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Statewide Outreach Coodinator

Position: Statewide Outreach Coodinator

Location: Nashville, TN

Job Type: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with education, training and experience

Reports to: Executive Director

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Statewide Outreach Coordinator for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (CACTN) is responsible for all marketing and communications, branding, outreach, and advocacy efforts of the organization. This position leads the organization’s efforts to support our member child advocacy centers (CACs) and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee through marketing and communications.  CACTN is a statewide membership association supporting child advocacy centers in Tennessee as they work to provide investigative and healing services in response to allegations of child abuse. This position is based in Nashville, TN, is currently non-supervisory, and reports directly to the Executive Director.     

Essential Functions

Marketing:

  • Create and develop social media campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other channels
  • Monitor and analyze data regarding marketing and social media content
  • Develop and produce primary communication tools for promoting CACTN’s mission and outreach efforts including newsletters, graphic presentations, promotional brochures, annual report, website postings, social media content, special publications, etc.
  • Produce content for blogs and video communication that aligns with CACTN’s brand and audience
  • Develop core communication strategies to increase brand awareness, message content that effectively articulates the organization’s brand, and increase organizational capacity for sharing success stories
  • Ensure agency websites are updated regularly and overall web maintenance
  • Promote CACTN and the CAC model through information booths and/or appearances at conferences, seminars, and business meetings, as appropriate
  • Develop, with input from Executive Director and Board of Directors, the CACTN annual plan for public relations, marketing, and communications.
  • Serves as a liaison to CACTN Board committees
  • Develop and conduct training events and opportunities for local centers to assist them in strengthening their public relations and marketing efforts. Provide ongoing technical assistance and consultation to all CACs via phone, email, virtual, or in-person as related to communications and advocacy efforts.

Administrative Support:

  • Oversee and maintain supplies/publications inventory

Program Support:

  • Assist with coordinating and promoting/marketing trainings for member centers and annual conference
  • Assist with the processing of annual conference registrations, preparation of packets, badges, and delegate materials
  • Build relationships with (and develop a thorough understanding of the status of) all CACs in the state 
  • Develop and disseminate newsletters/reports to CAC Stewards of Children facilitators showing their progress in training five percent of the adult population in their jurisdiction
  • When needed, provide training on sexual abuse prevention using the Darkness to Light Stewards of Children model, traveling as needed
  • Attend, exhibit, train and/or present at state and local conferences to promote CACTN, as needed 
  • Work with Training and Education Team Leader, to acquire and maintain all continuing education units for trainings offered
  • Assist the Executive Director with the development of grant proposals relative to statewide educational initiatives and statewide outreach and advocacy efforts
  • Use statewide statistical data from our CACTN membership on a bi-annual basis to develop outreach resources and help inform strategic goals
  • May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration, and promotion of specific projects

Support CACTN Teamwork by Supporting CACTN Policies, Shared Strategic Initiatives, Procedures, and Participating in Staff Activities:

  • Maintain knowledge of CACTN policies, procedures, and software
  • Participate in CACTN staff huddles, functional teams, staff meetings and pertinent conferences and meetings
  • Provide staff support at CACTN sponsored events, such as the annual Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference and other events
  • Perform other tasks and duties as identified by the Executive Director

Competencies:    

  • Knowledge and experience working with social media for business purposes.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • A basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other similar professional design software
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and self-manage multiple projects at a time
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Creative thinker
  • Preferred knowledge and experience with CACs and/or the dynamics of child sexual abuse
  • Experience providing training and technical assistance to professionals
  • Experience with various fundraising activities such as event planning, grant development and campaigns
  • Strong skills in public speaking
  • Engaging and energetic with consistent follow through and self -motivation
  • Ability to work with a diverse structure of member agencies, communities, and professionals
  • Strong leadership skills and attributes

Work Environment: Generally, the person in this position will work in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, and primary hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This position occasionally requires longer hours and occasional weekend work.

