Associate Director of NIU Child Protection Training Academy (CPTA) (1285) EXTENDED
Northern Illinois University
Location: DeKalb, Illinois
Internal Number: 73519
Full-Time/Part Time: Full-Time
In support of the mission of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) and its Child Protection Training Academy (CPTA) program of training for IDCFS staff across the State of Illinois, the Associate Director of the NIUCPTA will assume responsibility for providing coaching, support and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators, placement workers, and intact workers. This will include facilitating debriefing for simulations, as well as providing orientation to roles. Will serve as coordinator of all scheduled simulation activities and oversee activities of simulation facilitators (x2). The Associate Director will assist the Director of the NIUCPTA as necessary.
The position is housed in the area of Human Development and Family Sciences in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 14 full-time faculty members and three supportive professional staff and offers two undergraduate degrees and one Master's degrees (https://www.chhs.niu.edu/facs/index.shtml) with specializations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Leadership in Aging Studies. The School also houses a Couple and Family Therapy Clinic and a Child Development and Family Center. Northern Illinois University is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 17,000, located 65 miles west of Chicago.
The Associate Director of NIUCPTA is responsible for providing coaching, support and training before and during the simulation experience to child welfare staff, inclusive of new and veteran investigators,placement workers, and intact workers. This will include facilitating debriefing for simulations, as well as providing and orientation to roles. Will serve as coordinator of all scheduled simulation activities and oversee activities of simulation facilitators (x2). Assist simulation director as necessary.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead Trainer for Child Protection Training Academy (CPTA) Provide coaching, support, and debriefs with learning participants during residential, mock medical/multi-purpose lab, and courtroom simulations, such as:
Modeling examples of strengths based feedback
Ensuring learning participants' skills are reflected on in a safe learning environment
Reviewing learning participants' concerns and discussing organic questions in the moment
Ensure learning participants utilize and adhere to rule and procedure
Modeling examples of suggested phrases to complete investigative or case work process
Modeling examples of how to address safety concerns and how to mitigate
Provide coaching and support to trainers and actors as needed during simulation week.
Provide training to trainers on areas of need:
Training of the Trainers, Onboarding and Delivery of Foundations material
Classroom Management and Skills Building
Specific investigative, intact and permanency foundational topics
Support trainers in the classroom as needed, modeling classroom management and delivery of content.
Coordination of Simulation Activities
Provide training to support the preparation of DCFS Investigators and DCFS and private sector Intact and Permanency staff in the classroom for the simulation education experience and work collaboratively with DCFS and University Foundations training facilitators to synthesize information learned in classroom as into skill based experiential learning.
Assist the Director of NIUCPTA with day to day programmatic operations during times of vacation or absence.
Evaluation of Curricula and Content
Research, review, and report on latest laws, procedure changes, professional information, and literature as it applies to curriculum needs.
Assist in development and design of new curricula needs and integrating supporting research into content, training manuals, handouts, PowerPoints, etc.
Assist the NISTC Simulation Logistics Coordinator, NISTC Simulation Facilitators, OLPD and other university partners to develop new character profiles for new simulation trainings.
Prepare/stage residential labs, mock court room, and mock medical/multi-purpose lab for simulations; organizes and collaborates with Logistics Coordinator and Director to ensure actors are in place and learning participants complete all simulation experience tasks.
Work collaboratively with university partners, DCFS , and stakeholders in providing input as it pertains to the relevance and mission of the NIUCPTA and the Department's ongoing use of simulations.
Endorse and educate the community and outside interests on the mission and goals of the workforce development partnership with DCFS and the mission of the University.
Attend other DCFS trainings as identified by the Office for Learning and Professional Development.
Teach child welfare foundations related course(s) in Human Development and Family Sciences.
Other duties as assigned.
Specialty Factors (Civil Service):
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service):
Masters Degree in social work or related field
Two (2) years of university teaching experience, or previous trainer/facilitation experience
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS):
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package
Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important:Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.
If eligible for Veteran's Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable DischargeMUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.
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Illinois residency required within 180 days of the hire date.
Credentials Assessment Examination:
The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver's license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
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Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
EEO Statement Summary:
In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator Health Services 230 TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu 815-753-5560
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