Instructor - Home Care Aide Trainer
This recruitment is to establish an applicant pool for future vacancies. Individuals will be contacted as vacancies occur.
Invista Performance Solutions (ISP), a partnership of Northwest Colleges, has new training opportunities and is seeking to hire an instructional facilitator with dynamic, engaging presentation skills and knowledge of practices for delivery of Home Care Aide courses onsite in Washington State.
This position will share your experience and passion for providing home care. Conduct training using highly interactive, activity-based curriculum designed to develop the professional skills, knowledge and performance of long-term care workers. Sessions include skills demonstrations, group discussions, role plays, team presentations, and other participatory activities. This position requires strong classroom management skills and confidence in explaining care-related concepts and procedures as well as modeling professional and leadership behaviors.
Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) is a collaboration of four Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges: Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, and Tacoma Community College. We have new training opportunities and are seeking to hire an instructor with good presentation skills and knowledge of practices for delivery.
- Facilitate training using activity-based curriculum intended to develop the professional skills, knowledge and performance of long-term care workers in their jobs as a Home Care Aide.
- Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience levels and must be comfortable managing differences in opinion and perspective.
- Facilitate the curriculum according to published Instructor and Student guides.
- Observe and evaluate student work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.
- Manage student behavior to maintain a productive, positive, and safe learning environment.
- Administer written or oral performance tests as required by the curriculum.
- Maintain accurate administrative records, such as attendance and test scores.
- Manage classroom materials and room set-up.
- Participate in ongoing paid professional development, including but not limited to conference calls, one-on-one coaching, in-service days, and peer observations.
- Always model professional behavior and exemplary customer service.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- One year of direct care experience.
- Have one hundred hours of teaching adults on topics directly related to the home care aide training; or be willing to participate in a minimum of 40 hours of co-teaching with a qualified instructor.
- Have a Community Instructor Code from DSHS.
- Be a registered nurse with work experience within the last five years with the elderly or persons with disabilities requiring long-term care in a community setting.
- Have an associate degree in a health field and six months of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through DDD per chapter 388-101 WAC, or home care setting.
- Have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and one year of professional or caregiving experience within the last five years in an adult family home, boarding home, supported living through DDD per chapter 388-101 WAC, or home care setting.
- One year experience with long-term care in a home care setting.
- Meets the requirements to work as a registered or licensed practical nurse, certified nurse assistant, long term care worker, or related professional.
- Bilingual in English/Korean, English/Vietnamese, or English/Lao preferred.
- Experience with ESL/ELL students.
- Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment.
- Trainers must have transportation and be willing to travel to designated training locations in the Puget Sound area.
- Must possess a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license and have access to vehicle for transportation.
- Must be willing to take the new Home Care Aide Certification Exam within 6 months of hire.
- Be 21 years of age.
- Not had a professional health care, adult family home, boarding home, or social services license or certification revoked in Washington State.
- Must use the detailed Instructor Guides and Student Materials exactly as designed, and attend the Instructor Training course to familiarize yourself with the new training content, materials, and approach.
- Ability to select and apply instructional techniques appropriate to the situation.
- Good active listening skills, including giving full attention to others, taking time to understand, asking appropriate questions, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Excellent customer service and motivational skills.
- Highly organized with good attention to detail.
- Possess excellent classroom management skills.
- Demonstrated experience teaching individuals from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Demonstrated experience developing curriculum which addresses cultural diversity.
- Commitment to innovative instructional approaches such as cross disciplinary or team teaching.
- Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to inspire and assist adult learners gain competency in content area.
- Flexibility to adapt teaching to student learning styles.
- Skill in building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
- Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
- Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population, both within and outside the college.
- Skill in using data and information to assess and understand issues, evaluate options, form conclusions and make decisions.
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package (in order listed) and complete the online application profile at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/dist/hr/.
- Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities. (Cover Letter)
- Detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)
- Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts (official transcripts required prior to hire for the successful candidate). International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: www.naces.org/members.htm. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process; official transcripts required prior to hire. (Transcripts)
- A list of at least two professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references. (References)
Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
Terms of Employment:
These are part time hourly positions scheduled to work varied hours. The class schedule will depend on student schedules and needs. The pay rate is $25.00 to $35.00 per hour. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary for this position is $25.00 to $35.00 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. However, your paycheck is just part of the total compensation package.
Physical Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office setting.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.
Screening & Interview Process:
Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. Following the review of application materials, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Check the email account you used for the application process for communication regarding the status of your application. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.
Conditions of Employment:
- An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in that policy.
Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) is a collaboration of four Pierce County Community and Technical Colleges: Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, and Tacoma Community College. We have new training opportunities and are seeking to hire an instructor with good presentation skills and knowledge of practices for delivery of Home Care Aide (HCA) courses in Washington State. This position is an opportunity to share your experience and passion for providing home care.
The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. Decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.
For more information about this position or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: [email protected].
Questions regarding equal employment opportunities or discrimination may be directed to the following:
Holly Gorski, Vice President for Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
Paula Henson-Williams, District Affirmative Action Officer