Training Specialist 2 Child Welfare

Grade 23

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  1. Training Specialist 1 Child Welfare

    Grade 18

  2. Training Specialist 2 Child Welfare

    Grade 23

Summary of Job Description

As a Training Specialist 2 (Child Welfare), you would plan, direct, develop and deliver foundational casework training to all Child Welfare caseworkers and supervisors in Local Social Services Departments and Voluntary Agencies. You would also supervise subordinate Training Specialists 1 (Child Welfare) in designing and developing curricula and training materials and presenting training. Illustrative duties include, but are not limited to: review and make determinations on proposals for training programs; oversee the dissemination of training announcements, registration of participants, and maintenance of a web-based learning management system; develop and present training courses; review lesson plans for courses conducted by subordinate staff; and produce and analyze reports of training scheduling, attendance, and evaluation.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination to be eligible for appointment in this positions. On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of experience working in child welfare casework AND you must have one additional year of experience developing and/or delivering classroom training involving concepts and techniques of child welfare casework.

Examples of Qualifying Experience include, but are not limited to, casework services related to the welfare of children and families, such as child protection and prevention services, foster care services, and adoption services. Experience must include engaging families, conducting family and child assessments, developing and implementing service plans to address the families’ needs, and monitoring the outcome of those services.

Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience include casework services NOT related to children and families, such as adult welfare services. Experience as a foster parent, classroom teacher, Head Start worker, daycare provider or administrator of a daycare center, camp counselor, provider of recreational services, receiver of hotline reports making assessments on the calls received, exclusive “on call" work, or experience as a probation officer, youth counselor, or provider of recreational services are considered non-qualifying job titles and experiences.

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How to Apply

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Career Mobility

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