Job opportunities

Openings for professionals in the field of child traumatic stress. The newest postings appear at the beginning of the page. Job opportunities will remain posted for candidates to view and submit resumes for three months.

Direct inquires about posting Job Opportunities to:jobs@nctsn.org or by fax at (310) 235-2612.

 

Faculty Position

Organization: 
Kennedy Krieger Institute & Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Summary: 

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Health at The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health invite applications for a mid-career faculty member with expertise in the field of child traumatic stress.

The successful applicant will be an individual with a durable track record of securing extramural funding and will also be a licensed clinician with evidence of program development. The position will be primarily based at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Family Center. The Family Center is a clinical and academic program that delivers evidence-based treatment to children who have experienced acute and/or complex psychological trauma. The Family Center serves over 1000 patients each year.

This position represents a unique opportunity to interface between Kennedy Krieger, a non-profit research and clinical institute and Johns Hopkins University.  The successful candidate will have a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins with all of the responsibilities and privileges of being a faculty member. The academic rank of the successful applicant will be commensurate with prior scholarly achievements.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral disorders.  It is a research, clinical, and educational institute with a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of professionals.  Faculty members at Kennedy Krieger hold academic appointments at Johns Hopkins University and are international leaders in their respective fields.

Applicants should send 3 documents, including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a 2-page statement of academic interests, and 3) the names and addresses of four professional references to Ms. Leah Boyd - BoydL@kennedykrieger.org
 

Part time Child Psychiatrist

Organization: 
The Board of Child Care in Maryland
Summary: 

The Board of Child Care is a non-profit human service organization that helps children. Since 1874, we have given children and their families hope for the future and power in their present lives. Today, we serve children, youth and families in our residential and community-based services.

The Board of Child Care in Maryland is looking for a trauma informed part time Child Psychiatrist, BC or BE to work in its child and youth serving programs, in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties.  The overall expectations are regularly scheduled consultations to be used for child and adolescent evaluation, treatment planning conferences, medication management. Other responsibilities include timely documentation, including intake evaluations and treatment records, as well as documentation necessary to meet insurance and billing requirements.  A trauma informed approach in Outpatient with a collaborative treatment philosophy needed. Knowledge of Adolescent Pharmacotherapy required.  MD license and DEA certified required. Please fax your resume to Dr. Peter Coleman, Medical Director at 410-496-5620 or email your resume to pcoleman@boardofchildcare.org
 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Organization: 
Board of Child Care
Location: 
Baltimore Maryland
Summary: 

The Board of Child Care promotes and serves the health and well-being of abused, neglected and traumatized children and their families who require physical, emotional, behavioral and social support. Through residential and community-based services, the agency endeavors to provide a safe, healthy and caring environment that seeks to sustain children and families by fostering healing, self-esteem, respect for the community, a sense of purpose and life skills needed to achieve their highest potential through excellence, leadership, evaluation, treatment, prevention, education, and advocacy.

The Board of Child Care is looking for a part time Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, trauma informed, BC or BE to work in its residential and community based programs in Maryland.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to regular consultation, evaluation, treatment planning conferences, and medication management. Other responsibilities include timely medical records, to meet insurance and billing requirements.  The Board of Child Care follows an Outpatient Trauma Informed  collaborative treatment approach. Knowledge of Adolescent Pharmacotherapy required.  MD license and DEA certified required. Please fax your resume to Dr. Peter Coleman, Medical Director at 410-496-5620 or email your resume to pcoleman@boardofchildcare.org
 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Child Trauma

