Police Department

The Co-Director of the MB CIT TTAC (Metro Boston Crisis Intervention Team Training and Technical Assistance Center) is responsible for coordination, evaluation and curriculum development for the 40hr. Crisis Intervention Team training as well as the development of advanced trainings for law enforcement partners.  Program Director will ensure that training standards are maintained.  This will involve managing all aspects of the training day from food set up to facilitation and registrations.  Providing technical assistance to trainers and orienting trainers to the needs of the participants. The Co-Program Director will work in conjunction with the Director of the Community Outreach, Help & Recovery Unit (COHR) to set strategic goals and assist in managing day to day operations, specifically responsible for facilitation and management of a minimum of 50% of CIT classes. 


Essential Functions

  • Manage Somerville’s MB CIT-TTAC. Identify CIT collaborators, meets mandated training benchmarks and improve CIT training and outcomes for the metro-Boston region.
  • Acts as a backup to the COHR Director and may manages CIT for Boston Police Department and other new police partners.  
  • Identify and advance collaborations with government agencies and service providers to inform CIT training. 
  • Provide guidance and assist in developing case management and outreach systems for law enforcement partners; including clinical consultation. 
  • Identify and develop advanced training topics for currently trained CIT Officers. 
  • Identify evidence-based best practices for prevention and harm reduction related to issues of mental health, addiction and co-occurring issues.
  • Organize meetings with high-level decision makers to communicate crisis intervention and prevention best practices for target populations.
  • Identify or provide training to Public Safety partners including Fire, EMT and Emergency Department, and Psychiatric Emergency Services to further the mission of CIT.
  • Supervise Project Assistant in grants management and the development of content for MB CIT TTAC manuals and presentations. 
  • Participate in the development of stakeholder meetings for Police partners.  

Safety Sensitive Position.


Recommended Minimum Qualifications                                                                


Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, Psychology or other Licensed Mental Health certification (LICSW preferred) and five (5) years’ experience in clinical role, with a minimum of 3 years working with partners in the criminal justice system; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, abilities and skills to perform the essential functions of the position.


Prior experience of meaningful collaboration with sworn officers, City agencies, emergency services, service providers, community groups and academics is ideal.


Prior experience with training coordination including public speaking; curriculum development and presentation technology. 


Special Requirements:

Position requires frequent travel to satellite training locations as well as offsite meetings. Driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skill


Knowledge: Must have demonstrated knowledge of current law enforcement and community intervention strategies.  Understanding of crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies with individuals impacted by behavioral health. As well as, Clinical assessment skills and background in trauma informed care strategies.


Abilities:  Ability to collaborate with and persuade decision makers through oral and written communication; ability to organize seminars and meetings to communicate training and findings to governmental and community organizations; ability to research, develop and update effective curriculum materials; ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to operate a computer; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to deal appropriately with employees, officials and members of the general public.


Skills:  Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word, spreadsheet applications, presentation software and social media.


Work Environment                                                                                                  

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements.  Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant.  Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments.


Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.


Physical Skills

Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  May also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.)


Motor Skills

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.


Visual Skills

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by February 19, 2019 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: [email protected]

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].

Full Time
$76,500.00 a year plus benefits
Application Start Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Application End Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019