Academy Trainer for the Child Welfare Academy program

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Cheney, WA 99004, USA
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full time Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Work Human Resources & Affirmative Action Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

20328.gif

Academy Trainer

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Eastern Washington University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a nationally trusted resource guide for college-bound students. The honor recognizes Eastern as a ’22-’23 College of Distinction (CoD). Money magazine recently named EWU as one of its Best Colleges in America 2023.

Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
The College of Professional Programs 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.

Under direction of the Lead Trainer, 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.

The FRTC is a partnership between the EWU College of Professional Programs and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) as well as numerous other community service organizations, charities, and Title IV-E program affiliates. The FRTC operates as a training and service center for developing social workers and foster parents throughout the state of Idaho and supporting Social Work interns from EWU. The center is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families, and our mission is to build healthy families and communities. (Familyrtc.org)

On top of salary, the university offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses. For additional information regarding insurance benefits please see our Benefits page: https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/benefits/insurance/.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

  • 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 Regions 6 and 7.
  • 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/posttest 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 and at least five years of child welfare experience.
  • Have experience in training.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of the foster care system.
  • Exhibits flexibility to provide services as requested by the Department.
  • Valid Driver’s License, insurance, and reliable transportation; traveling required (mileage reimbursed).
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, Department of Health and Welfare, and community partners.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • The ability to engage and foster a connection with attendees during training.
  • The ability to learn various platforms and modalities to conduct trainings.
  • 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:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail



Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:

  • 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 Regions 6 and 7.
  • 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.
  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Upon hire employees will complete our required Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Hazing, Harassment, Title IX training and any other federal, state, and university mandated trainings. Online training can be accessed at https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/orientation/ or complete the training in person or via Zoom. In person and Zoom training opportunities will be posted on InsideEWU and are listed on our Human Resources site: https://inside.ewu.edu/hr/training/


Salary Information: $57,403 – $66,360. Where the hired candidate will begin within this range is dependent on education, experience, and skills.





Posting Date: 12/15/2023
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 01/02/2024

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/11611

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.







img.php?id=4872990&image=logo
Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency

jeid-dd8547793fe05e42b0b366d61db9f462

Application Details (to apply use the Apply Now button below.)

Please apply using the "Apply Now" button below

 

Jobs at Eastern Washington University.

When inquiring or applying for positions at Eastern Washington University, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Eastern Washington University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To receive email alerts when new jobs at Eastern Washington University are posted, please sign up at new job openings at Eastern Washington University.

 

Diversity_Logo.png