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.

 

Clinical Administrator - Outpatient

Organization: 
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Location: 
Providence, RI
Summary: 

This is both an administrative and clinical position. Ability to work independently and as part of a professional team within the Community Service Department. Responsible for over site of the delivery of treatment, financial stability and administrative functions within the Department. Provides supervision, support, and guidance to supervisors, clinicians and case managers. Provides diagnostic assessments, brief treatment and emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed. Participates in the Agency’s on-call emergency services provision as scheduled.

Qualifications: 

•    Masters degree in human services (psychology, social work, marriage/family, etc.) required.
•    LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, Psy.D. or RNC required.
•    Prior clinical supervisory experience required.
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance also required.
•    Bilingual skills preferred.
 

Contact: 

Please apply through the following link:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12169451


Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.
 

Supervisor of Home-Base Community Services

Organization: 
Family Service of Rhode Island, Inc.
Location: 
Providence, RI
Summary: 

Responsible for participating in diagnostic assessments, and supervising all on-going treatment provided to clients and their families. Provides supervision, support, and guidance to case managers and clinicians. Provides emergency crisis intervention/assessment as needed. Participates in the Agency’s on-call emergency services provision as scheduled. Supervises case managers’ and clinicians’ clinical and administrative documentation.

Qualifications: 

•    Masters degree in human services (psychology, social work, marriage/family, etc.) required.
•    Independent license required, LICSW, LMHC, LMFT. Prior clinical supervisory experience required.
•    Experience with child/family therapy and home based clinical intervention is required.
•    Must pass a DCYF and criminal record clearance.
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and auto insurance also required. Bilingual skills a plus.
 

Contact: 

Please apply through the following link:
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=12351341


Compensation: Based on experience, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and so much more.
 

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 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.

 

Child/Adolescent Psychologist

Organization: 
Sanford Health
Location: 
Fargo, North Dakota
Summary: 

Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, is recruiting for a fully rounded Child/Adolescent Psychologist to join the Behavioral Health department. Currently, the department staff consists of five psychologists, five child psychiatrists and two master level triage therapists. TFCBT and an interest in treating younger children are preferred. To learn more about Sanford Health, visit: www.sanfordhealth.org.  Fargo, ND is a thriving, tri-college community of 190,000. High quality elementary and secondary education is a priority. Close proximity to Minnesota lake country offers access to a multitude of four season outdoor activities. To learn more about the Fargo community, visit: www.fmchamber.com.

Qualifications: 

Eligible Candidates must:
•    Incumbent must possess Doctoral degree from an APA accredited program. Must have completed a 12 month APA approved pre-doctoral internship and one year of post-doctoral supervised clinical practice.
•    Current licensure, or eligible to be licensed, in the state of practice is required.
•    Provides appropriate therapy interventions to patients with defined problems or mental and emotional disorders.
•    Manages her/his practice to ensure a high quality of patient care and to be productive in the Sanford Health.
•    Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a treatment team within MCHS to deliver quality patient care when a treatment team approach to care is indicated.
•    Utilizes appropriate psychological assessments and provides timely and useful interpretations of those assessments to psychiatric colleagues.
•    Seeks peer supervision or consultation with colleagues when progress in patient care is less than expected and when ethical or professional problems emerge in the context of therapy.
•    Demonstrates knowledge in current ethics and professional responsibilities in the profession of psychology. Integrates a high standard of ethical conduct in daily professional work.
 

Contact: 

To apply, send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to Amy Dockter via email at: amy.dockter@sanfordhealth.org. Applications accepted until the position is filled.


Amy Dockter, Physician Recruiter
Sanford Health Physician Placement
Phone: 701-417-4817
Fax: 701-417-4136
Email: Amy.Dockter@sanfordhealth.org

Faculty Position

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute & Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Summary: 

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health invite applications for a mid-career faculty member with expertise in the field of child traumatic stress.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral disorders.  It is a research, clinical, and educational institute with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals.  Faculty members at Kennedy Krieger hold academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and are international leaders in their respective fields.  The position will be primarily based at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Family Center. The Family Center is a clinical and academic program that delivers evidence-based treatment to children who have experienced acute and/or complex psychological trauma. The Family Center serves over 1000 patients each year.

