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 Associate

Organization: 
Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health College of Education and Human Development
Location: 
University of Minnesota
Summary: 

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) has an opening for a post-doctoral associate to serve as project manager on a research project evaluating the effectiveness of a parenting program for military families.  This individual will also provide research support to other similar projects.  This post-doctoral associate will conduct research and evaluation services that provide further development of career skills and allows them opportunities to learn new research and evaluation techniques.  This individual will be trained and work in conjunction with Prof. Abigail Gewirtz and receive mentorship in the fields of program evaluation, family intervention, and prevention research.

Responsibilities

Research Design (15%)
•    Participate in the design and implementation of research projects
•    Collaborate with the PI on the submission of IRB protocols and other regulatory tasks

Research Subject Oversight (30%)
•    Recruit individuals to participate as research subjects and follow procedures for obtaining consent.
•    Communicate with research subjects regarding study goals, timelines, scheduling interventions and assessments, etc.
•    Manage incentive payments to research subjects

Project Management (30%)
•    Manage day-to-day activities of the research project under the guidance of the PI
•    Assist PI with managing and tracking project budgets
•    Participate in preparing and presenting data to study investigators; collaborate on reports and publications

Training (25%)
•    Assist PI with a variety of research projects as needed in order to gain a breadth of experience in prevention research
•    Receive research training and career guidance in the fields of program evaluation, family intervention, and prevention research

Required Qualifications
•    Ph.D. in psychology, child psychology, family social science, or related field.  Candidate may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training
•    Knowledge of and/or experience with quantitative research design
•    Experience with research on children and families

Preferred Qualifications

•    Familiarity with Qualtrics and data management and analysis
•    Experience with military families
•    Experience with project management
•    Strong organizational skills
•    Excellent written and verbal communication with diverse audiences
 

Contact: 

Interested candidates should contact Chris Bray at bray0021@umn.edu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Organization: 
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Trauma and Grief Center for Youth
Summary: 

The University of Texas Health Science Center Department of Psychiatry seeks to fill a full time postdoctoral fellowship position, beginning in September of 2016, to assist with (1) the evaluation of trauma- and bereavement-informed assessment tools and interventions and (2) the analysis of longitudinal data examining the development of adaptive and maladaptive grief reactions in bereaved youth.

The postdoctoral fellow will assist the PI in study management, statistical analyses, and journal publications (as lead author or co-author as appropriate).  He or she will also have the opportunity to conduct clinical work (including assessment and/or evidence-based intervention) with traumatized and/or bereaved youth through the UT Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, a community treatment and services center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Engagement in grant writing activities is also expected. 

We seek applicants with strong research potential who are highly motivated to develop their own program of systematic research in the domains of childhood trauma and/or grief and prepare for a productive career as a scientist-practitioner. Opportunities are available to pursue mentored research in the following areas:
(1)    longitudinal studies of bereaved and/or traumatized youth
(2)    trauma and grief screening and assessment
(3)    development and evaluation of interventions for traumatized and/or grieving youth

 

Qualifications: 
  • Start date is flexible, but must have PhD by September of 2016 from an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical (or developmental) psychology, social work, or related discipline
  • Advanced training and skills in qualitative and/or quantitative methods, including the use of statistical software
  • Track record of academic accomplishment (e.g., journal publications) or strong scholarship potential
  • Experience working with traumatized or bereaved youth is preferred, but not required.
Contact: 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two references (names and emails/phone numbers) to Dr. Julie Kaplow, Associate Professor and Director of the University of Texas Trauma and Grief Center for Youth, at Julie.B.Kaplow@uth.tmc.edu. Deadline for applications is March 18th, 2016, but we will continue to review applications until we have identified the most qualified candidate.


 

Bilingual Parent Advocate (BPA)

Organization: 
East Durham Children’s Initiative
Location: 
Durham, NC
Summary: 

East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI) is committed to improving outcomes for children and families living in a 120-block area of East Durham referred to as the EDCI Zone. Our long-term vision is to have all youth in the EDCI Zone successfully graduate from high school, ready for college or a career. We work to achieve this vision by providing a continuum of high-quality services for children and families extending from birth through high school. EDCI partners with over 20 local organizations and community members who share our vision to provide these needed resources and supports to East Durham children and families.

