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Statewide Child Welfare Community Trainer

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID348582
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilySupplemental Employee
Full/Part TimePart-Time
Job Code0001
Employee ClassCivil Service
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Position OverviewThis position is fully funded by sponsored funds, and is a short-term position that will provide training to Minnesota social workers.This position is an open hire for trainers 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 Training Academy, 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. Curricula topics are identified through the Academy. 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.

Trainer Job ResponsibilitiesClassroom Training: (75%)

  • Provide interactive training to child welfare professionals
  • Interact with learners to enhance growth and developmentClassroom Preparation: (20%)
    • Review and prepare curriculum content for training days
    • Review any student prerequisite 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 Academy 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

        Required Qualifications
        • MSW or related degree and three or more years of training experience
        • 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
        • Strong skill in collaboration
        • Travel state-widePreferred Qualifications
          • Classroom training of teaching
          • Extensive knowledge of child welfare practice in Minnesota
          • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and current classroom technology
            About the Department

            MN Child Welfare Academy Overview:The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) was established in 1992 with federal Title IV-E funding and a grant from the Bush Foundation. The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare. Substantial funding for the Center continues to come from federal Title IV-E funds and support from the University of Minnesota, the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Social Work. CASCW fulfills its mission by focusing its efforts around three primary areas: Professional Education, Outreach, and Research & Evaluation.Misson: To improve the well-being of children and families who are involved in the child welfare system by: educating human service professionals, fostering collaboration across systems and disciplines, informing policy makers and the public, and expanding the child welfare knowledge base.Guiding Values: All children deserve competent and effective child welfare services to promote safety, well-being and permanencyEffective child welfare workers require continual professional development that is financially, geographically and culturally accessible. Effective child welfare training, education, policy and evaluation is multidisciplinary, multicultural and collaborative in nature. Child welfare evaluation informs policy and practice resulting in better outcomes for children and families. Policy makers and the public make effective decisions when provided with current, relevant, and accurate child welfare information.Department Overview:Founded in 1917, the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is the oldest social work program in a public land-grant university. SSW is a unit within the College of Education and Human Development, one of the leading colleges of education and human development in the country with programs and research in areas such as educational psychology, child development, organizational leadership, family social science, and disabilities. The School offers a number of educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Graduate degree programs include a PhD in social work, a Master of Social Work, and a Master of Education in Youth Development Leadership. At the undergraduate level, the School offers a Bachelor of Science in Youth Studies, and minors in Family Violence Prevention, Youth Studies, and Social Justice. For more information please visit: http://www.socialwork.umn.eduCollege of Education and Human Development Overview:The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college and the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That's why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.
            How To Apply

            Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.*To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

            The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
            Employment Requirements

            Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

            Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: .
            About the U of M

            The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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