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The Training Specialist I ensures employees are effectively trained in the core and specialty competencies required for their position. This includes all aspects of instructing and facilitating employees at all levels of the organization in New Employee Orientation, specialized or targeted training, local training, retraining, and employee development. Knowledge of training procedures and techniques, of adult learning/education principles, practices, and interpersonal relations, as well as skill in instructing others are required. Serves as a liaison between the training department and other unit/departments. Assists in developing and/or revising competency based curriculum in Core and Specialty Classes as well as a variety of other topics, as needed. Works as a team member to conduct Needs Assessments and Program Assessments, as needed. Demonstrates professional manner and communication skills suitable for public speaking as well as excellent interpersonal skills. May require a driver's license. Works under close supervision of the Competency, Training and Development (CTD) director, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Conducts facility and agency core and specialty competency-based training including orientation, refresher, and local training requirements using approved training curriculum and procedures, audiovisual equipment, and practice models as appropriate in order to train skills and develop employees. Evaluates employee competencies and skills as outlined in policy and/or course requirements.

Documents class attendance and participation as outlined in the departmental policy using rosters, class assessments, and performance checklists. Ensures all required documentation meets performance criteria and is accurate. Ensures records are ready for routine monitoring by the CTD Director and by outside parties during external reviews and that they meet performance indicators.

Conducts post-orientation (on-the-job) training assessments once new employees have been trained in the residential setting, when needed, and completes required documentation.

Demonstrates an awareness of safety and infection control practices to ensure safe work experiences. Maintains department equipment per guidelines so that equipment remains clean and in good repair. Reports any problems with equipment in a timely manner.

Conducts needs assessments and program assessments to determine training sufficiency and areas for improvement.

Conducts self in a professional manner by following agency policies and procedures in all communication with coworkers, individuals, and the general public to assure quality of services provided.

Maintains employee training record data and follows information security protocols in order to maintain the confidentiality of employee records.

Performs other duties as assigned to ensure completion of departmental operations.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Knowledge, or ability to gain knowledge, of how to work with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Knowledge of training procedures/techniques and adult education principles and ability to apply these in curricula and learning objective development.
- Skill and ability to provide effective and interesting instruction to large groups and in one to one situations.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) with people with diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization.
- Ability to teach and demonstrate skills related to assigned courses such as CPR, Ukeru, Safe Use of Restraints (SUR), and lifting.
- Ability to support approximately 55 pounds in order to properly train how to properly and safely lift a person.
- Ability to assist in evaluating, developing, and revising training programs.
- Ability to use Windows based programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
- Ability to operate basic office equipment and audio/visual equipment.
- Ability to work both within a team environment and independently.
- Ability to demonstrate good judgment and serve as a model for others in demonstrating the mission and values of HHSC.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in human resources, business administration, education, communication, journalism, technical writing, or a related field is generally preferred.
Experience providing services to persons with developmental disabilities in a large institutional/residential setting and/or paid experience facilitating/conducting competency based training to employees or adult learners in a classroom or on-the-job setting.

Additional Information:

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All state supported living center employees are subject to random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.

MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 46Q, MC, 340, 4341, 3N0XO, 4C0X1, 68X, 230X, MED10, 4C0X1, 42SX, 42A, YN, 0111, 3A1X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Posting ID: 660030447 Posted: 2021-09-09 Job Title: Training Specialist