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Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Native Child Advocacy Resource Center (NCARC)

Hours and Compensation: Full-time, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 per year commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: October 20, 2023, but will remain open until position is filled

Location: Missoula, Montana

Company Overview

The Native Child Advocacy Resource Center (NCARC) develops resources and provides training and technical assistance to Tribes interested in developing Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) and Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) for the investigation and prosecution of child maltreatment, as well as to non-Tribal CACs that serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families.

Position Summary

The Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Specialist position will require specialized understanding of the CAC model as developed by the National Children’s Alliance as well as experience working in Tribal communities or with AI/AN populations in urban areas. Successful candidates should have experience working with MDTs, preferably as a staff member for a CAC or as a core MDT member on a team that serves AI/AN children and families.

Additional opportunities may arise to work on other NNCTC projects in mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other settings that prioritize the trauma-related needs of Tribal youth and families. Accordingly, experience in these other settings may be valuable. Experience working in Tribal communities and an understanding of the complex jurisdictional issues and service arrays on Tribal lands is required. The job may be suitable for candidates living in or willing to locate to Missoula, Montana, as well as remote candidates. Regular travel is required to provide onsite training and consultation as well as to provide cross-site trainings and presentations at conferences and regional gatherings.

Position responsibilities:

  • The CAC TTA Specialist will be expected to draw on CAC model experience to provide support to Tribal and CAC stakeholders across the U.S. as they work toward NCA Accreditation and/or an enhancement of services to AI/AN communities. This support will take the form of in-person and remote trainings, presentations, panels, facilitation of workgroups, and other interactions requiring excellent public speaking, teaching, and interpersonal skills.
  • Conceptualizing and developing written, virtual, and interactive products such as training curricula, practice briefs, toolkits, and manuals designed to promote the CAC model in Tribal communities and to support both Tribal and non-Tribal MDTs and CACs in enhancing services for AI/AN children and families.
  • Be comfortable providing customized technical assistance and consultation based on in-depth site-specific and cross-site needs assessment.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Five years of experience working with or as part of an MDT or CAC.
  • Five years of experience working in Tribal communities or with urban AI/AN populations.
  • Applied knowledge of National Children’s Alliance Accreditation Standards .
  • Knowledge of and experience with trauma-informed care efforts, especially related to AI/AN children and
  • youth.
  • The ability to communicate complex information, including culturally sensitive issues, to diverse audiences
  • including large conferences, nationally disseminated webinars, small community forums, and virtual
  • workgroups.
  • The ability to develop content such as written documents, training curricula, toolkits, and manuals of
  • professional quality.
  • Computer/software skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, Teams, Power Point, and
  • virtual communications platforms such as Zoom.
  • Ability to travel regularly.
  • Ability to plan independently and work without daily supervision, meeting deadlines established by grant
  • timelines, goals, and objectives.
  • Ability to train on sensitive issues and communicate about difficult topics such as the impact of exposure to
  • violence and loss in AI/AN populations.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to assume responsibility for team projects.
  • Ability to integrate social science research literature and practice-based standards into training materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in psychology, social work, public administration, or related field.
  • 7 years of experience in a key CAC role including participation as an MDT member.
  • Experience culturally adapting CAC practices and procedures for Tribal or AI/AN children and families.
  • Experience as a forensic interviewer or victim advocate in a CAC setting.

Additional information

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always”; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

About the UM and the National Native Children’s Trauma Center

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally.  Located at the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world.   A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

The National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC) is a specialty unit within the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education. The NNCTC provides training and technical assistance to Tribes and Tribal youth-serving agencies with the goal of supporting resilience and healing from trauma, historical trauma, mental health challenges, and other barriers to health and wellness. The Native Child Advocacy Resource Center (NCARC) is a project of the NNCTC focused on promoting the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model for investigating and prosecuting child maltreatment in Tribal communities.

How to Apply

Priority Application Due Date: Thursday, October 20, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time).

