Are you motivated to make Southwest Virginia communities stronger and more resilient? Do you love innovative approaches to serving children and families? UWSWVA has received new funding to expand our trauma-informed and resilience work and we are seeking Community Resilience Coordinators who will help us implement, alongside our school and community-based partners, trauma-informed policies and practices in PK-12 education settings in the communities we serve.
We seek independent self-starters who thrive in fast-paced environments. We need people who have familiarity with trauma-informed work and resilience initiatives, can develop relationships with educational institutions and childcare providers, have experience organizing and leading collaborative initiatives with other agencies and organizations, and have a proven track record of convening and facilitating meetings and engaging stakeholders in both virtual and in-person settings.
This project is designed to support and implement Trauma-Informed school environments in selected schools within the school systems through a partnership with United Way of Southwest Virginia. A central component of this project's approach to a trauma-informed school environment is to embed practices at each school that prioritize the wellness of students, families, and school employees in order to improve their overall health and wellness. This framework helps schools to support teachers and staff by improving their resilience while also improving overall school climate.