PRIDE Trainer - Bilingual

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2023

PRIDE Trainer - Bilingual

PRIDE Foster and Adoptive Parent Program

School of Social Work

Located in Central Illinois (Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, and LaSalle)

Job Summary

The PRIDE Trainer, as funded by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS), is responsible for facilitating trainings for the PRIDE Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Program to prospective, relative/fictive kin, licensed, and adoptive/sub guardianship caregivers for the Learning and Development Unit within the Office of Learning and Professional Development (OLDP).

Duties & Responsibilities

Facilitate a combination of 4 pre-service and in-service trainings a quarter, which includes a minimum of 1 pre-service, 1 in-service and 1 online course a quarter using either instructor led/in-person, video conferencing and online delivery methods. A minimum of 16 facilitated pre-service/in-service trainings required annually. PRIDE Trainers will adhere to teaching training curriculum, but are encouraged to share experiences, stories and testimonies reinforcing training objectives. The Trainer is responsible for follow-through, with required paperwork. Quarterly, trainer skills will be observed, and trainers will participate in coaching, staff development and workshop activities.

Responsible for reviewing training assignments to avoid overbookings and monitoring work schedule, based on job classification and hourly/daily work hours not to exceed a 40-hour work week. PRIDE Trainers are responsible for submitting payroll and travel documentation according to Manager's instructions to meet UIUC payroll and mileage submission expectations.

Additional Physical Demands

Travel Required

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree Three or more years of experience as a PRIDE Trainer, Foster and/or Adoptive Parent, or as direct service staff with a public or private child welfare agency. Bilingual in Spanish.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Good organizational, problem solving/multitasking skills; innovative thinking to develop new systems and strategies for effective workflow; aptitude and skill level necessary for the use of independent judgement; excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to follow oral and written instructions; good customer service interpersonal skills; strong verbal communication and active listening skills and ability to perform data entry; computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel); ability to operate standard office equipment, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines and access to PDF files (Adobe and Acrobat Reader).

Preferred: Knowledge of child welfare, 3 or more years as a Foster or Adoptive/Guardianship Caregiver

Appointment Information

This is a part-time Academic Hourly position, appointed on a 12-month service basis. The position is grant funded and several positions are available statewide.  Renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Fully-remote or hybrid work options may be considered for this position.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on October 15th, 2023 (extended). Interviews and hiring may be conducted before the closing date due to this being a multi-hire search. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact sw-hr@illinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1018666
Job Category: Education & Student Services
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu