We are seeking a Youth, Families and Employee Training Coordinator who will be responsible for identifying the needs for training for CYF/ Provider staff related to children placed in out of home care. Incumbent will write, amend and deliver training curricula to various CYF audiences. Additional responsibilities will include:
- Conducting ongoing research in state-of-the-art training related to fostering youth in families for CYF staff.
- Coordinating train the trainer sessions for particular approaches.
- Identifying and conducting outreach to local clinical and other experts who may be able to provide training on relevant topics.
- Evaluating and recommending edits to existing CYF training curricula to incorporate skill development needed for work with teens.
- Writing and delivering training sessions on teen-related topics and other areas of focus.
- Participating in Core Enhanced Recruitment Team Workgroup.
- Facilitating Recruiters Unite meetings with foster care providers at least twice a year.
- Evaluating provider training curriculums and making recommendations.
- Creating, with providers of Allegheny County, foster parent training standards.
- Creating and implementing trainings for CYF Contract Providers.
- Creating and implementing a foster parent curriculum review process.
- Sitting on the Foster Parent Advisory Board.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Genuine love for adult/youth education and passion for work with families who are struggling.
- Love for youth placed in foster care and/or congregate care in search of families of their own or reunification.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build and participate in collaborative teams to work across disciplines and to build consensus.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate focus groups, give presentations, and plan conferences and meetings.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- Ability to travel throughout Allegheny County and, on occasion, surrounding counties.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or related field, plus prior professional experience in child welfare (i.e., caseworker, milieu staff, attorney, child prep/matching worker, etc.). Experience as a foster parent preferred.
Salary range: $55,000-$58,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.
Interested applicants should complete an application and submit a resume at: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ARI1008ATLLC/JobBoard/75369c8d-5006-4f09-b0a5-68f3a719d6b2/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=558867e3-794c-48e3-9c1b-40b116762534
If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.
About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)
DHS helps children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive—with the overall goal of improving the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.
DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. It serves more than 200,000 people a year through its staff and a large network of provider organizations. Its services include: Preventing unnecessary nursing home stays and supporting older adults in living safely and healthfully; protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.
- It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
- DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it his top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
- It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.
You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make lives better.
“DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.”
-From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – M/F/V/D