Turning Points for Children's foster care department currently trains approx. 500+ resource parents a year through our pre-service and on-going training modules. We believe the training of our resource parents is integral to our success in keeping our children in safe and stable homes. This position is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and implementation of training programs for General and Specialized Behavioral Health foster and kinship parents of Turning Points for Children. The position will supervise a unit of up to five Foster Care Training & Curriculum Coordinators. An individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of team would do well in this position.
* Work in partnership with the Training Team to develop and implement training programs designed to improve the quality of foster and kinship parenting provided by foster and kinship parents of Turning Points for Children.
* Determine training needs of foster and kinship parents in regular consultation with the Foster Care Training Coordinators, foster and kinship parents, home certification staff, Resource Parent Support Specialists/Resource Parent Social Workers, and CUA staff.
* Contribute to the retention of quality foster and kinship parents by ensuring timely delivery of training materials to participants.
* Oversee the delivery of foster and kinship parent trainings on a routine basis, including one-on-one trainings as needed.
* Fill-in as a training facilitator as needed.
* Establish personal working relationships with foster and kinship parents participating in trainings.
* Conduct training quality assurance for modifications and improvements to training models and curriculums.
* Design trainings that are clinically-based to support Specialized Behavioral Health Resource Parents.
* Coordinate and design training options including take home trainings, web-based trainings, and outside trainers.
* Liaison with the certification and case management programs to determine the scheduling of foster and kinship parent orientations and other trainings.
* Adjust hours as needed to meet orientation and training needs, including evenings and weekends.
* Confirm and distribute a monthly training schedule.
* Send out notices to foster and kinship parents to invite them to trainings, and manage the registration and training certification processes.
* Develop and coordinate foster and kinship parent training schedules, as well as coordinating training locations, panel members and trainers.
* Set up and run foster and kinship parent trainings sessions, including finding rooms to conduct the training, purchasing refreshments and supplies, cleaning up, locking up, etc.
* Provide documentation of trainings provided and attendance as needed by the home certification unit.
* Work with admin to ensure training hours are tracked for annual certification of foster/kinship parents and ensure the training does not expire.
* Provide orientation and other training in the foster or kinship parent's home when the training needs to be provided outside the regular cycle or a special need arises.
* Ensure that there are attendance sheets at each training session and keep a record of attendance for all trainings.
* Attend external meetings related to improving the quality of foster and kinship parenting in Philadelphia. Represent the agency at external meetings as requested.
* Perform related work as required.
* Review and implement feedback provided from training participants to include the quality and effectiveness of the trainings.
* Attend quarterly supervisor meetings and monthly foster care department meetings.
* Conduct regular supervisory sessions with the Training Coordinator staff.
* Creating and maintaining community relationships in the event additional locations for potential training sites are needed.
* Assist with the on-going trainings of CUA and Non-CUA staff.
* Collect and report out on various data measurements to identify additional training gaps and needs.
* Minimum of five years' experience child welfare services, with experience in the licensing/certification of foster homes and/or training of foster and kinship parents preferred.
* Formal or informal (internships/team mentoring) supervisory experience is preferred.
* Experience working within Philadelphia's child welfare system and familiarity with child welfare practice.
* Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of effective training programs.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
* Ability to assess and problem solve quickly and make decisions.
* Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
* Excellent time management, organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
* Ability to demonstrate cultural and linguistic competence and sensitivity to different populations.
* Ability to speak, read and write English at the college level.
* The use of a currently inspected car each day, including the possession of current auto insurance and driver's license.
Minimum Education Requirements:
* Master's degree from an accredited university in a human services or education field.
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.