Travel: Travel is primarily local/within the state during the business day, although some out-of-area travel and overnight stays may be expected.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or Journalism with at least 5 years of relevant experience in marketing, communications, and graphic design.

NOTE: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to director@tncac.org with subject line: Statewide Outreach Coordinator Application

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Training and Education Team Leader 

Position: Training and Education Team Leader                                                      

Location: Nashville, TN

Job Type: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Salary: Commensurate with education, training and experience  

Reports to: Executive Director          

POSITION OVERVIEW: This position evaluates training needs for member Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and provides planning and execution of training and educational programs to Child Advocacy Centers, their staff and leadership team(s), multi-disciplinary teams, and collaborative partners in Tennessee.  Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (CACTN) is a statewide membership association supporting child advocacy centers in Tennessee as they work to provide investigative and healing services in response to allegations of child abuse.  This position is based in Nashville, TN, is currently non-supervisory, and reports directly to the Executive Director.  This position collaborates and partners with organization staff and key stakeholders.

Essential Functions

Training and Education:

  • For all organizational training offerings:  responsible for management; promotion; registration; identification of trainers/presenters; training delivery; evaluation; and documentation of outcomes/reporting 
  • Logistical preparation for all meetings, including arranging meeting space, material, schedules/agendas, presenter management, catering, audio/visual needs, or other training requirements
  • Responsible for evaluating and identifying training needs of member CACs and collaborative partners; and ensuring professional training for service delivery according to industry and accreditation standards, inclusive of peer review training and facilitation for member CACs    
  • Responsible for the management and facilitation of all activities related to the annual Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference, inclusive of collaboration with the Executive Director for conference budgeting, oversight and facilitation of conference committee, speaker evaluation, and management/review of all training related contracts
  • Ensure continuing education credits are secured for trainings and educational meetings, manage documentation of all  
  • Conduct various child abuse prevention trainings, including Stewards of Children and child abuse reporting trainings, when needed
  • Seek appropriate delivery methods for training, including in person, virtual, and other methods that may be appropriate

Meetings:

  • Arrange for organizational trainings and educational meetings.  Provide facilitation, logistical planning, and execution of such meetings 
  • Attend and contribute to regular staff and team meetings upon request of Executive Director  

Program Support: 

  • Assist local Child Advocacy Centers with National Children’s Alliance (re) accreditation through training and educational efforts to support the standards of accreditation and to help train membership on the accreditation process  
  • Contribute to onboarding of new CAC member executive directors through training and education
  • Assist the Executive Director with the development of grant proposals relative to statewide educational initiatives and statewide outreach and advocacy efforts
  • Other duties, upon request of Executive Director.

Communication:

  • Maintain organizational contact lists, e-list, and membership list
  • Maintain CACTN annual training calendar
  • Distribute educational materials, as needed, to local CACs
  • Prepare reports for use at board meetings relevant to the training and educational programs and services provided by CACTN

Key relationships:

  • Maintain strong relationships with organizational staff and other community partners offering trainings in the field of child abuse 
  • When/if appropriate, represent CACTN at various stakeholder meetings
  • Support CACTN teamwork by supporting CACTN policies, shared strategic initiatives, procedures, and participating in staff activities
  • Maintain knowledge of CACTN policies, procedures, and software
  • Participate in CACTN staff huddles, functional teams, staff meetings and pertinent conferences and meetings
  • Provide staff support at organization sponsored events, such as Connecting for Children’s Justice Conference and other events
  • Perform other tasks and duties as identified by the Executive Director

Competencies:   

  • Organized, collaborative worker
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to effectively lead and deliver trainings
  • History working in child abuse field preferable but not required 
  • Strong computer skills; specifically, in Microsoft office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)  and electronic tracking database applications
  • Ability to identify problems and implement effective solutions
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to track and manage time with minimal oversight
  • Independent worker with high integrity and initiative; achievement-oriented
  • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple projects       
  • Knowledge of state or federal laws related to children’s advocacy centers and services
  • Must pass state and federal background screening

Work environment: Generally, the person in this position will work in an office environment but may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position, and primary hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This position occasionally requires longer hours and occasional weekend work.

Travel: Travel is primarily local/within the state during the business day, although some out-of-area travel and overnight stays may be expected.

Required Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in human services, business, non-profit administration, or closely related field/Master’s Degree preferred; at least five years of experience in training, program/project management, and/or development.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to director@tncac.org with subject line: Training and Education Team Lead Application

 

Membership Postings:

Mental Health Therapist​ - Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd Judicial District

Title: Mental Health Therapist
Salary: $45,000
Reports to: Executive Director

SUMMARY: This is a highly responsible professional position providing counseling services for primary and secondary child victims of physical and sexual abuse and severe neglect. Duty locations are primarily focused in Stewart and Houston counties in Middle TN with additional travel required to Dickson, Humphreys, and Cheatham counties as needed. Duties include child victim assessment; diagnosis; development of individual treatment plans consistent with professional standards and clinical pathway; provision of individual, crisis, and group play therapy appropriate for child victims; maintenance of case files; and participation in multidisciplinary team work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works on own initiative or in conjunction with the Center's Executive Director to meet program goals.
  2. Assists in writing program narratives, objectives, outcomes, etc. for contracts and grants as needed.
  3. Provide counseling activities including but not limited to: promoting communication and social interaction, play therapy, behavioral modification, behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, mental health, counseling sexual abuse victims
  4. Maintain ethical boundaries with clients, families, and others
  5. Attend trainings, conferences, client meetings and other meetings as assigned or scheduled
  6. Provides services for primary and secondary victims of child abuse.
  7. Attends Multi-disciplinary Meetings in all relevant counties monthly.
  8. Provides reports to Executive Director on cases and demographics.
  9. Maintain consistent positive attitude that is imperative to the success of the service
  10. Conduct client intake; assess client’s presenting problems
  11. Follow company procedure on client care and documentation.
  12. Maintain client records according to the grant requirements
  13. Maintain high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships and professional stature
  14. Communicate consistently and effectively with family.
  15. Assists Intern Program Director in supervising interns in the therapy program as needed.
  16. Delivers public addresses on the Center and child abuse awareness.
  17. Writes protocols for therapy.
  18. Regularly meet with other staff therapists and team members (as needed) to review cases.
  19. Performs other related work as required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree with an emphasis on child psychology. Licensed mental health therapist with a minimum of two years of experience working with child abuse victims.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, agency procedure manuals and contracting source regulations. Ability to write progress notes, reports and program specific procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, associates and the general public. Verbal and communicative skills are extremely valuable, as facilitating groups and implementing other creative modes are essential tools of this job for educating youths.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to use a computer for word processing and basic data collection is necessary.

CLINICAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS: Clinical license preferred but proof of significant progress towards obtaining license will be considered. Valid driver's license and proof of current insurance required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds of materials and at times lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of equipment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Mental Health Therapist is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. The position is grant funded and the employee will work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients; this includes mandatory and necessary evening hours to accommodate client schedules. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to at-risk youths. Assignment of work sites may vary depending on overall program need(s). Local travel may be required as a part of this job.

Position Type: Exempt – Professional
Requirements: See clinical license requirements above. A valid driver’s license, background check, and drug test is a requisite of employment with the 23rd CAC.
Duty Location: On site at 23rd CAC ancillary office in Dover, TN as well as the main office in Charlotte, TN, and schools in all five counties of the 23rd Judicial District as needed. Flexible scheduling to include remote work as needed is permitted.

Schedule: *schedule subject to change due to required client hours in the evenings

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to admin@23rdcac.org; OR via Indeed.com or Jobs4TN.gov.

www.23rdcac.org | This is not an offer of employment. | The 23rd District Child Advocacy Center is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.
 

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.