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 Fellowships Pediatric Psychology & Childhood Trauma/Maltreatment

Organization: 
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS Begin September 1, 2017

There is only one hospital in Chicago that is solely dedicated to caring for children with chronic illness and disabilities as well as those suffering from abuse/trauma. That hospital is La Rabida. Our progressive facility, with long history as a teaching hospital, currently seeks candidates with child clinical training or child trauma experience for full-time, one year fellowships:

  • Pediatric Psychology (2 positions)
  • Childhood Trauma & Maltreatment (1 position)

LA RABIDA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

EOE m/f/d/v

Qualifications: 

Providing evaluation and treatment for children with medical conditions, traumatic experience, sexual/physical abuse, etc., will require PhD/PsyD with completion of APA-accredited internship and graduate programs. Impressive assessment, consultation, public speaking/teaching skills with previous inpatient experience or substantial training and diagnostic/therapeutic work with children who have experienced trauma required.

Contact: 

La Rabida’s fellowship program offers stipend plus benefits! For immediate consideration, please send letter of interest (indicating position) with curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Tim Meline, Employment Manager

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

6501 S. Promontory Dr.

Chicago, IL 60649 

Email: tmeline@larabida.org

larabida.jobs

Training and Outreach Coordinator

Organization: 
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Summary: 

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Training and Outreach Coordinator for its newly funded “Intersections” project. This position will be responsible for overall coordination of trauma training and outreach activities to several service systems, including Juvenile Justice, Foster Care, and Runaway and Homeless Youth organizations that Commercially Sexually Exploited Children intersect with at high rates. Duties include outreach and communication with organizations to establish collaborative processes for conducting trauma and CSEC-awareness trainings, scheduling and delivering training activities with partner organizations, and ongoing technical assistance and support. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships within and across systems, has a working knowledge of NCTSN-supported trauma curricula such as Child Welfare Trauma toolkit, Resource Parent Curriculum, Think Trauma, etc., at least 2 years training experience, and is committed to principles of cultural competency.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770 Atlanta GA 30307

kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)

Project Coordinator

Organization: 
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta GA
Summary: 

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator. This position will provide coordination and support to our programs specifically focused on response to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children. Responsibilities will include scheduling and coordination of youth-focused programming and outreach activities, coordination with project partners and volunteers, coordination with program evaluators, assistance to the Project Director with report-writing, and other tasks as assigned to support program success. The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field, strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others, and is committed to principles of cultural competency

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770 Atlanta GA 30307

kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)

Project Director/Clinical Supervisor

Organization: 
Staten Island Mental Health Society, INC.
Location: 
Staten Island, New York
Summary: 

The Staten Island Mental Health Society, Inc. is seeking an experienced clinical supervisor to provide trauma-informed clinical supervision in our outpatient children’s mental health clinic, Children’s Day Treatment, and school based mental health programs. SIMHS is a recognized leading provider of behavioral health services to children, adolescents and families in New York City. SIMHS offers high quality mental health, and substance abuse treatment services to the Staten Island community in 21 sites across the borough. SIMHS was recently awarded a five-year Category III SAMHSA grant through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This position will also include oversight and management of grant related activities.

Qualifications: 

1. Advanced degree and NYS licensure in field of human services, including: LCSW, LMHC, PH.D., PSY.D

2. A minimum of five (5) years post-graduate acceptable clinical experience working with children, and adolescents

3. A minimum of three (3) years of increasing responsibility for program administration and supervision

DUTIES: Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Directs, coordinates and supervises the operation of the program, including all clinical services, program planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Agency representative to community public and voluntary services agencies
  • Responsible for adherence to Federal, NYS and NYC laws, regulations and program standards
  • Writes narratives, supervises the expenditures and fiscal records of the program
  • Provides clinical supervision of staff as well as additional consultations on as needed basis
  • Holds ongoing staff meetings to include staff training, case presentations and group supervision
  • Evaluates staff performance
  • Complies with Society's Policies and Procedures and New York State Mental Hygiene and other laws regarding patient care, clinical records, child abuse, HIPAA regulations, etc.
  • Provides individual and group mental health service to children with developmental disabilities and their families.
  • Other duties as assigned

