Flushing, New York, United States
St. John's University
The PARTNERS Program at St. John’s University seeks a qualified clinician to provide empirically-supported assessment and therapy for traumatized, multi-cultural youth, and their caregivers in traditional and non-traditional outpatient settings. Position is part of a multi-year, federally funded grant (Project CONNECT) to evaluate evidence-based practices for children exposed to violence. Project CONNECT will utilize culturally adapted cognitive-behavioral therapy for Latino and African-American children who have experienced physical abuse/assault, sexual abuse/assault, dating violence, and/or witnessed domestic violence. Clinicians will work with families at the PARTNERS Program clinic at the St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services and community-based sites in Queens, NY.
PARTNERS is a clinical research program designed to serve traumatized, multi-cultural preschoolers, children, and adolescents, and their families. Program staff includes licensed psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, licensed social workers, graduate students, and undergraduate volunteers. Under the leadership of Dr. Elissa Brown, licensed clinical psychologist, we provide outreach, assessment, psychotherapy, and case management services in both our clinic and community-based sites. PARTNERS aims to provide these services in multiple languages. We also conduct community-building efforts to disseminate these trauma-informed, evidence-based services. Our community partnerships include: Child Protective Services, Legal Aid, Queens Family Court, local schools, Queens Library branches, and Queens Child Advocacy Center. As a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the PARTNERS Program also collaborates with national experts.
As a clinical research program, PARTNERS is committed to evaluating every component of treatment and service delivery. Dr. Brown has received funding from federal, state, and private agencies to develop, test, and disseminate assessment and treatment techniques for traumatized children and their families. In addition to the aforementioned project, PARTNERS has compared trauma-specific cognitive behavioral therapies to other forms of psychotherapy for physically abused children and their families, and children and their mothers bereaved due to September 11th.
Applicant must fall under one of these two categories:
1. Doctoral student or recent graduate of a program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology. Doctoral students in psychology may apply if they have fulfilled all requirements with the exception of the dissertation (ABD) by the position start date. Postdoctoral applicants working towards licensure may apply.
2. NYS Licensed Master or Clinical Social Worker.
Applicant must also have experience/worked with:
* Cognitive-behavioral therapy
* Multicultural populations, particularly Latino and African-American
* Children and adolescents
* Traumatized individuals
* Research programs
Individuals with fluency in Spanish are especially encouraged to apply.
* Letter of interest that summarizes previous experience and goals for training
* Curriculum vita
* Two letters of recommendation
This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver’s license is also required.
St. John’s offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John’s performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.
St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.
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