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Request for Proposals - Trauma Counseling Services/Program

Company: American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-V
Location: New York
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Request for Proposals - Trauma Counseling Services/Program The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-VA) is requesting proposals from interested parties to provide workplace counseling and trauma services for our staff due to the nature of the work that we do across the state of Virginia. ACLU-VA is interested in building a long-term relationship with a provider who can continue to build on this program over multiple years. ACLU- VA is an integrated advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the civil liberties and civil rights of the residents of Virginia focused on racial and social justice. The ACLU of Virginia currently has 23 full-time employees and will continue to grow within the next six to nine months. We are inviting the submission of proposals from qualified providers to us by July 12, 2022, for consideration. Please indicate your intent to submit a proposal via email to by June 27, 2022.
Scope of Work Conduct discovery meetings with the Chief Equity Officer and the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging team and staff to develop a customized trauma/coping counseling program for employees in the workplace.
Develop a curriculum for group workshops focused on workplace trauma and overall mental health due to the nature of the ACLU work.
Provide individual group counseling for the ACLU of Virginia team members
Facilitate Group Workshops on a schedule defined during program development
Facilitate quarterly workshops in staff meetings on specified topics
Provide resources and tools for dealing with workplace trauma and overall mental health
Conduct feedback surveys on an agreed-upon schedule. Suggest modifications to the program as needed based on feedback.
Conduct periodic update meetings with stakeholders.
Provider Requirements and Responsibilities Requirements Licensed Professional Counselor
Master's degree in counseling (preferred)
Certification in trauma counseling
At least 5 years of trauma counseling experience
Professional experience working with clients outside of the medical facility space.
Willing to work with the internal working group to help design a customized program for the organization.
Willing to attend occasional staff meetings to discuss the program availability
Willing to meet remotely or conference call to discuss matters
Comfortable with public speaking as well as interpersonal communications
Strong understanding of chemical, physical, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual effects of stress and trauma on individuals advocating for racial and social justice.
Provide a written presentation or counseling program introduction guide to ACLU-VA new employees during onboard briefings. Presentations should include the program benefits, offerings, and mental health awareness relating to workplace trauma, health vs unhealthy coping mechanisms, and relationship management.
Conduct workshops for staff on a schedule to be determined during program development.
Be available to ACLU-VA employees for a minimum of four hours per month.
Preferred to be available for short notice conversations or events that require group debriefings. Short notice is defined as 48 to 72 hours of notice.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Program Expected Fees Program development and maintenance time includes all meetings with internal staff
Monthly counseling hours
Additional Individual employee sessions (as needed with written approval)
Group counseling sessions/workshops
Survey and/or evaluation development and analysis
ACLU-VA requests the submitted price be locked in for 3 years (if the proposer cannot meet this requirement, please list prices for 3 year period)
Your Response to This Request for Proposal In responding to this request, please provide the following information: 1. Letter of Intent, including experience with trauma services in a non-medical organization, understanding of grief, coping, and resilience. 2. Professional Resume and portfolio of experience in traumatic mental health 3. Description of understanding and how you meet, exceed, or do not meet each required item of the RFP sections 1 and 2. These responses should be clearly typed out and labeled as to which component of the RFP is being described. 4. Set forth your fee proposal and ensure that the fee is sufficient to cover the work that you expect to perform if you are awarded this engagement 5. Listing of credentials and certifying agencies 6. Three Reference Letters. ACLU-VA has the right to contact the individual or organizations identified in these letters.
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Keywords: American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU-V, New York , Request for Proposals - Trauma Counseling Services/Program, Other , New York, New York

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