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Technical Assistant & Training Provider (Remote in CA)

San Diego State University
San Diego

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Four-Year Institution
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Technical Assistant & Training Provider (Remote in CA)

Req No: 2022-13406
Category: Research/Project
Type: Part-Time Contract
Salary: $30-40/hour
Close Date: 5/16/2022

*This is a remote position, but the applicant must reside in CA or be willing to relocate to CA if offered the position.

This position will be assigned to work as an integral member of the Pathways to Success Project (PSP) project within the Interwork Institute and in partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation (CDOR). PSP provides a unique service delivery design by assigning, building, and serving statewide caseloads based on the identified goal in the consumer's Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). PSP is based in five areas of the State where specific high-wage, high-skill and high demand careers, including STEM occupations exist, so subject matter experts in the industry translate their knowledge to increased opportunities to enter career pathways for those occupations.

Under direction of the Project Director, the Technical Assistance and Training provider will develop and provide training and TA for all PSP staff and participants throughout California.

The position will be responsible for providing training and technical assistance to include information on the five identified in-demand employment sectors, especially the multiple career pathways available to participants to access these high-demand jobs. The training and TA will be provided in multiple formats to meet the needs of CDOR staff and participants and will include information on how to develop Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs) that include career pathways, identification of the necessary supports for participants, and effective services to business in the targeted areas. The training and TA will be provided in consultation and full partnership with CDOR staff. Training will be provided in-person and by distance as necessary and appropriate given the pandemic. The duties of the position will vary in intensity depending on need, but will primarily be divided as follows:

Directly provide technical assistance and training to PSP staff – 70%
  • Work cooperatively with team members responsible for providing TA and training in the designated topic area;
  • Develop trainings to include effective-based strategies for working with individuals with disabilities and career pathways.
  • Conduct quality assurance on the materials developed and services provided by the team;
  • Communicate with PSP staff about technical assistance and training needs related to the assigned topic area;
  • Develop intensive technical assistance plans that identify activities, outputs and outcomes;
  • Conduct face-to-face TA and training to PSP staff;
  • Compile resources to provide to sector counselors and business consultants
  • Consult and conduct analysis for special project implementation;
  • Investigate CDOR agency’s questions and provide answers in a timely manner;
  • Gather information on best practices in the assigned topic area for inclusion on the website and distribution to external stakeholders and businesses; and
  • Conduct targeted TA activities via Webinar and communities of practice.

  • PSP Team Member Responsibilities – 25%
  • Participate in weekly and monthly team calls;
  • Contribute material for team calls as needed;
  • Update the team on new developments in your focus areas;
  • Coordinate service delivery with other team members;
  • Link to special projects as needed; and
  • Conduct training and TA in partnership with other team members as needed.

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned - 5%

    Minimum Skills & Abilities
    • Knowledge of developing and implementing career pathways by coordinating the employment, training, supportive and education services;
    • Knowledge of the vocational rehabilitation programs, education providers, local businesses, community stakeholders, etc.;
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or related programs, and online databases to track data & provide reports;
    • Ability to work as a team;
    • Ability to provide training effectively to large groups;
    • Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action;
    • Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects;
    • Ability to display strong interpersonal skills interacting in a professional manner with community partners and Interwork staff;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to CDOR program staff, staff from the Interwork Institute;
    • Ability to display exceptional organizational skills, meet deadlines, display detail orientation, and possess good judgment and common sense; and
    • Ability to display sensitivity toward individuals from underrepresented groups (i.e., disabilities, ethnic minorities, second language learners, first generation students, veterans, international students, etc.).

    Education & Experience

  • Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field;
  • At least three years of experience with career pathways within secondary, postsecondary, and/or vocational rehabilitation settings.
  • At least one year of experience providing TA and/or training.

    • This is a remote position with periodic travel required to conduct in-person training.
    • Candidate must reside in California and able to report to worksite when needed.
    • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
    • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
    • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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