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 or by fax at (310) 235-2612.


MFT/CSW interns

The Peacock Foundation
Los Angeles and Orange County: Training will be held in North Hollywood office.

The Peacock Foundation works with high risk and at risk youth through out Los Angeles and Orange County.  We provide an 8 week introduction to therapy program that educated those most in need about access to Mental Health and work to break down negative schemas about therapy.  To increase our rapport and effectiveness with have developed animal assisted interventions into our program.   We require a 16 week commitment for training and program facilitation.  We interview 2 times a year and are always accepting applications. 


For more information please contact- Lisa Peacock


Licensensed Clinician

The Children's Center

Full time LCSW or LPC to provide comprehensive mental health services to very young children and their families including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and Family and Child Therapy.  Clientele includes children with  emotional and behavioral problems, early childhood trauma, and children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Successful candidates must demonstrate clinical experience with toddlers and preschool aged children.  The Children’s Center is also a partner with the National Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) so clinicians at The Center are able to participate in national trainings focused on the use of evidenced based treatments for early childhood trauma.  Extensive training and supervision provided.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

•    Utah licensure as LCSW or LPC
•    Clinical experience with children ages birth-eight years and their families
•    Experience using evidence based interventions for childhood trauma
•    Excellent spoken and written communication skills
•    Ability to work independently, set priorities for assignments, meet deadlines, and enthusiastically participate as part of an interdisciplinary team
•    Highly motivated to learn new skills and work in a stimulating and busy clinical environment

Competitive salary and benefits.  Exciting opportunity for training in the treatment of childhood trauma.  The Children’s Center is a private, non profit community agency that provides comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum.  We offer a range of services based upon the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, as well as therapeutic preschool services.


Send resumes to Eve Smith, LCSW by email to

Executive Director

Vernon, Conn.

Established in 1981, KIDSAFE CT (KIDSAFE) based in Vernon, Conn.,  is a private nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.  KIDSAFE’s mission is to develop and provide programs that address the early intervention, prevention and the treatment of child abuse and neglect.

The organization is governed by a dedicated and diverse group of 12 board members and has an operating budget of just under $900,000.  Fourteen full- and seven part-time employees provide a variety of services to almost 800 families annually.  KIDSAFE is among the ten largest Exchange Club child abuse prevention centers in the country and one of the oldest. Current services include Family Enrichment Services, Mentoring, Counseling, Vernon Juvenile Review Board (JRB), Community Support for Families (CSF), Youth drop in center and outreach programs, Supervised visitation, Parenting education, Vernon Community Plan.

The current executive director, Angela Atwater, is retiring after more than 15 years of service. Under her leadership, KIDSAFE has become a highly regarded children and family services nonprofit that is known for quality programs and acclaimed for its willingness to collaborate with other organizations for the benefit of clients and the greater community good. At the same time, as is true for many nonprofits, KIDSAFE has struggled to maintain adequate funding levels to support programs. Its major funder, DCF, cut funding several years ago after the economic downturn, causing KIDSAFE to downsize. Since then, KIDSAFE has rebounded remarkably, initiating new services and leading a successful effort to fund implementation of the Vernon Community Plan.

After completing an organizational assessment, KIDSAFE leaders anticipate organizational priorities for the new executive director will include:
•    Strategic planning and visioning
•    Operational planning
•    Diversified fundraising
•    Strategic leadership and governance
•    Staff  leadership
•    Ensuring that KIDSAFE continues to be an effective and highly regarded community collaborator and partner.


Skills and Knowledge Required: 

The Ideal Candidate

KIDSAFE’s new executive director will be a proven leader and a seasoned nonprofit generalist with outstanding relationship-building and fundraising skills. Demonstrated success supporting boards to govern strategically and a strong background in staff leadership are essential. He or she should enjoy developing relationships and partnerships, facilitating projects and programs that build organizational as well as community capacity. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate for KIDSAFE’s mission, a strategic thinker and planner, able to inspire board, staff and stakeholders to develop a vision for KIDSAFE’s future while leading the ongoing work of the organization.  Master’s degree in related field required; equivalent education and experience will be considered.


This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Janna Pedersen. For complete position profile and application guidelines, please visit  

KIDSAFE CT, an Equal Opportunity Employer, actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates and encourages those under-represented in nonprofit leadership to apply.

