Erikson Institute’s Fussy Baby Network is seeking to hire a FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist. The Fussy Baby Network FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to train Home Visitors, Early Interventionists, Therapists, Educators, and other relationship-based disciplines in the Fussy Baby Network® FAN Approach. The FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist will participate in building relationships with programs through ongoing training across Illinois and nationally. The FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist will provide short-term and long-term FAN Training to program staff and supervisors. The FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist will also participate in collaboratively developing and producing training materials/curriculum as a part of a training team. The Fussy Baby Network® FAN Trainer/Curriculum Specialist will be jointly supervised by the Associate Director of Training and Dissemination and the Executive Director, Fussy Baby Network will participate in regular staff meetings as well as other meetings with project consultants/contractors, and funders. This is a grant and contract funded position and is dependent on external funding.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Develop supportive, respectful, culturally responsive and collaborative relationships with program site directors, supervisors, and staff
Provide (sometimes with co-trainers) various levels of FAN Training.
Schedule, plan, and execute FAN Training at each assigned program.
Schedule, plan and execute ongoing training sessions and/or mentoring following Level l Training in accordance with Fussy Baby Approach Learning Objectives.
Maintain timely and accurate documentation of training sessions.
Evaluate training effectiveness consistently; make adjustments to training under the supervision of Director of Training and Dissemination.
Contribute to curriculum development with other trainers and Director of Training and Dissemination/Executive Director.
Participate actively during team meetings – including reflective processing meetings, planning meetings, and research/feedback meetings.
Support National Network of FAN Trainers through disseminating electronic materials and producing/shipping hard-copy materials by assigned deadline.
Support Associate Director of Training and Dissemination and National Network of FAN Trainers by ensuring National Trainers register upcoming FAN Training and Erikson receives trainer reflection logs, trainee feedback surveys.
Minimum master’s degree; background in psychology, social work, early childhood education, child development, occupational therapy or related field with specialized training, reflective practice, and supervision in infant mental health;
Knowledge of infant development, attachment theory, family dynamics, psycho-dynamic theory, and relationship-based practice preferred; knowledge of and experience with early regulatory issues; and short-term and longer-term interventions
Understanding of adult development and learning
5+ years home visiting experience working with infants, young children, and families
Prior successful experience teaching/training/professional development
Prior experience working with culturally, linguistically, ethnically, socioeconomically and/or developmentally diverse individuals;
Previous knowledge of or practice compatible with Fussy Baby FAN Approach;
Operates from an Infant Mental Health stance;
In state and out of state travel will be expected which will include overnights. Must own a reliable vehicle and be able to drive long distances for site trainings; some site trainings may require overnights due to distance.
About Erikson Institute
We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.
Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).
To learn more, please visit our web site at www.erikson.edu
Please email, fax or mail a cover letter and resume to:
Tori Graham, Associate Director
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
NO phone inquiries please.
Internal Number: 3128937200
About Erikson Institute
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.