The University of Montana invites applications for a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the National Native Children's Trauma Center Category II National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative grant project. The TTA specialist will deliver training and consultation to advance trauma-informed care for schools. The TTA specialist may also assist with providing training in child welfare and juvenile justice settings. The TTA specialist will provide training in specific trauma interventions and curriculums and assist in developing new products. The specialist will also assist in cultural adaptation of curriculums and trauma interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth in collaboration with local tribal stakeholders and the NNCTC Cultural Adaptation Committee. The TTA specialist will participate in national child traumatic stress network committees to advance trauma-informed services for AI/AN children and youth. The successful candidate will be responsible for remaining current with developments in the field of trauma. This position reports to the Director of the National Native Children's Trauma Center.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability.
Knowledge and experience in trauma informed care efforts, especially related to AI/AN children and youth
The ability to communicate complex information, including culturally sensitive public speaking, to diverse, and sometimes large groups
Ability to meet timelines according to goals and objectives of the grant
Ability to train on the impact of exposure to violence on the development of AI/AN populations
Technical writing skills
Skill in the operation of personal computers and software, including the Microsoft Office Suite, Access, and Power Point
Ability to travel
Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program
Salary for this position is $50,000 per year with qualifications
Minimum Required Experience
An undergraduate degree in psychology, social work, or related field
Five years of experience in a field related to mental health counseling, social work, or psychology.
Experience in working with and providing training and technical assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native programs and organizations
Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling or related field
Certified trainer in trauma related interventions and curriculums
About the Institute for Educational Research, UM, and Missoula
The National Native Children's Trauma Center's mission is to co-facilitate trauma-focused healing for Native children, families, and communities. This work requires understanding, respect, and honoring of tribal sovereignty, specific community needs, and the use of traditional healing practices.
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the "top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000" by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine's "The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America" in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of "mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.
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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online
A complete application Includes:
Letter of Interest addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as "Dear Search Committee" or "Dear Hiring Manager" is acceptable.
Detailed Resume listing education and describing work experience
Professional References names and contact information for three (3) professional references
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