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration.  Application review will begin on October 20, 2023 and continue until the position is filled

Please apply directly through the University of Montana’s career portal UM jobs at for positions at the University of Montana – Missoula, University of Montana Western (Dillon), and Helena College.  Do not apply through or use easy apply through*.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portal and by clicking “New Resume/CV” button.

  • Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
  • Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references


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Bilingual Child and Family Advocate – Spanish Speaking, CornerHouse

Hours and Compensation: Full-time, non-exempt position. Competitive benefits. Compensation based on qualifications and experience.

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 per year commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: Open until position is filled

Position Summary

The Bilingual Family Services Advocate works with families and individuals referred to CornerHouse offering person-centered, trauma-informed, holistic services. The Bilingual Family Services Advocate works as a part of a multidisciplinary team that provides alleged victims of abuse/witnesses to violent crime, and their caregivers, services that are attuned to the complex needs of traumatized clients. The Bilingual Family Services Advocate provides direct crisis intervention, information, and referral services to families and community members.  The Bilingual Family Services Advocate additionally provides community education and outreach and works collaboratively with partners to assess and meet the stated needs of the CornerHouse service population.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide person-centered, trauma-informed, holistic victim/survivor/witness support and advocacy to families referred to CornerHouse.

  • Offer a person-centered, welcoming, and supportive environment attuned to each family and individual’s particular needs.
    Effectively intervene in crisis situations to ensure open communication, choice, and a safer environment for families and staff.
  • Provide Interview Accompaniment, Crisis Intervention, and Support to Caregivers.
    • Call the family and offer information to support them in preparing for and attending the forensic interview.
    • Offer crisis intervention and support during the program participants’ forensic interviews.
    • Assist in the identification of individual and family needs.
    • Facilitate access to needed therapeutic, medical, and community resources ranging from basic economic needs to more complex mental health needs.
    • Connect to appropriate resources on matters pertaining to crime victim compensation, court procedures, and the criminal justice system.
    • Provide educational information regarding the dynamics and effects of sexual abuse or witnessing violence.
    • Conduct risk assessment and safety planning as needed.
    • Make referrals to victim/witness services as needed and coordinate with the Hennepin County Victim Witness program.
    • Offer family services (support group, case management, and legal system support) at CornerHouse and gauge family interest and need.
    • Work with multi-disciplinary team members to share information regarding presenting strengths and concerns when sharing such information is relevant to the immediate needs of the family and/or the investigation.
    • Provide follow-up support calls to families to ensure connection to resources, to advocate with families within the criminal justice and child protection systems, and to promote continued engagement with the Family Services program as needed.
  • Provide ongoing Investigation Support to families enrolled in services.
    • Provide ongoing, regular contact with a client until CornerHouse concludes its involvement with a case.
    • Offer information and education to the individual and family in the aftermath of immediate crisis.
    • Coordinate services, provide needed referrals, and ensure the family has updated information about the case.
  • Provide ongoing Case Management services
    • Assess client need for case management services and offer intake and functioning assessment to clients enrolled in services.
    • Create a goal plan for clients to work towards goals for their family’s safety and stability.
    • When working with a client in short term case management, meet with client weekly/biweekly and work toward client-identified goals.
    • Meet with client at least one time per month when providing long term case management
    • Support to work toward client identified goals.
    • Conduct regular review of goal plan and service provision, closing case when client is no longer in need of, or requesting, case management services.
  • Provide psychoeducation, support, resources/referrals to community members and other professionals working with families in crisis.
  • Engage in outreach to community partners to create alternative opportunities for Spanish Support Groups which CornerHouse will co-facilitate.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required
  • Knowledge of multi-cultural practice, child sexual abuse, family dynamics, child development, investigative and/or judicial systems
  • Intersectional lens, cultural humility, and awareness of own areas of privilege
  • Strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Team player, self-starter
  • Computer proficiency, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to learn and utilize database systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in the following areas preferred:
  • Working with culturally, ethnically, developmentally, and socio-economically diverse individuals;
  • Working with crime victims and/or persons in crisis; and
  • Working with child protection, law enforcement, court systems and related community services
  • Individuals from diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job.


How to Apply

Please contact CornerHouse at for application instructions.