SALARY: Dependent upon experience

Contact: 

Please send resume to Mary Walsh, hr@simhs.org. EOE

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Clifford Beers Clinic
Location: 
New Haven, CT
Summary: 

Clifford Beers Clinic, a community-based behavioral health clinic in New Haven, CT, is hiring a licensed clinical psychologist to join its growing multidisciplinary team. Clifford Beers Clinic specializes in providing evidence-based, trauma-informed services for children and families throughout Greater New Haven and is a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). An additional licensed clinical psychologist is needed to:

1) manage trauma-informed clinical programs

2) supervise pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and licensed clinicians

3) assist with efforts to obtain APA internship accreditation

4) provide evaluation services

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and leading assigned clinical program and ensuring that clinical program objectives support Clinic strategic plan
  • Expertise in working with families affected by Intimate Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.
  • Providing direct patient care, as needed
  • Making programmatic and administrative recommendations to the Director
  • Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and evaluating program staff.
  • Facilitating effective communication among program staff, management, and internal and external customers to ensure seamless service
  • Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development
  • Tracking Program expenses and income to ensure viability of services
  • Supervising and evaluating interns, fellows, residents, and graduate student(s) in their daily responsibilities – or delegating this function
  • Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional activities
  • Participating in community and State training activities to promote individual professional growth and development
  • Collaborating in the development of treatment plans, clinical evaluations, case referrals to provide the most appropriate interventions
  • Performing other related and appropriate duties as directed
     
Qualifications: 

1) a Doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)

2) an active license (or license-eligible) as a Clinical Psychologist in Connecticut

3) Completion of an APA-accredited graduate program

4) Completion of an APPIC-registered internship, preferably APA-accredited

5) Expertise in working with families affected by complex trauma, intimate domestic violence, and sexual abuse

6) 3+ years program management experience, including using electronic health record and other software to tracking staff performance, program outcomes, and budgets

7) Evidence of outstanding skills in supervision, clinical assessment, psychotherapy and counseling

8) At least two years of post-doctoral clinical experience, including providing thorough Diagnostic Evaluations with standardized measures

9) Ability to work independently and as a team member, with flexibility and integrity

10) Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

11) Proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups. Bilingual and bicultural (Spanish/English) preferred given growing monolingual (Spanish) population in Greater New Haven

12.) Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Contact: 

Josslyn DeCrosta-Grindle

HR Generalist

jgrindle@cliffordbeers.org

Clinical Supervisor for Trauma Informed Services

Organization: 
The Center for Great Expectations
Location: 
Somerset, NJ
Summary: 

The Center for Great Expectations (CGE) is seeking an experienced clinical supervisor to provide trauma-informed clinical supervision in our residential, outpatient, parent-infant mental health and supportive housing programs. CGE is a recognized leading provider of trauma informed treatment services in substance abuse and mental health programs in New Jersey. CGE offers high quality substance abuse and mental health treatment to women in our residential facilities and to men and women in our Outpatient Program. Our Parent Infant Mental Health Program offers attachment-based parenting interventions to clients in all our clinical programs. Our Supportive Housing Program provides intensive case management and rental assistance to families in recovery. CGE was recently awarded a five-year Category III SAMHSA grant through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This position will also include oversight and management of grant related activities.