EDCI is seeking to fill the position of Bilingual Parent Advocate (BPA). This full-time, benefits-eligible position will report to the EDCI Parent Advocate Program Manager. This position works closely with the early childhood, elementary, and middle school parent advocate programs to ensure parents are engaged, have knowledge of strategies to support school readiness, and support their children’s education, development, social, and emotional success at home, school, and in the community. The BPA will model parent-child interactions that stimulate learning and development and serve as a link between families, school personnel, and community organizations at East Durham schools.

To view a full job description and for how to apply visit our website at www.edci.org/jobs. The job description is also attached.
 

Licensed Psychotherapist, Trauma Focused

Organization: 
University of California Santa Cruz
Location: 
Santa Cruz
Summary: 

The Licensed Psychotherapist reports to the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and is assigned duties by the Director as specified herein. The Licensed Psychotherapist will provide high quality clinical services; community psychology/outreach and consultation services; and may provide supervision/training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows.

This position will be housed in the CARE office (Campus Advocacy, Resources & Education), which provides advocacy to survivors of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence and stalking. This person will work closely with the CARE advocacy staff to facilitate appropriate referrals to/from counseling.

In discharging these duties the Licensed Psychotherapist is expected to be keenly sensitive to issues of gender, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, socio economic status, etc. and to be skilled with techniques for counseling students with diverse backgrounds.

All the Licensed Psychotherapist's activities are performed within the limits of standards and ethical principles of their professional organization, as well as applicable legal mandates for mental health professionals in the State of California.

This position requires demonstrated expertise and understanding of treatment of acute trauma, including trauma resulting from sexual assault and physical assault, as well as treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Qualifications: 

Demonstrated clinical experience with individuals using a brief therapy model

Experience in facilitating psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups

Demonstrated strong clinical and crisis management skills

Experience working with survivors of interpersonal violence and trauma recovery

Experience designing and implementing multiculturally sensitive outreach programs and psychoeducational workshops

Demonstrated multicultural competence in mental health service provision

Knowledge of how race, ethnic identity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, privilege and multiculturalism relate to psychological service delivery in a university setting

Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the treatment of acute stress disorder and PTSD

Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to effectively collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated expertise with developmental issues of late adolescence

Ability to work and communicate in a positive and cooperative manner

Ability to follow, implement, and encourage others to follow the UCSC Principles of Community

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Preferred Qualifications / Competencies     Counseling experience in a college/university setting

Psychology licensure in California preferred over out of state licensure

Interest and experience in supervision and training of doctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows

Interest and experience working with the transgender community

Interest and experience in discussing holistic/alternative healing options with survivors of interpersonal violence, such as trauma-informed yoga, art and music therapy, etc.

Doctorate and internship from APA accredited program
 

Contact: 

To apply click here.

Psychologist

Organization: 
The Tree House Child Assessment Center of Montgomery County
Location: 
Rockville, MD (a suburb of Washington, DC)
Summary: 

The Tree House Child Assessment Center of Montgomery County, MD is pleased to offer a part-time psychologist position. The Tree House is a Child Advocacy Center (CAC), which is an organization that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children who have experienced child abuse and/or severe neglect. We work closely with Child Protective Services and law enforcement to help ensure that families are receiving comprehensive clinical and forensic services.
 
We are advertising for a part-time position and will give preference to those applicants who can begin immediately. The primary responsibility of the psychologist will be to provide supervision to a group of practicum students who are in doctoral programs. The psychologist may provide therapy to traumatized children (ages 3-18) and their parents/families. We use research based interventions, including Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as some Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). The psychologist may also be asked to provide Psychological Consults, which entails conducting an intake interview, administering some screening measures, and developing a brief report and recommendations for treatment. Psychological testing opportunities may also be available as interest and time allow.
 
If interested, please email or fax a cover letter and CV to Dr. Stephanie Wolf at the contact information below.
 

Contact: 

Stephanie Wolf, J.D., Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
7300 Calhoun Pl, Suite 600
Rockville, MD  20855
Phone: 240-777-1088
Fax: 240-777-4470
Email: Stephanie.Wolf@montgomerycountymd.gov
 

Medical Director

Organization: 
DePelchin Children’s Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 

DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. In keeping with the mission of the organization and building upon its solid reputation throughout greater Houston, DePelchin is establishing a training institute that will be dedicated to advancing professional knowledge.
JOB RESPONSIBILITES
DePelchin Children’s Center (DCC) is currently seeking a board-certified Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist for the position of Medical Director. This position has both administrative and clinical duties. As an administrator, the Medical Director will oversee/supervise clinical services and medical care provided by psychiatrists employed by DePelchin Psychiatric Services (DPS), including monitoring of healthcare compliance and medical records, coordinate scheduling of psychiatrists, develop and review policies and procedures for DPS, and support the psychiatric needs of DCC. As a clinician, the Medical Director will also provide psychiatric services, including psychiatric assessments and medication evaluation and management. In addition, this position will provide consultation with DCC staff, and modest on-call emergency phone coverage.  There are opportunities for adjunct faculty appointments available through Baylor College of Medicine and/or the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.  Compensation is competitive for an opportunity to join an organization with a wonderful mission.
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
•    Medical Degree required from an accredited medical school.

