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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NCCTS Liaison

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS)
Durham, NC

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

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

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

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

Experience in:

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

Send cover letter and résumé to:

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

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

Associate Director of Community Based Services

Washburn Center for Children
Minneapolis, MN

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


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

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

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Associate Director of Early Childhood Group & Mobile Services

Washburn Center for Children
Minneapolis, MN

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


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

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

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Clinical Therapist

ProMedica -> ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital (TCH) -> Toledo Children's Hospital -> Cullen Center
Toledo, OH

ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. And we at ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital take that pledge very seriously. We are a 151-bed facility that caters to the hospitalization needs of children and adolescents. In fact, we are the region's only hospital exclusively for children accredited by the Joint Commission. We offer a 60-bed newborn intensive care unit that has individual patient rooms designed to mimic the sheltered environment of a mother's womb. We also care for pediatric cancer patients in our state-of-the-art - yet fun and whimsical - Debbie Brass Children's Cancer Center. In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we’re the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor.

The Cullen Center provides outpatient, evidence based, trauma-informed therapy to children and families who have experienced abuse, loss, and other traumas. The Cullen Center serves children from infants to young adults.

Position Summary:

The Cullen Center, Clinical Therapist will provide psychotherapeutic interventions for children and their families who have experienced traumatic events.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Requires a minimum of a master’s degree in social work or counseling
  • Independent licensure as either a social worker or professional counselor within the State of Ohio. Requires at least two years of previous experience as a clinician working with children and families.    Needs strong organizational, computer and communications skills.
  • Needs a strong ability to engage coworkers, program clients and partners in positive working relationships.
  • Must keep client information confidential as required by HIPAA and other research related requirements.

Adrienne Elhai, Ph.D.
Director, The Cullen Center
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The Cullen Center
ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital
2150 West Central Avenue, 2nd Floor
Toledo, Ohio 43606
PH: 419-291-7919

Research Project Specialist 1

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR)

The Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR) has an opening for a research project specialist to conduct research and outreach under the mentorship of Dr. Abigail Gewirtz. This individual will work on multiple research and outreach projects centered around evidence-based parenting interventions.

Roughly half of this individual’s effort will be devoted to research studies on the After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) program. This individual will contribute to multiple multi-year randomized controlled trials evaluating this parenting program for military families. This individual will be partly responsible for overseeing the delivery of the ADAPT intervention in these trials. This will include delivering the parenting program in multiple formats to research participants, training and coaching facilitators to deliver the program, and performing some administrative and organizational functions with regard to the interventions.

The other half of the individual’s effort will be devoted to outreach and dissemination of multiple evidence-based parenting interventions designed to strengthen families’ response to traumatic stress, as part of a federally-funded center. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Resilient Families is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) network. The Center will adapt and put into practice five parenting interventions that specifically target isolated families in transition, such as those with a parent deployed to war, Native American families on reservations, immigrant and refugee families, families involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and families in which a parent has been killed.


  • ADAPT intervention delivery (20%)
  • Complete ADAPT facilitator certification process
  • Present the ADAPT program to military parents in multiple formats. This includes using clinical and counseling skills to teach parents to implement effective core positive parenting practices.
  • Plan lessons and customize ADAPT materials to meet the needs of parents.
  • Administrative tasks related to intervention delivery as needed, such as tracking attendance, homework completion, and subject payments.

ADAPT intervention oversight (20%)

  • Collaborate with other members of the team to develop and update the ADAPT curriculum
  • Complete certification as an ADAPT fidelity rater, coach, and trainer
  • Train prospective facilitators to deliver the ADAPT curriculum through workshops and ongoing coaching
  • Provide clinical supervision and feedback to ADAPT facilitators
  • Conduct site visits to provide intervention oversight
  • Administrative oversight and tracking of facilitators and subjects as needed

Outreach and dissemination (50%)

  • Assist in implementation of parenting interventions (including ADAPT, PMTO, FCU, CAPAS, etc.) in community settings
  • Develop resources for parents
  • Conduct outreach events such as parenting classes
  • Assist in marketing of parenting interventions
  • Participate in other effort to disseminate parenting interventions as needed

Administrative functions (10%)

  • Perform administrative functions as needed, such as managing the online intervention, including managing access, troubleshooting, and coordinating with tech support
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and provide updates to the team
  • Provide data and reports on intervention participation

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related field (psychology, child psychology, family social science, or related) with at least 6 years of experience, or advanced degree with 4 years of experience.
  • Experience working on federal grant activities
  • Willingness to work towards rapid certification in ADAPT facilitation
  • Willingness to work some evening and weekend hours for intervention delivery, in combination with office hours during standard business hours Preferred


  • PhD in related field
  • Professional health care license or license eligibility; clinical experience
  •  Experience with trauma-informed treatment of children and families
  • Experience working with child service settings
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems, and/or refer issues to the appropriate authority
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of faculty, staff, and external partners
  • Experience working with diverse groups

For further information, please contact Dr. Chris Bray at


Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Westchester Institute for Human Development

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, is currently seeking applicants for its APPIC-member Postdoctoral Fellowship for the September 2018-August 2019 year.

