Trauma Resilience Project Director

Part-time (20+ hours per week) or full-time (30-40 hours) when combined with other duties. The Family Place Utah Trauma Resilience Project Director oversees the Trauma Resiliency Project (TRP) grant and supports our organization, other community organizations, and the community in general in becoming trauma-informed and in promoting trauma-responsive services for all in pursuit of our mission, “Strengthening Families and Protecting Children.” The TRP Director supervises key grant-funded positions and helps ensure that all families receive trauma-informed care. Spanish language skills desired; must value diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The ideal person for this position will be able to:
• Strengthen family systems and nurture resilience in trauma survivors
• Build quality team relationships within The Family Place Utah and our community
• Take initiative, stay organized, and remain outcome-focused
• Understand, manage, and help oversee grant requirement, reports, and applications

The Family Place Utah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization striving to achieve its mission of Strengthening Families and Protecting Children in Cache and Rich Counties through therapy, education, and 24-hour Kid’s Place therapeutic child care and shelter services.

Duties Synopsis

Oversees, maintains and expands Trauma Resiliency Project (TRP) consistent with The Family Place Utah mission. Supervises grant-related positions and processes. The position is within the Therapy Department and coordinates with the Kid’s Place and Education Departments and generally provides consultation and support as pertains to TRP. Reports to the Therapy Department Clinical Director.


Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in relevant field.
2. Experience working with trauma victims, children, adults, and families.
3. Passion for The Family Place Utah mission, “Strengthening Families and Protecting Children.”
4. Bilingual (Spanish and English) strongly preferred.
5. Excellent organization, computer, and writing skills.
6. Own transportation and ability to work remotely with private, secure space and connection.
7. Pass annual Background Criminal Investigation.
8. CPR/First Aid Certification; Food Handler’s Permit.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
1. Prior work experience in therapy and crisis intervention with children preferred.
2. Experience with grant management and reporting.
3. Experience with supervision.
4. Problem-solving and communication skills.
5. Ability to work well under stress and handle crisis situations.
6. Thorough knowledge of trauma and resilience.
7. Knowledge of family systems, positive parenting techniques, and child behavior management.
8. Knowledge of community resources and referral process.
9. Knowledge of child abuse symptoms and their effect on victims.
10. Proven ability to work as an effective team leader and team member.


To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Reece Nielson at [email protected] or to The Family Place, P.O. Box 6055, Logan, UT, 84341 by August 8, 2022.

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