This position works with a team of trainers to plan, design, and deliver complex curriculum for Child Welfare Department staff, caregivers, and community partners, including tribal child welfare staff. Training has an emphasis on Safety, Permanency, and Well-being for children. The position further develops and refines curriculum materials for the training program in response to new projects, newly identified best practices, and policy and practice changes initiated by the State Department of Human Services, in an effort to assist with workforce development that is in alignment with their strategic goals. This position consults with direct service staff on field practice, field supervisor and managers on training needs and delivery. This position participates on DHS and CWP Workgroups that look at practice and policy initiatives in order to share training and best practice perspectives. In conjunction with colleagues and the management team, this position has responsibility to participate in organizational training needs assessments and comprehensive program evaluation. The person will have a primary work site at the PSU Salem Center, ensuring interaction with the main training unit and the central DHS office, and providing a centralized point of access to branch offices. Travel may be required as part of this position. This is a full-time, hourly, limited-duration appointment.
Bachelor's degree in human services related field. Experience working in Oregon DHS as a Social Service Specialist or Child Welfare Supervisor, or for tribal child welfare. Knowledge of Oregon Practice Model. Demonstrated understanding of adult learning theory.
-A MSW or Master's Degree in a related field. -Experience developing curriculums for a wide and diverse audience. -Having bilingual or bicultural knowledge and skills are desirable. PSU values racial and social diversity, cultural competence, and personal knowledge/experience in this area is preferred. -Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Internal Number: 31185
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