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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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Supervising Staff Psychologist

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery
Berkeley, California

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses and forced displacement resulting from war, torture, gender-based violence, human trafficking, and persecution due to identity and beliefs. At our Mosaic Healing Center in Berkeley, California, we: (a) Provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible psychological and psychosocial care for refugees, asylees and asylum seekers, (b) Expand multidisciplinary clinical capacity to serve these diverse international populations through a 10-month, 24-hour per week in-depth clinical training program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization among international survivors of human rights abuses.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic nonprofit organization working at the juncture of global mental health and human rights. Working closely with and reporting to the Clinical & Training Director, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will implement clinical programming and training at the Mosaic Healing Center, as well as capacity-building activities with partners in the community. In collaboration with clinical and program staff, as well as our team of Global Healing & Human Rights clinical trainees and mental health interpreters, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in the provision and development of psychosocial care for international survivors of human rights abuses, mentoring trainees in their clinical and case management activities, and supporting the overall training program. The Supervising Staff Psychologist will also collaborate with the management and development team around evaluation of clinical programming and outcomes, and perform other duties as assigned. Externally, the Supervising Staff Psychologist will engage in public speaking and conduct trainings for community partners. In addition to extensive clinical experience providing trauma-informed cross-cultural care for diverse communities, as well as conducting clinical supervision and training, this position requires flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and independence. Essential for this position is a sustained commitment to advancing global social justice & human rights.

The roles and responsibilities of the Supervising Staff Psychologist will include the following.  These roles are not always distinct, and will overlap as needed:

Clinical Care, Supervision, Training & Coordination

  • Contribute to the development and facilitation of the Global Healing & Human Rights Clinical Training Program for graduate students and post-graduate interns in psychology and social work.
  • Provide weekly individual supervision for clinical trainees, collaborate with their academic institutions, and complete performance and progress evaluations.
  • Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager in management of overall client care and clinical trainee mentorship, including answering questions, addressing immediate client needs and crises, and supporting the provision of case management and referrals.
  • Help coordinate clinical services and psychosocial care among PTR staff, clinical trainees, mental health interpreters, clinical supervisors, psychological evaluators, psychiatrist, program interns and volunteers, and community partners.
  • In collaboration with clinical staff, provide support, supervision and training for team of Refugee Voices mental health interpreters.
  • Directly provide culturally and contextually aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible individual, family and group psychotherapy for a small number of refugee, asylee and asylum seeking adults, youth & children.
  • Collaborate with legal representatives & provide psychological evaluations for asylum claims.
  • Provide case management, advocacy & referrals for clients as needed.
  • Contribute to the creation of a safe environment for welcoming clients and supporting clinicians and interpreters with warmth, openness & sensitivity.

Outreach, Communication, Collaboration & Training with Community Partners

  • Support Clinical & Training Director and Clinical Manager with ongoing external communications, and help manage opportunities for outreach and collaboration with attention to evolving program priorities and needs.
  • Represent PTR to the public through presentations and speaking engagements, sharing and disseminating information about PTR’s mission, beneficiaries and programming.
  • Develop and deliver trainings which include visuals (PowerPoint, etc.) and experiential content, to build capacity among community partners and stakeholders who work with international survivors of human rights abuses, including immigration attorneys, and other service providers and human rights defenders.
  • Help develop and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with community partners.

Collaboration with Program Management Team

  • Inform PTR management team about clinical programming (client demographics, client and training outcomes, collaborations with community partners, etc.).
  • Collaborate with clinical staff and trainees to document client healing stories.  Establish system for collecting and sharing client stories with management team to document the impact of PTR’s clinical programming.
  • Engage in new programming initiatives and partnerships as they arise, and identify opportunities for clinical program development.

Required Education & Experience

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D or Ph.D).
  • Licensed as a psychologist in the state of California, or licensed in another state and able to obtain licensure in California.
  • Experience providing trauma-informed care for individuals, families and groups.
  • 5+ years of experience providing psychological care for diverse and underserved populations.
  • 2+ years of experience working with children and youth.
  • 2+ years of experience providing clinical supervision.
  • Experience designing and conducting clinical trainings.
  • Experience and/or interest in speaking publicly to clinical and non-clinical audiences.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working cross-culturally with diverse international populations.
  • Experience working with refugees and/or asylum seekers.
  • Experience working in different languages and/or with in-person interpreters.
  •  International work, study and/or living experience, preferably in the developing world.
  • Experience conducting psychological evaluations for asylum claims and writing affidavits.
  • Experience working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.

