and/or credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field (1+ year clinical research experience preferred).
  • Psychology field preferred. Experience with psychometric assessments preferred.
  • Spanish speaking highly preferred
     

Reports to: The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Research.


COMPENSATION
This is a full-time position. Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: 

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@centerforyouthwellness.org with “Research Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Post-Doctoral Fellow -Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Location: 
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Summary: 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2014, with the possibility of a renewable year. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families.

 

Qualifications: 

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2014 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. Fellows will receive sufficient supervision for licensure and may be eligible for the federal loan repayment program. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 
First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2014.

Contact: 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, documentation of TF-CBT training, three reference letters, a report writing sample and graduate transcript to:   Natalie Wilcox, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis, Weinman Building, Upper Level, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4499.  The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Outpatient Psychiatrists

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Summary: 

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.

Boating, sandy beaches, mountains and less than an hour away from Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.  Kennedy provides excellent benefits, competitive salaries and this position is an NHSC approved loan repayment site.  For more information about loan repayment, see http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.

Family Center
A Full-time position at the Department of Psychiatry working in The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  This position includes a possible faculty appointment with research opportunities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, depending upon the candidate’s experience.
The Family Center is an outpatient department that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and families that have experienced or are at risk for neglect, abuse and violence exposure.   

Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Clinic
We have available a full-time faculty position in the Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Program,  a program for individuals with neurologic or developmental disorders who may have co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

*For candidates eligible for faculty appointments:  Both positions provide a mixture of clinical, teaching and research opportunities, dependent on the interests and skills of the faculty member. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. There are excellent benefits, including partial college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for course work performed at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute.

 

Qualifications: 

Both positions require BE/BC in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Contact: 

Please apply on-line:  http://www.kennedykrieger.org
Candidates can also contact Elaine Tierney, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, KKI:
Phone: 443-923-7657         Fax: 443-923-7628
E-mail: Tierney@KennedyKrieger.org
EOE
 

Behavioral Health Clinician

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

The ideal candidate will have experience with trauma-informed therapy for children/families and evidenced-based training experience. The Family Advocacy Center (FAC) has recently won their second federal SAMHSA grant to disseminate Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based trauma-informed treatment, to community partners. With this new four-year grant, FAC will continue to be a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of services for children and families who experience traumatic events.

Baystate Family Advocacy Center, a program of the Baystate Children's Hospital and a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, is a child-focused, community oriented, facility-based program in which mental health therapists from many disciplines meet, discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Our small, multidisciplinary clinical team offers an inclusive, supportive and collaborative environment offering trainings in various models and supervision giving you the resources needed to succeed. Balancing the challenging trauma cases, we offer opportunity to work on special projects which encourage creative, innovated ideas related to the program and acquiring grants which provide the highest level of training to broaden the scope of quality trauma work in the region.

As the Behavioral Health Clinician, you will perform a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation, as well as, provide individual, family and group treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma (victims of sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence, community violence and other traumas). 

Additional responsibilities include;
•    Comprehensive, age-specific assessments include a social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform proper therapeutic care.
•    Support patients' rights by treating the individual needs in the framework of their specific psychosocial, spiritual, developmental and cultural variables.
•    Utilize evidence-based trauma-informed therapies to help patients and their families deal with their trauma history more effectively.
 

Qualifications: 

We are seeking an energetic, motivated and passionate mental health professional committed to children who have been impacted by trauma.

•    Master's degree in Social Work or other related field is required.
•    Minimum licensure level of LCSW is required for this position.  Licensed Independent Masters-level Clinician (i.e. LICSW, LMHC) is strongly preferred.
•    Experience working with trauma-informed therapy for children/families, evidenced-based training and trauma and traumatic grief experience is strongly preferred.
•    Bi-lingual bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply.
•    Demonstrate strong clinical skills

Contact: 

Learn more about the Family Advocacy Center and visit our website to apply on-line www.baystatehealthjobs.com to position umber 63814. Please include a resume with your online application. 

Baystate Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce.     EOE/AA

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evaluation of Services for Child Trauma

Organization: 
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Location: 
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Summary: 

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to play a central role in data collection and evaluation activities. The NCCTS, a joint endeavor of UCLA and Duke University, serves as the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is comprised of sites throughout the United States who are working collaboratively to improve quality of care for children who have experienced trauma. The postdoctoral fellow will assist the NCCTS and NCTSN sites in the areas of internal monitoring and program evaluation; formative evaluation of NCTSN materials and resources; data management; intervention implementation and dissemination efforts; research on child traumatic stress; and data analysis. Current projects emphasize evaluation of efforts to implement best practices for child trauma (e.g., standardized assessment, evidence-based treatment) in real world settings. Candidates should have a background in traumatic stress, clinical assessment, program evaluation and must have strong quantitative skills.

