This position is an open hire for trainers and/or curriculum writers to support statewide training of child welfare professionals. Previously part of Department of Human Services’ Child Welfare Training System (MCWTS), community trainers/writers are now being hired as Temp Casual employees of the University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW). Through partnership, DHS and the CASCW will provide the development and implementation of training. The partnership, called The Minnesota Child Welfare Workforce Collaborative (The Collaborative), will continue to provide high quality, culturally responsive, competency-based training to county and tribal child welfare professionals. Trainers and curriculum writers are hired to address core values and best practice models in alignment with the Minnesota Child Welfare framework for competent child welfare practice.
Trainer Job Responsibilities:
Curricula topics are identified through The Collaborative. Trainers are hired to train curriculum in alignment with the Minnesota Child Welfare framework for competent child welfare practice. Trainers hired are expected to deliver content as outlined in the specified curriculum. Training sessions will be delivered based on county and tribal training needs.
Classroom Training: (75%)
Provide interactive training to child welfare professionals
Interact with learners to enhance growth and development
Classroom Preparation: (20%)
Review and prepare curriculum content for training days
Review any student pre-requisite or course assignments
Prepare training rooms as necessary for training (room set up, computer/projector set up, etc.)
Training of Trainers/Feedback/Coaching: (5%)
Work with the Collaborative in Training of Trainers (TOT) sessions.
Actively participate in feedback and coaching sessions with Collaborative staff.
Actively incorporate recommendations and feedback from TOTs and coaching sessions.
Curriculum Writer Job Responsibilities:
Curricula topics are determined and developed by The Collaborative. Subject matter experts (SME) are hired as content experts, to advise on new curricula development and to support revisions of curricula currently being trained.
Curriculum Writing: (80%)
Write or revise training curriculum
Curriculum Meetings and Feedback: (20%)
Work collaboratively to develop curriculum content through meetings, interviews, etc.
Participate in a process of feedback on curriculum at multiple phases of development
Extensive knowledge of child welfare practice in Minnesota
Experience in training and/or curriculum development
Knowledge, skills and ability to integrate culture and diversity into curriculum development and/or classroom facilitation
Ability to effectively engage the various learning styles of classroom participants.
Skill in receiving and incorporating feedback and coaching
Strong and timely communication skills
Experience with Microsoft Office applications and current classroom technology
Strong skill in collaboration
Classroom training of teaching
Child welfare/child protection practice experience
MSW or related degree
Internal Number: 331879
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