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Trauma Informed Behavioral Health Coach (Zero to Five)

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 (Zero to Five) will engage child care providers, Early Education Site Supervisors and teachers, WIC center workers, faith-based employees and any providers of support to children 0-5 years old to build capacity about  trauma-informed and resiliency based approaches.

 

Duties:  

Builds rapport and trust with child care providers, early childhood center providers, and other key staff who support children 0-5 to engage them in trauma-informed training and on-going support, as needed.

  • Promotes and supports the mental health of providers, families, and children aged 0-5, 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 providers, administrators, and key staff at Early Childhood Centers.
  • Provides ongoing mentoring and consultation in the classroom around trauma and resiliency strategies, including, but not limited to, the Community Resiliency Model (CRM).
  • Provides support and coaching to providers who work with children 0-5 in specific competencies 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 providers 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 childhood 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 providers have been given around trauma and resiliency at various identified 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 by 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 providers.
  • 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 years 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 0-5;
  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. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple and diverse priorities;
  13. Must have the ability to consistently show good judgment and decision making skills;
  14. Must have knowledge of principles and techniques of training, supervision, and program operation.
  15. Must have a reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  16. 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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