Qualifications: 

1. Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related field with significant experience working with high risk, minority, traumatized populations;

2. Licensed as an LCSW or comparable licensure, LCADC preferred;

3. Qualified to supervise clinical interns and clinicians working toward clinical licenses such as LCSW, and/or LCADC;

4. Experience in supervision, team leadership or management;

Contact: 

Email Cover letter and Resume to

jgiuliano@cge-nj.org

Clinical Social Worker

Organization: 
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 
The University of Texas Health Science Center seeks to fill a Clinical Social Worker position in the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth housed within the Department of Psychiatry. This 40-hour per week appointment primarily involves implementing evidence-based assessment and novel interventions for bereaved youth, ages 7 to 17, including youth who may have a history of other traumas. This person will also be involved in the training and dissemination of these practices nationally as part of a newly established Childhood Bereavement Resource Center (CBRC), a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The position requires close collaboration with treatment developers to support monitoring of fidelity, refinement of interventions, and participation in the training and supervision of students, staff, and community clinicians from social work and other disciplines.
Qualifications: 

University Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in social work from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education is necessary. Must have current license to practice social work in the State of Texas. Clinical practice concentration and field practicum or recent work experience in health care agency or hospital and some experience in professional social work is necessary. 

Department Qualifications: Qualifications for this position include skills, training, and motivation required to provide direct clinical work in evaluating and treating bereaved and/or traumatized children and adolescents. Applicants should have documented training and/or recent clinical supervision in evidence-based trauma- and/or bereavement-informed interventions. Must have the ability to participate in the education and training of students and staff from social work and other disciplines. Must work well in a multidisciplinary team setting and demonstrate the ability to promote an environment of positivity, collegiality, and good self-care. Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Contact: 

Under Texas Law, a criminal history check, including fingerprinting, is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position. Deadline for applications is November 4th, 2016, however we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, cv, and two reference letters to Dr. Julie Kaplow, Director, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu. For more information about the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, please visit our website: https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/research/tag/

Learning Collaborative Improvement Advisor

Organization: 
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 

The University of Texas Health Science Center seeks to fill an Improvement Advisor (IA) position in the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth housed within the Department of Psychiatry. This 40 hour per week position will involve structuring Learning Collaboratives (LCs), focused on bereavement-informed interventions for youth, into clearly defined goals and objectives while facilitating the application of quality improvement methods and tools. The LCs are part of a newly established Childhood Bereavement Resource Center (CBRC), a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The IA will work closely with the LC Program Manager and use Collaborative Methodology to ensure that participating organizations are capable of implementing and sustaining the intervention.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology or related field (minimum of Master’s level training) with at least 2 years of relevant experience in dissemination and/or implementation science or quality improvement. Some training in trauma- or bereavement-informed, evidence-based treatments for children is preferred. The candidate should also have the ability to anticipate/recognize the implementation needs of participating organizations and have a working knowledge of improvement metrics. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills are required. Must work well in multidisciplinary teams and demonstrate the ability to promote a training environment of positivity, enthusiasm, collegiality, and good self-care. Salary is commensurate with experience. Deadline for applications is November 4th, 2016, however we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, cv, and two reference letters to Dr. Julie Kaplow, Director, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Provides framework and capacity for monitoring progress, summarizing and reporting on the work of each team and the LC as a whole Develops and facilitates a Senior Leader Track focused on effective, sustainable implementation of the intervention Applies Model for Improvement to support and accelerate the adoption of best practices in implementation by the participating organizations Facilitates the development of the Collaborative Change Framework, which lists the overall goals and objectives of the collaborative Translates project scope into clearly defined learning objectives with clinical training components and implementation training components Develops metrics at the team level, and works with teams to input and interpret metrics. Coaches others in use of quality improvement tools
Adapts and modifies improvement tools and processes in order to maximize support.