This position represents a unique opportunity to interface between Kennedy Krieger, a non-profit research and clinical institute and Johns Hopkins University.  This position includes a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins with all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a faculty member. The academic rank will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements.  Excellent benefits for faculty members include college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for coursework at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute. 

The successful candidate will be an individual with a durable track record of securing extramural funding and will also be a licensed clinician with evidence of program development.  Clinical license could be in the field of psychiatry, psychology or related field.

 

Contact: 

Applicants should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of academic interests, and 3) contact information of four professional references to Ms. Tina Schmitt, HR Recruitment Manager - Schmitt@kennedykrieger.orgwww.kennedykrieger.org

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups to apply.

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. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Lifespan Stress and Mental Health Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Organization: 
Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Summary: 

The Research Fellowship is a two-year program open to psychology (PhD) and psychiatry (MD) postdoctoral candidates who are interested in expanding their research skills with the intent of transitioning to an independent academic research career.  The Tulane Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has assembled an outstanding group of clinical researchers with unique expertise in studying stress and trauma from the infant/preschool period through adulthood, neurobiology, genetics, forensics, psychotherapy development, and other innovations in intervention.  Fellows in the program will acquire research skills and develop a track record of scholarly production to advance their careers, and will play key roles in the research programs of the mentors and the department.  Two fellows will be accepted per year.  To foster a multidisciplinary and innovative environment, consideration will also be given to non-PhD or MD candidates with rare skills or exceptional fit with our opportunities. 


Goals of the training program are designed to ensure that each trainee, upon completion of his or her training, has core knowledge in research methods, statistics, and a portfolio of accomplishments that permit them to begin a career as a tenure-track independent investigator. Training will also include personal and professional skills necessary for a successful post-training research career.  The program emphasizes strong mentor-trainee relationships to facilitate these goals. 


The program provides core didactic and training activities focused on research skills and professional development.  Emphasis is placed on learning to generate testable and fundable hypotheses that represent the next incremental questions that need to be answered.  Seminars expose trainees to other disciplines and visiting investigators.  Our Reinvented Journal Club teaches fellows to critically and rapidly evaluate large bodies of literature with equipoise of genuine uncertainty.  Fellows will work with existing datasets and conduct original data collection.  Writing skills are emphasized with timetables for production of manuscripts and grant applications with support from our mentors and faculty.  We believe that learning how to write and present new knowledge in an organized and concise fashion to convey important ideas to colleagues, funders, and the public is an important skill.  Beyond the core training, each fellow is encouraged to individualize their didactic and research activities to their specific needs.
 

Contact: 

Start date is July 1 of each year and can be individualized.
Interested applicants must apply online at the Tulane University Workforce Management Organization website,  http://tulane.edu/wfmo/
1. Click on Staff & Faculty Jobs
2. Click on Search Jobs
3. Search on keyword “postdoc”
4. Click on job name: IRC6465
5. Follow instructions to apply online.

For more information contact Program Director: Michael Scheeringa MD, Vice Chair of Research, mscheer@tulane.edu.

Crisis Stabilization Supervisor(s)

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minnesota
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children currently has an opening for two full time Crisis Stabilization Supervisors. This position’s primary role is to provide valuable clinical supervision, program management and leadership for the Crisis Stabilization Team. The Co-Supervisors will ensure program therapists deliver effective assessment and services consistent with contracted requirements and agency Clinical Policies and Procedures. These individuals will develop and maintain systems and relationships to sustain budgeted enrollment and utilization for program services. They are also responsible for providing leadership in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff as well as ensuring ongoing professional development for program staff and interns. The Supervisors will participate in program budget development and monitoring revenue and expenses, in addition to completing required reporting and program oversight.
A Master’s degree in Social Work and LICSW licensure in Minnesota with at least 8 years post-licensure experience is required. Expertise in the specific clinical and administrative requirements of in-home and crisis children’s mental health services is most desirable. Will carry a small caseload. Must have strong leadership and organizational skills.


Washburn Center for Children is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, the disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

 

Contact: 

For more details about this position and application instructions see the following link: http://washburn.org/careers/crisis-stabilization-assistant-supervisor/

Foster Care Counselor– Relocation Assistance Available

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Knoxville, TN and Chattanooga, TN
Summary: 

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.


