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Assistant Director Terrorism and Disaster Programs

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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 7/21/2017

University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Description:

This is a contract position for 12 months with the possibility of being extended depending on funding availability. As part of the Terrorism and Disaster Program at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS), the TDP Assistant Director will provide leadership and coordination for the National Center's response and recovery activities in regard to terrorism and disaster. He/She will report to the NCCTS Terrorism & Disaster Program Director with general oversight from the NCCTS Co-Director and will facilitate planning, coordinating, and monitoring of Center and Network disaster-related activities; develop resources and implement training initiatives for the NCTSN and its partners; and coordinate with national partners including SAMHSA and the National Center for PTSD to enhance our nation's response to children and families impacted by disasters. Duties include: Participation in a Terrorism and Disaster Team that includes members of the National Center, the Network, and SAMHSA to plan disaster-related activities and ensure coordination of efforts with the Network strategic plan; Facilitate the coordination of a Network Liaison program to enhance the Network's ability to respond to disasters; Assist the TDP Director to mobilize Network resources in times of national crisis; Outreach to governmental and nongovernmental organizations and agencies that play a significant role in our nation's preparedness and response to terrorism and disaster. Facilitate the development and dissemination of resources for service providers nationwide in the area of terrorism, disaster, and school crises; Participate in the development of training courses and mobile applications for NCTSN disaster-related interventions; Co-lead the development of a Train-the-trainer program for the NCTSN disaster-related interventions (including Skills for Psychological Recovery); Participate and support the NCTSN's Terrorism & Disaster Network Committee. Outreach to key federal and national partners and other disaster-related organizations and respond to requests for technical assistance, product development, and training from SAMHSA's Disaster Technical Assistance Center and other key partners.

Job Qualifications:

MA preferred or six years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience Extensive experience in the development of psychoeducation and intervention resources for traumatized children, adolescents, and their families, particularly related to terrorism and disaster. Special knowledge, skills, and experience in designing and delivering trauma/grief focused interventions, particularly related to terrorism and disaster. Demonstrated experience collaborating and working effectively with diverse groups of people in order to accomplish tasks and/or meet goals and objectives. Thorough knowledge of public mental health approaches to providing post-terrorism and post-disaster services. Expertise in training and adult learning. Strong written and oral communication skills.

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