The Arc of LaGrange County – Training Director Opening

 

Quillo is pleased to be helping The Arc of LaGrange County recruit for two key positions. Below is a job description with detailed responsibilities.

To submit a resume please email to [email protected].

We will begin interviews August 10, 2022 and look forward to hearing from you.

POSITION TITLE: Training Director

REPORTS TO: Chief Transformation Officer

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 – $55,000

QUALIFICATIONS:
A Bachelor’s degree and experience in a social service agency or related field.   Demonstrates knowledge of developmental disabilities, the various services available, and the principles of person-centered planning and positive behavioral supports.

Possess an exceptional level of leadership and professionalism and demonstrates ability to provide innovative and comprehensive services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Ability to work independently with minimum supervision. 

Proficient in all Microsoft office applications and Google applications.

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving record that will not preclude insurance coverage by the agency’s carrier and have reliable transportation.

JOB SUMMARY:
To work under the direction of the Chief Transformation Officer to plan, develop and continue a comprehensive training program for employees, families, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the community on the transformation of The Arc of LaGrange County.

Four critical areas will initially be included in this training plan:  Employment, Family Support, new residential models and utilization of technology by staff as well as families and individuals with I/DD.  It is expected that the training program will expand and refocus based up on the input of key stakeholders. 

In addition to providing a year around training program, including the use of in person, virtual and remote training you will be responsible for developing an evaluation of training and continuous improvement through focus groups with stakeholders to identify and add to the training program. 

The position will also incorporate and support the existing training programs of The Arc of LaGrange County to assure compliance with all areas of the agency funders.

The Training Director will be responsible for supporting and coordinating the use of the new virtual communications center.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Has experience with individuals with disabilities and disability services.
  2. Has demonstrated experience as a trainer of staff as well as other key stakeholders.
  3. Understands and shares a philosophy that conveys the values embraced with the transformation plan.
  4. Exceptional organizational skills, time management skills, and detail orientation required.
  5. Ability to establish/maintain accurate data collection for program statistics and billing and to organize and monitor a complex system of program documentation.
  6. Has experience developing and implementing training programs with special attention to system change and measuring results. 
  7. Well-rounded individual that is able to balance the organizations past and help with the change management for the significant transformations. 
  8. Ability to navigate a large-scale change and assess the resources and capabilities of the organization.  This will also involve identifying gaps and proposing solutions to solve them.
  9. Lead by example:  need to be willing to dig in and also do the work in order to motivate people to be an active part of the team and change.  This includes maintaining a positive attitude, being resilient in the face of challenges, showing grace when accepting feedback. 
  10. Exceptional communication skills (oral and written) required. 
  11. Experience with a wide variety of technology
  12. Cultural sensitivity and awareness to adapt training to the target populations. 
  13. Exceptional ability to work both independently and collaboratively in team settings. 
  14. Must be able to drive vehicles to transport equipment to/from locations.
  15. Able to walk, stoop, bend, reach, push and pull, kneel and climb throughout the day.
  16. Serve as Chairperson for the Training Committee
  17. Adhere to agency polices and performs other duties as assigned. 

EXPOSURE CLASSIFICATON:
Exposure to blood borne pathogens classification. Class II

PERSONAL APPEARANCE:
The Training Director is a professional and serves as a role model for all individuals who they encounter.  As you represent The Arc of LaGrange County in the community it is important that you dress and conduct yourself in a manner as to make a favorable impression on all the people you may come in contact with in the course of your duties.   

WORKING HOURS:
Routinely the hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  However, flexibility is required in this position, as you may be called upon to conduct/facilitate training events after normal business hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Ability to actively listen, build trust and adapt communication style and tactics to fit the audience.
  2. Ability to make immediate sound decisions when faced with difficult situations.
  3. Utilize person-first language in written and verbal communications.
  4. Model appropriate behavior in interactions with individuals with disabilities, staff families, community resources and other audiences/customers. 
  5. Coordinate and conduct orientation training for all new staff 
  6. Responsible for creating or securing high quality training content designed to engage audiences and articulate the Agency’s mission, culture, and impact.  This includes writing copy for brochures, web pages, social media, emails, invitations, publications, power point presentations and more.
  7. Track expiration dates for retraining and compliance items required, schedule and notify departments of training. 
  8. Incorporate staff needs and feedback into updated training, supporting the professional development of staff through internal and external training, coaching and development plans as appropriate. 
  9. Schedule and make necessary arrangements for location and speakers for department in-services when requested.  Assist department managers with subject matter for same.
  10. Maintain minutes and records of all training provided as well as provide documentation of those in attendance to HR.
  11. Draft press releases for training programs and  events
  12. Understands and maintains confidentiality.
  13. Detail and accuracy orientation with an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  14. Independently set-up IT equipment for training sessions.
  15. Utilize good interpersonal and team-building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with individuals served, families, staff and community at large.
  16. Maintains open and honest communication while performing duties. 
  17. Knows, upholds and supports the policies, procedures, and philosophy of The Arc 
  18. Coordinates training programs with other department directors to ensure interdepartmental teamwork, in order to provide the fullest array of quality services to individuals with disabilities and their families.
  19. Ensures development of relationships with community agencies/schools pertinent to Life by Design for individuals served.
  20. Develops and implements training goals, objectives, and strategies, and continually evaluates the trainings effectiveness. 
  21. Prepares repots that are required by funding and regulatory agencies and by the organization. 
  22. Assist the HR Director in personnel related matters and back-up other HR staff as appropriate. 
  23. Provides the support and information necessary to build individuals with I/DD self-esteem and assertiveness.
  24. Provides opportunities for individuals with I/DD to be self-directed by increasing awareness of self-advocacy methods and techniques.
  25. Encourage and assists individuals with I/DD to speak on their own behalf and provides information on peer support and self-advocacy groups. 
  26. Proactively facilitates and supports individuals with I/DD in the development of friendships and other relationships with individuals in the community. 
  27. Provides leadership to teams, demonstrating knowledge of all aspects of service provision and compliance of regulatory standards including ISO, CQL, Department of Education, State Board of Health, Bureau of Quality Improvement, and Medicaid.  

WORKING CONDITIONS/GENERAL REUIREMENTS:
This job operates in a professional work environment routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, Microsoft Suite, Google, databases, phones, photocopiers, Teams, Zoom, and other communications platforms and AV equipment.  The job requires some travel to locations in LaGrange County and occasional travel to meetings or training outside of the County/State.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

The employee must have the ability to lift/move materials weighing up to 50 lbs. periodically.

Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification and must stay current on all other training as defined by state, accreditation body or organization guidelines.

RELATIONSHIPS:
Positive relations to the general public, to all individuals and families needing services, to the community leaders, business leaders, and to other Arc of LaGrange County staff.  The Training Director will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Transformation Officer who may add or elaborate on the above if deemed necessary.  

Tasks or procedures which present an occupational exposure may include:

*Assisting with CPR
*Routine First Aid
*Assisting with toileting
*Assisting with personal hygiene
*Cleaning up incidences of body fluids
*Routine Household Maintenance

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