Improvement Advisor (National Center for Child Traumatic Stress)

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress
Duke University Medical Center

The National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the national coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), is seeking applicants for the position of Improvement Advisor for its Training and Implementation Program. 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. The NCCTS, co-located at UCLA and Duke University, leads the coordination of NCTSN activities through multiple program areas, and provides support and facilitation for collaborations across the Network’s 79 funded centers, 90 Affiliate members, and multiple external partners. Visit for more organizational information.

The Improvement Advisor will provide leadership in the area of quality improvement activities related to the uptake of evidence-based child mental health practices into agencies and communities around the country. This full-time position will be a Duke University employee based in Durham, NC and require occasional travel across the country (average of 2 nights out of town per month).


The overall objectives of this position will be to design, oversee, offer technical assistance, and document improvement measures and strategies for learning collaboratives—a training platform designed to foster clinical and implementation competence in evidence-based mental health practices. The improvement efforts led by this position will focus on using the Learning Collaborative (LC) methodology to impact the uptake of best practices in child trauma evidence-based treatments. For more on the Learning Collaborative methodology and its use in disseminating child mental health practices, see:


Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. healthcare administration or public health with quality/systems emphasis, psychology, human factors experience).

  • Knowledge of and experience applying quality improvement methodology and tools.
  • Understanding of evidence-based mental health practice (prefer experience in the child trauma field).
  • Experience developing and analyzing evaluation measures.
  • Working knowledge of basic statistics, data analysis, and graphical displays of information.
  • Demonstrated success working with agency leaders/ administrators to impact agency activities/ procedures.
  • Prefer experience training and/ or developing educational materials aimed at adult learners.
  • Must be capable of consulting and working collaboratively with individuals with diverse professional backgrounds and roles.
  • Other abilities include strong problem-solving skills, flexibility, and ability to encourage change and stimulate innovative thinking under adverse conditions and short deadlines.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Work Performed

  • Work with LC faculty to develop improvement measures (“monthly metrics”).
  • Design data collection procedures and reports.
  • Help LC participants and faculty apply metrics to improve practice.
  • Provide training and coaching in quality improvement strategies and make sure that strategies used are adequately documented.
  • Facilitate sessions composed of agency leaders, using quality improvement strategies to address issues around sustainability of evidence-based practices.
  • Develop, administer, and analyze results of process and outcome evaluation tools.
  • Provide assistance in report preparation.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé via e-mail to:

Nick Tise, Duke University

Salary is dependent on education and experience. Duke University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  For additional information, reference Duke Position Requisition # 400711751 at

Clinical Social Worker

Yonkers, NY

ANDRUS is seeking a talented, self-motivated, curious and hard-working professional to join our residential program for girls.  Clinical social workers are key members of the clinical team, and are primarily responsible for the children and families on their caseload.  This responsibility means compiling a thorough history and assessment of the children and family through varied means, developing a comprehensive treatment plan along with the entire treatment team, leading and facilitating the team’s efforts to assist the children and families’ growth and change, and providing innovative treatment approaches both with the individual children and with the family when able.

The clinical social worker provides individual, family, and group therapy using a range of therapeutic models and techniques.  She or he maintains accurate and timely paperwork, monitors and leads the treatment plan review process and is an active and involved member of the campus teams. She or he is responsible for providing clinical practices that are highly effective, and participate in the ongoing acquisition of knowledge, a core commitment of both the agency and the department.

The clinical social worker is also responsible for successfully representing the agency at ongoing meetings, to include CSE reviews, treatment planning conferences, court hearings, and other professionally related events.  Excellent communication with children, families and school districts is a must.

It is required that the candidate possess an LCSW.  Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong skills in a variety of software applications, and strong organizational skills.  Clinical experience with trauma-informed treatment is a must. Valid driver’s license in good standing required.  Applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

All interested and qualified candidates please send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirement to ANDRUS HR-JP Department, 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701 or email to or fax to 914-965-3883.

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ANDRUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
Norfolk, VA

We are recruiting a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) to join the Mental Health Team of our hospital-based Child Advocacy Center at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Our program is a Category III Center of the NCTSN and has offices in Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.  The LCSW reports to the Mental Health Director and is a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed clinical psychologists, psychology postdoctoral fellows, case managers, pediatricians, and forensic interviewers.  He/she will provides evidence-based treatments to traumatized children and caregivers.  The primary treatment modalities are Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.  The LCSW also will conduct parenting capacity evaluations of caregivers.  Active collaboration with clinical staff and other multidisciplinary team members are important components of the position.  There also is the opportunity for appointment on the EVMS Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics faculty, for participation in research, and for program development activities. 


