Trauma Informed Care Assistant

Organization Description: The Trauma Informed Care Assistant is committed to the 90+-year history of providing exceptional youth development programs and will support the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) mission to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual and emotional potential. GSGBC utilizes Trauma Informed practices to create an organizational culture that is nonviolent, democratic, socially responsive, emotionally intelligence, growth and change.

Primary Function: This individual will be responsible for assisting the Trauma Informed Care Manager in providing high-quality, trauma-informed care/interventions and client care to youth ages 6 - 16. This individual must have general knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma and the therapeutic process to provide the psychoeducational interventions for youth enrolled in afterschool and summer camp programming.

Responsibilities & Priorities:

  • Aid Trauma Informed Care Manager and program staff with implementation of The Sanctuary Institute’s trauma informed practices
  • Participate in Sanctuary Institute trainings
  • Active member of the GSGBC Sanctuary Core Team
  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to youth who demonstrate behaviors associated with trauma
  • Build healthy, respectful relationships with our youth and families with appropriate boundaries
  • With Trauma Informed Care Manager assess youth social and emotional needs and create care plan
  • Facilitate group learning for our members using Sanctuary and social emotional learning
  • Assist in the development of behavioral modification plans
  • Keep abreast of current community resources and determine how these resources may be beneficial to the student and her/his family
  • Maintain thorough documentation for case management and Sanctuary practice

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Deep understanding, commitment and belief in providing high quality social and emotional supports to empower at-risk youth to develop effective adaptation and coping skills
  • Sensitivity, appreciation, and commitment to socioeconomic, cultural and racial diversity
  • Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma and associated therapeutic processes
  • Must be trauma aware with expectation of becoming trauma informed through the Sanctuary Institute
  • Must follow and implement GSGBC’s case management process
  • Sensitivity, appreciation and commitment to socioeconomic, cultural and racial diversity and LGBTQIA+
  • Deep understanding, commitment and belief in providing best practices in social work for members and their families
  • Written and verbal communication skills with ability to establish rapport and trust
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Punctuality and timeliness, with highly efficient use of time and resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook



  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work (required)
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years’ experience in a social work setting
  • Experience working with youth
  • Case management experience preferred
  • Facilitation of group social and emotional learning preferred
  • Clear understanding of the work and mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club and the ability to carry out the vision as defined by the Executive Director and the Club Board
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must pass the health and employment requirements set by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as a condition of employment


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Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Mid level Years of experience: 3-5 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 18 Aug 2021 Expire in: 11 months

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