Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Consultant

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You could play a key role supporting the Mental Health Services Division!
General Summary:
Under the supervision of the Mental Health Manager, theTrauma Informed Care (TIC) Consultant is responsible for providing consultation for child care providers participating in the Child Care Bridge Program and other programs. The TIC Consultant will:
Increase provider awareness of the unique developmental, mental health and attachment needs of birth-5 foster children in a trauma context
Increase provider knowledge of Trauma-Informed strategies to support children in their care
Reduce birth-5 foster child attrition, and prevent behaviors that would require a higher level of care by addressing the trauma and relational needs of the child
Encourage providers to increase Resource Family involvement in the child care setting.
Provide one-on-one coaching, modeling, and supportive feedback for providers at the Child Care Provider home/site
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Within the team structure, provide quality behavioral health consultation to support the Child Care Bridge Program, including the following:
Using well-defined lines of communication and appropriate professional boundaries, assess behavioral concerns and act as a consultative resource and guide for family child care providers in incorporating Trauma-Informed Care (75%):
Communicate with family child care providers to gain understanding of mental health and behavioral concerns in the environment and develop a support plan
Conduct observations, assist with newly placed children
Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings with child care providers
Provide one-on-one coaching and mentoring to the child care provider
Strengthen and support effective program implementation by collaborating with internal and external entities (10%):
Emergency Child Care Program Team
Team with colleagues and staff within CCRC, DCFS, CCALA as well as other agencies
Serve as a Trauma-Informed Care and program subject matter expert when participating in all relevant meetings and advance expertise through trainings (10%):
Regular meetings with Bridge Coordinators, Bridge Navigators, DCFS staff, Foster Family Agencies, and other community partners
Participate in initial and ongoing trauma-informed trainings for children ages birth-5
Participate in staff meetings, roundtables, teleconferences, service area processes, and monthly reporting with Bridge coordinators
Adhere to all legal, ethical and contractual requirements regarding child welfare, confidentiality and record keeping (5%):
CA mandated reporting laws (child, elder and dependent adult abuse/neglect)
Maintain proper agency/HIPAA procedures when handling client records and information, including but not limited to, Protected Health Information (PHI)
Maintain records of program activities and track participation of providers
Maintain provider training and coaching records for the Bridge Program
Requirements to be successful in this job:
Bachelor's degree required in related fields of early childhood education, human services, social work, psychology with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience of working with children and families, specifically children ages birth to 5; Master's degree with minimum 2 years of relevant work experiencepreferred
Bilingual English/Spanish required- Ability to converse, write, and/or translate in English and Spanish to meet the needs of population served within R&Rs and Agencies
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with diverse client populations.
Ability to be flexible, innovative and adapt to the changing needs of the program, department and agency.
Previous experience that demonstrates effective problem-solving and decision-making skills and ability to work autonomously with multiple sites.
Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to successfully meet position requirements.
Strong effective written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
Must be able to manage multiple tasks, competing priorities and meet deadlines consistently
Must show proof of a valid California Driver's License, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance.
Must provide verification of a valid TB clearance within the last two years of employment; Current First Aid/CPR Certification; must successfully pass the Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal background check prior to first day of employment.
Knowledge of trauma informed care, mental health issues of foster children, developmentally appropriate practices, effective teaching strategies, regulations, Community Care Licensing requirements, and DCFS
At CCRC, passion and meaningful work is rewarded! We offer employees:
Competitive compensation package
Robust benefit offerings- Medical, Dental, Vision, and Voluntary Life Insurance
Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability paid for by CCRC
Employer Contributionand Employer Match in the 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 100% vesting
Generous Time Off policy- Vacation and Sick Time, Holidays, and Paid Winter Break
Opportunities for learning and professional development, including tuition reimbursement
Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
501(c)(3) designation ? You can apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness!
We have doubled in size over the past 10 years. We provide child development and early education, workforce development opportunities, child care financial assistance, Head Start preschool and Early Head Start services, and more for close to 50,000 parents, children, and child care providers each month in Northern Los Angeles County, includingAntelope Valley, and the entirety of San Bernardino County, including an office in Victorville, serving a total geographic area of 22,500 square miles.
CCRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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