WRCAC Project Coordinator

Job Title: Project Coordinator
Position Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE), Exempt
Reports to: WRCAC Program Manager

Position Overview: The Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC) is recruiting for a Project Coordinator to manage its efforts to increase access to evidence-based trauma treatment in rural and frontier communities and strengthen the skillsets of mental health clinicians and other professionals responding to child abuse. WRCAC is one of four regional training and technical assistance centers funded by the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support the growth and development of children’s advocacy centers (CACs), children’s justice centers (CJCs), multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) and state chapters in the thirteen western states that comprise the western region. Since October 2016, WRCAC has operated as a project of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego (RCHSD). The WRCAC Project Coordinator works collaboratively with other WRCAC project staff (based remotely outside of California and at the Chadwick Center in San Diego) and staff from partner agencies funded through the Victim of Child Abuse Act (VOCAA), (i.e, the Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers, National Children’s Alliance, National Children’s Advocacy Center, and Zero Abuse Project).
For additional information, visit www.westernregionalcac.org

Location: This position is based at the WRCAC main office at RCHSD in San Diego or the candidate can work remotely out of a home office located in one of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY. The selected candidate must have easy access to a major airport and a current driver’s license. Travel throughout the western region (and occasionally elsewhere in the US) is expected approximately 40% of work time.


Position Roles and Responsibilities:

Rural Mental Health Project (50%)

  • Provide overall leadership to WRCAC’s Rural Mental Health Project and ensure timely completion of project deliverables
  • Establish frequent communication with workgroup members and coordinate workgroup meetings to ensure implementation of the project’s strategic plan
  • Work with project consultant to launch a state-level pilot of telemental health strategies
  • Draft written documents, including recommendations from the pilot project, issue briefs, newsletter articles, and project updates
  • Manage, edit and expand the content of WRCAC’s online Telemental Health Resource Center
  • Promote and manage delivery of reduced-cost TF-CBT trainings in rural and frontier communities

Training and Technical Assistance (50%)

  • Promote the MDT/CAC approach to child abuse investigations and interventions, with a particular emphasis on the role of mental health and victim advocacy partners
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-based treatment and assessment for children and trauma, and other topics such as victim advocacy, trauma-informed care, resiliency and secondary traumatic stress
  • Develop, deliver and broker on-site technical assistance (TA) and training services with an emphasis on mental health and victim advocacy
  • Respond to TA requests submitted by email or through the WRCAC website
  • Track trainings, TA activities, project efforts, and related performance measures through Salesforce, and compile data for required project reporting
  • Plan and facilitate conference workshops and webinars including those featuring lessons from the Rural Mental Health Project
  • Contribute to WRCAC communication strategies, including a website, social media and newsletters
  • Work collaboratively with VOCAA partners on cross-regional, collaborative projects as defined

Position Requirements:

  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Dependability in following through on projects within set timeframes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills one-on-one, in small groups and in large-audience presentations
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • At least 3 years clinical experience in a rural area and/or training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); OR demonstrated proficiency in evidence-based practices for mental health assessment and treatment as it relates to children and trauma (and rural settings)
  • Experience working within a CAC, state chapter, or as a member of an MDT responding to child abuse (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience assessing TA needs, designing trainings, and/or delivering TA and training
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Proficiency in computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Salesforce, PowerPoint, Facebook) and capacity to learn new applications quickly
  • Master’s degree in social work or related field
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40%

This position is approved and funded by a grant provided through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), and is contingent upon receipt of continued funding by DOJ.

Please email wrcac@rchsd.org for instructions on how to apply for this position through the online Rady Children’s Hospital HR system.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted; for full consideration please apply by 1/31/20.