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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Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in Child Maltreatment

Rowan University

Excellent opportunity to accrue hours for licensure.  As part of a multidisciplinary team under the clinical direction of Esther Deblinger, Ph.D., co-developer of Trauma-Focused CBT, and Melissa Runyon, Ph.D., responsibilities include conducting psychological evaluations of children who have experienced maltreatment, providing therapy to victims of child sexual and physical abuse, and conducting mental health screenings for children entering foster care.  Services are also provided to children exposed to domestic violence and other traumas.  Full-time clinical positions are available and for qualified candidates possible clinical fellowship with research focus. 

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

A doctoral degree in Psychology with child clinical experience is preferred.


Please contact Dr. Elisabeth Pollio at 856-566-7036 or for additional information.  Please apply on-line at  Reference job #13SS005561.  Application deadline is 2/01/14.  Rowan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v, and a member of the University Health System of New Jersey.

Programmer II

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Design and develop HIPAA-compliant web and database services to support application development and deployment by clinicians and researchers utilizing an array of platforms (RedCAP, Force). Integrate these web services with existing data collection and EHR infrastructure.

Provide technical support and leadership for the web service and database; provide and design tools to assist in the management of the database and client/server environment; provide training to staff in the effective utilization of database; provide data warehousing; assist the team with identifying new solutions to data collection problems generated.

Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support faculty initiated research projects and engage in team- based problem solving by, for example, identifying innovative approaches for collecting, storing and synthesizing data captured using a variety of electronic data capture systems. 


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in mathematics or computer-related field, or equivalent coursework or technical training.

Work requires one year of programming or analytical experience with knowledge of several computer languages, programs or systems. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.


Skills and Knowledge Required: 

This position will require the following skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Someone who is able to adjust rapidly to evolving needs of multiple researchers and projects.
  • Prior training, experience, and extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, AJAX, JQuery, JavaScript, XML, and cross-browser compatibility related issues.
  • Experience implementing web-based applications and mobile solutions using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • A good understanding and experience of MVC Frameworks.
  • Deep understanding of Object Oriented Programming.
  • Experience or knowledge on database design, scaling and replication for large-scale use.
  • Understanding of core skills including APEX, Visualforce, SOQL, SOSL.
  • Significant experience in Application development on platform using Apex & Visual Force.
  • Expert knowledge of PHP, MySQL, Apache and Linux servers.
  • Advanced knowledge of both using and administrating Electronic Data Capture systems such as REDCap.
  • Experience building REDCap plugins.

Ensure that external and internal regulations and policies governing data management are met including regulations concerning security, auditability, and privacy.

Maintain interface with technology vendor representatives to gather information and resolve software problems.

Maintain liaison with representatives of other IT operations, professional organizations and software vendors to ensure knowledge of current principles and techniques and interoperability with relevant systems.

Collaborate and consult with clinicians and researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, and design computational strategies for a wide range of clinical research.

Participate in development of long range planning for new projects and facilities, serve in an advisory capacity on database procedures and methods.

Contribute to overall strategy and planning for the electronic data capture platform.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

NOTE: Position has funding through 9/30/2014 with possibility of extension.


Send resume and cover letter (via two PDF or Word Documents) to Tracy Bethel at
Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  For additional information, reference Duke Position Requisition #400779940 at

Outpatient Psychiatrists

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Baltimore, MD

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research and professional training.

Kennedy Krieger’s clinical programs offer an interdisciplinary approach in treatment tailored to the individual needs of each child. Services include over 40 outpatient clinics; neurobehavioral, rehabilitation and pediatric feeding disorders inpatient units; plus several home and community programs providing services to assist families.

Boating, sandy beaches, mountains and less than an hour away from Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.  Kennedy provides excellent benefits, competitive salaries and this position is an NHSC approved loan repayment site.  For more information about loan repayment, see

Family Center
A Full-time position at the Department of Psychiatry working in The Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute.  This position includes a possible faculty appointment with research opportunities at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, depending upon the candidate’s experience.
The Family Center is an outpatient department that specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and families that have experienced or are at risk for neglect, abuse and violence exposure.   

Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Clinic
We have available a full-time faculty position in the Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Psychiatry/ Social Work Mental Health Program,  a program for individuals with neurologic or developmental disorders who may have co-morbid psychiatric disorders.

*For candidates eligible for faculty appointments:  Both positions provide a mixture of clinical, teaching and research opportunities, dependent on the interests and skills of the faculty member. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty rank will be commensurate with experience. There are excellent benefits, including partial college tuition remission for dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for course work performed at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute.



Both positions require BE/BC in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Please apply on-line:
Candidates can also contact Elaine Tierney, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, KKI:
Phone: 443-923-7657         Fax: 443-923-7628

Behavioral Health Clinician

Baystate Children’s Hospital Family Advocacy Center

The ideal candidate will have experience with trauma-informed therapy for children/families and evidenced-based training experience. The Family Advocacy Center (FAC) has recently won their second federal SAMHSA grant to disseminate Trauma- Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidence-based trauma-informed treatment, to community partners. With this new four-year grant, FAC will continue to be a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), whose mission is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and availability of services for children and families who experience traumatic events.