Program Description:

Within the Child Welfare/Pediatric Developmental Disabilities track, opportunities focus on trauma-informed assessment/intervention with children and families involved in the child welfare system and also include assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs.

The fellowship provides professional seminars in developmental disabilities, early intervention, and career development. Psychology Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program featuring developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective, participation in a research group on disability-related topics, and training in legislative advocacy skills. Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.


This is a full-time training opportunity for graduates from clinical or school psychology doctoral programs, offering a broad variety of experiences with extensive individual and group supervision.

For further information, see:

Interested candidates are encouraged to email a letter of inquiry with your CV attached to:

Trupti Rao, Psy.D. Director of Psychology Training

Psychologist III

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress
Baltimore, MD

Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized facility located in Baltimore, Maryland dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with pediatric developmental disabilities through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. The Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress (CCFTS) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to working with traumatized children and their families. We provide comprehensive, evidence based/evidence-supported treatment, training in trauma-informed intervention approaches, and research on the causes, consequences, and treatment of child and family trauma. The goal of our treatment, training, and research efforts is to help traumatized children reach their potential through direct treatment services, professional development, and research designed to identify the most effective policies and practices.

Join our team as a Psychologist III: The Psychologist III supervises psychology staff, psychology interns, and coordinates/manages projects to which they have been assigned. In addition, he/she provides service to clients as a member of the evaluation program where participation may include direct service, clinical supervision, or research. The psychologist may provide staff consultation and training for graduate social work interns. The psychologist III has the responsibility for administrative duties assigned by the Director. Qualified applicants 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. Five (5) years’ experience in providing psychological evaluation, psychotherapy, and supervision required. APA approved internship as well as one year supervised experience post doc required. Some management experience strongly preferred.

Enjoy these benefits and more!

Excellent medical benefits

Paid sick leave and vacation

401(k) Voluntary Tax-deferred Savings Plan ( Employer contribution + Employer match)

To apply go to and enter the Job ID # 2235

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet

Family Intervention Specialist

Youth Villages

**Ask about our $3,000 sign-on payment and up to $5,000 for relocation!**

Positions Available in: Bloomington, Columbus, Indianapolis, Jasper, Jeffersonville and Madison!

Company Overview

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 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

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance. Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Skills and Knowledge Required: 


A Bachelor's or 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. 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 10 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)



Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science/Child Trauma Child Health and Development Institute

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc

The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) is accepting applications for a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science/Child Trauma. The Fellow is anticipated to spend some of his/her time working with faculty at UCONN Health on disseminating evidence-based interventions for youth in schools and in the community. At CHDI, the Fellow will work on one or more initiatives disseminating evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions for youth in the community; opportunities to work on CHDI’s other mental health, health, or early childhood programs may be possible. The fellow recruited for the position will have a strong interest in (1) effective dissemination of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children, (2) child traumatic stress, (3) applying implementation science to improve the practice of dissemination and implementation, and (4) contributing to the field of implementation science through publications and/or presentations. An optional second year may be possible depending on the Fellow’s interests, funding, and CHDI/UCONN staffing needs.


The individual selected for this position will work within grant- and contract-funded projects at CHDI and UCONN Health, primarily projects related to implementation of evidence-based behavioral health treatments for children exposed to traumatic events such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and violence. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Clinical or Community Psychology, Social Work, or a related discipline from an accredited academic program. Strong professional writing and data analysis skills are required; candidates with at least one first authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal are preferred. Experience with children’s mental health, child traumatic stress, EBPs, advanced statistical analysis, and/or dissemination and implementation is highly desirable. CHDI provides a unique opportunity to receive training in the practice of dissemination and implementation and to contribute to meaningful systems change through application of implementation science and trauma informed care in community-based settings.


To apply, please email (1) a detailed letter of interest describing qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one example of scholarly writing (preferably a published article); and (4) three letters of recommendation, at least two of which are from supervisors, to Jason Lang ( Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Fellowship is contingent upon continued funding.

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Clinical Psychologist – Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC)- Full Time Days

Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center

As the #1-ranked hospital in New York (U.S.News & World Report), NewYork-Presbyterian has a long tradition of bringing hope, health and healing to our communities.

The Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) in the division of the Ambulatory Care Network of New York-Presbyterian Hospital provides high quality therapeutic services for trauma exposed infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and their caregivers. The FPTTC is expanding early identification and treatment access for trauma exposed young children and their caregivers and is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill positions made possible by a recent National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) - Category III award. The early childhood mental health psychologist will provide Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) treatment for 0-5 year olds and their caregivers, as well as individual and group interventions. This position uniquely offers the opportunity to receive formal training in the evidence-based, trauma-focused, treatment interventions of Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) for children under the age of five, and Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency (ARC) for school-age children.

Preferred Criteria

• Spanish fluency

• Experience conducting psychotherapy with high-risk populations

• Experience in one or more of the following areas: Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Trauma Treatment, Early Childhood Mental Health, Parent-Child Psychotherapy

• Ability to work as part of a dedicated and professional team

Required Criteria

• NYS Licensed or License-Eligible Ph.D/Psy.D.

• Licensure within 18 months of hire

• New York State Limited Permit in Clinical Psychology upon hire


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to the Program Manager Cynthia Arreola at