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Job/Position DescriptionThe Training Specialist I ensures employees are effectively trained in the core and specialty competencies required for their position. This includes all aspects of instructing and facilitating employees at all levels of the organization in New Employee Orientation, specialized or targeted training, local training, retraining, and employee development. Knowledge of training procedures and techniques, of adult learning/education principles, practices, and interpersonal relations, as well as skill in instructing others are required. Serves as a liaison between the training department and other unit/departments. Assists in developing and/or revising competency based curriculum in Core and Specialty Classes as well as a variety of other topics, as needed. Works as a team member to conduct Needs Assessments and Program Assessments, as needed. Demonstrates professional manner and communication skills suitable for public speaking as well as excellent interpersonal skills. May require a driverand#146;s license. Works under close supervision of the Competency, Training and Development (CTD) director, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Conducts facility and agency core and specialty competency-based training including orientation, refresher, and local training requirements using approved training curriculum and procedures, audiovisual equipment, and practice models as appropriate in order to train skills and develop employees. Evaluates employee competencies and skills as outlined in policy and/or course requirements.Documents class attendance and participation as outlined in the departmental policy using rosters, class assessments, and performance checklists. Ensures all required documentation meets performance criteria and is accurate. Ensures records are ready for routine monitoring by the CTD Director and by outside parties during external reviews and that they meet performance indicators. Conducts post-orientation (on-the-job) training assessments once new employees have been trained in the residential setting, when needed, and completes required documentation. Demonstrates an awareness of safety and infection control practices to ensure safe work experiences. Maintains department equipment per guidelines so that equipment remains clean and in good repair. Reports any problems with equipment in a timely manner.Conducts needs assessments and program assessments to determine training sufficiency and areas for improvement.Conducts self in a professional manner by following agency policies and procedures in all communication with coworkers, individuals, and the general public to assure quality of services provided.Maintains employee training record data and follows information security protocols in order to maintain the confidentiality of employee records.Performs other duties as assigned to ensure completion of departmental operations.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Regi\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=475007 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.