Career Opportunities2019-02-27T16:58:18+00:00

Career Opportunities

If you’re looking to positively impact the life of a child, teen, or adult suffering in silence, we encourage you to join us. Click on the Job Titles below to read the full description:

The Selective Mutism Anxiety and Related Disorders Treatment Center (SMart Center), located in Jenkintown, PA is looking for a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. As one of the only Selective Mutism specialty centers in the nation, families travel from around the country and around the world to seek treatment with us! We are a fast-growing, dynamic and tightly-knit multidisciplinary team!

Position Description: Lead Clinician & Training Coordinator (Part time with growth into full time position.) This position is anticipated to be 55% clinical, 30% training & program development, and 15% research project coordination.

 Clinical

  • Clinician will train in the S-CAT® model, under its founder Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum.
  • Will take on a progressively-increasing caseload of clients.
  • Clinician will provide group treatment, clinical staff oversight and parent education/training as part of 3-day group intensive treatment program (CommuniCamp™).
  • Clinician will participate in various aspects of treatment.

Training & Program Development

  • Aid in the continual development of the S-CAT® group intensive training program, as well as the co-development of a mastery-level S-CAT® clinical training program.
  • Co-lead full day S-CAT® training program for group intensive clinical support staff.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, supervision and training of 1-2 doctoral-level practicum students and will oversee a clinical support/research team.
  • Manage CEU accreditation and administration.

Research

  • Oversee several ongoing research projects, manage existing archival databases, and provide support and guidance on research projects conducted by researchers and institutions in affiliation with the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI)
  • Oversee development of presentations and posters for regional and national conferences. Travel to present.

Requirements: PsyD or PhD in Clinical Psychology, active license in the state of PA
We are looking for a dynamic, creative, energetic and flexible clinician with excellent critical thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration skills. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with Selective Mutism and/or social anxiety disorders, a strong foundation of clinical skills, experience working with children of all ages and families, and a strong understanding of research and study design.

To Apply: Please submit a CV and cover letter to DrE@SelectiveMutismCenter.org

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV or resume attention to: CommuniCamp Counselor Coordinator at CommuniCamp@SelectiveMutismCenter.org.

We are recruiting volunteer counselors for our upcoming 2019 CommuniCamp™ Intensive Group Treatment Programs for Selective Mutism! CommuniCamp™ is based on Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum’s evidence-supported Social Communication Anxiety Treatment ® (S-CAT®) Model. To learn more, visit www.CommuniCamp.org

Upcoming CommuniCamp™ Programs: (apply to one, two, or all three!)

  • June 21-24, 2019
  • July 19-22, 2019
  • August 23-26, 2019

CommuniCamp™ is a three-day (with Friday reserved for counselor training and patient welcome/orientation) intensive group treatment program for children and teens ages 3-17 with Selective Mutism, Social Communication Anxiety, and Extreme Shyness. CommuniCamp™ is held in the Greater Philadelphia Area in Jenkintown, PA.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Licensed mental health professional and/or therapist. This includes art and music therapists.
  • Licensed Speech and Language Therapist or Occupational Therapist
  • Doctoral or Master’s-level students in any of the specialties listed above
  • Educator
  • College seniors majoring in Psychology or related fields and interested in working with children. Must have direct experience working with children.

Counselors are required to:

  • Complete web-based training
  • Attend an on-site training the Friday before the program
  • Attend the pre-camp Welcome/Orientation Pizza Dinner Party with patients and their families the evening before the program
  • Attend CommuniCamp in its entirety (8:00am to 3:30pm daily for three days)

Counselors are expected to:

  • Be prepared to work with 3-17-year-old children using strategies from Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum’s Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®) Model
  • Report directly to Head Counselor
  • Complete daily progress notes for 2-3 children
  • Arrive on-time and remain on-site for the duration of the program
  • Follow the dress code and behave in a professional manner
  • Provide copies of all required clearances (PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA Criminal History Record & FBI Background Clearance)
  • Bring individuality and tons of energy. Be ready to have fun!

Counselors will receive live training in the S-CAT® model and gain hands-on experience working with children with Selective Mutism.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV or resume attention to: CommuniCamp Counselor Coordinator at CommuniCamp@SelectiveMutismCenter.org.

We are searching for a Neuropsychologist Consultant who has experience assessing children/teens with Selective Mutism, ASD, and related social communication disorders.

We are located in Jenkintown, PA.

We offer speech/language, neuropsychological, psychoeducational, ASD, and social communication evaluations. Many of our children/teens have co-morbidities that are affecting a child’s social communication, so we do both IEE’s and private evaluations.

Please send CV and cover letter to: DrE@SelectiveMutismCenter.org.