Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Specialist

Position Type:


Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships engages in partnerships for healthy children and families by bridging research, policy, and practice. The Center’s mission is to build the capacity of families, service providers, researchers, teachers, and communities to ensure the health and well-being of children and youth.

Position Summary:

The Training and Technical Assistance Specialist will serve as a Juvenile Justice specialist focusing on training, technical assistance and coaching to local and state teams across NC along with providing leadership to the training team at UNCG.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Field such as social work, psychology, counseling, education, and related experience with at least two years’ documented experience in training/teaching adult learners
2. Documentation of at least 3 training topics and objectives for sessions/courses noted in application
3. Demonstrate at least three years’ experience working with cross-system (juvenile justice, behavioral health, social services, education, physical health) or multidisciplinary teams and note in application
4. Experience in previous work or positions that require problem-solving skills and helping others to solve challenges
5. Demonstrate a background in providing feedback to others in their job performance/or skills
6. Experience in writing reports or documentation of activities and events
7. Experience utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to generate written and data reports

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Master’s Degree in Human Services Field such as social work, psychology, counseling, education
2. Understanding of Adult Learning Theory
3. Experience in Experiential training and instructional design
4. Training in best practices in training development and implementation
5. Training in Implementation Science
6. Experience in group processes, development, and group productivity
7. Training and background in System of Care principles
8. Ability to facilitate discussions and promote brainstorming/creative problem solving

Special Instructions to Applicants:

At least for the near future, position will be home-based, but travel throughout NC may be required.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Center-Youth-Families & Comm - 11504

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:

currently through 6/30/2021 with probable renewal to 6/30/2022

Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Provide Training and Technical Assistance (TA) to teams

Essential Tasks:

a. Provide Training and Technical Assistance (TA) to teams around the state of NC with various levels of scheduled meetings including monthly or every other month meetings. This is approximately 12 teams but will vary based on meeting locations and availability to balance out to 70% of overall work
b. Provide support to the local liaison(s) for the team through coaching
c. Provide support to local teams on their Plans of Work
d. Provide support to local teams on their utilization of data to make system level decisions and use basic skills to process data for local teams
e. Provide support to teams on their ability to work together effectively including training on facilitation and team fitness
f. Document team visits that notes where sustained changes occur (policies within local agencies, etc.)

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Developing and implementing training

Essential Tasks:

a. Participate in customizing, developing, tailoring, and delivering new training topics as requested or needed
b. Implement training on best practices and supporting teams in their best practice implementation such as process improvement, team fitness, facilitation skills, addressing disparities, data driven decision making, and youth and family engagement

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Key Responsibility:

Attend and participate in meetings and work with UNCG team

Essential Tasks:

a. Attend and participate in local UNCG JJBH planning meetings by webinar or in person and provide feedback to UNCG, state team and other partners
b. Work with UNCG team on all other cross-systems projects to provide support to the overall work including the Tiered Care Coordination and decreasing disparities/increasing cultural competence within local teams

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:


Essential Tasks:

a. Provide monthly and quarterly reports to all activities as requested

Physical Effort:

Writing, Hearing, Talking, Standing, Sitting

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Job No:
Posted: 9/19/2020
Application Due: 11/29/2020
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