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Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children’s Center is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s behavioral health. Judge Baker’s mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of research, intervention, training, and advocacy. In collaboration with our multiple direct service programs, Judge Baker offers distinctive experiences for trainees seeking professional development and training in evidence-based practices. Please consider joining our training community by applying for one of the opportunities below. Complete application information is available in the full announcement.

Position Title: Clinical Practicum in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy 

Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Training Level: Graduate
Full/Part time: 16 - 24 hours/week (1-year)
Salaried: No
Brief Description: The practicum experience is between 16 - 24 hours (two to three days) per week and focuses primarily on the delivery of short-term psychotherapy to children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 as well as their families. Trainees can expect to gain experience with a wide range of psychopathology, with a focus on anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, and disruptive behavior disorders. Treatments center around cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and depression as well as behavioral parent training techniques for disruptive behavior disorders.
Application Due Date: December 14, 2020
Notification Date:
February 8, 2021
Start Date:
 September 1, 2021
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Position Title: Clinical Practicum in School-Based Mental Health and Special Education

Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Training Level: Graduate
Full/Part time: 16-20 hours/week (1-year)
Salaried: No
Brief Description: The trainee will carry a caseload of at least 4 students enrolled in the Manville School by the end of the year. As clinicians and case managers for these students, the trainee will provide individual therapy sessions and will serve as co-leaders in group therapy services. In addition, family contact is essential and often clinically indicated, and may include parent training and formal family therapy. In their roles as case managers, trainees will coordinate the service planning and service delivery of a student’s interdisciplinary Manville team. The trainee also facilitates communication between Manville staff and any outside providers working with the child and family. 
Application Due Date: January 4, 2021
Notification Date: February 8, 2021
Position Start Date: August 30, 2021
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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Implementation Science, Quality Improvement and Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Therapy

Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Training Level: Postdoctoral
Full/Part time: 40 hours/week (1 year)
Salaried: Yes
Brief Description: The postdoctoral fellow will assist with one or more behavioral health implementation and quality improvement initiatives focused on improving behavioral health for children and adolescents. Activities will include implementation and quality improvement, coordination of training, and liaising with project staff, trainers, and community partners receiving training and/or technical assistance. The postdoctoral fellow will also receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards psychology licensure. The applicant will spend 50% within the Center for Effective Child Therapy providing face-to-face therapy services and 50% working on implementation and quality improvement initiatives. 
Application Deadline: December 14, 2020
Position Start Date: July 5, 2021
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Position Title: Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowship in Evidence-Based Youth Psychotherapy

Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Training Level: Postdoctoral
Full/Part time: 40 hours/week (1 year)
Salaried: Yes
Brief Description: This postdoctoral fellowship position is a split position between the Center for Effective Child Therapy, the outpatient mental health clinic at Judge Baker Children’s Center, and Camp Baker, an adapted Summer Treatment Program. The postdoctoral fellowship will begin with a minor rotation at Camp Baker, where the fellow will act as a core member of the Camp Baker leadership team. During the academic year, postdoctoral activities include direct outpatient service delivery to children and adolescents ages 2-19 experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, disruptive behavior, and other emotional and behavioral problems. The postdoctoral fellow will receive training and supervision in evidence-based models for child and adolescent therapy for those applicants seeking hours towards psychology licensure.
Application Deadline: December 14, 2020
Position Start Date: July 5, 2021
Updated Announcement…

Camp Baker (formerly the Summer Enrichment Institute) Positions:

Status: We will begin accepting applications for Camp Baker Positions on January 1, 2021.

https://campbaker.org/training-opportunities/

The positions available at Camp Baker include:

  • Graduate Counselors assist Camp Baker staff with implementing the behavior modification program, rules, and procedures for daily recreational activities. Graduate counselors work to develop and monitor individualized treatment plans, appropriately record and document behavioral data, and communicate with parents about their child's performance. Counselors will provide feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. All graduate counselors will be responsible for providing weekly group supervision to undergraduate counselors to ensure that all counselors are implementing the treatment components with fidelity. Graduate counselors will work under the supervision of doctoral level clinicians and experienced Camp Baker staff and receive regular feedback about their performance.

Graduate Counselor Position Description

  • Undergraduate Counselors implement the behavior modification program during daily recreational activities, and coach the following activities: soccer, kickball, swimming, and other outdoor games. Counselors will provide feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. All counselors are responsible for recording and entering daily records of children's behavior, assisting with the implementation of daily report cards, and participating in problem-solving discussions. Undergraduate counselors will work under the supervision of Graduate Counselors and experienced Camp Baker staff and will participate in weekly group supervision and receive regular feedback about their performance.

Undergraduate Counselor Position Description

  • The Classroom Teacher at Camp Baker provides academic instruction while implementing an evidence-based behavior modification program designed to treat children’s mood, emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges in a classroom context. During academic periods, the Classroom Teacher and Teaching Assistants teach coursework in reading, writing, math, and science while incorporating lessons on team building through group problem-solving activities. The Classroom Teacher supervises the Teaching Assistants as they teach academic material and implement behavioral intervention. The Classroom Teacher consults and collaborates with the Graduate and Undergraduate Counselors to support the delivery of social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts and skills during recreational activities. Additionally, the Classroom Teacher supervises the Teaching Assistants as they collect and enter classroom data and write up end-of-summer treatment reports.

Classroom Teacher Position Description

  • Teaching Assistants at Camp Baker assist the Classroom Teacher in providing academic instruction and supporting a positive classroom environment. Teaching Assistants learn and implement a complex behavior modification program designed to treat children’s social, emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges in a classroom context. During academic periods, the Teaching Assistants help with providing academic instruction in reading, writing, math, and science while supporting the Classroom Teacher in the delivery of lessons on team building through group problem-solving activities. The Teaching Assistants are closely supervised by the Classroom Teacher, receiving regular feedback regarding performance to ensure high-quality service delivery. The Teaching Assistants work under the instruction of the Classroom Teacher to support the delivery of social-emotional learning (SEL) concepts and skills during recreational activities. Additionally, the Teaching Assistants collect and enter daily classroom data, provide written notes on daily report cards, and write up end-of-summer treatment reports.

Teaching Assistant Position Description

These positions are great opportunities for individuals interested in psychology, education, child development, or other service-related fields. The selection process is competitive; thus interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We are looking for intelligent, dedicated people who not only have experience working with children, but who are also knowledgeable about sports such that they can appropriately coach each child. 

Hours:

Camp Baker is a six week program that will run from July 12th, 2021 - August 20th, 2021. Counselors, teachers, and assistants are required to attend a week long training seminar the week before the program (July 1st, 2021 - July 9th, 2021). Additionally, one evening a week, Graduate Counselors will co-facilitate parent training while Undergraduate Counselors will provide child care services while parents attend the weekly parenting group. 

Application:

Interested candidates should send

  • A cover letter describing your professional development goals and how SEI might fit in with those goals
  • A current CV
  • A de-identified assessment report, treatment report, or other psychology-related writing sample
  • The name and contact of your practicum coordinator (for applicants looking to gain practicum or academic credit)
  • Three letters of recommendation (sent to Dr. Tannenbaum from the recommender directly through website link)

to:

Sarah Tannenbaum, Psy.D.
Camp Baker
Judge Baker Children’s Center
53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120
campbaker@jbcc.harvard.edu