Trainer / College of Health Social Work

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Classification:Training & Development 5
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The UAA Child Welfare Academy trains and develops professional workers who work with Alaska's children and families to assure children are safe and families are strong. This position will provide state of the art training and staff development to new and existing State of Alaska Office of Children's Services (OCS) professional protective services workers, including supervisors and managers, and partner agencies (law enforcement, child welfare agencies, early childhood and tribal partners) throughout Alaska.

Duties:

100Provide state of the art training and staff development to new and existing state Office of Children''s Services (OCS) professional protective services workers including supervisors and managers, and partner agencies (law enforcement, child welfare agencies, early childhood and Tribal partners) throughout the State of Alaska. The training includes new staff orientations, specialized professional social work modules, advanced supervisory and management training. Develop training modules (online, classroom, webinars, and distance delivered workshops) for statewide OCS staff. Coordinate logistics to assure that training is delivered economically and efficiently. Ensure that training meets overall OCS policy and procedures. Coordinate training efforts with other trainers, under direction of the program director, to maximize consistency, quality and effectiveness. Review and provide training materials and relevant literature in fields of child protection and child welfare to OCS front line workers, supervisors, managers, and partners. Ongoing review of curriculum materials to ensure updated training programs. Provide coaching to new and existing workers. Coaching is task oriented and focused on personal growth that will enable staff to provide quality casework to families. Provide transfer of learning activities such as coaching and mentoring to workers and supervisors as requested according to the developed model within CWA. Develop, refine and analyze training evaluations. Provide and revise training curriculum accordingly. Provide community education and facilitation of meetings if needed. Train OCS personnel and partner agencies'' personnel to become "in-house" trainers. Deliver training of the trainers as requested. Assist with statewide evaluation of child welfare system, i.e., policies, procedures, practices as requested by OCS.Essential

A successful candidate must have the ability to function independently within a complex, multifaceted statewide organization (OCS) as a trainer and partner in development of best practice modules. Applicant should understand and be able to work with a highly charged political arena of child protection; skill to communicate with all levels of experience and responsibility within the organization, and to work with many partners in the child welfare system, including the legal arena. Must know federal and state child welfare laws and regulations, NASW Code of Ethics, Federal policy, procedures and best child welfare practices.

Position: Trainer / College of Health Social Work (two term-funded positions)

The UAA Child Welfare Academy trains and develops professional workers who work with Alaska's children and families to assure children are safe and families are strong. This position will provide state of the art training and staff development to new and existing State of Alaska Office of Children's Services (OCS) professional protective services workers, including supervisors and managers, and partner agencies (law enforcement, child welfare agencies, early childhood and tribal partners) throughout Alaska.

Duties:

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

This position requires an extensive knowledge of best practices within child welfare, including family engagement, risk and safety assessment, interviewing, case planning, permanency and other facets. Knowledge of management/supervisory theory and skills to develop management/supervisory training. Ability to relate to diverse workforce and to assess their knowledge and ability levels, and to develop training plans for the workforce. Consultation skills to work with OCS personnel in all areas of child welfare. Ability to utilize technology in development and delivery of training modules; development and use of presentation technology (i.e., PowerPoint and Blackboard, etc.). Independently able to evaluate training effectiveness and develop appropriate program for training to those needs. Knowledge of statewide data systems and their impact on worker performance and effectiveness. Ability to network with national trainers, as well as, state and federal child welfare administrators, trainers, and educators.
Extensive knowledge and/or skills in working with Alaska Native culture, supervisory skills in child welfare settings, curriculum development skills, distance education knowledge, instructional design and experience; presentation technology skills; experience in teaching/training and adult learning is preferred.

Required Experience:

Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master's degree in related field with three years of child welfare experience or Bachelor's Degree in Social Work or related field with four years of child welfare experience with one of those years in supervision of child welfare.

(two term-funded positions)

Salary Grade 81 (exempt):  Salary Depending upon experience.

 

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment.  Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination

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