Competencies & Interests

  • Global cultural and contextual awareness for working collaboratively with internationally diverse clients, mental health interpreters, staff, clinical trainees, interns and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated commitment to global social justice and human rights.
  • Spoken and written fluency in English, as well as one or more other languages preferred.
  • Interest in developing and implementing community outreach and training activities.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to developing program needs and requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maturity, initiative, resourcefulness and ability to creatively problem-solve.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with limited resources.
  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly growing small nonprofit and take on multiple roles.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Google Drive.

Application process:  If interested, please submit the following to with the subject Application for Supervising Staff Psychologist Position:  1) a cover letter; 2) your most recent curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a one-page statement about your clinical approach & philosophy. 

Applications are due by November 26, 2017 and will be reviewed on a continuous basis until the position is filled.  To learn more about Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, please visit our website at

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery is an equal employment opportunities (EEO) and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability
(physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDs), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Therapist-Trauma Center

Mental Health Partners
Boulder, Colorado

Mental Health Partners offers a diverse, quality work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefit package

MHP application and background check required

Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm and Tuesday & Thursday 10:00am-7:00pm at 1333 Iris

Position is with the Trauma Center of Excellence at Mental Health Partners

If selected as a provider for this clinical service position, you will be required to provide proof of education and transcripts (and proof of licensure, if applicable) and pass all required background checks prior to hire. You will also be required to complete MHP’s credentialing process and attend new hire orientation/training before you will be able to begin work.


To assist people with mental illnesses, including those in dual recovery, in obtaining optimal functioning and quality of life, by providing clinical services and education.

Job Summary:

Develop and carry out a consistent plan of treatment, from intake and assessment to closure.


Essential Functions:

  • Guided by 27-65 requirements and best clinical practices, provides individual and group psychotherapy and teaches psychoeducation
  • Documents provision of services, assessments, evaluations and treatment goals and plan consistent with clinical and administrative policies and procedures
  • Provides a variety of case management services, including managing Social Security payeeships, assisting clients to apply for various types of public assistance and providing supporting documentation, attending multi-agency clinical case consultations, and facilitating referrals to other organizations
  • Participates in internal consultation and supervision with team members and other professionals in the organization
  • Conducts individual and group therapies for clients of all ages, including children and families, who have experienced any type of traumatic event
  • Team members receive high quality trauma-informed supervision and have access to expert training in trauma-focused evidence-based practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Alternatives for Families, Cognitive Processing Therapy and others.
  • Collaborate with clients, other treatment team members, DHHS, doctors, hospitals, medical clinics, housing programs, etc. to provide the best service to the clients
  • Provides external consultation and referrals to other organizations
  • Maintains contact with clients in distress, including assisting with hospitalization
  • Participates in multidisciplinary focus groups, committees, and task forces charged with researching and improving clinical practices and developing or updating programs and business processes
  • Provides clinical services required by special programs and projects
  • Meets defined individual and department goals, activity metrics and Key Performance Indicators
  • Promotes, supports and demonstrates MHP’s mission, vision and values through both behavior and job performance and adheres to policies, procedures, Compliance Plan and Standards of Conduct on a day to day basis
  • Effectively interacts and communicates with other MHP staff/clients/customers/partners/etc.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is required to perform other essential functions of the job
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills and Knowledge Required: 


  • Training in AF-CBT, DBT, TF-CBT and Solution-Focused Therapy preferred
  • Experience in trauma focused treatment modalities required
  • Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field plus 1 to 2-year internship and 3-7 years prior experience in a clinical setting OR: Related PhD or PsyD plus zero to three years prior experience in a clinical setting
  • Licensed PhD or PsyD, Licensed Clinical Social worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist (LMFT) required
  • CAC II or higher required; LAC preferred
  • Experience working with the legal system and incarcerated individuals preferred
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred


  • Ability to meet direct service expectations and to complete documentation within required timeframes
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage difficult or emotional situations
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Highly self-motivated but works well in a team setting
  • Knowledge of community resources and ability to make appropriate referrals
  • Must be competent in working with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Advanced computer skills including use of electronic health record and MS Office products and the ability to learn new tools as needed
  • Bicultural/Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Clinician – Child Trauma Center

Alaska Child Trauma Center program

Full-time position working as a Clinician for the Alaska Child Trauma Center program. Clinician will provide therapy services to two populations, children who have experienced complex trauma and children of military families. Requires Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One to three years of related experience is preferred. Experience with child trauma and/or experience with military families is preferred. Computer skills required. Personal vehicle with proof of insurance & clean driving record mandatory. Excellent salary and benefits. Clinical supervision for professional licensure is available. Position is open until filled. ACMHS application & current driving record required. Online application available at Reference Job #16-62&63. ACMHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Alaska Child Trauma Center program

Full-time position working with children and their families as a Clinician for the Alaska Child Trauma Center program. The Clinician will be located at the AWAIC shelter providing brief, supportive counseling and parent coaching to children and families. Requires Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One to three years of related experience is preferred. Computer skills required. Personal vehicle with proof of insurance & clean driving record mandatory. Excellent salary and benefits. Position is open until filled. ACMHS application & current driving record required. Must apply online to be considered. Application available at . Reference Job #16-50. ACMHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Alaska Child Trauma Center program

Full-time position working with children and their families in outpatient therapeutic preschool program as a core member of the Little Tykes Team. The Clinician will provide the following clinical services: screening, diagnostic interviews/intake assessments, development of treatment plans & evaluation of progress towards treatment goals & objectives, family therapy, individual therapy, parent training, crisis intervention, primary responsibility for overseeing Little Tykes cases (in collaboration w/treatment team), maintenance of individual case records, and rehabilitative services as needed (functional assessments, skill building, and case management). Requires a Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One to three years of related experience is preferred. Computer skills required. Must have personal transportation with AK insurance & clean driving record. Excellent salary plus benefits. Position is open until filled. ACMHS application & current driving record is mandatory. Online application available at Reference Job #17-32. ACMHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Behavioral Health Department Operations Manager

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Oakland, California

La Clinica's vision is to be the premier community health center, rooted in the concepts of wellness, prevention and patient-centered care. In order to achieve our vision, we strive to attract and inspire an engaged workforce that can provide the best patient care experience. We serve low-income families and are committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. As a Clinic Supervisor for SBHC, you will have a unique opportunity to work at the top of your skills and licensure in providing critical and seamless support to a team of school based professionals and to interface with a multicultural patient population.

Under direction of the Behavioral Health Director, the Behavioral Health Department Operations Manager is responsible to manage the operations of Specialty Behavioral Health services at La Clínica de La Raza. The Operations Manager develops and insures compliance with administrative and operational program policies and standards. Oversees the administrative service functions of La Clinica’s Specialty Behavioral Health program, Casa del Sol.


Human Resources

  • Plans, assigns, and supervises work of department administrative employees.
  • Hires, trains and supervises administrative staff.
  • Evaluates administrative staff work performance including job performance, work flow, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Responsible for disciplinary action resulting from poor job performance.
  • Responsible for administrative functions including timecards, leave requests, etc. for clinical and administrative staff.

Data and Outcome Tracking and Analysis

  • Plans, develops and creates data collection tools with input from stakeholders.
  • Creates methods for tracking data that can be easily used use by clinicians, supervisors, and directors including spreadsheets and databases
  • Develops methods to track and report results of quality assurance activities including peer review processes, administrative, clinical, and fiscal audits/reviews of program activities and other quality assurance activities including access to care data, clinical improvement, clinical outcomes, lengths of treatment, client satisfaction, etc.
  • Responsible for the development of qualitative and quantitative reports regarding staff achievements and program activities.
  • Performs data analytics to identify trends, establish baselines, variances from benchmarks, and improvements achieved.


