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BACKGROUND: Oakland ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma) led by the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department (HSD), will promote resiliency and equity for Oakland’s high-risk youth and adults most affected by trauma, violence, and civil unrest. A multi-sector coalition of stakeholders will work together to improve behavioral health and reduce trauma among the highest-risk young people and their families, empower community residents, and improve community-police relations. The goals of the initiative are: (1) Provide coordinated training to community-based social service providers and law enforcement entities to increase use of trauma-informed practices; (2) Expand access to trauma-informed behavioral health services by enhancing use of evidence-based models among City-funded human service programs and developing a service pipeline to County-funded services, and (3) Support the work of community partners to address tensions in law enforcementcommunity relations and to promote community resiliency and healing.
THE POSITION: The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill an Exempt Limited Duration Employee (Project Manager) within the Human Services Department. This position is limited to one-year in duration and includes benefits and upon confirmation of grant renewal, the position will become permanent. This position will be responsible for the direction, management and implementation of Oakland ReCAST a five year grant, $1 million per year, beginning winter 2016. The Incumbent will report to the Human Services Department Director. The ideal candidate is creative, a strong leader, has strong facilitation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, experience working in the public sector, has the ability to partner and lead a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency collaborative, and possesses a background in behavioral health, health care and/ or violence prevention, or related field.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Facilitate and lead a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency collaborative focused on resilience and trauma informed care.
- Coordinate trauma informed care services.
- Plan, organize, manage, participate in and direct the work of the project including the development, successful implementation, and quality control aspects of Oakland ReCAST.
- Prepare long-range plans in coordination with City departments, other divisions, and other public agencies; develop policies and procedures for establishing costs, schedule controls and coordinating activities.
- Formulate strategies and establish priorities to achieve objectives.
- Negotiate and administer contracts with project participants and service providers; resolve conflicts in a timely manner satisfying the client’s needs, the designer’s concepts and in keeping with the budgetary constraints and established schedule.
- Analyze proposed and current project management regulations and develop recommendations for implementation compliance.
- Prepare or review staff reports and resolutions for the City Administrator, City Council, or Commissions and all required grant reporting.
- Work closely with department representatives, the City Council, public and private groups, professional groups, and citizens to explain or coordinate plans for proposed projects and to solicit their support.
- Direct the preparation and administration of project budgets.
- Prepare cost forecasts, variances, and critical paths including project closeout procedures; maintain master schedule and inform management of potential conflicts.
- Manage, assign, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff; provide training and staff development.
Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in City and Regional Planning, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Welfare or closely related field with an emphasis on planning and policy development is required.
A Master's degree is highly desirable. Four years of progressively responsible work experience in strategic or long-range planning, managing a large-scale violence prevention program or related effort, and supervising staff providing social services. Experience in program management is desirable. Additional Qualifications: Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin are desirable.
Two years of progressively responsible public sector experience in relevant project management, including two years in a supervisory capacity.
- The principles and practices of planning and policy development for violence prevention and/or behavioral health programs including trauma informed care;
- Principles and practices of project management.
- Principles and practices of management and supervision.
- English punctuation, syntax, language mechanics and spelling.
- Contract negotiation and administration.
- Conflict resolution techniques.
- Principles of budget development and monitoring including development of control measures to remain within budget.
- Personal computer systems and applications.
- Principles and techniques for persuasive presentation of ideas and concepts in both oral and written formats. Partnership building and community relations techniques.
- Community engagement methods.
- Project Evaluation.
- Knowledge of trauma informed care and resilience frameworks
- Experience working with Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) projects, health care and/ or behavioral health field.
- Understanding of local government- municipal and county
- Prepare and administer departmental budgets.
- Negotiate and administer a variety of contracts.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders and members, organizations, businesses and staff.
- Prepare, analyze and interpret complex reports (including grant reporting) of a general or technical nature.
- Coordinate a variety of projects and activities inter-departmentally and with outside agencies.
- Plan, organize, direct and coordinate a variety of functional specialties with overlapping work areas.
- Supervise, train and direct subordinate professional and support staff.
- Interpret and enforce administrative/operational policies, practices and procedures.
- Work independently and set priorities.
- Analyze and solve problems of a complex nature.
- Maintain departmental and state safety standards.
- Analyze complex technical and administrative information and telecommunications systems problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend or adopt effective courses of action.
- Communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written format.
- Speak in large and small group settings.
LICENCE OR CERTIFICATE / OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Successful incumbents in this position are expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method for traveling to the various locations required. Individuals who are appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties. Additional relevant licensing or certification may be required based upon project needs or requirements.
Please submit a cover letter and resumé via email with the subject line: Oakland Recast Project Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Provides trauma therapy services to children and adults in the Long Branch community of Silver Spring, MD.
