Skip to main content

Current Opening

Trauma and Parenting Trainer, Moms Do Care Project

The Institute for Health & Recovery is a nationally-renowned, award-winning agency that specializes in innovative services, training and evaluation focused on addressing the unique needs of underserved families, women and youth. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. Our mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges, and other health issues.

Summary Statement

IHR is seeking a Trauma and Parenting Trainer for the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project (MDCP), a multi-pronged grant project developed to serve pregnant and post-partum women with opioid use disorders and their families. Additionally, the MDCP mission is to increase access to and integrate behavioral, substance use disorder and primary health care, decrease stigma and increase the capacities of the providers in the targeted areas. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, through health care innovation investment funding from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, administers the position. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care.

This position will be sited at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, 250 Washington Street in Boston, Mass.

Reports to

Program/System Coordinator, Moms Do Care Project

Essential Functions

  • Provide training, consultation and TA to hospitals, medical staff and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment staff
  • located in Beverly and Lowell on trauma-informed care, compassion fatigue, substance use disorders and neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Provide training and TA on delivery of trauma-specific services throughout the continuum of care
  • Assist in leading Seeking Safety groups and to build programmatic capacity to deliver these services themselves
  • Provide training, consultation and TA on provision of family focused care, as well as specific parenting curriculums
  • Assist in co-leading parenting groups and to build programmatic capacity to deliver these services themselves
  • Consultation on parent-child relationships and attachment, child safety/protection, and early childhood development
  • Work closely with IHR’s trauma and parenting teams
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required


  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Teamwork
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Training
  • Computer skills, presentation planning skills


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field of study
  • Previous experience in training and TA
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Knowledge of substance use disorder treatment and recovery
  • Trauma –informed care knowledge
  • Understanding of family-centered treatment, and the intersection between parenting and Substance Use Disorders.
  • Experience working with pregnant and post-partum women and mothers of young children
  • Knowledge of issues of Substance Exposed Newborns (SENs) and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Knowledge of health care and substance abuse provider systems and medication assisted treatment
  • Experience working in a position of responsibility on complex multi-year projects
  • Project development and design experience, reporting to funding agencies and cross-agency partnerships
  • Other related duties

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Reliable Transportation
  • Good Driving Record and Business Class Rider on Motor Vehicle Insurance (if transporting clients)

Physical Requirements

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit: stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Apply online at

IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create and welcoming a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Trauma and Parenting Trainer
Cambridge, Mass.
Lowell, Mass.
Apply now