Cincinnati Children's Hospital / Counselor and Lead Counselor

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is looking to recruit Counselors (typically undergraduate students) and Lead (typically graduate students) Counselors for our Summer Treatment Program (STP). The STP is an award winning, evidence-based program for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) developed by William Pelham, Ph.D. and colleagues. The STP has been listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. 

Counselors and Lead Counselors will receive approximately 250 hours of face-to-face clinical experience working with children with ADHD and related difficulties. Counselors are assigned to groups of 10-15 children, with 5-6 counselors per group. Counselors implement behavior modification procedures during sports, social skills training, art, and academic activities. Counselors will provide feedback to children and parents and record behavioral data for children in their groups. They also receive daily performance feedback from experienced staff members who provide live supervision.

Activities take place outdoors and counselors will be involved in recreational activities throughout the day; this requires knowledge of rules/fundamentals of represented sports (soccer, softball, basketball, and swimming). Counselors will serve as Sport Leaders and will plan and implement skill drills to improve children’s performance. Previous experience in sports participation, refereeing, or coaching children is preferred.

Counselors must be available to work from May 23, 2019 through July 31, 2019. The beginning of employment will include a multi-day training session. Hired counselors will be responsible for reading the STP manual and memorizing some of the contents prior to beginning employment. 

Counselor hours of employment are typically from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm, Thursdays from 7:45 am to 6:30 pm, and Fridays from 7:45 am to 3:45 pm. All counselors are paid an hourly wage with overtime benefits.

Undergraduate and graduate level students interested in Clinical Psychology, School Psychology, Education, Social Work, Psychiatry, or Pediatrics are encouraged to apply. Experience gained at the STP may also be beneficial in preparation for careers in education, mental health, physical education, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, and counseling and can serve as an opportunity to obtain a recommendation for work or graduate school. Positions are competitive and offers will be made until positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply now. 

CCHMC is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with a reputation for excellence and innovation in research, clinical care, teaching, and training. CCHMC was recently ranked second of pediatric hospitals by the US News & World Report, and ranks third among pediatric medical centers in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.

*Out of town applicants are encouraged to apply, summer housing information is available!

To apply, visit our website and download the counselor application: 

Please e-mail Caitlyn Clark ( with any questions!

Posted 2.1.19