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.

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Assistant Professor


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS invites applicants for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of CHILD ADVOCACY STUDIES (CAST). Successful candidates will have teaching and direct service expertise in the area of child maltreatment, which may include multidisciplinary team collaboration, forensic interviewing, family advocacy, or trauma-focused psychotherapy with children exposed to maltreatment. Candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline, and who are license-eligible in the state of Missouri, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with related degrees (e.g. J.D., MSW) and relevant experience will also be considered. The position will mostly entail in-person and online teaching in the undergraduate Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program and some direct forensic or clinical service to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a division in the UM-St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences. 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) is housed on campus in a state-of-the-art clinical training facility with two satellite locations, one of which supports a “mock house” that serves as a simulation lab for CAST courses. CASGSL is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and conducts over 700 forensic interviews and 8,000 sessions of trauma focused counseling to children and adolescents each year. CASGSL is a proud member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network where it serves as a Category II Treatment and Services Adaptation Center. Information about the department can be found at and about CASGSL at

The start date is August 2017; salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Review of applications will begin July 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit materials electronically including cover letter, CV and statements of teaching interests in Microsoft Word or .PDF format by clicking on the following link

Three reference letters should come directly from your references electronically.

Director of Clinical Operations

Chadwick Center for Children & Families
San Diego, CA

Leadership Position Announcement

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is seeking candidates for the Director of Clinical Operations.

This is a demanding leadership position overseeing the delivery of key clinical services of the Chadwick Center including the core child advocacy center functions for San Diego, such as Forensic Medical Services staff in support of a team of board certified Child Abuse Pediatricians; a Forensic Interviewing team; dedicated Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) therapists; Trauma Counseling with specialized trauma therapists, using such evidence based interventions as TF-CBT, CPP, and PCIT, and Chadwick’s TAP model, working in three locations around San Diego County; the KidSTART program, a specialized team working in a transdisciplinary model with other hospital disciplines in three locations focused on children ages 0-5 with complex social-emotional, behavioral and developmental needs,; a well-established Kids and Teens in Court Program; and a nursing team supporting the San Diego County child welfare shelter facility 24/7. This position is responsible for the clinical direction and operations, human resource management, and budget performance of these teams that total over 70 people. The position is supported by key Chadwick administrative resources and a wide variety of hospital assets and colleagues.

In addition to these day to day responsibilities and active involvement in strategic planning and direction of the overall Chadwick Center, there is opportunity, based on expertise, interest, and time to participate in other Chadwick grant and educational programs (that do not report to the Director of Operations) including the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, Chadwick’s SAMHSA funded Category 2, National Child Traumatic Stress Network grant focused on expanding Trauma Informed Practice across the nation, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Children Welfare (, and the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, supporting 13 western states. We also anticipate a new grant from the State of California in July to work county by county to infuse trauma informed practice in child welfare systems across the state.

For more information please contact: Charles Wilson Senior Director Chadwick Center E-mail Telephone 858-966-5421

or apply at

Different Job Positions

Boston College

The Research Program on Children and Adversity Directed by Dr. Theresa S. Betancourt is moving to the Boston College School of Social Work and hiring for the following positions: 

1. Rwanda based program manager (Masters level)

2. Sierra leone based program manager (Masters level)

3. Rwanda based post doctoral fellow

4. Sierra Leone based post doctoral fellow

5. Director of Administration

6. Grants Specialist,

7. Program Assistant

8. Exec Assistant

9. IT specialist

The positions are available here:

Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Organization: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans and Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center
New Orleans, LA

Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, in partnership with the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center (JCAC), is currently seeking a licensed clinical professional (LCSW, LPC, or LMFT) to provide trauma-focused, mental health services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and child witnesses to violent crimes. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: providing weekly individual counseling sessions to a caseload of child abuse victims/witnesses ages 4-17; providing parenting support, resources and psychoeducation to non-offending parents/caregivers about common reactions of trauma in children; conducting home and school visits as necessary; being an active participant in the Jefferson Parish Multidisciplinary Team (MDT); as well as, attending bi-weekly team meetings in order to help better coordinate services for child abuse victims.

  • Experience providing community- based services
  • Experience with the criminal justice/court system
  • Working knowledge of child development and effects of trauma
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Ability to clinically conceptualize a variety of cases including complex trauma, challenging behaviors issues, attachment problems, and other issues associated with victims of child abuse and their families.
  • bility to work with a diverse population of clients using an evidence-based, trauma-focused clinical approach.
  • Ability to intervene with clients and their families in distress or in need of extra support/crisis response.
  • Ability to help clients navigate different systems involved throughout the process of child abuse investigation and prosecution, including the forensic medical exam, criminal justice system and DCFS (child protection).
  • Ability to serve as a clinical consultant to the MDT on issues relevant to child trauma and evidence-based treatment, as well as support the MDT in the monitoring of treatment progress and outcomes.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work with families and community members outside of regular business hours.
  • Ability to organize and manage time independently.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Please include: Licensed Mental Health Clinician- JCAC in the subject line.

