The Trainer must be a professional leader in organizing the training department in partnership with Program Director or designee. The Trainer is responsible for the development of training courses appropriate to meet the needs of the program with staff from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The Trainer is to promote a positive climate of learning and excellence where employees have the opportunity to enhance their professional growth.
- Coordinate the ordering, purchasing, and inventory of training materials.
- Ensure training materials and location are organized and prepared prior to all trainings.
- Develop an annual training calendar and distribute to program staff upon approval by the Program Director or designee.
- Enroll new employees into Southwest Key Programs’ (SWK) web-based Elevate training tracking system.
- Ensure all employees are in compliance with SWK, state and federal training requirements.
- Develop mentorship relationships (as approved by the Program Director) with employees requiring additional training and coaching services.
- Research, develop and implement new training topics not found in SWK’s training catalog.
- Must utilize additional research methods and remain up-to-date with current trends to enhance professional skills in preparation for trainings.
- Create a safe and inclusive learning environment of respect and rapport to ensure a positive learning experience for program staff.
- Use effective instructional strategies (to include but not limited to: appropriate ice breakers, team building activities, project joy) to meet the needs of the program’s staff.
- Promote positive community relationships in coordination with the Program Director to enhance the resources available to program staff and youth.
- Attend all organizational required trainings.
- Create, identify and attend workshops that will enhance professional skills in the area of education, direct supervision, vocational, OSHA, HIPPA, and other topics deemed appropriate by program director or designee.
- Attend and become a certified instructor for First Aid/CPR, non-violent crisis intervention, verbal judo, the Residential Child and Youth Care Professional Curriculum and other certifications as deemed appropriate by the Program Director or designee.
- Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered to.
- Assist with the submission of monthly SWK reports, funder’s quarterly reports, and end of year reports as necessary.
- Provide and facilitate information as needed for SWK and/or funders monitoring activities.
- Assist with the coordination of special educational events (to include but not limited to: spelling bee, science fair, SWK Olympics), acculturation activities (to include but not limited to: Cesar Chavez Day, Thanksgiving, Chinese New Year, Fourth of July, Holi Festival of Colors, 16 th of September), Educational Outings (to include but not limited to: visits to museums, water conservation center), coordinate Student Council Activities and other meaningful experiences for SWK learners which promotes volunteerism.
- Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen occurrences.
- Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destinations within the U.S.
- Must maintain any professional or para-professional certifications acquired while employed with SWK annually.
- Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Cleared drug test results (this one is for Texas programs only).
- A combination of one of the following:
- o High School Diploma or equivalent with 60 hours of college credit hours and 1 year working with youth in a bilingual setting.
- o High School Diploma or equivalent with two (2) years of experience working with youth in a bilingual setting.
- Excellent Public Speaking skills.
- Must be computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Excel).
- Must possess a valid U.S. Driver’s License and eligible to drive to facilitate program services as per contractual requirements.
- Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
- Cleared background check from appropriate entity.