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Be CALM Connections Training Director

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Location: Orange
Position Type: Contract
Closing Date: July 3, 2021

1 day/week starting August, 2021; approximately .50 FTE starting October; Expected hours will vary based on intervention timeline aligned with school schedule. If interested, please contact Desiree W. Murray, Program Director, at
Be CALM Connections (BCC) is a mindfulness-based social-emotional program delivered in schools which promotes healthy relationship skills. It was developed at UNC-CH and is now supported at Child Trends, Inc. through a five-year federal grant to support 9th graders in rural NC high schools.

Educational background:
• Foundational knowledge of adolescent development and trauma
• Master’s degree in mental health (e.g., social work, psychology, counseling) with at least 10 years of experience

Experience required:
• Experience delivering mindfulness programs or teaching mindfulness strategies to adolescents and adults
• Experience working with racially and ethnically diverse populations
• Experience working in schools
• Have a regular, established mindfulness practice

Desired skills and competencies:
• Able to use innovative approaches to make mindfulness and compassion practices accessible to educators, students, and caregivers
• Flexible, compassionate and creative thinker
• Willingness to engage critically in work through an equity lens, including active exploration of your own racial identity in order to address power and privilege in training and curriculum delivery and support educators in promoting equity within the classroom
• Strengths-based approach to working with people
• Works well as part of a large team as well as independently
• Comfortable with a variety of technology tools and platforms (e.g, google classroom)

• Participate in weekly meetings with Project Director, Implementation Team, and Equity Advisor and monthly Advisory Board meetings (2-3 hrs/week)
• Lead approximately 20-25 hours of training with teachers and BCC Specialists (anticipate one day in-person; the majority would be online virtual
• During delivery period: Oct/Nov to Feb/Mar, review approximately 40 videos of lesson delivery and 1) Provide written feedback to teachers (2-3 videos per week) and 2) Meet with BCC Student Support Specialists bimonthly to facilitate their support of students’ engagement and connections
• Co-facilitate virtual caregiver meetings (estimate 5)
• Collaborate with program director on implementation design, delivery and adaptations
• OPTIONAL: Serve as the Student Support Specialist for one classroom, including:
o Initial in-person meeting,
o Virtually attending lesson delivery
o Biweekly coordination meetings with teacher