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Director of Trauma Integration Services

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

The Director of Trauma Integration Services is responsible for clinical and administrative supervision of activities that promote the integration of an understanding of trauma and violence into delivery of services. This position involves the development, provision, and supervision of training, technical assistance, and consultation to state agencies, community, medical care organization, and programs regarding the implementation of trauma informed care.

Reports to

Executive Director

Essential Functions

Development and Implementation of the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Trauma Practice Change Initiative.
  • Conduct outreach to treatment programs for substance use disorders
  • Organize and respond to requests for participation in the initiative
  • Develop and implement Trauma Integration Assessment Tools
  • Report activities and provide data for Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
  • Assist programs in developing Trauma Integration Strategic Plans or supervise this process when conducted by a Trauma Integration Specialist
  • Provide and supervise training, technical assistance, and consultation
  • Co-facilitate or supervise trauma recovery groups
  • Conduct or supervise crisis response activities
Provide or supervise training and technical assistance provided to other programs within Massachusetts as well as nationally.
Conduct activities to support the development of a trauma-informed system of care throughout Massachusetts including.
  • Participation in coalitions or task forces and work groups that present opportunities to advocate for trauma-informed service delivery
  • Provide training and technical assistance and consultation to state agencies or programs regarding implementation of trauma-informed care. Upon request, write or supervise the writing of grants, articles, and curriculum including online curriculum that pertain to trauma
  • Provide supervision and ensure the professional development of all Trauma Integration Specialists
Communicate through use of shared online calendars, sign in – out board, time sheets, and check in/out with supervisor;
Attend team meetings, program directors meetings and agency staff meetings;
Regular attendance and punctuality is required
Other related duties


  • Leadership
  • Provision of Training and Technical Assistance
  • Decision Making and Judgment
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Project Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Strategic Vision
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity
  • Customer Focus


  • Advanced degree in social work, mental health, or related field and
  • At least ten years of clinical / training experience
  • Extensive expertise and experience working on issues of trauma and trauma informed care and with trauma survivors
  • Experience conducting training and technical assistance
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation and writing skills
  • 5 years’ experience in program leadership, including supervision of clinical staff
  • Supervisory skills in managing program staff and coordinate team meetings
  • Understanding of Individual as well as system change
  • Experience in systems change work
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • Organizational and administrative skills

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle;

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.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

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.

Director of Trauma Integration Services
40 hours
Cambridge, Mass.
Position Closed