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.

 

Postdoctoral Clinician

Organization: 
ACS-NYU Children’s Trauma Institute
Location: 
New York, NY
Summary: 

The Children's Trauma Institute is an innovative collaboration between the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York University School of Medicine to use trauma-related knowledge in child welfare settings to improve outcomes for children and families. We are currently recruiting for two bilingual Spanish/English clinicians to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Clinicians must be comfortable working in the field/community and traveling via public transportation.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
•    delivering manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings;
•    conducting assessments;
•    coordinating intervention delivery with staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    providing technical assistance and training to staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    assisting with project management and organization;
•    assisting with database management and data analysis; and
•    assisting with papers and presentations.
 

Qualifications: 

Candidates must be license-eligible (PhD or PsyD) and have a limited permit (supervision for licensure is provided). Knowledge of trauma and child welfare is required. Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is desired. Flexibility around work hours, and the ability to work some evenings, is preferred. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills, good problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of the mental health and child welfare systems. Bilingual (English-Spanish) candidates will get strong preference. Database management and strong computer and administrative skills are highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: 

For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at Julie.Chipman@nyumc.org.

Project Clinician

Organization: 
The ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute
Location: 
New York City
Summary: 

The ACS-NYU Children's Trauma Institute
The Children's Trauma Institute is an innovative collaboration between the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York University School of Medicine to use trauma-related knowledge in child welfare settings to improve outcomes for children and families. We are currently recruiting for two bilingual Spanish/English clinicians to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Clinicians must be comfortable working in the field/community and traveling via public transportation.  Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
•    delivering manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings;
•    conducting assessments;
•    coordinating intervention delivery with staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    providing technical assistance and training to staff from ACS and contract agencies;
•    assisting with project management and organization;
•    assisting with database management and data analysis; and
•    assisting with papers and presentations.
 

Qualifications: 

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology, an LCSW and minimum of 5 years post-licensure experience. Knowledge of trauma and child welfare is required. Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is desired.  Flexibility around work hours, and the ability to work some evenings, is preferred. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: 

For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at Julie.Chipman@nyumc.org.
 

Executive Director

Organization: 
Montefiore Medical Center- J.E and Z.B Child Advocacy Center
Location: 
Bronx, NY
Summary: 

Currently we are seeking an Executive Director to lead the J.E. and Z.B Butler Child Advocacy Center, a program of the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore. The Butler Center is a Tier I certified hospital based child abuse evaluation and treatment program that provides forensic interviews, medical assessment and mental health treatment to children and families when child abuse is suspected. The position affords an exciting opportunity for a creative individual to expand his or her horizon to strengthen a world class multidisciplinary child abuse evaluation and treatment program in the Bronx. The appropriate candidate will have broad experience that encompasses research development, high level agency and personnel management, and integration of program operations with outside partner agencies. Candidates with an MD degree and academic pediatrics experience are preferred but others with appropriate expertise and experience will be considered. The CAC is seeking an individual with an understanding of the field of child abuse and neglect who is dedicated to leading the program in a new direction. Charismatic interpersonal and leadership skills and a track record in program development, research development, and fundraising are critically important to the position.

Contact: 

Interested applicants should submit a CV via email to:
Marino Jimenez, Sr. Recruiter
majimene@montefiore.org

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.

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

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

 

Clinical Social Worker

Organization: 
ANDRUS
Location: 
Yonkers, NY
Summary: 

ANDRUS is seeking a talented, self-motivated, curious and hard-working professional to join our residential program for girls.  Clinical social workers are key members of the clinical team, and are primarily responsible for the children and families on their caseload.  This responsibility means compiling a thorough history and assessment of the children and family through varied means, developing a comprehensive treatment plan along with the entire treatment team, leading and facilitating the team’s efforts to assist the children and families’ growth and change, and providing innovative treatment approaches both with the individual children and with the family when able.

The clinical social worker provides individual, family, and group therapy using a range of therapeutic models and techniques.  She or he maintains accurate and timely paperwork, monitors and leads the treatment plan review process and is an active and involved member of the campus teams. She or he is responsible for providing clinical practices that are highly effective, and participate in the ongoing acquisition of knowledge, a core commitment of both the agency and the department.

The clinical social worker is also responsible for successfully representing the agency at ongoing meetings, to include CSE reviews, treatment planning conferences, court hearings, and other professionally related events.  Excellent communication with children, families and school districts is a must.

It is required that the candidate possess an LCSW.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong skills in a variety of software applications, and strong organizational skills.  Clinical experience with trauma-informed treatment is a must. Valid driver’s license in good standing required.  Applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

All interested and qualified candidates please send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirement to ANDRUS HR-JP Department, 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email to andrusjobs@jdam.org or fax to 914-965-3883.

Visit us at www.andrus1928.org  to see a current list of our Employment Opportunities under the JOIN OUR TEAM link.

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ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.
 

 

Project Director

Organization: 
CARES Program
Location: 
Montgomery, Alabama
Summary: 

Supervises staff and coordinates program services including client assessments, treatment plans, client recordkeeping and quality control of service delivery.  Works closely with project partners to maximize treatment and triage services for children, adolescents, and their families experiencing sexual violence, dating violence, physical abuse and neglect. Establishes and coordinates Partner Advisory Team and Consumer Advisory Team.  Participates in the implementation and monitoring of CARES Program data collection, evaluation, and reporting requirements.  Works with CARES Training Coordinator, NCTSN and other partners in planning and participating in training and grantee meetings.  Assists Board of Director, Program Director and Development staff in resource development to continue project after grant funding ends.  Ensures program services operate efficiently, ethically, legally and in accordance with defined program guidelines.

Qualifications: 

Masters degree with supervisory experience and  a minimum of 5 years of direct service experience; social work (LGSW) or counseling license (LPC) required.
 

Contact: 

Please send resume to Family Sunshine Center, P.O. Box 5160, Montgomery, Alabama 36103 or email to info@familysunshine.org.  Inquiry may be directed to the Program Director or Business Director at 334-206-2100. 
Position open until filled.
 

Licensed Mental Health Professional

Organization: 
ChildSavers
Location: 
Richmond, VA
Summary: 

Provide outpatient therapy to Richmond area youth and their families as a Mental Health Clinician with our growing Guidance Clinic program.  Utilize creative interventions; art, play, sand-tray and movement.  Receive supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices. Applicants must have a Master’s degree and be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or hold another licensed mental health credential to apply.  Preference given to candidates with expertise in working with families and individuals who have been exposed to trauma.  Please indicate on your application if you are applying for full-time or part-time employment.
 

Positions open until filled.
 

Contact: 

How to Apply
Please send cover letters, completed job applications (available for download on our website), and résumés 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
 
http://www.childsavers.org