Baystate Family Advocacy Center, a program of the Baystate Children's Hospital and a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, is a child-focused, community oriented, facility-based program in which mental health therapists from many disciplines meet, discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Our small, multidisciplinary clinical team offers an inclusive, supportive and collaborative environment offering trainings in various models and supervision giving you the resources needed to succeed. Balancing the challenging trauma cases, we offer opportunity to work on special projects which encourage creative, innovated ideas related to the program and acquiring grants which provide the highest level of training to broaden the scope of quality trauma work in the region.

As the Behavioral Health Clinician, you will perform a wide variety of duties involving patient evaluation, case management, treatment, discharge planning and documentation, as well as, provide individual, family and group treatment to children and adolescents who have experienced trauma (victims of sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence, community violence and other traumas). 

Additional responsibilities include;
•    Comprehensive, age-specific assessments include a social, psychological, cultural, spiritual, environmental and financial assessment necessary to inform proper therapeutic care.
•    Support patients' rights by treating the individual needs in the framework of their specific psychosocial, spiritual, developmental and cultural variables.
•    Utilize evidence-based trauma-informed therapies to help patients and their families deal with their trauma history more effectively.


We are seeking an energetic, motivated and passionate mental health professional committed to children who have been impacted by trauma.

•    Master's degree in Social Work or other related field is required.
•    Minimum licensure level of LCSW is required for this position.  Licensed Independent Masters-level Clinician (i.e. LICSW, LMHC) is strongly preferred.
•    Experience working with trauma-informed therapy for children/families, evidenced-based training and trauma and traumatic grief experience is strongly preferred.
•    Bi-lingual bi-cultural applicants encouraged to apply.
•    Demonstrate strong clinical skills


Learn more about the Family Advocacy Center and visit our website to apply on-line to position umber 63814. Please include a resume with your online application. 

Baystate Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce.     EOE/AA

Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being—seeking innovations in child abuse and neglect prevention. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation's ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment.

The application period for the fourth cohort of fellows opened on August 15, 2013. Applications are due by December 15, 2013. The fourth cohort will begin in the summer of 2014. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years.

December 15, 2013



Fellows can be based at any academic institution in the U.S. and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. to be eligible. Students in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.


If you would like additional information, please contact Pat Franklin, Fellowship Administrator ( or 773-256-5134). 

School Based Mental Helath Program Supervisor

Washburn Center for Children
Minneapolis, MN

With over 125 years as a non-profit agency serving children and families in Minnesota, Washburn Center for Children is the leader in helping children with social, emotional and behavioral mental health problems and their families. To offer families convenient access to mental health services, Washburn Center for Children has offices in 17 area schools. Therapists work collaboratively with teachers to address social, emotional or behavioral concerns that impact a child’s academic and social success.  Currently we are looking for an individual to take on the role of the School Based Mental Health Program Supervisor. 

Clinical Performance and Documentation
1.    Provide training and assist with intakes and co-therapy as needed to support staff.
2.    Ensure that referrals and requests for services are responded to and processed quickly to help clients access services or receive triage and/or referral services.
3.    Oversee use of effective case management and crisis response services.
4.    Develop standards and training related to culturally competent clinical practice.
5.    Maintain knowledge of both established and emerging treatment practices and implement as appropriate.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge of and supervise staff so that practice is consistent with the agency’s Clinical Policies and Procedures.
7.    Oversee clinical documentation practices to meet state and contracted requirements

Supervision & Leadership
1.    Provide effective leadership in hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff

Program Management
1.    Develop and maintain systems and relationships to maintain budgeted utilization for program services. 
2.    Participate in Program Budget Development and Monitoring of Revenue & Expenses
3.    Reporting and Program Oversight

Professional Development and Training

1.    Provide comprehensive, timely training to new staff and ongoing professional development for program staff and interns. 
2.    Lead team diversity and cultural competency efforts.  Provide resources, training and activities to promote culturally competent practice and integrate consideration of cultural dynamics in supervision, training, consultation and documentation.


Masters or doctoral degree in psychology, marriage and family therapy, or social work and valid MN licensure as a Mental Health Professional

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Five years experience in providing mental health services to children and families and high level of clinical skills in treatment of childhood disorders.  Strong leadership and organizational skills.  Three to five years clinical supervision experience required.


Please submit resumes to  EOE
To learn more about Washburn center for Children check out our website at

Program Manager, Outpatient Services

Clifford Beers Clinic
New Haven, CT

Entering its second century of exemplary and innovative service to the Greater New Haven community, the Clifford Beers Clinic, the nation’s oldest non-profit, community-based children’s mental health clinic, is seeking a Program Manager, Outpatient Services at its outpatient clinic in New Haven, CT.

