DCF TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TICD) TRAINING INSTRUCTOR
PAY GRADE: 6
Location: Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard Counties,
REPORTS TO: Child Care Training Coordinator FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
Conducts various para-professional and/or state-mandated training classes for the Agency.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Teaches agreed upon classes quarterly or as classes are requested by the community.
Arrives at the training location on time and ensures room is prepared for class. Ensures students do not leave ahead of the scheduled time. Clearly documents on the sign-in sheet students who are late or who leave early.
Completes time sheets for class hours only within the bi-weekly payroll schedule and submits them to the Child Care Training Coordinator.
Strictly adhere to Department of Children and Families Training Manuals. Instructors must show required videos. Instructors may not use any supplements to the training unless pre-approved by the Education Director. Follows the class schedules and ensures each session is taught the number of required hours.
May teach other Agency classes and will follow the requirements for each class.
Ensures materials, supplies, and paper work needed for off site training are picked up at the Orlando office (located at 3500 West Colonial Drive).
Guides confidential discussions with trainees when talking about individual centers, children, and employees.
Adheres to time schedules established for training by staying on specific topics and redirecting inappropriate discussions.
Uses the most current training materials approved by the Department of Children and Families and covers all the required objectives for each module.
Remains present at each child care training classes even when a guest speaker is present.
Ensures training course evaluation forms are completed by all participants at the end of each training module.
Provides classroom and outside support to each student through 15 hours in class time for 5 sessions at five hours each.
Reads course textbook as it is critically important to have read and know all course material in order to lead the class discussion and provide support to students.
Grades various course assignments and evaluates them based on rubric as 5 hours of out of class assignments/reading must be completed by the student. (Although time out of class may exceed five hours, this is the amount of credit given to the students)
Attends the annual in-service meeting.
Attends mandatory DCF update meetings.
Participates in the Agency’s Quality Improvement Program.
Other duties as assigned by management.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar in order to prepare and read documents and correspondences.
Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of child development and appropriate child care practices.
Ability to gain knowledge of state child care training options and requirements.
The ability to demonstrate skills in adult instruction, conveying information effectively, active listening, organization, creativity, and time management.
Ability to communicate with people from various multi-cultural background and socio-economics levels.
Sensitivity to the needs, abilities, beliefs, and attitudes of individuals within and outside the agency, including but not limited to customers and co-workers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Four-year degree or higher with 6 credit hours in early childhood/growth and development plus 480 hours experience in a child care setting or a teaching certificate. or
A.S. or A.A degree in child development plus 480 hours experience in a child care setting. or
Associate degree with 6 college credit hours in early childhood/ child growth and development plus 960 hours experience in a child care setting.
Family Child Care Trainers may meet the qualifications listed above or may be qualified by having a high school diploma or GED, National CDA or state-approved equivalent, and three years of full-time experience in licensed family child care within the last five years.
Experience in leading the professional growth of another adult.
Must have proven initiative and be reliable.
Teaching experience in a college level course preferred
Experience working in a Pre-K – 8 grade level school preferred
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATIONS:
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.
All Training Instructors teaching DCF Trauma Informed classes must complete the Train-the-Trainer course prior to teaching the course.
Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age in this position as required by the Department of Children and Families Training Contract.
Adult classroom environment. Classrooms are located at various off-site locations.
Flexible hours. Schedule includes weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays.
Salary: $30/hr- $40/hr
Qualified candidates should submit their resumes via https://4cflorida.org/careers/submit-your-resume/ - be sure to mention CFEC.org job posting when applying.