Family Connections Clinical Instructor

The University of Maryland School of Social Work
Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Family Connections Clinical Instructor. This full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position is responsible for implementing the Family Connections and Trauma Adapted Family Connections program in collaboration with families and community agencies. This multi-year project, operating under the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), develops, implements, and tests community-based family strengthening services that empower vulnerable families to achieve their safety, well-being, and stability.

Celebrating over 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSW in 1992. SWCOS’ mission is to create and implement innovative models of social work education and service that strengthen individuals, families, organizations, and communities in Baltimore and Maryland. This is accomplished through strategic collaborations between agency, staff, faculty, students and community representatives. SWCOS provides graduate level social work students with hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging and creative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOS provides community members with quality services and creates research opportunities to generate new knowledge on social work practice.

Family Connections (FC), a SWCOS program, has served over 1300 families since its inception in 1996. The Family Connections’ intervention model is designed to provide research-based in-home trauma responsive early intervention services, grounded in neglect prevention science. The program is committed to educating social work and other professionals to use evidence-based models of practice.

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Minimum licensure - LGSW
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in trauma responsive children and family service programs
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Experience and demonstrated skill provision of trauma responsive services and related program development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to participate in training social workers and students;
  • Knowledge and experience about family-focused, home based clinical services to families with children in urban environments exposed to trauma and racial injustice;
  • Knowledge and experience about clinical services for children exposed to maltreatment, individuals with substance use disorders, and children with behavior and learning problems;
  • Knowledge and experience about community network development and maintenance;
  • Knowledge and experience about paper and presentation development and computer literacy.

Clinical Director

Broadway Branch

Childhaven seeks an experienced Clinical Director who will develop and scale a best-in-class, evidence-based, inter-disciplinary, and financially sustainable pediatric therapy program. The Clinical Director will be responsible for the development, oversight, and quality assurance of all fee-for-service mental health, behavioral health, and developmental therapy services provided by Childhaven. This critical role will have the opportunity to help redesign and expand Childhaven’s theory of change while building upon a century-long legacy of leadership in the field. The ideal candidate is dedicated to maximizing impact and ROI, data-driven improvement, and participating on a deeply collaborative and mission-driven team. The role will also be a proud steward of the mental, behavioral, and developmental health of some of our community’s most vulnerable children and families and a valuable thought leader supporting and enhancing our reputation as an exemplary treatment provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the vision and overall therapy model(s) for our home and center-based clinical practices.
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations, develop and implement effective treatment plans, and maintain an appropriately sized therapy caseload given other duties and responsibilities.
  • Partner with Childhaven leadership and staff to help ensure all services are integrated and coordinated for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Partner with other community resources to support early and appropriate referrals, evaluations, and care coordination.
  • Maintain a healthy return on investment by establishing billable service expectations and providing the leadership to ensure expectations are met.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical policies, procedures, and trainings.
  • Help secure and administer contracts, grants, and donations.
  • Actively explore and pursue sustainable expansion possibilities consistent with organizational mission and strategies.
  • Develop, analyze, and improve program-related key performance indicator dashboards, benchmarking, and outcome reports.
  • Ensure all therapy services meet best practice, legal, contractual, WAC, RCW, HIPAA, and ethical standards. Design and implement an internal audit system to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Remain abreast of industry research and best practices providing reports on findings.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with leaders from the state, county, schools, health plans, universities, and others in the industry.
  • Be an active and positive member of i2i, Childhaven’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Contribute to and “lead by example” in Childhaven’s culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and constant learning.
  • Present at board meetings, staff meetings, community events, and other speaking engagements.
  • Represent Childhaven at local, regional, and national efforts to improve systems and collective action related to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of pediatric trauma.
  • Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Licensed therapist with a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
  • Experience and training in infant mental health, psychotherapy, and attachment theory. Infant mental health endorsement preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience leading a growing, cohesive, multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed therapy team committed to effectively meeting the needs of young children and their families.
  • Must pass Childhaven background check and drug screening requirement.
  • Valid State driver’s license and automobile insurance including access to dependable personal transportation.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A heart-felt drive to help Childhaven realize its mission and pursue its vision to become one of the most comprehensive and effective trauma prevention and early intervention treatment programs in the nation.
  • Understanding of the children’s mental health system in WA, with a successful track record of designing and scaling a financially viable evidence-based pediatric therapy program.
  • Firm commitment to culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • Experience developing and growing multi-site and home-based programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and commitment to evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches.
  • Experience providing reflective supervision and mentoring with individuals who have a wide range of experiences and training.
  • Understanding of and experience with federal Part C early intervention, mental health licensure requirements, and fee-for-service insurance requirements.
  • Passion for innovation, experimentation, continuous learning, team building, and helping others become the best clinicians possible.
  • Ability to flex schedule to participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.

