Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
4 Year Degree
The position of Trainer/Auditor Coordinator is responsible for planning and conducting operational and financial audits and staff training programs at Safer’s Adult Transition Centers and ensure that ATC audits and training systems maintain compliance with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), American Correctional Association (ACA) and Safer Foundation standards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, schedule and conduct various staff training programs ensuring that all ATC staff are familiar with and competent to observe all applicable directives and procedures and that Safer’s mission is fulfilled.
Serve as the technical and procedural point contact for trainees.
Review instructional materials for relevancy on a consistent basis. Select and develop appropriate teaching aids for training; develop and maintain evaluation tools to measure the quality and effectiveness of training programs; conduct refresher classes as necessary.
Maintain accurate records to ensure that staff personnel are trained in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Safer Foundation and the Illinois Department of Corrections and that records are audit- ready at all times.
Plan and conduct operational and financial audits of the Adult Transition Centers in order to maintain compliance with the Illinois Department of Corrections and the American Correctional Association standards.
Report findings and recommendations for operational improvements and/or unsatisfactory conditions within established time frames.
Review policies, procedures, instructions, reports and administrative documents for accuracy and timeliness and revise in accordance with current Illinois Department of Corrections Directives.
Communicate with ATC personnel to ensure their understanding of the intent and application of IDOC directives and Center policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of adult learning and curriculum development techniques
In-depth knowledge of the Department of Corrections directives and the Safer Foundation’s policies and procedures
Knowledge of standard auditing practices and procedures and the ability to apply them to each project assigned
Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal and human relations skills including the ability to interview individuals associated with the audit
Strong leadership, organizational, verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to conduct training programs and relate effectively with students Ability to motivate and stimulate others
Ability to perform work with little or no supervision
Education and Experience:
BA/BS in Criminal Justice, Human Resources or Business or 4-5 years equivalent work experience.
2 years teaching and/or training experience
Experience designing and developing training curriculums.
Some operational audit experience preferred, either as an Auditor or as a recipient of audits
4 years' experience in a correctional setting, including exposure to security and/or operations
About Safer Foundation
Safer Foundation is a national leader in prisoner re-entry and employment programs. A nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Safer was founded more than 45 years to help people leaving prison find jobs so they could successfully transition back into their communities. But people with criminal records faced a stigma that made securing employment difficult.The situation is even more dire today, especially in the United States. Despite accounting for only 5 percent of the world population, the U.S. leads the world with its incarceration rate. And an overwhelming majority of individuals returning from prison face more complex challenges to getting and keeping a job. This means the services Safer Foundation provides are even more important. In fact, we know, and an abundance of research has shown, that the most difficult barrier—and the single-most crucial factor—to successful reintegration is a job. When our clients find jobs, they become valuable contributors to their families and their communities, while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.Re-entry is now recognized as an important issue that has captured our nation's attention and support, and Safer Foundation is proud to be a leader in the discussion and advocacy efforts occurring on the local, state and national levels.