Subcontracting Opportunity: Technical Assistance in Therapeutic Narrative Development, Los Angeles, CA (Due January 10, 2017)


CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide key support related to the Supportive Housing Community Advocates program. The subcontractor will provide coordination and administrative support for Speak UP! and Tenant Knowledge Exchange (TKE) trainings, deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development and social media, systemize the documentation of program activities and the methodologies for scaling up and program replication, and provide clinical support to coaches, advocates, and alumni and should be available for approximately 6-8 months.

Planned activities:

  • Coordination meetings and activities
    Participate in regular scheduled check in meetings with program manager, volunteer coaches, and alumni advocates as requested.
  • Program Development support
    In consultation with Program Manager, assist in development and expansion of alumni network and advocate training. Coordinate volunteers and provide feedback, documentation and collateral material for workshop trainings. Formalize and package training curriculum for replication.
  • Coach / Advocate support
    Participate in coach orientation, conduct monthly coach debriefing, monitor coach/advocate interactions and provide additional support as needed.
  • Workshop Support/ Facilitation
    Support monthly trainings including agenda development, coordination of coaching sessions, and facilitation. Develop and deliver three 1.5 hour workshops covering narrative development and social media.

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Deliver 3 workshops covering therapeutic narrative development and social media.

Deliverable 2: Systemize documentation of program activities and methodologies for scaling up and program replication and provide clinical support to coaches, advocates, and alumni.

Funding Available:

An amount not to exceed $10,000 is available for this project.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Ann English at ann.english@csh.org on or before January 10, 2017.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise (Masters level training in Narrative Therapy required)
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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