Please visit our website for information on how to apply for this position.

See attached PDF for more information.

Bilingual Adult and Child Therapist

Family Services Inc.
Rockville, MD

Offers counseling and case management services in a trauma informed care environment for women fleeing domestic violence and child witnesses of partner abuse. Provides clinical assessment, brief individual counseling, trauma recovery, child therapy and group counseling, as well as safety and discharge planning. The work schedule is flexible to include some evening hours to accommodate resident schedules. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.


Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field, with a minimum of two years of relevant clinical experience, a portion of which should be in partner abuse or domestic violence. Must have expertise in Child and Family Therapy and demonstrate a commitment to serve a diverse community. Must possess a current Maryland license at the independent clinical practitioner level. (LGPC, LCPC, LGSW or LCSW). Fluency in English and Spanish is required.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

1. Provides clinical assessment of new clients, including an initial safety plan to establish short term therapeutic goals with the client, within three business days of admission to the BAK Center.

2. Working collaboratively with the client and clinical team, develops a plan of action that includes safety planning, legal options, financial remedies, housing options, mental health and other individual goals as directed by the client’s needs.

3. Conducts and documents a full professional psychosocial assessment of each new adult client within one week of admission, and continues to meet with the client as often as needed. Identifies and addresses concerns including mental health diagnosis and trauma reaction symptoms, such as sleeping or eating changes.

4. Gathers information (with client signed permission) from previous treatment. Coordinates providers and makes referrals to address current symptoms and future follow up, (e.g. substance abuse, psychiatrist) as needed. Works closely with Case Coordinators to ensure that women develop life skills as identified in their plan of action; coordinates discharge and safety planning to ensure continuing services through APP or other community providers.

5. Offers weekly support group and parenting group (in English and in Spanish) on domestic violence education, victim recovery and empowerment in conjunction with other clinical programs and services. Provides child and family therapy services to address the impact of abuse on children who have witnessed domestic violence.

Attends weekly case consultation meetings, individual supervision and required trainings on both trauma informed care and domestic violence. Conducts care presentations as assigned. 

Ensures that clinical notes and critical incident reports are complete, timely and accurate. Maintains strict confidentiality of survivor records and information.

Other duties as assigned. This position description may be altered to comply with the needs of the program


Jonathan Peyer Recruiting Coordinator Family Services, Inc.

Part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System

Office Address:

620 East Diamond Ave Suite L

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Mailing Address:

610 East Diamond Avenue Suite 100

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Phone: (301) 840-3207

Fax: (240) 631-9356



Postdoctoral Fellow/Early Career Psychologist

NYU Silver School of Social Work
New York, NY

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 postdoctoral fellow 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:
  • Assessment of new referrals to the project
  • Delivery of a manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings and ensuring client engagement
  • Participation in case discussions and staff meetings at participating agencies
  • Maintaining clinical documentation
  • Compliance with IRB regulatory requirements and procedures, including continuing education on ethics and conduct of research, consenting and assenting clients according to IRB standard guidelines
  • Providing technical assistance and training to staff from contract agencies
  • Assisting with database management and data analysis
  • Assisting with papers and presentations

Opportunities exist for clinical and outcomes research, clinical supervision. Training on trauma based interventions will be provided.


Applicants must have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or related field from an APA-accredited doctoral program, must be licensed or license eligible in the state of New York and have at least 3 years of clinical experience providing evidence based clinical interventions. Prior experience with research, project management, trauma interventions and child welfare is a plus. Bilingual (English-Spanish) candidates are highly desirable.


Interested applicants should email a cover letter expressing interest in position and relevant experience and CV email to Dr. Sasha Stok ( and Geetanjali Chugh (

Clinical Supervisor for Assessment Program (two openings)

