CHILD WELFARE TRAINING SPECIALIST/SPECIAL INITIATIVES COORDINATOR

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Mar 01, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 93718-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: L&S/SOCIAL WORK/SOC WORK


Location: Madison

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

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MARCH 19, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

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:



Position Summary:

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.



Additional Information:

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/



Contact:

Kristine Craker
craker@wisc.edu
608-262-2299
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



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 bnelson@wisc.edu 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

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.



Advertised: Feb 28 2018 Central Standard Time


Application Close: Mar 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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