Coordinator for Mental Health Programs
Fully Remote Washington, DC
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National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 30 years.


National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is committed to a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our staff, board, and Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) movement. A diverse, equitable, and inclusive movement is critical not only to achieve a just and welcoming work environment for our workforce and partners: it also impossible to effectively serve children and families across this country without a movement of agencies and professionals that reflect them and understand their needs.

As the national association and accrediting body for CACs, NCA is committed to achieving universal access to CAC services for children in every community in America and is uniquely positioned to ensure CACs both have the resources they need to truly serve America’s diverse population and also that their accreditation with us requires that they do so equitably and inclusively.

The Coordinator for Mental Health Programs is an intermediate level position that provides coordination of activities in support of the goals and objectives of NCA’s Mental Health Department Plan.  The position supports the department with providing CACs access to high quality training through NCA’s Mental Health Institute. This position also provides training and technical assistance to our member CACs on mental health. 


· Implement the Mental Health Department Annual Plan that aligns with NCA’s Strategic Plan.

· Coordinate national mental health trainings: 

        o Identify training topics that are relevant to the field

        o Secure trainers

        o Recruit trainees

        o Applications for CEs for trainings and satisfying reporting requirements

        o Manage training related data required by funders and tracks impact (e.g., completion rates and outcomes for children served        by CACs).

        o Work with Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers and State Chapters of NCA on trainings needs, planning and delivery of training.

        o Assist in the procurement and oversight of program level vendors and services.

        o Actively participate and represent NCA in live training sessions as well as in follow-up consultations with project partners.

        o Organize and participate in the selection of topics and trainers for NCA’s annual national mental health conference “Seamless.”

· Ensure project goals, benchmarks, timelines, and budgetary requirements are met and properly 

reported on, as it relates to implementation and compliance with project work plans and funding requirements

· Assist with project-related data collection and program evaluation to measure outcome


· Conduct literature and data searches/reviews to stay abreast of trends in trauma-focused, evidence –based mental health for children

· Assist with disseminating results to other CACs, child welfare community and other national audiences

· Develop training curriculums for MH topics 

· Function as a trainer on curriculums and mental health topics

· Work with the Development and Strategic Partnerships Department to identify funding opportunities and assist with grant proposals  

· Training and technical assistance for Chapters and CACs on mental health


· Serve as an engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences, and perspectives of internal and external colleagues

· Provide quality customer service to internal team, NCA members and external partners

· Work within the team and among teams to ensure that decisions are made to further the organization’s goals

· Other duties as assigned 


  Knowledge and Skills Required

· Masters’ Degree and licensed as a mental health provider

· Must be trained in a minimum of one trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment preferably

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and/or Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI). 

· Must have experience in managing and delivering mental health trainings and providing technical assistance

· Project management experience, including organization, delivery, evaluation and reporting

· Knowledge of the Child Advocacy Center/Multi-Disciplinary Team model required

· Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable collaborating with a range of professionals

· Must be organized, detail oriented, with strong written and verbal communication skills

· High energy and passion for National Children’s Alliance’s mission is essential

· Ability to multi-task and flexibility in shifting priorities based on changing work needs

· Must be able to work collaboratively in a team and work independently

· Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel.

Work Environment/Physical Effort

· This work is primarily sedentary.

· Ability to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds.

· This is a remote position, and some travel is required. 

· Covid-19 Vaccination required. Reasonable medical or religious accommodations considered.



  • Health Insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employer-sponsored Life & Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
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