Department of Children and Families 
Human Services Prog Coord-Sen -Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences Program Coordinator - TRANSFER 
Job Announcement Code: 1202025

Classification Title(s)/JAC:
  Job Working Title(s): 
  Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Program Coordinator
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Pay will be based on the rules that apply to compensation upon transfer, reinstatement or voluntary demotion transactions. This position is in schedule/range 07-03. A six-month probationary period may be required.
Kathy Helland, HR Specialist Senior, 608-266-8998,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Servicewide Transfer
Deadline to Apply:
In order to be considered for this transfer opportunity, you must complete the application process by the end of the day (11:59 pm) on Thursday, May 31, 2012.

This job opportunity is open ONLY to current classified employees in Wisconsin State Civil Service who meet the position qualifications and whose current classification has a counterpart pay range equal to or higher than the pay range of the listed classification. This job opportunity is also open to persons eligible for reinstatement into classified Wisconsin State Civil Service.

The Department of Children and Families is seeking transfer candidates for a Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Program Coordinator position. This position serves as the lead to support and grow a sustainable statewide child maltreatment prevention infrastructure in collaboration with the Child Welfare and Family Violence Section, the WI Children's Trust Fund, the UW Madison Center on Child Welfare Policy and Practice, and other key stakeholders.

DCF is located on East Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown Madison, near the state capitol and the Madison Metro route. In addition, there is an on-site cafeteria and plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping venues. For more information about DCF, visit our website at

Position Summary:   This work includes coordination of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) strategies; support and leadership for Division trauma initiatives; and other cross systems coordination to improve child and family outcomes. The position provides oversight in all ACE activities at the Department level and collaborates with the DHS, CTF, Children’s Hospital and Health Systems, and other public and private agencies to provide statewide consultation to increase awareness of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health and well being; encourages increased assessment of trauma and ACEs in health care settings; enhances the capacity of communities to prevent and respond to trauma and ACE’s; assists in the collection and analysis of Wisconsin specific data on the relationship of ACEs and health outcomes; and acts as a resource for childhood trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences and related prevention and family support initiatives.

This position also provides a high level of independent practice and administrative consultation on a statewide basis to mental health and substance abuse service providers, public health departments, county human/social service departments, private and public agencies, organizations, and individuals for the promotion of trauma informed care, and optimal development and well being of children and families, including families at risk of maltreatment or already involved in the child welfare system. The position provides policy and programmatic expertise and technical consultation in the administration and interpretation of state policy that promotes healthy physical, social, emotional, and behavioral development of children and families, and related programs and services, including targeted case management services, other child maltreatment prevention programs and cross-systems coordination to improve child and family outcomes. The position develops, plans, implements, and evaluates program coordination efforts and processes using family support system principles to promote and improve cultural competence, systems access and program integration.

Special Notes:   Excellent written and verbal communications skills are critical to the performance of this position.

Qualifications:   Extensive knowledge of approved principles and practices of early childhood development and family support programs, public health, mental health or substance abuse services with a focus on evidence based and best practice programs and models that support the social and emotional development of children to impact the healthy development of children, especially children at risk of maltreatment.

Extensive knowledge of the role of the consultant in planning, developing and administering local programs.

Extensive knowledge of child development including physical, social, and emotional components; as well as comprehensive family support systems in providing consultation and technical assistance to local agencies.

Extensive knowledge of the organization of prevention resources in child welfare, public health, family support and early childhood systems that focus on healthy child development and children at risk of maltreatment.

Working knowledge of prevention evaluation designs, including implementation, data collection and analysis.

Working knowledge of grant writing, management, and implementation

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of personnel and agencies.

Ability to work with individuals and groups in a culturally and linguistically competent manner

Ability to organize, coordinate and lead diverse people into effective committees and task forces

Ability to interpret policies and procedures both in writing and orally.

Ability to guide the work of others and provide constructive program guidance.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

How To Apply:   Apply on-line with a resume and a letter of interest which fully details your experience as it relates to the duties and knowledge/skills/abilities of this position. Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t already have an account in the system. Once you are logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, attach a resume and then complete an exam, where you will submit your letter of interest.

Questions about this position should be directed to: Kathy Helland; DCF-Bureau of Human Resources, 201 E. Washington Ave., Rm. G-200, Madison, WI 53703, or e-mail The application deadline is the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on Thursday, May 31, 2012.