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Job Description:

TITLE: Education & Training Specialist


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REPORTS TO: Training Manager

JOB SUMMARY:The Education & Training Specialist is a traveling trainer and consultant with specialized knowledge regarding the current principles, techniques and instrumentation used in supporting and accommodating the needs of students with disabilities and challenging behaviors that are served in out-of-school time programs. The specialist provides support to early childhood teachers and inclusion facilitators, front line staff, program and/or training and curriculum specialists, and various leadership to ensure that children with and without abilities are being fully, meaningfully included in out-of-school time programs.

CLASSIFICATION OF POSITION: Full Time Exempt

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Yes - 50% or more

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Travel nationally and internationally to out-of-school time programs to conduct observations and provide verbal and written coaching and recommendations to staff to support the inclusion of children with and without disabilities.
  2. Conduct strategy sessions with leadership to provide recommendations for accommodating all children and develop a plan for implementing the accommodations.
  3. Present inclusive program curriculum utilizing the latest technology in both live and online modalities.
  4. Receive phone calls and emails from out-of-school time providers and furnish them with verbal and written strategies for supporting children with and without disabilities in their programs.
  5. Develop and recommend implementation of positive behavioral support plans to improve behavioral outcomes.
  6. Provide detailed written reports and recommendations on activities conducted through site visits, support center inquiries and consultations, as requested.
  7. Contribute to the development of new inclusive program content.
  8. Use data tracking programs to record training and Support Center efforts.
  9. Generate required paperwork documenting meeting attendance, evaluations, site visits, consultations and goals/objectives.
  10. Establish positive, effective relationships with contracted and partner organizations, boards, volunteers and community interest groups.
  11. Assist with other projects KIT priority program areas.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform similar or additional duties as requested by supervisor.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  1. Four-year degree from an accredited college or university (Masters, credential or certification in special education, child or youth development preferred).
  2. Experience supporting students with disabilities and/or challenging behavior in out-of-school time settings. Knowledge of out-of-school time environments, management structure, funding streams, and quality services.
  3. Sophisticated understanding of inclusion, and ability to translate the understanding in a variety of modalities to various types of audiences.
  4. Demonstrated ability in working with and training adults, leadership, front line staff, children, boards of directors and families.
  5. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  6. Effective oral/written communication skills and ability to disseminate information clearly & concisely with colleagues and a variety of individuals and organizations.
  7. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite software. Knowledge of SalesForce preferred.
  8. Excellent customer service skills and orientation.
  9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, results oriented environment.
  10. Strong analytical skills.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  1. Ability to multi-task.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  3. Self-motivated worker and thinker.
  4. Ability to function in a “staff team” environment to pool knowledge.
  5. Demonstrated flexibility in scheduling workload.
  6. Excellent writing skills.

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DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designated to contain, not to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. Changes or modifications can be made, with the agreement of the Chief Program Officer, at anytime to the above.

Please no phone calls or walk-ins.

2820 ROOSEVELT ROAD, SUITE 202 – SAN DIEGO, CA – 92106
PHONE: (858) 225-5680 – FAX: (858) 225-5690