CERTIFICATION:
•    Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible leadership roles in healthcare.

•    Board Certified Child Psychiatrist eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

•    Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

DePelchin Children’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 

Contact: 

To apply visit: www.depelchin.org or email resume to cdosie@depelchin.org

Family Resource Specialist

Organization: 
DePelchin Children’s Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 

DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. In keeping with the mission of the organization and building upon its solid reputation throughout greater Houston, DePelchin is establishing a training institute that will be dedicated to advancing professional knowledge.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES
The Family Resource Specialist will provide coordination of service delivery, and client assistance for a Community Based Parent Education program. The Family Resource Specialist will assist the Program Coordinator and clinical staff in providing program development, scheduling, marketing, enrolling, evaluating, and monitoring services to clients and referral sources in the community. The Family Resources Specialist will facilitate education with client families; provide referral assistance, resource linkage, advocacy and support to clients of the program.  In addition, the Family Resource Specialist will provide administrative support to program staff through completion of data entry and maintaining required databases.  This person will also support program staff in other administrative capacities.   
QUALIFICATIONS
•    Bachelor's Degree in Education, Counseling, or related health field (Relevant experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s degree)
•    Bilingual in English / Spanish Required
•    (2) years exp. in social service setting
•    Excellent communication and organizational skills
•    Ability to multi-task
•    Ability to maintain heavy data entry
•    Familiar with Microsoft Office
•    60 wpm typing skills
•    Effective telephone etiquette and communication skills

DePelchin Children’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 

Contact: 

To apply visit: www.depelchin.org or email resume to cdosie@depelchin.org

Staff Clinician I

Organization: 
DePelchin Children’s Center
Location: 
Texas
Summary: 

DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on a mental health, foster care and adoption services. For more than 120 years, DePelchin has been turning lives around with comprehensive care for children, including psychiatric services, counseling, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, residential treatment, foster care and adoption. In keeping with the mission of the organization and building upon its solid reputation throughout greater Houston, DePelchin is establishing a training institute that will be dedicated to advancing professional knowledge.

JOB RESPONSIBILITES
This bilingual required position will provide parent education in a home-based setting throughout Harris County.  The purpose of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect by decreasing the risk factors that contribute to child maltreatment and increasing the protective factors that prevent maltreatment.  The program is home based and will utilize the Triple P Model of Parenting.  Clinicians will conduct intake, assessment, construct treatment plans, provide supportive counseling and teach parenting using the Triple P parenting curriculum.  Staff will also work closely with the surrounding community providing advocacy and referral services. 

QUALIFICATIONS
•    Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or Related Human Services Field

•    Bilingual in English / Spanish Required

•    One (1) year experience

•    Work hours: Flexible: vary according to client needs.  Evenings will be required and the schedule may require working some Saturdays.

•    Reliable transportation is required.


DePelchin Children’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 

Contact: 

To apply visit: www.depelchin.org or email resume to cdosie@depelchin.org

Family Intervention Specialist

Organization: 
Youth Villages
Location: 
Various locations
Summary: 

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
 

Program Overview
Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.
 

Position Overview
Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities


Additional Information
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Two years post-graduate experience in counseling is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
  • Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
     

Additional Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)
EOE
 

Contact: 

Project Manager

Organization: 
Intentional and Effective Places and Spaces for Children’s Positive Mental Health
Location: 
Raleigh, NC
Summary: 

A new partnership among five high-profile institutions seeks a results-oriented professional to drive the success of its collective work. This talented, engaging and energetic professional will provide adaptive leadership and superior project management skills to build a community network to champion children’s mental, social and emotional well-being through the improvement of children’s places and spaces throughout Wake County. Through this partnership The Center for Child and Family Policy (Duke University), Lucy Daniels Center, Marbles Kids Museum, Natural Learning Initiative (College of Design, NC State University), and Project CATCH, a program of The Salvation Army of Wake County aim to nurture children’s mental, social and emotional wellbeing in places and spaces where children live, learn and play. This four-year Project is supported through a $1.9 million grant award from the John Rex Endowment and is rooted in an integrated plan developed by over 100 community stakeholders through a process led by the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.

