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.

 

Mental Health Professional

Organization: 
The El Paso Child Guidance Center
Summary: 

The El Paso Child Guidance Center is an expanding, energetic child and family outpatient clinic looking to hire a full time, fully licensed mental health professional including LPC, LCSW, or LMFT, who is fluent in English and Spanish to join a multidisciplinary team.

The position will include:

  • Providing individual, family and group therapy to children, adults and families developing and implementing treatment plans.
  • Participating in weekly clinical staffing with clinical team members
  • Work at least 18 hours a week of direct service time, not including staffings, supervision, and other administrative time as assigned.
  • Participate in community relations tasks, as assigned, including community education.
  • Participate in continuing education to develop and refine clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Provide court testimony as needed.
  • Liaison with other agencies, schools, community services on behalf of Center clients and their families

Ongoing training opportunities are also available. Salary is negotiable. If interested, please fax your resume to 915-562-1993, or email Tim Mendoza, LPC-S at tmendoza@epcgc.org

Therapist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
Summary: 

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of more than 2,700 individuals who've come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country.  Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral needs. Eighty-two percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law. We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families. 
 
Can I see myself here?
We have found our staff succeed at Youth Villages when they:

  • Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
  • Value feedback and accountability
  • Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
  • Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
  • Are results and detailed oriented
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job
     

How will I make a difference?

  • Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
  • Managing a small case load of four families to provide quality counseling
  • Meeting with youth and families regularly to address each family's needs at their convenience
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call during the week and one weekend a month
  • Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
  • Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
  • Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills
     

How will you invest in me?
One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go. We offer staff:

  • Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
  • Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
  • Mileage and cell phone reimbursement
  • Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA
  • Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation, nine paid holidays, and 12 sick days annually
  • Supportive leadership and coworkers
     

How can I be considered for the position?

  • You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
  • Master's degree in social services field; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, counseling, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years of clinical experience is required
  • Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
  • Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

    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.
     
Contact: 

Apply online here.

Mental Health Clinician

Organization: 
CARES Institute
Location: 
Stratford, NJ
Summary: 

Join a multidisciplinary team committed to developing and providing the highest caliber evidenced-based clinical services.  Under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, PhD, co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, PhD, responsibilities include assessment and treatment for children and parents impacted by abuse and other traumas.  Applicants may have additional opportunities to contribute to training, supervision of postdoctoral fellows, and professional development events.  NJ licensed or license-eligible Psychologists with a PhD, PsyD, or EdD in psychology are welcome to apply.  We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 

 

Contact: 

Please apply on-line at http://rowanuniversity.hodesiq.com.  Reference job #15SS4998528.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.

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.