Learning Collaborative Program Manager

Organization: 
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 

The University of Texas Health Science Center seeks to fill a Learning Collaborative Program Manager (PM) position in the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth housed within the Department of Psychiatry. This 40 hour per week position will involve coordinating and managing Learning Collaboratives (LCs) focused on training community organizations and service centers in bereavement-informed interventions for youth as part of a newly established Childhood Bereavement Resource Center (CBRC), a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The PM is the point of contact for each LC and oversees day-to-day management of information sharing, LC planning, agendas for learning sessions and supervision calls, and the completion of all LC phases. The PM engages and collaborates with all of the project stakeholders, as well as the Improvement Advisor, in order to ensure that all of the deliverables are met. Finally, the PM develops and utilizes a Project Workplan and Timeline as planning tools for implementing each LC.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate would have completed a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, public health or other related field with some knowledge of evidence-based trauma-informed interventions. At least two years of program management or administrative experience is required, preferably in a related field. Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills are required. Must work well in multidisciplinary teams and demonstrate the ability to promote a training environment of positivity, enthusiasm, collegiality, and good self-care.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Creates and updates the Project Workplan to ensure deliverables are met 

  • Coordinates learning session planning, preparation and execution, including budgeting, management of the application process, and help in selecting LC participating sites
  • Facilitates the design and development of learning session agendas 

  • Draws on experiential teaching and learning principles in developing agendas 

  • Facilitates the successful execution of each phase of the LC 

  • Develops and implements training aids to support clinical skill mastery and organizational sustainability 

  • Facilitates project planning meetings with the LC Leadership Team 

  • Serves as the liaison between LC Master Trainers (faculty) and LC participants 

Contact: 

Salary is commensurate with experience. 
Under Texas Law, a criminal history check, including fingerprinting, is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position. To apply, please send a cover letter, cv, and two reference letters to Dr. Julie Kaplow, Director, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, at julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu

 

Baystate Health is seeking a Full-time Behavioral Health Clinician

Organization: 
Baystate Health
Location: 
Springfield, MA
Summary: 

The Family Advocacy Center is an accredited Children's Advocacy Center, which is a child-focused, community oriented, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. Additionally, The Family Advocacy Center is a recipient of a SAMHSA grant emphasizing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based trauma-informed treatment.  As the Baystate Behavioral Health Therapist you are a member of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians who provide trauma-informed assessments, as well as, individual and group therapy to children, adolescents and their families who have been impacted by trauma (victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, exposure to domestic violence and other traumas).
We also provide individual and group therapy to children/adolescents/adults impacted by traumatic grief.


Additional responsibilities will include:
•    Under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Supervisor, the Behavioral Health Clinician performs a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation.
•    Provides trauma-informed assessments of children who have experienced maltreatment.  The assessments are comprehensive, age-specific and include a social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform proper therapeutic care.
•    Ability to formulate trauma-informed treatment goals/plans with the client and refer to other disciplines as needed. Supports patients' rights by treating the individual needs in the framework of their specific psychosocial, spiritual, developmental and cultural variables
•    Provides therapeutic services to patients and families.  Utilizes evidence-based trauma-informed therapies to help patients and their families deal with their trauma history more effectively.  Demonstrates strong clinical skills.
•    Demonstrates skill of collaboration, advocacy and linkage as they relate to patient care.  Provides patients and families with information on community resources and appropriately refers patients/families to identified resources.  Participates in patient and family educational efforts.
•    Maintains all appropriate records and follow the department documentation policy.
•    Adheres to Departmental policies and procedures.  Meets productivity standards.  Contributes to Performance Improvement activities when indicated to improve areas within clinical practice, or systems issues effecting delivery of service.
•    Contributes to development of programs within the Family Advocacy Center, the Departments of Behavioral Health and Pediatrics, as well as our community partners.

What You Need To Know:
Full-time / 36 hours
Location: 50 Maple Street, 3rd fl Springfield, MA
Baystate Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Center
Baystate Behavioral Health Family Advocacy Center offers comprehensive psychiatric and psychological services for children, adolescents, and their families facing acute and chronic medical conditions. This is a service of Baystate Medical Center.

 

Qualifications: 

•    Master's Degree in Social Work or other related field
•    LICSW or LMHC are required
•    Experience working with children and families in a therapeutic is preferred
•    Bilingual / Bicultural is preferred