Foster, Kin and Adoptive Parent Training Specialist

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers .
University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Foster, Kin, Adoptive Parent Training Specialist (Health Care Principal Professional)
Position #727233 - Requisition 06372
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Job Summary:The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Foster, Kin, Adoptive Parent Training Specialist. This full-time, University Staff (non-classified) position will be responsible for overseeing and executing the design, development, and delivery of all Child Welfare Training System (CWTS) course materials as they relate to the professional development of foster, kin, and adoptive parents, and in alignment with CWTS standards of excellence. This position will also execute all other duties and tasks as assigned.
Examples of Work Performed:
Foster, Kin, and Adoptive Family Training Management:As it relates to the learning and development of foster, kin, and adoptive families, will:
Provide leadership support for all aspects of project design and implementation.Manage staff selection and provide leadership for project staff.Create work plans, as well as report activity and delivery progress.Be fiscal responsible and accountable for each project.Participate in training steering committees and state work group meetings.Coordinate and create monthly, quarterly and annual project reporting.Manage project equipment, resources and personnel.Plan, coordinate, execute, prioritize, problem-solve, and make strategic decision in order to achieve unit goals.Develop and implement strategic objectives.
Course and Coaching Design and Development:Manage the foster, kin, and adoptive family curriculum development process by:
Assessing the need for CWTS course revisions and enhancements, as well as the need for new course development.Developing new or researching and obtaining existing curricula.Coordinating with and including all relevant stakeholders in each of the process from product inception (kick-off meeting) through product completion (review and approval).Executing product development in response to identified needs.Ensuring all CWTS curricula are developed, edited, and live in alignment with CWTS standards of excellence as outlined in the CWTS Curriculum Template. This includes, proper logo/branding and edited/polished final products, APA citations, ensuring the inclusion of evidence-based practices for foster, kin, and adoptive families (trauma-informed); fostering relationship with CDHS best-child welfare practices; integrating family-friendly, child-centered language and thinking; integrating the Colorado Practice Model skills, values, language, and thinking; and incorporating the CWTS pillars: adult learning theory, cultural responsiveness, and maximized technology).Confirming all CWTS course curriculum packages include all necessary products and tools associated with effective training and evaluation (course specific pre/post-tests, and training evaluations).Assess and refine the curriculum development process and products in order to ensure continuous quality improvement and alignment with the outcomes outlined above.Ensure participation in state work group meetings to identify child welfare trends that can be used to leverage new courses and/or invigorate existing courses.Ensure all CWTS courses have active working titles, descriptions, and templates that are current, relevant, and in accordance with CWTS standards of excellence.Partner with the CWTS instructional design team in order to ensure all course content is effectively and seamlessly transferred for web-based training development.Innovate and cultivate new and improved development structures and methods in a manner that exceeds customer expectations, as a collaborative member of the CWTS leadership team.Facilitate initial deliveries of new and revised courses and/or execute "Preparing-the-Trainers" events for new and revised courses.
Service Delivery:
Develop, execute and manage processes and products required to ensure the transfer of learning from the classroom to real life practices.Develop and execute learning structures to activate coaching as a learning method to fully maximize skill acquisition.Plan, coordinate, and implement CWTS annual course facilitation calendar. This task will include, but is not necessarily limited to ensuring the following outcomes:Gathering and analyzing previous fiscal year training data in order to determine course offering recommendations.Determining the need for and coordinating training pool resources for co-facilitation.Collaborating with regional training coordinators to determine regional training needs and CWTS response (determining need for new and existing course offerings and planning the delivery schedule accordingly).Ensuring the course calendar accommodates regional training needs for foster, kin, and adoptive family pre-service and in-service training.Collaborating with CDHS in order to establish and sustain certification requirements for foster, kin, and adoptive families.Confirming all CWTS courses are facilitated in alignment with CWTS standards of excellence: training delivered by facilitators with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the needs of foster, kin, and adoptive families, as well as an in-depth working understanding of best-child welfare practices; demonstrating solution-focused thinking and language; modeling family-friendly, child-centered language and thinking; integration of the Colorado Practice Model skills, values, language, and thinking; and integrating CWTS pillars: adult learning theory, cultural responsiveness, and maximized technology.Managing and coordinating all foster, kin, and adoptive family courses by keeping the CWTS website updated and maintain a strong organizational process that ensures the timely, accurate completion of course templates and the preparation of training delivery packages (which include all necessary training related materials, products, and tools associated with effective training delivery and evaluation).Manage the continuous quality of ColoradoCWTS.com/Families website (i.e. titles, headings, language, content, and descriptions), videos, marketing materials, course catalog, course descriptions, and course delivery calendar to ensure currency, accuracy, and alignment with the unique needs of foster, kin, and adoptive families.Utilize and respond to the Course Assessment Team regarding processes, personnel, products, and outcomes.Gather, prepare, and organize all course training delivery data and report back to the Project Director.Collaborate with regional training coordinators in order to manage the Regional Training Center Quarterly Training Report - ensuring accuracy and comprehensiveness in preparation for providing the report to the Training Steering Committee.Innovate and cultivate new and improved training delivery structures and methods in a manner that exceeds customer expectations, as a collaborative member of the CWTS leadership teamFacilitate training as needed.Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is $65,000 - $70,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located athttps://www.jobsatcu.com/hr/postings/true.
The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.
The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.Two (2) experience in child welfare or human service field.Experience in Social Work, Education or other related field.
Substitution: Relevant experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis, but not the specific experience.
Conditions of Employment:
Must successfully pass a drug test through Children's Hospital Colorado.Must be willing and able to successfully pass a national criminal and sex offender background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
Five (5) or more years of experience in Social Work, Education or other related field.Three (3) or more years of experience in the child welfare or human services field, which includes supporting and developing resources for foster, kin, and adoptive families.Three (3) or more years of experience training and coaching.Three (3) or more years of leadership/management training and experience.Three (3) or more years of experience implementing learning programs.Three (3) or more years of experience conducting formal needs assessments.Previous experience as a foster, kin, or adoptive parent is preferred.
Competencies / Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of, and the ability to comply with all statutory training requirements.Knowledge of child welfare policies, practices, and philosophies and proficient in applying this knowledge through the processes of curriculum development, coaching and training.Demonstrates high level collaboration skills with colleagues and stakeholders.Ability to facilitate strengths-based, solution focused thinking, language, and interactions.Exemplifies excellence with verbal and written communications.Displays keen ability to manage multiple, competing, high-priority tasks.Ability to cultivate curriculum packages and all associated materials in support of effective training facilitation and according to CWTS standards of excellence.Ability to effectively manage processes, people, and product development as required to achieve project outcomes.Ability to provide coaching services with stakeholders and customers.Ability to design, develop, and operationalize CWTS coaching program.
Special Instructions to Applicants:Special Instructions to Applicants Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3 professional references. Questions should be directed to Kasey Matz at Kasey.Matz@childrenscolorado.org.
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 1e5a0d59c729433cb607a13381d4f8c1

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