The Training Specialist will serve all the programs of RMYA in San Antonio and Boerne. The Training Specialist will assist in developing, conducting, coordinating, and documenting all program-related education required to maintain agency licensure in the State of Texas and any training necessary to support voluntary accreditation in those organizations in which RMYA is a member.
The Training Specialist will provide support in focusing on specific areas of knowledge or on-the-job capabilities and skills needed for particular positions, particularly direct-care staff. The Training Specialist will also provide support in presenting information, directing structured learning experiences, and managing group discussions. The Training Specialist is required to possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills and is expected, along with the Director of Training, to increase the skills, effectiveness, productivity, and quality of work among trainees. To achieve these goals, the Training Specialist will plan, organize, and implement a wide range of training activities for both new hires and veteran employees. The Training Specialist will conduct orientation sessions and pre-service training for new hires. They will assist in conducting workshops and arranging training for veteran employees, targeting skills required to maintain licensure, need improvement, or helping staff prepare for jobs requiring greater skill. The Training Specialist will regularly evaluate training effectiveness and be prepared to implement alternative ideas if knowledge or skills deficits are noted.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related discipline required, 1-2 years of experience facilitating groups, and ability to create and revise training curricula.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SALARY: $35,000/annual plus health benefits (75% premium paid by RMYA)
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- GRO/Child Care Services experience required; 2 years RMYA preferred.
- Deep understanding of the training requirements for the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) contracts and state licensing based on codes, laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
- 1-2 years of experience facilitating groups.
- Ability to create and revise training curricula.
- Refined professional writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members, service providers, and other professionals.
- Ensure RMYA’s strategic vision, mission, and core values are implemented and achieved through its programs and services.
- Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with database tools.
- Valid driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
- Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug screening.
- Assists with coordinating and scheduling required training activities for all staff.
- Assists with conducting pre-service training for all new hires.
- Assists with the delivery of licensure-required training.
- Assists with the delivery of RMYA-required training.
- Assist the Director in developing or contracting for training opportunities as needs are articulated by agency directors. Research a variety of information (e.g. courses, materials, training consultants, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs that meet identified staff training needs.
- Track the training requirements and satisfactory completion of thereof for all staff. Provide notice to staff of outstanding training requirements and any deficiencies.
- Maintain a variety of manual and electronic files and/or staff training records for the purpose of providing up-to-date reference and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
- Maintain a wide variety of written materials for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written references, and/or conveying information.
- Track all agency-delivered and contract training and professional development (e.g. consultant’s course outcomes, training staff, conference attendance, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that it is timely and relevant, and performance outcomes are achieved within budget, department, and agency objectives.
- Communicate with outside entities/individuals to schedule training sessions (Defensive Driving, AIDS Awareness, etc.).
- Transport residents when necessary.
- Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA.
- Maintain personally required training hours.
- Maintain confidentiality in all areas of client and program operations.
- Represent RMYA in a professional manner at approved events in the community.
- Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
- Perform special projects as assigned.
Immediate Supervisor: DIRECTOR OF TRAINING