Overview This position will be accepting applications until 4:30 pm on June 7, 2023.
Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of San Diego State University School of Social Work, was established in 1996 with the goal of revolutionizing the way people work to ensure the world is a healthier place. Our services incorporate principles of anti-racist, trauma-informed, and recovery oriented practices. Providing over 70,000 learning experiences to health and human service and justice system professionals annually, the Academy creates experiences with the mission to provide exceptional learning and development experiences for the transformation of individuals, organizations, and communities. The Academy continues to grow with new programs and a variety of workforce development solutions in Southern California and beyond.
A significant effort in the Academy's commitment to the ongoing work of creating an anti-racist, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed workplace is the recruitment of individuals who represent the full diversity of our community. The Academy invests in people to create an innovative work environment that promotes well-being and a culture that builds on and fosters the strengths of its staff and their intersectional identities. When you join the Academy team you can expect to contribute to an inclusive and innovative environment where the sharing of ideas, perspectives, and experiences is welcomed and encouraged. In applying for a position at the Academy, we invite you to consider our Core Values and our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Child Welfare Development Services (CWDS) provides workforce development, organizational support, technical assistance and capacity building for the public child welfare staff of Southern California counties. These services include coaching, simulation, classroom training, eLearning and evaluation services. Workforce development services consist of development opportunities for new social workers, the existing workforce, supervisors, managers and executive level leadership as well as community partners and multi disciplinary partners working closely with child welfare agencies.
Responsibilities PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Under the general direction of the County Consultant Manager, the CWDS Consultant is responsible for working independently, and in partnership with the Southern Region to develop specialized training, projects, and capacity for best practice on state and county initiatives for CWDS. This position is responsible for similar tasks to the County Consultant position such as needs assessment, service planning, service delivery, facilitation of workforce development, provision of technical assistance to support implementation. Whereas County Consultants complete these tasks for their assigned counties, our CWDS Consultant may complete these tasks for an individual county or they may occur at the regional level or for special projects or initiatives. This position works closely with the Regional Training Coordinator and County Consultant Team to develop and plan all county training needs. This position works full time from a home office and requires occasional travel to Riverside, San Diego and Sacramento. SPECIFIC DUTIES
This is a full time position. The following information is intended to be a representation of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical extension of position responsibilities. Job descriptions may be changed or updated, at any time, based on the needs of the department.
Note: Some duties may include working with and/or exposure to sensitive/traumatic topics or material dealing with child abuse, elder abuse, and/or issues and scenarios related to mental health, substance use, or racism.
This position serves Ventura County and the Southern region. This is subject to change based on programming needs
CDSS STATEWIDE CONTRACT MONITORING AND OVERSIGHT (35%)
Responsible for the tracking and monitoring of CDSS contract deliverables including:
Regional Needs Assessment
Collaboration and coordination of special project leads and other CWDS staff who support CDSS contract deliverables
Managing timelines and project plans to ensure CDSS funded services are planned and delivered timely
Develop, enact, monitor and regularly upgrade policies as it relates the processes involving CDSS contract
Coordinates and plans regional workforce development training deliverables
Conducts regional needs assessments to execute CDSS contract deliverables
Collaborates with Fiscal, Consultants and Special project leads to ensure delivery of CDSS contract deliverables
Collaborates in conjunction with Remediation Coordinator to ensure that all regional training curriculum has been remediated
Ensure curriculum/learning objectives to meet needs
Submits training development requests to initiate CDSS regional contract deliverables
Trains and builds capacity for the Integrated Core Practice Model statewide training mandates
Collaborate closely with Workforce Management and Development (WMD) team to plan for development of curriculum and services providers to develop and deliver content to meet regional needs utilizing CDSS contract funds
Evaluates the fidelity of training evaluation data as well as regional Workforce Development Survey
SPECIAL PROJECT LEAD (35%)
Serve as a lead facilitator and/or actor in county simulation deliveries. Will assist with simulation coordination
Support implementation planning and technical assistance for the Southern region for statewide and regional initiatives
Assist with CDSS one-time funds processes including curriculum writing
Participates in statewide and cross RTA workgroups to support regional implementation of initiatives and mandates
Assist in the development strategic priorities to enhance organizational health
Serve a liaison to the Training Operations team
VENTURA CONSULTANT (15%)
Maintain current understanding of new state initiatives
Anticipate the impact to the county and planning for new state initiatives and regulations
Remain current on county specific issues: (review documents/reports, CFSR data, SIP, new county initiatives, policies, procedures; represent/remind regarding evidenced based programming and fairness and equity issues, etc
Serve as a partner to the management and staff development departments of the county
Ensure all county needs are explored and met as appropriate to the scope of the contract
Participate in/attend new county training deliveries to ensure learning objectives are met
Have knowledge of and using the 4 domains of successful implementation with counties for new and existing initiatives
Monitor and manage contract deliverables through the contract term
Assist in defining scope of projects; involve relevant stakeholders and ensure feasibility
Develop project plans and monitor and track progress
Ensure projects are delivered on time and provide written reports as requested
PROGRAM SUPPORT (10%)
Prepare and deliver up to 12 hours of virtual or in person classes per year/trainings a year.
Develop a strong understanding of implementation science and use it to support the implementation of workforce development, coaching, and best practices.
When available and budget allows, attend learning experiences and conferences for personal development and provide a report out of information gathered/learned upon your return.
Attend internal meetings and committees to support program and Academy-wide communication, culture and functioning.
Provide input and support for observing and evaluating CWDS service providers as needed.
Lead, assist or participate in special projects and committees as needed, when appropriate and as designated lead as specified by the leadership team.
Actively support the development of contracts
Support the reorganization and maintenance of CWDS
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED (5%)
Perform other duties as assigned which are in the best interests of the Academy for Professional Excellence.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of current learning and development and adult learning theories
Knowledge of project management processes
Ability to effectively manage, monitor, and assess multiple projects and priorities
Ability to apply independent judgment, discretion, and initiative to address problems and develop solutions
Ability to independently interpret a wide variety of complex policies and procedures integral to the program/project to which the position is assigned
Ability to work individually and engage within a teaming environment
Ability to travel within California - primarily Southern region counties and Sacramento
Competence with standard office software packages for correspondence and report preparation
Ability to independently interpret and track a wide variety of complex policies and procedures integral to the program/project to which the position is assigned,
Ability to understand, define, develop & implement procedures,
Ability to adapt and carry out assignments without detailed instructions,
Ability to plan, coordinate & initiate actions necessary to implement group decision, strong leadership, organizational development & administrative skills;
Ability to work in a team setting & relate well to others within the Academy for Professional Excellence environment
Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Equivalent to a bachelors degree in appropriate field related to the program/project -OR-
Additional experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
Six (6) years of experience related to the program/project.
Three (3) years of experience providing coaching or training.
(A masters' degree may be substituted for years of experience, up to two years)
Five years of experience planning and coordinating projects and deliverables.
Three years experience in child welfare.
Three years experience working in public child welfare preferred
Two years experience as a trainer and/or curriculum developer
Experience developing and delivering child welfare training
Theoretical knowledge of program planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation skills.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT INFORMATION:
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation
San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer
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