Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training
The Training Coordinator is responsible for leading our employee development initiatives, communicating with managers to identify training needs and mapping out development plans for teams and individuals. The Training Coordinator manages, designs, develops, coordinates and oversees the training programs at Search. An integral part of this position is to work collaboratively with departments to ensure meaningful and essential topics are identified and presented at professional development events. The Training Coordinator also conducts regular evaluations of the implementation of the Glidepath Curriculum. This position reports to the Human Resources and Staff Development Manager.
Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
Ensure effective delivery of Search’s Glidepath curriculum throughout all sites, including training DSPs in curriculum presentation and delivery, evaluating DSP performance in those two areas, and providing feedback to Search’s ALP Division Manager, site program managers and curriculum specialist positions,
·Coordinate and implement approved DHS DSP training program including Core training and on-the-job activities,
Coordinate and implement approved DHS QIDP training program,
Maintain and document the completed training for new employees and QIDP CEUs,
Maintain an active employee development program that includes regular professional development trainings, manager’s forums, outside seminars, conferences, refresher trainings, Lunch n Learns and ancillary internal training sessions based on the needs of the employees,
Create and distribute monthly Core, quarterly Lunch-n-Learn and annual Manager’s forum schedules,
Become a certified CPR/FA instructor and maintain certification,
Become a certified Safety Care instructor,
Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential employee training records, including data input into Great Plaines and/or web based programs,
Demonstrate leadership abilities by working cooperatively and communicating effectively with Search colleagues, encouraging teamwork, respecting differing viewpoints, and demonstrating the ability to solve problems creatively from a agency-wide perspective,
Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to employees, applicants, family members, guardians, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
Actively participate and contribute to assigned committees and task forces, including but not limited to the acting chairperson for Training Committee,
Manage assigned work-load effectively by meeting established agency and DHS deadlines,
Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the Employee Handbook,
Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations such as DHS Rules and state and federal labor and employment laws,
Complete other duties and special projects as assigned.
This position is full time (exempt) and requires travel between sites. We offer an extensive benefits package.
Bachelor degree in a human service field or related,
Two years’ experience with persons with developmental disabilities. Teaching, training experience preferred,
Working knowledge of adult learning and teaching techniques. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills,
Basic computer proficiencies including familiarity with Microsoft programs,
Familiarity with applicable DHS rules and regulations and CQL standards,
Ability to perform basic physical moves such as kneeling, reaching, crouching, bending, and twisting,
Must be a current QIDP on the DHS registry,
Must have a current CPR and First Aid certification,
Must maintain valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
About Search, Inc.
Search empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Search provides a wide range of flexible, personalized services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include supported living arrangements, adult learning and employment programs, as well as medical, behavioral, therapy and home-based services.
Outstanding Services, Life-Changing Experiences
Search makes a promise to each person we serve to provide exceptional services and truly memorable experiences that inspire and empower. This is reflected by our vision of a world where all people live, learn, work and play alongside one another, bringing their unique abilities to the community.
Search is a community-based nonprofit. Our programs serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mount Prospect. Search has provided high-quality services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 50 years.
Experienced... and Certified
Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
Our board of directors is a dedicated group of some of Illinois’ finest business, community and civic leaders. Through their dedication and service we are able to provide people with intellectual disabilities the quality of life they so truly deserve.