Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Trauma Center at JRI will be offering 3-5 postdoctoral fellowships for the 2019-2021 training years. Fellows will be salaried for 20-24 hours/week, funded based on a $50,000 FTE in the first year, with full-time benefits. The remaining time will be funded via fee-for service clinical assignments, including therapy and evaluation sessions; fellows may anticipate approximately $12,000 FFS income during their first year, with increased fees typical during the second year. Fellows receive a salary increase in the second year of the position, and there may be opportunity for increased salaried hours during year two.

Interview days will be held on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Track #1 Description – Clinical fellow/Comprehensive Trauma Treatment Team

Fellows in this track will be funded 20-24 hours per week, in addition to fee-for-service clinical revenue. Twenty hours are funded to support a clinical role on a SAMHSA-funded, mobile comprehensive trauma treatment team (CCTT), providing trauma-informed, evidence-based treatments to diverse groups in the greater Boston region. A fellow serving on the CCTT team will work with partner programs to provide onsite (in various metro Boston areas) clinical support and consultation in identifying and implementing evidence-based trauma treatment models best suited to the population served in each relevant partner program. Primary tasks may include direct clinical intervention utilizing evidence-based trauma treatment models, training and consultation with partner programs, tailored treatment planning, and sustainability planning to support the needs of trauma-informed partners. Local/Boston-area travel to support framework implementation and sustainability efforts may be required. In addition, the fellow may have the opportunity to serve as an active participant in the center’s grant-writing team (four hours / week).

Applicants for this position should have exceptional organizational and documentation skills, in support of ongoing grant implementation and data collection. Applicants should also demonstrate a record of interest in child / family clinical intervention. The remainder of the fellow's time will involve clinical assessment and treatment in the outpatient clinic of the Trauma Center at JRI, working with youth, adults and families impacted by developmental trauma.

Track #2 Description – Trauma Center at JRI / Residential treatment center

Fellows in this track will be funded 20-24 hours per week, in addition to fee-for-service clinical revenue. This fellow will spend approximately 2.5 days (20 hours) per week working in a partner residential program administered by the Justice Resource Institute, with emphasis on development and sustainability of trauma-informed practices through provision of clinical care, consultation, and training in a residential treatment setting for youth with a history of exposure to complex traumatic stress. In this setting, the fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and will have additional opportunities for trauma-informed psychological evaluation, intensive clinical treatment, group treatment, and cross-disciplinary collaboration. The applicant for this position need not have prior experience working in residential settings; however, clinical experience with children/adolescents is required. In addition, this fellow may have the option to serve as an active member of the Trauma Center grant-writing and research team, with four hours of funding allotted to this task. The remainder of the fellow's time (2.5 days/week) will involve clinical assessment and treatment in the outpatient clinic of the Trauma Center at JRI, working with youth, adults and families impacted by developmental trauma.

Track #3 Description – Project REACH

The fellow in this track will be funded 20-24 hours / week, in addition to fee-for-service clinical revenue. This fellow will spend 2.5 days (20 hours) per week working in an anti-human trafficking program, Project REACH. Project REACH is the only program of its kind in the country, providing mobile crisis mental health services to trafficking survivors and offering training and consultation to providers throughout the United States. Responsibilities include conducting psychological evaluations of survivors of human trafficking and writing reports; providing brief individual and group crisis counseling to human trafficking survivors; offering consultation to federal law enforcement, local law enforcement, social service providers, mental health providers, and attorneys about human trafficking cases; coordinating a national network of mental health providers engaged in anti-trafficking work; conducting outreach about human trafficking; and offering in-person and web-based trainings and workshops on human trafficking. Opportunities will also be available for development of new interventions and writing articles about human trafficking. Travel is required for this position, and there is a preference for bilingual and/or bicultural applicants. Applicants with interest and/or experience in cross-cultural work are encouraged to apply. In addition, the fellow may have the opportunity to serve as an active member of the Trauma Center grant-writing and research team, with four hours of funding allotted to this task. The remainder of the fellow's time (2 days/week) will involve clinical assessment and treatment in the outpatient clinic of the Trauma Center at JRI, working with youth, adults and families impacted by developmental trauma.

Grant writing responsibilities:

Fellows who are members of the Trauma Center’s grant writing team will be actively involved in development and submission of six or more federal grants per year, divided about equally between clinical research and service development, evaluation and training grants. Fellows will assume increased responsibility in construction of these grants over time, holding the lead role in grant composition and submission for at least one grant during Y01 of the fellowship, and for 2 or more grants in Y02. While fellows are funded 4 hours per week as members of the grant writing team in Y01 (with the potential to increase hours in Y02 based on aptitude, interest and the availability of funding), the actual weekly work volume fluctuates considerably based upon grant cycles and is more accurately reflected as approximately 200 hours per year.

To learn how to apply:

 

Contact Jana Pressley, Psy.D. at jpressley@jri.org or call 617-232-1303 x2044.

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