The State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families (DCF), Academy for Workforce Development seeks a qualified individual for a full-time Training Program Coordinator. This first shift position is 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. It is located in our Central Office, 505 Hudson Street Hartford, however statewide travel is required for this position.
DCF is comprised of six (6) Regions (that break down into fourteen (14) area offices), 2 facilities, the Wilderness School, and Central Office. The Academy for Workforce Development seeks to strengthen the practice of child welfare services in Connecticut by enhancing the knowledge and skills of DCF staff, as well as providing educational opportunities for non DCF employees in the form of internships. The nature of child welfare interventions and services are challenging and complex, therefore the demand for competent skills of those who provide these services is imperative.
The Training Program Coordinator will play an important role in the operations of the Academy for Workforce Development. This position will be responsible for developing and writing training curricula and researching training models used within other child welfare training academies, colleges and universities for the purposes of creating a standard procedure for the division to follow. This position will ensure that the adult learning principles are included in all the curricula delivered by the Academy. This role will also be responsible for developing training competencies for multiple levels of staff within the department including but not limited to social workers, supervisors and managers.
In addition, the Training Program Coordinator will:
- create a standardized Training of Trainers program to be provided to staff responsible for providing training internal and external to the department;
- be responsible for consulting with the Assistant Director, Program Supervisors and Academy trainers when changes or enhancements are needed to the training content for pre-service and in-service trainings;
- review training materials to ensure consistency with current child welfare practice, agency policy and practice;
- develop a coaching curriculum to be implemented with supervisors;
- create quarterly professional development days for the Academy staff in order to enhance the training skills and knowledge within the division;
- provide technical assistance to the area offices when developing area office specific training materials.
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off.
Please ensure that your application is complete and it includes how your experience meets the preferred qualification as listed in this posting. (Please include your resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application.) You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include performance reviews, attendance, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. You do not have to attach these documents to your application submission.
This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions, which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Frances Leon at Frances.Leon@ct.gov
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for planning, developing and implementing an entire training program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, develops, coordinates and evaluates a comprehensive training program; establishes and coordinates training calendar; conducts needs assessments; develops training program objectives; researches and develops course curricula, outlines and content; selects and develops training methods and materials; researches learning material and resources; provides direction to subject matter experts utilized within training program and provides train-the-trainer services within program area; monitors and evaluates training program outcomes including instructor performance, participant progress and consumer satisfaction; provides technical assistance and consultation to agency managers and/or staff of organizations which participate in particular training program(s); organizes and maintains up to date training materials for courses within training program and may coordinate distribution of materials to instructors as needed; may provide consultative services to agency managers regarding organization development; may conduct some training classes; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of inservice training and staff development; considerable knowledge of educational methods and techniques; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to assess training needs and determine objectives; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in training, staff development or adult education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have primarily consisted of planning, developing, coordinating or implementing an inservice training or staff development program.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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 years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Preference shall be given to applicants who have experience in the following:
- Leading or managing and supervising staff
- Researching and developing course curricula
- Training and developing staff in a human services setting/organization
- Developing and conducting needs assessments
- Evaluating comprehensive training programs
- Providing train-the-trainer services
- Developing training materials utilizing power point, excel and web-based applications
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess specialized certifications for designated positions prior to appointment.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.