Employment Opportunity: Trauma Informed Schools Coordinator

Closing Date: April 20, 2018

The Coastal Family Resource Coalition (CFRC), in partnership with the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT), is seeking a term employee to lead a regional initiative that aims to support the development of trauma-informed schools to promote positive academic and non-academic student outcomes, including resilience and healing.

About the Position

Based on school capacity and readiness, the Trauma Informed Schools Coordinator will support local schools in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region (SD 70 and Indigenous schools) in promoting and adopting trauma-informed approaches and policies. Key duties include:

  • Assessing professional development needs and coordinating training for school staff on trauma-informed approaches;
  • Working collaboratively with school professionals to develop a comprehensive trauma-informed school system, including preventative and responsive methods; and
  • Serving as a liaison between schools, community health services and organizations and developing community partnerships.

The position is a part time (15 hours/week), three-year term position and is funded by The Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island. The rate of pay is $30/hour and there will be reduced hours in the summer months. The position has the potential to grow if additional funds are secured. The Trauma Informed Schools Coordinator will report to the CFRC Community Developer, CFRC Executive Committee, and CBT Executive Director.

Transportation is required, as is a valid driver’s license. Only local candidates will be considered and only screened-in applicants will be contacted. A strong preference will be shown for candidates who have an existing relationship with at least one of the local schools.

About the Successful Candidate

Your relevant experience, skills and education include, but are not limited to:

  • Post-secondary education in a human services field.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principles, and practices.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with local health and mental health providers and their school and community based service delivery models.
  • Experience in group facilitation and/or leading professional development.
  • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of school-based staff and community partners.
  • Experience working collaboratively with communities, organizations, and education institutions.
  • Demonstrated success in securing grants and project management skills, including financial reporting and program evaluation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to coordinator@coastalcoalition.ca before 4 p.m. on April 20, 2018