Qualifications: 

Requirements:
1.    Ph.D. in psychology or a related field
2.    Research experience in applied settings
3.    Ability to develop and implement research/evaluation plans
4.    Proficiency in statistical analysis and experience working with large data sets
5.    Experience writing reports and manuscripts
6.    Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work well in fast-paced collaborative setting

Contact: 

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is available immediately. Please no video applications. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D.

Email: brigg014@mc.duke.edu

Therapist

Organization: 
ChildSavers
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

ChildSavers invites licensed mental health clinicians to join our outpatient mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater Richmond Area. We pride ourselves on our experience in play therapy and trauma-informed care. Our therapists utilize creative interventions including expressive art, play, sand tray, and movement. We provide supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices.   Competitive compensation package is provided.

We invite all Master's level clinicians who currently hold a Virginia clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCP or LPC) to apply.  Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Previous outpatient experience required for part-time positions. Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

About Us

Located in a historic building at the top of Church Hill overlooking Shockoe Bottom, ChildSavers is proudly celebrating its 90th year serving children and families of Richmond with our diverse workforce. We seek to provide comprehensive mental health and childhood development services that holistically embrace the needs of children and those who care for and educate them. Come be a part of our team and make a difference in the life of a child.

Contact: 

How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and application (available for download on our website) to:

Linda Whitaker
Vice President for Administration and Human Resources
ChildSavers
200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or e-mail to lwhitaker@childsavers.org

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

MFT/CSW interns

Organization: 
The Peacock Foundation
Location: 
Los Angeles and Orange County: Training will be held in North Hollywood office.
Summary: 

The Peacock Foundation works with high risk and at risk youth through out Los Angeles and Orange County.  We provide an 8 week introduction to therapy program that educated those most in need about access to Mental Health and work to break down negative schemas about therapy.  To increase our rapport and effectiveness with have developed animal assisted interventions into our program.   We require a 16 week commitment for training and program facilitation.  We interview 2 times a year and are always accepting applications. 

Contact: 

For more information please contact- Lisa Peacock
Lisa@peacockfoundation.org
310-946-5567
www.peacockfoundation.org

 

Executive Director

Organization: 
KIDSAFE
Location: 
Vernon, Conn.
Summary: 

Established in 1981, KIDSAFE CT (KIDSAFE) based in Vernon, Conn.,  is a private nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  KIDSAFE’s mission is to develop and provide programs that address the early intervention, prevention and the treatment of child abuse and neglect.

The organization is governed by a dedicated and diverse group of 12 board members and has an operating budget of just under $900,000.  Fourteen full- and seven part-time employees provide a variety of services to almost 800 families annually.  KIDSAFE is among the ten largest Exchange Club child abuse prevention centers in the country and one of the oldest. Current services include Family Enrichment Services, Mentoring, Counseling, Vernon Juvenile Review Board (JRB), Community Support for Families (CSF), Youth drop in center and outreach programs, Supervised visitation, Parenting education, Vernon Community Plan.

The current executive director, Angela Atwater, is retiring after more than 15 years of service. Under her leadership, KIDSAFE has become a highly regarded children and family services nonprofit that is known for quality programs and acclaimed for its willingness to collaborate with other organizations for the benefit of clients and the greater community good. At the same time, as is true for many nonprofits, KIDSAFE has struggled to maintain adequate funding levels to support programs. Its major funder, DCF, cut funding several years ago after the economic downturn, causing KIDSAFE to downsize. Since then, KIDSAFE has rebounded remarkably, initiating new services and leading a successful effort to fund implementation of the Vernon Community Plan.

After completing an organizational assessment, KIDSAFE leaders anticipate organizational priorities for the new executive director will include:
•    Strategic planning and visioning
•    Operational planning
•    Diversified fundraising
•    Strategic leadership and governance
•    Staff  leadership
•    Ensuring that KIDSAFE continues to be an effective and highly regarded community collaborator and partner.


 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

The Ideal Candidate

KIDSAFE’s new executive director will be a proven leader and a seasoned nonprofit generalist with outstanding relationship-building and fundraising skills. Demonstrated success supporting boards to govern strategically and a strong background in staff leadership are essential. He or she should enjoy developing relationships and partnerships, facilitating projects and programs that build organizational as well as community capacity. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate for KIDSAFE’s mission, a strategic thinker and planner, able to inspire board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for KIDSAFE’s future while leading the ongoing work of the organization.  Master’s degree in related field required; equivalent education and experience will be considered.

Contact: 

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Janna Pedersen. For complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/kidsafe.  

KIDSAFE CT, an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and encourages those under-represented in nonprofit leadership to apply.