Trauma Intervention Specialist

Milford, MA, USA Req #582
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is a children’s mental health agency serving Metrowest, Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts Areas. Our 450+ employees are interested in helping children and families strengthen and enhance their well-being. Come work for us!!!  

Trauma Intervention Specialist

Description/Qualifications: Part-time position to provide direct services to our sexual assault survivors and their significant others include advocacy, crisis intervention, short term individual and group counseling.  Participation in rotation coverage for 24/7 rape crisis hotline to include daytime, overnight, weekend and holidays is required.  Rape Crisis certification a plus, but program will provide 40 hour training. Qualifications include a passion for and a commitment to working with survivors, good interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills.  Bachelor’s level counselor with two years experience in rape crisis/domestic violence field is preferred. Bi-lingual counselor also preferred. 


Minimum Requirements

Minimum Education: BA/BS in Education, Social Work, Counseling, Communications or related field is required.
Minimum Work Experience: At least 1 year prior experience in trauma focused work
Licensure: N/A
Certification: Prevention certification preferred, not required
Perform Supervisory Duties: No

Current valid MA Driver’s License required.

Job Description/Tasks

Events Coordination: Assist program manager in implementing prevention programming in identified community. Responsible for carrying out specific activities as required for specific program events.

Group Facilitation: Responsible for facilitating specific activities as required for specific program groups.

Liaison: Develop and maintain excellent relationships with all constituents involved in project.

Administrative: Document activities as required for federal and state funders.


Demonstratesability to communicate with multiple levels of people (i.e. ability to work effectively with diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups)

Demonstrates leadership skills in meetings (i.e. redirecting appropriately, maintaining a strong presence, community organizing, etc.)

Demonstrates strong public speaking skills (i.e. significant interest in community-wide health communication and/or prevention strategies)

Demonstrates flexibility and creative thinking (i.e. ability to adapt and adjust to changing work situations, processes, and procedures)

Demonstrates the ability to market program and represent the agency externally and internally.

Starting Salary


Salary for this position ranges from the “base” rate of pay (as listed above)—for someone with the minimum required credentials.

Adjustments up from the base rate of pay could include such factors as years of related experience externally, educational background, years at another position within Wayside, needed language fluency, and/or particular areas of expertise.

Successful candidate is asked to be engaged in Wayside’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Wayside is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Bilingual, Bicultural, & LGBTQI applicants strongly encouraged to apply! 

•Generous tuition reimbursement  
•Substantial repaying of student loans  
•Generous vacation, holidays & sick leave  
•403B retirement plan with match provided by Wayside 
•Life, AD&D and Disability insurance 
•Career Ladder and Job Advancement 

Other details

  • Job Family 5435
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Milford, MA, USA