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Staff Training Specialist, Ohio's University Consortium for Child and Adult Services

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Job Overview

Work directly with Ohio’s University Consortium for Child and Adult Services (OUCCAS) leadership and other stakeholders of the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program (OCWTP). 

Essential Functions

  • Acquire, develop and update modules used in training child welfare caseworkers and supervisors.
  • Use performance data, skills gap analyses and individual training needs assessments to identify training needs of child welfare staff.
  • Review professional literature to determine the empirical base in the competency areas to be trained.
  • Collaborate with continuous quality improvement team to assess training effectiveness and otherwise participate in continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • In conjunction with trainer development team, identify and assess qualified trainers and conduct trainings on content for selected trainers.
  • Help coordinate pilot testing of newly developed modules.
  • Lead various programmatic teams in partnership with Regional Training Centers, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services staff and OCWTP Steering Committee.
  • Facilitate partnerships around statewide child welfare initiatives.
  • Identify and work with subject matter experts for content development.
  • Maintain currency in field of practice as well as learning science.
  • Work with various elements of the learning management system used by ODJFS and OCWTP.
  • Document work for status reports.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in a related field.

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years professional experience working with a Public Children Services Agency with at least two years as a supervisor.
  • Knowledge of Ohio’s child welfare practice models, policies and procedures.
  • Professional experience with Ohio resources related to child welfare casework.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to fully integrate learning science and best-practice training methods (including workshops, simulations, online learning, and coaching) into training curricula.
  • Experienced with office productivity software and learning management systems.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • MSW or equivalent degree.
  • Recent child welfare casework practice experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

In addition to the application, you must provide a Resume/CV and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position.  Please use the additional documents feature as needed for any attachments.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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Staff Training Specialist, Ohio's University Consortium for Child and Adult Services

Date:  Jan 16, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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