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Please review job openings below.  Interested candidates who meet qualifications may forward their resume to (no phone calls please) or mail to:  Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan, Attn:  Executive Director, 205 Grove Street, Mancelona, MI 49659.

Trauma Treatment Coordinator


Provides trauma education to students/families, develops behavioral interventions with all involved support systems and collaborates/communicates with the treatment team and child-involved systems to create a unified approach to treatment and healing.  Trauma Coordinator provides services in Antrim County based on the program requirements within the contract with the Department of Health and Human Services.


  • Initiates contact with referred client(s)/family meeting eligibility requirements
  • Schedules and conducts trauma screen, identifies trauma team, and coordinates meetings/services in collaboration with DHHS worker
  • Provides flexible work schedule to meet needs of client(s)/family
  • Develops and administers pre-test and post-test assessment to determine client(s)/family assets and strengths, support systems, community resources, goals and projected outcomes related to the referral
  • Schedules and facilitates trauma team meetings and development of trauma service/support plan
  • Work closely with the Trauma team and family on treatment recommendations and case direction.
  • Provide a range of individualized services and activities such as:
    • Treatment coordination and skill integration of clinical components across systems
    • In-home/community behavioral services
    • Provide multi-system education about trauma
    • Keeping the “team” moving in the same direction
    • Advocate for the child/family
    • Consult with members of the team or child’s system
    • Develop supports for the child/family
    • Participate in family meetings/team meetings
    • System navigation
    • Provide monthly written reports/progress
    • Help all members of the child’s system understand the child’s individual needs, trauma response, and intervention
    • Model interventions
    • Identify and train respite support for child
    • Use of Protective Factors Framework
    • Focus on treating domains of impairment observed in children exposed to complex trauma by assessing multiple areas of functioning and gather information
    • Act as a key player in helping children and families build resiliency
    • Assist in the development of linkages with natural helping networks and community resources
    • Assist client(s)/family in accessing transportation services and/or transport client(s)/family if needed to obtain needed services or attend scheduled meetings
    • Provide testimony in court as requested
    • Provide DHHS with written monthly individual client progress reports
    • Obtain authorization/reauthorization from DHHS for service delivery and/or extending service delivery
    • Discuss recommendations to conclude services with the trauma team and DHHS worker
    • Develop written termination reports for each client(s)/family for the purpose of documenting the reasons for case closure as related to the original goals, objectives, and projected outcomes specified in the initial trauma service/support plan
    • Provide DHHS with quarterly cumulative outcome data report


  • A non-judgmental trauma informed positive attitude toward families in crisis
  • Training, education, and experience in social services and community resources
  • Experience working in child welfare home-based programs
  • Sensitivity to and awareness of other cultures and ethnicities
  • Knowledge and skills in substance abuse treatment
  • Knowledge and skills in domestic violence prevention
  • Ability to engage with, and relate to, families with multiple challenges
  • Skills in crisis intervention, assessment of potentially violent situations, and short-term goal setting
  • Knowledge of family and individual theories
  • Knowledge of treatment (intervention and technique) philosophies and strategies of home-based services, including a trauma informed strength-based approach
  • Flexibility in work schedule is necessary and availability to families during non-traditional hours is required


  • The Trauma Coordinator shall have a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, consumer/community services, family studies, and/or child development, guidance/school counseling, counseling psychology, or criminal justice.  A master’s degree is preferred.


  • Services to be provided throughout Antrim County.  Office located within CIS Main Office.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet qualifications may forward their resume directly to (no phone calls please) or mail to: Communities In Schools of Northwest Michigan, Attention:  Executive Director, 205 Grove Street, Mancelona, MI 49659.  DEADLINE:  Friday, August 15, 2019

Trauma Coordinator Job Description