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Post Adoption Clinician – Center for Child and Family Health


CCFH Program:
Post Adoption Support Services

1121 W. Chapel Hill St., Suite 100, Durham, NC

Position Type:


Duties and responsibilities: Deliver parent workshops and training events, including the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC); conduct screenings, mental health assessments, therapeutic intervention, consultation, and referral services with identified adoptive families by phone call and in-person meetings; provide evidence-based individual and family therapy supplemented with techniques from Training for Adoption Competence; attend family support and outreach events, including occasional weekends and evenings; participate in clinical quality assurance through supervision with co-directors with attention to fidelity of trauma-informed post adoptive support services.

Qualifications for position: Master's degree or higher in a human services field, preferably psychology or social work; knowledge of child welfare policies and programs, evidence-based treatments

Supervisory relationships: Reports to co-directors of program

Skills and knowledge required: Excellent knowledge of evidence based treatment models for child trauma victims (e.g., TF-CBT, PCIT, CPP, SPARCS, ABC); excellent knowledge of the Resource Parenting Curriculum and completion of the train-the-facilitator process; excellent clinical teaching skills and clinical consultation skills; familiar with Microsoft office and computerized medical record systems.

Prior experience required: 3-5 years of clinical experience with management of complex mental health issues and childhood trauma, focusing on implementation of evidence-based treatment.

Personal qualities: Organized with regards to maintenance of a complex clinical consultation schedule; receptive and encouraging style of communication; excellent presentation skills.

Amount of travel and any other special conditions or requirements: Occasional travel to parent education groups/conferences, individual and family therapy, and family support/outreach events. These events may occur during evening or weekend hours, in which case, the clinician and supervisor will adjust schedule accordingly.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Personnel will also perform projects as assigned and other duties as requested.


Please email resume and letter of interest to Kate Murray, Ph.D. via email at KATE.MURRAY@DUKE.EDU. Please place in the email subject line the position in which you are interested.