-Provides a full range of trauma treatment modalities including individual, group and family to clients, some of whom may have limited English proficiency. Provides treatment services in various sites including the Takoma Park East Silver Spring office, schools, community centers and other community sites in response to client needs. Provides services complaint with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and all other relevant federal, state and County laws, regulations policies and procedures regarding confidentiality of client record and record-keeping systems. Attend community meetings, forums, hearings, etc. as requested by the County and develops discharge and transition plans for all clients served. Services provided during daytime and evening hours.
Maintains any one of the following licenses in good standing in the State of Maryland: Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C), Licensed Certified Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Requires satisfactory completion of background check process (FBI, State, and Child Protective Services). A current, valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance (which meets minimum Maryland state requirements), and a current driving record with less than 4 points are also required
Is knowledgeable and experienced in the treatment of children and adults who have experienced severe trauma; has experience working with multidisciplinary staff; has experience working with multicultural clients; and has bilingual English-Spanish capability advance proficiency.
The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a position open for a Psychologist III.
CCFTS, located in Baltimore Maryland is a Center that uses mental health treatment, training and research to address the negative impacts of exposures to neglect, abuse and violence. For information about our program, please go to: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/traumatic-stress-center/treatment
We are currently seeking a senior level psychologist to supervise psychology staff, psychology interns, and coordinates/manages projects which they have been assigned. In addition, he/she will provide direct service to clients and have the opportunity to become involved in research and/or training.
- Fulfills all of the responsibilities and duties of a clinical or counseling psychologist.
- Provides treatment to clients including diagnostic interview and therapy through individual, group, family, or marital treatment. In addition, collaborates with public agencies to facilitate achievement of goals related to the treatment plan.
- Maintains client activity at the projected level set by administrative staff and maintains the medical record for each client which includes diagnostic interview note, ongoing contact notes, MHP treatment plan, and discharge note.
- Supervises and conducts performance evaluations for psychology staff/graduate students through regular meetings and review of documentation to address clinical practice, professional development, productivity, documentation compliance, and time management.
- Coordinates/manages clinics or projects to which they have been assigned.
- Assists the Director and assumes leadership with the development of innovative programs, training, and research initiatives and assists in securing funding, grants, as needed.
- Responsible for administrative oversight and supervision of staff providing clinical services and clinic coordination.
- Must possess a Ph.D. or Psy.D. with emphasis in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.
- Must be a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.
- APA approved internship as well one year of supervised experience post doc
- Five (5) years’ experience in providing psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and supervision.
- Some management experience preferred
The Kennedy Krieger Institute provides an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, tuition reimbursement, paid time off, and a company-matched retirement plan.
Individuals interested in learning more about our employment opportunities may apply through the Kennedy Krieger Institute careers page at: www.jobs.kennedykrieger.org; JOB ID: 2235
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Vet
We are recruiting for a new postdoctoral position in the Infant Caregiver Project at the University of Delaware. Dr. Mary Dozier and her students and staff at the Infant Caregiver Project study an intervention for high-risk children, the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC), assess the effectiveness of the intervention, and disseminate the intervention to national and international sites.
As the evidence-base for ABC has grown (see here for more information), so too has interest in dissemination. We would like to interview individuals interested in joining our team's dissemination efforts. The position would primarily include training and supervising interventionists at other dissemination sites, as well as assessing and monitoring interventionist progress and fidelity. There is some flexibility around the start date, but the individual would ideally join the team in Summer 2017.
If interested, please contact Dr. Caroline Roben with a current CV
Dr. Caroline Roben email@example.com
The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute has a position open for a Psychologist to provide assessment and treatment services.
CCFTS, located in Baltimore Maryland, strongly encourages the use of evidence-based treatments, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. The Psychologist will provide psychotherapy with children who have experienced trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. The Psychologist I will also provide assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research and training activities.
For information about our program, please go to:
The Psychologist I provides psychotherapy in the treatment program of the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress. These children are primarily those who have experienced or may be at risk for trauma through physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. Psychologist I also provides assessments of children along a continuum of screenings to full psychological evaluations. These are formal evaluations requiring the use of psychometrically sound instruments in addition to clinical interviewing. Areas of assessment include emotional, cognitive, achievement, and developmental functioning of referred children. The position requires the ability to address the needs of this population. The Doctoral Level Psychologist may also participate in research or other projects at the direction of the Director of Clinical Services.
- Provides psychotherapy to children through individual, family, or group modalities as appropriate.
- Provides psychological evaluations covering cognitive, emotional, and achievement functioning of referred children.
- Participates in psychology staff meetings and staff meetings of the family center so as to aid in ongoing program development.
