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Foster Parent Trainer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-816903
    • Job Location: Harlem, NY
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 15, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Earn $47,476/annually with 120 hours vacation, 3 personal days with pay, 10 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days; and we offer medical packages and a 401K.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Foster Parent Training and in cooperation with all other agency personnel, the Foster Parent Trainer will facilitate foster parent training for the agencies’ regional offices. This staff member will ensure that required trainings are facilitated in an efficient, concise, and professional manner. The Foster Parent Trainer will complete the coordination, tracking, and logging of completed foster parent and staff training as needed.

HOURS PER WEEK: Non-exempt

  • Regular hours entail 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday; must be flexible to meet program needs
  • Evenings and weekends may be required

FUNCTIONS:

  • Deliver virtual and stand-up/in-person training in a professional and knowledgeable manner
  • Facilitate training that is current and continuously updated to meet the changing needs of the agency and its authorizing entities 
  • Team collaboration to coordinate foster parent trainings to meet programmatic and agency needs 
  • Distribute training schedules/calendars to all foster parents via correspondence
  • Inform foster parents of upcoming training via correspondence and phone calls
  • Ensure that foster parents are in compliance with pre-service and mandated training required for licensing and re-licensing. 
  • File and track all training records prior to entry into LMS
  • Maintain active written and verbal communication with supervisor (i.e- work progress, encountered obstacles and immediate concerns)
  • Flexibility with facilitating virtual and in-person training at all agency locations
  • Maintain Google Calendar up to date (i.e- scheduled training, meetings and training tasks)
  • Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA.  Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently.  No access will be permitted unnecessarily.  The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
  • Perform other duties as requested by your immediate supervisor or the Chief Executive Officer

Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Associates Degree in Human Services field preferred.
  • Two years of Human Service experience required
  • One year or more of presentation/training experience, particularly in the areas of working with youth in the child welfare system is preferred
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills
  • Bilingual in Spanish required in NYC with high proficiency in reading, writing and speaking; preferred for Auburn, NY and Broward County, FL
  • Ability to work in a flexible team environment and work towards solution-based responses
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office (i.e- Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher)
  • Proficiency working with Google Suite (i.e-- Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms) and Virtual Platforms (i.e-Google Meeting, Zoom and WebEx)
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi-task while staying highly organized
  • Clerical Skills (i.e- answer phone calls, create certificates, attendance, filing, input and upload data, copy and scan documents)
  • Valid Driver’s License preferred
  • Ability to travel to all agency locations as required

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Word processing: Including responding to e-mails, composing letters, completing computerized documentation, transcribing minutes for meetings, etc.: this involves sitting at a computer for a minimum of 5 hours and could be up to 7 hours a day depending on program needs
  • Lifting of Agency file books - weighing approximately 6-8 lbs. each - 5 inch binders
  • Completing paperwork -such as copying and stapling
  • Answering phones, processing mail, filing and lifting packages
  • Walking up/down stairs

Benefits

As a benefits-eligible position, available benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing