Job Title: Director, NC Child Treatment
CCFH Program: North Carolina Child Treatment Program (NC
Location: Durham, NC
Position Type: Full-Time
Reports to: CCFH Executive Director
Program Description: The purpose of the North Carolina Child
Treatment Program (NC CTP) is to implement, disseminate, and
sustain an array of evidence-based, mental health treatment models
(EBTs), addressing psychological trauma, attachment, and disruptive
behaviors among children birth through 18 years of age. These
efforts are designed toward assuring that effective – and
cost-effective – mental health treatment is available in
communities and facilities across North Carolina. NC CTP faculty
and staff meet this objective through clinical and administrative
workforce development and support, and through collaboration with
policy leadership across the Systems of Care. NC CTP is funded by
contract with the North Carolina Division of Health and Human
Services (NC DHHS).
NC CTP is a program of the Center for Child and Family Health
(CCFH). Established in 1996, the Center for Child and Family Health
(CCFH) is a community-based nonprofit organization and
collaboration among Duke University, University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. CCFH’s
mission is to define, practice, and teach the highest standards of
care in treating and preventing childhood trauma, serving more than
2,500 children and families each year. CCFH training faculty are
committed to developing and sustaining a child trauma mental health
workforce across North Carolina and the country, leveraging state
and federal programs to support clinical training, consultation,
and technical assistance. CCFH faculty hail from Duke University,
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina
Central University. They include clinicians, researchers,
nationally-endorsed trainers in evidenced-based treatments (EBTs),
and clinical and implementation experts. CCFH is located in Durham,
North Carolina, and is a Category III site in the National Child
Traumatic Stress Network (Substance Abuse and Mental Health
Services Administration, U.S. DHHS).
Occupational Summary: The Director will be an
active leader of NC CTP internally and externally, providing
visionary thought leadership to steer NC CTP’s course, representing
the program within the organization as well as to external
stakeholders across the state, and overseeing the daily operations
of the program.
Reporting to the CCFH Executive Director, the NC CTP Director
- Cultivate and maintain relationships across North Carolina to
advocate for NC CTP, CCFH, and traumarelated evidence-based mental
health treatments for children and families;
- Stay abreast of developments in child mental health
evidence-based treatment best practice, dissemination and
implementation principles, and the service delivery landscape in
which they are embedded, including Medicaid transformation, foster
care system changes, emerging State and Federal priorities and
opportunities, and partner initiatives and opportunities for
- Steward NC CTP contracts with NC DHHS and its Divisions;
Offer transformational leadership that promotes ownership and
empowerment, and positions NC CTP for continued sustainability and
- Represent NC CTP at CCFH-wide leadership meetings and work
- Ensure that NC CTP daily operations are aligned with
programmatic mission and vision, including leading strategic
planning efforts, and inspiring and motivating program staff in
pursuit of excellence.
- Clearly communicate and advance our vision and priorities for
meeting the needs of the child and familyserving mental health
workforce both internally and externally. Lead an effort to build
ownership within project teams, to position NC CTP for new
opportunities and to sustain growth to date.
- Provide oversight of program deliverables, including annual
scope of work and budget, development and sustainment of
programmatic and special initiatives funding, and personnel hiring
- Supervise NC CTP program leads and collaborate with project
leads for special projects, workgroups, and committees.
- Participate in external workgroups and taskforces related to
NC CTP mission and sustainability.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by the individual assigned to this
classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities and duties.
Required Qualifications at This Level
Experience: Significant leadership experience
with organizational growth and system-level integration in the
private or non-profit sector; strongly preferred background in
trauma-informed mental health, child and family services, or other
Skills: Excellent verbal and written
communication, advocacy, external relations, program development,
Qualities: Genuine passion for meeting the
needs of children and families exposed to trauma and adversity;
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a self-reflective
and growth oriented leadership style; persuasiveness and
determination; ability to inspire and motivate; optimism and
ability to find opportunities in challenging situations.
Travel Requirements: Routine travel within the
Triangle area; occasional statewide travel. Physical Requirements:
Salary: Salary range is commensurate with
experience, beginning at $120,000.
APPLICATION INFORMATION Please email a letter
of interest and resume to Kelly Knapp at Kelly.Knapp@duke.edu.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is
filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.