The primary purpose of this position is to deliver training to the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) staff using accepted principles of adult learning theory and within the parameters of the developed and approved curriculum. This includes facilitating learning with groups of 10-50 in a classroom setting, via video-conference, and other technology based learning platforms. Must be able to manage complex participant situations in a timely and effective manner to ensure there is a safe, learner centered environment for learning to occur. Ability to manage unprofessional and culturally insensitive participant behaviors, document, and report them as needed. Participate in the development of instructional materials, pilot new instructional materials, assess and offer feedback on the effectiveness of the instructional material. Manage day to day administrative paperwork.
Deliver training of various lengths in a classroom setting, webinar, video conference, or other instructional technology methods to the Department of Child Services (DCS) staff using approved curricula.
Track and document own and participant time and attendance; Write and disseminate lost time, behavioral progress, record of training, and other organizational reports; Manage new training groups which includes managing schedule make-ups, communicating scheduling changes, assists with lodging coordination, and any other new participant situations; Planning and processing trainer and participant travel logistics; Review, plan, and manage complex training assignments and schedule.
Assist in development of curricula based on assessed needs for child welfare staff. Research and develop job specific learning tools i.e. case scenarios, case plans, court reports, identify, and recommend practical learning strategies relevant to child welfare practice and current trends. Reviews and provides feedback on the effectiveness of the curriculum and proposes modifications before pilot of training. Responsible for preparation and facilitation of new curriculum during the pilot phase of development. This includes collaborative work with the curriculum specialist, assessing the effectiveness of the content, and making recommendations to improve curriculum for finalization.
The trainer models the continuous process of developing a respectful and empathetic approach to diverse, cross-cultural encounters, and learning. The trainer understands how his/her own cultural background can influence potential cross-cultural miscommunication, misinterpretation, and misjudgment and can create a training environment that values and encourages the expressions of cross-cultural content, diversity, and constructive dialogue.
Use of professional self includes behaves in professional manner and represents the organization with collaborative partners both internal and external to the organization.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution in social work, education or related field, plus 2 years of training/teaching and 2 years of child welfare experience. Training and child welfare experience acquired concurrently is acceptable. Must be at least 18 years and have a Valid Driver’s License in the state of Indiana.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities: The successful candidate should possess knowledge of adult learning theory, basic teaching and/or training techniques and strategies, In depth knowledge about the child welfare. Ability to build, maintain, and encourage positive professional relationships. Work independently and with a team. Effectively manage time of self and others. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicates information with participants, colleagues, and other professionals in the organization. Convey information clearly, confidently, and with proper tone. Listens effectively and provides appropriate feedback. Act decisively – exercise sound judgment and makes effective, timely, and informed decisions. Seek to identify, analyze, and resolve problems. Promote and value diversity and inclusiveness. Think systemically – understand organizational goals and vision, assess strengths and challenges, identify strategies for improvement and communicates them, able to make connections between classroom facilitation and organizational goals. Models professional behavior, display and foster integrity and honesty, engage in ethical and moral behaviors, set high professional standards for self and others. Manage conflict – proactively anticipate, manage, and constructively resolve conflicts and disagreements. Identify ways conflict can lead to positive change and take action to address conflict when necessary.
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
Direct Experience working for the IN Department of Child Services.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods; travel across the state is required.
Salary Plan: PAO
Salary Grade: 2AD
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: SOCIAL WORK (IN-SOCW-IUINA)
Internal Number: 67258
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.