Organization: 
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL)
Location: 
St. Louis, MO
Summary: 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL), a unit of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is accepting applications for a 1 year postdoctoral fellowship in the area of Child Trauma beginning September 1, 2015. CASGSL is a fully funded Category III site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Post Doc position is funded through the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (Grant #061114-01). The primary objective for this position is to produce clinicians who are well versed in the practice, supervision and training of evidenced based practice used to treat childhood traumatic stress. Fellows will be working on the Families Learning About Recovery Strategies (FLARES) project which provides simultaneous treatment of children and their caregivers who have experienced trauma. Training includes opportunities for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning, outpatient individual, and family treatment as well as opportunities for supervision of student trainees and training of community clinicians all under the guidance of a clinical supervisor. Fellows provide services to a diverse clientele of children and families. The University of Missouri – St. Louis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Applicants will have completed an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for a doctoral degree in Clinical/Counseling Psychology prior to an anticipated September 1, 2015 start date.  Training and practice implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is preferred. In addition to a 12-month competitive stipend, Fellows will be eligible for the University benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance and paid professional liability insurance. 
 

Contact: 

First consideration will be given to complete applications received by February 1, 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a copy of graduate transcript through the University of Missouri- St. Louis Human Resources department via the link below. Please mail or email three letters of reference to:

Rachel Wamser Nanney, Ph.D.
Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis
Weinman Building, Upper Level
University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121
Email: WamserR@umsl.edu

Submit application materials via: UMSL Child Trauma Postdoctoral Fellowship
 

Behavioral Health Implementation Research Scientist

Organization: 
Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
Summary: 

Established in 2008, PolicyLab is a highly innovative, multidisciplinary center within the Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that works with practitioners, policymakers and communities to  make sure care provided for children is informed by the best research. PolicyLab’s faculty and staff are experts in medicine, law, public health, health policy, psychology, biostatistics, social work, health services research, program evaluation, and ethics. The Center’s work focuses on improving public systems, improving health care delivery, and improving child health outcomes and includes research portfolios on behavioral health and implementation science and evaluation.

PolicyLab is seeking a Behavioral Health Implementation Research Scientist to manage a citywide behavioral health implementation initiative serving children and families involved with child welfare in the City of Philadelphia. The research scientist will work in close collaboration with City child welfare and behavioral health leadership and staff, partners from private provider child welfare and behavioral health agencies, as well as other key City stakeholders. The behavioral health initiative is part of a broader system transformation in Philadelphia that is regionalizing child welfare services to community agencies. The priority of this broader initiative is to identify resources to support children remaining safely in their own homes and communities. 

Specific job responsibilities include:

•    Manage the execution of a strategic implementation plan for the scale up of evidence-based behavioral health services in Philadelphia, occurring as part of a broader City effort that is regionalizing child welfare services to community agencies.
•    Participate in the identification and development of evidence-based behavioral health services and strategies with City partners. 
•    Consult with the implementing agencies in the rollout, delivery, and evaluation of the behavioral health initiative.  Provide on-site consultation and clinical expertise to the implementing agencies.  Develop relevant implementation protocols and training materials.   
•    Serve as a clinical expert on the continuum of behavioral health services to be provided, working closely with the clinical and implementation staff.  Provide informational seminars, trainings, and resources to staff on the key interventions and models.
•    Develop evaluative research proposals related to the implementation of behavioral health programs for children in community agencies.
•    Oversees the initiative’s fidelity and monitoring plan.
•    Participates in data analysis and prepares data for publication.
•    Convene and participate in meetings with various internal and external stakeholders involved with the implementation of evidence-based behavioral health practices.

Candidates interested in a part-time position will be considered.

 

Qualifications: 

•    PhD in psychology, or related interdisciplinary degree (e.g., LCSW) with commensurate research, clinical, and implementation experience
•    Current Commonwealth of Pennsylvania clinical license
•    Experience with implementation science research
•    Experience evidence-based behavioral health service program development and implementation for children and adolescents
•    Clinical training and experience in the delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services to children and families
•    Experience working with vulnerable populations, particularly children and families with child welfare involvement
•    Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
•    Great organizational and time management skills
•    Effective problem solving/critical thinking skills
•    Highly collaborative

 

Contact: 

Interested candidates should email your resume and cover letter to:  Shaun Jenkins, PolicyLab Office Manager, at PolicyLab@email.chop.edu

Should you have any questions, please email PolicyLab@email.chop.edu. For more information about PolicyLab, see www.policylab.chop.edu.

