Department: Ctr on Children Families & the Law-1082
Description of Work:
The position will be based out of the Northern Service Area, which includes Seward, Columbus, and York.
Field Training Specialist I will guide new Nebraska Department Health and Human Services (NDHHS) Child and Family Services Specialist (CFSS) trainees or others designated by NDHHS in all components of pre-service training including: arranging or the completion of training to include scheduling and conducting meetings and providing written and oral feedback, coordinate field training activities, provide field support as trainees are assigned case management duties to include implementation of policies and procedures ongoing support to experienced workers, and support all components oft raining to include classroom, virtual and self-paced to include the development and gpp delivery of training.
The Field Training Specialist (FTS) will work directly with trainees and existing staff helping them develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to serve the State's children and families as CFS workers. Extensive travel may be required. Evenings and weekends may be required on occasion. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve.
The University fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, or a closely related field. Two (2) years of experience performing case management within the child welfare system, either state-based or contracted, focusing on a specific practice of direct management of cases with children and families affected by child abuse or neglect. Working knowledge of policy and practice for child welfare and juvenile justice. Public relations skills and experience working with attorneys, the courts, and community agencies. Flexibility, creativity, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Ideal candidates will have a Master's degree in Social work, psychology, sociology, counseling, human development, or a closely related field. Experience in training, coaching, and/or mentoring experience. Curriculum development and delivery of adult education courses. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, various software or platforms (e.g., WebEx, Moodle, Vimeo). Proofreading skill/experience is highly desirable; Willingness to participate in training role-plays is desirable.
Posted Salary: $42,000/yr minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 73110
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.