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Training Specialist

Company: Talent at Upbring
Location: McAllen
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Family Services Training Specialist is responsible for the implementation and delivery of educational resources and training for foster care and adoptive applicants, foster care and adoptive parents and families, and staff in accordance to Agency and licensing standards and federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. Upbring is classified as an essential business by the state because the services we provide are critical to the wellbeing of thousands of children and families. Our Upbring staff members are servant-leaders on the pursuit of breaking the cycle of child abuse and empowering others to do the same through example while embodying our core values: We are Warriors. We are Servants. We are Family.

This position can office out of any Upbring Foster office (14 locations).


We Are Warriors | We Set the Standards for Child Welfare

Work Standards

  • Conduct pre-certification foster care and adoption training for potential foster care and adoptive parents and families for the purpose of parent and family preparedness
  • Research and identify training, community resources, and referral services based on collected data and information, industry trends, and informal and formal feedback from foster care and adoption parents and families
  • Identify, develop, and facilitate appropriate training programs, including the selection and design of training aids and resources
  • Designs, develop, and facilitate pre- and post-service training
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Communication

  • Data entry of training to electronic case management record
  • Maintain training plan (calendar) for new hire and annual staff training to meet licensing requirements
  • Maintain records and documentation of training and educational activities

We Are Servants| We Help Others

Teamwork

  • Collaborate with the Family Services team and community partners to ensure all prospective and foster care and adoptive parents and families are receiving quality training and educational activities to ensure foster care children, parents, and families are prepared for foster care placement and/or adoption

We Are Family | We Are Passionate & Compassionate

Building Relationships

  • Research and recommend external training programs
  • Design, develop annual training plan for foster parents and staff to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and licensing standards
  • Develop and maintain positive strong working relationships with the Family Services team, community partners, and service providers to ensure training needs and resources are available and meet the needs of the program, the foster care and adoptive children, their parents, and families
  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices
  • Actively participate in exhibiting cultural awareness and sensitivity when interacting with children, parent(s)/guardian(s), staff, and the community


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or closely related field
  • Bilingual (Spanish) proficiency (required for certain areas based on populations served)
  • Prior experience in public speaking and/or presenting to adult population
  • Knowledge and ability to design and deliver trainings to adult learners
  • Ability to establish rapport, trust, and ethical boundaries with staff, foster care and adoptive children, parents, and families
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Strong time management and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize competing requests/tasks
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently and with limited supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Valid TX drivers license and auto insurance coverage
  • Ability to apply sound judgment when making decisions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Go To Training platform

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3-year relevant experience; experience working with foster care, adoption, or child welfare service populations
  • 2 years experience designing and delivering training

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

  • This position requires sitting and looking and using a computer for long periods of time
  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 20 lbs.

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Agreement

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status. If the day-to-day work I perform differs significantly from the above outlined essential duties, it is my obligation to inform my supervisor and/or Organizational Development.

Keywords: Talent at Upbring, McAllen , Training Specialist, Other , McAllen, Texas

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