The Opportunity
The Project Steering Committee is seeking a seasoned, creative Project Manager. The Project Manager will facilitate: the implementation of a comprehensive communications plan; the selection of nine demonstration sites and engagement of users and managers in participatory improvement processes; the building of a network of Wake County stakeholders and influential leaders; the assessment of successful change mechanisms across sites;
and the extension of the change process to additional sites. One representative from each of the partner organizations, as well as the John Rex Endowment, serves on the Project Steering Committee, which is responsible for directing and overseeing the Project. Marbles Kids Museum
serves as the host agency for the Project’s administrative functions. While employed by Marbles Kids Museum, the Project Manager will report directly to the Project Steering Committee. The full-time position is funded through November 2019 and comes with a complete benefits package. The Project Manager will be supported by a part-time Project Assistant.

Qualifications: 
  1. Support the Project Steering Committee. Build and maintain relationships with Project Steering Committee member organizations, facilitate communications, lead meetings, drive the Project schedule and provide project management and support for all activities.
  2. Coach and manage Project staff (one PT Project Assistant), following Marbles Kids Museum HR and finance policies and practices.
  3. Coordinate the hiring, management and work of relevant consultant/s and/or technical assistance providers in carrying out Project activities.
  4. Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, helping to identify, recruit and engage stakeholders in carrying out the purpose of the Project. Participate in relevant community networks and related initiatives.
  5. Facilitate implementation of four key Project Strategies: a) Implement a comprehensive communications plan to engage partners, stakeholders and influential leaders in Project activities. b) Improve nine Wake County places and spaces to become demonstration sites serving vulnerable children ages 0-8. c) Build a network of Wake County stakeholders and influential leaders to improve the impact of children’s places and spaces on vulnerable children’s mental, social and emotional well-being. d) Engage Wake County influential leaders as current and future champions of children’s mental, social and emotional well-being by improving children’s places and spaces.
  6. Work with Evaluation Consultant and Project Steering Committee to track outcomes and indicators across the Project and use results to inform Project learning and continuous improvement.
  7. Manage budget and technical resources, working with relevant Marbles Kids Museum staff, and within applicable Project Steering Committee and Marbles policies and procedures.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  1. Bachelor's degree and at least 8+ years professional experience successfully managing program partnerships in a fast-paced nonprofit or social enterprise environment is required.
  2. Professional experience and proven commitment to championing the well-being of vulnerable children is required.
  3. Experience and strong understanding in one or more of project core fields is preferred: children’s mental, social and emotional well-being, child development, child and family policy, design of children’s spaces.
  4. Knowledge of and experience working in Wake County is preferred.
  5. Demonstrated appreciation of the role of social and physical environments in children’s well-being.
  6. Proven track record as a collaborative-leader, with a demonstrated ability to motivate teams, build consensus, and inspire confidence and respect.
  7. Success in cultivating stakeholder relationships, inspiring confidence and passion in internal and external audiences.
  8. History of exceptional group facilitation skills, with ability to serve as a neutral arbiter while helping Steering Committee set clear direction, establish priorities and make strategic decisions.
  9. Engaging communicator and presenter, with proven ability to communicate confidently and effectively with coworkers, project partners, community leaders, and other key stakeholders.
  10. Skilled project manager, with proven ability to create and manage multiple budgets, plans and projects simultaneously.
  11. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  12. Practice in the strategic and tactical use of new media is preferred (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other).

Personal Characteristics
1. Entrepreneurial spirit, with a willingness to try new ideas and motivate others to do the same.
2. Detail-oriented, with ability to drive multiple tasks forward, coordinate overlapping activities and facilitate communication among multiple partners.
3. Mission driven, with a passion for improving the lives of vulnerable children.
4. Collaborative and community-minded approach, with contagious enthusiasm for collaboration using networkbuilding skill.
5. Respectful and approachable, with high standards for personal integrity.
6. Flexible and friendly, with a preference for a fast-paced, high-energy work environment.
7. Creative and can-do attitude.

Contact: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, title of the position and three professional references to Diane Wardenfelt, Marbles Kids Museum Director of Human Resources, at placesandspaces@marbleskidsmuseum.org or fax to 919.834.3516.


This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Please no phone calls. Marbles Kids Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is seeking a diverse slate of qualified candidates for formal consideration. We participate in E-Verify.