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Trauma Informed Behavioral Health Coach (School Age)

Definition:

Our Innovations 2 Community Resilience Program funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH), will focus on building resilient families to prevent and address community trauma and provide trauma informed psycho-education and support to community residents, child care providers, early education centers, and elementary and middle schools within 12 identified zip codes.

 

Under the supervision of the Mental Health Services Director, the Trauma Informed Behavioral Health Coach will engage Elementary and Middle School leadership, administrators, teachers and afterschool staff to build capacity about trauma-informed and resiliency based approaches.

 

 

Duties:  

 

  • Builds rapport and trust with teachers, school administrators, and other key school staff to engage them in trauma-informed training and support.
  • Promotes and supports the mental health of teachers, administrators, program staff, students, and families through ongoing education and linkage to community-based mental health providers and resources.
  • Develops and delivers trainings and technical assistance related to trauma and resilience strategies to teachers, administrators, and key school staff at schools sites.
  • Provides ongoing mentoring and consultation to key stakeholders on campus and in the classroom around trauma and resiliency strategies including, but not limited to, Council (Community Circles).
  • Provides support and coach teachers in specific competencies to around relationship building, attachment, and the creation of safe, supportive and nurturing environments to support resilience, and to prevent burn-out and vicarious trauma.
  • Maintains regular communication with teachers and school administrators regarding any support or coaching they may need through phone calls, emails, and/or monthly meetings.
  • Assists in building parent, resident, teacher, and community capacity to address adverse experiences through the promotion of protective factors and when necessary provides referrals to mental health treatment.
  • Provides ongoing on-site mentorship to support the tools and strategies that teachers and school administrators have been given around trauma and resiliency at various identified school sites within the 12 identified zip codes of the program.
  • Coordinates efforts to link staff and families with appropriate community resources for families experiencing high levels of toxic stress as a result of multiple traumas.
  • Works collaboratively with Community Resilience partners in problem solving, information exchange, and coordination of efforts.
  • Participates in weekly group supervision and training provided by the Community Resilience program.
  • Regularly reports to supervisor to provide program status updates.
  • Assists in the implementation of the Program through participating in appropriate meetings and activities.
  • Follows state laws regarding mental health issues and confidentiality.
  • Prepares correspondence and reports in connection with case requirements by legal and contracting entities i.e., child protective services, probation, courts, Department of Mental Health, etc.
  • Must be able to maintain positive working collaborative relationships with partner agencies and school staff.
  • Must have the ability to nurture respectful relationship with families and students.
  • Must be sensitive to the socioeconomic cultural needs of the population served.
  • Performs other job related duties as directed by supervisor or director.

Education/Experience

  • MSW, MFT or MA in related field.
  • Holds a BBS Associate registration (or qualified to obtain).
  • Trauma Certifications, preferred
  • At least two year or more of experience working with low-income children aged 0-5 and their caregivers.

 

 

Other Desired Skills

  1. Bilingual (English/Spanish) capabilities desirable.
  2. Must have demonstrated skills in the following areas:
  3. Ability to conduct suicide assessments and evaluations for homicidal ideation, and imminent danger;
  4. Have skills in providing counseling and therapy to clients experiencing emotional distress and crisis;
  5. Knowledge of child abuse/crisis intervention techniques;
  6. Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  7. Communicates effectively;
  8. Experience working with parents and children ages 5-15;
  9. Knowledge regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic stress, and how trauma impacts child development;
  10. Knowledge about resiliency interventions;
  11. Possess strong creative and organizational abilities;
  12. Professional appearance and attitude;
  13. Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  14. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and diverse priorities;
  15. Must have the ability to consistently show good judgment and decision making skills;
  16. Must have knowledge of principles and techniques of training, supervision, and program operation
  17. Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  18. Valid California Driver License.   State required automobile insurance coverage.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email: resume@stannes.org

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!

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