This clinical leader will direct and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Outpatient Services program and will implement programmatic and administrative policies and procedures to attain Program goals and to ensure the quality delivery of services to clients and families.
Essential functions of this position include –
•    Supervising, coaching, establishing performance expectations of, and evaluating, Program staff
•    Identifying needs and providing opportunities for staff development
•    Assigning or delegating responsibility for specified work or functional areas
•    Researching, compiling, preparing reports, manuals, correspondence or other information required by Management or funders


Masters degree in behavioral health or related discipline; 8 years relevant experience, at least 3 of which are supervisory experience; demonstrated experience supervising/implementing evidence-based practice; demonstrated experience managing and developing staff, programs, budgets; facility with appropriate office and health care administration technology. License preferred; bilingual Spanish a plus.


Clifford Beers is an EOE and a National Health Service Corps-approved Loan Repayment Program site.

Please access our website for additional information and email employment materials to Human Resources as Word attachment(s).

CARES (Children Advancing Through Recovering and Empowerment Services) Children’s Therapist

CARES (Children Advancing Through Recovering and Empowerment Services)
Montgomery, Alabama

Provides assessments and treatment services for clients in the Cares Program, includes but not limited to screenings, assessments, treatment plans, client record keeping and quality control of service delivery.  Works closely with project partners to maximize treatment services for children, adolescents and their families who experience domestic violence, dating violence and physical abuse and neglect. Works closely with Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority in triage treatment services for children and adolescents in need of psychiatric services.  Participates in Partner Advisory Team and Consumer Advisory Team meetings.  Participates in work groups, webinars  and training as outlined in the project.  Participates in providing trainings and resource development to partners, community service provides, and organizations on trauma and its effects on children and families (local, state, national).  Participates in implementing CARES Program required data collections, evaluations, and reporting requirements.  Participates in reviewing and evaluation outcomes and revising service delivery.  Completes Child Abuse and Neglect(CAN) Reports as outlined in FSC Policy and enacted legislation.


Master’s degree in counseling, social work, or related field; social work or counseling license preferred.  Demonstrated knowledge of trauma related to family violence and sexual assault and experience counseling all ages of children.  Training in TF-CBT preferred. Knowledge of child development, family systems, play therapy and a variety of treatment approaches.  Must have valid driver’s license and current automobile liability insurance. 


Please send resume to Family Sunshine Center, Personnel Director, P.O. Box 5160, Montgomery, Alabama 36103 or email to  Inquiry may be directed to the Project Director at 334-206-2100.  Position open until filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evaluation of Services for Child Trauma

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS) is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow to play a central role in data collection and evaluation activities. The NCCTS, a joint endeavor of UCLA and Duke University, serves as the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The NCTSN is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is comprised of sites throughout the United States who are working collaboratively to improve quality of care for children who have experienced trauma. The postdoctoral fellow will assist the NCCTS and NCTSN sites in the areas of internal monitoring and program evaluation; formative evaluation of NCTSN materials and resources; data management; intervention implementation and dissemination efforts; research on child traumatic stress; and data analysis. Current projects emphasize evaluation of efforts to implement best practices for child trauma (e.g., standardized assessment, evidence-based treatment) in real world settings. Candidates should have a background in traumatic stress, clinical assessment, program evaluation and must have strong quantitative skills.


1.    Ph.D. in psychology or a related field
2.    Research experience in applied settings
3.    Ability to develop and implement research/evaluation plans
4.    Proficiency in statistical analysis and experience working with large data sets
5.    Experience writing reports and manuscripts
6.    Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work well in fast-paced collaborative setting


Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position is available immediately. Please no video applications. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 references to:

Ernestine Briggs-King, Ph.D.



Richmond, VA

ChildSavers invites licensed mental health clinicians to join our outpatient mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater Richmond Area. We pride ourselves on our experience in play therapy and trauma-informed care. Our therapists utilize creative interventions including expressive art, play, sand tray, and movement. We provide supportive clinical supervision encouraging professional growth and development of best practices.   Competitive compensation package is provided.

We invite all Master's level clinicians who currently hold a Virginia clinical license (LCSW, LMFT, LCP or LPC) to apply.  Both part-time and full-time positions are available. Previous outpatient experience required for part-time positions. Spanish speaking applicants encouraged to apply.

About Us

Located in a historic building at the top of Church Hill overlooking Shockoe Bottom, ChildSavers is proudly celebrating its 90th year serving children and families of Richmond with our diverse workforce. We seek to provide comprehensive mental health and childhood development services that holistically embrace the needs of children and those who care for and educate them. Come be a part of our team and make a difference in the life of a child.


How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and application (available for download on our website) to:

Linda Whitaker
Vice President for Administration and Human Resources
200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

You may also fax application materials attn: Linda Whitaker at (804) 644-9596 or e-mail to

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.