Academy Trainer

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Academy Trainer

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.


Job Summary:
The College of Social Sciences, School of Social Work at Eastern Washington University and Family Resource and Training Center (FRTC) invites applications for a full time Academy Trainer for the Child Welfare Academy program.

The FRTC is the physical center that supports Idaho children and families through partnering work between Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) and the Division of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Eastern Washington University (EWU); and Eastern Washington children and families through partnering work between Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Eastern Washington University (EWU).

Under direction of the Lead Trainer, the Academy Trainer will provide Academy, In-service, and other training opportunities for the staff of the Department of Health and Welfare and provide on-the job-training through modeling, mentoring, and coaching of new Department employees within a specified region. Responsibilities are focused on training, collaboration, and feedback.

Position is located in Coeur d'Alene. The position will require the selected candidate to travel as needed to fulfill the position job duties, up to 10% of work time approximately. Travel will occur throughout the state of Idaho, and could include multi-day/overnight trips. Travel will be required for supervision, training purposes, and multi-day conferences.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Academy (new-hire/on-boarding) training for Department employees.
  • Provide In-Service training as requested for Department employees.
  • Mentor new Department staff through modeling, collaboration, and coaching for Region 1.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Collaboration for curriculum development.
  • Build relationships with community partners and engage them in training opportunities as they arise.
  • Assess and provide feedback to Department supervisors regarding employee engagement and retention/application of training material.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Department staff.
  • Documentation
    • Accurate tracking of attendance at trainings.
    • Monitoring of Department employee progress through Academy sessions.
    • Collection and summary of pre/post test knowledge checks.
    • Collection of trainer evaluation forms to be submitted to Lead Trainer.
    • Summary report of the time/activities spent coaching and mentoring new Department employees.


Required Qualifications:
  • BSW
  • At least five years of child welfare experience.
  • Experience in training.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in all of the following:
    • Knowledge of curriculum development.
    • Knowledge of the foster care system.
    • Flexibility to provide services as requested by the Department.
    • Positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, Department of Health and Welfare, and community partners.
    • Ability to engage and foster a connection with attendees during training.
    • Ability to learn various platforms and modalities to conduct trainings.
  • Required licensing and other required abilities:
    • Valid Driver’s License, insurance and access to reliable personal transportation; travel required (mileage reimbursed) as described above in Conditions of Employment.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Additionally, all employees are expected to demonstrate ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Be a current State of Idaho Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).
  • Have child welfare experience.
  • Understand the responsibilities associated with the child welfare systems.
  • Have knowledge of clinical treatment.
  • Have experience working with foster care children.


Other Skills and Abilities:


Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
Training & Mentoring
  • Provide Academy (new-hire/on-boarding) training for Department employees.
  • Provide In-Service training as requested for Department employees.
  • Mentor new Department staff through modeling, collaboration, and coaching for Region.
  • Attend meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Collaboration for curriculum development.
  • Build relationships with community partners and engage them in training opportunities as they arise.
  • Assess and provide feedback to Department supervisors regarding employee engagement and retention/application of training material.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Department staff.
  • Documentation
    • Accurate tracking of attendance at trainings.
    • Monitoring of Department employee progress through Academy sessions.
    • Collection and summary of pre/post test knowledge checks.
    • Collection of trainer evaluation forms to be submitted to Lead Trainer.
    • Summary report of the time/activities spent coaching and mentoring new department employees.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
The position is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

This is a 100% administrative exempt positions funded under a grant contract. Continuation of the position is contingent on continuing availability of contract funding.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

This position will required the selected candidate to travel as needed to fulfill the position job duties, up to 10% of work time approximately. Travel will occur throughout the state of Idaho, and could include multi-day/overnight trips. Travel will be required for supervision, training purposes, and multi-day conferences. Use of personal vehicle is reimbursed at the approved rate per Idaho State Travel Policy and Procedures in effect on date of travel.

Must have access to personal transportation, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record, including no DUI citations.

Salary Information: Minimum salary is $51,901; hiring salary dependent on available budget, experience and qualifications (hiring range is not defined)


Posting Date: 10/12/2020
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 10/20/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6050

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.






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