Program Overview
Our Foster Care program works with the foster care children to talk about their referral issues and to discuss why they are in foster care. This counselor also serves as a liaison between the child and the court and is always an advocate for the best needs of the child. The Youth Villages Foster Care Program uses intensive in-home based treatment where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups.

Position Overview
Counselors provide services to the entire family, rather than just the identified youth. Counselors work with the family hands-on to build trust and align them with treatment

  • Counselors are responsible for a caseload of 8-10 families
  • Intensive but flexible schedule 
  • Counselors deliver services in the family's home or wherever they need us (school, court, etc.) and flexibly schedule sessions to meet the family's needs; available 24 hours a day (M-F) for your families with a rotating pager on the weekends
  • Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from home
  • Counselors meet with supervisors at least three times per week to discuss progress and personal development. 
     

Additional Information
Our leadership is always available for backup in difficult situations. 
All counselors complete a thorough training schedule designed to maximize clinical skill.

Requirements

  • A 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.
  • One year experience counseling adolescents in a clinical setting
  • Experience with  the Foster Care System is preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • You must have your own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance
  • 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
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

EOE

Apply Here:
http://youthvillages.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4957545&user_id=
 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination & Implementation Child Health and Development Institute

Organization: 
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI)
Summary: 

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dissemination and Implementation. The Fellow will spend four days per week at CHDI and one day per week working with faculty at the UCONN Health Center on disseminating evidence-based interventions for youth in schools and in the community, pending available funding. The anticipated start date of the Fellowship is July 1, 2015 (negotiable). The fellow recruited for the position will have a strong interest in (1) effective dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children in public settings, (2) effective consultation to community-based agencies for implementing and sustaining EBPs, (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 is possible depending on Fellow interests, funding, and CHDI staffing needs.


Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (CHDI)
CHDI is an independent, non-profit subsidiary of the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, which was established in 1992 and is located in Farmington, CT. Working in partnership with state and regional agencies, hospitals, universities, and other organizations, we combine direct funding with grants and contracts for research, evaluation, policy analysis, consultation, training, and technical assistance. The mission of the Institute is to improve the quality of care for all children, emphasizing family-centered, comprehensive care that encompasses both physical and behavioral health. Collaborating with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and Yale University, we strive to advance sustainable improvements in primary and preventive health and mental health care practices and policy for all the state's children, with a particular focus on disadvantaged or underserved children and families.


CHDI also functions as an intermediary organization to develop, train, disseminate, evaluate, and expand effective models of practice in children’s mental health, juvenile justice, education, and other systems. CHDI partners closely with individuals from the Department of Children and Families, the CT Judicial
Branch’s Court Support Services Division, The University of Connecticut-Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and FAVOR, a statewide family advocacy organization.


Fellowship
CHDI is currently participating in several EBP dissemination efforts for children’s mental health across Connecticut, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, or Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC), and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS). The Fellow will work on one or more of these or related initiatives at CHDI. CHDI uses the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Breakthrough Series Collaborative (or Learning
Collaborative) methodology to disseminate many EBPs. The Fellow’s specific projects and responsibilities will be jointly determined based on interests,
experience, project needs, and funding. Examples of activities include use of the learning collaborative methodology, developing and/or testing other EBP implementation and/or consultation strategies, quality improvement approaches, training, policy, and evaluation. Many opportunities exist for co-authorship on publications and presentations using archived or prospective data, and are highly encouraged. Fellows will receive weekly supervision from a licensed clinical psychologist at CHDI.


Applicants
The individual selected for this position will work within grant- and contract-funded projects at CHDI and the UCHC Health Center, 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 or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Strong professional writing skills are required. Experience with children’s mental health, EBPs, statistical analysis, and/or dissemination and implementation is 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 in community-based settings.


Compensation
The Fellow will receive a stipend of $46,000 annually. A generous benefit package including health and dental care and paid time off is provided.


Applications
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 are encouraged by February 23, 2015 but will be considered on a rolling basis. The Fellowship is contingent upon continued funding.
The Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut is committed to providing equal access to our employment environment and ensures that all employment-related decisions are in accord with the principles of equal opportunity.