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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
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
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT (Level 1)
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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