ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
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 National Trainer for Mental Health Programs is responsible for training members of multidisciplinary teams on mental health topics. This position will perform activities in support of the goals and objectives of NCA’s Mental Health Department Plan. The position supports the department by providing CACs access to high quality evidence-based training through NCA’s Mental Health Institute.
· Implement the Mental Health Department Annual Plan that aligns with NCA’s Strategic Plan.
· Functions as a trainer on the following projects to include consultation calls:
o Enhance Early Engagement (E3) in Mental Health Services
o Executive Director’s Mental Health Academy
o Evidence-Based Assessment
o Care Process Model
o Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
o NCATrak Mental Health Tab
o Other trainings developed by NCA
· Training Duties also include:
o Working with trainees on successful completion of training requirements
o Identify training topics that are relevant to the field
o Working with the Coordinator of Mental Health Programs to 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 (completion rates and outcomes for children served by CACs).
o Work with Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers and State Chapters on trainings needs, planning and delivery of training.
o Assist in the procurement and oversight of program level vendors and services.
· 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
· Participate in the development of trainings on mental health topics
· National presentations
· 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 or higher and licensed as a mental health provider
· Nationally recognized TF-CBT Master Trainer preferred
· Must have experience in managing and delivering mental health training and providing technical assistance
· Program 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
· Ability to work independently while seeking appropriate guidance and feedback
· Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel, proficiency in SPSS is preferredd
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