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Trauma Specialist

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The Trauma Specialist will provide education, intervention, consultation, outreach, counseling, coaching and case management for those individuals, families, schools, and/or communities who have been directly, secondarily, or vicariously exposed to and/or impacted by trauma.Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include: developing trauma informed assessments for schools, communities, and/or systems; utilizing trauma informed modalities and therapeutic interventions with individuals and systems; addressing symptoms of trauma in schools, communities, and/or systems; providing referrals and intensive support services to assist in successful connection to resources, including, school, family, social supports and services; co-facilitating groups; disseminating trauma informed information to staff, families, community groups, local leaders, and the general public; recording data; participating in school based and community meetings; maintaining an open line of communication with supervisor, personnel, staff, volunteers, individuals, and/or family members.

Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselor or related field and at least three years of related trauma informed experience, training, and/or community engagement. Previous counseling experience; previous crisis intervention experience; previous experience in community engagement.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite software programs
*Ability to obtain ACT 33 Child Abuse Clearance
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to work with a diverse constituent population of students, faculty, staff, project participants and partnering organizations
*Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive situations with professionalism and diplomacy
*Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
*Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
*Demonstrated organizational skills, along with the ability to be detail-oriented and maintain documentation.
*Ability to provide trauma informed emotional support, counseling, education and coaching
*Ability to travel to off-site locations that may not be accessible via public transportation
*Strong sense of discretion and professionalism
*Compassionate and approachable personality

*At least five years of directly related experience; active professional state license

This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service. 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Kresge Science Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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