In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services this class is accountable for directing, planning, implementing and coordinating education and training programs and services for staff of departmental operated and funded facilities.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs professional and clerical staff of Education and Training Division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of the division;
Coordinates, plans and manages training activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops training and staff development policies;
Interprets and administers pertinent laws, regulations and labor contracts concerning agency training and staff development activity;
Evaluates and monitors quality of trainer performance;
Develops training program budget proposals and monitors expenses;
Maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities;
Develops reviews and evaluates curriculum and training courses;
Serves as primary manager responsible for contracting with outside vendors and evaluating performance standards for these vendors;
Prepares reviews and monitors contracts and/or arrangements for training services;
Provides consultative services to agency administrators, management and staff in developing and conducting needs analyses and development of action plans;
Provides consultative services to agency managers regarding organization development;
Serves as focal point for staff development initiatives as chairperson of Human Resource Education and Training Council, liaison to Human Resources Council, Agency Training Approval and Tuition Reimbursement Officer and agency management representative for labor and/or management educational activities;
Coordinates statewide behavioral health conferences;
Serves as primary agency contact with colleges and universities regarding academic affairs;
Manages a centralized Training Administration Information System;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
human resource development, education and training methods and adult education principles and techniques;
behavioral health service delivery and treatment programs;
professional and clinical education programs;
continuous improvement processes and methods;
accreditation standards for health care organizations particularly relating to human resources;
needs analysis methods and techniques;
program evaluation methods;
oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of professional experience in human resource development, in-service training or adult education in a health care setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at a managerial level primarily involving responsibility for planning, developing, coordinating and implementing an educational or staff development program in a behavioral health care setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in a closely related field such as education, organizational development, health care administration may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess relevant certifications, licenses or academic credentials.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
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 specification for the class of Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director of Workforce Development in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective November 18, 2011. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007