CLOE CPS Training DA Mgr V
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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CLOE CPS Training DA Mgr V:
This position reports to the Director of the Center for Learning and Organizational Excellence (CLOE). The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction to the Child Protective Services (CPS) training division in the area of strategic training systems initiatives. The incumbent supports the mission, vision, and values of the CPS Division and is responsible for participating in child welfare policy and program implementation through the development and implementation of effective policy-based training. The incumbent also provides leadership and direction in federal and state initiatives in the areas of child welfare implementation/change management initiatives, training systems and organizational development. The incumbent develops initiatives to bring state-of-the-art programs and other professional development interventions in order to support CPS best practice models. The incumbent works closely with, university partners, national consultants and others. This position participates in conducting comprehensive needs assessments, developing instructor-led and online distance learning for new employees, supervisors, specialists and leadership within CPS.

As part of the CLOE management team, the incumbent leads, directs, and supervises regional DFPS training academies, provides leadership in strategic planning and is responsible for training and supervision of staff, managing work plans, budgets, and reports. In addition to knowledge of child welfare training, this position requires expertise in management, instructional design, blended learning models, professional development systems, group facilitation, organizational improvement, and comfort with shared decision making on a variety of levels

Essential Job Functions:
Provides new hire, ongoing and specialized training for all levels of CPS staff in the skills and knowledge needed to understand and implement the full CPS practice model.

Leads the CPS training governance structure that includes regional and statewide advisory groups to help provide oversight of training initiatives.

Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of training that reflects full knowledge and incorporation of family centered practice.

Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of training that provides workers an understanding of their role in and builds the skills necessary to engage in quality visits to ensure positive outcomes for children and families.

Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of training that is culturally competent and reflects understanding and awareness of disproportionality in the child welfare system.

Manages the development, implementation and evaluation of training that build skills in conducting safety and risk assessments, comprehensive family assessments, and other standardized assessment tools approved by the agency, as well as in updating assessments throughout the life of the case.

Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of training that builds skills needed to accurately determine the safety of the child as well as the factors that mitigate future risk of harm/neglect.

Manages the development, implementation and evaluation of training that builds skills and knowledge to meet the needs of children within the context of their culture, community, family and family support network, including the father and father's kin enforcing the value of and ways to facilitate the family's partnering in service planning and throughout the life of the case.

Creates opportunities for managers, supervisors, and social work staff to participate in external training, especially in specialty areas such as domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health, advanced and forensic investigations and education.

Manages the development of blended learning tools as required by legislation: Computer based training, distance learning, Podcasts, etc.

Engages sister State agencies, university partners, providers and courts to participate in all phases of agency training needs assessment, development, delivery, and evaluation.

Delivers presentations at local, state, and national conferences about innovative implementation/change management and training approaches in child welfare training.

Participates in CLOE management and strategic planning; represents CLOE on agency and enterprise committees and workgroups; provides leadership and chairs committees and workgroups.

Manages scarce resources to maximum effect. Develops and manages contracts with training service providers.

Uses quantitative and qualitative data to examine and improve quality and outcomes of training.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of child welfare systems required.
Knowledge of training systems and implementation to include: needs assessment, curriculum development, training innovations, and evaluation and outcomes.
Knowledge of adult learning theory.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Skill in instructional design systems.
Skill in instructor development.
Skill in leading organizational-wide change initiatives.
Skill in writing policies for training organizations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Ability to provide leadership within the CPS training team and throughout the state.
Ability to think strategically while maintaining an appreciation and understanding of past practices.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with program staff, agency leadership, HHSC training partners, agency operations, regional management, university partners, federal partners and agency employees.
Skills in group process, shared decision making, and other methods of adult education.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Professional Learning/Training Certifications preferred but not required

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major coursework in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Industrial or Organizational Development, Education, or in a field related to the job, plus six (6) years of child welfare and/or education experience

Preferred experience working as a child welfare supervisor for a minimum of three (3) years (direct practice or supervising child welfare trainers). Master’s Degree may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.

Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employees Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.