- Demonstrates ability to work clinically with severely disturbed children including identifying and managing acute crises.
- Collaborates with the referring agency, the local department of social services and the school system to assist them in utilizing the evaluation/treatments services in the development of the agency services plan for the child and the family.
- Maintains client activity at the projected level set by the administrative staff.
- Maintains the medical record for each client, which may include psychological evaluations, assessment and treatment plan, progress notes, reviews, and discharge summaries.
- May participate in the field instruction program and supervise externs when interest and capacity is demonstrated.
Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college, university, or professional school and is licensed to practice psychology in the state of Maryland.
Must have had at least one year's supervised post-doctoral experience in clinical psychological work with children, preferably in a community or hospital setting with children who are traumatized, severely emotionally disturbed, or who have experienced abuse/neglect.
For over 100 years, Childhaven has been a safe and nurturing place for children. Today, the work that is done —therapeutic care for young children who have been abused or neglected—is on the forefront of scientific understanding about the young developing brain, the consequences of early trauma, and the factors that promote resilience and healing. Our program heals babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, preparing them for success in school and in life.
Childhaven currently serves more than 350 children and their families from a diverse range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds through three care centers in the Seattle and King County metropolitan area. Childhaven’s five-year strategic plan calls for a significant expansion of programs, raising its profile, and collaborating with others in the community and across the nation to stop abuse and neglect at a systemic level.
With a staff of 170 and an annual budget now approaching $10 million, Childhaven is poised to continue and expand its leadership in therapeutic child care and stopping the cycle of child abuse. Childhaven has earned the respect and active support of all sectors of the King County community including the philanthropic, corporate and public sectors.
This is an opportunity to lead a highly respected, high impact children’s organization!
For more information on Childhaven programs and history visit www.childhaven.org
For a full profile describing the President’s position or to apply visit www.hagelsearch.com/childhaven
The Institute for Innovation and Implementation with the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has an opportunity for a Program Director. The Program Director will lead all efforts related to the National Quality Improvement Center (QIC) that seeks to improve well-being, stability, and permanency of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) children and youth in foster care. The Program Director should bring extensive knowledge about the needs of LGBTQ youth as well as experience operationalizing implementation science. The position will be responsible for planning and overseeing the short and long-term strategic planning and strategies for programmatic success of the QIC. Together with the Principle Investigator, the QIC Leadership Team and the Children’s Bureau, the Program Director will drive the program strategy, leads the implementation, works closely with internal and external stakeholders, facilitates and coordinates QIC Learning Collaborative, and identifies gaps in services and designs additional program elements which address them. The Program Director will have direct responsibility and play a key leadership role in operating the QIC and has the authority to formulate, affect, interpret or implement management policies and operating practices.
The Institute serves as a national training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center that is focused on children's behavioral health. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. This support is provided through three primary units within The Institute: Policy and Finance; Technical Assistance & Implementation; and Research & Evaluation. These units work in an integrated fashion to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Experience: Five (5) years of related experience working in an appropriate field with at least two (2) years’ experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination, and implementation.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
Preferred Experience: Supervisory experience preferred.
- Possesses a thorough knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Knowledge about evidence based practice implementation. Ability to facilitate multi-state collaborative process. Thorough knowledge about LGBTZ youth, child welfare systems, and implementation science. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences. Ability to establish and implement goals and structures in support of the strategic mission. Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for prioritizing multiple and ongoing projects. Skill in making effective and strategic, analytical, and timely decisions. Ability to write and present whit papers, reports, research summaries, and other publications.
- Ability to supervise and direct personnel toward meeting organization and program goals. Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine and maintenance procedures.
- Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in data manipulation and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts with all audiences, and to strengthen and cultivate relationships. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Director of the DCAC Research Institute joins the team in studying best practices, emerging trends, outcomes and program evaluation within the DCAC client journey through investigation, prosecution and healing, and seeks to advance the field of child maltreatment, in an effort to improve the system, heal the child and family and ultimately reduce the devastating impact of abuse.
The Director will participate in defining the research strategy and will be responsible for independently leading all clinical and outcomes studies being conducted by the DCAC Research Institute. The Director will manage operational and logistical tasks to ensure efficient execution of studies within established budgets and timelines, ensuring compliance with all appropriate regulations. S/he will coordinate the efforts of internal and external resources to ensure research plan optimization. This person will be responsible for writing and submitting research data for peer reviewed publications and disseminating outcomes to the larger public by conducting lectures and public reviews of research findings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Meaningfully contribute to the 2017-2019 DCAC Strategic Plan by developing research strategies that align with organizational goals
- Independently manage research evaluation, studies, analysis, publication and dissemination of projects that advance the field of abuse, the role of the MDT, client outcomes, and that advance the agency’s success with reducing the impact of abuse on children.