WestCoast Children’s Clinic
Oakland, CA
The Assessment Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervision and/or consultation, and training of pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows, and licensed program staff in the Assessment Program of WestCoast Children's Clinic. The position also requires committee participation in Assessment Program staff meetings and projects.
Primary Responsibilities include:
  • Provides clinical supervision/consultation of assessments for pre-doctoral interns, post-doctoral fellows and clinical assessment staff.
  • Monitors quality of psychological reports.
  • Ensures compliance with WCC policies, procedures, and deadlines related to billing, record keeping, and documentation.
  • Tracks paperwork and billing to meet quality assurance standards.
  • Provides training in assessment including assessment overview, cognitive and learning assessment, projective and personality assessment, and collaborative assessment.
  • May conduct ongoing assessment case conference or provide consultation to clinical staff.
  • Collaborates on training with Assessment and Intern Training Program Directors and Assessment Supervisors. May assist in teaching assessment seminar.
  • In consultation with Assessment Program Director, identifies assessment-specific training needs and helps to oversee evaluation of interns, fellows and program staff.
  • Works on Assessment Program Projects in conjunction with organization and program goals.
  • Attends supervisor meetings and agency trainings as needed.
  • Doctoral level degree in Clinical Psychology, with California licensure.
  • Minimum of five years experience preferred in the field with administration, interpretation, and supervision of psychological assessment.
  • Experience with Therapeutic-Collaborative Assessment model.
  • Experience working with children, trauma, and the foster care/social service system.
  • Expertise and ability to handle both cognitive and psychological/emotional aspects of assessment.
  • Able to work as a team with other therapists, social workers and facilitate collaboration between professionals and systems.
  • Bilingual Spanish language skills required for one of the supervisor positions.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Multicultural awareness and competence.
  • Knowledgeable and flexible in working with students who are learning to administer, interpret, and write reports.
  • Good writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Teaching skills for child assessment – including cognitive, neuropsychological tests, projective measures, specifically expertise in the Rorschach.
  • Familiar and comfortable with both traditional and collaborative assessment, and able to use assessments as a tool of intervention.

If interested in applying, please use the online submission form at to submit your cover letter and resume describing how you meet these qualifications. Please note that cover letters are an important part of our applicant review process, so please ensure your cover letter is included when you apply. It is also helpful to let us know where you saw this posting.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

For more information, please visit

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Residency Positions Available

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Applications are currently being accepted for the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Residency Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with the emphasis in Pediatric Psychology. Child Emphasis area positions are available: (1) Pediatric Psychology and (2) HRSA. The training is based on the scientist/practitioner model, the OUHSC program emphasizes the training and development of psychologists who can assume leadership roles in clinical service delivery, research, and teaching. As such, all Residents receive innovative training in service delivery and engage in active research programs. Residents are required to spend at least 51% of their time in clinical activities and can spend the remaining time in research and professional development activities. Residents are required to attend the program’s didactics as well as complete a research project. They typically join ongoing faculty projects, but opportunities for independent research exist as well. Grant writing opportunities are available and strongly encouraged.


Pediatric Psychology – General (1 position): Therapy, assessment, and consultation opportunities are available for Residents in a variety of pediatric clinics and inpatient services including hematology/oncology, pediatric transplant, and a hospital-wide consultation-liaison service. Specialty outpatient clinic rotations include pain management, behavioral sleep medicine, obesity, kidney transplant, liver transplant, assessment clinic, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and pediatric cancer, including Brain Tumor Clinic and a late effects clinic for children and adolescents who have completed cancer treatment. Outpatient Primary Care Services are available in a general pediatrics clinic, Fostering Hope Clinic for children and adolescents in foster care placements, and a Latino Outreach Clinic. Residents provide services as part of a hospital-wide inpatient consultation-liaison service, working with the families of children and adolescents with a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions. Residents have the opportunity to consult for various medical specialties, participate as a member of multidisciplinary treatment teams, attend didactics regarding pediatrics and primary care, and participate in research projects and/or grant-writing. Training takes place at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center, within the OU Children’s Hospital. More information about this program can be found at

HRSA - (2 positions): These Residents will be trained to provide psychological services for children, adults, and families in primary care settings. The Resident positions are funded by the Health Research and Services Administration (HRSA) in the Department of Health and Human Services and are designed to prepare Clinical Psychology Residents to provide evidence-based services in settings that integrate primary and behavioral health services for underserved populations. The clinical experiences will be in a variety of settings, including 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 the Latino Clinic, a pediatric primary health care clinic for Spanish-speaking families. The Fellows will develop a training plan with their primary supervisor that includes a variety of didactic, clinical, and research activities and will participate in the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect (ITP), an award-winning two semester program, as part of the training. More information about the Fellowships can be found at Please contact Dr. Barbara Bonner ( more information.



Applicants should submit a complete set of application materials via email to Material should include:

  • A letter of interest, including a discussion of training and career goals, including the status of your dissertation and/or completeness of all doctoral degree requirements.
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae containing background information, academic and clinical experience.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • A copy of your graduate transcript.

For program inquiries, contact:

Charlotte Rosko, Ph.D.

Director, Clinical Psychology Residency Program

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

920 Stanton L. Young Blvd., Room WP-3440

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5036

405-271-5253 ext. 47680