Responsible for providing coaching, support and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators, placement workers, and intact workers. This will include facilitating debriefing for simulations, as well as providing and orientation to roles. Will serve as coordinator of all scheduled simulation activities and oversee activities of simulation facilitators (x2). Assist simulation director as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Coordination of simulation activities
-Provide training to support the preparation of DCFS Investigators and DCFS and private sector Intact and Permanency staff in the classroom for the simulation education experience and work collaboratively with DCFS and University Foundations training facilitators to synthesize information learned in classroom as into skill based experiential learning.
-Assist the Associate Director of CCPTA with day to day programmatic operations during times of vacation or absence.
Serving as lead trainer for simulation center
Provide coaching, support, and debriefs with learning participants during residential, mock medical/multi-purpose lab, and courtroom simulations, such as:
o Modeling examples of strengths based feedback
o Ensuring learning participants’ skills are reflected on in a safe learning environment
o Reviewing learning participants’ concerns and discussing organic questions in the moment
o Ensure learning participants utilize and adhere to rule and procedure
o Modeling examples of suggested phrases to complete investigative or casework process
o Modeling examples of how to address safety concerns and how to mitigate
- Provide coaching and support to trainers and actors as needed during simulation week.
- Provide training to trainers on areas of need:
o Training of the Trainers, Onboarding and Delivery of Foundations material
o Classroom Management and Skills Building
o Specific investigative, intact and permanency foundational topics
- Support trainers in the classroom as needed, modeling classroom management and delivery of content.
Evaluation of Curricula and Content
- Research, review, and report on latest laws, procedure changes, professional information, and literature as it applies to curriculum needs.
- Assist in development and design of new curricula needs and integrating supporting research into content, training manuals, handouts, PowerPoints, etc.
- Assist the NISTC Simulation Logistics Coordinator, NNISTC Simulation Facilitators, OLPD and other university partners to develop new character profiles for new simulation trainings.
- Prepare/stage residential labs, mock court room, and mock medical/multi-purpose lab for simulations; organizes and collaborates with Logistics Coordinator and Director to ensure actors are in place and learning participants complete all simulation experience tasks.
- Work collaboratively with university partners, DCFS, and stakeholders in providing input as it pertains to the relevance and mission of the CPTA and the Department’s ongoing use of simulations.
- Endorse and educate the community and outside interests on the mission and goals of the workforce development partnership with DCFS and the mission of the University.
- Attend other DCFS trainings as identified by the Office for Learning and Professional Development.
-Teaching child welfare foundations course in Human Development and Family Sciences.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. Bachelors degree from an accredited university in social services or related field.
2. At least 6 years combined direct experience in child protection investigations and child welfare.
3. Demonstrated professional experience working with underrepresented populations.