UALR Functional Title
Field Instructor / P99949
The Field Trainer is responsible for field coordination and delivery of training activities within an assigned regional training area including New Staff Training for Family Service Workers, New Supervisors, experienced staff and Continuing Education training for personnel of the Division of Children and Family Services. This position coordinates and facilitates communication and training needs of personnel within the Division of Children and Family Services and the assigned regional training area. This is a twelve month appointment funded through grants or contracts and is renewed on an annual basis; continued employment is contingent on funding.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for field coordination of all training activities in their assigned regional training area.
- Develops, maintains and supervises undergraduate and graduate students in selected DCFS field sites as requested.
- Provides case management education, mentoring and field education to new DCFS staff, new supervisors and experienced staff as requested and per developed protocols and standards.
- Coordinates and facilitates communication with assigned DCFS areas.
- Completes case review and analysis as requested by DCFS .
- Facilitates communication with community based providers of DCFS .
- Monitor compliance in ensuring that students comply with and complete criminal background and central registry check as requested.
- Teaches a course in child welfare as needed in the BSW or MSW program.
- Provides training or assistance with new staff training or continuing education.
- Assists with completion or review of home studies.
- Assists with the development of training curricula and knowledge of best practice in related field.
- Responsible for daily maintenance of a time reporting spreadsheet.
- Provide additional training as requested in designated areas.
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include nights and weekends.
- Ability for occasional in-state and out of state travel.
- Experience and training in curriculum development and training delivery.
- Superior supervisory skills.
- Ability to use instructional technology to deliver training presentations.
- Knowledge of and experience with computer software i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to drive.
Required Education and/or Experience
A Master’s degree Social Work, Professional Licensure at the LCSW level, and three years of professional experience with children and families (public child welfare preferred).
Preferred Education and/or Experience
Experience as a trainer/instructor and group work is preferred.
Background Check Requirements
02 - Criminal/Sex
Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Crawling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Daily, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently
Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation
Posting Detail Information
Background Check Statement
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and sex-offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UALR EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
University of Arkansas is home to the RFID Research Laboratory, an EPCGlobal-accredited Performance Test Center.