Child Welfare Staff Development Coordinator (Management Analyst III)

$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Nov 06, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Analyst, Management
Full Time
As a member of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) unit of the Department of Family Services, the Child Welfare Staff Development Coordinator:

Serves as lead for child welfare training and related learning programs;
  • Promotes staff development activities that are grounded in adult learning theory;
  • Assesses development needs of current staff and arranges learning activities to meet those needs;
  • Supports transfer of learning to promote practice change as a result of learning activities
Manages the Child Welfare Institute (CWI);
  • Works with CYF supervisors to assess CWI trainee performance and provide feedback;
  • Provides guidance and support to CWI trainers in curriculum development and training delivery;
  • Develops and runs integrative learning activities such as simulations
  • Advances CWI and other learning experiences through knowledge of clinical child welfare practice and best practice models;
Collaborates with Professional and Organizational Development, Children Youth and Families Division, Managers, Quality Assurance and other staff;
  • Strengthens CYF clinical practice and supervisory practices for new/current staff;
  • Evaluates training program effectiveness, continuity, consistency, sustainability and legal and ethical compliance;
  • Coordinates procurement, budget and vendor contracts to maximize resources;
  • Directs macro-level logistics administration for CWI logistics and other division and department learning programs as needed.
Note: The assigned functional areas for this position are child welfare practice, adult learning, curriculum design, training, professional or organizational development, and public administration. Illustrative Duties

Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
Coordinates and manages the work of administrative, para-professional, and/or professional-level staff in the day-to-day activities of selected projects. Plans, organizes, and coordinates changes to the policies, procedures, or processes related to multiple administrative functions (financial, procurement, budget, human resources, contract or grants administration, information technology systems, etc.);
Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
Ability to supervise and train staff;
Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

Employment Standards EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area.

Not applicable.

Master's degree in social work or field related to one of the assigned functional areas. Experience in public child welfare; adult education, training, or professional development; and supervisory experience. Knowledge of clinical child welfare practice, adult learning theory, and learning design and delivery. Significant project management skills.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing

Sufficiently mobile to meet with trainees, supervisors, and other staff and travel to training sites. Ability to use and troubleshoot training equipment and technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written or practical exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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