- Identify, recruit, train, and manage team within the Research Institute to assist with initiatives.
- Provide updates and status reports to senior management on a regular basis; report on performance against plan. Manage the budget for research studies. Ensure overall operation is within the approved budget and timeline.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with academic and community-based researchers, agency directors
- Interface with partners within and outside of DCAC including Child Protective Services, Police Departments, District Attorney’s Office, Children’s Medical Centers, National Children’s Alliance, CACTX.
- Manage Internal Review Board and assessment of evaluation of research with human subjects and government systems.
- Oversee compliance with regulatory bodies governing research studies.
- Represent DCAC at major annual conferences
- Ph.D. in Psychology or related field required.
- Prefer 5-10 years of experience in the social service field with at least three years of hands-on managerial experience running research studies and managing teams.
- Experience with all aspects of management of large research studies from inception to completion.
- Strong knowledge of human subjects research regulations.
- Previous research study site management experience.
- Knowledge of and experience in experimental and quasi-experimental design.
- Basic understanding of statistics and statistical methods.
- Demonstrated experience and/or competence in data analysis and report writing
- Knowledge and experience with Excel and SPSS software packages.
- Strong project planning, leadership, negotiation and presentation skills as well as an ability to contribute creative yet practical solutions to problems.
- Extraordinary research management skills and expertise in searching medical literature and databases for clinical and technical information.
- Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail.
- Ability to forge cross-functional working relationships with internal teams and external project partners.
- Ability to be proactive in identifying issues and hurdles that may handicap the effective implementation of the studies and resolve the issues in a timely fashion.
- Superior writing skills and ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical people.
- Individual should be creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, and flexible, possessing a positive attitude, tact, good judgment, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to work well as a team member with staff, community professionals, and volunteers.
- Individual should ensure accuracy and confidentiality in all work.
- Must demonstrate/live our organization’s core values: put the child first in all that we do, operate as a seamless team, work with a servant’s heart.
Natasha Bullard firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Mothers, Safe Children (SMSC) Project is an exciting collaboration between ACS and Silver School of Social Work, NYU. The initiative aims to improve the identification, case management, and treatment of mothers with trauma-related disorders who are raising young children, and receiving child welfare preventive services to reduce the risk of repeat maltreatment and to improve positive parenting.
We are currently recruiting for a full-time bilingual project clinician to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to:
- Assess new referrals to the project
- Deliver manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings
- Coordinate intervention delivery with agency staff and clients
- Maintain fidelity to the intervention guidelines and ensure client engagement
- Maintain session notes, project assessments and coordinate with project coordinator regarding data requirements
- Comply with current IRB regulatory requirements and procedures, including continuing education on ethics and conduct of research, consenting and assenting clients according to IRB standard guidelines and maintaining regulatory binder.
- Provide technical assistance and training to staff from contract agencies;
- Assist with project management and organization;
- Assist with database management and data analysis; and
- Assist with papers and presentations.
- Participate in staff meetings and case discussions
- LMSW, LCSW, PhD, or PsyD licensed or license eligible in the state of New York
- Clinical supervision will be provided.
- 3 years of experience providing evidence based clinical interventions
- Bilingual (English-Spanish) a must
- Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is a plus
- Knowledge of evidence-based trauma interventions and child welfare
- Flexibility around work hours is preferred; willingness to travel to the agency sites.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and team work skills
Opportunities exist for clinical and outcomes research, clinical supervision. Training on trauma based interventions will be provided. Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, please send a resume and any relevant materials to Geetanjali Chugh at email@example.com and Sasha Stok at firstname.lastname@example.org
INTEGRATED BEHAVIORAL SERVICES for UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS
The year-long APA-approved Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship program is sponsored by the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The program is funded by the Health Research and Services Administration in the Department of Health and Human Services. Funds will be available for 2017-18 and 2018-19.
The training is designed to prepare psychology Interns and Fellows to provide evidence-based services in primary care settings to underserved children, adults, and families. The trainees can have rotations in a VA Primary Care Clinic; the Fostering Hope Clinic, a specialized clinic for children in foster care; the Variety Health Clinic, a community based clinic; an Indian Health Service Clinic; and for Spanish speaking trainees, the Latino Clinic, a pediatric primary health care clinic for Spanish-speaking families. The trainees will participate in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP), a two semester award-winning program, as part of the training.
The trainees will be part of the OUHSC APA-approved Internship and Fellowship programs and will receive stipends and benefits. Trainees must be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.
Please contact Dr. Tatiana Balachova (Tatiana-Balachova@ouhsc.edu) for more information.