Organizational Trauma Informed Care Specialist

Heartspring is the leading provider of services for children with special needs in Wichita, KS and the surrounding communities. Each year, hundreds of families reach out to Heartspring for resources for their children age birth to 21.

We pride ourselves on creating hope for our team members, through challenges they may face, by providing support and resources. If you are passionate about helping others, and you consider kindness and compassion two of your top strengths, working at Heartspring will be the most rewarding career journey of your life.

 Our Organizational Trauma Informed Care Specialist is instrumental in promoting a trauma informed culture by engaging  Heartspring staff, and by modeling behaviors which reflect the goals and ideals of the project, such as:  safety, trustworthiness and transparency, peer support, collaboration, empowerment and sensitivity to culture.


Some of the major responsibilities for this position include:

  • Debriefing after critical incidents
    • Review with appropriate supervisory staff any work comp, special incident and student-on-student reports to determine need for facilitated debriefing
    • Conduct necessary debriefings with staff
    • Report and make recommendations to appropriate directors based on information gleaned in debriefings
  • Training
    • Train supervisors to recognize the signs of direct and secondary trauma in their employees
    • Train employees in self-care and emotional regulation
    • Implement a “train the trainer” model, empowering supervisors to better support their direct reports
    • Research and develop relevant training material
  • Build culture – increase the organizational understanding of the impact of trauma in our employees’ lives
    • Develop, support and encourage peer led initiatives related to trauma informed care
    • Evaluate organizational policies and procedures as they relate to trauma informed care and make recommendations to update as needed
  • Provide resources
    • Assemble a variety of resources to assist staff with a wide range of work and personal trauma experiences, including a robust catalog of local referral resources
    • Assist supervisors in identifying and dealing with trauma related concerns in their environment
  • Measurement
    • Create and utilize measurement tools for outputs and outcomes
    • Assess impact of direct and secondary trauma on workforce
      • Health
      • Attendance
      • Morale
      • Retention


Flexible schedule, to meet needs of second and weekend shifts. 


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Special Education or related program required.
  • Minimum of three years related experience.
  • Expertise in teaching/training adult learners in knowledge and skills required for improving work competencies.
  • At least 3 years of experience working within the health and human service fields as a provider, supervisor, administrator, or other related position.
  • Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Masters Level Psychologist is required. Teaching experience and certification as a Trauma Treatment Therapist is a plus.


 Competitive salary based on related work experience.


Heartspring offers a generous benefit package including paid vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, group insurance and retirement plans. Benefits for licensed positions also include liability insurance, some continuing education, licensure and professional dues.



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All job openings are located in Wichita, KS.

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