Voices of Tomorrow (VOT) is dedicated to greatly improving the mental health and trauma –informed practices in both our programs and within our own organization’s policies and practices. We do this by building infrastructure and piloting practices within our own organization, and then expanding culturally responsive trauma-informed services to the larger community.
We are looking for a bi-cultural and bi-lingual Director of Mental Health (MHD) to join our efforts to bring this important work to our community. This is a full-time position and will report to the CEO. This role will focus on 1) developing culturally-responsive child-centered trauma informed resources for the Immigrant and Refugee Community, 2) providing mental health counseling to the families and children we serve, and 3) building capacity within our agency to assess and provide trauma-informed care while identifying areas for improvement and monitoring changes in practice over time. To accomplish this, MHD will implement the use of tools such as the ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) screening questionnaires to identify needs. Adaptations and cultural considerations will be necessary in this process.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Build agency capacity of trauma-informed knowledge and skills using the TIC Scale and ACE questionnaire to assess the entire organizational service delivery system, Staff, and VOT’s approach to address Trauma and Health disparity within the organization and the Community served
•Implement mechanisms to ensure all dimensions of VOT – mission, culture, and practice – are trauma-informed practices
•Establish the infrastructure including hiring and managing mental health counseling staff to foster change and capacity building, including a multidisciplinary work group and methods for communicating, monitoring, and evaluating progress.
•Develop and provide customized training and coaching to support adoption of organizational trauma-informed care within and across core domains of AIR’s Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum:
.Build trauma-informed knowledge and skills
.Establish trusting relationships
.Respect service users
.Foster trauma-informed service delivery
.Promote trauma-informed procedures and policies.
•Design and deliver a culturally responsive training-of-trainers model for the organization; culturally responsive resources; support policy-level change; evaluate outcomes related to adopt a trauma-informed approach; and offering strategies for bringing this approach to the broader community.
•Host a large community conversation to share culturally responsive trauma-informed resources, materials, and tools with community partners serving the immigrant and refugee community
•Providing individual counseling support to VOT staff
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
•Bachelor’s degree or higher. Master’s degree preferred.
•WA State Counselor license or certification, or equivalent from another state with ability to obtain reciprocity
•5-10 years’ experience, working in mental health field, specifically focused on immigrant and refugee communities
•Bilingual, bicultural (Somali/English) preferred
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