CHILD WELFARE TRAINING SPECIALIST/SPECIAL INITIATIVES COORDINATOR
JOB NO.: 93718-AS
Work Type: Staff-Full Time
Department: L&S/SOCIAL WORK/SOC WORK
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement
Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable
Position Vacancy ID: 93718-AS
Working Title: Child Welfare Training Specialist/Special Initiatives Coordinator
Official Title: SR OUTREACH SPEC(S92BN) or OUTREACH SPECIALIST(S92DN) or ASSOC OUTREACH SPEC(S92FN)
Hiring Department: A488200-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/SOCIAL WORK/SOC WORK
Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 19, 2018
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Minimum $37,894 Maximum $72,813 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Degree and Area of Specialization:
Bachelor's Degree required; preferred fields include Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Human Services, Human Ecology, or Education. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Significant experience either directly in or in support of public child welfare, specifically in applying, implementing, supervising, or supporting Child Protective Services. Prefer at least two years of management and supervisory experience. Applicants must have demonstrated success developing, delivering, and supporting adult education and/or staff development and in engaging individuals and groups in learning. This position requires the ability to work both collaboratively as part of the broader statewide Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System and independently.
Ideal candidates will have the following knowledge and skills:
-Extensive knowledge of CPS practice in Wisconsin.
-Keen understanding of CPS services and resources in Wisconsin.
-Substantial knowledge of statutes and standards governing child welfare services in Wisconsin and best practice literature.
-Substantial knowledge of adult learning concepts and methodologies.
-Demonstrated understanding of Wisconsin's Child Welfare Model for Practice.
-Strong technical writing skills.
-Strong verbal presentation and group facilitation skills.
-Excellent active listening and engagement skills.
-A track record of strong customer/client service.
License or certificate:
This position will report to the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS). The Child Welfare Training Specialist/Special Initiatives Coordinator will support the WCPWDS and its partner, the Department of Children and Families, to promote and foster competence for child welfare workers toward a goal of improving child safety, permanence, and well-being for children and families in the state of Wisconsin. Primary position responsibilities include training development, delivery, and support as well as outreach to new CPS workers.
The WCWPDS promotes best child-welfare practice through education, skill development, strategic partnerships, and effective advocacy.
For more information about the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System, visit: http://wcwpds.wisc.edu/
Instructions to applicants:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.
An applicant may be hired into the Associate, no prefix or Senior Outreach Specialist title dependent on experience. Title will be determined upon hire. Salary will be commensurate with work experience.
For questions on the position, contact: Brent Nelson at [email protected] or 608-262-5712.
To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.
Additional Link: Full Position Details
NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
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Advertised: Feb 28 2018 Central Standard Time
Application Close: Mar 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time