Training Specialist II
Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The State Supported Living Centers, under the HSCS is comprised of 13 SSLCs located throughout the state. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. Apply now to join our team.
The Training Specialist II performs routine (journey-level) training work. Work involves planning, organizing, conducting and evaluating training programs for the state hospital program area. Trains new employees during New Employee Orientation (NEO) and conducts Refresher Training. Monitors all employees in the program area to ensure their training is up to date. Tracks, collects, and e-mails permanent HR documents to Facility Support Services Competency Training and Development (FCTD). Creates and maintains a training database to track compliance with required training. Receives training reports monthly from FCTD and reviews and monitors due dates. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Performs other duties as assigned. 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. 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.
Collaborates with the state supported living center staff to identify and address training needs. Plans, organizes, and conducts training programs, as assigned, in group type settings or online format. Develops curriculum specific to the program area and evaluates training programs by performing competency evaluations of staff through examinations or demonstrations. Assists in analyzing training content for accessibility to make content accessible to fit the needs of the patients served for physical, psychological and/or age-related learning disabilities.
Trains new employees during New Employee Orientation (NEO) on program area requirements and conducts refresher training as needed.
Promotes training quality and effectiveness by customizing the program area training to increase the trainee's perception of the relevance of the program's environment and uses creativity and/or other training techniques to encourage interactivity and interest so the trainee is engaged and retains information. Ensures all aspects of the training supports the delivery of services to the patients while providing safety for the employee
Notifies program area staff regarding training day options. Schedules UKERU, CPR, Safe Use of Restraints (SUR) and other training and emails information to the appropriate staff in the program area.
Creates a packet of documents and provides instructions to employees who are required to read and acknowledge by signature. Ensures required training and forms are completed, signed, entered into a training database, and filed in the employees Personnel/Training folder.
Prepares new employee information manual specific to the program area and updates as needed. Provides new hire orientation and a brief training session to new employees who are in the middle of their Job Specific Orientation (JSO). Ensures that the new employee is properly introduced at the Unit for Unit Orientation.
Maintains accurate and complete training records as required to correctly document staff training. Creates and maintains a training database to track employee compliance with required training. Develops and provides reports of training due or delinquency to the employee and program leadership. Assures proper attendance records are completed for all assigned classes and entered into the database. Serves as liaison with FCTD in monitoring mandatory online trainings (i-Learns), as well as, UKERU, SUR and CPR refresher courses. Reviews and validates program area reports to assure consistency with FCTD reports.
Maintains necessary certifications to teach assigned classes including specialty HHSC classes developed for interaction with program area's patients such as the SUR and UKERU and/or general public response classes such as CPR.
Attends and participates in program meetings as assigned to provide training perspectives. Participates in continuous facility wide and program specific performance improvement activities. Identifies and addresses the training needs in order to ensure compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) conditions of participation, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), and the rules and regulations of the Agency and state hospital system.
Performs other duties as assigned. 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 of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs.
Knowledge of training procedures/techniques.
Skills in preparing training classes.
Skills in using computer-based programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software programs.
Skills in maintaining records, and developing and maintaining databases.
Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing with persons of diverse backgrounds, education levels, and different learning styles; and ability to train othes. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be certified in CPR, SUR, and UKERU is preferred. Certification must occur within 6 months of employment.
Must possess a valid Texas driver license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date to drive a state vehicle. Applicants with an out-of-state driver license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in training work. Combination of education and experience equivalent to high school graduation or GED, plus 18 months of experience in direct patient care service is preferred. Additional Information:
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS HR Policy starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. For internal applicants, there can be limitations in consideration of applicant's current classification and salary and is dependent upon available budget.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, 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 SSLC employees are subject to random drug testing.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. MOS Code:
: PS, 120X, 15, 8802, 3S2X1, 8B200, 8T000, 81C0, 81T0
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. 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 http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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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.