ECI Training Specialist IV

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Austin , TX 78719

Posted 2 weeks ago

Training Specialist IV Position is selected by and reports to the Manager of Policy and Support, Early Childhood Intervention program. Performs complex, senior-level training, technical assistance and consultative work for the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C for the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program with a focus on education and training for internal and external stakeholders.

Collaborates with subject matter experts, internal and external stakeholders, contractors, and program leadership to identify training needs relating to the provision of ECI services. Analyzes training and technical assistance needs, and develops and prepares informational and/or training and technical assistance activities, materials, and products. Coordinates the development of e-learning deliverables and opportunities.

Responsible for managing and updating e-learning methodologies and technology to ensure compliance with accessibility requirements. Works under limited direction and supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Essential Job Functions:

Training Development -- Designs, plans, develops, implements and evaluates training and technical assistance products for the IDEA Part C early intervention service delivery system in Texas. Develops and incorporates effective adult learning principles and strategies in training products and deliverables.

Requests for feedback and input from stakeholders are professionally presented and respectful of stakeholder time, opinions and system needs. Project plans are appropriate to the audience, evidence-based, timely and complete. Educational modules have clear and concise learning objectives that address the learning needs of the identified audience and incorporate feedback and requests from contractors, state office staff and other stakeholders.

Education and training products may include, e-learning products, written documents (modules, resource guides, and tip sheets), in-person presentations, trainings and/or technical assistance, videos and other multi-media products. (35%) Resources -- Manages and maintains a statewide on-line registration system for training activities including webinars and GoToMeeting activities. Manages licenses for online surveys, online webinar software and e-learning software. Professionally hosts and/or provides supports to presenters on hosting webinars.

Improves and manages the home page content for webinars and training website for contractors and state office staff. Maintains a working knowledge and proficiency in the use of training development software for e-learning and other formats. Accurately and timely produces reports and information for the evaluation of the effectiveness of training activities to include webinars and presentations. (25%) Subject Matter Expert

  • Accessibility -- Lead subject matter expert on regulations to ensure compliance with HHSC Accessibility policy Section 508, and Texas Administrative Code Chapter 206 and 213. Works with the Accessibility Office and the information resource divisions to obtain approval and guidance on initiatives.

    Maintains current working knowledge of HHSC Accessibility policies and relevant Texas requirements. (20%) Assists with special projects and assignments as requested. This may include, participating on workgroups, preparing reports and conducting research assignments. (15%) Other Duties as Assigned (5%) Knowledge Skills Abilities:
  • Knowledge of recommended practices related to providing early intervention services. Knowledge of adult education principles and strategies.

    Knowledge of teaching strategies and methodologies. Skill in curricula planning, instructional design and development. Skill in delivering presentations/training Skill in using Microsoft MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Articulate Storyline and/or other curricula development software.

    Skill in developing e-learning modules. Skill in researching evidence-based practices in early childhood intervention. Ability to solicit feedback from different target audiences and analyze information gathered.

    Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing. Ability to track, manage and prioritize workgroup deliverables.

    Registration or Licensure

    Requirements:

NA Initial Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree or four years work experience in special education, educational curriculum development and instruction, education leadership, education administration, early intervention, early childhood education, Psychology, human or social services, social work or related field may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree At least one-year work experience in curriculum development. At least one-year work experience delivering presentations/training.

    At least one-year work Experience developing/designing interactive e-learning trainings preferred. Ability to travel at least 15% Additional Information:

For those selected for interview, they will be asked to complete an in-basket will be conducted during the interview process Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position.

All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. MOS Code:

No direct military occupations relate to the responsibilities of the position being posted.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form

  • Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



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