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 Forensic Service Specialist, CornerHouse

Hours and Compensation: Full-time (40 hrs/wk) / Non-Exempt/Benefits Eligible. CornerHouse offers a generous benefits package which includes comprehensive health benefits,

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 per year commensurate with qualifications

Closing Date: Open until position is filled

Company Overview

CornerHouse is a nationally recognized children’s advocacy center dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of children impacted by abuse. We facilitate a coordinated response for children disclosing abuse, we provide trauma-informed services to help children and families recover and heal, we use our expertise to train professionals across the country to improve services, and we work to prevent abuse before it occurs.

Position Summary

The Forensic Service Specialist is responsible for providing a safe, welcoming, developmentally-appropriate, interactive environment for individuals and family members engaging in CornerHouse services. The Forensic Service Specialist is a part of a team of cross-trained individuals responsible for supporting and facilitating services to families and Multidisciplinary team members before, after and during Forensic Interview appointments.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide person centered trauma-informed support to families and individuals experiencing different levels of crisis and effectively intervene, de-escalate, and coordinate appropriate intervention response.
  • Participate in the rotation of Forensic Services Specialists by regularly covering Intake, Client Services and Video Recording tasks.
  • Maintain a trauma-focused and welcoming environment while tasked with handling inquiries over the phone, via email as well as face to face interactions.
  • Promote effective, efficient procedures among Forensic Specialists.
  • Provide floating staffing coverage when other Specialist team members are absent.
  • Assist with forensic specialist projects, such as re-accreditation.
  • Establish priorities for self in organizing work, managing time and carry out other job duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Coordinate work with others in a manner that fosters shared ownership, mutual respect and cooperation.
  • Maintain confidentiality of personnel and clients information and records.
  • Facilitate a supportive client environment that focuses on each individual’s comfort and unique experience and needs.
  • Maintain an objective, reality-based atmosphere which is centered on the best interests of the individual being served.
  • Monitor environment for safety of clients and families, including cleaning, repairing, and maintaining toys and client furniture.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining snacks and interview room supplies.
  • Responsible for receiving and tracking interpreter and taxi invoices.
  • Organize and maintain current and accurate filing system including client tracking.
  • Participate in developing program goals, data tracking, and program evaluation.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human/social services or equivalent experience.
  • Patience and a proven ability to manage stressful situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with culturally, ethnically, developmentally delayed and socio-economically diverse child, adolescent and adult client populations.
  • Ability to greet guests with care, compassion and helpfulness.
  • Strong communication skills in interpersonal, written and multimedia vehicles
  • Computer competency, including Windows XP, Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of the dynamics of child abuse and family violence
  • Experience working with diverse professionals from child protection, law enforcement, court systems and related community services
  • Experience working with in a confidential setting.

CornerHouse is an EEO/AA employer: women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Cultural responsiveness is essential to achieving our mission. Our aspirational aim is to advance equity and work toward building a multi-cultural workplace community that balances culturally responsive practice with internal self-awareness and reflection.

This requires a commitment, by every employee, to increase awareness of our own cultural beliefs, values and biases; self-reflection and individual growth; and to actively integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into our organizational culture at CornerHouse.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above is intended to summarize the essential functions of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of miscellaneous duties and responsibilities that may be requested in the performance of this job.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

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Chief Executive Officer, CornerHouse

Salary: $140,000 – $150,000 and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, CornerHouse offers a attractive benefit package.

Closing Date: application review will start on October 31, 2023 and this position will remain open until filled.

Company Overview

CornerHouse was founded in 1989 during the inception of the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) model and is recognized as an international leader for its Forensic Interview ProtocolTM , As an accredited CAC, Cornerhouse has worked to address the traumatic effects of child abuse – supporting children and families throughout the disclosure, investigation, and legal processes. Most recently, CornerHouse expanded its services to provide therapeutic healing through mental health and advocacy services. This addition helps children and families heal from their experience of abuse. All of this is completed by a staff of 26 with experience in forensic interviewing, mental health, and advocacy services. CornerHouse seeks to end abuse before it begins.

