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Boys and Girls Club Trauma Informed Specialist Greater Richmond SCAN (in collaboration with The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond) seeks a qualified individual to fill a full-time position. The Trauma Informed Specialist performs work promoting resilience and trauma-informed practice within the clubs to include providing on-site training, consultation, and support for staff; identifying trauma symptoms and assisting with collaborative referrals or direct support for members with a history of trauma as needed. The Trauma Informed Specialist works closely with outside agencies, program staff, families, and members to develop an appropriate support plan designed to provide an environment that mitigates the impacts of adversity and toxic stress, and moves the member toward success. The Trauma Informed Specialist will be directly supervised by Greater Richmond SCAN and maintain close, daily contact with BGCMR Chief Operating Officer and Program Staff. The incumbent will interact with the Club and Administrative Staff (professional and volunteer) on an as needed basis to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain or interpret guidelines/ instructions; instruct, and advise/ counsel. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Collaborate with BGCMR staff, youth, caregivers, and community partners to create a trauma-informed climate within the clubs by helping to address the social-emotional and self-regulation needs of the youth and staff and promote resiliency; • Work with BGRMR staff and partners to identify areas of need and provide recommendations, professional development/training, modeling and coaching to staff as needed; • Assist with the development and implementation of a mindfulness room within the clubs, and provide coaching / modeling to staff and youth on how to appropriately utilize the space; • Provide individual and/or group therapeutic interventions to youth as needed to improve self-regulation and increase coping skills; • If a child needs trauma-focused treatment or more intensive services, the specialist will work with Greater Richmond SCAN to refer child and family to more specialized services as needed; • Monitor and coordinate activities, outcomes and program evaluation related to professional development, parent engagement and clinical outcomes, that may be provided by this specialist; • Assist with development and facilitation of a Trauma Informed Leadership Team (TILT) within BGCMR; • Serve as the BGCMR representative on the Greater Richmond Trauma Informed Community Network. Education, Social Work Oct 4, 2019