A Masters of Social Work is required. Candidate must also be eligible for licensure in Virginia as an LCSW.  Experience in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults is desirable, as is experience working with maltreated children and their families. Forensic knowledge is a plus.  Successful candidates will be team players with excellent time management and communication skills.


The application can be found and submitted online at

Child Abuse Pediatrician

Penn State University
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Area/Program Focus: Board-certified/eligible child abuse pediatrician to develop evidence-based initiatives and create new knowledge regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of child abuse.

Job Summary: This clinician-researcher will be expected to provide direct clinical care to children who have been maltreated; be an active participant in the education of pediatric residents, fellows, and faculty; as well as collaborate with other Penn State faculty on projects involving the assessment, treatment, and study of children who have been victims of abuse.

Areas of Supervision: Child Abuse clinicians

Reports to: Director of the Center for the Protection of Children


Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have a M.D. or D.O.; be American Board of Pediatrics board certified or board-eligible in child abuse; and have valid clinical licensure.

Salary Classification:
Open rank faculty position (tenured, tenure-eligible, or non-tenure track)

The Child Abuse pediatrician is eligible for excellent benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, retirements, life and disability insurance.


Dr. Benjamin Levi, Child Psychologist Search Committee, Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children, c/o Patricia Verdon,

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and supporting information (reprints, preprints, license, letters from three references and child abuse clearances).

Faculty Position CARES Institute

CARES Institute
New Jersey

The CARES Institute at the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) in Stratford, New Jersey is currently seeking a Licensed Ph.D. or Psy.D. for a full time faculty position in clinical or counseling psychology, with experience in the field of child abuse and possessing strong clinical, leadership, training and research skills. The ideal candidate would have interest and/or experience with the implementation of Trauma-focused CBT and demonstrated skills writing grants and publishable work. Applicants will be expected to provide supervision to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, contribute to training efforts and work collaboratively with a team of dedicated medical and mental health child abuse professionals with respect to training, research, programmatic and service delivery efforts.

The CARES (Child Abuse Research Education and Service) Institute celebrates 25 years as an internationally recognized Center for Excellence.  CARES is made up of an outstanding team of over 40 child abuse professionals serving the medical and mental health needs of children who have suffered child abuse or neglect.  The Institute also conducts cutting edge research and offers multidisciplinary state of the art training.  The faculty member sought will join this very successful team in furthering the CARES mission to develop, implement, disseminate and evaluate CARES’ evidence based treatment services.  

The CARES Institute and the University of Medicine & Dentistry, School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) campus is perfectly located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area approximately 8 miles from center city Philadelphia, 1 hour from the beach, 1 1/2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Washington, DC.  As New Jersey's foremost network of academic health centers that includes eight schools on five campuses, UMDNJ ranks among the top 100 research universities in the country. UMDNJ offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including on-site fitness center.  Please note that the Stratford Campus is a tobacco free workplace. 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter and vitae to Esther Deblinger, Ph.D.  Co-Founder, CARES Institute, UMDNJ-SOM,

For more information, visit and
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Sr. Director Community / Child Welfare Programs

The Village Family Services
North Hollywood, CA

The Village Family Services is Southern California’s leading bilingual family wellness agency providing safety and permanency to children and youth.  Our mission is ambitious yet critical: protect children from abuse, preserve families, and build a stronger, safer community for all.  In carrying out our mission, we are distinguished by:
•    An overriding philosophy that children and families come first – all the time, in all ways
•    A compassionate, bilingual professional staff dedicated to creating positive outcomes for children, doing whatever it takes
•    A comprehensive collection of programs that work together to break the cycle of abuse and promote healing
•    An approach to care that unites compassion with professionalism and expertise


The Director of Child Welfare/Community Programs oversees and is ultimately responsible for the agencies Foster Family Program (FFA), Intensive Treatment Foster Care (ITFC) Program, Adoption, and Transitional Age Youth Services.

The Director must be a strong leader who is an energetic self-starter who has both the ability to be a strategic thinker and the skills necessary to manage the hands-on, day-to-day issues as well as organization planning and supervision of all child welfare and community based programs a manner that maximizes youth involvement.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational and management skills, effective interpersonal skills, knowledge of financial management, and competency in running events and managing staff.  The candidate must also have a strong interest to work with 10-18 year olds and experience working with this age group.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work
LCSW and 5+ years of management/leadership experience is required.
1.    Knowledge of the principles and practices of child welfare and community outreach
2.    Knowledge of WRAP Around services
3.    Community engagement and development experience preferred
4.    Knowledge and experience with Transitional Age Youth, Shelters and shelter populations, homeless population, and LGBTQ youth and adults.
5.    Knowledge of business principles
6.    Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
7.    Title 22 Experience a Must
8.    DMH contract Experience a Must
9.    Experience with multiple child, welfare and community programs
10.    Dedicated professional in the child welfare field
11.    Bilingual English/Spanish

