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Child Welfare Training Academy Trainer

Company: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Child Welfare Training Academy Trainer
Job Class: Human Services Program Representative 2
Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/03/2023
  • Closing Date: 03/16/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
  • Division/Unit: DHS-Payroll / CS&P Training Academy
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $28.96 - $42.67 / hourly; $60,468 - $89,094 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
  • Re-Posting: Yes
    This position was previously announced on 01/19/2023. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply.
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    This position will be located in our Metro (Roseville) office and will be expected to work a hybrid schedule with 3 days in the office most weeks. The candidate must reside in the metro area or be willing to relocate.

    * Telework (Within Minnesota or Neighboring States) and flexible hour options may be available.)

    *This posting is used to fill multiple vacancies*

    As a Child Welfare Training Academy Trainer you will provide support, direction and coordination for the delivery of new worker and new supervisor foundation training, and as needed, specialized social worker, and resource family training. You will also:
    • Provide MN Child Welfare Foundation Training and New Supervisor Training to county and tribal staff
    • Consult on development and delivery of social worker, supervisor and resource family curricula content that reflects department policy, state and federal laws and regulations, and best practice standards consistent with the Child Welfare Practice Model and the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy (MNCWTA) Trainer Competencies
    • Participate in personal development through the MNCWTA Trainer Academy
    • Participate in development and delivery of the MNCWTA Trainer Academy
      If you want to make an impact and help people create possibilities for their vibrant communities, come be a part of our amazing team!


      Minimum Qualifications

      To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

      Three (3) years professional experience in a public child welfare agency (county or tribal) providing child protection services directly to children and families.

      Experience must demonstrate one or more of the following:
      • Familiarity with federal and state law relating to child protection or child welfare
      • Experience providing intake, assessment, investigation, ongoing case management, and/or permanency services to children and families in the child welfare system
      • Experience working with BIPOC communities to address issues of equity and disparities within the child welfare system
        A Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or a related field may substitute for 1 year of experience


        A Master's Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field may substitute for 2 year of experience

        Preferred Qualifications
        • Significant experience in delivering/facilitating professional development training for adult learners.
        • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures
        • A Master's Degree in Social Work
        • Experience using the SSIS System
        • Significant work in equity focused training facilitation and development
        • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures
          Additional Requirements
          • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. Finalists must pass the DHS background check.
          • Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

            Application Details

            How to Apply

            Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

            If you have questions about the position, contact Kia Moua at

            To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID # 62388, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Katie Xiong at .

            About Human Services Dept

            WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

            Why Work for Us

            Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

            Diverse Workforce

            We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

            A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
            • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
            • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
            • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
            • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
              Comprehensive Benefits

              Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
              • Public pension plan
              • Training and professional development
              • Paid vacation and sick leave
              • 12 paid holidays each year
              • Paid parental leave
              • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
              • Prescription drug coverage
              • Vision coverage
              • Wellness programs and resources
              • Employer paid life insurance
              • Short-term and long-term disability
              • Health care spending and savings accounts
              • Dependent care spending account
              • Tax-deferred compensation
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
              • Tuition reimbursement
              • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
                Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


                Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

                We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre, St. Paul , Child Welfare Training Academy Trainer, Human Resources , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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