 

Full-time Psychotherapist

Organization: 
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy
Location: 
Atlanta, GA
Summary: 

The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, a Children’s Advocacy Center and NCTSN Cat III site in Atlanta GA, is seeking a full-time clinician to provide therapy to children who have experienced trauma, particularly sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or PhD in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or related field, be licensed or license-eligible in Georgia, and have a minimum of 1 year experience serving abused, traumatized, or at-risk children and families. Priority will be given to licensed applicants who have experience working specifically with commercially sexually exploited children and their families, and are experienced in the provision of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or other trauma-focused evidence-based treatment. The ideal candidate has strong written and oral communication skills, works effectively in a team environment, has knowledge of the child welfare and legal systems, is skilled at developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with others (clients, caregivers, co-workers, professionals from other agencies and organizations), and is committed to principles of cultural competency.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV (including references) to:

Kelly Kinnish, PhD

Director of Clinical Services

Georgia Center for Child Advocacy

PO Box 17770

Atlanta GA 30307

kellyk@gacfca.org (email communication preferred)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Psychology

Organization: 
Boston Children’s Hospital Boston, Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
Location: 
Boston, MA
Summary: 

The Refugee Trauma and Resilience at Boston Children’s Hospital is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will be involved in research activities related to a federally-funded study of trauma, mental health, and violence among Somali refugees, as well as projects related to intervention development and evaluation. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible study and program coordination, and will assist the PI Heidi Ellis in data analysis and manuscript/grant writing, and report-writing. This position offers mentorship and career development opportunities through an active, multidisciplinary research program at the Program of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston, and an appointment as Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in the area of cross-cultural research, trauma and violence, and/or violent extremism.  Excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills will be important.  Strong multivariate statistical analysis skills required.  Must work well in a collaborative, interdisciplinary, multi-cultural team environment. Please apply by sending electronic copies of your Letter of Interest, Current CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference to Ms. Carol Berne at carol.berne@childrens.harvard.edu. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until position is filled. 

Post-Doctoral Position

Organization: 
Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Urban Youth Trauma Center (UYTC) in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral fellow in its new national dissemination and implementation project called Unifying Neighborhoods in Trauma Effectiveness (UNITE) for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 
 
The post-doctoral fellow will work with UYTC Co-Directors, Drs. Jaleel Abdul-Adil and Liza Suarez, to expand existing UYTC training and dissemination efforts to targeted urban communities across the country including Chicago (IL), Los Angeles (CA), Oakland (CA), Laredo (TX), and Toledo (OH). 
 
Specific UNITE goals are to: 1) develop a national media campaign to raise awareness of the needs of youth exposed to violence and involved in court, juvenile justice, and law enforcement systems; 2) disseminate UYTC’s treatment approaches to NCTSN partner sites within targeted cities; and 3) replicate the YOUTH-CAN model in specific neighborhoods in target cities to create a forum for a powerful national collaboration to improve the lives of youth and families affected by violence. 
 
Specific UNITE post-doctoral fellow tasks will use a train-the-trainer model to work with targeted communities as a model for: 1) recruiting and retaining local youth serving agencies; 2) co-leading UYTC trainings and subsequent online/in-person consultations for targeted communities; and 3) helping coordinate nation-wide implementation and evaluation efforts. 
 
The UYTC post-doctoral fellow position will be up to a two-year position (renewable after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance review).

Qualifications: 

Qualifications:
•    Ph.D. in Psychology, Social Work or a related social science
•    Flexibility for periodic travel to selected sites
•    Strong interest in national dissemination and implementation
•    Ability to help recruit, retain, and support a national network of urban agency participants
•    Strong oral and written communication skills

Contact: 

Interested applicants should a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and 2 letters of recommendation to Dr. Abdul-Adil at jabdul@psych.uic.edu. Any questions about this position can be sent through voicemail or email to Dr. Abdul-Adil.

