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Trauma Informed, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

Job Description

Supports the Child Development and Family Support (CDFS) Program toward becoming a trauma-informed and inclusive organization. Supports initiatives and programs that foster inclusivity and belonging, and assists with planning, coordinating, and implementing culturally competent, non-clinical, trauma-informed healing programs for CDFS. Ensures effective support and operational execution of key diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Supports the initial coordination and development of trauma-informed care programming across the organization, provide supports for sites and departments to learn about and evolve in trauma-informed care practices, and provide recommendations and oversite for trauma-informed care training.

This position works an 0.953 FTE

Understands and advocates for trauma-informed care and DEI practices throughout CDFS.
  • Supports the initial planning, development, and implementation of trauma-informed DEI principles within CDFS. Regularly collaborates with MHCC’s Associate Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and assists in the revision of HR processes and functions and CDFS policies and procedures to ensure they are Trauma Informed and DEI is integrated throughout.
  • Supports and advances the development of comprehensive DEI strategies, objectives, metrics, and implementation throughout the program. Monitors and tracks Trauma Informed and DEI metrics to transparently measure CDFS’ progress towards goals.
  • Serves as a liaison to the program’s various teams, working collaboratively across departments to implement a trauma-informed and inclusive approach within systems.
  • Works with Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO) to collaboratively create trauma-informed systems within CDFS.
  • Collaborates with TIO to establish and coordinate training for staff on trauma-informed care and provide follow-up technical assistance for staff.
  • Coordinates with key stakeholders and expert consultants, such as TIO, on an ongoing basis to ensure fidelity to the model and guidance in implementation. Provides strategic support and input to the design and improvement of the department and related programs and services; responsible for carrying out strategic initiatives. Assists with the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College and CDFS mission, vision and goals.
  • Leads the creation of a diversity, equity, inclusion, and trauma informed training program for CDFS staff and stakeholders.
  • Maintains strong customer service relationships with program families, College employees, community members, and other district-wide constituencies. Ensures a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment.
  • Serves as College representative on various statewide, local and College committees and attend events as appropriate. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions.
  • Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.

Additional Duties
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Desired Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in social work or a related field
  • Three (3) years of experience organizing and/or implementing trauma-informed and DEI and/or related subject matter.
    • Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College’s community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity
    • Current driver’s license, insurance, and access to a reliable automobile during work hours for transportation to off-campus sites. Must have at least three (3) years of driving history

At the College’s discretion, additional qualifying education/experience may substitute for education/experience, on a year for year basis

Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field
  • Experience working in a human services agency or related setting
  • Previous experience in Head Start or Early Head Start
  • Bilingual skills: oral and written fluency in English with fluency also in Spanish, Russian or another language that meets community/department’s needs.
Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Additional Qualifications
  • Must be enrolled in the Oregon Central Background Registry prior to beginning employment and enrollment must be maintained throughout employment
  • Post-offer fitness for duty evaluation, must be obtained within 30 days of hire date:
  • TB screening
  • Health appraisal
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect training must be completed within 60 days of hire date
  • Introduction to Child Health and Safety training must be completed within 30 days of hire date
  • Must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 OR have a medical or religious exemption approved by Mt. Hood Community College prior to the first day of work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • High performance through creativity, positive spirit, and multi-tasking
  • Strong organizational, communication, human resource and interpersonal skills, with a team-based approach to leadership
  • Skills in motivating, training and developing a high performing staff
  • Skills in building collaboration and sustaining productive and respectful working relationships, both internally and externally
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • High personal integrity and sound professional ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency (preferably in Microsoft Windows environment) to effectively communicate, gather data and generate reports
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the use of information technology to support advancement programs
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information
Working Conditions and Important Information
Working Conditions
Works assigned schedule, and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. As necessary to meet workload demands, works outside of typical schedule including evening/weekend hours. Work may require travel to off-campus locations. Work is sometimes performed in an emotional and stressful environment.

Important Information

This position works an 0.953 FTE

If you require technical support with your account or application, please call 855-524-5627.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.

MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.

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