CornerHouse has an annual budget of $2M. The major programs and services are:

  • Forensic Interview: A semi-structured conversation with a child, teen, or vulnerable adult who has disclosed experiencing or witnessing abuse.
  • Coordinated Response: The CAC model brings together a multi-disciplinary team of professionals (prosecutors, investigators, medical professionals, advocates) to create a coordinated response to the abuse in a trauma informed way, limiting the number of times a victim has to relive the trauma.
  • Advocacy and Mental Health: CornerHouse advocates accompany caregivers during the forensic interview. Additionally, CornerHouse offers safety planning, victim and investigation support, ongoing case management, and therapeutic mental health services.
  • Global training and research in the area of forensic interview protocols for investigative professionals, educators and individuals who work with children and families of abuse and trauma.

For more information on CornerHouse’s programs and services please visit

Position Summary

Reporting to CornerHouse’s Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and developing CornerHouse. The CEO supervises the Response Services Director, Training Director, Development Director, Finance Director and Clinical Services Director using a Leadership Team model. In addition, the CEO provides supervision and guidance to any contract staff that may be needed to successfully execute the organization’s plan.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Executive and Strategic Leadership: Assist in the development of, and fully implement the short- and long-range strategic plans of CornerHouse; ensure adequate resources and tactics to achieve them; motivate and inspire others to support the vision of CornerHouse financially and behaviorally; implement board governance best practices regarding selection, orientation, development, and evaluation of board members.
  • Financial Development and Management: Plan and implement an annual fundraising strategy; seek and maintain relationships with institutional funders and individual donors; secure and fulfill government contracts; develop annual giving and other campaigns such as capital campaigns; ensure long-term financial stability; oversee the development and management of budgetary and financial controls and procedures, including annual audits; manange federal, state & municipal contracts, keep the board regularly informed of financial and operational issues.
  • Operational Planning and Management: Develop, implement, manage, and promote a wide range of programs and services; maintain knowledge, developments, and compliance with CAC accreditation and local, state, and federal regulations; develop and monitor key organizational performance measures; maintain a high quality of service delivery, including incremental and innovative improvements in quality.
  • Human Resources Planning and Management: Hire, support, develop, and retain qualified staff and volunteers; ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the organization by selecting and developing effective people; foster a culture of cooperation and mutual respect, focusing on ethical integrity and outstanding performance.
  • Relationship Management and Communication: Serve as the public face of CornerHouse. Maintain and grow the strong public image of the agency; educate legislators, congressional representatives, civic leaders, and the community at large about the issues facing victims of abuse, aligning them as partners in CornerHouse’s mission.

Desired Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, criminal justice, social science, human service, public administration, or a health-related field such as psychology is required. Master’s degree preferre


  • Seven to ten years managerial or supervisory experience in nonprofit organizations, preferably victim services, child protection, or public health.
  • Proven administrative competence in areas such as financial management, budgeting, marketing, technology, planning, and goal setting.
  • Demonstrated success in evaluating current operational conditions, identifying how to change problematic areas, and developing key strategies to turn the organization in a positive direction.
  • Successful track record of fundraising through a mix of philanthropic institutions, individual donors, grant writing and government.
  • Knowledge of and experience with executing a capital campaign.
  • Commitment to and passion for victims of abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to quickly make meaningful connections with industry professionals across multiple disciplines and agencies.
  • Skilled in successfully working and partnering with a volunteer board of directors.
  • Commitment and ability to be an engaging ambassador and advocate for CornerHouse with key community leaders and policymakers.
  • Program planning, development, implementation, management, and evaluation.
  • Proven competence in managing state contracts and partnerships.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving ability.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly strong oral communication and presentation.

How to Apply

CornerHouse is committed to social, racial, gender, and economic justice and strongly encourages women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and individuals who identify as BIPOC or LGBTQ to apply.

The organization will begin reviewing applications October 31, 2023. Cincinnatus invites interested candidates to send an electronic letter of introduction and résumé to, or a hard copy to Employment, Cincinnatus, 1041 Grand Avenue, PMB 229, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

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