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Training Director

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Boys & Girls Aid Portland , OR 97228

Posted 2 months ago

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We are an equal opportunity employer; including veteran and/or disability status.


The Training Director oversees and manages functions related to training provided to staff, agency foster parents, and Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) prospective foster and adoptive families. This position requires a leader who is an excellent communicator with internal and external customers who can model the overall Agency Core Ideology, policies, procedures, and best practices to training recipients.


  • Develops, directs, and/or implements Agency trainings; meets with Program Services Administrators regularly to ensure training systems are operating smoothly and training needs are met, which includes:

  • Foundations Trainings for DHS foster and adoptive families

  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training system coordination

  • Staff training system coordination

  • Agency foster parent training

  • Develop, implement, and market Agency trainings

  • Secures training consultation resources in response to program needs

  • Oversees, develops, implements, coordinates, and presents training program for Agency foster care services that satisfies Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) standards and agency policies, including precertification trainings and ongoing monthly trainings post-certification

  • Ensures Foundations Trainings are presented four times per year in compliance with contractor expectations

  • Administers the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) trainer program, including implementing models and providing guidance to trainers and parent mentors; ensures trainings to program staff and foster parents are congruent with Agency policies and procedures

  • Coordinates and/or performs ongoing training/support to certified families about special needs on a case-by-case basis, including: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; drug impacts; reactive attachment; MR/DD; sexually reactivity; ADHD; developmental delays; and, significant emotional and behavioral issues

  • Researches and secures additional consultative/training resources to meet needs identified by program directors

  • Develops, updates, and improves new and existing training curricula on an ongoing basis, including handouts, and other material for dissemination

  • Designs and presents Agency staff trainings as requested

  • Ensures evaluation of trainings, including the creation, distribution, and analysis of results/outcomes of each training offered

  • Provides written feedback and assessment of non-staff training participants to supervisors, contractors, and other parties as identified.

  • Integrates adult learning principles in all trainings and meetings within the scope of this position, including preparing the learning environment and providing reasonable accommodations for diverse learners

  • Drives own car or agency vehicle to various locations as a regular part of performed work

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer


Must be able to provide appropriate services and interact appropriately with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and other cultural groups, considering their needs and impact of the interaction.

  • Job

    Master's degree preferred with two (2) years of post-graduate experience or Bachelor's degree (required) with four (4) years of post-degree experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have post-degree experience in developing curriculum and providing training; delivers services to families and children, foster parents, or in adoption. Must have knowledge of adult learning theory, training/curricula development, training delivery, and project coordination. Must be familiar with Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, child development, the psychosocial dynamics of foster care, and special needs issues. Level 5
  • Supervising: No supervisory responsibilities. Has direct interaction and responsibility for ensuring compliance, Agency policies and procedures, and best practices are followed, including evaluating competencies of applicable staff. Will manage consultants and trainers, develop working agreements, conduct evaluations, develop contractual relationships and ensure deliverables are met. Level 3
  • Decision Making: Makes decisions within scope of responsibility, responsible for customer satisfaction and long-term relations. The scope of decision making responsibilities is such that decisions or judgments have the capacity to adversely impact Agency operations. Ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies. Ability to introduce and support internal program changes based on program planning decisions. Level 5
  • Interpersonal Skills/Interactions: Networks with multiple Agency departments and teams, and some community partners. Must be able to apply clinical assessment skills to interactions with clients. Must be able to effectively present information to public groups. Must be able to appropriately interact with people from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic and other cultural groups. Regularly interacts and communicates with a broad range of people in individual and group settings. Interpersonal skills are crucial to this position and they may be demanding or difficult. Must be able to apply clinical assessment skills to interactions with children and families. Level 5
  • Impact: Client satisfaction is critical to the fulfillment of position responsibilities. Treatment and services offered by others are influenced or directed by this position. Influence Agency image positively or negatively by results of personal work. Assigned responsibilities include collaboration on program or policy development and positive treatment outcomes. Level 5

REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES (including Licenses and/or Certifications)


  • Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence (Oregon or Washington), personal automobile liability insurance, and pass a DMV driving record check.

  • Must meet the driving requirements under the Agency Safe Driving Policy and maintain a good driving record that is eligible for coverage by the agency's current insurance provider

  • Must successfully pass the Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check and, if applicable, fingerprinting

  • Must be able to pass the pre-employment reference checks

  • Must be able to provide official or unofficial grade transcripts, including the education level, from all educational institutions mentioned in the education section of the employment application

  • Must be able to provide a copy of his/her own social security card for W-4 documentation

  • Must be able to provide applicable documentation for I-9 in order to establish identity and authorization to work in the U.S.

  • Must maintain First Aid and CPR certifications

  • Must successfully complete Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) training


  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking and preparing and delivering presentations

  • Requires a high level of clinical skills and knowledge for assess strength of marriage/partnerships, family dynamics, parenting skills, and resolution of family of origin issues

  • Successful competency dealing with diverse audiences (youth, families, staff, etc.)

  • Engages with all internal and external customers with tact and empathy

  • Ability to handle difficult people or situations in a courteous manner

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with competing timelines for multiple stakeholders

  • Technology literate, including ability to use computers, operating and networked systems, databases, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint), etc.

  • Sufficient manual dexterity and physical ability to perform assigned tasks


  • Regular and reliable attendance is required to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, which may include working nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Stands, walks, bends, stoops, and sits in front of a computer screen on a consistent basis; must be able to keyboard and use wrists and hands

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment at Agency headquarters; must be able to occasionally drive by own car or Agency vehicle to various locations (including Agency sites) when necessary, including day and night driving

  • Will work with children involved in the Child Welfare system; may encounter highly anxious/agitated youth and their families; interactions with young children are unpredictable and carry some personal risks while performing assigned work

  • Noise level in the work environment is low to moderate

Note: This job description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Training Director

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Boys & Girls Aid