  • Develops administrative policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for the effective functioning of service delivery and financial accounting practices of the department.
  • Assures that La Clínica’s personnel policies, procedures and Union contract are adhered to by staff.
  • Tracks and ensures compliance with grant requirements and regulatory guidelines regarding activities, goals and outcomes.
  • Responsible for preparing reports for funders, grants, Clinical Director, BH Director, and La Clinica Board.
  • Reviews, analyzes, develops the preparation of annual budgetary projections; controls subsequent expenditures within authorized appropriations; analyzes financial accounting of expenditures and prepares forecasting reports
  • Oversees the storage, retrieval and destruction of medical records
  • Creates communications and develop forms to improve operational efficiencies and promote services.
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of new technology that improves efficiency and support operations/requirements.
  • Participates in La Clinica management meetings.
  • Establishing and formalizing linkages between the mental health department and other La Clínica programs as well as linkages to community programs outside of La Clínica.
  • Represents La Clínica’s Specialty Behavioral Health services within La Clínica as well as externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Must have at least three years of progressive administrative leadership experience preferably in a non-profit health organization.
  • Experience in data collection and development of data analytics.
  • Ability to create and maintain databases to collect, store and analyze information,
  • Requires knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures involved in planning, organizing and personnel management.
  • Experience with project management and engagement of stakeholders in change management planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgetary oversight, oversight of government and private grant requirement and reporting and third-party revenue collections, monitoring and projections.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize tasks and work effectively with other professionals, para professionals, students and volunteers.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal competencies
  • Must have clean driver’s license.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but no required.

Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), Public Administration (MPA), Business (MBA), Social Work Administration (MSW) or Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD/PsyD). Masters degree may be substituted with 6 years of equivalent post bachelors work experience in operations oversight and management, budget management, personnel management/evaluation and program evaluation.


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Integrated Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Who we are: La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La Clínica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.

As an Integrated Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, you will be enlisted to provide clinical and administrative supervision to Integrated Behavioral Health staff including Behavioral Medicine Specialists, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinicians, case managers and students.  You will ensure the quality of services provided to clients, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of integrated behavioral health programs at assigned sites, including school sites.  Your core responsibilities will mainly revolve around supervisory tasks but may include direct services to clients and their families as needed. Additionally, you will implement quality assurance plans, including chart reviews, to monitor clinical interventions and documentation of services, to ensure quality and appropriateness of services, including risk management.  You will participate in program development to improve program quality and to expand IBH services by providing input and recommendations. You will be required to keeps records of supervision in accordance with standards set by the BBS; complete staff evaluations in collaboration with department managers and manager of integrated behavioral health, and provide training to social workers and other clinic and school staff as needed You will also serve as a member of the cross-functional team of providers, working with site managers and other primary care staff to strengthen interdisciplinary team approach.  

The role is most suited to an LCSW with 2 years post-licensure experience, and with previous experience providing clinical supervision to MFTIs and ASWs. Additionally, the individual in this position will be well versed in medical social work, crisis intervention, case management, psychosocial assessment, diagnosis and brief treatment with families, children, adolescents and adults. This role requires flexibility in meeting patients’ needs, and calls for an individual who is familiar with principles of cognitive-behavioral strategies and other evidence-based practices. Overall success in this position will require top-notch time organizational skills, a high degree of interpersonal competence with both staff and patients, and thorough knowledge of the professional code of ethics and the CA medical regulatory requirements, and CA mental health code. The position reports to the Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, and requires licensure in clinical social work. If you are eager to join a culture that is committed to top quality care then make La Clinica the place where you can make a difference.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and must have two years’ post-license experience.
  • Cultural competence working in diverse/low income and immigrant communities.
  • Spanish/English fluency required
Required Experience:
Two + years of social work supervisory experience in a medical or school setting

Assistant Professor


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

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

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

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

Three reference letters should come directly from your references electronically.

Director of Clinical Operations

Chadwick Center for Children & Families
San Diego, CA

Leadership Position Announcement

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

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

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

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

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Different Job Positions

Boston College

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

1. Rwanda based program manager (Masters level)

2. Sierra leone based program manager (Masters level)

3. Rwanda based post doctoral fellow

4. Sierra Leone based post doctoral fellow

5. Director of Administration

6. Grants Specialist,

7. Program Assistant

8. Exec Assistant

9. IT specialist

The positions are available here: