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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.

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Trauma Informed Care Training & Coaching Program Manager

Organization: 
California Child Care Resource & Referral Network
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Summary: 

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (Network), a nationally recognized non-profit membership organization, addresses the needs of parents and child care providers throughout California. The Network works with 69 local child care resource and referral (R&R) programs, throughout California, to inform parents and the general public about quality child care, assist child care providers to serve their communities and encourage positive policy changes on the local, state, and federal levels.

The Network provides leadership and vision for the continuous development and improvement of resource and referral services statewide, helping to build, support, and advocate for a quality child care system that supports the diversity of families and children in every community in California. For more information, please visit the Network website at http://www.rrnetwork.org.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Training & Coaching Manager (Full-time /Exempt) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of the Network Provider Services Team, The TIC Training & Coaching Manager will coordinate comprehensive training and support services for local R&Rs who provide training and coaching on Trauma Informed Care for home-based child care providers (licensed and exempt) caring for children in foster care. The Manager will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Trauma Informed Training and Coaching component of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children (SB89) Programs in California, as well as establishing and maintaining partnerships with local R&Rs, the California Department of Social Services, and others. The TIC Training & Coaching Manager will:

•    Establish and maintain statewide partnerships and leadership that supports an effective implementation of a statewide Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Training and Coaching program
•    Assist local R&R staff & partner agencies to establish and maintain county-wide partnerships that support TIC training and coaching and building a trauma-informed workforce
•    Plan, develop, and deliver Training of Trainer events, webinars, and other professional development activities for local R&R staff & partner agencies
•    Coordinate and facilitate communities of practice, online and in person
•    Provide technical assistance on the TIC component of the Emergency Child Care Bridge Program
•    Oversee the development and approval process of a statewide Trauma-Informed Care curriculum, in collaboration with local R&Rs, CDSS, and partners
•    Establish tools to support the implementation of a comprehensive new program, such as quality assurance surveys, tracking, and reporting mechanisms
•    Develop training and technical assistance materials in collaboration with other Network staff, including training resources, webpages, and newsletters
•    Participate in regional professional development partnerships

•    Participate in frequent conference calls and occasional face-to-face meetings (some statewide travel) with Network staff and local R&R staff
•    Document program progress, services provided, and participant data, with in coordination with other Provider Services team members
•    Supervise staff (data specialist, resource librarian)
•    Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications: 

•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, set priorities, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple tasks effectively, and work as a collaborative team member and leader
•    Knowledge of Child Welfare System services and support (state or local level) and California’s Early Learning and Development System.  Formal or informal education that demonstrates an understanding of either or both public systems; lived experience of trauma recovery is beneficial
•    Knowledge of evidence-based trauma-responsive models that support young children (birth to eight)
•    Knowledge of trauma and its effects on young children, families, and caregivers, as well as an understanding of how to support caring and responsive caregiving practices for children (birth to eight) who are affected by trauma.
•    Experience supporting the development of a Trauma-Informed Care ECE Workforce
•    Knowledge and understanding of the unique issues and challenges facing children in foster care, and home-based child care providers (licensed and license-exempt) and of child care resource and referral agencies in California
•    Knowledge and understanding of supporting and strengthening Resource Families
•    Ability to define strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity; when making decision in the context of the mission, vision, and values of the Network and the Emergency Child are Bridge Program for Foster Children
•    Ability to facilitate the exchange of information inter and intra departmentally and integrate department services with agency’s strategic direction
•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to articulate ideas verbally and in writing with a wide variety of audiences as a facilitator or presenter (in person – large and small groups, online –webinars, conference calls)
•    Experience providing technical assistance, consultation, training, and support to local R&R staff or others in the early care and education field
•    Demonstrated program management or administration and direct supervision of departments or employees
•    Experience, and ability to use technology to communicate and carry out job responsibilities
•    Meet CCR&R Trainer Recommendations Matrix - Advanced Trainer level qualifications:
           o    Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field – OR – Master’s degree with at least 24 units of ECE or Child Development
           o    At least three years experience working with young children (birth-7 years)
           o    At least 50 hours experience working with adult learners
           o    Commitment to participate in at least 21 hours of professional development annually
•    Ability to travel (approximately 20%).  Valid California Driver’s License and a clean DMV record
•    Bilingual Spanish/English language competence (oral and written fluency), preferred

Contact: 

Please send a resume and cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying via e-mail to Cassandra So at cso@rrnetwork.org. Candidates invited to interview will be required to complete a Network Application available here: www.rrnetwork.org/employment.

The California Child Care Resource & Referral Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Social Worker

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
J.W. Beatman Counseling Center (Bronx)
Summary: 

The Social Worker is responsible for supplying necessary clinical intervention within the realm of the program. Provide cultural competent and sensitive services.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

• Short and long-term treatment of children and adults.

• Crisis intervention when indicated as part of the treatment.

• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records, e.g. progress notes, assessments and treatment plans, statistics, and other documentation as required by JBFCS and other governmental licensing and funding entities,

REQUIREMENTS: LMSW required, LCSW preferred.. Fluency in Spanish is preferred

Behavioral Health Consultant

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
Brownsville Child Development Center
Summary: 

The Consultant will provide early childhood mental health consultation and support to EarlyLearn programs and staff. The consultant will also assist with caretaker screenings, make referrals, as needed, and conduct intake assessments in the Early Childhood Treatment Center Clinic.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

• Develop and maintain positive working partnerships with staff and teachers in early child care setting.

• Assess and develop consultation plans with child care sites.

• Conduct trainings for child care staff on early childhood mental health and wellness including the signs and symptoms of trauma.

• Consult with teachers and staff by providing mental health consultation regarding children in need.

• Consult with parents as needed and refer children who need intervention beyond on-site consultation to mental health clinics with staff trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy, i.e. Jewish Board clinics or other community programs.

• Screen parents and young children in child care settings to identify trauma and possible depression or mental health conditions.

• Complete timely documentation and maintain required statistics/data • Ensure excellent client care in line with State and Agency mandates is uniformly provided.

• Make referrals, as needed.

• Conduct intake assessments in the clinic.

• Provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (training provided).

• Comply with any other grant deliverables.

• Attend required training.

• Travel to multiple locations and sites within the assigned zone.

• Participate as a member of the Early Childhood Treatment Center team, working collaboratively with Family Peer Advocates and Clinicians.

• Other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED :

• LMSW, LMHC, LCAT or Limited/Licensed Psychologist.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

• Experience working with young children and families.

• Fluency in Spanish or French/Creole preferred.

Behavioral Health Clinician

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
Brooklyn Brownsville Child Development Center
Summary: 

The Behavioral Health Clinician is responsible for supplying necessary clinical intervention within the realm of the program.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

• Short and long-term clinical treatment with young children (ages 0-8) and their families, including individual, dyadic/family and group therapy.

• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date case records, e.g. progress notes, assessments and treatment plans, statistics, and other documentation as required by JBFCS and other governmental licensing and funding entities.

• Support to families, including case coordination and navigation of various city systems, including but not limited to The Committee on Preschool Special Education.

• Crisis intervention when indicated as part of the treatment.

• Attend required meetings and training.

• Participate as a member of the treatment team.

• Other duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

• LMSW, LMHC, LCAT or Limited Permit/Licensed Psychologist.

• Experience working with children and families is required; experience working with young children and families is preferred.

• Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.

• Knowledge of or experience working with Early Intervention, Committee on Preschool Special Education, Foster Care, ACS, preventive services and other systems/programs that serve young children and families is preferred.

Psychologist - Child Development Center

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
Child Development Center (Manhattan)
Summary: 

The Child Development Center (CDC) is a nationally recognized division of The Jewish Board that uses a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, services, and programs to help young children and their families. Children may have a range of behavioral, developmental and emotional difficulties. The psychologist will serve in the Therapeutic Nursery. • Therapeutic nursery: The psychologist on a therapeutic nursery interdisciplinary classroom team provides a broad based understanding of the children’s overall development, including but not limited to their emotional life, cognitive strengths and weaknesses and social skills and deficits. The psychologist helps integrate the information from each discipline/service on the team into a comprehensive understanding of the whole child, and uses this understanding to inform interventions that support the child’s development in a variety of critical domains.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):

• Therapeutic Nursery: o Enhancing the understanding of how to improve play and social skills crucial in childhood development, integrating the expertise from providers in speech and language, occupational/physical therapy, and the educational staff. o Contributing to the understanding of family dynamics, and to developing interventions that help parents understand their child’s unique makeup, that help them come to terms with their child’s challenges, and facilitate their parenting skills. o Helping facilitate the team in enlisting a parent’s collaboration, to the best of that parent’s ability, and negotiate complicated situations as they arise. o Depending on experience, the team psychologist may be the “family worker” for a more complex or demanding family, providing ongoing parent guidance, school observation, and serving as the liaison between the family and the nursery team. o The most experienced psychologists supervise the psychology trainees on the team who provide direct services in the form of CPSE mandated counseling and psychological assessments. o Conducting weekly classroom observation of clients and attend interdisciplinary team meetings, parent team conferences, and meet with individual team members on an ad hoc basis. o Providing play therapy to several children who have IEP counseling mandates.

REQUIREMENTS:

• NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Ph.D. or Psy.D.)

• 2-3 years of clinical experience with young children who may present with behavioral difficulties, developmental challenges, and traumatic stress reactions.

• Experience in individual, dyadic, family and group treatment a plus.

• Spanish speaker is a plus.

Early Childhood Fee For Service Social Worker

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
Child Development Center (Manhattan)
Summary: 

OVERVIEW: The Social Worker is responsible for supplying necessary clinical intervention to families with young children. Provide cultural competent and sensitive services. As part of a therapeutic team within the Agency, work closely with the divisions' medical, psychiatric and psychology staff, to ensure the appropriate treatment interventions for the client.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to:

• Providing culturally sensitive, evidence based treatment to children ages 0-8 and their families. Modalities used include but are not limited to play therapy, family therapy, group therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

• Conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments and engage family in quarterly treatment planning

• Coordinating with other service providers involved in the family’s life such as teachers, pediatrician, foster care and/or ACS case planners.

• Communicating effectively with clinical treatment team

• Conducting risk assessment to detect potential risk factors and engage in effective risk management. • Using electronic health record to complete all paperwork in a timely manner.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Masters degree in Social Work, (MSW), with a minimum of one year of relevant experience with similar population.

• LMSW or LCSW certification required.

• Bilingual Spanish speaker preferred

Early Childhood Social Work Supervisor (Part Time)

Organization: 
The Jewish Board
Location: 
Child Development Center (Manhattan)
Summary: 

OVERVIEW: The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the provision of services, oversight of administrative processes, and supervision of staff in our Harlem Child Development Center, including clinicians and consultants.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

• Provide individual and group supervision to clinical staff in their treatment of young children (ages 0-8) and their families.

• Provide and supervise crisis intervention and clinical risk management.

• Provide clinical and administrative coverage.

• Ensure compliance with Jewish Board, contract (DOHMH) and regulator (OMH) standards, policies and procedures.

• Provide direct services to limited caseload of young children (ages 0-8) and their families, including individual, dyadic/family and group therapy.

• Participate in meetings and trainings.

• Develop and maintain relationships with community service providers.

• Other duties, as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

• LCSW required.

• Clinical experience in an evidence-based practice model or program for young children.

• Two+ years of supervisory experience is preferred.

• Fluency in Spanish required..

• Individual, group, and family intervention skills required.

• Team-building, communication, organizational.

• Ability to work evenings as needed.

NCCTS Liaison

 
Organization: 
The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Location: 
Durham, NC
Summary: 

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), co-located at UCLA and Duke University, the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of NCCTS Liaison. This position is located at Duke University in Durham, NC.

The NCTSN is a unique federally funded initiative that seeks to improve the quality, effectiveness and availability of care and services for children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences, including physical and sexual abuse; domestic, school and community violence; natural disasters and terrorism; and life-threatening injury and illness. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in child traumatic stress, and attention to cultural perspectives, the NCTSN supports the development and broad adoption of evidence-based and trauma-informed treatments. The NCTSN is a collaboration of 85+ academic, clinical, and community service centers. Please note that the NCCTS does not provide direct clinical services to children and families.

The NCCTS Liaison is a member of the NCCTS Site Integration and Collaboration Program. This position:

  • Facilitates communication and the provision of technical assistance and consultation among Network members, the NCCTS, and other key NCTSN stakeholders.
  • Manages activities within national collaborations in partnership with multiple NCTSN member centers and the federal funding agency; including the multi-faceted work of topical collaborative groups.
  • Conducts both in-person and virtual member center site-visits, broker resources, and best practices.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance around various child trauma topics
  • Facilitates collaboration and practice sharing among Network members Leads the engagement and inclusion of family members and young adults in NCTSN initiatives and activities.
  • Identify and elevate trends, collaborative successes, and best and promising practices throughout the NCTSN.

Experience in:

  • Implementing Evidence Based Treatments and Practices, Trauma-Informed practices
  • Program implementation
  • Consulting with various stakeholders
  • Organizational readiness
  • Group facilitation
  • Managing programs for youth and families, preferred
  •  Project management
  • Some program evaluation experience required 
  •  Quality improvement
  • Master’s degree and 5 years experience in a related field (mental health, social work, public health, health care administration, etc.), and child traumatic stress knowledge preferred

Send cover letter and résumé to: Alicia.sellers@duke.edu

Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Position location: Duke University in Durham, NC.
Req #: 401356106
 

Associate Director of Community Based Services

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children has an opening for a full time Associate Director of Community Based Services. This position provides leadership and supervision of clinical and administrative practices for the Intensive In-Home, Crisis Stabilization, and Case Management Programs. This role collaborates with Clinical Supervisors, the Director of Children & Family Services, the HR Director, and the Director of Operations to assure effective assessment and treatment services, management, and administration of the programs.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have 5-10 years of experience providing and supervising mental health services to children and families (10 or more years’ experience preferred). A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related field, as well as independent licensure is required. Must have strong leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to motivate staff and accomplish objectives through others.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

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Associate Director of Early Childhood Group & Mobile Services

Organization: 
Washburn Center for Children
Location: 
Minneapolis, MN
Summary: 

Washburn Center for Children has an opening for a full time Associate Director of Early Childhood Group & Mobile Services. This position provides leadership and supervision of clinical and administrative practices for the Family Focused, Day Treatment, and Outreach Programs. This role collaborates with Clinical Supervisors, the Director of Children & Family Services, the HR Director, and the Director of Operations to assure effective assessment and treatment services, management, and administration of the programs.

Qualifications: 

Applicants must have 5-10 years of experience providing and supervising mental health services to children and families (10 or more years’ experience preferred). A Master’s degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or a related field, as well as independent licensure is required. Must have strong leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to motivate staff and accomplish objectives through others.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

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