Clinical Psychologist

Organization: 
Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans
Location: 
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Summary: 

We are seeking candidates with strong clinical, interpersonal, and organizational skills for the Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families that is being co-sponsored by the North Shore - LIJ Health System and the Northport VA Medical Center. Located in Bay Shore, Long Island, the Center represents a unique collaborative effort between a VA Medical Center and a not-for-profit Health System to evaluate and treat veterans and their family members (including children) under one roof. Most veterans will be treated by VA personnel, and family members will be treated by North Shore-LIJ personnel, with a cross-talk methodology to optimally treat the family unit. This full time staff psychologist position will be part of the North Shore-LIJ personnel contingent.

Qualifications: 

Clinical duties:

  • Primary Therapist: Provide evaluations, diagnostic assessment, and evidenced based therapy for individuals and families. Candidate should be competent in the delivery of psychotherapy to children, adults, and families. While the population primarily consists of family members of Veterans, there are opportunities to work with Veterans as well.
  • Group Therapist: Develop, organize, lead, and supervise group psychotherapy.
  • Training/Supervision: Offer training and supervision to fellows and other psychology trainees.
  • Treatment Team Member: Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of the cross-talk methodology that is at the heart of this collaborative model with the VA.
  • Research: Participate in research projects and program evaluation that is being conducted at the site.
  • Other Responsibilities: Participate in departmental meetings and obtain continuing education.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must have completed their doctorate from an APA accredited program in clinical, counseling, or school-clinical psychology.
  • Candidates must have completed their internship in clinical psychology.
  • Candidates must possess a valid New York State License to practice Psychology
  • Clinical training and experience working with children
  • Experience working in an outpatient setting
  • Experience with evidenced based treatments
Contact: 

Experience with military service members/veterans and families is a plus. Groups historically underrepresented in Psychology are encouraged to apply. Please submit cover letter and CV to:


Mayer Bellehsen, PhD
Director
The Mildred & Frank Feinberg Division
of the Unified Behavioral Health Center
132 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Tel: 631-647-2539
mbellehsen@nshs.edu

Assistant/Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program

Organization: 
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks
Location: 
Chicago, IL
Summary: 

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) seeks a full-time faculty member to join the leadership team of the Mental Health Services & Policy Program (MHSPP). This faculty position will include two primary responsibilities: (1) providing administrative supervision for MHSPP’s contracted services to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and (2) developing/maintaining an externally funded research program in mental health, child welfare, or child trauma services research or a related field. In addition, the successful candidate for this position will be expected to mentor trainees in psychiatry and psychology.  The position also includes opportunities to teach in NUFSM graduate programs and collaborate with academic and external partners.

As a multidisciplinary research and educational program, MHSPP’s mission is to provide research, evaluation, outcomes management, technical assistance and training that helps improve the lives of individuals and families that receive publicly funded mental health services. MHSPP is home to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning, which focuses on enhancing trauma-informed assessment and interventions within child-serving systems across the country. http://psychiatry.northwestern.edu/research/mental-health/index.html

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, experience directing a large, externally funded research project, and history of successful grant funding (preferably from a federal agency). In addition, the successful candidate will have a record of successful mentorship of students, fellows or junior faculty colleagues. Experience working within large public sector child welfare or mental health systems is preferred.  Experience or interest in using data to influence health policy is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will qualify for appointment in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Clinician-Educator Track. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Start date is negotiable. In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by August 31, 2014. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Position will remain open until filled.
 

Contact: 

Applicants should address their correspondence to: Mina Dulcan, MD, c/o Debra Walker, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 446 E. Ontario St., Ste. 7-200, Chicago, IL 60611.

Send CV and letter of interest in PDF form to:
Debra Walker, Business Coordinator
dwalker@nmff.org

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.