Career Opportunities 2018-04-23T22:43:14+00:00

Career Opportunities

If you’re looking to positively impact the life of a child suffering in silence, we encourage you to join us. 

We are recruiting volunteer counselors for our upcoming 2018 Summer 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

We’re offering two weekends for CommuniCamp:

  • July 26-29, 2018
  • August 17-20, 2018

CommuniCamp™ is a three-day intensive group treatment program for children ages 3-15 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 day before the program
  • Attend the pre-camp Pizza Party/Orientation 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 3-15-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 using the form below. Should you encounter any issues, please send your cover letter and CV or resume to Irina Khrapatina, PsyD at CommuniCamp@SelectiveMutismCenter.org. Please let us know which CommuniCamp Program works best for you – July, August, or both!

Complete the form below to submit your application