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Clinician, Spanish-speaking, Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (217759-951)

St. Johnís University


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Title: Spanish-speaking Clinician for Study of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children Exposed to Violence
Department: Psychology
Campus: Queens

Part-Time Position

Job Description: Child HELP Partnership at St. Johnís University seeks a qualified, clinician with bilingual proficiency in Spanish to provide empirically-supported assessment and therapy for traumatized, multi-cultural youth and their caregivers in 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, Caribbean, 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 community-based sites in Queens, NY.

Child HELP Partnership is a clinical research program designed to serve traumatized, multi-cultural preschoolers, children, and adolescents, and their families. Program staff includes psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, social workers, mental health counselors, 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. Child HELP Partnership 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 an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Child HELP Partnership also collaborates with national experts.

As a clinical research program, Child HELP Partnership 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, Child HELP Partnership 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicant must fall under one of these categories:

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.
NYS Licensed Master or Clinical Social Worker.
NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Recent graduates of MHC programs may apply if they are seeking hours for licensure.

Applicant must have experience/worked with:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Multicultural populations, particularly Latino, Caribbean, and African-American
Children and adolescents
Traumatized individuals
Research programs

Fluency in Spanish is required for this position

Application Requirements:

Letter of interest that summarizes previous experience and goals for training
Curriculum vita
Two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Dr. Elissa Brown
Child HELP Partnership
Center for Psychological Services, Seton Complex
St. Johnís University
152-11 Union Turnpike
Queens, NY 11367

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 driverís license is also required.

St. Johnís University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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St. Johnís University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering.

Ranked among Americaís top universities by The Princeton Review, St. Johnís University educates leaders for todayís global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,700 Administrators/Staff, St. Johnís is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in peopleís lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.

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