In the Department of Children and Families this class is accountable for assisting in the direction of staff development and training and related program activities.
Receives administrative direction from the Children and Families Director - Academy for Workforce Development.
Assists in directing staff of the Academy for Workforce Development and activities of training staff in regional offices.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists in directing staff and operations of Academy and training staff and related activities in regional offices;
Evaluates effectiveness of trainers and relevance and quality of curricula;
Monitors execution of training for statewide consistency, quality control and completion of planned activities;
Collects pertinent data from regional trainers and confers with regional administrators and superintendents;
Ensures regional training plans consistent with statewide plan and departmental goals;
Maintains close liaison with regional directors;
Oversees scheduling and coordination of training offered in academy and regional offices to fulfill stated goals of department annual training plan;
Acts for director in her/his absence;
Conducts selected in-service training;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
training methods and adult education principles and techniques;
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
national child welfare curricula;
child welfare and mental health programs;
oral and written communication skills;
Ability to evaluate performance of training staff and content of curricula and syllabi;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Master's degree in social work or closely related field and four (4) years of experience in providing services in a human services agency and two (2) years of experience teaching in a school or department of social work, child welfare or human services or as a training instructor in a public or private social welfare agency.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
NOTE: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of a Social Work Supervisor or Curriculum Manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A Doctoral degree in education, public administration, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
NOTE:Closely related fields are: child welfare, applied sociology, social and/or human services, clinical psychology, child development, counseling, human development and family relations, human service, marriage and family therapy.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Children and Families Assistant Director of Training Academy in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective April 1, 2022. (Revised to retitle and modify content) Final No. 22-090