All of the responsibilities listed below are considered essential functions of this position. Additionally, this position is expected to ensure that the core operating values and the strategic direction of the agency are adhered to.
•    Must have ability to oversee multiple site locations
•    Engage the community in support of children and families and further develop community based resources
•    Assures the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to the programs and maintains a nurturing and supportive environment.
•    Provide ongoing management of a program of excellence for children and families
•    Responsible for managing the resources of FFA, Adoption and ITFC Program so as to maximize the quality of client services and promote the growth and development of program staff
•    Lead team, by establishing open communication, support and accountability
•    Plan and implement training and professional development for staff
•    Ensure staff is trained to engage children and families effectively in order to achieve desired goals for families and agency.
•    Facilitate & attend child and family team conferences as needed.
•    Work with QA team to ensure an accountability system for continuous quality improvement and compliance with all requirements.
•    Responsible for ensuring that reports and casework contacts are completed within expected timeframes
•    Develop and maintain relationships with referral sources and partner agencies and will participate in external training and public education activities as time permits.
•    Work closely with all other agency programs


To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies


Analytical Ability

Cost Consciousness

Problem solving

Project Management, Planning & Organizing

Business Acumen

Interpersonal Skills

Excellent oral & written communication


Change Management


Excellent Leadership and Management skills

Quality Management

Must be adaptable

Motivational skills

Strong Ethics & Judgment

Organizational Support

Strategic Planning & Management

Excellent Attendance & Punctuality

Professional Demeanor

Takes initiative



Individuals should send their applications to Krista Brown, Sr. Director of HR at:


The Trauma Section of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

The Trauma Section of the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine seeks applications for a Clinician to join the leadership of an innovative clinical service at the Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic (CVTC). The successful candidate will take a senior position on the clinical team, providing leadership to the Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP) and oversight of clinical services, including direct supervision of psychologists, social workers and child psychiatry fellows and junior faculty.  The CVTC provides a number of services for children, adolescents and families exposed to violence and offers a range of treatments and interventions for those struggling with traumatic reactions and disorders. A unique aspect of the clinical program is the focus on providing intervention early after a potentially traumatic event (PTE) in an effort to prevent negative long-term psychological reactions. Two centerpieces of these Trauma Section efforts are:  (1) The Child Development-Community Policing Program (CD-CP), a law enforcement-mental health collaboration that has been in place in New Haven for more than two decades.  The first of its kind to have broad reach, the CD-CP program has been used as a model for law enforcement-mental health partnerships across the country; and (2) The Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), a brief, evidence-based early intervention for children 7 to 18 years old which reduces traumatic stress reactions and PTSD. CFTSI was developed at Yale to enhance communication about the impact of the PTE, enhance parental support of the affected child and to form the basis of a comprehensive evaluation and treatment recommendations for children impacted by traumatic and catastrophic events. The Childhood Violent Trauma Clinic also provides treatment for children with posttraumatic stress disorder following circumscribed traumatic events, and for children with other disorders and functional difficulties that result from chronic traumatization.


1.    Oversee law enforcement-mental health partnership, providing visible leadership for police and clinical partners and developing and implementing training and programmatic activities to support law-enforcement mental health collaboration
2.    Provide consultation and supervision to on-call clinicians
3.    Provide clinical supervision of social work, psychology and child psychiatry fellows and junior faculty
4.    Coordinate contacts with police, university and community programs
5.    Maintain clinical caseload
6.    Join on-call rotation, as both primary and back-up clinical responder with the Child Development-Community Policing Program
7.    Assist with other administrative activities associated with the position as needed, which may include some travel, etc.

•    Doctorate in Psychology or Master’s in Social Work
•    Licensed in the State of Connecticut
•    Training in psychodynamic approaches to assessment and treatment of children and adults
•    Expertise in providing therapeutic interventions to children and families who have experienced a potentially traumatic event
•    Experience providing acute mental health services
•    More than 7 years supervisory experience
•    Demonstrated experience in evidence-based treatments
•    Demonstrated experience working with community partners, including law enforcement, local DCF, hospitals, other mental health clinics, etc.
•    Demonstrated experience in program leadership and program development

Salary Range
Commensurate with years of experience



Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV or resume to Colleen Vadala at

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